I was so excited last week when I received an email telling me there would be an Estate Sale near my house over the weekend (you may remember I put myself on the mailing list at the last Estate Sale). Knowing that last time I went on Friday when there were still plenty of good items, I knew getting to this one early was key.
So during my lunch break last Friday, two of my co-workers joined me for the Estate Sale. There were still lots of things being offered. A few items caught my eye including an antique looking mirror and an antique tea cart. Unfortunately, both were priced a little more than I wanted to spend. Plus, after speaking with those hosting the sale, I found out that everything would be 25 percent off on Saturday. So, I thought I'd take my chances and see if they were still there when I came back. I went with the, "If it's meant to be" mentality. But, I did go ahead and purchase this:
It's only about 15 inches long and five inches wide, but I was drawn to the uniqueness of it. I thought it was $8, but when I got ready to pay, the woman informed me that what I thought was a dollar sign was really a one! So, it was $18, but apparently, I looked pitiful when they told me this news because they were generous and gave it to me for $8.
When I went to see if the tea cart and antique mirror were still there, I was not really surprised to find that they were not. Oh, well. I guess it was not meant to be. But, I went back again on Sunday and everything was 50 percent off! Sure, there wasn't much left, but I managed to score some great finds for just a little over $11.
I know they don't look like much now, but my plan is to spray paint everything bought at the Estate Sale and use it on a wall in my bedroom. I'm hoping the end product looks a little something like this:
|My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia|
|Danielle Oakey Interiors|
|Dwellings By DeVore|
I was proud of myself for seeing the potential in these items. A few months ago, I probably would have passed them by as junk. I probably shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch considering my plan could fail, but I have my spray paint and am hoping to get to work on this, this weekend.