I really wasn't planning on spending half of my birthday (Saturday) riding around looking for estate and garage sales. But I got this call...about a garage sale.....and after finding this little settee buried deep in the garage I was a gonner. I mean who wouldn't be? It is from one of the grand old hotels of Detroit. I've been wanting to find a settee for my dining room for at least seven years - and here it was. I don't even think I will reupholster it. I think I will clean it make a slip cover for it and then make a cushy six inch thick cushion for it. Oooooweee baby!
And then we were driving down the street looking for a sale and look what we found.....this little chest with a big FREE sign on it. It looked like there was another car checking it out, but it was a Porche and there was no way they could pick it up. Besides that - we hopped right out of the car snatched it up and it was in the back of the Durango before I could say Happy Birthday to Me! It's going to be pretty dang cute all painted up!
See that large slice of tree? It was free too! The guy that sold me the settee gave it to me. I'm still thinking about what I am going to do with it.....so many opportunities....
I don't usually buy froo-froo things but this candelabra was only $5. I though it might look cool on top of my china cabinet so I bought it. Now I regret it a little, because it is too tall and it's almost as big as my whole dining room. The other little candle is more my style and it was $1.
We hit the last five minutes of a moving sale and I got this little chair for a song. I think it is another candidate for paint and probably fabric.
I'm just a little bit in love with this mirror. The frame is metal, a little rusty, and the whole thing weighs like 50 pounds. And what about this little child's chalkboard? So cute. Not a clue how I will use it but that doesn't matter to me because it's so dang cute.
Grand total $62. I like that. That settee is going to be grand! Now I need to go fabric shopping...
I hope that you had a good week for treasures. And if you did...
Make something wonderful today!
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