Today’s yard sale outing scored me some extra fun home decor Trash to Treasure finds. Our daughters’ bedroom is a slowly evolving Pottery Barn Inspired room. In fact, I have all the pictures loaded for a post addressing this, and it makes it even more of a God thing when I set my eyes on this next “one in a million” treasure.
As soon as I saw this rug, my memories went to the years of scouring the Pottery Barn Kids catalogs and drooling over their high quality rugs. And that’s where dreaming stops, since the price point on these rugs would never interest me, even at 50% off. But when I saw that this yard sale find would be more than 90% off, I pondered the purchase for about ten minutes.
I didn’t jump on it because even at $30 it’s still an investment for me. (Yes, I tried to get her to come down on the price, but she wouldn’t budge, and I do respect that.) I knew that I would regret passing on it. A quality rug, in like new shape, doesn’t come around very often at yard sales, and now that I am home, and have it in their room, I’m thrilled I didn’t pass it up. My daughters just love it, and it warms the room up so much.
My second find was this green metal chair for $5. It has such fun lines, and the wonderful thing is that for now, I don’t even have to repaint it, but when I do want to change it up, this metal will be so easy to spray paint and then recover the seat.
This wooden stool is a bit beat up, but again, the lines are great, and the seat easily screws off in about 30 seconds making this a DIY project that will take less than an hour. I’m still trying to figure out where I want to put it, but I know it will be adorable any where.
My last splurge was on these letters. All these treasures were found in a very nice upscale neighborhood, and this woman invests in quality pieces. She wanted $4/letter, and honestly, I was hoping for $5 for all four of them.
When I found out these letters were ordered from Ballard Designs, I understood the high yard sale price, but still…it is a yard sale, so I offered $2/piece. She went on to explain just how expensive these were and agreed to $10 for the four. This is way past my flinch price, and last year I would have walked away, but I decided this would be another treasure in which I would regret not snatching up after the fact. I have never seen multiple letters like this at a yard sale (sometimes I’ll find one here or there), and the fact that it spelled our our family motto (minus one letter since these are the first initials of 4/5 children), it slowly became a no brainer.
So, those are my treasures for this Saturday. It was definitely a Home Decor week, and I am trying to filter out some of my old household decor and upgrade it, so I am happy with these fun finds.
What treasures did you find this week? I can’t wait to hear and do the happy thrifting dance with you. 🙂
(linked up to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures)