Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Best Yardsale Finds at The Nester’s

This is what the bench looked like when I bought it, see below what I did with it!

Good Morning or afternoon!

The Nester is having a linky party about the best yardsale finds ever so I thought I’d show a few of mine that have come my way over the years, alot is still in the basement waiting to be sold or painted. I’ve been visiting yard sales since the 80’s so I’ve bought alot and sold alot at our annual yardsale at my sister’s house every August and this year will be no different…can’t wait!

I found this desk at my sister’s yardsale about four years ago, a brown wood with a railing all along the top of it for $20.00, my husband removed it for me and I painted it a barn red and it was fine until I went from prim to a cottage look a year ago. I think it looks just dreamy painted white don’t you?

I moved the chair aside for a better look at the desk! The top flips up and I keep my address book in there plus tissue paper and cards!
Beautiful Ball jars that I traded for…a whole box full of them!
They go so well with everything and every style of decorating I think!
I found this bench at a yardsale right up the road, the lady wanted $20.00 for it but she was cleaning up for the day and I got it for $15.00! Pays to get there late sometimes! I painted it white and recovered the orange seat with a drop cloth and then painted the black stripes on it, sigh, I so love it! The black ticking pillow, brand  new, at another yardsale for a $1.00!

When I first painted it I had did it with this pretty fabric but soon wanted the feedsack look and I’m much more happier with it now!

I think I paid $5.00 for this aqua suitcase, what a find it was, sooooo vintage and old…
especially with the initials on it in brass! I wonder where this suitcase has been?

Here is another find that I still have, I just can’t bring myself to sell her, a $1.00 is all I paid for her! I painted the frame black when I was prim and I’m not sure if I painted it white it would look good or not, what do you think?
I’m hooking up with these wonderful  parties today! Thanks so much for hosting ladies!
Wow Us Wednesday’s
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Transformations and Treasures
Open House Party Thursdays


Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Those are some great finds!! What is it about those Ball jars? They just make my heart go pitter patter. And I just love the suitcase, desk, and bench. All adorable!! :)

Rachel Asher said...

You had some great finds! Thanks for visiting at Loving Life. I'm your newest follower:)

Annie Louise said...

Great Finds! Love the white transformations.

Comeca Jones said...

Feelin the suitcase and the bench great finds!!The color of the suitcase is too nice.

Pam said...

Wow! Great finds! I wish I had that kind of luck at yard sales! :-)

Gina said...

You have found some awesome items at yard sales! Makes me want to ditch work on Friday & go to some sales.

NanaDiana said...

Great remake on that bench and some great finds! I like the frame black-I think if it were another color it would lose some of its POP! xo Diana

Karen said...

Your desk is gorgeous and so are those ball jars. I love vintage suitcases, yours is a great color!

Ches said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my yardsale finds. I love this bench you found, it is beautiful.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I will go yard saling with you any time. Love that bench. Everything is looking so pretty Rondell.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great finds. I want that suitcase! And I wouldn't paint the frame. It is perfect with the black.

Cheryl said...

I love how the bench came out with the feedsack seat. You got some great finds and really show them off beautifully. Love your blog!

Pattie said...

Found you over at Sherry's blog glad I did what great finds and you turned them all into FABULOUS.... I'm your newest follower have a good evening


Laurel said...

So many fun finds...isn't it fun to peek back and remember??? Visiting form WUW...thanks, Laurel

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Your bench is beautiful! I also love that little green suitcase. I bet it has been to some amazing places!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rondell,
I just love your bench and the pillow that you have on it!! I love Ball jars too...have several in my kitchen. Love your desk area...very pretty and dreamy!! I hope to get more of my things painted white soon.

Natasha said...

Love the bench and the look of the cushion, perfect! It is so fun to find the perfect things especially when you can remake them to your own!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That suitcase! I've never seen one that color before and now it will haunt me all the rest of my days!

I really like what you did with the bench, and the desk. It wouldn't hurt to try some white paint on that frame. If you don't like it you can always paint it back to black.

Ana said...

Beautifuly finds Rondell...And great job giving them a fresh look. Love your bench and its new seat cover and the desk looks perfect with all its cottagey accesories. Awesome finds.

Hugs and Kisses,

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm a fan of blue Ball jars myself...I just recently bought some from an eBay store. I also think you did a great job on that desk...just charming.

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

You have a good eye, Rondell. And you take great pictures. I like that! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Diann said...

What fun finds! And your redos on the bench and desk are wonderful!

Jeannies Bottle said...

I like all your finds and the bench turned out just beautifully!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

THe bench turned-out lovely. I must confess that the feed sack look is growing on me!!!

You are lucky because you found some great stuff!

Emily said...

Wow, you found some great things! Love the new look of your bench...darling!
nestnestingnested.blogspot said...

I love your bench makeover! I wish I could find stuff like that for $15.00.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love it all!! The ball jars, the bench, the desk...swooning! :)

Brandi said...

great finds! I love your bench makeover and your Ball jars too.