Yes, I am addicted to garage sales. I check the classifieds online and make a map of the sales I want to hit EVERY week. It may be the THRILL of finding unique items or getting a GREAT deal on something I just have to have!!
I have been COLLECTING things for many years now and I want to share this "addiction".
"It's not the things you buy that you regret. It's the things you don't buy."
Here is a BEFORE picture of our GUEST bathroom. All yellow (even the toilet) with duck wallpaper.
It now has a GORGEOUS blue paint color (oops paint from Home Depot $5)
and new shower curtain (from Salvation Army for $5)
More wallpaper in this bathroom. Tan toilet, sink and shower.
We have painted the walls PINK. We have 2 girls and this is THEIR bathroom. We are definitely going to add DOUBLE sinks!
mint green shower, toilet and sink. and carpet on the floor.
FINALLY we have a half bath off the kitchen. I don't have any BEFORE pictures of this bathroom. But I can say that the sink and toilet were DARK BROWN.
We have replaced all 4 toilets. One toilet I found at a garage sale for $20! It was NEVER used. I really don't think I would have bought it if it was. eww! I KNOW I would have NEVER bought it if it was used.
What a weird feeling to be thankful to have WHITE toilets!
I will be adding more pictures as we update and decorate our home with Garage Sale and Estate Sale finds!
I am very excited about our progress. I love our home now that it is coming out of 1979.
(All of these BEFORE pictures were taken BEFORE we moved in.)
This is our Dining Room BEFORE we moved here in 2004. I will be posting AFTER pictures. Or should I call them DURING. Because we are not at all finished decorating and updating our home that was built in 1979. I have added a tab at the top of this site called OUR HOME where I will be telling this story of personalizing our home with garage sale and estate sale finds!!
The dining room is in the background. It was setup as an office. We installed a new sliding door, removed the ceiling fan and ripped off the carpet from the stairs. The chair is facing the living room.
This week I am going to share the photos of our home BEFORE we moved in. These were taken in 2004. Each day this week I am going to add another room. THEN I will also share how we have transformed our ENTIRE home with garage sale and estate sale finds! I cannot wait to share all the treasures I have found. We still have a long way to go in updating our home. It was built in 1979 and we want to change EVERYTHING. This summer I just KNOW I will find even more furnishings/necessary accessories to continue our HOME PROJECT!
It is a really long kitchen. 30 feet long.
Here are some of the treasures we have added to our kitchen so far. Click on each picture for the story on the item.
Today I was making my grocery shopping list and organizing my stacks of coupons. I decided to have the girls help me pick out some new recipes. I handed each one of them a cookbook and asked them to find something they would like to eat. Of course they found all the pictures of desserts. smart girls. But this was a fun way to talk about new foods. We read over ingredients and talked about different fruits and vegetables.
I finally found our perfect dining room table! After weeks of searching on Craigslist it showed up one day and I called on it. I knew I wanted a dark color, rectangle table with round legs. I had traveled out to see 2 other tables, before finding this one, that were nice but were not
This is perfect. I LOVE the curved edges! It is 70" x 39". I had to take the legs off to fit it in my car. It was only about 30 minutes away from our house. And I paid $125! Now I need to find 2 benches and 2 chairs to go with it. I just know I will find them this summer SOMEWHERE on my garage sale/estate sale adventures!! (or maybe on Craigslist). 1 new table this year + 6 NEW TABLES from last year = do I need anymore? (maybe)
I purchased this table last summer. ADORABLE. for $30! The chair fabric was cute. My ADORABLE 3 year old used a marker on that cute fabric. I knew it could be easily changed. This week I went to JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon and purchased 1/2 yard. For $2 I recovered BOTH chairs. LOVE THIS FABRIC. I think I am going to use the scraps of fabric in the girls scrapbooks. LOVE THIS FABRIC! (it was $7.99/yard)