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Friday, June 29, 2012

Garage Sale Jackpot!

Last night I was lamenting people's unrealistic Craiglist pricing for old dressers. Imagine my absolute JOY when we drove by a garage sale and saw this:

I practically jumped out of the car to go find out how much they were asking for it. She thought about it for a minute before telling me $30. THIRTY DOLLARS! Then she proceeded to tell me that it included the nightstand and mirror. Holy canasta. I told her it was exactly what I had been looking for for months and could she pretty please hold it for me while we went to the ATM. She told me she should've asked for $50 based on my reaction, but yes, she'd hold it!

We came back to load it in our handy dandy minivan, and I even gave her $40 because 30 was just unfair. And now I just have to choose my paint color and get to work!

And that was after we had found two perfect stools for our pub-height kitchen table for $15 (for the set!) at another garage sale. I'd been wanting to find extra seating for our kitchen table for when we have company, but I was having a hard time coming up with an affordable solution that would be easy to store (full-sized chairs were out of the question). Once these babies get a fresh coat of paint, they will be perfect.

Good things come to those who are so cheap that they hold out for months wait. Or so they say.


Wendi Andersen said...

Love LOVE garage sale finds!!! Good job :)

Laura said...

Oh my that will be gorgeous! I can't wait to see what color you choose and how it all turns out!

Megan Card said...

SWEET!!! I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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