Can this Yard Sale "Find" Be Saved?

My daughter and I were on our way to have lunch with a friend and her kids. As I was driving, I went by a garage sale and took a quick glimpse. I quickly turned around b/c it was a great one...I found some amazing things! I did buy this heavy iron "who knows what???" candle holder thing! It is so heavy but I liked the base of it and who can pass up .75 CENTS! The cone that holds the flowers...swings back and forth! Normally, I like black iron but this reminded me of some gothic iron castle thing. So I started to spray paint it cream and than ran to Michaels and bought some "fakes". After putting it together, it looked like a centerpiece for a wedding at the Love Chapel in Vegas with a "couple" on their fourth marriage in their 70's! It was dreadful with the flowers! So I took it apart...took some stuff from here and there....inside and outside! It turned out quite fun and shabby! I have a den that is quite frenchy with toile and it looks kinda fun!

44 comments:

Molly's Mom said...

That is great! I love what you did with it!

Becky said...

I love garage sales! I think your find looks great and very versatile for use during any holiday or occasion... even a wedding ;-)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a bargain.....It looks fantastic!! You did a great job with it!

Lisa

April said...

Wow! I am completely impressed with what you made of your fantastic find!! I wish I had your "creative vision". Love it!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I like it so much better with the pumpkins! Great job!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Who can pass up .75 cents!? Great find-very unique, and pretty-now!

lmerie said...

That is great! wonderful find and a lovely use . . . :)

Suz said...

You have a very good eye. I would have walked past that without a second glance. Thanks for sharing.....
I have been thinking all weekend about the dry erase board...and all the picture frames that I donated to GOOD WILL last week. I could have made countless ones....arrrgghhh.

Cottagecheap said...

LOVE it!

I have seen several good yard sales, lately and have been having to "keep moving"so I don't get into more stuff to pack! :-D

I would NOT have been able to pass that one up!

Keli said...

Great job! Love Fall decor! I printed your dry erase board idea! Can't wait to get started!

Rae said...

You are definitely a saviour of yard sale finds! Great job!!

Sandy said...

I think you saved it, girl! Looks great!
Happy Monday!

Rebeckah said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE it! I want to go buy some spray paint right this instant! Hope your Monday is delightful!

Darlene said...

WOW...I LOVE how it ended up!! Looks great now and who could pass up 75 cents???

My home - My life said...

Oh my word - I love it!!! Looks just wonderful.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You did it!! YOU DID IT! You saved it, and quite masterfully, I might add. WOW! You took me right to that Las Vegas chapel..hee hee

Oh, and I have 7 things I have bought at yard sales..."to save" in the last 2 weeks. My sons have said...no more until you actually finish one of your projects...lol

* TONYA * said...

what a great find. You definitely can't pass up something like that for 75c. Love what you did with it.

Lauren W said...

What a great make-over! Nice garage sale find :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I just love how this turned out! It looks great with the pumpkins :), great garage sale find!

Elise said...

Cute-great makeover!!

Carrie said...

What a deal it looks great.

Jan said...

Great job Sandy. I love the look so much better. You saved the 75 cent thingy ma jig.

edie+steve said...

Ohh, it's delightful and spooky! So creative.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You made your garage sale find look awesome!! Don't ya just love spray paint!!

Elena said...

Goodness, I haven't visited here for a while and I've missed such great stuff! Cute craft ideas. LOVE the treats for the teacher jar. I'm totally stealing that. Thank you for sharing everything.

Tricia Anne said...

What a great find and your decorative touches are too cute! It is perfect for fall!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Our Complete Family said...

This is so NEAT! Love it! Happy Monday~ Les

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Wow, I love what you did with it!

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness... that is sooo cute!
I love garage sale goodies!!!!

yeahexceptfornot said...

wow! total transformation! love it!

Genny said...

That is seriously cute! Love it, love it!

Thanks so much for joining me in "My One Month"...I look forward to reading your post!

the undomesticated wife said...

I *love love love* it!!! The fall items are perfect!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Fabulous! Love what you did with it - so great!

Angie said...

I cannot believe you got that piece for 75 cents!!! You did good! I love it and think it looks great painted white and the way you decorated it.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! I just puffy heart garage sales!! Looks fabulous...when you're done with it, I'll buy it from your garage sale, K?

~melody~

Runner Mom said...

That'a just too cute! I had no idea where you were going with that in the first picture! Pretty cool!
Blessings,
Susan

Kacey Randolph said...

Too stinkin cute! That turned out great! I just finished a project from my flea market finds. Isn't it so cool to turn something old in to something new? I love it. Great job!

Beth said...

Wow!!!! That is beautiful what you did! So, do you work for Michaels!? I love what you did.

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

Wow!!! That is a great makeover. Love the pumpkins on top. It is perfect for fall.

Katie said...

I love that, great deal!!

Mrs. B said...

That turned out very cute! LOL at the Vegas wedding chapel! The pumpkins look great!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love it! Great job! What a great find--.75 cents you can't pass that up!

nikkicrumpet said...

VERY CLEVER! I don't know where you ladies come up with these wonderful ideas.

daniella said...

Oh Sandy!!!!! I've been browing through your blog and I love every post! You're gifted, my friend! I only wish I had your talent to make decor and DIY project look this good. In the meantime, I stick to great style and fashion and learn how to decorate from women like you. I'm putting you on my "reading list" if you don't mind.

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, my family is quite a blessing....and a pain in the butt too! I love it, wouldn't have it any other way.