Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday—Garage Sale Edition

Saturday our subdivision had a garage sale. We both bought and sold, so I decided to use that for today’s post. I mainly wanted to sell the couch and a refrigerator; we didn’t have time to go through everything and put out everything we could have, but we did put out a few things.

IMG_2744 Although you can see a little bit of sun in this picture, most of the day was cool and drizzly, so we kept everything in the garage. A neighbor bought the fridge for his garage, but other than that, not much sold.

IMG_2746 These guys did more business than we did.

IMG_2735And my beloved couch? Along with everything else, Craig took it to Goodwill. {sniff, sniff}

Naturally, I drove around the neighborhood. I bought a vacuum to keep upstairs for $5. Next door, I found this birdcage for $1.IMG_2763 I think I may spray it white.

I also got this sterling silver necklace for $.50.IMG_2764

And now, I have a sneak peek for you. Remember the consultation with Layla that I won? This is the coffee table that she suggested:coffee table2It’s from Pottery Barn and the green is on clearance for $299.99. Not too bad, but still more than I could spend. Here’s what I found at the above-mentioned garage sale for $30:IMG_2761 I’ve been looking for one ever since I got Layla’s pictures! And I actually have to give props to Craig, as he is the one that spotted it and sent me back to that garage sale. Even though I had been right next door (where I got the vacuum), this sale didn’t catch my eye and I didn’t even bother to go over there. I haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to do a green finish yet. Any suggestions?

How did you fare this week?

1. Please link directly to your Thrift Store Thursday post, not your home page.

2. Please mention and link back to my Thrift Store Thursday post.

3. Please put my button in your post, and I'd really love it if you'd use the code to do so :)

Mr. Linky is having issues today, I guess. He was here, and he's in the html, but he's hiding. If you'd like to join and he's not showing up, put your link in the comments. Thanks!


Barb said...

Hi Holly.
I've posted my Thrifty buys.
Did not see a mr linky. Am i missing something.

great buys on that bird cage, and that table!!

Barbara jean

Lisa Shatzer said...

The coffee table is an AMAZING find!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Steal!!! You really did great. :) Love that coffee table!

kimmcl said...

Before I forget I want to tell you how much I love your banner at the top that says "Homebody" - it just welcomes me into your blog and it makes me feel so fuzzy and cozy! Love it. Anywho, you totally scored on so many different levels with the necklace, birdcage, and of course that table! You must be thrilled! Kim

Heather said...

I had my first Thrift Store visit this week - totally inspired by your Thrift Store Thursdays and all the finds on The Lettered Cottage! It's on my blog -

Love the table - how cool is that!! You did great!!

Miss Anne said...

i love love love it all!

that birdcage is fantabulous!


Jensen's est. 2005 said...

man, i wish i lived close to you i would have bought your glider, and couch! but how cool is it that you found the look a like potterybarn coffee table!! i am so excited for you. i think ikea has a green stain, but it might not be the look you are going for, i've never used it but i think i've seen it there. i can't wait to see the transformation of your room. i would also love to hear the suggestion layla gave you for your room, she is so amazing!

i did link up with your thrift store thursday. thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Wow! What great finds...especially that table! Sorry your day was drizzly. Anxious to see the table transformation. I know it's late in the's my link...

Anna said...

I would have bought your couch! I have no furniture in my front living room.
That table will look great in green.

Joanne said...

My post is up and the link has been added!

Steph @ said...

I !ADORE! the lemonade table fabric!!! So cute.

Christina said...


Oh my! Love the table your husband found. That is quite a wonderful find. The bird cage is great too. Looks huge.

I posted my link--Mr. Linky cooperated.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You can't get much better than that. That coffee table was a wonderful deal!! and so close to the pottery barn table. I will post some of my finds next week and join you. Jackie

Cottage Lifestyle said...

The table is perfect. Can't wait to see it painted.


Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Other than the color, the coffee table is just like the one you were going to get. Aren't you lucky to have found it. I might put a semi-transparent green stain on it.

Kristine said...

I CANNOT believe the table you found..amazing! great job!!!

And the lemonade kids are a crack up! Love the sign!

Jenny said...

Great find on the table!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Don't you just LOVE it when you find what you've been searching for? Great buy!

Laura said...

LOVE the table! Great find!! Sand the table, prime it then pain your favorite shade of green from the local home store. Should be pretty easy - way to go on the total score!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Holly,
You did great! That bird cage will be fantastic white, and the coffee table was an amazing find!
I'm sure Layla will be proud.
Have a great Memorial Day!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That table is a GREAT find! Can't wait to see what you do with it!