Monday, June 7, 2010

My No Blog, No Projects Saturday


I didn’t get any projects done Saturday, as the day was filled with things to do away from home from an early morning hair cut appt. to an outdoor Food Festival in the evening.  In between I got to spend some time with Mom, my daughter in law, read a couple of short stories and got caught up with an old friend I haven’t seen in months.

It turned out to actually be a good day, but I generally hate it when my weekend project plans get interrupted like that.   


Bad attitude there, right?

Life is short, I need to look up and actually participate sometimes. 

Projects will be there tomorrow. 

Family and friends may not be.

I’m trying to be more flexible about my project lists and to spend some time actually socializing and enjoying the summer. 

So my to do list did not get written, and I stayed away from the computer for the most part, not even writing my Keep it Short Saturday post.

And it was a great day after all.

Now don’t think for a minute I didn’t manage a few moments to stop at a garage sale and for a little bit of curb shopping.

After all, Life is short, right?

My Garage Sale goodies

After getting my hair cut I stopped at a garage sale. 

Look at all the hardware they had! 

This was my kind of sale.


A quarter for a couple sturdy corner braces?  Sold!


I almost didn’t get the carved wood drawer pulls as one was broken but changed my mind and grabbed them after all.


Never know when a wheel might be missing or broken.  For 50c these were a good buy.


Spent $5 on these bin pulls, a lot of money, but I really love the look and have you ever priced these?  This was a bargain!


Love the round plates with the pull rings.


Once painted, these brass pulls will look really great.


I’m a sucker for drawer pulls, and hate to buy new.  For $10 total I got all these to add to my stash. 


And they threw in the book too.   I can’t resist a good short story collection.


This bedspread was in the Free box.  Some of it had been cut off already.

Check out the peacock design.


A close up.


I love the heart design with flowers, and the purple and pink colors.


I see some throw pillows here.

My curb finds

On the way to my appointment I drove past this mess.  Somebody must have left this place in a hurry and not taken their furniture.  Perhaps they didn’t pay the rent?


I picked up the wooden end table.



 And then I spotted this desk.  Look familiar?

Pretty similar to the one I got at the thrift store  just a few weeks ago.  I could have saved that $1.50!


This box is metal and must have belonged to a musician most recently.  It had parts from a drum set inside.  (at least I think that’s what they are)


The foot pedal is pretty cool.

I’ve managed to get most of the stickers off so far and empty it out.  See the list of contents?

There is a metal plate on the outside of the box, hard to read because it was painted over, but something about property of Air Traffic Control.  So I guess this was an equipment storage box. 

So all in all, even though it was a no blogging  and no projects Saturday, I still had a great day!

How about you?

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere….


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  1. Even on your 'day off' you manage to get good stuff! What a deal on all that hardware.

  2. sounds like you had a great day! I love the drawer pulls with the screw in pieces! I've never seen anything like that before!
    You got some really good stuff, and hung with some really great people! great day!

  3. Wow, sounds like a grat weekend to me, hair did and curb shopping, how does it get any better? :)

  4. I could use those corner brackets, can't find the ones that I bought and now I need them.

    You're not the only one that frets when other "stuff" interupts my projects. I too sometimes get feel the same way.

  5. Missed your K.I.S.S. post but understand You gotta live!! ;)

  6. "Projects will be there tomorrow. Family and friends may not be." That is so true. Life is full of surprises and you never know what tomorrow is going to bring. Slow down and take it as it comes.

    You accomplish more in one week than I do in a month.

    Now about that trash pile. I think you picked the best pieces to rescue. Love the metal box.

  7. I am all about the bedspread!!

  8. Oh my gosh, you hit the jackpot! I love the drawer pulls. We always pick up any we see at yard sales too. I love the bedspread. You have some great pillows hiding in there. lol

  9. WOW you did really find some cool stuff. Love the bedspread and the pulls. Bet your hair look good too! LOL
    Blessings, Vicky

  10. wow great stuff. I believe I would have been to afraid to pick up the stuff off the lawn! I would be afraid they decided they wanted it and call me a thief!! LOL

  11. My drummer husband says you have parts of the famous Ludwig "Speed King" bass drum pedal. Was that included on the Contents list? At a car show, recently, he saw a custom car using a similar pedal in place of the stock accelerator pedal. Would that be upcycling??


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