I was so excited by my newel post find yesterday that I totally forgot to show you the rest of my finds for the week.
Now be advised, I am trying hard to cut back on acquisitions due to lack of time to work on stuff, and also lack of space to store it.
These days you will see me picking up smaller items and less of them. But I’m still a curbshopaholic, so sometimes I have a slip.
Kind of like this wicker chair. As you can see it is definitely not a small item! Oops! Broke my new rule in under 5 seconds.
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
Let me ask you this, who doesn’t love wicker furniture? Something about it….
This was found on the same street as the newel post from yesterday, just a few houses further down.
It’s in good shape, but I figure it must have gotten wet at some point. Still seems sturdy to sit on, but time will tell.
The great thing about old wicker once you can’t sit on it anymore…
It becomes a perfect garden accent, just add a plant on the seat and you’re good to go.
And if I change my mind and put it out to the curb it will be gone in less than an hour.
Believe me, I’ve tested that theory with worse looking wicker pieces. Gone every time.
This next item was found last week along with a louvered bifold door. No photo of the bifold, it’s already been cut in half and painted black. I’ve been enclosing the shelves in my outdoor kitchen with shutters and louvered doors. The open look was just not working for me. The found bifold was a very exciting find, as I had just exhausted my supply and was short one set.
I’ll show you that soon.
Anyway, this birdhouse planter was a bonus find at that stop. Isn’t it cute? Now to find a plant to put in it.
And even though I really didn’t need a thing, I could not keep myself from following an Estate Sale sign the other day. I swear the car turned all by itself!
I spent $4 there.
This very dirty frog was free. I think they thought I was a little nutty when I asked about it.
But I think he will look great in the rainbow garden with the rest of my critters. Don’t you?
See? He looks like he can’t wait to get to his new home.
In case you haven’t already guessed, his “lily pad” is my newest step stool. I paid $2 for it.
This one doesn’t remind me of Grandpa’s house, but I liked the shape of the seat and the petite size. A girl can never have too many step stools, right?
I spied the round glass top metal stands in the living room.
They were marked $1 each.
I bought them both. They are already cleaned up and in use out in the gazebo next to the chairs. I was needing something in there to set drinks on, and these fit the bill perfectly!
No picture of them in place yet, but they are next to these 2 chairs now.
Lastly, I bought this mail box at a garage sale for 50c. I’ve got just the perfect re-purpose planned for it in the outdoor kitchen.
That’s all I’ve got this time. See, I AM getting better!
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere….