Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Finds

After seeing the weather forecast for this past weekend, I thought my plans for a fun morning of flea market and yard sale shopping were turned to mush.  But to my suprise, I got up Saturday morning and found that it was a beautiful morning.  Daniel had class, so Elizabeth and I headed out towards the Fair Grounds to hit the flea market first. 

I've been in search of two end tables for our bedroom, but haven't had any luck.  Well, Saturday was my lucky day!  Our budget was $100 for a pair, but of course I was secretly hoping to find them for under $50 (even less would be great).  I found one that I liked with a price of $35, but knew there was a few more vendors that I wanted to check out.  The next one that I found was really similar, just a bit larger in size, with a price of $45 on it.  The man told me he could do better and I said that I might be back.  I knew there was another booth that I wanted to stop by before I made a decision, but had no luck.  So, I went back to the first table that I found.  Knowing that the rain would be here later in the day, I figured they would probably come down on the price a bit.  I asked what her best price would be for it and she said $25.... SCORE!!! 

I then made my way to the other booth (meanwhile saying a prayer that the other end table would still be there).  When I got there, I didn't see the man that had told me that he could do better on the price, but saw his wife.  I asked her what the best they could do was and she said $35. 

Still more than I wanted to pay for both, but still came in under budget at $60 for both!

I LOVE the lines in these pieces.  Look at the old hardware! 
Isn't it gorgeous?
My plan is to paint the tables Ivory and the hardware ORB. 
Can't wait!  More pics to come after our bedroom is complete!

On the way home, I could see that the storms were coming in, but there was a church yard sale that I wanted to check out.  In hopes that the rain would hold out, Elizabeth and I made our way there.  As we walked up, the first thing that caught my eye was this tray.  At 75 cents, I grabbed it! 
Won't it be gorgeous on one of the Ivory end tables? 
I assured my husband that it would go on MY side of the bed!

Another thing that I've been searching for is a Cheese Dome to make one of those Cloches that are all over the blogs lately.  Well, I finally found one.... for $2!!!

And again, once I get this project done, I will post pics!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my finds!

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  1. Found you on SITS. LOVE the cheese dome. And you got a great deal on the end tables. I NEVER have that kind of luck. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  2. Great finds! I'm in LOVE with that first end table. Can't wait to see the makeover!

  3. Hi, Erin! You did great on those tables, I think. They will look fab painted white. Thanks for joining the party & YES, get yourself a pair of those zebra flats. I always love Target shoes for a quick spring bit of fun.

  4. Love yard sale finds. Great job! Half of our house is yard sale/estate sale finds. Especially love the tin tray. So pretty and useful for corralling items.

  5. I love finding deals too! :-) Nice work!! Can't wait to see the makeovers!! :-)

  6. Looks like you and I might be separated at birth!:) Just found your blog and cant wait to read more. Im also linked up over at Bonnie's thrifty party:)

  7. You did get some deals! WOW! Thanks for sharing. Happy NTT. Be blessed. Cindy

  8. Great finds Erin! Look forward to seeing them madeover! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, come back soon! I've signed up to follow you:-)

  9. Don't even ask me how I found you, but you had ORB and a cheese plate and I decided, I had to put your blog in my "Thrifty Transformations" folder! I was already frugal, but now I'm combining frugal and DIY! Nice to "meet" you!

  10. The Adoring HusbandApril 27, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Please, please, oh please don't paint my end table IVORY or EGGSHELL or CREAM or MILK or any other item that is WHITE. I know that you are assuring me that it will look good, but I don't want it WHITE. I like the way it looks. I like to look at it. I want it to be black. That black that it is. You don't need to do anything to it. It's fine the way it is. Please, or the love of crafts....keep it the way it is.

  11. Congrats on finding your nightstands! Thanks for sharing all your treasures at NTT!


  12. Those tables are amazing and so is the tray!
    Great job,

  13. Beautiful finds. The tables are beautiful!

  14. Really great finds. There is nothing more fun than flea market shopping when you have specific items in mind and you score!

  15. Sounds like the creative juices are flowing! Can't wait to see the completed creations. :)

  16. Hey, Great finds... It looks like you had a great weekend! :) I can't wait to see it all done. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


    P.S. I am your newest follower!! :)


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