i mentioned yesterday that the kids and i did a little garage saling this weekend. well, we got some great deals. despite the fact that i missed out on the easel, i was able to snatch up a few great items both for the house and for the wedding ~ and i used some of the deals to make some fun crafts for the house. (if you follow me on instagram (@meglets), you may have already seen a ton of these pics.)
i got this cool wire basket at a fundraiser garage sale. the woman talked our ears off about how she built a chicken coop in kenya, which is pretty amazing if you ask me. all the money from her sale was going back to kenya with her, so i was happy to spend money there. but i literally filled this basket up with goodies and she only charged me $5. these blankets are all also thrifted. i have a small collection of vintage blankets ~ ok, not small, these three are about 1/5 of what i own. (in my defense, i live in minnesota, it gets cold here. plus we will be using them for the wedding.)
this old mailbox is one of the things i put in the basket above. so i don't know exactly what it cost, but it was less than $5. instead of a guest book at the wedding, i bought a ton of vintage post cards for our guests to fill out. this is where they will put them! i plan on painting it. i am still taking color suggestions.
this old school chair was $4. it sits at my hot pink desk (also thrifted) where our laptop makes it's home. the pillow and blanket (i know) are also thrifted.
i was so excited about this find. a woman was selling six of these luggage racks. i have a small collection of suitcases (i am starting to sound like a hoarder now), and i plan on using them for tables at the wedding. i scored four of these luggage racks for $3 each. this one will be used, as is, in our living room. i should note that at the same sale, the woman was selling two globes. and anyone who knows me, or reads this blog regularly, knows that i love globes. i guess you can't call me too much of a hoarder because i refrained from buying them. and they were cool. it was tough to pass them up!
i have collected these cross stitch rings for a while now, knowing i wanted to do some sort of project with them. on friday night, i filled the many nail holes in this wall and repainted it all so that i could start over with new holes. i bought the fabric remnants on sale at joanne fabrics and made these on sunday. the total cost was under $20.
here's a closer look. the lace one i thrifted for $.25, the rest i made myself.
i thrifted an old lace tablecloth and found this weatherproof fabric on clearance at joanne fabrics. chris and i are in the process of revamping the backyard, so i decided to make a little nook for the kids. while it only consisted of drilling a few holes and a lot of staple gun staples, i was pretty proud of myself for making this.
it makes for a nice reading area.
i finally used the gift card to bachmann's that the kids got me for mother's day. i bought a ton of flowers and some delicious smelling lavender and rosemary and potted and planted all day on saturday. all of my pots are thrifted. the stone and sand in the picture is now our new patio. i will take pictures for another post when the whole yard is done.
and last, but not least, we got new neighbors and found out that they both work for Miller/Coors, and one of them is a Crispin rep. i know this has nothing to do with crafting or thrifting, but he did give us six liters of boxed cider...i thought it was worth mentioning!