Garage Sale Day Find

April 27, 2009 at 8:02 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Garage sale day in our little town was Saturday!  This day has to be one of my favorite spring days.  Scouring someone else’s junk for that perfect treasure is  a great way to kick off the season.  I even got Tony in on the fun.  We didn’t find much to bring home with us, but a few treasures makes the day worth it.  We brought home a few vintage glass marbles and a couple large dice for the collection.  But here is our bargain beauty:

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This is an antique set of mailboxes from a post office in Champagne Illinois.  I came back twice to check it out, and at the end of the day he said it was too heavy for him to carry back home, so he gave me a sweet deal!  It took two men to load it into my truck and we took the drawers out to get it into the house, but since it is on wheels it is easily movable in the house.  I love it right here in the kitchen.  The drawers were the perfect addition to the “landing strip” area.  Tony was thrilled to have his own drawer for his pocket junk.  I love its mismatched drawers, and the vintage numbers and letters above the handles.  I know, I know.  Some of you probably think this guy is tacky (my mom didn’t like it!), but we think its great.  And, the drawers are big enough to function in the house! Here it is in the landing strip area:

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I’m not sure if the school desk should stay now or not.  But, for now, this is what the area looks like.  Suggestions?

Also- we did pick up one other thing at the garage sales, but that project will have to wait… 🙂

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A New Headboard

April 15, 2009 at 8:18 am (Home Changes and Additions, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I think this was Tony’s favorite project yet!  My mom had an old brass headboard for a king size bed.  She was going to throw it out, so I snatched it right up.  After a coat of primer and a couple coats of black paint…

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He was so excited last night after we got it hung that he said the bedroom looks like a hotel now.  I take that as a compliment!  I was afraid that the black would be too much next to the black art above, but I think it worked out well.  Always a work in progress…

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I think the pups approve too!

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