Posts Tagged ‘yard sale’


make me pretty – yard sale vanity

September 4, 2015

It’s hard for me to pass up a yard sale, even when I am traveling! I got this little cutie when I was in Blacksburg a couple weeks ago. I didn’t mean to go shopping for furniture but this yard sale was literally in the yard of my hotel! I couldn’t resist.

     I think this piece was meant to be a vanity but it would also work as a small desk. Now at RVA Antiques!


make me pretty – cat stool

January 3, 2013

I went to a yard sale on the hottest day of the summer last year and not only did I score a $7 shop-vac but I also got this crazy cat stool. I know someone would love this fabric but I’m not sure who. But I loved the shape of the legs and thought it would be a fun reupholstery project.



I had just enough fabric form this chair redo so I removed the cats, painted the feet and sewed some trim. Here is how she turned out:








a makeover in my head

April 18, 2011

I haven’t actually started working on this yet, and it is a bit of a departure from my usual furniture re-dos, but I am super excited about this and I wanted to share.

I found this kind of crazy chandelier at a yard sale today and I think it will be perfect to make a version of my dream chandelier. I need to get it re-wired (anyone know a good place in RVA?) and then I am going to get rid of the strange ropes and string wood beads there instead.

Here is my yard sale find (of course Frankie had to give it a sniff down!)

And my inspiration chandelier:

What do you think?