Thursday, June 20, 2013

400 Mile - Repurposed Treasures

Part of the fun when buying yard sale items is deciding what to do with them once you get your junk treasures home.

I wanted to do something with the 3 old canes I bought, other than prop them up in a corner of the room.  Remember when we repainted the bathroom a couple of week ago?  Well, I decided that the canes would be perfect hanging in there....

Then I took one of the picture frames I bought and painted and distressed it.  I put the Norman Rockwell picture back in the frame and that went into the bathroom as well...

The ugly napkin holder with the pears on it also got painted and distressed.  It now sits on the kitchen table and holds napkins and the remote controls.....

The Coke crate just got washed and now sits in the front room with books and magazines in it....

But the piece I love the most is the table I bought.  First I washed it up...

I removed the drawer which kept sticking and I sanded the entire table and the drawer until it didn't stick any longer....

Finally I applied a single coat of stain....

And placed it in the front room at the lake house.  I am in love with this table....

So that's what I ended up doing with my 400 mile yard sale treasures.  I can't wait until next year!


  1. I love the little table!! I just know your garage sales are tens time better than ours... we never get the "old" finds. Such fun!

  2. There were a lot of OLD things at this one - way better than the stuff we usually find in Chicago.

  3. Great finds and great re-dos! Love the Coke crate!

  4. Wow - you are so creative! Love what you did with the little table.

  5. Love the table!!! And the coke crate. And the canes. And the pic and remote holder. You need more shells on the shelves!!! Time for another trip South!!!

  6. your new title - cache and treasurer finder extraordinaire!

  7. My favorite is the coke crate. I've always wanted one!!

  8. Oh, you've done well with your finds. Love the repurposing and redoing. Love the olden coke crate. My Daddy used to have one and I wish I knew what had happened to it! Thanks for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. It's fun to see what you bought! I love that little table, it's just the right size for your lake house! Have a good week my friend!

  10. Cool idea with the canes! And that table does look lovely! :o)

    I miss yard sales! They don't do them in Spain... Probably 'cause most people live in apartments! :p


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