These first two things are not yard sale treasures, but a project I tried this week. I hate the boring color of these plastic chairs and Krylon makes a spray paint for plastic. I decided to try it in red, of course.
I really like it! It adheres perfectly - no scratching paint off!
And so much cuter than tan! I am painting more chairs today!
Here is some mint my friend Brigette gave me from her yard. I need to plant it this week. Here in Lancaster County many people call this tea, because they make "meadow tea" from mint. This of course is not a tea plant. Oh, and did you know that you can tell plants in the mint family because they have square stems? I kid you not - check it out for yourself!
Okay, now on to the yard sale treasures!
This is a queen size dust ruffle that I bought for $3. I thought it might work as a tablecloth for my massive table, but no, it was too small. Then I realized that it would be perfect for my chair, which must be covered to hide its worn and hideous state! It is PERFECT! I really love it and those yellow stripes are just right for the tone in my living room this spring/summer!
See, perfect! Sheets ,tablecloths, bedspreads and quilts are perfect for covering furniture that is, shall we say, well worn?
See how cute it can look?
Oh and he's pretty cute too! I just love this face and the boy who wears the it! I get to see this happy little man everyday!
Here is another treasure, since that is what this post is supposed to be about! A solid wood, plate rack shelf! LOVE it! I am going to paint it of course. It was $2.
See all the nice details? I am not sure where I am going to hang this yet, but it will come to me!
More treasure - an old copy of G.A. Henty's "By Pike and Dyke." For $2, a ceramic old lamp for $1.25, and a picnic basket for $3.
Sarah and I just knew we had to have the little oil lamp - these things make us happy!
This is real treasure! I am not sure what I am going to do with it for sure yet. It would be perfect to hold my hair dryer and curling iron and hair goo, in my bedroom. But I can also see it with some potted plants in it.
I must run now! Have a glorious day!