Having SO MUCH STUFF to buy to turn Yellowdog into our vision is going to mean being extremely creative. My thoughts are to buy whatever we can find for a reasonable price and paint it all into a beachy-chic color scheme. Between thrift stores, craigslist and garage sales, it shouldn't be hard but will be time consuming, so I figured we should start asap.
The morning of February 19th I read the garage sale section in the paper and saw that there was a yard sale in a very expensive part of town. Chris humored me by agreeing to drive up there. It was either very picked over or didn't have much good in the first place, but I did spot a small end table for $3. Since that is the same as free in my book, I figured it was worth taking home.
On the way home we spotted another sale, and this is where we hit a jackpot. A lady had a garage that had been used for storage for some VERY old items. Like, a million years old-old. First I spotted a small desk that I could tell will be super cute w/ some paint and new hardware. Mine. Next we spotted this ancient hutch-type thing but it had some broken glass and a piece of rotten wood....but it was really interesting all the same and we could see it's potential. Mine too, please. There was also a beautiful antique cedar chest we were eyeing....for what, who knows, but it looked like a good deal. Fortunately for me (since no doubt I will be doing 99% of the facelifting on all of this stuff) Chris came across a working electric sander for...get this....a buck. We walked away with all of this (the 4 wooden pieces described, not the entire garage)
We rule!! Or, I guess the people who sold these things to us for practically nothing, do. Thank you, crazy-letting-your-furniture-go-for-free people, you make my bank account happy.