Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Secondhand Scores #16

When I was a kid my parents went to garage sales all the time.  I admit I was totally embarrassed by it.  I never really bothered going regularly until after I had my son.  I realized I could get clothes and toys and things for him for pennies on the dollar and that is when my love for secondhand was born.

Garage sales are my favorite but I also go to flea markets, thrift stores and auctions.  I am always on the hunt for furniture to paint, stuff for myself, my house, my kids and unique items that I could put to future use.  I love the thrill of finding something that was once very expensive for as little money as possible.

In this series, I will share my scores to show you how much you could get for your hard earned money.  Some days I hit jackpots, some days I get nothing, but I always have fun.


Driving home on Wednesday afternoon one of my neighbors put out these two chairs with a nice big FREE sign on them.
I slammed on my breaks and turned around to go get them. My neighbors were outside and I asked them if they were sure they wanted to give them away--I told them I think they are teak. They were sure and now they are mine. And I am so keeping these babies!

There were a few garage sales on Saturday.
  • Hollister duffle bag for $1
  • All the yarn for $.50
  • Two red and white curtain panels for $1
  • Two beach towels for $.50 each
  • Two mason jars for $.50 each

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  1. Those. Chairs. Are. Awesome!!!! Lucky Duck!!


  2. Wow! These are some amazing scores! Those chairs?! Wow... you can refinish those very nicely!

    Good work!!!

  3. You lucky gal. Those chairs are worth a fortune if they are teak. Sand them down and re-varnish them for a lifetime of use. I have 4 teak chairs that are at least 50 years old and they are in great condition. What a score!!

    We'd like to invite you to Turn Old Into Awesome and win a fabulous prize package! The Whimsical Peacock and My Personal Accent are sponsoring the Dare to be Different, Up-cycling Challenge. Ends 8/12. See post for a complete list of challenge rules and prizes This is a challenge right up your alley,Susan.

  4. Wow! It pays to pay attention! Great chairs.

  5. nice chairs! what are you going to do with the beach towels and yarn?

  6. Those are some nice teak chairs !!! are you keeping them as is ? I can't wait to see.

  7. Love them!!! What are you going to do with them???? I can't wait to see!!!

  8. Wow you did great!! It's not easy finding nice outdoor furniture like that!!

  9. The wood chairs will refinish nicely. Great find.

  10. All your finds were good one's, but the chairs are a major score! I know they will be amazing when you finish with them. Thanks for linking to TTF this week.


  11. Wow those chairs are a total gift! Are you going to paint them or oil them or leave them as they are?

    Love the red stripe fabric too. Thanks for linking up.

  12. How lucky to find those chairs! They are fab x

  13. I love those kinds of finds, especially free ones! I like to share what I find yardsaling, also. I'm visiting from The Dedicated House.
    ~Erin @ Erin’s 2 Cents

  14. Fabulous finds, those chairs are amazing, free, what could be better!
    Visiting from Coastal Charm party.

  15. Sweet score on the awesome chairs! Those will clean up fabulously.

  16. Great score on those chairs, Susan! I had a garden bench that looked just like them at our old house. I loved it. Even when it started to fall apart! : )

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop!

  17. I have found plenty of things left out by the curb, but your chairs beat most of my finds hands down. Love them.

  18. What a find!! Your neighbors will rue the day they gave up those beauties.
    New follower here, Please come to visit sometime. xoGinger

  19. I can't believe you got those two chairs for free! Brilliant find!

  20. Teak chairs for nice!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

  21. Wow I can't believe that they gave those chairs away for FREE! They are so nice, great find x


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