Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Secondhand Scores #9

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.


It rained this past weekend so I was only able to go to two garage sales.

I scored these little measuring cups at one sale for $1.  I love old school kitchen items.  I have a wood cutting board that I am going to mount these on instead of the board that came with them.

I found a new indoor garage sale--or makeshift thrift shop.  This couple just bought a 12,000 square foot building in town and the second and third floors used to be an old theater that they are selling used items in.  The first floor is their living quarters and the fourth floor is the husband's karate studio. Pretty cool idea.  

They got a lot of people because of the rain washing out most garage sales, but there wasn't a lot of stuff for my use.  They did, however, have a five gallon paint bucket filled with hardware marked $.25 each.

Even though they were all the same handle, I had to get myself a bunch.  As I was digging for the nicest ones, I found two French provincial handles.  I scored 24 of the one style handle and the other two for $6.50 total.
It is so nice to get so many of the same style because it gives an option of changing out an entire piece's hardware instead of just the two at the top.

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  1. This is pretty cool! I'm with you on being able to find deals and turn them into something else. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute measuring cups, cute enough to leave sitting out. Nice finds. Garage sales should be coming up here pretty soon now that we're finally warmer.

  3. Great deal on the hardware. I would have offered one price for the whole bucket. I am always running out of handles!

  4. wow! amazing score on the hardware! love it!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  5. Wow, that's awesome, great finds!

  6. Ha! We were both embarrassed children at yard sales, it seems! What great finds. I would've dug through that hardware pile too!

  7. Great score! I love the look of all the hardware you got!


  8. That bucket of hardware sure caught my eye. You'll need those one day for sure!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  10. Hi Susan
    These are awesome. Great find. Saw them on Oh So Happy Day Link party

  11. Wow, great scores! Garage sales are the best ;) Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @Better With Age

  12. So fun! I did end up going to the flea market last weekend and found two great pieces! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

  13. Hi Susan, great finds. I'm always thrilled to find hardware for all my projects. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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