Saturday, March 13, 2010

~a garage sale find~

Leaning up against the barn was a bench covered in dirt and ivy.
I thought it was just a pile of wood.
The owner said it was a bench and that I could have it for $22.00!
What????!!!


There wasn't enough room in my car so I dropped the kids off at home,
{yes, I left them at home alone, it was only for 20 minutes and it was for a good cause right?}
and went back to get it.
The man was so sweet he got it out and brushed it off for me before loading it into my car.

My original though was to use the wood to make picture frames.
But after I got her home and really looked her over the bigger the smile on my face got!
She is beautiful, a little dirty, but beautiful!
She has chippy, pale, pale, blue paint and great curves, and she is
surprisingly sturdy and over 5 feet long!

My mind is spinning as to what I can do with her.
I think after I clean her off I will add cushions to it and give her a
home at the foot of my daughters bed.

Now I just have to go find some yummy fabric and some cushy down pillows!
Don't you just love garage sales?
xoxo

60 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

GREAT find! And great price! It's been raining here all weekend and your find is making me itch even more for garage sale season to start here!

gigi said...

Love the bench-amazing!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

YES I do love garage sales! Really great find....good eye and great plans for your pretty pale blue bench! :)

luvtodecorate said...

Its beautiful! I cant wait to see what you do with it!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Oh My! I would have tossed him the money quick, afraid he'd change his mind! Beautiful! Tami

Linda said...

Wow...great find!! It will be beautiful in your daughter's room!

The Little Red Shop said...

Oooh!!!

: )

Julie M.

Jackie said...

How fun! Great Find!!!!

Jennifer said...

wow, don't you love finds like this!
amazing!! I can't wait to see what you do with it.
Jennifer

ashlina said...

awesome score!!!!! love that bench

julie said...

what a wonderful bench! congrats!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Score! This is just the kind of story that keeps us rummagers truckin'. :)

Mikal said...

What a wonderful find!! I love what your plans are with it too.

Too rainy and gloomy in my corner of the world for garage sale shopping... I'm envious that you got out!

Mikal :)

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Great find! Very unique looking bench.

Amy Kinser said...

What a great bench. I love this!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Melaine,
How gorgeous is that bench?!!!
I love it. I can't believe how lucky you were to have scored it for $22.00. And the color is perfect. Your daughter is so lucky! Please show us photos when you finish it.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Shelly said...

Melaine,

Very cute! I love it even as is!

Stayed home from Joworks today with the "crud" -from facebook posts it looks like it's settle into Snohomish! Acck!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank heavens, I'll only give you a "cyber" hug, as NO one needs this bug!

"Cyber hugs" an hope you and yours stay healthy!

Shell
(Appropriate, the word verification is "grity" which I pretty much feel right now!)
Shell

Martha Carolyn said...

What an awesome find! And I love the idea to put it at the foot of your daughter's bed!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What an awesome find!

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Can't wait to see the pictures when you have her all dolled up with her cushions.
Sylvia

shopwithm said...

Wow, love it - what a great find!! So exciting to find something wonderful unexpectedly. Will be adorable at the end of your daughter's bed.

I love your blog by the way - I check it every day! :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Great find!

Tina said...

Melaine!! She is a beauty:) What a fabulous find and such a bargain!! I think she will look beautiful at the end of your daughter's bed:) Enjoy!! ~ Tina x

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bench is just gorgeous. I love it. So pretty. I love all the curves. It will be gorgeous at the foot of the bed. Hugs, Marty

Cherry Blossoms said...

What a great find!! Its adorable and you must post photos once you get the cushions sewn.

My House of Giggles said...

Oh how beautiful! Don't you just love a good find like that? It's such a unique shape! Just perfect at the foot of a bed :)

Tracey
myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Love it!!!! It's beautiful!!

Room to Inspire said...

You totally scored with the bench! I have to admit, I am excited for the warmer weather...that means garage sales!

Chelsea

Florence said...

Great bench. Garage Sales are the best. Florence

Kimberly said...

it really is beautiful.

Patricia said...

beautiful bench! i cannot wait to see what you do!

Becolorful said...

What a great find. It has so much character. Love it.

DustyLu said...

OMG I love that bench! Can I have it? lolol..Great find..~lulu

Suzan said...

She looks very Scandinavian. Perhaps built by one of the Swedish immigrant pioneers? Wouldn't THAT be cool?!!

Sandy's Place said...

Melanie I just LOVE it.
Sandy

Prulletje said...

You are a lucky girl! Wow it is perfect. I love the idea with cushions, good luck and I wish you a lot of fun with making it fitting the girls room !

Love Being a Nonny said...

At the foot of a bed....GREAT IDEA! I wouldn't have thought of that!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great find! I love it and it would be darling with pillows!

dleahy23 said...

O my you are so lucky to have found her! Perfect for the end of the bed! What you did was get me all excited for the up and coming garage sale season! So good for you and it'll be beautiful. Weird price don't ya think? Who says 22 dollars! haha Great find. Enjoy <3

Tennis Girl said...

Melaine,
Great find. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Robin

themasons said...

I'm in Utah too cold for garage sales
still but I'm counting the days.....
great find!

Morning T said...

You are one lucky lady...I never find stuff like that!! It's a beauty as is!
Happy weekend.
T

lofts of memories said...

What a treasure you have found. Can't wait to see it how you accent it. :)
Keep us posted..
Melody

ChocolateAddict said...

I LOVE that bench!!!

Velvet and Linen said...

You're lucky I wasn't there. I wouldn't have been able to resist. I love the color and those curvy legs. It has so much charm!
Love it Melaine.

xo
Brooke

Cindy said...

Awesome find...love it! Please post a picture when your done with her.

Have a blessed Sunday!

SusieQ said...

I love the bench, but I'm obviously a lot cheaper. I would have offered 1/2 the price and seen where it went from there. I always do that and almost always get the item. Something I learned from my mom, although I have to admit at times I feel like a tightwad. I wish I had the bench.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow what a great find! You can do so much with that. Gets me kind of excited. Garage sales will be comin' soon...yay:)

Jill said...

Niiiiice!

Marla said...

I know Garage sales are great! I love you bench!! What a deal! Happy planning. Hugs, Marla

Chez Zizi said...

I totally LOVE it! I wish I could find great things like that.
Zizette

Kathy said...

She is you! Great find girl.

Amy R. said...

LOVE that bench and the price too! It will look beautiful in her room. Can't wait to see the afters!
Amy

Necel said...

Oh, she's just divine! You lucky girl!

Blessings,
Necel from the Old House in Texas

Cindy Rand said...

Oh happy day! Love the bench and I also love unexpected treasures! Will be waiting to see what you come up with!

Angie said...

I agree. It is far too cute to use for scrap wood. What a find.

Katie said...

That bench is awesome, Melaine...I can definately picture it at the end of your daughter's bed!

Seizing My Day said...

She is beautiful!! I DO love garage sales!! ;) Tis the season again... almost!! I would paint that beautiful bench and place it in my back yard with lovely outdoor pillows... near blooming flowers... I can just see my kids sitting on it...flowers in the background... ;) I need one of those!
Just Jenn~

mrsatch said...

How lucky are you!!??

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