Well, the potato masher was actually free. But what started out with me looking for a potato masher at a yard sale turned into this….
All that wood is a solid teak wall shelving unit. It came from Europe and was used in a veterinarian’s office. I forgot to take a before picture, but this wall used to be long and white and empty. I’m crappy at styling and there’s still shelf space to fill, but here’s how it looks all put together. Guess I could have moved the dog beds out of the way first ;-) And don’t laugh at the flowery sofa photo bombing the pictures, it came with the house.
We positioned it so that it’s closer to the living room end and doesn’t get in the way of the dining end. But it’s a good spot to display some dishes – all the bowls and glass canisters were free from the yard sale :-) And whoever was in this house before left the big blue plates behind.
The antique stool was free from the yard sale too – these people really wanted to get rid of all their stuff!
It’s totally modular, so the shelves can be moved around into any configuration. Now I have lots of room to display my beach glass and fishing float and driftwood and other finds :-)
Oh, and did I mention the solar bike that we picked up as well?
All that for a hundred bucks. Not a bad haul! Brian and I didn’t have enough cash on us, so we gave them $60 and we’ll go back tomorrow with the rest. Only in Nova Scotia!
I’ve never really been into yard sales, but I’ve been to three in the past week. It’s definitely a great way to decorate on a budget :-)
Do you have a favourite yard sale find?