Garage Sale Saturday = Tons of projects

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Another day of garage saling today, and boy did we rack up!

(And by rack up, I mean acquired lots of projects...)

(Btw, sorry for the crappy pictures to follow.  Of course I didn't think about taking pictures of them in the nice afternoon sunlight, but instead in our dark dungeon of a townhouse.)

We got six of these beauties, which, once painted and reupholstered, will reside around Steven's poker table.  The poker table seats 10 but currently only has 4 chairs.  These 6 will make it complete, and I think having two different kinds of chairs will add an eclectic charm (at least that's what I'm telling myself as we got all 6 for $15!).  I looooove the legs on these... aren't they beautiful?

The ugly fabric.  This was actually one of the cleaner ones... some have white paint splattered all over.

We also got this folding leaf table (seller said it came from Ethan Allen many moons ago) for $15!  It will take residence in our basement as a console table once painted.  What a perfect place for all of our Appalachian and Cubs memorabilia!  And when we have parties we can break it out for extra seating.  It's not really anything special, but for that price we couldn't pass it up!  I think the right paint job will make all the difference.

We didn't get these doors today, but I thought I'd throw them in as another example of a project-in-waiting.  I actually spied them next to the trash compactor at our apartment complex a few months ago!  I don't know why anyone living in our apartments would have an extra set of french doors, but whatevs!  Their loss, my gain!  And the best part... they were fuh-ree!!!  Um, could I throw in one more exclamation point in this paragraph?  Anywho, won't they look great hanging on a long blank wall with pictures inserted into the windows?  Or distressed and leaned against a wall as a huge focal point?  I actually don't know what I'm going to do with them yet, but who could pass up free?  Not me!! (2 more exclamation points for your reading pleasure.  No need to thank me.)

So, now I need your advice, my lovely readers (is anyone out there?).  What colors should I paint the chairs and table, and what should I do with the doors?  I'm using a yellow, black, and cream color scheme in our basement so the chairs and table would have to fit with that.  Oh and I want to make curtains with this lovely fabric if that gives you a frame of reference:

Isn't she beautiful?
We're planning on remodeling the basement when we move back to NC, thus why I have items for the basement on my mind.  There's nothing technically wrong with our basement, but it's just... ugly.  It has cheap carpet, and basically cheap everything.  For the past 3 years that we've lived there, the only things in the main area of our basement (which we call the game room) have been Steven's poker table and a small TV in the corner.  We're going to make more of a family room down there with half of the room being a seating/TV area and the other half Steven's poker area.  But I'll tell you more about that in a future post.

Anything goes with the doors as I haven't decided where I'm putting those yet.   We have tons of empty wall space in our house, but I'm thinking about hanging one of them in the hallway that leads to the master bedroom and basement (see diagram below).

Hmm, just realized this diagram doesn't show the master bath.  I'm resisting the urge to go back into Photoshop and fix it (because it's irrelevant!).  I have OCD tendencies sometimes, just ask Steven.
So what do you think? 

A day of garage saling, $30, 6 chairs, and 1 table.  I think it was a successful day.

1 comment:

  1. I really love the table you found with the drop-leaf sides...

    currently searching for one to re-paint on Craig's List!

    Good luck!