Thrifting and Estate Sales

If you’ve never heard of Wisconsin Estate Sales Services then you’re missing out! On Saturdays Paul and I like to hit all the local estate sales, and today was killer! We went thrifting/estate sale-ing and picked up some crazy great things that we have been looking for/didn’t even know we needed!

So remember that we are re-doing Isaac’s furniture set up because he has outgrown all his current furniture? (pretend you remember) We are doing a combo of purchasing new and old along with making him some brand new things. A DIY we knew we wanted to tackle was his dresser, as I think you can get better quality for a more reasonable price going vintage. Looks wise I liked either this dresser,

(click on picture for origin link)

Or this one,

(dito with the link thing on the picture)

Now I know that these are vastly different from each other, but I was open to both looks in his room, and I didn’t want to lock into a specific style so I was open to whatever we found that was the best candidate. Today we found an all hardwood dresser from the Salvation Army store near our house (for 50% off) that once I re-finish it is going to be awesome; and as we were leaving I spotted the matching side table so we got a set for 50% off on sale and under $100 for both (The style winner was the union jack dresser in case you were wondering! It even has the exact same feet as the union jack dresser.)

Next we went to an estate sale and got an early 1900s cast iron floor lamp, ($17.50) a vintage silk scarf with horses on it for Emmie, ($2) some vintage gnome fabric, ($2) a blue metal bistro chair we might use at Isaac’s desk, ($9) and pressed glass bowl, ($3.) We have a killer project we are doing with the lamp and the bowl, that we have already almost completed, and as a hint I will give you a sneak peek of a picture I love from Pottery Barn……..
(Hint, hint, we are turning the bowl into a shade for the lamp and making it look like mercury glass…..)
We have already re-wired the floor lamp so we don’t burn the house down with the old cord, and the bowl already has a hole I cut in the bottom and the mercury glass finish, but I am only going to show pictures when I put up the step by step photos and it is all finished.
At the last estate sale I got some great trim, a vintage pressing mit for ironing, and a great ruler all for $4.
Anyway, all in all a great day of hunting and finding some great treasures, and getting set up for some fantastic projects that I can’t wait to share with you! When it is light out again, and I get ready to get started on the various makeovers I will take some pictures of the finds.

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