Friday, June 26, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

I was able to get up bright and early this morning and hit the local yard sales. I am thrilled with what I found and must share it.

First, I had this ugly file cabinet in my dining room that I have been wanting to replace for a while. It doesn't hold files for whatever reason. The files just fall down and lay in the back of the drawers. When I went to move it, I notice the whole back side was dented in. I'm not sure how that happened. Oh, and the rust. I went to clear the pile of books off this cabinet once recently and the top is rusty. I decided the look of the books on top of the cabinet was better. The way the light is reflecting, it's hard to see the lovely rust in this picture. Notice it's in the back of hubby's pick up truck to go in the dumpster tomorrow.


I found this cabinet for $10 this morning. Much prettier in my opinion and it has the rods for hanging files so nothing will fall down.


I found these books for a quarter a piece...
this cutting board for $2...
(Yes! It's VanGogh's Starry Night. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!)
and this computer game for $2.

When I found the computer game, I asked if it used batteries or if it plugged in. The lady gave me a universal adapter for it. I saw that it had a calculator function on it and thought DD10 would love to play with it. Turns out, it has typing exercises on it and lots of games. She has been playing with it all day.


Total spent this morning = $15!!!! I am soooo happy because I found things that we can use, are pretty and it totaled less than a new file cabinet!

2 comments:

Pam Chaddon said...

I love the Starry Night cutting board - I must admit I am very envious of that very cool find! But my favorites are your book finds! We love to read Tomie dePaolo. He writes such wonderful books. I believe he has a collection of new testament Bible Stories. Some of our current favorites of his are Pascual and the Kitchen Angels, Christopher: The Holy Giant, the Song of Francis, and the Clown of God. I found some cool 50 cents books at the library today - Exodus by Brian Wildsmith and The Children's Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett. By the way, we saw Night at the Museum today and it was so much fun - thanks for the recommendation!

Titmoss said...

Awesome things! Yard-saling is so much fun; I love finding neat things for dirt cheap...