Second Wind

 I got my second wind this past Saturday and spent the morning hitting yard sales.  I think the best part about yard sales is showing off what you find!  I left my house bright and early at 6:45 am and pulled back in my driveway at 11:00 am.

 This is what I found……

.50 cent necklace!  I can’t decide if I will take it apart to make things with or wear it just like this!  What do you think!?!?!

.50 cent wood owl.  I don’t like the pastel colors, I am totally going to copy my friend the Nester and spray paint this bad boy white.

Another spray paint project.  I bought these wood spoons and forks for $3.00.  I am going to spray paint them either white or robin’s egg blue and then attach to an old distressed piece of wood.  Perfect wall hanging for a kitchen!

These apples are a lot bigger in real life.  $2.00 for both.  Another spray paint project, either white or green, and then I am going to modge podge funky fabric to the leaf.

$1.00 for these little birds!  I already spray painted them white and they look awesome!

The little side table was $3.00 and the magazine rack was $1.00!!  I can’t wait to paint them!

This solid wood green book shelf which I will use as a display unit at some art festivals this summer was $20.00!

I loved this $1.00 old needlework piece, I think it will look even cooler once I paint the frame the same blue as the flowers, or off white, or green, or grey…..ohhhh I will have to think on this one!  What color do you think!?

I also grabbed up some clothes for me and the kids!
This dress and sweater were $1.00 each!

.50 cent top.  Cute with jeans!

Not sure how I feel about this one.  I think it will look good in the fall with boots and jeans.  I love the longness of it and I love the .50 cent price tag!  Is longness a word?

Top .50 cents and sweater $1.00!

This shirt is really cute in the back with a big black bow.  Guess I should have taken a picture of that!  Another jean and black boots shirt!  .50 cents!

Brand new Ann Taylor sweater $1.00

Ok this one my husband totally laughed at!  I almost knocked two people over trying to get to it. This fall I will love it with, once again a pair of jeans and some big ole brown boots (Yes I love me some jeans and boots)! hahaha  I will wear it on every date my husband and I go on.
Yes very blurry AND sideways!  But this was my favorite find of the day!!!  I paid a little more than I usually would have at $40.00, BUT I have the perfect place for it in my house or I can resale it at the
Creative Loafing Art & Music Festival
Saturday, June 16, Noon-9pm, NC Music Factory  
More on the Art and Music festival and the temporary red desk coming soon!
 I can not wait to show you what I am going to do with the desk!!!! 
I will give you a hint…..  it involves blue paint!
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14 Responses to Second Wind

  1. dawn paton/humbleotter May 24, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    great finds!!!! I remember the days when I could fit in all those like-new clothes someone else (like me) outgrew. heavy sigh. Can't wait to see what you do with that desk. I may try to talk someone into coming to that festival with me. 6/16. I never know about good stuff 'til it's too late. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Handmade Housewife... May 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Totally love everything!! I think I would leave the necklace and wear it with a sleevless maxi dress or top. It's too cute :)

  3. reeve May 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    So many good finds!!!

    So excited for the new festival:)

  4. Christina May 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I just realized I left my comment under the wrong post…oops

  5. Kristen May 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    oh girlie…you did GOOD!

  6. Sharon May 25, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    You found some great things!! I just passed on some old spoons etc today. Couldn't think of what to do with them. You are too good! Love the necklace…wear as is, then take it apart later.

  7. dawn paton/humbleotter May 25, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    A dress from Neimanns came up on my reel this afternoon that looked like the same print as the sweater your husband didn't care for (for lack of a better description). You don't even know how fashionable you are. Wish i could find the link but lost it in the stream.

  8. craftythriftydecoratingwifemom May 25, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    I am sooo jealous! The clothes alone were great, you thin gals have the luck with used clothes. And all the rest…I so want a magazine rack like you got. Enjoy!!! Janet

  9. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Yes yes Dawn come to the festival!! You can hang out and keep me company!!! i finished the desk! Cant wait to show you!

  10. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Handmade Housewife!
    OK I ALMOST took the necklace apart and then I had a major panice attack!hahah I think I will keep it how it is!
    lots of love

  11. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    When are you coming with me!?!?!
    love you

  12. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks Kriten and Christina!!
    have a great weekend!

  13. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Ohhhhh Sharon
    I can't wait to show you what I did with those spoons and forks! Now I am on the lookout for more!
    lots of love

  14. Button Bird Designs May 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    what that is some name! love it!! I just spray painted that magezine rack a moss green! I love it! I always see them at thrift stores!

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