My Garage Sale & Thrift Shop Finds in August

I haven't shared my thrift shop or garage sale finds for quite a while. 
Many of these items will be appearing again on my blog soon after transformation!
Vintage side table with mid century modern legs $10.

Junk Garden Before & Afters 2017

2017 Junk Garden Before & After Photos organizedclutter.net
I think this garden before photo is the most dramatic.  This little bed started out like this last May.  The metal pedestal under the laundry tub was salvaged from a restaurant/bar type formica table purchased at the thrift shop.  Flowers in this laundry tub include Euphorbia Diamond Frost, sweet potato vines, a yellow double calibrachoa, Butterfly Marguerite daisies, and pink zonal geraniums.
The ground level has more Marguerite daisies, pink seed geraniums, white alyssum and pink lantana.

Garage Sale Stool Makeovers with Plaid Shirt from Old Sign Stencils


For some reason, I always pick up little stools at rummage sales and thrift shops.  I want to try out a new stencil from Old Sign Stencils called Plaid Shirt.  These little stools that I picked up for a dollar or two will be great practice pieces.
To prevent any stain bleed through, I sprayed the two stools with Zinsser Clear Shellac Spray

Junk Garden Vignette with Garage Sale Finds

Here's another garage sale item that I found recently.  It's spent some time outdoors so the paint is very worn on the seat.  Not as much on the back.  Blueberries have been hand painted on the little chair.

A Fixer Upper Junk Garden Plant Stand


A Junk Garden Fixer Upper Plant Stand www.organizedclutter.net
 This little plant stand was for sale at my friend's parents garage sale.  Since I helped with the sale, I was able to take a few things free (it was only priced $1) to upcycle.  
Here, I am brushing on a coat of vinegar and steel wool stain.