I live in northern Minnesota so garage sale season is not really in full swing yet. I stopped after work on Friday at a church rummage sale. It had already been in progress for at least an hour so it probably was pretty picked over, but here is what I got for $2.
An old rake. I have seen these on Pinterest as Christmas trees and wreaths. I hope I can upcycle and/or repurpose it into a fun new item!
This country wooden flag. It has slats connected with vertical boards in back so I think I can upcycle it into a new sign or flag.
A chunky wooden candle holder. These thing are DIY blogger staples. Great for tiered stands or pedestal bowls. I know I will use this item for sure.
I also picked up two of these 3 1/2" x 5" three hole frames. I have already upcycled the bottom frame and will share it very soon.
So that's what I got for $2 at the church rummage sale.
Now for consignment and thrift shops!
I paid $6 for this jar at the thrift shop. It doesn't look like it from the photo but the lid is dented and aged, and I think it will be a fun display for a collection of small items.
An industrial or commercial looking toilet paper holder made by Fort Howard. $5 at the consignment shop.
I love finding wood shutters for a song, but they are getting harder to find. I paid $15 for this one, and plan to use it outside.
I have several galvanized laundry tubs, but I needed one without holes drilled into it for a project in progress so I paid $24 for this one at the consignment shop.
$10 for a barn wood bird house at the consignment shop. It will join my other birdhouses outside!
Two canisters from the thrift shop. Grease $2 and tea $1.
Sewing machine drawers for $10 at the consignment shop. I have a plan for these! Now to see how it comes out.
The highest priced item I purchased was this antique ornate frame. I paid $26 for it at the antique shop. I have several antique pieces in my living room, and it will blend in well just like it is without paint. I plan to hang a another picture or a platter inside the empty frame!
That's it for my most recent purchases. Be sure to stop back and see how I upcycle or repurpose them!