Most Recent Rummage Sales and Thrift Shop Purchases

April 26, 2015

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!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Can't wait to see what you do with all of these items. Great finds.


  2. Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McGApril 26, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Great finds... garage sale season hasn't really started here either... I've been getting my 'fix' at the thrift shops... can't wait to see how you use them

  3. Ohhhh, I look forward to seeing what you do with these items - I'm curious about the frames with the 3 holes - what you will do with those. I've been working on the yard like crazy and revisiting your pages for inspiration. We have to find more yard loot!

  4. Wonderful finds, Carlene! I know you will come up with some great repurposing ideas. Have fun playing :) !

  5. I have a collection of different sewing machine drawers. I use them in many different ways, depending on the decoration on the sides or where the front is. I'm sure you will have a good time using them. It's nice when you have their holder too.

  6. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be great


  7. What great finds!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.


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