Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My secondhand deals of the week!

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I actually was out early on Saturday morning and decided I would stop some yard sales on my way to my destination.  I got some great home decor items! 

Here is what I found:


 A very large beveled mirror! 

The picture does not do it justice – I love the detail on the frame and the bevel in the mirror.  I just don’t love the color but nothing that a little spray paint can’t change! 

Paid $10  (I walked through a local antique store after buying this and saw many mirrors in there like this one for $50 and up!)

A square decorative wall hanging.

This goes perfect in my bedroom (which is currently getting a mini-makeover, more on that later :) 

Paid $3.00

2 tall candlesticks

I had been looking for tall candlesticks to go on the floor by my fireplace.  I saw some at Kohl’s that were $49.99 EACH!  Whew – too much for me!

These still have tags on the bottom from PartyLite!  (Partylite is a home decor party line like Home Interiors focusing on candles.)  In other words, they were not cheap!

She was asking $10.00 for one but said she had another one that had gotten broken.  I looked at the broken one and realized I could glue it and no one would ever know.  So, she let me have both of them for $10! 

Paid $10.00

101_4043 Large metal urn

Don’t worry, this has already been transformed with my friend, Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint!  (And I am trying some antique gold Rub n Buff to bring out the design – more on that later.)

Paid $0.50!  (Plan to use this as the base for my 2 or 3 ball Ballard topiary knockoff!)

How about you?  Found any good yardsale or thrift store finds lately?


  1. I absolutely love the large mirror...and the price! Ya wouldn't be thinking of parting with it yet, would ya?!! lol!

    Great finds.

  2. Nope, Heather, not ready to part with it! It has a perfect place right over my mantel right now. Just wait till you see the transformation! ;)


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