Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7th 2012

Here is what C.J. found!
This would be C.J.'s Deal of the Day. We just recently bought an older boat off craigslist. It just had a regular trailer jack on it and he wanted to get one of these that had a wheel on it so he could move it in and out of the garage by hand. He has been looking at these online since we bought the boat and found this one at a garage sale for $10! He put it on right when we got home because he was so excited.
Here is the same one at for $32.88. We saved $22!

The shotgun was $250, the black 22 was her little boys and was $75 and the Colt 45 pistol was $800. A little high for the pistol but I'm sure a deal could have been made.

Wet weather hunting boots. $60
Price a little high for a garage sale but still saving about 40 or 50 bucks buying at a garage sale rather than retail.
Bow case- $5
Airsoft guns, glasses and plastic bb's. He wanted $25 a piece for these but they were brand new and came with a laser. Im sure he would have made a deal but I just didn't ask.
Nice set of golf clubs- $200
This was a really nice spotting scope that came with a tripod and case- $300. I know this sounds high to some of you but these are extremely expensive. I bet she would have gone down too! Here is one I found on for $729! And thats just the scope without the tripod and case!
Arm guard for shooting a bow.
C.J. bought his at a garage sale for $1!
Fishing gear
shower arm -$3

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Garage Sale Easter Decor

Spring Is Here!
Alright, first off I am really trying to learn how to participate in these Link Parties. From what I understand a Link party is where a bunch of other bloggers link up their projects. It makes finding cool DIY projects and other blogs a lot easier. So with this post on my garage sale Easter decor I will be listing all of the other blogs I have linked up to to hopefully help you guys find some other really awesome websites too!

Everything except for the tissue paper pom poms, rosette balls, frame and one item of decor is from garage sales and D.I!

Here is the breakdown of my Easter decor:
The tall vase was $5 at D.I. and eggs inside were .50 cents a piece except for the two little pink ones. I bought those along with a bunch of other Easter eggs for .25 cents. The frame at the base of the vase I made for about $5. The little bird to the left of the frame was .50 cents at D.I. and the flowers in the little teal pot were also found at D.I. for .50 cents
I found the decorative garden ball at D.I. also. It came with two other balls just like it and in a really cool iron try. They were $3 dollars each. The little bunny I found at a garage sale for >50 cents and the crystal candle holder and candle were found at D.I. for a total of $2.

The green relish tray I found at D.I. for 1.50. I repainted it and put the vinyl silhouettes on it. The easel it is sitting on was found at a garage sale for $1

The decorative glass cylinder with the fleur de lis on top I bought at Roberts for $7 dollars and a friend and I made the yarn eggs inside of it. Again the teal pot with flowers in it was .50 cents at D.I., the bunny was .50 cents form a garage sale and the crystal candle holder and candle were a total of $2 from D.I. also.
Last picture, the 2nd decorative garden ball again, $3 at D.I. Do the watering cans and lollipops look familiar? Yup they are the ones I used in the photo session with all the little girls in my neighborhood! Click Here to take a look! I bought the watering cans for $1 a piece at a garage sale and the lollipops were 3 for a $1. The little bird was another .50 cents from D.I.

The total amount I spent on making the tissue paper pom poms, rosette balls was 12.50 and the silver tinsel I found at D.I. for .50 cents. For tutorials on the tissue paper pom poms Click Here! For a tutorial on the rosette ball with pearls Click Here! The total amount spent on my everything on my mantel was $51.50! Take a look at your Easter decorations around your house and see if you can remember how much you spent.

Take a look at some of the before and afters of the items I found at D.I. and garage sales!

When you are glittering something you always want it to be white so that patterns don't show through. So I painted my eggs white.
Sprayed it with a spray adhesive, through it in a bag with some glitter and shook it up!

This was a Christmas dish before! I took a piece of sand paper to it to rough it up and then spray painted it green.
Then I found some Easter silhouettes online and had a friend cut them out for me with vinyl cutter
Much cuter after!

I just used paint and a simple foam roller and gave them a new look!

Just use spray paint! I also sanded down the smaller one so that the silver patterning would should through!

Tutorial on this frame coming soon!

Here are all the other blogs I linked up to with this post!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mirror Replacement


C.J. and I just got the amazing mirror up in our master bathroom that we found garage saleing this weekend and I LOVE it!!!! To see what other neat finds we found this weekend or to read about how I came across this mirror and how little I paid for it CLICK HERE.

As you all know we are updating all three of our bathrooms slowly. My goal has been to find mirrors, bathroom vanities, lighting, and whatever else I can at garage sales to keep the cost of our reno down. Here is the mirror we had in the bathroom before
boring and SOOOO ugly!
Here's after...
I was so frustrated with this picture because it doesn't do the mirror justice. Some of you may also be is going to keep it gold?!! and YES I love the gold! My plan for this bathroom is to give it a very elegant and vintage look. Something similar to these pictures I found on Pinterest.

The possibilities are endless with this mirror and I am so excited to get out there and find everything else I will use to decorate my bathroom with at garage sales!!!!! Now if I could only find a double sink vanity at a garage sale! Fingers crossed! To check out the early progress on our other bathroom we have started on CLICK HERE. We have done more to it but you will just have to wait for the final reveal to see it!