Treasure Hunting 16


Have you ever heard that phrase about eating – “Your eyes are bigger than your appetite,” or some other variation?  Basically, everything looks so good that you put too much food on your plate and then you can’t eat it all.

The same is true with me lately, but with furniture instead of food.  I haven’t had much time to work on any furniture since baby E came along last month, but dang it I’m still bringing home furniture.  There may be something wrong with me.  Lol.

Sometimes it’s good to save the best for last but this is not one of those times.  I picked up this gorgeous buffet just yesterday and it was love at first sight!  Yes I’m keeping it, and no I’m not planning to paint it.  I think it’s pretty perfect right now and all I have to do is clean it up and glue on some pieces that came off the legs.

Antique ornate buffet and other thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.  girlinthegarage.net

The lady that I bought the buffet from also had these old but awesome suitcases – I couldn’t pass them up.  Expect to see them in many of my photos when I stage furniture.  🙂

Antique suitcases and other thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.  girlinthegarage.net

A trip to Goodwill led me to this mirror, table, and metal filing boxes.  Pretty cool stuff, right?  I’m not always lucky when I visit Goodwill.

Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill. Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

The table has some chips and a decorative piece missing off the front.

Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill. Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

Next I bought this table from a guy who “just wanted it out of his garage.”  Lucky me!  It’s SO ornate that the photos don’t even do it justice.  Kind of Downton Abbey-esque.

Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

Here’s a closer view of the top – it has several scrapes and scratches but nothing too horrible.

Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

Apparently I was on a roll with tables.  (Last time was mostly all chairs.)  These two are Ethan Allen and I bought them off a lady on Facebook who was downsizing – they’re in practically perfect condition.  Note to self: Stay off of Facebook yard sale groups!  (This is the seller’s photo – I forgot to snap my own before putting them in my storage unit.)

Ethan Allen tables - Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

Ok so we started with a super elegant antique buffet and somehow we ended up here with this cheapo and very thin storage cabinet.  I think it’s for DVDs but I’m sure I can fix it up and turn it into something much nicer.  🙂

Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.Recent thrifty finds while treasure hunting at yard sales and Goodwill.

So what do you think of my finds?  I’d love to know.  Honestly I’m going to stop buying furniture until I can work through some of what I already have!   *pinky swear*

What treasures have you found while thrifting (or scrolling through Facebook) lately?

Jen


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9 Comments on Treasure Hunting 16

  1. Lindsay Eidahl
    November 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm (2 years ago)

    WOW! Great finds! I am so jealous!!! 🙂

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  2. Jolinda
    November 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I so wish I was right there with you. What amazing and fun pieces you picked up. The buffet is beautiful. Lucky you.

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  3. KymberlyFunFit
    November 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I have this same issue – so many great finds to rescue. Too little time and storage to complete them all. My vision is greater than my toolbox!

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  4. Helen Holley
    November 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I love and appreciate all of them, but my favorite is the buffet!

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    • Jen
      November 15, 2015 at 11:25 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Helen! I can’t wait to bring it in my dining area. 🙂

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  5. Marie at the Interior Frugalista
    November 13, 2015 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Sweet finds Jen! I just threw one of those metal file cases in the recycle bin a few weeks ago – anxious to see what you do with yours.

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  6. Queen Patina, aka Rachel
    November 17, 2015 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice! My thoughts on furniture: take it when you have the chance, even if you don’t “need” it. ;). My most recent finds include an in-pieces dresser, one that will be stunning when she’s done, “done” being the operative word. Hehehe.

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  7. Bernice Merwin
    March 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm (2 years ago)

    oh!!! I love all your finds they are so beautiful I can’t wait to see what you do with each of them. I haven’t found any beautiful furniture like this, but i’ll keep looking.

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