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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Garage sale finds

I love garage sales.  Or yard sales.  Whatever you want to call them.  Besides looking for kids clothes, I really don't have anything in particular that I'm looking for.  When I see it, I will know.  And if it's a good deal, I'll get it.  But I'm not paying over 50 cents for an item of clothing and what I pay for household stuff really depends on what it is and if the condition is really good.

So while my sister was here over Memorial Day weekend I found a yard sale on the side of the road and had to stop.  I was really shocked when I found these planters:
For $3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn't believe I could get these so cheap!!  I've been wanting planters for the longest time to sit on each side of my front door.  I was SO excited to find these!

But I knew I had to do something to them because this terra cotta color just isn't going to cut it on my front porch.  Or really anywhere in my house. 

So, I had to take advice from one of my favorite decorators The Thrifty Decor Chick and get some spray paint!  I ended up purchasing some spray paint for plastic and went to town.  I put two coats on each one and also spray painted the inside.  I didn't spray paint all of the inside of the planter because no one is going to see it after I put some dirt and plants in there.  Plus, my fingers and hands were hurting from spray painting so much.  What is that about????

So here is the final outcome:
It's just a small and simple change but it works for me and exactly what I wanted.  Obviously, I haven't put anything in them yet.  I'm not sure what to put in there.  Some flowers?  Topiary?  Just a green plant?  Any ideas?

**I'll update this once I figure out what in the world I'm going to put in these :)  

15 comments:

mle said...

Great find - can't beat the $!! Your planters look fab! Love spray paint & love TDC. Following from TTA : )

nicolesspirit878 said...

Those look great! I love garage sale finds! new follower!

Leah said...

Hi Daphne. I'm following you (a wee bit late) from last Friday's follow. You have a nice site; looking forward to reading more. Congrats on the great deal! I never thought about spray painting that ugly terra cotta color..thanks for the suggestion :) Hope to have you stop by my new site and follow back. Blessings!

Kita said...

Thanks for the comment on passthesushi.com! Im glad someone else likes Joey and Rory!!!

SmartShopaholic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your great finds and what you have done with them. I think something with a little height would look good in your pots. :)

Karen said...

Nice job!!! Following you back from TTA and enjoying your blog!

Karen
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Yenta Mary said...

I absolutely ADORE rummage sales!!! What a great find you got! Following along ... :)

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A Marine's Wife! said...

hi new friend! love your new planters! Wish I was crafty!! :) Have a great day!

Rachel said...

I'm your newest follower from FMBT, come follow me too!

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Emily said...

So love garage sales- these turned out really cute!

Justin and Marcie said...

Awesome job on the planters! I've never been lucky enough to find anything good at yard sales/garage sales. I have one planter right now that I love, but wouldn't mind finding some for the backyard :) Anyway, following from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Stop by my blog and follow if you want :)

www.justinandmarciemorris.blogspot.com

Sienna said...

following back :)

Éimí said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! I know, it's so true that us Military wives are truly the silent ranks. I'm following you now. I love what you did with the flower pots!

Hen Jen said...

wonderful idea, and so simple! I see stuff like this, and think I should do it, too..but never do. Good for you, they look lovely!

Daphne said...

Thanks Eimi and Jen! It really was so simple to do the pots and I have more stuff to work on. Can't wait! :)