On to the meat of the post! With the end of the week upon us and the prime garage sale days it brings, below are a few of my favorite finds from the summer. But first, a little background - my mission in 2010 is to renew our home, brighten it up, and change our furnishings from "Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel circa 1999" to something more eclectic and casual with vintage touches sprinkled in. I jokingly told our neighbor I'm on a mission to sell or consign every "new" piece of furniture we own in exchange for something comfortably used. Along the way I'm incorporating fun fabrics, lots of ticking stripes, vintage light fixtures, and slip covers (for now - I'd love to replace our couch etc.)
You've seen the perfect little desk from a farmhouse yard sale earlier this summer, and the makeover of the $2.95 thrift store find, so here's the $5 table from my return trip to July's estate sale. Ta-da! The crock, books, and milk bottle holding the massive hydrangea are all garage sale finds as well. I love this new corner of my dining room - much better than the tacky fake ficus tree that sat there for the past 4 years!