You made it.

It’s Friday.

And that means Saturday and sleeping in and watching Hallmark movies and celebrating sunshine and getting a pedicure….

…and a yard sale sign on every corner.

I’m so happy to be spring touring today with Ashley and Shelia and Leslie and Sarah and Courtney.

I love spring and I love tours and I love a little random mixed in.

So today we are touring a little differently (this is the part where you nod your head and tell me you are not surprised).

Today?

I’m all about a spring house with a few yard sale finds in it.

If you were to stop by for a tour, I tell you how happy I am that we are friends and I would get you some sweet tea (or water if you preferred) and I would take you through the rooms and give you the yard sale tour.  You know, the one where I tell you where everything came from and how I made it or got it at a yard sale and what I would buy at a yard sale season if I only had $5.00 and that yard sale season is starting again and we should go some Saturday.

This is just like that.

Hold on.

Let me get you a glass of tea.

Now let’s go.

Here’s the living room decked out for spring:

1.  The coffee table was $10 at the restore.  I repaired it and painted it white.

2.  I bought that needle pointed bench at a yard sale.  It was the perfect match for the living room.

3.  The striped chairs came from an auction. I had them re-upholstered and added silver nail heads.

4.  The abacus on the wall is a project that I made from some fishing lures I found for free. You can see that project here.

5.  The tray on the table was made from scrap wood. You can see the DIY here.

6.  The books all came from yard sales. Some I left plain and some I covered. I cover them with craft paper and add labels to make them match a room.

No judging.  I really like it when my books match.

Here’s the dining room with all it’s blue and white:

7. The chairs on the end are from my mother’s house.  I grew up eating every Sunday dinner with these chairs.

8.  The sideboard came from a thrift store. It’s had at least nine lives. I took off the hutch on the top and added this gold mirror and lamps.

9.  The chandelier was my grandmother’s from her house up on Cape Cod.

Here’s the hallway decked out for spring:

10.  This stairway has looked like this for as long as I can remember.

11.  The little table in the entry by the back window came from a junk shop.

12.  The gray hutch in the entryway came from the Restore thrift store. It was $75 and I painted it SW Mindful Gray.

13.  The pieces on the wall in behind the desk came from the side of the road.

They don’t like to discuss their roots, now that they’re art.

14.  The pouf in the middle of the room came from a yard sale.

15.  The desk was my father’s that sat in this very same room for my whole life.

16.  The dresser on the wall came from a yard sale. It came with a surprise in it.

And that’s kind of the point of this entire post.

Yard sales are amazing.

There’s no better shopping than the side of the road and junk stores and thrift stores and a multi-family yard sale get-together.

Just ask my house. 🙂

And now?

Here are a few more spring tours from some of my favorite people.

Dreaming of Homemaking


My 100 Year old Home


Maison de Cinq


The Handmade Home


French Country Cottage

The DIY Style Finder Link

Comments

  1. Spring Decorating Ideas

    […] the gorgeous photos of my fellow bloggers. They are Sarah at Dreaming of Homemaking, KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms, Sheila at Maison de Cinq, Ashley at The Handmade Home, and Courtney at French Country […]

  2. Image for Sue Sue

    This was just what I needed to start my weekend! Thank you, Karianne. My home is full of found treasures, too- including my pup and two cats, lol. Here in Central New York (upstate, vs. the city) this weekend there are garden shows in Auburn and Lafayette,(I am going to both) and I am already seeing the yard and garage sale signs popping up. Yay! But feeling sad for all those buried in the snow from the latest major snow storm.

  3. Image for Kathy M. Kathy M.

    Your home is amazing! Thanks for the tea and tour. I have always loved yard sales and thrift stores. Now that I volunteer at our church thrift store there is always temptation around me. Most all of my wardrobe is from there and I always get compliments on my outfits. Same with our home where I can really same over 50 percent of my furnishings have been gently used . I love the hunt. My current search is for small cabinet for the master bedroom to hold my DVD and TV accessories and wires. Hard to find the one I want but spring brings the yard sales so I will just keep looking and who knows what other treasures I might find😄

  4. Image for Kathy :-) Kathy :-)

    Loved the tour KariAnne .... your childhood home is just beautiful ... I have to ask what you used for rods in the office ... I'm so in love with the look ... Happy Weekend 😘 Kathy :-)

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Kathy, I just used basic metal rods from WalMart! The kind that bend at the ends and cost $1.98! Hope this helps friend! karianne

  5. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Not only do I love your stories, some of my favorite blog posts are when you share other blogs! I wish I could remember how many I have followed, straight from a link like these or your Saturday morning round-ups!!! Thank you, for always sharing so graciously!!!

    1. Image for Sue Sue

      Me, too. Whenever Karianne shares pix and ideas from fellow bloggers, I am all over them as well. Got some great ideas for painting my stairs- treads black, risers white- in my 1880 upstate NY house. Never would have even considered ripping off the nasty old carpet to do that, before.

  6. Image for Kim Kim

    Love all of your Blue and White!! 😍 I’m doing the same...I was wondering where you bought your rug? Thank you for sharing and getting me inspired...your home is beautiful and you are so creative! ❤️Kim

  7. Image for TERESA GONZALES TERESA GONZALES

    Love all the found treasures and how you transformed them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You put them together with such style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love the spring look!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Image for Jenn Jenn

    I love home tours! So fun to be invited in and to hear the stories! So many things I love, the dresser, the hutch and the abacus project. Plus the flowers in the pitcher in the hallway! Have a great weekend!

  9. Image for Sheila Sheila

    Seriously Karianne, you amaze me!! The only things I ever find at yard sales are children's plastic toys, ugly old clothing, and rusted lawn mowers!! I need YOUR yard sales!! You've made such a beautiful home and there is no way anyone would thing even think one thing were from a yard sale or thrift store. Gorgeous all around - but I especially love your blue and white for spring - it feels so fresh and pretty! Thanks so much for having me - always love "hopping" with you! Sheila xo

  10. Image for Laura Harrie Laura Harrie

    KariAnne, I so love the thrill of stopping at a yardsale. Sometimes I just pulling up, I notice something interesting. Other times it is looking through boxes. You just never know what is going to say, take me home! I am like you, I like to point out the history of an item in my house. Happy hunting the sales this year!

  11. Image for Sandi from the Cape Sandi from the Cape

    We are such kindred spirits! I love yard sales and loved your show and tell. If you ever get back to Cape Cod I'll take you to our transfer station (dump) where volunteers erected a little three room "Gift House" so people could leave unwanted items that are too good to dispose of. Everything is free and because there are a lot of 'affluent' people here in town, the stuff is amazing! I'd like to take you on a tour of my house to see all my free junk!

  12. Image for Julie Briones Julie Briones

    I always love hearing about your yard sale finds. It always makes me smile. I think that coffee table is amazing. I found an old tiny secretary desk at the dumpster the other day. Solid wood. Can't wait to share THAT! ;-) Free is always good, right?

  13. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    KariAnne, your home is so beautiful and I love all your personal touches! Thanks for always sharing with us! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings!

  14. Image for Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap

    I love the story behind all your pieces. It's so much more interesting and beautiful than if the story behind those pieces was "this is from Target", "this piece I got on sale at Wayfair", "this was on clearance at Ross" - no offense to any of those places as I shop at all of them! I'm a major thrifter but haven't gotten nearly as much into yard/garage sales as I clearly need to be! Perhaps this is the year to change all that.

  15. Image for Jennifer Osborn Jennifer Osborn

    I love seeing what people have found at tag sales. My best things were free or found! Question--what white did you use to paint that coffee table if you remember? I have such trouble choosing a white.

  16. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Beautiful as always, friend!! Enjoy the yard saling season!! I can’t wait to see what you find and transform next. ❤️

  17. Image for Mari Mari

    Love touring your home every season of the year! I am totally frustrated with my home. I've lived with a sandbox color all of our years here. We have a contract with a painter in June and I want to change it up with a gray paint but my furniture is cream and drapes are a cream base also. Trim is all stained maple tone and I dont want to paint it. I love your office with the desk. If that was a gray it would work for me but it seems to match up with the drop cloth curtains so I'm confused. I love the foyer also with Buddy lying in the sun. It that painted gray as well?

  18. Image for Charlotte S Snodgrass Charlotte S Snodgrass

    Your spring home tour was delightful and I envy your photography skills! You should see the pictures of birds i took last night in our yard, just awful! Your grandmother's chandelier is beautiful! I love to hear the history of your gems then you combine them and make beautiful pictures and stories to share. Thank you! I hope you survive the storms, they are headed our way to East Texas.

  19. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    And how else can we afford to furnish our homes??? And make them so unique?!?!?! I just love mine and yours!!!

  20. Image for PJ PJ

    KariAnne, I loved your tour. I cannot wait until Garage Sale/Yard Sale season starts up again. I also look forward to visiting our local ReStore.

  21. Image for Danna Darty Danna Darty

    Your house is amazing; so bright and spring-like! Thank you for sharing. (BTW, my sister's name is Carianne!)

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