You made it.
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 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).
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.
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. 🙂
Here are a few more spring tours from some of my favorite people.