Here’s one of my favorite finds and what I did with it. I’m also sharing simple ideas for decorating with yard sale finds.
This past week I found something that I didn’t even know I was looking for.
Isn’t that the best thing about yard saling?
You leave the house with your dreams and hopes and expectations and a $10 bill.
And truth? Sometimes it’s lame.
Sometimes all those hand-lettered poster board signs lead to nowhere.
But sometimes on a Saturday when the sun is shining and you discover a treasure trove of giant $1 baskets and stacks of vintage books and the cutest herb planters and something so amazing and incredible that it makes you want to pull out dance moves from a Go-go’s song.
Something like this.
Can you guess what it is?
Can you guess it was used for?
But more importantly?
WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT I DID WITH IT.
Here’s the entire piece so you can see it better.
It’s a vintage planter.
I think it probably hung from a hook in the ceiling in someone’s front porch and spent years listening to gossip and sipping sweet tea.
It’s chippy and vintage and worn with the cutest little white rope loop at the top.
Some people might buy this and bring it home and hang it on their back porch.
Not here at Thistlewood.
I had other ideas.
Here it is in my home.
Can you see it back in the corner?
It’s on the wall in the craft room/office.
I found this hook at Hobby Lobby and spray painted it white and hung the basket organizer from the wall.
I organized it.
I put markers in one side.
I put pencils in the other.
And scissors in the other side.
And then I hung it on the wall from the hook.
Isn’t it so cute?
It looks like it was meant for scissors and pens and markers all along. Doesn’t it look so happy hanging there? I went to reach for a pair of scissors yesterday and I promise that the planter and I smiled at each other.
I love coming up with projects for yard sale finds. If you have one of these lying around your garage or find something similar at a yard sale?
I came up with a few other ideas for you:
- you could hang it in the kitchen and fill it with vintage silverplate
- you could hang it in the bathroom and fill it with bath supplies
- you could hang it in the pantry and fill it with dishtowels
- you could hang it in the game room and fill it with cards and small games and dice
The possibilities are literally endless.
It all starts with that hook.
That’s the thing about yard sales.
You NEVER know what’s around the next bend.
Sometimes it’s two Journey t-shirts and a broken down washer and dryer.
$10 can buy you amazing.
PS If you like this find here are a few others: