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Best garage saling find EVER!

By May 17, 201034 Comments

Don’t hate me if I tell you about the deal I got when out garage saling last weekend.

It was as if the Heaven’s parted……

and angels sang……

and a ray of light shown on one driveway in particular.

It was the driveway of a local celebrity. Ok, maybe not a celebrity…. but a meteorologist nonetheless.

Look what she was selling….

I would like to tell you I IMMEDIATELY paid for my treasure and went on my way.

But the truth is….. I FROZE.

It was so cheap, I kept thinking something MUST be majorly wrong with it. It was so heavy I couldn’t even lift a corner of it. It’s so big I had to measure the back of my SUV to see if it would fit. It’s made so well that even the drawers are lined with wallpaper.

And yet, I froze.

I left that garage sale and came back 3 times ….wasting the better part of an hour …until my friend Shauna slapped me back to reality and lovingly screamed “why are you hesitating???”.

Yeah, I dunno. Cuz’ it was only $15 folks.

That’s right. $15…..

for the bun feet….

And the 4 pull out trays….

And the upholstered top….

And the tacks on the drawers.

It’s perfect in my family room.

Don’t hate me.

Linking to House of Grace and Southern Hospitality.


  • Bonnie @ House of Grace says:

    wow!!!! That is awesome!!!! I always love a good, cheap find. I would love for you to share it on my Twice Owned Tuesday Party this week!!!

  • Brenda says:

    WOW, that’s an awesome find! Way to go! I would be doing a happy dance! I’m looking for one just like that!

  • Emily {Frilly Details} says:

    You went to Katie Horner’s garage sale?! 🙂

    Great table!! And what a price!

  • Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup says:

    What an awesome find!

  • Laura Lofgreen says:

    It’s simply stunning. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.
    It is good out there.

  • Sailing Simply says:

    Great find! That does look fantastic in your living room!

  • Renee says:

    LOVE it!! Congratulations! Are you going to do any customizing to it?

  • Girly Stuff says:

    That is a steal!

    I remember seeing those coffee tables brand new at Star Furniture priced over $1000.

  • Rashaundra says:

    I live in the Lee’s Summit, MO area and would love to know where the good garage sales are! What a steal!?! How’d you find out about this sale?

  • Pamela says:

    That does look just perfect!

  • Nancy W says:

    That looks perfect in your livingroom! Love great finds!! And you are too fabulous to hate 🙂 hugs from conroe, tx!

  • A resounding wow! Love this piece! Are you going to leave it the natural color or paint it? Good job!

    & I loved your turquoise piece. I’m your newest follower!

  • Amber says:

    Seriously! You hesitated for $15?? I’m glad you went with it!

  • Lou Cinda says:

    I am just so JEALOUS!! But I don’t hate! lol

    This is AWESOME!!! What were you waiting on?? The heavens had already parted and the angels sang!!

    Glad you got it!

    Lou Cinda 🙂

  • Lou Cinda says:

    I am just so JEALOUS!! But I don’t hate! lol

    This is AWESOME!!! What were you waiting on?? The heavens had already parted and the angels sang!!

    Glad you got it!

    Lou Cinda 🙂

  • Wanda says:

    Well….if I had seen it at the same time as you….I would have knocked you down to get to it first. (Laugh)

    Wow….what a fabulous piece. And perfect for a family room with all that storage space and pull out table shelves. Ok….I’m fighting major envy here.

    (But I’m glad you got it. It looks great in your place.)

  • chair up says:

    That table was soooo meant to be yours…you went away 3 times and it was still there when you came back! I think God sent those angels that were singing, to guard it for you 🙂

  • Janie aka Jane, Juana says:

    You hit the mother lode!

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  • Girl, I wish I had your luck!!!

  • hthr says:

    Seriously?! That is awesome!! I spent almost that much at Starbucks the other day 🙂

  • Becolorful says:

    okay so yes I may officially hate you. On second thought I am just coveting your treasure. I was just sitting here laughing reading your post because it reminded me of me. I wonder how much time I spend looking for those stock pictures, like the angels, to drive my point home and make a post SO much more interesting. I loved it and it does make it so much more fun to read than those – I did this and then I did that blah blah blah. I love the way you write. You are so fun and have a great sense of humor. Okay can I tell you a dirty little secret? We went out with friends tonight and I may be just a wee bit tipsy. Hehe. So If I said something inappropriate or goofy I apologize. I missed lunch and had two and a half glasses of wine. Yikes.
    Drinking on a Monday night? Unheard of but it may just be the beginning of one great week. 🙂
    You may want to delete this after reading.

  • Becolorful says:

    Haha. It’s me again. Your lush buddy. I don’t know much about wine but our friends are in the restaurant biz and they are way cooler than us. I know the vinyard was Hahn but it was some special varietal grape or some such thing. Whatever. It tasted good and I’m happy. Nuf said. I’m going to bed. Kinda dreading tomorrow. 🙂

  • I’d say so! I could hear those angels singing through my screen! Girlfriend, you scored and the best part is that YOU get to keep it, you don’t have to paint it and sell it! It’s YOURS!!!

  • I don’t know if I would’ve frozen…I think I would’ve grabbed it and run as quickly as I could (figuratively speaking of course)for fear they would change their mind!

    Just goes to show, that’s it’s true, what they say ‘someone’s trash is another’s treasure’.

    You have THE EYE!!!

    LL Nat:~)

  • Jennifer says:

    She is so pretty!!!! Awesome deal!

  • Jacki says:

    that’s a beautiful piece! it’s so full of character too

  • WoW what a deal!!!!!!

  • Lisa says:

    I was wondering if you would share with me the steps and colors you used to faux the turq kitchen if i paid for your formula(steps and info) since you are not here to to do mine…???? pretty please, exactly what i was looking to do….

  • Magic Brush says:

    Lisa- I would! Please email me! I can’t respond to your email or your profile!

  • CarSmart Auto Sales says:

    It proves she is CRAZY! Uhhhhhmmmm….Still waiting for a “shout-out” for the coolest (thanks to you) car dealer ever! P.S. I’m running out of air.

  • Donna says:

    OMG – the steal of the century!!!! You are SO lucky it wasn’t scooped up by someone else (like if I had been there) during your FROZEN period! hahaha Thank goodness for your girlfriend! It looks perfect in your home!… Donna

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