My garage sale-ing this week was a total flop. I managed to make it to at least 8 sales on Saturday morning (without my kids...heaven!!!) and picked up exactly 1 thing. That's just how it goes though...Some thrifting days are better than others.
But the good news is that I got some awesome bargains earlier in the week in a couple of unexpected locations. It just goes to show you that you never know where you'll find a fabulous bargain.
My first bargain was these beautiful outdoor rugs from the Garden Center at Lowes! I saw these two beauties laying off to the side by themselves which made me curious. When I turned them over, I saw this price tag!
$20 each! Regularly $130! Woohooooo!!! I snapped those babies up so fast! Actually, I ran (in my high-heel sandals) to find a flat bed cart and prayed that no one else would discover my treasure before I got back. I was a woman-possessed!
I think that they were the rugs used in the in-store display which means that they're probably pretty dirty. But the great thing about these outdoor rugs is that you can wash them off with a hose so easily. If that doesn't get off all the dirt, then a scrub brush and some OxyClean will finish the job. For $20, I'm willing to put in a little elbow grease. One will go on my back porch and I haven't decided about the other one.
This pretty metal basket was my one garage sale find this weekend. For $2.00, I decided to grab it even though I don't know what I'm doing with it yet.
I know. I know. You think it's scary ugly with it's 1970's frame and all. I agree. Sorta. Click here to see how it's already been transformed! I am totally in LOVE now!!!!
Do you want to see some other Thrifty Treasures? Check out Southern Hospitality to see what other people found this week. PS - My friend Rhoda had moved her wonderful blog to a new address, so make sure you update your links. Congratulations Rhoda!