…because no matter how dinged up, scratched or marked up it is, you can almost always fix the damage with a little sand paper and a few coats of paint. For example, this rather unique side table or nightstand that I found this week. I actually watched one of my parents neighbors walk this out to their trash so I took a deep breath, looked around and rolled down the car window to ask if I could have it. He said yes! And I got a FREE, very old and totally battered table that was covered in Sleeping Beauty stickers (Samantha’s favorite thing about the table) and had pieces of the table top chipped away and broken.
|pieces of the wood framing broken off and stickers everywhere!
So, we had a mommy-daughter “painting date,” and I let Sammi help me retrofit this table. The result…
|The table itself is actually hollow and has two hidden doors in the front for loads of storage. Very cool!
After what was proving to be a slow January, this week made up for it with 14 total sales, six of which were completed on Monday, alone! Some of the best bargains…
Large Indoor Playhouse
Paid $12 (Original asking price, $16)
Sold for $45
Poor girls…they were so sad.
Little Tikes Car and Gas Station
Paid $3.33 (Original asking price, $6)
Sold for $15
Sold to a lady who ran a daycare and bought a bag full of other random baby toys that I had laying around. In total, she paid $27 for the bag of toys and Little Tikes Car.
Casio 5-Octave Keyboard
Paid $5 (Original asking price, $10)
Sold for $35
I sold this keyboard no fewer than five times to individuals “on their way” who would never show up. This keyboard is the reason I quit giving my address to potential buyers until they arrived to my street.
Antique Tool Box
Sold for $10
In addition to the tool box, I also sold an antique stool for $10 that I paid $1 for and an early American wood chair that I got for free at a garage sale. In total, he bought $30 worth of stuff!
White Washed Chair
Sold for $20
One less seat to sit on at the Blue Chair because I’ve been storing it there for the past four plus weeks!