Estate Sale and Consignment Store Finds

As you may (or may not) know, our family moved from Richmond, Va to Virginia Beach, Va back in August. We moved from a 3 story townhouse in downtown Richmond to a 1 1/2 story house with our own yard, a pool which is off of the Lynnhaven River. Our dogs love being able to run out of the back door and be in their own yard. I may be creating a new blog or changing the name of this blog to go along with my new coastal lifestyle! Be on the lookout!

I’ve been to a few sales and consignment stores recently and once again came away with some awesome deals! I love when I can sell something I can no longer use and spend the money on something “new to me”.

I bought this desk at a consignment store. The owners of the shop purchased it and re-stained the top and distressed the bottom of the desk and the chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint. My friend Lindsay introduced me to chalk paint a month or so ago and this was the first time I had seen it used it person. I spent 3 hours last Sunday reading blogs about it. I think I’m hooked! The desk will be perfect for my guest bedroom/craft room…especially after I paint the bright-obnoxiously-blue walls!

my new desk

This is a basket that I got from an estate sale for $2. It could easily hold a pie or be a tray for a plate. It’s super sturdy and heavy too.

pie basket

At the same sale I got an antique wooden box that at one time was used to ship tin foil. They wanted $45 for it but it was the last day of the sale and everything was half-off. I couldn’t resist it at that price! The bags and misc items in the middle of the picture are fishing lures and such that my fiance picked up. I also got a small metal stool for $1.50. I may use it  for decor or for my nephews to reach the sink to brush their teeth when they visit 🙂

misc estate sale finds

I was super excited about these baskets when I snagged them for $4. Something told me they were worth a lot more. Sure enough when I got home and did a Google search I found the same nesting baskets listed for $85! I’m keeping them!

nesting baskets

nesting baskets

That’s all for now. I have a side table I’m currently working on painting and re-tiling that I’ll share here soon!



Estate Sale finds

Get ready to be jealous, awe-struck and start singing “because I’m happy…” all at the same time.  I went to an estate sale recently and totally scored. My awesome finds were more awesome because it was the 4th day of the sale and everything was 50% off and negotiable.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already seen some of this. If so, here it is again!

Wrought iron bench with a high back and twisty-cool details. I’m going to do some research on refinishing it before diving in. It would look good on my porch or balcony or even in the entryway!

wrought iron bench

Left to right: Garden decor lady head thingy. A planter made out of a tree stump? YES! Awesome small, framed mirror (only $2.50!). Mercury glass ornament.

estate sale finds

Ole whisky jar with corncob stopper. Travis really wanted this. Not sure what to do with it yet but some research shows that they go for $70-90 online and we paid $15.

whisky jug

Brass pot with small lion heads from the 1950’s…$30.00.

Palm tree…FREE!

I also bought the small round stool for only $20. As soon as I realized that it swiveled I had to have it. Plans are to sand, paint it and recover.

brass pot and small bench

Buddha! Isthiscrazycoolorwhat?


Have you ever gone to an estate sale? If so, what are your favorite finds?

“Because I’m happy!!” Sorry…now it’s stuck in my head!!