I’ve been having so much fun reading about your favorite picks in the comments from my giveaway post that I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite picks. As I am, and have been buying and selling for several years now, I have come across some cool stuff. Some I have kept and will never part with (maybe), and some have gone onto new owners. If you have been reading my blog awhile, you may remember these items.
I picked this awesome and super heavy bad boy off of craigslist. It didn’t look like this when I found it. It was super dirty and I cleaned and painted and stained. Here’s the best part and a little secret. It was free. It was also the most expensive thing I have ever sold. (I know, bragging, sorry:) Kinda miss it, but don’t miss hauling it.
I found this awesome piece in a barn sale of a local antique dealer. I paid a whopping $50 for it. It sold in less than one week at Monticello. Looking back, I think I priced it way too low, but that’s okay. Still love it though.
Found this super cute white lace dress in the basement of a really neat antique shop in Portland. Love it so much and I wore it to the Farm Chicks party last June.
And finally, this cool mirror was found in a box of frames at an auction. It didn’t look like this though, but after I tackled it with some paint stripper, this is what I found. I also found a label on the back that says “patent 1883.” I paid $20 for the box of frames including this mirror. It currently has a place of honor on my mantel. If you’re curious about what it looked like when I bought it, here it is. Definitely not white.
Ugh! Why anyone would do that is beyond me.
There’s still time to enter my American Pickers Giveaway. Just scroll down to my last post and leave a comment. I’ll be back on Friday with the winners. Happy Wednesday!