Sunday, December 4, 2011

Estate Sale Jackpot!

Some days it really pays to hit up an estate sale on it's last day...heck in the last few minutes. This one was literally packing up when I finally made it over there and nicely asked if I could pick through what was left. The estate sale person said there wasn't anything left, but go ahead.

This is what I found:

The sewing kit has vintage wooden spools, and the little brass urn will get a spray paint makeover as soon as the weather warms up.

Check out those feet!
So what's the jackpot you ask?

Again, in the basement was this little table with a chipboard tabletop. Nothing special right? And with a price of $20, there was no way it would have gotten bargained down to a price I wanted to pay...unless it was the end of the sale. I hauled it upstairs all by my lonesome, with the kit and urn (both unmarked) and boldly asked for a bundle price of...'s a pic of the whole bundle again... about $5? For all of it!

Can you believe I got these legs for $5?? Yep, those are the only things of value here folks. Vintage steel 22" hairpin legs. Sturdy as heck, expensive to buy new, and awesome to boot. Yessiree, the table was passed over for three days by estate sale shoppers who couldn't see the potential past the cheap top.

That sticker reads 20.00! thanks at that price.
You can always tell somethings vintage cuz NO ONE uses slotted screws anymore! What a pain they are!
I'm going to make something special with these legs and you'll be among the first to see it! Like all my projects though, please don't hold your breath waiting for me to finish something quickly...I like to take my time and let a project speak to me sit around for awhile before going for it. So, all in good time and I hope it'll be worth the wait :)

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  1. Don't you just love it when people pass up the good stuff! :)

  2. Seriously> You got it all for 5 bucks? Smart girl! I love that table and can't wait to see what you do with it. I also love those funky feet on that brass urn :)

  3. OMG! that's a sick bargain! i want those legs for 10 projects i have going on right now... so get on it, girl! i can't wait to see what you do with them!

    and how about the feet on that urn???

  4. Goodness! You are a champion bargain hunter! Although the bargain and the value is a little lost on me, probably due to the shortsighted nature... Can't wait to see what you make of your findings!

  5. Jill, i wish i could go hunting with you!!!


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