Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yard Sale FInd

Last month on my way to the gym I saw a huge sign...it read, "Yard Sale....Come See Us". So I thought, oh why not....I turned around and am so glad I did!

I saw this Coca-Cola Razorback tray first....for $1. I bought this for John.


I turned around and spotted this this vintage 1950's Camel back love seat.

The tag said $20. I thought I read it wrong so I asked the sweet old lady if it indeed was for sale for $20. She said, Oh yes dear.....I said, SOLD!


Yes, it was very nasty! But I stepped back and visualized the couch all cleaned up. It could be a beautiful piece. I was so excited to go home and wake up John so he could help me pick it up.

We headed back over to the sale....as we were talking to the two women (mother & daughter) I spotted a chair. I couldn't believe it hadn't sold.....it was waiting for me! :-}

The mother (who is in her 80's) said she has had that chair forever. It has a stamp on the bottom that says, Kemp Furniture. I believe this might be from the 50's or 60's. The seat has been reupholstered.

So John tried to clean the love seat but couldn't get all the stains out with our cleaner. So he called a company and they came out on Wednesday and for $85 he cleaned and treated it with a stain treatment. All the stains came out!!

Not bad for a total of $105!

We moved my sewing machine to the upstairs bedroom and put the love seat in the craft room....which is now the sitting room. It gives the room a more cozy feel and looks so much more appealing when company comes over.

I did some research and these couches sell for $350-$500. So I think I did really good!

I'm so glad I made that detour that day!

18 comments:

Becky said...

Good deal! It always makes you feel awsome when you know you got something worth value like that.

The loveseat turned out amazing!

Winters Reaper said...

one persons junk is another mans Treasure...


nice loot

Heather said...

You have a talent for seeing the hidden potential in things; the loveseat is gorgeous! Especially for $20!

Way to go, bargain-hunter-extraordinnaire!

Bill S. said...

Fantastic finds. It is always amazing what is found in junk.

Julie said...

that is so awesome

Susie said...

Awesome find!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You did great! I love the Love Seat.

Mommakin said...

Whoa! The loveseat looks GREAT!!!

heathersister said...

You're awesome

Rene said...

Amazing purchase!! I can't believe how great that sofa looks after just being cleaned up. It really looks like it was reupholstered. Gives me hope that maybe my living furniture isn't a lost cause after all.

Hugs,

Rene

Lori said...

What a great finds! How pretty!

April said...

Wow, girl...you scored BIG TIME!

Melody said...

I love great bargains! Congrats on your finds! :-)

Mrsbear said...

I don't normally do yard sales but that love seat is adorable. Glad you were able to get the stains out, it looks great. Nice surprise for a random detour. ;)

Mercedes said...

Man you have a great eye!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. I ADORE your love seat. What a great deal! I can't even stand it! And I love that tray! And I really love that chair too. Seriously wonderful deals : ). Awesome that all of the stains came out. That is perfect!

Just so you know, your blog background sais Photobucket account inactive and it is very hard to read it. It just says that over and over in the background! I thought I would let you know in case you didn't!

Life with Kaishon said...

You fixed it : ) No new posts this week? Don't tell me you are busy during the month of December... that is just silly! : )

Joy said...

Can't believe how nice that sofa turned out. You really scored. Good job. Looks great in that room.
♥ Joy