So, at 10am today, I headed down to this dusty, grimy, buggy place full of metal, wood, and everything in between. Yikes. It was a rather terrifying at times and absolutely hilarious in others. I'm headed back tomorrow because I need to work off the goods I claimed...
I'm on a mirror kick and got a bunch of large wall mirrors to spruce up. The tall one in the back and the oval one toward the front have the hardware to use on a stand, so I think I'll make something for them so we have a floor mirror in each of the bedrooms...
There were lots of sewing notions and I found a brand new tin of German straight pins, plus enough bias tape to go around the block at least twice.
These are metal bins that I plan to hang on pegboard (via S hooks) for a recycling station in the garage. I kind of like the yellow, although I may paint them eventually.
These are sturdy wooden magazine racks. I need to figure out how to incorporate them into one of my favorite Pins, although one needs to be devoted to my Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple magazine collections.
I was looking for a table upon which I can keep my sewing machine and instead I found several sewing machine tables! This table was in the best condition; the included machine is modern-ish, yet worn. I'll dig it out later and see how it works. :) Otherwise, I am hoping mine can go in (or just on top). :)
Jackpot!!! I found one of these bedposts earlier in the morning and spent the rest of the day keeping my eyes peeled for the rest. The headboard was attached yet very un-salvageable, so Tom cut the pieces down so I can use them in a new construction. Super excited. The piece of wood behind is a veneered piece that has great potential. We found several wood rails that I may be able to adapt...
I grabbed this table to go as a grill station on the patio... it just needs a little TLC (the missing side is somewhere in Tom's car, perhaps?)...more picture frames on top.
I found some other odds and ends (spray paint, paint brushes, some metal baskets/organizers, etc)... and finally this slightly rusty gem from the 1930s:
Do you like to go to auctions? What sort of gems have you discovered?