Week 11 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift store and antique stores.

Not shown is a very nice brown microfiber sofa for my daughter's apartment for $60 and from a nice new clean home. She really needed a couch.

Here are my treasures from this weeks garage sales:
A cool feed sack $4, and a yard of denim stripe fabric $1

Look at the neat stitching!
An old pie tin 50¢ and some old wooden spools, 25¢

Another old small baking tin, 25¢. Great for some fun decorating.
A pair of boy's skates, $1 to decorate for Christmas like the ones below...
I painted garage sale skates, $1, added ribbon and boa trim.
A $1 clock to replace a smaller one that I had here.
A couple of old books, $1 and a fun urn for 50¢ that I put the bird in.
Glass misc. pieces, $1.25
   These glass pieces are to eventually make garden art...

See it coming together? No? Well, I will show you when I get enough pieces.
For $1 I got random words in vinyl along with a long decorative line (not pictured). What in the world would I do with random words? Look below!
First I took this old wooden piece and painted it white and distressed it.
Then using the vinyl words I cut out the letters of my last name and used the decorative line too.
This is hung over the doorway in the living room and now it has personality and meaning!
Here is another one  that I painted white at the same time.

OTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

From Trash To Treasure Thursday @ Alchemy Fine Living
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Look What I Found Friday @ Vintage Revivals
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo


  1. Nice finds. Curious to see the glass garden art.

  2. How creative of you to cut up the vinyl letters. I like to think I might have done that.

  3. Love the "MOORE" sign, Terry. Great finds. I like you Diamonds in the Rough posts!

  4. Great finds. I wasn't as lucky looking this a.m. but my turn will come. Love the idea about the letters. Will remember that next time. Have a great day.

  5. What a creative use for using the random vinyl letters. You have great vision with all your diamonds in the rough. I often don't think fast enough when I spot something, then later regret not buying it.
    I can see where you are going with the glass pieces. I also have a collection growing for totems.

  6. You did a great job on those skates and I'm sure the ones you just picked up will be just as nice! I've got ice skates on my mental list of things to look for when I go to the thrift store {because you never know when you might find those things on your mental list}.

  7. Great stuff, Did you really get all of it from a garage sale?
    Are you in a middle of property search ?
    Well, please visit us.

  8. I recently lost out on ebay for a Bemis feedsack like yours...great find!

  9. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely finds!

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

  10. Loving your treasures and the transformation! I have some old skates as well. Oh the possibilities!

  11. I love all of the goodies that you found and what you did or are going to do with them. I always need to have that figured out before I buy things, too, even if it's just 50 cents!
    Hugs, Cindy

  12. Lovely trim work--your rooms are beautiful too!


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