Yard Sale Make Overs

Saturday morning found me in Possum Snout at the annual city wide yard sale.  Wanna take a tour of a town called Possum Snout?  Here is my post with pictures.  This wooden tray ($3) and coat/hat rack ($2) were a couple of my finds. 
This tiered basket was $2.

For now, the wooden tray will remain just as it is.  A damp cloth is all it needed.  The wooden hat rack was sanded (by my daughter), then I sprayed it with American Accents Heirloom White. I love when you spot an item and know JUST where it will 'work'.  I knew this would make a great towel 'rod' for the guest/teen daughter's bathroom. 

We hung it a tad higher than you would a regular towel rod.
I also sanded the edges after the paint job.
This bathroom hasn't had a towel rod in years.  I love this one!

My next project for the weekend was the tiered basket.  Months ago, someone (please let me know if you know WHO, so I can link up) shared one similar on her blog.  She was using it in her kitchen for a coffee 'station'.  I knew I wanted one! But the green just wasn't working for me.  So out came another can of spray paint. I was thrilled with the results!

Oops, the sugar dish is hiding behind my favorite coffee cup.  But isn't she pretty!?!?

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for browsing all the yard sales in one place.  I picked up 7 other items that will be making their way into future posts.  One stop netted four items for a grand total of $3!  Plus a 10 cent item you won't believe once it gets dressed up with spray paint.

For other make overs, check out all the great links on Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Shades of Pink's Room a Month MakeOver.  Love thrifty finds?  Then check out A Picture is Worth a 1,100 words for 2nd Time Around on Tuesday.   Want more inspiration?  How about TONS of DIY Projects?  Check out Kimba's DIY day over at A Soft Place to Land


  1. I love the towel holder. You know I probably would have just passed on by when I saw it, but it's great that you had such a good eye and that it worked so well. I love your coffee station as well. I have a basket like that, I never thought about using it for that, Thanks!

  2. They look great! I always walk around waiting for something jump out at me.

    I have a linky party going on, come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

  3. What a great idea to use that as a towel holder. Love the way the paint "spruces things up"! Have a good week...
    pk @ room remix

  4. Laughing at the name comment. I can one up you on that too: I am also "Sheri S" LOL (Now if your middle initial starts with an "L" we're really in trouble.

  5. What wonderful finds. I love the tray and the towel holder looks just wonderful painted white. Love the pretty turned knobs. The tiered basket is great and can be used for so many things. You found some real treasures and great prices. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love your new finds, they look great in the house, I love the towel holder...thanks for sharing, I am a new follower...come visit..Phyllis

  7. Great redos - really like the coffee station. Gotta love spray paint. :)
    Laughed at "Possum Snout" I was out of town couple weeks ago and saw a sign "Skunk Hollow".

  8. I love the "hat rack" for the towels! I have seen something similar in Pottery Barn with #'s on the knobs....so cute. I am looking for my own. Maybe I should try a yard sale;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Love the towel rack make over...such a clever idea!

    Possum Snout...LOL! Glad you had a great day!

  10. You have to love yardsales!!
    What great items you picked up, I am loving the tray, they are so great to decorate with.

    Thanks for your comments.

  11. Oh I LOVE your finds! That coffee idea is too cute!

  12. Very cute stuff! I need to find one of those double decker doohickeys for my fruit, but I refuse to pay retail. Hope some soul having a yard sale will accomodate my yearnings :o)
    Pop over for my first giveaway, would love to have you!
    peace, cindy

  13. Great job! I love creative makeovers. The towel rod was a great idea. :)


  14. Really pretty--love the rod and the basket thingy!!

  15. I heart spray paint...and apparently so do you :)

    Great job!

  16. Hi Sherri,
    You've done a great job with your remakes!

    Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!


  17. Pretty Pretty!!!! Great finds!!!

  18. The makeovers turned out great Sherri. Have you been back to Feathers & Twigs. They've expaned and take up half the space in that old building now.

  19. Oh what great finds. I love the coffee service perfect for one! What a great idea. You should post on 2nd time around it is all about garage sale finds. I think it is diane1876.blogspot.com it's on my blog though.
    Off to read the rest of your blog. I have missed so much. btw I don't won't to resign in I am myhomesanctuary.blogspot.com too.

  20. Hi Sherri...

    Oooh...nice treasure finds, my friend! I love, love, LOVE that beautiful wooden tray...so pretty! And your towel rack is perfect...I just love when that happens...finding something that you can really use and at such a bargain!!! I think that using your tiered basket for a coffee station is fabulous! I have one that is somewhat similar and use it for my spices near my stove...it sure is handy! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us today...so sweet!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  21. Sherri - isn't that little coat rack/towel rack beautiful!?!? Great job! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

  22. Great job on your finds. Looks wonderful.

  23. I am so impressed!! I didn't have nearly the success you did. Way to go!!

  24. Very nice finds Sherri! And the little redo on the coat rack is just perfect.

  25. I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas & fantastic yard sale finds!!
    *Eliza’s blog*


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