Blog Posts - Yard Sale Finds



$8.00 end table makeover

I showed you last week this wood end table that I picked up for $8.00 at a yard sale.  I had been looking for a wood end table to replace the glass/marble looking one we had currently and this one was the perfect size and I just loved the design...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Apr 25, 2016

Navy blue painted dresser makeover

You might be a bit surprised at this post.  See I bought a dresser at a yard sale (that part is NOT surprising at all since I currently have like 5 dressers in my home that I bought at a yard sale or flea market )  BUT, I actually painted t...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Feb 9, 2016

Red and festive Christmas mantel with DIY lit canvas

One of my favorite places to decorate (and share with you!) is my mantel!  And I just love my Christmas mantel this year. I usually sort of already have a mapped out plan in my head of what I want to do way ahead of time but this year I really h...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Dec 9, 2015

Childhood French Provincial dresser makeover

Thanks to Behr paint for supplying product and sponsoring this post.  I have used Behr products in my home for years so all opinions expressed are all mine. I am slowly working my way through my house making over furniture, rooms, and furnishing...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Nov 20, 2015

Paint something (Yard sale nightstand makeover with Behr paint)

This post is part of a 31 day series – 31 days to Love the Home You Have.  I am blogging through the 31 day challenge in the back of the book “Love the Home You Have” by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room.  You can read all the pos...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Oct 30, 2015

Rustic Fall Mantel with DIY Wood Pumpkins & DIY Barn Wood Shutters

My fall mantel is usually my favorite mantel of the entire year and this one is NO exception!  I LOVE how it turned out and I had some much fun adding some DIY wood building projects to it this year to give it lots of character. I built the rust...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Sep 16, 2015

Decorating ideas for old windows

I LOVE old windows and use them all throughout my home.  In fact I picked up this 9 pane big old woo window at the Habitat for Humanity Restore last week (it was $10) and it got me thinking where I was going to put it and what I was going to do...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Sep 1, 2015

Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: Neighborhood yard sale finds!

Hey everyone!  happy Friday to you!  I hope you have some fun plans for this weekend.  And if you end up doing some thrifing or yard sale shopping pop over to my facebook page and share your finds – I LOVE to see what you find too. T...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Aug 28, 2015

New headboard for the guest bedroom

So remember this metal headboard I bought at my parking lot yard sale few weeks ago?  I paid $20 for it plus he threw in bed rails too. Turns out it is from Wal-mart and is $49.84 on their site and doesn’t come with rails – so I think I got...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Aug 3, 2015

Painted Dresser and Mirror makeover (Master Bedroom furniture)

I am so excited to be working with Behr paint again on their Behr DIY Experts team!  Thanks to Behr Paint for providing the paint for this project, but I provided the sweat and elbow grease and design choices! :)   You can check out all the...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Jul 28, 2015

Spray painted yard sale stool and metal décor piece for guest bedroom

I should have proclaimed this “Rustoleum spruces up my guest bedroom” week.   Instead of my normal Friday Faves + Frugal Finds post, I am going to to show you some recent yard sale finds I gave a spray paint makeover for my guest bedroo...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Jul 3, 2015

Mirror, mirror on the wall–it’s time for your second spray paint makeover!

I feel like I am currently working and making over every room in my house right now.  Truth is I am just trying to finish and actually decorate most of our house. So you will be seeing lots of projects and a few rooms you have never seen before...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Jun 30, 2015

Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: Headboard + bench for guest room

I haven’t been doing as much yardsaling or thrifting lately.  It has been super hot and we have been busy on the weekends plus I have been busy working on projects, some of which you will see next week! But I did stop by my parking lot yard sa...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Jun 26, 2015

Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: 1 hour to yard sale, a $20 bill, a full car, and a cookout

Two weeks ago I headed out early on Saturday morning.  We were hosting a big cookout that evening at our house and I still had cleaning and lots of preparation to do so I didn’t have long to yard sale.  But I knew of a big community wide...
by The Frugal Homemaker on May 29, 2015

Small Pew Bench Makeover with Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: This post sponsored by Americana Décor, but the dream of an old pew bench, the yard sale finds, and opinions expressed are all mine! Once upon a time there was this girl who lived in a very traditional house who dreamed of living in a ve...
by The Frugal Homemaker on May 27, 2015

Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: Mirrors from Value Village and fun yard sale finds

I am so glad yard sale season is back!  It is just so much fun to find little things to turn our house into a home for super cheap.  I picked up these 2 pieces for $1 each at 2 separate yard sales.  I planning on making a gallery wall...
by The Frugal Homemaker on May 15, 2015

How to Build a Built-in Bookshelf: before & after

Disclosure: Product received from Wallternatives for review, but all opinions are all my own. I have been busy at work on several big projects and the one I am going to share with you today I am just SOOO thrilled with how it turned out!  I keep...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Apr 23, 2015

House tour: Molly from Pennies’nGrace

I love a good house tour, don’t you?  And especially a house tour where I feel like I feel like the style and furnishings is attainable for me.  While I love taking a peek at fancy, expensive homes – that just won’t ever be in our bud...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Feb 4, 2015

Christmas front porch and an easy layered Christmas wreath

I just love Christmas lights and candlelight sparkling and flickering in the night, don’t you?  Let’s take  a peek at my Christmas front porch tonight! I am loving my new Rustic DIY JOY sign (tutorial here) and so glad that now that my...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Dec 15, 2014

Friday Frugal Finds: glass jars, candles, pillows, throws and more!

I made a deliberate effort to try to look for more yard sales on my way to town last week hoping to find some specific home things on my list.  And I am excited that I did! A pretty crystal looking candle holder and 2 new Kohl’s candles for $1...
by The Frugal Homemaker on Sep 12, 2014


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