Yard Sale Furniture
Yard sale furniture is usually inexpensive and sometimes in good condition. Yard sales are my number one place for finding furniture. Sad to say I haven’t been going to yard sales like I did a few years ago. When we lived in Florida I would go to the sales every week usually Friday and Saturday both.
Since being back home in Tennessee I’ve gotten lazy. The thing about yard sales is you can hit 12 in one day and not come home with anything or you can go to 12 another day and hit the mother lode. Coming home from work last Thursday I spotted a yard sale sign and said “what the heck”, so I followed the arrow and drove three miles out of my way.
A lot of times that’s a mistake. People leave the signs up long after the yard sale is over. This time I was lucky. I found two wood nightstands at $5.00 each so it was worth it!
Yard Sale Furniture
How pretty is this pair of freshly painted nightstands?
yard sale furniture
The two nightstands were in really good shape. All they needed were paint. The paint I choose is Beyond Paint. It can be used on cabinets, furniture, counter tops and accessories and almost any surface. It is an all-in-one bonder/primer/finisher that cures to a durable, washable surface in just one or two coats. No Stripping, No Sanding, No Priming required!
- Specifically engineered to work indoor or outdoors
- Slightly textured to eliminate brush marks, provide a finish that conceals imperfections
- Has more pigment for better coverage
- Contains very fine colorant to avoid fading and allow UV stability (i.e it won’t fade in the sun!)
- Eco Friendly- Low VOC, water based and little noticeable odor making it safe for people and pets.
The paint distresses easily if you do the distressing right after the paint is dry. Otherwise it’s hard as heck to get off. I used 80 grit sandpaper and a power sander for the distressing. It doesn’t take long!
It took no time at all to paint the two nightstands. I added a few decorative items to the pieces before I took photos.
This yard sale furniture looks pretty darn good now, doesn’t it. The pieces have lovely details like the dentil molding at the top front. Makes for nice distressing.
Wow, that’s it. The sheen of the Beyond Paint is what I like best. It’s between a flat and a satin or eggshell finish which means its not overly shiny. The price is a little more than some paints but for the quality and the three-in-one aspect the price is right. Coverage is great too. One quart goes a long way.
Anyone go to yard sales regularly? What is your experience? Do you think prices are getting higher? Leave me a note and I’ll see you next time, Kathy