Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekend Finds

My husband and I went to a few estate sales this past weekend.



We spied this cement table and two benches.




We were ready to buy the set, but when hubby and one of the estate sale guys went to move the top of the table, it began to split.  Waaaaahhhh.  It weighed a ton, and I didn't want it to break off, and land on any one's foot.  So, we left it, and went home with the two benches. The people conducting the sale really had everything priced to go. We paid $7.50 for both benches.  Yes, seven dollars, and fifty cents.






Sitting in the garage at the same sale was this settee.




Also a very good buy.  It came home with me too.




The upholstery is in great condition, and so is the frame.







I'll share some of the other things we picked up later.  It's a beautiful day here, and I want to take advantage of it.  Painting, painting, and more painting.  See ya soon.


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39 comments:

Susan said...

Rosemary, those benches were a steal for that price!
I love the color of the settee! If owned it I would not change a thing other than polish up the wood. It is beautiful!

Victoria said...

Why can't I run into an estate sale like that? The settee is gorgeous, it reminds me of the chair I just re-did with the cane back...can't wait to see how you beautify it:)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Call me next time before you go so I can follow you! I would have done the happy dance if I had found that setee! Can't believe only $7.50 for the benches.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

great finds as usual, Rosemary! I have one of those concrete benches out front, pretty pricey at Lowes!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! Those are amazing finds, Rosemary. I'd say you had a great weekend!

katecreativesalvage said...

Great finds, love the benches, and what a bargain!!!!
I love your pieces with the gesso, I tried a little bit on a desk I'm painting, and was wondering where do you buy it in bulk. I bought a small tube at Michaels $9.99 and its gone, because I put three coats, thanks for the help,

katecreativesalvage said...

Great finds, love the benches, and what a bargain!!!!
I love your pieces with the gesso, I tried a little bit on a desk I'm painting, and was wondering where do you buy it in bulk. I bought a small tube at Michaels $9.99 and its gone, because I put three coats, thanks for the help,

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Amazing finds, I'm never that lucky... Happy Sunday. Ciao

Di said...

Great buy, i have been painting, painting also. We are getting ready to move so I am trying to get my furniture pieces ready! Di

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You really found some great buys! I love the benches even without the table. Great settee too.

Pam

It's All Connected said...

Super bargain! Are you leaving them au natural or giving them the treatment? ~ Maureen

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow....you sure find great deals, Rosemary! I would'ave cried at leaving that beautiful table behind, too. :( But the benches are fabulous as is that settee! I can just imagine it painted with your old world technique. Gorgeous with the blue fabric! :)

xoxo laurie

Holly said...

Rosemary...I bet the cement benches were so dang heavy - good thing you brought "big guns". The blue fabric is really pretty on the settee - hardly looks used. Lucky day.

Olive Cooper said...

Love the benches. I have four of the concrete bench legs that I got for a dollar each some where and am deciding what to do with them. I always make Joe lift heavy concrete-he rolls his eyes but does it. The blue settee is lovely and I can imagine you might paint it.

chateau chic said...

Wow! what terrific finds. Professionals come in to run estate sales in my area, so prices tend to be higher than lower.
Mary Alice

Debbiedoo's said...

What a dealio! 7.50 SCORE! I like the setee too.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous finds! I especially love the settee! I'd love one like that.

Bliss said...

The sight of the tufting made my heart go pitter pat, but the thought of a cement top falling on my foot made me twitch!

~Bliss~

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

OMGoodness, Rosemary! That settee is gorgeous! What a find, I would love to find one like that for my home. Lucky you!

~Shanon

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Oh my goodness, what a bargain and a half!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Your finds are incredible. Our weather was lovely today too. I spent some time outside and it definitely was enjoyable. Have a good (and productive) week!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Rosemary, that settee is gorgeous just the way it is, but I can also see it painted white. And I imagine that you will be adding your touch to those concrete benches. Can't wait to see what you do.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Rosemary ~
Wow! you did land some awesome finds!! Lucky girl.
I love the concrete benches!!
I have a chair that matches your settee! but has gold upholstery. The upholstery and caning are in perfect condition. My mother in law bought it a garage sale for $5. I plan on painting it white and adding some shabby chic fabric.
I just spent a couple days making over some thrift store finds. Hope you will drop by for a visit.
See you soon.
Elizabeth

Kelly said...

Oh.my.goodness!!! I'm so in love with that settee. I can just picture it painted in a gorgeous white with the blue upholstery still in tact. Then add a few french pillows to it and ooh la la it's beautiful! I would've had to knock you down for that one had I been there. Ha! Can't wait to see you refurbish it.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Debbie's grad party. The benches are a great deal and I love the caned settee! i am curious if you will stain or paint the concrete benches?

Distressed Donna Down Home

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love those benches--what a deal! That settee is also awesome--the upholstery looks perfect and looks like it is a really good color too. You lucked out!

Cynthia said...

Great finds. I love that sofa and the concerte is nice and old looking just the way I like it.

Cynthia

At The Picket Fence said...

Awesome finds Rosemary!! That settee is gorgeous! :-)
Vanessa

The Summer Porch said...

The benches and settee are gorgeous Rosemary ~~ An unbelievable price, I could only imgaine how much it would have gone for around my neck of the woods.
I look forward to see what color choice you choose.
Enjoy your day,
Hugs Rosemary...

frugal-interior-design said...

I have one bench like that and love it. And yes, they are HEAVY! Can't wait to see what magic you work on the settee. Good finds!

Gail said...

OMGoodness Rosemary you scored this weekend! I love the settee!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, you always find the best pieces! What a great deal on the benches! That was a steal! I know you have big plans for the settee. Can't wait to see what you do!

Cottage and Broome said...

You always find the best stuff!!! Laura

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love those benches Rosemary and they look like they have a nice patina to them!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Rosemary: The cement benches are lovely and a fantastic price, and I love the blue settee--gorgeous!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You found some great bargains, love the sette, to bad about the table but the benchs are neat, you don't see those so much anymore!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

You are a busy lady - with great results!

Junkchiccottage said...

Rosemary you found some real treasures. Love it all.
Kris
junkchiccottage.blogspot.com

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Amazing finds Rosemary! Love the settee...I feel that you have amazing plans for it...can't wait to see :)

Lou Cinda