Come Rummaging With Me!

Eleanor is sleeping and grandpa took Quinn to Barnes & Noble, which means there might be just enough calm in my house for me to get a coherent post together. Things are feeling quite balanced now…20 minutes ago, not so much! My weekend to do list:

1. Get House Tour: Phase Two pictures up
2. Hit up the rummage sales 

The whole family piled in the car. Armed with $36.00, a copy of the classifieds, a toddler and a cranky newborn we hit the rummage sale scene. Here is what caught our eye, but didn’t make the cut.

Nice quality and 2 for $15 a decent price, but I don’t really need stools. Heck! Some might argue I don’t need any of this.

A nice sturdy sewing table converted to a regular old table. $25 was too steep for me.

Old farmhouse window. Totally would have snatched it up. Some see junk, I see endless possibilities. Turns out the owner wasn’t ready to part with it. Maybe she had some ideas up her sleeve as well. I love how the piece has character and think it would be gorgeous hanging on a wall as is…a little unexpected.

Looks cool, but when you sat on it it tipped forward. Not ideal for a home with toddler and a newborn baby.
Not really sure why I passed this one up. Must have gotten distracted. Fun frames are always a good idea. Spray paint can fix a multitude of sins.

Never saw anything quite like these. I don’t even know what they were asking, but they were interesting. Could be cool on a bookshelf…perhaps.

A lovely, quality piece of a furniture. Out of my price range. If you recall I was only armed with $36.00
$125! Definitely interesting and definitely a statement. Paint and fabric could really update it to be a funky (think Urban Outfitters) kind of piece.
So to make the cut the item had to be: cheap, (under $36 cheap), usable in my house, and have good integrity. Clearly rummaging requires and open mind and vision. 
So $18.50 later this is what we ended up with:
Slinky Dog

Various Toys
Remember, this blog is all about balancing home. If you are gonna bring kids rummaging, make if fun for them. Quinn scored slinky dog for $5. He is a huge Toy Story (1, 2 and 3) fan so he flipped when he saw it. It was in perfect shape, still in the box! He has been playing with it all weekend. Well worth the $5. Now that Quinn is happy, lets see what the grown ups got.
Sunburst Clock
Some of you might notice the tag that says the clock is broken. No worries! I have absolutely no intention of using it as a clock. Remember, rummaging takes vision. You may also notice the tag that says $5. Well everything was half off so we scored this beauty for $2.50. Stay tuned to Balancing Home if you want to see her transformation. We also scored these.
Front View

Side View
These bad boys only set me back $2.00. They are really nice and solid which is fabulous.
My current bookend situation.
My current bookend situation isn’t working for me. You see that B is not meant to be a bookend and is pretty lightweight. Sometimes it even tips over! I have always wanted bookends, but when I see them in stores I can never bring myself to spend that much. Imagine my joy when I scored these. Technically they could work as is, but I have a little makeover planned for them. More on that later. On to other finds.
Wire Basket
I love baskets. I don’t discriminate either. I love all baskets, but wire baskets have a certain industrial coolness factor. When I spotted this for $1.50 I had to have it. I immediately knew what I was going to use it for…but you are going to have to wait to find out. Lastly, there were these.
My husband thought I was a bit crazy, but he borrowed his parent’s car and hauled them home for me none-the-less. Yes, those are doors. No, I do not have a door opening those would fit in. Aren’t they cool though? Originally they were $10 each, but I managed to score both for $10 and I was feeling pretty good about that. I can’t wait to show you what I have in store for these. 
I wonder if reading this post was nearly as exhausting as rummaging was for us. Getting a toddler out of his car seat and the baby carrier out and then loading them all back in is hard work. Hope you enjoyed rummaging with me!
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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.

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  • Susan

    Well, you have my attention…especially want to know what you are going to do with those doors!

  • Megan

    Well lets Just hope it turns out as I envision in my head!

  • Nikki

    I am so excited to see what you are going to do with it all!!! Good job rummaging!