We don’t get out to estate sales very often anymore. It’s just too ‘hit or miss’ as to whether or not it’s worth the trip with the price of gas these days. This is why I love estate sale companies that offer email notifications WITH pictures to preview! Kathy’s Estate Sales is one such company, and actually the ONLY one we ‘bother with’. They are very nice people. Price things very reasonably and always have GOOD STUFF! Here’s what I found at their last sale:
Little PINK storage chest.
I had actually only opened up the TOP couple of drawers before I grabbed it to buy it.
Look what I found in the bottom drawer when I got home!!!
Ooooohhhhhhh . . . . I am so very tempted to KEEP this one to store my craft supplies in!!
Such pretty wood grain patterns on this piece!! The door will have to be worked on (it doesn’t close)
And there is a pretty big gouge in the veneer on the top AND it’s warped quite a bit. (but we CAN always take the old top off and replace it)
And such pretty FEET. You know how I love feet on furniture!
Pretty crystal drawer pull, but the pull for the door is missing. This might be a good candidate for some of those other old pulls I got recently.
The inside of the door is pretty chewed up too. STILL was worth it for the price we paid. Another great thing about Kathy’s estate sales is that on the last day of the sale (usually Sunday) everything under $50.00 is half price! And they will take bids on the higher priced stuff.
This is probably the most expensive item I have ever bought at an estate sale. Bear in mind that I am ALWAYS shopping for items to re-sell at the antique malls; so MY top price has to be LOW enough to ‘up’ to cover rent, commission, gas and a bit of profit.
OOPS!! A little too close on that picture, but the claws have actual GLASS balls under them.
At least THREE of them have glass balls! This one has a wood replacement. sigh. Didn’t notice it at ALL until I turned it upside down at home.
Very intricate carved details on the center support post.
And the seat rim. It ‘used to’ be a piano seat that you could raise and lower, but it’s been changed to a fixed height. Not sure if I should LEAVE this one as is, or paint it white or aqua?? It’s probably not a ‘collectible’ piece due to the flaws; but it’s still pretty cool looking ‘as is’. But all those intricate carved parts would really POP if painted a light color then distressed! To alter or not to alter?!?
Grubby little foot stool with cute feet!
Looks like it was ‘meant to be upholstered’ but just never got covered and was used for years ‘as is’. Again, I can’t decided if I should leave it as is to sell, or upholster it? Maybe with burlap?
LOTS of neat old frames at this sale too!
BIG old gold frame.
In incredibly good shape for as old as it is.
Can’t really even TELL how old it is until you look at the back.
And one last frame. I’m probably going to take these frames to the antique malls ‘as is’; since I have been finding quite a few at thrift stores lately to re-paint.