August 31, 2009

Garage Sale Finds: Outdoor Planter

My husband thinks I'm wacky, but I get a big kick out of going to garage sales.  They are pretty much the only thing that can motivate me to wake up early on a Saturday morning.  I love the the excitement of never knowing what you'll find and the fun of finding a great deal.  Garage sales are one of my best money saving home design tips and they didn't disappoint this weekend.  Today I'm participating in the Thrifty Treasures round-up at Southern Hospitality to share my finds.

I went to 4 garage sales this weekend, but only bought from one of them. It started of with a disappointment when a lady walked into a garage sale right in front of me and purchased a couple vases I was admiring.  But I lucked out at the last garage sale I went to where I found 2 of these greater planters:

I bought 2 planters for $4 for both!  What a great deal, I had been waiting for planters to go on end-of-summer sale, but couldn't find anything I liked for under $25/$30.  So now I am able to take my fun palm tree out of its plain black planter:

And give it this pretty new home for just $2:

Plus I have another planter that I can use for an additional plant.  I have an indoor plant that's looking for a new planter to dress it up.  Do you think this pot can be used indoors?  Find any good garage sale deals yourself this weekend?


Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a fun blog! I haven't been to any garage sales lately. I don't think I ever get there early enough for the great deals. Your planter looks great! I think you could use it indoors--why not? :-)

- Sarah :-) said...

Nope - unfotunately, I didn't get to do much thrifting this weekend, but I love it!! It's like Christmas!

DIY Newlyweds said...

Julie- I'm not a morning person but I can still find some great deals because by the time I get to the sales, the sellers are giving stuff away at bargains!

Sarah- I call them Halloween for adults. You go door to door never knowing what goodies you'll get!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That looks great! No yardsales for me this weekend. Just one lonely bird from Target.