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 said...

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