Garage Sale Season



Garage sale season is here! I love this time of year because I love to pick up items for re-purposing or give new life to something that seems otherwise unusable. I am always on the hunt for great (sturdy) chairs that are in good-condition but might need a coat of paint. Or a great antique bench that just needs the seat recovered in new fabric. I look for candlesticks that need shining or can be sprayed in silver paint. I love picking up vintage linens for sewing projects, or even vintage fabric or patterns. It is a treasuer hunt and you can bet every Saturday morning I have to hit at least a few sales.

One of my favorite trash to treasure projects is my kitchen chandelier. While out with my neighbor friend, she spotted an outdated, brass chandelier sitting sadly on a neighbor’s curb. She said, “grab it!” And I was surprise...grab that? Really? “Why?” She said I was going to paint it white and get some cute shades. So, I did! And she was so right! My nearly free kitchen chandelier (of course we also had to sew a cord cover!) and voila...one of my favorite features in my house! And when people ask about it, no one can believe it was a neighbor’s trash.

Have you salvaged anything great from a sale? What’s your favorite garage sale find?

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Lauren Goldman

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The Art Director of KC Parent's family of magazines, Lauren Goldman, feels lucky to have a super-fun job with the opportunity to be creative every single day. Besides the pages of the magazines, she is most proud of her two girls and her husband, Stuart, who also works for a magazine as an editor. A Kansas City native, Lauren loves visits with her girls to the library, can get lost in a fabric store and will sneak off to Lawrence for a stroll on Mass Street whenever possible.

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