Here's the living room after we pulled up the carpeting, pad, and a million staples:
I love the new carpet, it is so clean and fluffy!!!
I stopped by a yard sale on my way home from the store today. We usually don't have yard sales this late, but we have had a wonderful fall, and the temps were still in the 60's today. Here's what I picked up:
It had a few layers of paint on it, and I figure I'll sand the rest off tomorrow. Did I mention how much I paid for this? ONE DOLLAR!!!!! How could I pass that up??
I paid another hard-earned dollar on this:
Isn't this a great chair? It's in perfect shape.... for ONE DOLLAR! This lady was really wanting to get rid of stuff. Ok, well, it's not completely perfect:
If you read this post, you saw my bench that will go in my guest room. I finished painting it. I don't love it, but it will have pillows all over it and I think it will look good in the room:
Here's one more thing (since I didn't post all week, I'll do triple duty on this.) At the same flea market I found the bench, I found a great old dresser. I paid $75 for it, but it was worth it. It had obviously been sitting out for many years, and was filthy. I thought I'd have to re-stain and varnish, but I found some awesome wood cleaner/restorer, and it cleaned up beautifully. I'm upset I didn't get a before photo, as you wouldn't believe the difference. Here it is after its cleaning:
Hope all this makes up for not blogging all week. I'll be linking up with some DIY parties!