Fresh finds: vintage goodness

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Wow, where do the weekends go?  There is just never enough time to get everything done.  Of course, no matter how busy I am, I always make time for yard sales Saturday mornings.  It is one of the highlights of my week.  (Let’s be real – some weeks it is THE highlight of my week).  My yard sale mojo was flowing again this week even though the number of sales in the area is getting less and less as fall looms closer.  Here are the highlights.

Love this wide blue shutter.  I’m definitely going to have to check out pinterest for some shutter inspiration to figure out how I want to use this baby.  And this sweet office chair is going to look great after I do something about its speckled orangey wood finish.

I found another set of lockers for $5.  I have been looking for more all summer and this was the first set I’ve come across.  These don’t have any authentic details like numbers so I will definitely be getting a little more creative with the makeover.

I found several cool baskets including these wooden apple baskets.  And I love the shape of this metal magazine rack.  Just needs a touch of paint.

I found this Brownie Hawkeye in excellent condition including the box and flashbulbs for just five bucks.  Someday I will have to show you my vintage camera collection – currently I have around 15 cameras.
The flashbulbs are probably my favorite part.  Look how awesome that filament is.
I also found some little odds and ends including this sweet book about bicycles, some vintage aqua tins, and a folding ruler with the most perfect patina.
Ok, so I might lose a few of you with this next one.  As soon as I saw this chair, I was drawn to its gorgeous lines.  Granted, it is in truly terrible condition and they probably should have paid me to cart it off.  But I really liked it and paid 2 bucks for it.
 It actually came with all the wood pieces and the lady who sold it to me said I should just repair it and recover it.  I’m not so sure about that – this baby may be past that point.  But something can certainly be done with it.  So, would anyone else out there have been crazy enough to buy this beast?

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  1. says

    I really like the folding ruler and the vintage tins.

    If you can’t repair the chair, you could take it apart and use the pieces to make other things. Maybe turn it into a bench? Or use that front piece for a piece of wall art since it is such an interesting design?

  2. says

    You’ve done it again! I love the office chair and lockers. We have been knee deep in redecorating the house so not many trips out trifting for me. Just want to say you are a very brave woman to fall for that chair ;)

  3. says

    Oh yes! You should definatly repair it and recover it! I have seen worse! If you dont want to go that direction you could turn it into a planter, or you could just add wood to the seat and back to make it an all wood chair. Then you could paint it a really cool color and just use throw pillows on it.

  4. says

    The lockers are full of industrial greatness. That chair has potential , it all depends on how much time you wish to invest. It has fabulous legs, perhaps you could make candle holders from them.

  5. says

    Your other finds are awesome, but even I would have passed on the chair. Space issue, you know. :@

    It could probably hold one of those cheesecloth ghosts for Halloween.

  6. says

    WOW! You found some amazing treasures! Esp. love the lockers, camera and bicycle book! Unfortunately I would probably not have picked up the chair; although I would love to see what you come up with! :)

  7. says

    When our Kmart when out of business there were banks of really cool lockers – if only I had a way to bring them home. I am sure you will enjoy fixing them up for whatever purpose.
    The office/desk chair on rollers reminds me of my dad’s from the 1960s, and I think it is older than that. I would preserve that as is.
    The chair frame, however…I am glad you got all of the pieces. If you choose not to play with it I know you can at least double your money.

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