See the potential

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Today’s message – look past the dirt and junkiness and find the potential.

I love yard sales and all the treasures they hold.  But as I’m sure you know, most of the treasures start out looking like…well, just a bunch of junk.

Yard sales are the perfect place to really fuel your creativity.  When I see something at a yard sale, I immediately begin thinking about what it could become.

Perhaps it just needs a fresh coat of paint or a good cleaning.  But my favorite finds often end up becoming something totally different from what they were originally intended to be.  The trick is to not just see what something is but what it can become.


shop yard sales like a pro see the potential

Here are some of my own favorite transformations.

This is the final week of my yard sale series. I hope you have enjoyed it because I have.  Starting next week, instead of sharing tips I will be sharing all of the fabulousness I have been finding at yard sales myself. (Hopefully!)

So what are your favorite yard sale transformations? Is it easy for you to see the potential in a piece of junk or does it take lots of effort and pinterest searching to come up with a great idea?

Be sure you don’t miss the rest of the series:
Shop Yard Sales Like a Pro
Have a Plan
What I Buy
The Nice Girl’s Guide to Haggling

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  1. says

    Hi Carrie,

    Thank you for this series. I really enjoyed it. I love to see thrifty and yard sale tranformations. Yours are always inspiring. Too bad we don’t have yard sales or barn sales like in the US. I know I would be bringing lots home with me if I visit there. :)

  2. says

    Hi Carrie … Love yard sales too and fun to find stuff to re-purpose. You do a really fine job of that.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    • Carrie says

      Jessi, how exciting to have a new house to make your own! I understand needing furniture for sure. When we bought our first house, we had a bed and dresser and that was pretty much it. Have fun hitting up yard sales – just remember to be patient. Sometimes it takes a little while to find something really great!

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