Friday Faves + Frugal Finds: a truckload of finds from a small church pew bench, rugs, decor, and more!

The weather has been GORGEOUS here for the last 8 days or so after having weeks of rain… and the yard sales have been everywhere you can look.  I actually had my own yard sale last weekend on Thursday and Friday so didn’t stop at any sales on Friday.    And I really didn’t think I would stop at many on Saturday as I was headed out later in the morning to take some of my stuff that didn’t sell to donate.  But you know I can’t pass up a sign if I pass it! Winking smile

I saw that the lady that I had bought all those rugs and that sunburst mirror was having another sale and she said she would add more each time so I had to stop.  In fact, I bought so much, I had her hold it until I could come back with my husband’s truck! Smile 


I had seen this metal baker’s rack at her previous sale and a few days later I had wished I had bought it.  I realized I could have used it on my deck to display plants and things on it and also use it as sort of a serving station with a beverage dispenser, cups, and such when we had a cookout.

Luckily she still had it, so for $20 it came home with me.  It got a spray paint makeover this week so look for that soon on the blog.


She also had some GRAY rugs this time – yay!!  The darker gray one is a wool rug and was $10.  And the lighter gray rug was only $2 – it isn’t bound on 2 of the sides but that is ok with me.  I am working on cleaning them and hope to get them in place after playing around with where they should go this week.


I also bought this floor pillow for $2 and my nieces love it.


Her next door neighbor was having a sale and had some amazing furniture and even better prices.  I picked up this super cute twin headboard and footboard and rails for $10.  It has already been painted with some new chalky finish paint that I have been trying and I just love it – look for it soon!


And this… oh my.  I fell in love with this little bench.    $8 and it hopped in the back of the truck too as fast as I could get it there. Winking smile


See this pin on my Entryway Pinterest Board? 

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Yep, added it THREE years ago… I have dreamed of having an old church pew gracing my entryway in this craftsman/maybe a bit Farmhouse style house.  I have been seriously motivated recently to get things done and BUSY painting everything in site.  So this bench has had a complete makeover since last Saturday and you are going to LOVE the after! Smile  Still working on finding the Craftsman style house but I have this little miniature pew bench (of course with a cute little thrift store pillow on it) gracing my entryway right now.

I also stopped at a church sale and picked up this set of glass canisters for $5.  I have 2 other smaller ones like this and have wanted to find more because they stack and I just love them.


Most of them still had stickers on the bottom like this – $10, $8 each so $5 for all 4 was definitely a steal!


I also picked up 2 outdoor green pillows from Kohl’s for $1 each – was thrilled to find these as regular fabric just doesn’t last long against fading and stains outside.  And these are almost brand new.  The little faux potted plant was $1 too.  I love real plants but in some places like bookshelves and such where you would forget to water them or they wouldn’t get enough light I love to use little fake plants.


And I picked up these 12 brown placemats for $1.00.  I certainly don’t need 12 but am going to share 6 with my friend Molly since it was $1 whether I took 6 or took all 12.


So that was my yard sale shopping adventures last weekend.  For thinking I wasn’t going to get to go since I was having my own sale to coming home with a haul like this was pretty fun! Smile  Looks like another gorgeous weekend here again too – hope you get to get out and find some treasures this weekend!  Share them on my facebook page.


  1. Sherri S. says:

    I have been looking forward to this post since you spoke about it on Facebook earlier in the week. You sure scored! Love the church pew!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Its always great to have extras of things like place mats that are identical, if one gets soiled and won’t come clean, or gets a tear/hole just replace it. 🙂

    Have a HAPPY weekend…

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