Monday, August 22, 2011

BIG Auction

We had two or three auction options this past Saturday, but we wanted to stay on a pretty small budget, so we chose the farm auction close to home. When we first arrived, we were pretty sure we weren't going to stay. Although the ad had said there would be some household items, there really wasn't much. However, we did find a handful of items that looked pretty good and we figured the entire auction wouldn't take more than three hours, so we decided to stick it out. I'm glad we did, because we walked away with some bargains! BIG bargains.

We ended up with this pair of steel wagon wheels for only $25. That was a steal! We're still regretting the fact that we didn't pick up another pair for the same price. These are going to stay with us to decorate our garage. It would be nice to have a second pair to sell for a tidy profit, but we just weren't thinking at the time.

This wardrobe is GINORMOUS! It stands nearly seven feet tall, and it's very deep, too. Our house has minimal storage, so we're always looking for nice looking ways to tuck away all our junk. I think the contact papered panels really threw off a lot of folks, because we walked away with this baby for $25.

And check out the "after" pic! Fastest before and after pictures ever! We were fully expecting to have to do some kind of repair to those panels, but the contact paper pulled off with minimal damage and voila! Gorgeous old wardrobe! We're thinking that we will add some kind of hardware to the front - knobs or handles.

The very last thing we bought was this little table. I'm a sucker for these chrome and laminate tables. This one is super cool, because it has a drawer and leafs that pull out from the sides. It needs some clean up and maybe a little repair, but I don't think it will be hard to find a home for it.

Our poor van didn't have room for all these large pieces, so we had to recruit my brother to drive out to the auction site to pick up the wardrobe and table. That's what little brothers are for, right?

See more great finds from last week at Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl.


Jem said...

These are brilliant finds!! The wardrobe is such a gem for $25 - and those wagon wheels are divine!

Jem xXx

goodkarma said...

hey, this is probably a good tactic to keep in mind. at an action with mostly farm stuff, the majority of the folks there are probably interested in that farm stuff. you won't have as much competition for the non-farm stuff!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

hello beckykay. pleased to meet you. i am in awe for your auction bargains! i think i like them all a fair deal, not being able to chose however, 'tween the wardrobe and the table for an absolute favourite...!

stina said...

Very nice table,very 50`s...
You been lucky,thats all the markets is about,isn`it? :):)

Helen and her Daughters said...

Wow, I love all your stuff, the wardrobe is fantastic. I love the wheels too! But I think my favorite is the table. Maybe I need to start going to some auctions.