In other news, this Saturday I became inspired by my sister and brother-in-law in Colorado as they have become all about garage sale hunting and selling. They have turned a nice profit on their ventures as they buy things on the cheap and they refurbish & re-sell furniture. Have you seen that show "Flip That House?" Well my sis and bro are "Flipping That Furniture." Mike, my brother-in-law calls himself "the American Picker." I thought I would give it a stab, so I set off on Saturday to find a treasure that was going to make me my next buck.
Out in Lockeford in front of Young's Market I found a rummage sale. It was for some school fundraiser, so I stopped by and found this:
Now the price for this chair was $10, but I was able to talk them down to $8. I know I should have given them $10 because it was for a good cause, but the fun part of garage sale-ing is bartering. I took the glider home and painted it with some leftover paint we had. First I sanded it down and stripped off the excess material. I found two extra cushions in the garage that we bought last year for some lawn chairs. Then I went to JoAnn's and bought some material to recover the cushions. Came home, took out the staple gun and went to town. This is what I created:
Yeah you guessed it, that is what you call a John Deere Chair!
I wish I could tell you that I took my $28 investment ($20 went to the John Deere fabric) and made $150 on craigslist...but it instead found its way into LJ's room where he and his mom can read stories before bed.
My $28 John Deere investment turned into something priceless! -JP