I love $1.00 finds

This past Saturday I woke to the sun shining for a change so I dressed and hit the streets for a day of yard sales.
Although it was hot from the moment the sun came out (89') I was determined to get out of the house.

My kitchen revamp has been on hold for several months and it's about time for me to get it finished.  I'm thinking a few more decorations are needed and when I walked into the first sale of the day, here was this perfect wall hanging.
It had a price tag of  $1.00.
What was funny I stood and watched a woman pick it up.. check it out and then put it down.. as she stood there thinking to herself,,, "Do I want or need this"?  I crept closer until she moved away... Snatch!  It's mine!

I laid my find on the front seat of my car and admired it for a while, then on my way I went.

After cleaning it up I knew the exact spot for this cute little sign.. Above the stove! 
Mr N. came in and asked why I put such a sign in the kitchen?  "What's the matter, can't your friends find the kitchen?" 
Silly man!

The cabinets in the photo above are marked for demolition as soon as I can get to them.. just think how nice this wall will look with shelving above the stove,, Ikea here I come.... 
Lets not forget the 'Stove pipe hood' squeezed in there.

I'll have to dream for a while longer.
 Every so often I have to look at the kitchen back about 3 years ago, just to remember how horrid it was before I started working on it.


so far 

May sound a bit silly but I love to see the 'before' once in a while,, still can't believe how far this kitchen has come since I first moved in... and the best part, I have only paid one handy man,  to have the ceiling recessed  lights put in.
Amazing what a little paint can do!
Ok, done bragging here...

I hope you all had a great weekend... I only had one find this day, the pickins were slim.
School starts this week for the children in my area, so the streets were pretty busy this morning.  School buses on the roads once again,  transporting kids back and forth...  
Please stop for the  school buses and watch out for children crossing.


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Michelle said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous and I'm so jealous of your find! I too have cabinets marked for demolition when I get around to it because I so love me some open shelving.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Men! I love that sign. How could you not get it for a dollar? Glad you were able to grab it!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I had that kitchen sign come to think of it, I have no clue where it is now. I must have packed it away for another time. Your kitchen looks cute.