5.01.2013

GARAGE.sale.QUEEN.



























If any of you guys are around the OC area you have to know about Ladera Ranch's annual community garage sale.  I swear to you, people rent trucks and come from all over.  Streets were jam packed by 7:00 AM.  I never knew it was this big of a deal, I must have slept in the last few years and missed all the choas but this year I was ready and returned victorious. I left my house at 6:00 AM and by 8:00 all my money was spent and I was driving down the street going 5 mph with a bed tied to the top of my husband's Prius tied down with decorative tassels. Not rope or twine. It was a sight to see.  
Streets looked like this. 
House after house looked like this.
Since we bought our house I knew I wanted some sort of fire feature.  I literally waited for the garage sale before I bought anything because I knew something would be there.  The original plan was that I would buy some black and funky chiminea and somehow paint it a fun color to detract from the fact that there would be some weird sun or dancing man design on it. Low and behold by 7:00 I found this beauty.  With the perfect design. For $20. 
These babies were $5 for both and are enabling my flower problem.
BUT THE REAL TREASURE?!

THIS BEAUTY

 Just look at her beautiful wood work.
I literally bought her without a thought.  I didn't even know if it was a Queen or Full and would fit in my room. But I just couldn't let her go.



Are you a garage sale queen?  What are community garage sales like in your area?

27 comments:

  1. Garage sales are sometimes lame, but tag/estate sales are the real events! Imagine whole sets of beautiful china, silverware with their velvet boxes, interesting furniture...and getting to walk through the house is part of the fun! Mostly old ladies or the deceased have estate sales, and there is at least one reeeally good one every summer. I don't think I have ever seen such a beautiful bed at any of those though. Such a find!!

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  2. You made out! The bed is gorgeous, but I must say I love the chiminea! Sadly I am the opposite of a garage sale queen :( I need to step up my game.

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  3. Ahhh that bed! I'm curious how much you snagged it for. It's too beautiful. I love garage sales.

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  4. I am in love with that baseboard and headboard! It would look amazing stained so it brings out the richness!

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  5. That bed is amazing!! Garage sales are the best because people just want to get rid of their stuff and you can get the best deals! Can't wait to see this beauty in your home!!

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  6. I love garage sales and estate sales. That chiminea was such a good find! Can't wait to see how the bed turns out in your home. xo

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  7. Oh-em-geee! *Swwoooonn* That's a lovely bed! There aren't any community garage sales that I know of in my area, but I have heard of one that a prestigious private school hosts each year..apparently that's supposed to be AMAZING..buut...I've never been.

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  8. Kristen!!! This bed is AMAZING!!

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  9. definitely! She is a real beauty, glad you grabbed her, can't wait to see her all spiffed up!

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  10. It's all about the hunt for me. I love a good garage sale! That bed kills... I'll have to hit you up next year for good tips on streets and where to park.

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  11. Seriously?! That bed is amazing!! I'm totally fawning over this post. Great job girl!

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  12. Wow that bed is something else! can't wait to see how you style it!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  13. Ahh girl you really are the garage sale queen! Gorgeous bed

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  14. good finds! that outdoor fireplace is going to be so amazing. and that bed is beautiful. can't wait to see her all gussied up :) my mom used to take me to the flea market or yard sales allll the time as a kid, I really need to get back into it!
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  15. I'm so jealous!!! That bed is gorgeous!!!!

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  16. That bed is amazing! Great find!

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  17. Omg I'm dying at your description of the bed attached to your tiny Prius with tassels instead of rope/bungee cords. Great work! xo

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  18. That sounds like quite the garage sale!
    Love the bed
    I am not a big garage sale girl, but husband loves them
    Brett

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  19. wow oh wow oh wow, that bed is stunning! Amazing find!!

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  20. That bed is GORGEOUS. Can't wait to see what you do with it! I'll have to make the trip to Ladera sometime to go to that!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  21. Love that bed!
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  22. OMG what an epic garage sale! You'll get nothing like that in Australia LOL, at least none that I'd ever found. Love the chiminea, I want one so badly so slightly envious of your $20 find hehehe and obviously that bed O-O dude, what a beauty! Go you!


    SDMxx
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  23. I know I said it on IG already but I loooove that bed! Want it!
    Have a great weekend.

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  24. thats so fun you like to do garage sales! i wish I could wake up early enough!

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  25. OMG!!! That bed is a dream. Awesome find!

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