Thursday, June 7, 2012

Crusty, Rusty, Divine

On my way home from work, I noticed signs for neighborhood garage sales in an older part of town--an area where I usually can find some great old stuff. It was late, though, and most of the sales had closed up for the day.

The one that was still open for business was the only one that counted. For $8 total, I got this rusty old garden fork.

And, this rusty, crusty old crank hand drill with a wooden knob and crank grip. I'll have to think of something fun to do with this relic. My grandpa had one of these--well, probably several--on his farm.

And, this sweet 1956 baby crib. The springs are likely to end up in the garden to be used as a trellis. But, I'm not opposed to using it to hang inspiration photos and other goodies in my craft room. The frame? The foundation for a bench or a chair, maybe? Towel racks? A garden gate? Time will tell.

And, finally, this fantastic chair. It already has a great chippy finish that I could easily live with. Eventually, though, I'll probably be compelled to paint it another color.

A productive evening drive indeed.

Make it a great day!


  1. Love your old tool finds! And that white chair is divine!


  2. That was one of the best drives ever. Wish I could have been with you. You did very well on all your purchases and they have endless possibilities.

  3. My fave is the last one - - - that darlin' little white chair.

  4. The real name of the old "drill" you found is "brace and bit." I wish I had one!

    1. Thanks for that information, Annie. I have heard of that, but didn't realize that's what I had purchased. Nice to know!

  5. Such wonderful finds! I have one of the brace and bits too that was my grandfathers. Love the crib and chair. I'm a bit jealous of your finds! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!


  6. Lucky you! You really got some great stuff. I love that vintage hand drill. Thank you for sharing everything with us at the All Star Block Party :)

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  7. Great finds!!!! thanks for sharing it with us at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY... hope to see you next week too.. =)


  8. Hi Ann, I can't believe you got all that for $8. Every piece is great! I love the chair and pitchfork. Can't wait to see where the springs end up. I have a linky party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you shared a post sometime.

  9. I have found some of my best stuff late in the day, and most of the time prices are better as people are ready to wrap up and just want to get rid of their stuff. I think you got some great stuff. The crank hand drill is my favorite (just saw something on Funky Junk Interiors using a piece like this and now I am on the hunt for one).

  10. Lovely!!!! The chair is just great!

  11. gorgeous chair, and I love how you can see a new life for someones elses rubbish, the cribs springs will make a brilliant wall hanging for your craft room

  12. Oh wow! I love all of your finds! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend:)

  13. Adore the little chair :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  14. Congrats! I picked your link up from our All Star Block Party to feature today.

  15. from Trash to treasure!! Hopping over from stuff and nonsense. I'm already happily following your blog xo

  16. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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