Yeah, they were practically giving stuff away at the Leisure World Rummage Sale…good stuff! So, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to one of these twice-a-year shopping shin-digs, let alone have one of these retro-microcosmic communities near you, you’ll be doing your wallet and inner decor nerd a favor by stopping by and taking a look-see.
Though, my under-the-cushion coinage was a little light on this trip, I still managed to come away with a sweet and unique find for just $10: a Stakmore folding chair. I’m guessing its “circa” is somewhere around the mid-century. I also like the Stakmore company slogan: “The folding furniture with the permanent look.”
This is my second folding chair which I plan on refurbishing – at the very least changing out the seat cushion fabric (see the refurbishing idea below). For mine? Stand by on this…
As for any other purchases? I definitely spotted some potential DIY project gems, and even a few fun-funky decor finds. But alas, with a coin purse emptied by the Stakmore, the only additional items I took home were these pictures.
I’d love to share them with you now, along with some refurbishing and repurposing ideas to make the most of rummage sale stuff, transforming old Leisure World to new your world. Here’s an example of how just changing out the cushion fabric on my new Stakmore chair can really hip it up!
These, to the untrained eye, may look extremely mundane and utilitarian-ly simple…
But, with just a can of bright spray paint and a chunk of wood, you’ve got something spectacular!
I loved this two-tiered end table with casters. I don’t even want to tell you what they were selling this for…a definite steal! Paint it a favorite color, or simply clean ‘er up.
With vintage books all the rage as decor decoys and crafting cuties, rummage sales are perfect places to find them on the cheap…and there are oodles of ’em to choose from!
Okay, so this isn’t exactly home decor, but I thought it was so cute and clever. Why not set this sweet encyclopedia purse out on a table as art?
I thought this was a very interesting piece. Me…I’d most likely paint it to make it more modern.
I’ve always been drawn to vintage glassware, but for everyday use, they’re a bit impractical. Still…they can be so beautiful. So, after a little searching, I found some new uses for them…
Who knew a repurposing idea could be so transparent?
Have any rummage sale refurbishing or repurposing ideas you’d like to share?
All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly…except where indicated.