Trash to Treasure!
A few weekends ago I went garage sailing with my mother-n-law and some friends.
I L.O.V.E to go garage sailing. LOVE-IT!
Anyway... I like to think of myself a a semi-professional garage saler. I can spot a deal a mile away and I have no problem chewing them down.
Sometimes that's a good thing... sometimes its not.
Which brings me to this little story..
We pulled up to a commercial building in Onalaska that had a garage sale sign out front.
All it said was 'Garage Sale".
We went in.
It wasn't a very good garage sale. Most of the items were crap and looked like it had been donated. That should of been clue #1.
I also noticed that there were quite a bit of 'youth' aged kids there. That should of been clue #2.
Anyway, I spotted this little tikes bench that someone had completely vandalized.
Raigen's toy box in her room is over flowing and this bench is also toy box too, perfect! However, I knew it would take alot of work to get this looking cute.
" How much for the plastic bench?" I asked the girl.
"Five dollars." She told me.
"Would you go any lower?" I asked.
"Three dollars?" She offered.
Just as I paid her and was walking out the door she says..
" Thanks for supporting our youth group!"
I felt HORRIBLE!
Did I really just talk them down at a benefit garage sale?..
Had I known the $ was going to a youth group I would of gave them atleast $20 for it!
The next garage sale we stopped at was actually at a church. It was also supporting their youth group. I am pleased to say... there was no bargaining and I donated very generously to them which made me feel a little better.
Anyway, here is the little beauty after 2 coats of pink satin spray paint.