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Garage Sale Finds

Fall is the optimal time to go on a treasure hunt through second-hand shops and yard sales, and to discover toss-aways at the end of driveways. Your discerning eye can realize the hidden potential that lies within the discarded finds.

Search and Rescue
Fall is the optimal time to go on a treasure hunt through second-hand shops and yard sales, and to discover toss-aways at the end of driveways. Your discerning eye can realize the hidden potential that lies within the discarded finds. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.Garage Sale Finds

Door to Dine
Opportunity is knocking with this simple idea. Turn a French door, or any door, into an extra table that always seems to be needed at Thanksgiving. The legs unscrew for easy storage when not in use.

Shopping List
  • a discarded door
  • glass or lexan, cut to size and recessed for a flat surface
  • 11/4" galvanized flanges (8) 3243-243
  • 11/4" galvanized pipe (10' cut into four 29" legs), custom threaded at both ends
  • Designer Series Cabinet & Furniture paint in desired colour


Here's How

  1. Finish the door frame in desired colour (shown: Dark Hue-mor). Garage Sale Finds
  2. Paint the edge of the door a different colour for a bit of eye candy (shown: Electra-cute). Attach legs, and bon appetit.


* not all Home Hardware stores can custom thread pipe
Dark Hue-mor SC140-3
Electra-cute SC137-3
Chair colours shown: Yellow Polka Dot Bikini SC155-4, Aqua-culture SC164-0, Electra-cute SC137-3

Pane Free DecoratingGarage Sale Finds
Refurbish an old window frame into a stylish photo and message centre.

Shopping List

Here's How
Simply remove any panes of glass, paint the frame a desired colour, cut the cork to size, and fasten the cork to the back of the frame with a stapler. Attach a picture hanger, hang, and enjoy!