Secondhand Finds: $5

Continuing on our Secondhand Finds theme this week, today’s post is brought to you by the number 5.

First up is this great, rustic looking trunk that we nabbed at an estate sale. The funny thing about secondhand shopping is the way it can shift your perception of a good deal. When we first spotted this trunk, it was labeled $10. Looking back, $10 would be a total steal at places like Target , not to mention the fact that Pottery Barn would most likely charge something in the three-digit range. I passed on the trunk, but when we came back a few hours later, we ended up getting it for 5 measly bucks. Now, it’s a great display space and a handy spot for storing Christmas decorations that we don’t feel like lugging to the attic.

The little green art cabinet works perfectly in- you guessed it- the craft room. While the roll-out shelf has holes for paint jars, it also provides a convenient space for scrapbooking materials. The bottom of the cabinet is a cozy little home for my sewing machine and supplies.

I’m kind of cheating with this next one. These chairs were technically $2.50 apiece, but since they were $5 for the pair, I figure it counts. This was a purchase that we didn’t need, but I figured that you can’t even buy cheap lawn chairs for that price, and it’s always nice to have extra seating when guests arrive. Turns out, I was right! We have pulled them into the kitchen and dining room on several occasions when our everyday furniture wasn’t enough.

Hope you enjoyed this round of Secondhand Finds! We’re taking a field trip to Philadelphia through Friday, so I’ll be taking a little break from the blog. Next up, items under $5!

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