I’ve heard about these garage sale groups on Facebook forever, but never found or joined them until a few weeks ago. Guys, it’s a whole new world that’s opened up!!
Just get on Facebook & search for you town/surrounding towns & garage sale after or yard sale or virtual garage sale, etc. You’re bound to find a few local groups to join. The point is to sell large items or small items, 1 thing or a bunch of things all to local via Facebook. It’s usually up to the purchaser to pick up the item & have exact cash. At least that seems to be the case around me. I haven’t personally sold anything yet, but definitely will in the future.
I did, however make my very first purchase! While there are so many awesome furniture items on there for super cheap, I decided to start small, with this.
Not so great you say? Well it was $10 & I’ve been dreaming of something like this for months! You see, I have several purchasing problems, kitchen towels being one of them. I like to have them for all seasons/occasions/holidays etc. I NEED them. Anyone relate? Storage had become an issue. I’m usually displaying/using 5 or more at a time, but that meant I had about 20-25 of them not being used. I could not come up with a storage solution that worked. I tried several different things that either broke or fell apart under pressure. So most recently, I’d given up & tossed them in a basket to become all wrinkly. I have seen several people with rows of towel bars, but I wasn’t sure where’d I put those or if I could ever convince my husband to drill holes into our precious walls for the sake of seasonal dish towel storage.
Hence this this thing. Which is technically a “vintage” magazine rack. I’m sure this lady did not think it would sell so quickly & easily, but as soon as I saw it, I scooped it up! Can’t beat $10 to settle all of my storage woes!
It did require a fresh coat of paint. Which was easy peasy cause I spray painted it. Nobody has time to hand paint those tiny bars!
The turquoise worked well & matches my kitchen perfectly! Here it is with just a few towels, so you can see the full effect.
I decided to hang it up in my laundry room & filled her up! See what I’m sayin’? Loads of towels up there. Anyway, I’m so happy with the turnout & my little upcycle! Don’t worry, I used a whole bunch of tacks to hang it up… 🙂
What else could we use an old magazine rack for?!
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