We Went Junking (and Some Other Shopping Too!)

I was looking for something different to do for this Memorial Weekend, but it seemed like I was just going to do some mundane chores around the house. My husband was going to be working at the softball park, Lauren wasn’t coming home and Haley just wanted to watch her videos. Boring!!! Then as my husband was watching a local baseball game on tv, there was an advertisement for ‘Junk Days’ in a nearby town. Bingo! Something fun and different to do! Lauren was game, Haley was undecided, and I texted one of my friends from work to see if she wanted to go. She hasn’t been able to drive for awhile, so she is pretty much stuck at home. She was more than ready for a day out!

After church, we headed out. After a short stop at Starbucks, we picked up Lauren and drove over to the ‘Junk Days.’ This was one of Lauren’s first finds of the day. We didn’t purchase it, but it sure is fun to dream and get ideas!

Lovin' the pink!

Lovin’ the pink!

I have been wanting a rectangle shape table, preferably a trestle table, for my back patio. Just the other night I was thinking it would be cute to get some different wooden chairs, paint them the same color and put around the table. Well, I found the chairs! Aren’t they adorable!  I scored five for $20!!

Wooden chairs for my patio.

Wooden chairs for my patio.

I will change out the burlap, not because I don’t like burlap, but it would be a little itchy when wearing shorts!

There was also a booth advertising all the benefits of chalk paint. Look at the truck!! It is completely painted with chalk paint! It is so awesome!!

I want this!!!

I want this!!!

We also stopped in the store that carried the chalk paint. They hold classes and sell everything you would need to paint. It was so cool! They had this map hanging in there. I love maps! They also had an upholstered chair painted with chalk paint. Amazing!

Chalk paint map

Chalk paint map

The last really cool thing we found, because the place was full of cool stuff, was this dresser. The drawers were painted to look like suitcases, complete with hardware!

This is so clever!

This is so clever!

After our ‘junking’ we stopped for lunch and a little more retail therapy. We were browsing Kirklands and found these little initial blocks. They were on clearance and the only ones left just happened to have all of our initials! So random!!

Great girls day out!

Great girls day out!

We had such a fun time! Sometimes you just need a day out with the girls! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day and a great week!

Sunshine and Blessings

24 thoughts on “We Went Junking (and Some Other Shopping Too!)

  1. psbarton99 says:

    Junk Day looks like a lot of fun! The suitcase dresser is really cool and of course so is the chalkboard car. It’s great to co-host with you this week at Wacky Wednesday.


  2. Zan says:

    Never heard of Junk Day..LOL..There are some really cool stuff there. That truck painted in chalk and great finds on the chairs. That is so random how you all found your initials. Glad the day finally worked out for you! Thanks for sharing with us a the Home Matters linky party. We hope you join us again!


  3. rachel621 says:

    What a great idea! I wonder if we have something like ‘Junk Days’ around here. The suitcase dresser is my favorite find. I wouldn’t be able to pass that up at all! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday! Looks like you had a great time and found some great treasures.


  4. Rebecca says:

    I love going to garage and estate sales or charity stores. Unfortunately, I don’t think we have any “Junk Days” around here. It is a great way to find things that you would never find in a “regular store”. Those drawers are really unique looking.


  5. Laurie says:

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with the girls! What fun!
    I always look forward to seeing what you are up too and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us at Brag About It each week!


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