So maybe I’ve been going overboard with my online shopping… but this is my new guilt-free way to shop for house stuff: estate sale auctions! It’s basically like shopping at a thrift store, but online. I discovered this treasure trove when my favorite vintage store was moving and selling a ton of inventory, and now I’m on a first-name basis with the guys that run the website, ha!
I’ve been able to snag a ton of items for dirt cheap that I would have been spending my money on anyways. Every auction has different stuff, but you can find anything from clothes and decorations to furniture and tools.
How it works is you go through pages of the online catalog, and place your bids. Every auction has a set closing date to get your bids in by. I’ve gotten into a couple of intense bidding wars on here let me tell you! Then a couple of days later, you go pick up your winnings.
Here’s what I found:
I have yet to pick up a few things- a set of flatware for $10, some small vintage bowls for $2, and a set of pans with lids for $12.
I’m stoked about how much furniture I’ve been able to find! Lord knows I need furniture right now.
Found this file cabinet for $2!
This small table/cart and the stool were $2 each! I took the wheels off the table and I’m using it as a meditation table.
This 1940’s wood chair was a little bit “pricey” at $15, but after replacing the fabric it’ll be gorgeous! And the striped one wouldn’t fit in my car so unfortunately I had to abandon it. It was only $5.
I found a ton of super cool vintage lights!
Look at this beauty! I paid a little more for this one $48, but it’s worth alot more, and I really wanted it 🙂
Also got 3 vintage stained glass pendant lights. My grandma has a few of these! So Nostalgic. I’ve been looking for one for a long time and ended up finding 3! One of my friends told me I’m good at manifesting. Plus a huge lot of random vintage lights.
Ha, anyone need some light fixtures? I’m basically a collector now.
I bought these antique books for $5 to use as decor (can’t read)… and it came with a few surprises in the box!
This kid-size chair, I painted it white and I’m using it as a plant stand.
This cool whiskey bottle for $4.
Random Other Stuff
POWER TOOLS! We’re cooking with gas now! I got all this for $12!
A bunch of extension cords for $3.
Iron for $5. I accidentally bid on 2 of these, oops, one for each hand?
This rechargeable vanity mirror, never opened!
I got this 100″ projector screen for $26 (ask me how I fit it in my Fusion), and got a projector on Amazon for about $200, way cheaper than a 100″ tv and it’ll be perfect in my basement!
Lastly, a random collection of gemstones for $3.
And some bathroom stuff for $7-I know this sounds gross but almost all of them were unopened. I ended up throwing some of the stuff away (the T-Gel looked sketchy), and was still left with way more than $7 worth of stuff!
And that’s only the stuff worth photographing! There’s more decorations, cleaning supplies, curtains, baskets, and more. This place has basically been my Amazon these days.
This is probably just my first of many auction round-up posts, because honestly everyone should be shopping these.