A Bucket of Stuff for $1.00!

I know this thrifty treasure is not going to appeal to everyone but, I was very excited to find it!

I stopped at an estate sale the other day. Not much I wanted. But, I checked out the garage and found this bucket of stuff sitting on the floor under a workbench. I just took a quick glance into it and got so excited! I calmed my excitement down enough to ask the seller how much for the bucket of stuff? She said, "Oh, I don't know. There is just a bunch of junk in there. How about $1.00?" "YES!"...er...I mean "yes, that would be fine". LOL

Here is my awesome bucket of stuff!

Here was what was inside it!

Woohoo! Each time I pulled out another pull or knob I was thrilled! Let's take a closer look!

A brand new package of finials. I am going to paint these black and then do a bronze rub on them.

Check out these sage green vintage pulls. They are so heavy! Love them!!

Only one of the awesome Lion Head pulls. There were 6 of the Brass ones.

Lots of various handles.

Packages of brand new black metal handles and matching knobs.

Only one of these large heavy pulls. Can't wait to clean up the glass in the center.

Three of these awesome back plates with matching knobs!

Love these old vintage glass knobs. Someone had painted them white at one time..arghhh! And check out the knobs in the background of the picture. Pretty vintage brass with porcelain painted floral knobs! So sweet!

More odds and ends pulls, handles and knobs.

And a bunch of misc. bolts, screws, nuts, hangers etc.

And one little wood carved bird!

Well, that was my $1.00 bucket of stuff! I just love to find these kind of things! You don't find them very much any more since most people sell them as individual pieces and for a lot more than $1.00. So, I am still just thrilled over this find. It is one of my all time best buys!

I am joining the follow parties:

GaRage Salen'

Friday~~Finding Beauty

Tickled Pink

Friday Finer Things

Frugalicious Friday

Show and Tell Friday

I'm Lovin' it Fridays

HodgePodge Friday


  1. Oh my gosh! I can't believe all that wonderful stuff! How awesome it all is! You lucky, lucky girl!

  2. I can understand why you're thrilled. That is an awesome find! There are some wonderful knobs and pulls in that bucket.

  3. Diann that is a wonderful find! All that for $1!!! You really got a treasure bucket! Love so many of the items can't begin to pick out just a few!!

  4. Wow, quite the find! I'd be thrilled with just the lion's head pull! Also have a weakness for glass knobs-enjoy!

  5. Diann,
    Any thrifter who refinishes less than perfect furniture finds would be thrilled. Just think of all the marvelous things you will be doing with these goodies.

  6. You racked up!!! Neat goodies....

  7. That bucket actually does appeal to me VERY much! Oh the goodies were awesome. I could find a lot to do with that stuff. Thanks Diann for joining in. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  8. WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a score!!!!

    I'm speechless!

    A pot 'o' gold, a veritable hardware pot 'o' gold.

  9. Great find, and all for $1. You're going to have with this bounty.

  10. WOW! Great find! That's a lot of goodies to play with... and for $1.
    I love the little vintage floral knobs!

  11. Wow! What a lot of great stuff! I've been pricing only a few pulls and knobs for a dresser and was blown away at the cost. You just have to love a great find:)

  12. Oh, I would have been excited!! There is a lesson in this always check under and behind! Good find!


  13. I'd be thrilled to no end with all these goodies...and for a dollar. Whoa!!!

    My link for you... WIZARD OF OZ
    Do come by to say hello if you have time!

  14. I always look under tables, in old sheds etc. at estate sales. That's where you find the goodies like you found. The knobs with the little painted flowers and the glass knobs really caught my eye.

  15. I have to tell you I am JEALOUS! I have been searching for bin pulls and you found some gorgeous ones!! I can't believe you got all that great stuff for a buck! :) You're one blessed chicky! hee hee hee I LOVE it all!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Every time I think I see a favorite, you show me something more! Bowing down to the sale QUEEN! Being a Leo and major cat lover, I have to say I am green with envy over the Lionhead pulls. I would have them everywhere in my hous if I could. (Along with paw foot furniture.)

  17. I think you are so luck, almost like winning the lottery.

  18. Dian, how fun! I love the lion head, the sage green pulls, the pull with the glass center, and the glass knobs (that were once painted white).. and more! Very fun! So what will you do with these neat vintage pieces? I can't wait to see! :) Hope you're doing great!

  19. OMG! If you had to buy those things any other way you could go broke. When I was pricing hardware for a kitchen upgrade I almost passed out. I found my deal on ebay. Good heavy hardward for $80. Enough to do two kitchens-mine and mother's plus my two bathrooms and a big laundry room. Your stuff is awesome and you'll have a great time every time you find a new way to use this "bucket of junk".

  20. Awesome bucket of "junk", Diann. Now, you know, we are going to want to see how you use some of this "junk"!

  21. Oh, I love your bucket of "stuff". Great deal and great finds. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Omygosh, Diane...this is absolutely AWESOME..What fun to pull all that stuff out of the dollar bucket..:))

  23. When I read a post like this, it reminds me why I thrift and go driving around. I hope to find my own golden bucket. Isn't that the sweetest thing when that happens? That is such a rush, we even read blogs to experience your rush. Lucky lady.
    Guess I have to go out now, the school year begins for me on Monday. Sometimes, I wonder, who is sadder? The teachers or the students when summer is over. Maybe a tie?

  24. I need to move into your area!!! You hit the Mother Load!!! I would LOVE to have bought that bucket!!!

  25. Looks like a great find! Congratulations!


  26. I can't wait to see what you do with all this awesome stuff!

  27. What a treasure trove! I love old drawer pulls and glass knobs. So cool and such a killer deal for $1!!! Anxious to see how you use it all.


  28. When I first saw the tub in the photo I thought to myself, 'what's jewelery doing in that tub?'
    Hah! Cabinet jewelry. Great stuff.

    How perfect it would be with our DIY giveaway, a unique kitchen or laundry backsplash. Hope you'll want to get in on it at our new Giveaway Friday! party. You're got the accessories. Jane F.

  29. Wow, wow, wow! You really hit the jackpot! My favorites are the glass knobs, and those neat green vintage drawer pulls! Can't wait to see what you do with all of your treasures! Lucky you :)

  30. I have to admit, that bucket of stuff definitely appeals to me! I do not think I would have passed it up.

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    ~ Tracy

  31. I cannot believe you got all that for $1! Lucky you!

    I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!


  32. WOW!! I can't believe you just paid a dollar for that stuff!!! I can't imagine all the fun you will have finding projects to use them in!! Thanks for sharing!

  33. And she scores!! What a great find! I always dig through boxes at yard sales and find the best stuff!

  34. I think you totally scored-for only $1.00-so many great knobs-my fav-the lion head!

  35. I think I would burst into tears if I got that bucket of stuff for a dollar... WOW, you scored for sure!

  36. Not a bucket of stuff but a bucket of metal magnificence. There was A LOT of good hardware in there. Congratulations on your find.

  37. Lady luck was certainly with you that day! What an incredible bargain! You will have so much fun finding uses for all your new treasures! Regards, Sheilla

  38. Drooling...jealous...lucky lady! That is the score of the century!


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