Welcome to Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, literally.
Let me tell you, the trash is starting to take over my house. The garage is bursting, my driveway is beginning to look like Sanford and Sons and yet I still can’t stop!!!!!
Dumpster Diving is an addiction.
There, I said it. They say this is the first step in admitting you have a problem. I literally cannot begin my day, if I haven’t peaked in at least one dumpster. I have forced myself to give up Wednesdays, and I wouldn’t consider Sundays. (Wednesdays because this is trash day for my favorite dumpster, so I have made it a dumpster free day…..but sometimes I might go peak Wednesday afternoon).
My problem is spreading to other bloggers. I got a phone call from Shelly at A Little Bit o’ Shizzle yesterday that she and her husband had just experienced their first dumpster dive. She had to share as it was exhilarating, yet disgusting. Yep, it can be a gross business. I used to not actually “enter” the dumpster, but I crossed that line a few months ago. Karin from Art is Beauty proudly displays her “Dumpster Diving Team” badge on her blog. She is on my team, and we are winning. If we want something bad enough, in we go.
I found this ladder, you know how I LOVE ladders. You can see one of my favorites HERE.
Yes, there is a lot of junk around it…..My junk likes company
What in the heck is this? I don’t know, but I found it behind a furniture store and I had to bring it home. I can imagine some fun color from CeCe Caldwell’s paints and something funky done with those branches shoved in there. No wonder they put it out back, it is pretty awful in its current state.
I also found this way cool GIANT canvas. The picture is cool, but I am thinking of painting over it with a primer and doing something graphic, like our family last’s name. I am still looking around my house where I can shove this thing. (I mean hang)
Two weeks ago I went to a garage sale and saw this little sideboard. It was in sad condition. Painted with a really high gloss white, there was so much paint on it, the drawers didn’t even open. They were asking $40 for it. I considered going back at the end of the day and offering $5 to take it off their hands. I knew no one was going to pay $40 for something that needed so much work. I forgot all about it until last week with I was taking a walk through my neighborhood. There was the dresser, on the side of the driveway, amongst a bunch of trash!!!! Apparently the residents had hastily moved and left what they didn’t want. Well, if I didn’t high tail it back to my car and load that up! Emma spent some time trying to strip it last week, but we discovered this piece has very deep roots. Getting back to it soon…..
Recently, I encountered an amazing cache of drawers at my favorite dumpster. Usually I can skim the surface well enough to get the goods I want. I thought I had collected all of them when I spotted another drawer, DEEP into the dumpster. I had to do some quick calculating, was it worth it for me to actually climb in for this one s0-so drawer? Then it came to me, I need a fishing spear for items in the dumpster. Quick look around, and I found this!
Just a little clever maneuvering, and this drawer was quickly pulled to the top where I grabbed it. I didn’t really want to lug this thing home, so I hid it in the back of the dumpster, where everyone seems to think their cardboard boxes go. (even though there is a legit cardboard dump in my town, people are lazy).
Good thing people like to throw out whatever, because I like working for my junque! No “l’être paresseux” for moi!