Welcome to another addition of Trashy Tuesday, where we talk Trash, literally.
I have found the BEST trash this week, and OH BOY do I have a lot of it!!!!!
It was a magical week of good trash. And just in time, because I was able to transform some of my trash for sale last weekend!
Do you remember that “FREE” is my favorite word? Especially when it is on a sign and a bunch of furniture, wood, or anything I can make some kind of home decor out of is under it?
Emma helped pulled the fronts off the drawers, and the hinges off everything else. I was able to make two chalkboards, three signs, with one big piece left. I was able to do it fast too. I made each one with my super easy to paint with, dries fast, distresses wonderfully, and looks fantastic, CeCe Caldwell’s paints.
It was “Beach” theme this month at Paris Flea. Travis (aka Mr. Red) actually thought up the idea to have the sign with Paris one direction and Beach going the other. It sold too!
On to “Le Dumpsters”
Monday mornings are one of the best days to find good dumpster stuff. This morning, I visited my favorite Apartment Dumpsters, and guess what, someone had taken all those nasty trash bags from last week, and replaced it with stuff!
I love the weird blue thing. I might just take it apart for parts. The top of that funky table lamp comes apart, I can turn it into a cool Chandelier! Travis was especially excited about all of those skateboard-boards. And that little cabinet? Just needs some CeCe and it is like new!
When I dropped Rachel off at “Glee Camp” this morning, I thought I would check the dumpster behind the building. I found this Ottoman in it! Maybe someone of large stature sat upon it……but, I happen to have a large thing of upholstery foam on hand.
……and hey, do you see that roll of black stuff? I found an entire roll of it next to a dumpster. That is the “dust guard” nylon stuff you put on the bottom of upholstered pieces. I am almost out of mine, and finding a roll of it beats buying a roll of it. I also found this old metal shelf…..which is really good because my garage is getting a makeover.
Have you seen enough. Wait, there is more!!! I feel like a Game show host, about to announce the junk equivalent of an all expenses paid trip to the Bahamas. I found a perfectly good Day Bed on Saturday too!!!
Now here is the part where the lawyers read the disclaimers and the excitement of having won all this stuff deflates.
We all know too much of a good thing, is well, too much. When I started at Paris Flea one year ago, I sort of went hog wild on bringing every stray dog (piece of something resembling furniture) home. It has become a little bit of a problem. Sometimes Goodwill will take it away for me if it is something I know I can’t sell. Sometimes I have just saved the City of Brentwood some gas on their trip to the dump.
Warning: the following pictures can be extremely disturbing to people who like things neat and tidy. Those with delicate sensibilities may want to click away to another blog. For the brave at heart, read on……
Now I know you are thinking, this doesn’t look too awful, but I am just warming you up. Most of these things will get a Redoux, and soon!
And there is more….
But here is where it takes a turn for Sanford and Sons….I think Fred Sanford could be hiding under that tarp!
And if this is not scary enough…..
Hope you have enjoyed “Le Junque de moi” today.
Hopefully when we meet up here next week, my side yard will be growing flowers instead of scrap wood, and we WON’T find Fred Sanford under that blue tarp after all. But I will let you know what I do find!
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