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My internet was down the last few days. Although it was extremely annoying. I was extremely productive!!! I finished a dresser and a table for a client, and made a sizeable dent in the space in my garage too!
Since we missed Trashy Tuesday, where we literally talk Trash, here it is today! And woowee! You will not believe what materialized for me this past week. I am telling you, I have a 6th sense! I can feel where the goods are. I just hope this “feeling” doesn’t leave me anytime soon…..Maybe it is bad luck to talk about it?
This week was lucky, big time!
I found this child’s chair in the middle of a field behind my local Target. What was I doing there???? Well scanning the backs of stores of course! Then I just had a “feeling” to scan the field too, and I saw legs and springs. Parked my car and hoofed it to the middle of the field. There was this sweet little chair waiting for me. Why would someone go to the trouble of actually putting it so far off the road?
Next I found this funky organizer, but without the ruler, some paint and a few embellishments, this will be a fun little mail organizer.
When I found the little organizer, I also got this throw. I know, fabric from the dump. Yuck. Actually, there was nothing wrong with it, no smell, no nothing. I will of course wash it really well, but the fabric can make some fun funky pillows and crafts.
On my usual morning rounds, I found this chair, kind of by accident. I had a little extra time, so I went to some “bonus” spots. There was a flooring store in this area, and the owner was outside by his van waiting for workers to show up. I explained what I was doing and while I was explaining, I spied this chair, buried deep in the dumpster. He was nice enough to help me pull it out. Then he proceeded to tell me about all the fabulous furniture many of his clients “throw out” after they get new flooring. He said he comes across so much furniture, that I will “never have to look in a dumpster again”…..Um yeah. Let’s let that ponder on this statement for a bit.
Do I look that good at 6:00 a.m.? No. Gym clothes, greasy hair, no makeup, well, it was sort of dark out still…. Maybe he really meant it. Ahhhh, some girls dream of someone to take all their cares away and never want for anything again. I dream of someone to find all my furniture for me, and never have to dig for it again. Good thing I have all my cares (well at least the big ones taken care of by Suffering Husband 😉
On my Saturday morning jaunt, I was actually cruising garage sales, when I came across this on the road:
The man of the house was practically doing a dance after he helped me load it into my van. I know it looks like not much, but I have plans, it is solid, just needs some TLC.
And finally, I have some littles. Another “feeling”. I don’t usually look in this particular dumpster, but one morning I knew there was something in there. Picture frames!
I actually had to descend into the dumpster to get these. It was an office dumpster, nothing but paper and boxes. You just have to be able to scale the side, climb in and pull yourself out again. Also, a soft landing after the jump off the side is helpful.
And wouldn’t Forrest’s certificate of legislative authority by the California Society of CPA’s look good hanging on the wall of my office? Actually, Forrest, you are about to become a chalkboard. I hope you didn’t tell the California Society of CPA’s what you thought of their certificate! (Flowers added to protect Forrest’s identity)
And this? This was a nice frame before I closed my car door on it. I could glue it together again, or it can become scrap moulding for my next Ce Ce Caldwells’ painting class! If you live in the Bay Area and are interested, email me or check Paris Flea Market for details!
What did you find this week? I hope it was good junque.