I picked up only ONE thing this week, and only because it was neat bar height table and it was right off the freeway, on my way to Mr. Red’s Volleyball game.
This is a repost for when I DID fall off the dump truck, big time.
Welcome to Trashy Tuesday! Where we talk trash, literally.
A couple of weeks ago when my friends from Paris Flea Market came over, the 1st thing they wanted to do was dumpster dive. What was I supposed to tell them? No, I am “on” the Garbage Truck and if I fall off it could get really ugly again, as in my side yard….(which I am happy to tell you is depleting as I work my way through my projects).Since that day, I have been, well, dumpster diving on a regular basis again. I haven’t been nearly as thorough as I once was, but wow, things started appearing again, like immediately! The afternoon after the dive, my friend called to tell me someone had dumped a dresser in the middle of her street. She lives in a very rural area, and apparently the middle of the street is better than the side of the street for dumpees. Of course I grabbed it, fast!
This is what I came home with.
With the missing drawer, I thought I would do the shelf thing on the top and do another rolling cart thing. No problem. As I started taking it apart, I realized the entire piece was held together with the longest staples and the most stubborn nails I have ever come across. This is the average length of the staple I was dealing with:
This is at least an inch and 1/2 long!!! I think I displaced my shoulder trying to pull one of these out.
Anywho. I hoped to have more to share with you, I finally did ALMOST finish it. It was blood, sweat and tears, and after all that effort, I need to find some fantastic knobs, so it is not ready for it’s closeup.
In the meantime, since apparently the world knows I am picking up garbage again, I saw this sign after dropping Rachel off at a friend’s house. I scored a side table, a chair, a lamp and a pretty nice basket.
Stay tuned to see what I have next week!