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How to redecorate your whole House from Trash

Welcome to Trashy Tuesday. The trashiest day of the week.  Would you like to redecorate your house without spending a fortune, or how about nothing at all?  I can help you!  I love sharing with you how to Furnish your entire home with Free Furniture! I love to see a Uhaul pulling away as I embark on a dumpster dive.  YES, someone moved and I am sure they left some things for me!

Collage of dressers bakers rack

Now to be fair, I received this lovely tufted bench from a sweet friend who decided she was not so into refurbishing it. It has a bum leg, but I will love it like one of my own, maybe even more.  Isn’t it gorgeous!

Tufted bench before redouxinteriors
TV trays before redouxinteriors

Finding TV Trays Bakers Racks and More

I love Survivor and Amazing Race.   I never seem to have the time to watch the episodes I recorded.  Now my family and I can eat all our meals on these fun REAL WOOD TV trays, stand included!  I can’t wait to make something fun out of this set.  I almost bought a set to repurpose at Goodwill recently.  (Not for me, I would never eat in front of the TV or allow my children to0……….) ahem. I love to bake and I love displaying dishes and cute kitchen things.  I wish had room for a cute Bakers Rack like the one I found.

Bakers rack before redouxinteriors - Copy

And after I bake some homemade bread, I would love to have a place to store the bread.  Maybe this Bread Box!  Think of how fun it will be in one of my favorite DIY Paint Colors. 

Bread box before Redouxinteriors - Copy

How to Find the Right Dresser

I’ve been waiting, for a dresser like you, to come into my life.  I’ve been waiting, for a dresser like you, to make me feel alright.  (Bad Foreigner song)  I am pretty sure they were not singing about a dresser).  I was SO feeling alright when I found this HUGE dresser.  This is HOW to find the right dresser. Put it in your brain, think about, but don’t obesses about it.

Now, mind you this dresser is a bit countryfied, but my goal is to completely transform it.  Let’s hope what is in my brain actually translates to a furniture makeover.

You can see on the right side of the picture I sort of jumped the gun and was eager to start….

Country Dresser Before redouxinteriors

Guess what else?!!  The original dresser owners left me two birthday cards, this is my birthday month after all.  How did they know?

cards - Copy

Except I don’t remember having children named Gordon, Jenn and Brandon, and maybe Jonny?

inside of card

How to Find a Huge Frame

Last Saturday, one of my neighborhood communities was having a garage sale.  This frame didn’t get the memo that it was for sale.  It was leaning against a street sign by itself.  So sad. Maybe someone had buyer’s remorse and ditched in on the long walk home. Now that’s how to Find a Huge Frame!

Free frame - Copy

Get Help in searching for the Right Dresser

This last dresser is very close to my heart.  My husband (aka suffering husband) found this one-night last week and stayed with it until I could get to it with my van.  Then he loaded and unloaded the whole thing for me.  And it has all its drawers. Now that is true Junk Love. I highly recommend you enlist and get your family to help in searching for the right dresser.

Dresser Number two found on street

I hope this helped inspire you to decorate your whole house!

I hope your week is springing up good junque everywhere!



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  2. Blondie

    Sweet molasis; that is a beautiful haul.

    • GTC

      LOL! I love that expression!

  3. Sheila

    Isn’t dumpster diving awesome girl !!! I’ve been doing it for years and years and still love it. Hubby is amazed at what I come home with and fix up to our liking. Go girl go !!!

    • GTC

      Thank you so much Sheila! Yes, Dumpster Diving is an addiction and it is crazy fun. I never cease to be amazed what people just toss in the trash! Keep up the good work friend!

  4. Deborah

    You are so creative ! I love reading your blog it’s just good crazy fun. If you ever come to Alababama let’s hAng out!

    • GTC

      Thanks so much Deborah!! And I hopefully will make it to Alabama some day!

  5. Nina

    I have been MIA in reading your blog and have not even lifted a paint brush. The move was not printable on how I feel. I have a laundry list of projects and now that we are settling in I can start again. Quick question can I use endurance on a piece that will sit outside? I have a butcher block cart that I’m thinking of turning into a potting bench. Now I need to go back and catch up.

    • GTC

      I didn’t know you moved Nina! That is right up there with death and divorce. Now you need to relax and do some painting! You can use Endurance outdoors. It won’t yellow in the sun, it is not rated for outdoor use though. They are coming up with something that will be. It is rated for kitchen tables, kitchen cabinets, etc. If you plan to leave the potting bench out year round, you might want to consider a product rated for outdoors, even a marine rated project. The nice thing about Endurance though, it is the easiest clear coat I have ever used, and no smell.

      • Barbara Ann

        Nina try using Danish/Teak oil. We use it on our outdoor wood itens.

  6. Jill Flory

    Great stuff and a great hubby too 😉

  7. Barbara Ann

    I am loving the TV trays. I let a set go a while ago and am sorry now. I’m thinking each tray with a different game board painted on it. Checker’s maybe. Please show us what you do with them.

    • GTC

      That is such a cute idea! I hadn’t even thought of putting games on them. I had a client years ago where I did a Green Bay Packers theme. Maybe TV trays are making a come back! I will definitely post when I get to that project.

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