Tables! And a cabinet with potential, a nice floor lamp (not pictured) plus 6 VERY solid oak chairs that go with the monster table set I found.
Just a regular morning of cruising my favorite free trash neighborhoods and Dumpsters. I spied THIS lovely side table.
Plus, the huge round top. I was busy scribbling a note on my business card to ask the owner if I could liberate these items from her front door, when she opened the door!! Good thing I always have a little ditty prepared, it goes something like this, “Are those items free? I restore old furniture, I would love to haul it away for you”. This often opens up new offers to take even MORE furniture away that was not out for free…..I should have a large solid oak China Cabinet coming my way soon as well as a good sized Buffet. Try my words, they work magic!
The HUGE dining table came with two HUGE leafs, 2 solid pedestals and 6 very solid oak chairs. My friend Emma will be the new owner of the table and chair set. A good makeover and the set will find its way to a new home quickly.
Do you do garage sell leftovers? You should! Most people don’t get their garage sale signs down the day of the sale, sometimes not ever…..When time allows I cruise out around 3:00 pm on Saturday where local garage sales were held. Often I find free things that didn’t sell. Priced too high, no one saw the potential, etc. I also make it a habit to repeat this method Monday morning. I found this tall table that will be AWESOME with wheels!! Check Put Some Wheels on It if you want to see more on adding wheels to furniture and what a difference it can make! Garage Sale leftovers is way easier than Dumpster Diving!
Speaking of wheels….I found these four casters behind one of my usual Dumpsters. I am convinced someone is being nice to me and enjoys leaving things at my usual spots that I can use (not really, but it makes a nice thought).
I did my time at the gym, went on my merry way to run my mom errands. A trip to Target is not complete without a trip behind the store. Check my Dumpster Diving Series for more details! This cabinet was actually hiding behind a large locked Dumpster. If it weren’t for my nosiness of scanning the entire area, I would have totally missed it. Don’t discount the bushes behind big stores.
I don’t recommend heading into them, but I have found good stuff concealed by them from time to time like this fun Factory Cart!
While I was nosing around the Dumpster, I picked up this Coffee Table. I can’t decide what to do. It may end up being the sum of its parts with the base marrying the top of my recently acquired cabinet that needs a new top.
I also stocked up on plenty of Pallet Wood, but everyone knows what those look like….I have some projects in mind.
Hope you have a totally Trashy Week and good luck with your DIY Dumpster Dive!