Trashy Tuesday, Getting Dumped is Delightful

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Trashy Tuesday, Getting Dumped is Delightful

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Garbage is dumped, furniture is too.

Trashy Tuesday week August 4

Who likes to be dumped?  Well no one, not in the break up sense of the word.That most definitely is not delightful. However, in the world of Redouxers, getting dumped can be delightful!  If it weren’t for all the wonderful things that are dumped, we wouldn’t be having so much fun around here.  (And my garage and side yard would look a whole lot better).

Getting Dumped is not always a bad thing….Why would anyone dump this table?  Dumping line:  This relationship has become more work than it is worth……

Sure it’s greasy on top, but hey, has anyone ever heard of a cleaner?  Apparently some people just dump and move on when they get tired of their relationship with their furniture and the relationship actually requires some work!

I just don’t think we are the right fit for each other anymore and I need to be free of this partnership……..

Just like the Dresser that dumped its drawers, I have another sad case on my hands.  Won’t it look amazing as a dresser turned bookshelf, painted with some of my favorite CeCe Caldwell’s paints, like I have done Here and Here?

I need to find myself, and I just can’t do that with you, you are broken and you need to find yourself too.  

Poor table, first it got a broken foot, then it was unceremoniously dumped.  Then I had to go hunting for its missing body part.  Lucky me, the foot and table will soon be together again.  Reunited and it feels so good.  (tell me if you caught this….I will know you are of a certain age)

It’s not you, it’s me.  And I have outgrown this relationship and I am not worthy of you…….

This desk was a curbside find and a perfect case of someone who felt not worthy of it anymore (or was at least using this an excuse).  All the drawers were nicely taped shut and even a piece of protective wood was placed over the top.  Obviously someone had a guilt complex about this dumping because they wanted to do the dumping gently and not as harsh as being kicked to the curb.

I don’t want to hold you back, you have so much more potential than what I am capable of giving you…..

This Buffet was not dumped!  It was given to me by a good friend, who is just moving on…..Lucky me!  

Thanks for coming by Trashy Tuesday where getting Dumped can be delightful!

Hope you have a totally Trashy week. 





  1. Gigi Harlan

    I love all of the dumped furniture you found! You lucky girl! Reunited cuz’ you understood…!

    • GTC

      You got it!!! I am not sure it feels so good to have the song going through my head though!

  2. cassie

    oh that buffet! and i am glad it wasn’t just dumped- phew.

    • GTC

      My friend is so sweet, she is from New York and has tons of beautiful things. They are down sizing and she is being really generous! I don’t find things like that buffet on the West Coast unless it costs a fortune, and that is before the makeover!

  3. Diana

    I can’t believe what you find. These will be fabulous pieces once you paint them.

  4. Frantastic

    Love your idea about having a relationship with furniture – that’s how I feel about ours. I have pieces with “issues” from my great-grandmother, grandmother, and parents – hard to part with them. Thanks for the ideas!

    • GTC

      You are so welcome Frances. Funny that inanimate things can be so emotionally attached to us!

  5. Kirsten Jensen

    Great article! Loved it! Can’t wait to see how everything turns out!

    • GTC

      Well thank you Kirsten!!! Hope to see you in the blogosphere more often 🙂

  6. Kelly @ View Along the Way

    Hahaha! Loved this post. Too bad nothing that beautiful gets dumped in my neck of the woods. Totally jealous!

    • GTC

      Thanks Kelly, just keep looking and expecting to find something, it will!

  7. Patty

    I got the reunited comment. I am much, much, much older than you but I got it and I loved the comment and the table.

    • GTC

      Yay Patty!!! I couldn’t help myself, now that dumb song is in my head…And it doesn’t feel good!

      • Patty

        I keep singing about Daniel Boone – don’t ask me why.

  8. elaine

    Oh yeah, definitely old enough to remember that song! You know, even if I don’t ever try some of the things you post, I would read your posts just for the play on words!

  9. patty soriano

    Peaches and Herb, right ? Lovin’ your trash this week! Let’s see the “Afters” soon!

    the Other Patty 🙂

  10. Sue

    Haha….totally got the reunited and it feels so good….ugh, I am old, to my kids that is.


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  12. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    What Wonderful treasured pieces to work with.
    That buffet almost matches the one I have which goes with my dining room table. About the only difference is; I have one deep drawer and a silverware drawer instead of the 3 drawers.
    Can’t wait to see your buffet make over.

  13. Sue@CountryDesignHome

    H! I love this!! So funny-and all of it true!! Would it be OK if I cite this post-with all back links of course-on my blog??
    I think it rings true to all of us who recycle and refurbish throwaways!

  14. Dixie Lee

    And when you get the leg back on that oak beauty:

    There’s one perfect fit and sugar this one is it
    We both are so excited ’cause we’re reunited hey hey.

  15. Michele

    Some nice pieces, and the buffet takes the prize. Beautiful piece of furniture that with some of your specially talented tlc will look fabulous!

  16. Shelly Andrade

    Shut up!!! You are the luckiest dumpster diva of all times!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with them!!

    • GTC

      Can you believe that haul? I got the desk painted today, woo hoo!


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