Trashy Tuesday Another Week in the Dumpster

Dumpster Diving Diaries, Le Junque

  1. cassie says:

    oh those chairs!!!!!!! LOVE.

    • GTC says:

      That is so fun you love them. I thought of you when I brought them home! I am so in love, I just wish they would reupholster themselves now….

  2. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    Dang girl; you really hit the jackpot this week,.
    I absolutely Luv them chairs.
    I would choose the wooden chest over the ottoman only because you can store blankets, extra set of pillows or whatever in it. Great to have in guest bedroom.
    Bag full of sewing supplies; right up my alley
    Have a wonderful day and thanks for showing us your great finds once again.

    • GTC says:

      Thanks so much Colleen. I think I will do both, trunk and ottoman,trunk will go elsewhere for storage. And great ideas! Can you believe all that sewing stuff?

  3. Kirsten says:

    Oh wow! Those chairs are awesome and in such beautiful condition! If I had to choose, I would definitely choose the wood trunk… I just think would trumps vinyl any day but I’m sure you could make both pieces look fabulous and I am excited to see how they turn out!!!
    Thanks for all of the creative inspiration!

    • GTC says:

      Thanks Kirsten! I am torn because I love the trunk, but the vinyl thing is really nice to rest your feet on. I will have to change the look of it though, it looks very Vinylly, Lol

  4. chris aka monkey says:

    dang i wish i lived next door and we were bestest buddies lol you scored and scored this week i am amazed at what wasteful people we are and just trash stuff like that and i am glad you give them new life….wood trunk for sure but i bet the vinyl will look good after you ce ce them up xx

  5. susie says:

    Time to come out of lurk-dom and comment!
    I sooo envy your dumpster diving-trash picking life style….and very much enjoy seeing all the cool things you ‘save’.
    Thank you always for treating us to your treasures, I love it!
    Ok, so now you can send me those chairs, hee hee!!!
    The ottoman is cool but the trunk is practical, I vote for the trunk.

    • GTC says:

      Hi Susie! So glad you came of of lurk-dom 🙂 Thank you so much for always stopping by to see some of my craziness. Thanks for the vote on the trunk!

  6. Aggie says:

    Wow, where do u live and “hunt” for all ur curbside treasures? Very seldom is there good stuff in my town. Your talent and creativity is amazing!!!

    • GTC says:

      In a semi small suburb. Truthfully, there is junk everywhere, you just have to get used to always keeping your eyes open for it!

  7. Renae says:

    Great chairs! Dug a fun one out of a dumpster just this morning for myself. I was hoping for a pair, but couldn’t see another one. I like the wood trunk too.

    I just have to say that your blog is one of the highlights of my reading during the week. It is fun to see what crazy and cool things you are doing.

    • GTC says:

      Wow, big congrats Renae!! Sorry your chair dind’t have a partner, but hey, at least you got one! Thank you so much for stopping by each week for some of my craziness.

  8. Every week I am amazed at what you find! I’d love to have come across bags of free sewing supplies!

    • GTC says:

      I should be sharing some of my goods! I don’t think I will use it all up. Someone was moving and just dumped EVERYTHING!

  9. Kat says:

    What fantastic finds!! My town has cleanup days where you are free to put items on the curb…destined for the landfill. You can imagine the rush I felt when I drove up on a 1940’s vanity and matching dresser…complete with the huge mirror in pristine condition. Christmas came early for me, in July during cleanup days.

    • GTC says:

      Kat, you are SO LUCKY you have large trash pickup, and you are not competing with loads of other people to get to it first. What an awesome find. I would think that was better than Christmas any day!

  10. elaine simmons says:

    Hi Karen! I think those mid century chairs were commonly known as “Danish Modern”. I used to have some………..showing my age!

    • GTC says:

      Yes! My parents had similar pieces. What is even funnier, my best friend had these early on in her marriage and her husband go them for free too!

  11. Karen says:

    Love your weekly haul very impressive. Thanks for the inspiration.


  12. Oh my gosh! Who throws away all that sewing stuff? I could so use some of that right now.

    • GTC says:

      I will send you some!!! Sometimes people are moving, and they just start tossing everything. That is how I often find the really good stuff, like all those silk flowers…….lol

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