Trashy Tuesday The Inside of the Dumpster

Dumpster Diving Diaries, Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs, Le Junque

  1. Diana says:

    I can’t believe people throw out these bookcases. Gee…… great work Karen.

  2. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    Bless your heart for saving all those items and keeping them from going to the land fill. Such wonderful finds once again. You lucky, lucky gal. If you ever run out of storage room; I’m sure I would be able to make room here at my place. for some of your wonderful finds. :}
    That red unit is awesome. The first thing that came to my mind was to put in laundry / mud room. Put hanging hooks on the inside back part and use for the kids coats, caps, etc. and down below add some baskets for gloves, etc.
    That large white bookcase……totally Awesome. I could use that myself in my craft room.
    Love the design on the dresser with matching night stand. That will be gorgeous once it’s repainted or stained and some brass hardware; it will be stunning .

    • ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

      I just now noticed something. You left that toilet sit there. Could had used it as a planter :}

      • GTC says:

        LOL, Colleen, my backyard would be nothing BUT toilets if I picked up every toilet I find. I think Suffering Husband has to draw the line somewhere!

  3. After reading your 3 posts on dumpster diving, I had found some good stuff. Going around the apts complex next to mine, I found a beautiful head board, and sold it in a garage sale that I was having the same week. Went to visit my son, and bam!!, two mid century chairs outside the dumpster, those I want to keep. And my grandchildren was with, and he comment…here we go again grandma!!. , please dont seat on that dirty seat!!
    It was so funny, but he would be amaze with the transformation I`m planning to do on those chairs. thank you for the advise on dumpster diving.

    • GTC says:

      Fabiola, that is so cool!!! You are teaching your grandchildren a valuable lesson too, that just because someone throws it out, doesn’t mean it is JUNK!

  4. chris aka monkey says:

    crap i live in such a small town we don’t have a dumpster xx

    • GTC says:

      Chris, you need to take a field trip to your nearest big city! Go at the end or beginning of the month when people are moving out!

  5. Vicki says:

    Aside from this Apple Hill sale, how do you sell your items on a regular basis. My garage filled up very quickly and I now need to SELL. I posted on CraigsList but no bites. Could use a few other ideas. Thanks

    • GTC says:

      Check out if there are FB groups in your area where you can sell items. I belong to a few of them. The best place to sell though is being in a store. There are so many Vintage Furniture Stores around these days, most of them are all on some sort of consignment. I am sure you will find your spot. Good luck!

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks. There is one consignment store I’ve sold at. I’ll search around for more. Do they all take a 50% cut?

  6. mj says:

    Lovely stuff…or it all will be when you have your way with it. But i do have one bone to pick w/ U. How would you feel if someone didn’t want to wear some item of clothing you loved while you were here, but now you are not walking the earth anymore. It’s just clothing, sweetie. It doesn’t carry “death cooties”or anything. Would you refuse good furniture junk because the owner died? I doubt it.
    There, now i’ll get off my soapbox and wish you all good things as long as you live, and plenty more good junk to rescue.

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