Garage Sale Leftovers! I have decorated much of my house from free Junk and Garage Sale Leftovers are one my favorite ways to get free furniture. I am also sharing what I got for free from my Junk network and of course, the Dumpster!
It’s been a while since I have posted some good freebies! This one is for my friend Patty who has been an awesome follower of this blog since the very early days, many years ago!
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No matter how packed my garage is, I cannot seem to NOT Dumpster Dive, cruise Garage Sale Leftovers, and look for free furniture. (and yes, I am aware that I used a double negative just now…)
Can I help it if I get a call from White House Black Market, Store Manager (a lovely Women’s clothing boutique at my local mall) wondering if I have any use for all these leftover frames…..Um, yes! I high tailed it to the mall, loaded up my car with tons of ornate frames they had used for displays. If they can’t give them away, they have to THROW them away
Friends, make friends with your retail shops, you never know when they might be calling you with some awesome free stuff.
Garage Sale Leftovers! On Saturdays, I sometimes cruise around neighborhoods “window shopping”, often I will see something I like, and know instinctively said item will not sale, priced too high, etc. and the odds are high it will be put out for free when the sale is over.
I also picked up this crib that was on the posts, I thought if I put legs on it, it could be turned into a really neat planter. If you think Dumpster Diving is just for furniture, think again. I have landscaped my yard, complete with plants and pots I have found in a dumpster!
Remember, I always tell you to develop a Junk Network. It has paid off again and again. I got these beautiful Mission Style Nightstands from my kid’s former Guitar and Trumpet teacher. You never know where that good free furniture may come from!
I am breaking with tradition and sharing my Garage Sale purchases! It’s a RARE event that I actually will pay for something from a garage sale, but my neighbors are moving and they needed everything out. I took pity and decided to make a donation to the cause. I picked up these Shutters: