Dumpster Diving Diaries
Top Ten Junk Makeovers

My Top Ten Best Junk Makeover

My Top Ten Favorite Junk Makeovers from my years as a Dumpster Diver, Furniture Makeover artist. Showing you how you can turn old, ugly and free into amazing and gorgeous

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The Best Way To Find Free Furniture

The Best Way To Find Free Furniture If I were a super hero, and had only one super power, it would be to make good free furniture appear and come home with me.  Check out my post and you can become a Free Furniture Super Hero too!  I am not a super hero, just an...

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Trashy Tuesday A Garage Full of Free Furniture

Trashy Tuesday A Garage Full of Free Furniture  It happened on a Saturday, when I had JUST cleaned out my garage and was just going about my day....Phone call from a friend who is moving!  They needed all their junk out, and they needed it done that day. AND they...

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Trashy Tuesday Dumpster Dive Free Chair

Happy Trashy Tuesday!   You won't believe what I found this past week!  The coolest Dumpster Dive Free Upholstered Chair!  If you are a regular here, you know how much I love FREE FURNITURE.  And you know how hard it is for me to pass on some good Free Furniture. I...

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How to Make a Bench From A Dumpster Console

How to Make a Bench From a Dumpster Console Welcome to Trashy Tuesday!  You know I can't resist a good Dumpster Furniture Makeover.  One of my favorite things to make from Broken Furniture is a Bench. Imagine if you will, you are out on a Saturday running errands...

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Trashy Tuesday What The Junk?

Trashy Tuesday, What the Junk? Happy Trashy Tuesday!  It's been some time since I have share some of my amazing Dumpster Finds and Road Side Rescues! I haven't stopped my trashy ways, I have just been BUSY!  As Retail Director for DIY Paints, Retailer of DIY Paints...

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How To Get The Chippy Paint Look

Get the Chippy Paint look using Debi'S Design Diary DIY Paint and a surprising little tool. I am in the process of switching from a PC to my MacBook.  In that process, somehow all my before and during pictures disappeared.  SIGH.  Cest la vis. Use your imagination....

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Drawer Turned Shoe Storage

If your family is anything like mine,  there are always a collection of shoes somewhere near the bottom of the stairs, or the front door.  We have tried several different systems to corral the shoes, but I always disliked the massive shoe pile that would eventually...

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How To Turn A Farm Table to A Plank Table

Did you recently see a well loved mini van pulled over on the side of the Highway, a woman in skirt and heels, risking life and limb to pick up a filthy pile of wood planks?  Did you think "that woman is nuts", or that poor woman, "look a load of wood fell out of...

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Turn Trashy Books into Treasured Items

Turn Trashy Books into Treasured Items Before I share pictures and this post with you, I have a disclaimer. No literature was harmed in this project. All books that were altered were not only dumpster dive finds but were probably trash for the mind as well.....Not...

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