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April 5, 2011

Dumpster Diving

Do you ever go through pieces of furniture that others have put out on the curb? 

I hope you do, because my husband sure thought that I was crazy when I asked him to walk down the street and help me move a piece of furniture out of someone's trash. But, my find was so worth it.

I'm telling you, don't ever let embarrassment or a nasty garbage bag get in your way of a good find. 


Meet my new(est) project!

 I know she doesn't look like much, but I've got big plans for her!
The shelf is extremely sturdy and well built..not even the slightest bit rickety. 
My favorite part of the shelf is the metal casters. They need a little bit of cleaning, but that's okay.



I'm currently planning on using the shelf in our master bedroom. We have some open space and I think this shelf would look perfect with some pretty little things placed on it, as well as an extra blanket or two for the occasional chilly nights in Texas.

I'm thinking a coat of white paint will be just perfect, but I can't lie and say that it isn't tempting to go for a bright punch of color. 
 
What do you think? x


Images via Honey and the Moon

14 comments:

Meredith said...

I love that cart! I can't believe someone was going to throw it out! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

i admit i am a total dumpster diver. if i see a treasure being tossed i absolutely scoop it up.

i think a fresh coat of white will make this just amazing! :) but colors always fun too! can't wait to see it finished

tickled. said...

I'm DEFINITELY a dumpster diver! People throw out great stuff sometimes! :)

Can't wait to see what you do to the shelf!

Lauren @ tickled.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great find, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

-Kasey said...

The title of this post cracked me up. There is a large dumpster behind the building where I work and someone, for the past year, has been coming back here [assuming once everything is closed] and dumping all kinds of things in it. Yesterday I saw an old table in there... I actually contemplated pulling it out but couldn't bring myself to lol.

Love that cart you got. I bet it would look amazing in a nice white or maybe even a yellow?

-Kasey said...

The title of this post cracked me up. There is a large dumpster behind the building where I work and someone, for the past year, has been coming back here [assuming once everything is closed] and dumping all kinds of things in it. Yesterday I saw an old table in there... I actually contemplated pulling it out but couldn't bring myself to lol.

Love that cart you got. I bet it would look amazing in a nice white or maybe even a yellow?

modern jane said...

Bar cart! What a GREAT find!!

katy said...

I like the punch of color idea. Great find!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

That is a great find!!! I never find any treasures...especially like that!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

astarterhouse said...

Love dumpster diving :) One of my favorite pieces of furniture was a dumpster diving find :) Can't wait to see what you do with it - whatever you do I'm sure it will be adorable!

astarterhouse said...

Love dumpster diving :) One of my favorite pieces of furniture was a dumpster diving find :) Can't wait to see what you do with it - whatever you do I'm sure it will be adorable!

jandjhome said...

I love a good dumpster dive. I sometimes...often bring things into the house and my husband just laughs. We all have our crazies.

DecorandtheDog said...

Great find. Excited to see what you do with it!!

J said...

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