"Dumpster Diving"


Ok, not exactly what I meant.  Dumpster diving is simply looking for treasures among someone else's trash.  Last weekend, a friend of mine called me to inform me that she'd just passed by an upholstered headboard and a brand new rug on the side of the street. She wanted to know if I thought she should turn back to get them.  You can only imagine that my answer was a resounding, "Yes!".    The rug was gone by the time she returned (of course it was), but the headboard remained.... 



What a great piece to pick up on the side of the road.  A simple upholstery and install and she could have this:  

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Her current bedroom is in need of a headboard, so you can see how this was a totally score for her. 



Not bad right?  While I'm not officially a dumpster diver, I'd never pass up an item with potential on the side of any road.  For example, several years ago I picked up this by a dumpster on an evening walk in my neighborhood. 

BEFORE


It was a little rough so I sanded it down a bit and add a coat of stain and sealant.

AFTER

I used it to stage the back porch at my old condo when I put it on the market. 

THEN

Now it resides in my current home as a coffee table. 

NOW


You just can't beat free.  Check out what a few other bloggers have found during their forages. 
Mr. Kate

Mr. Kate



Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie

Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie

Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie

Have you ever been dumpster diving?  What did you find?  Leave me a comment, it just got a lot easier (I hope).  Simply click on the word "comments" below to try out the new process.

I'd love to hear from you! 

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Kacy said... Reply To This Comment

Haha, I remember talking to you on the phone when you got that table! You are too cute.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Too funny!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Love the dumpster diving! I can't wait to get a free weekend to work on my headboard. Thanks for advising me to go back and get it

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