I'm amazed by all the good stuff my fellow bloggers find in their neighborhoods.
For instance, look what Miss Bliss (Bliss Ranch) found on a country road near her house....
Junk, you say? Au contraire.....
For a pocket full of change, she turned it into this!
And then there's Rose (Confessions of a Curbshopaholic). Multitasker that she is, she was driving to work, talking on the phone, doing her nails, grooming her dogs, and planning her next outdoor project when she spotted these.....
A whole boatload, or should I say vanload of old doors! What, you ask, does she do with this stuff?
Oh, yes. She is a skilled carpenter and creates furniture for friends. Did I mention that we've become best friends? Mmm, hmmm. I think we made a deal. 50 sock monkeys for a bench like this. :@
So, I've been wondering. Is there good junk like they've found laying around in my
neighborhood? Am I just not looking hard enough? Now that it's light in the morning when I'm on my way to work, I've made it my mission to pay more attention to what's on the side of the road.
It hasn't even been one week and I've hit pay dirt!!!!
I wasn't really paying attention, just changing radio stations in my car when I spied this from my peripheral vision. Get ready! Here it comes.....
Do you see them? Hiding in plain sight behind the dumpster?
Sorry gals, I found them first! A twofer!!!!
Not just one, but two er....vintage? sofas. Here I was worrying all day at work that they'd be gone by the time I got home. Not only were they still there, they were joined by their mattress cousin. A threefer?
I'm quite taken with this floral pattern. I've still got 8 boxes of blue canning jars in the garage that will bring out the turquoise flowers in this sofa. Toss in a few burlap pillows. A wood pallet coffee table.
Yes, lovely indeed.
This pattern really doesn't do a thing for me. I've seen tutorials for painted upholstery. Maybe a slipcover. Or tear all the upholstery and stuffing off and create a piece of outdoor furniture. If anybody has a pet snake, I might even find him a breakfast mouse in the stuffing.
Of course I
wouldn't touch these if somebody paid me don't have the room in our house for these retro shabby couches, but I'm sure there's a place for them, other than the local dump.
Maybe it's time to turn our garage (formerly a floral shop) into a spot for occasional sales.
What would I call it. Hmmmm.......
Occasional sales by
The Stinky Sister.
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