Welcome to Trashy Tuesday! Where we talk trash, literally.
A couple of weeks ago when my friends from Paris Flea Market came over, the 1st thing they wanted to do was dumpster dive. What was I supposed to tell them? No, I am “on” the Garbage Truck and if I fall off it could get really ugly again, as in my side yard….(which I am happy to tell you is depleting as I work my way through my projects).
Since that day, I have been, well, dumpster diving on a regular basis again. I haven’t been nearly as thorough as I once was, but wow, things started appearing again, like immediately! The afternoon after the dive, my friend called to tell me someone had dumped a dresser in the middle of her street. She lives in a very rural area, and apparently the middle of the street is better than the side of the street for dumpees. Of course I grabbed it, fast!
This is what I came home with.
With the missing drawer, I thought I would do the shelf thing on the top and do another rolling cart thing. No problem. As I started taking it apart, I realized the entire piece was held together with the longest staples and the most stubborn nails I have ever come across. This is the average length of the staple I was dealing with:
This is at least an inch and 1/2 long!!! I think I displaced my shoulder trying to pull one of these out.
Anywho. I hoped to have more to share with you, I finally did ALMOST finish it. It was blood, sweat and tears, and after all that effort, I need to find some fantastic knobs, so it is not ready for it’s closeup.
In the meantime, since apparently the world knows I am picking up garbage again, I saw this sign after dropping Rachel off at a friend’s house. I scored a side table, a chair, a lamp and a pretty nice basket.
Stay tuned to see what I have next week!