Trashy Tuesday, Dumping in Alleys, Cul de Sacs and other unlikely places

I want to add before we begin that I am joining my prayers with all of yours for those families who lost their children and loved ones in this recent school shooting.  My heart is so heavy.  For me, in my small way, creating something and sharing this with others helps to heal my heart.  I hope it does for you as well.  We can’t stop life, we shouldn’t be glued to our TV’s gleaning every ounce of news.  Let’s pray, meditate and send comforting words and thoughts.  Tell your family how much you love them.  Bring joy to someone elses life today by a small act of kindness.  If we all did this, every day.  We can make a difference and fight against the evil we have just witnessed.

And we can find some humor and joy in other people’s Junque……..

Welcome to another addition of Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, literally.   Here is the update for last week.  I would have thought with the rain we have been experiencing and the cold weather that the dumping would have slowed down.  Not so!  Also, my favorite dumpster has been quite barren as of late, so I have had to start broadening my horizons.

Here is what I rounded up this week:

This table, a (sneak) from the dump where I was giving my semi-annual offerings.  Not sure what to do with it, but I liked it’s retro feel.  The dump did not need this!

Dumpster  table

Behind my children’s school.  Yes, at the end of the cul-de-sac where their school sits at the top of hill was recently a dumping ground for furniture.  I am not sure what I might do with this headboard, but I couldn’t let it just sit there in the mud….


Another graveyard I found for furniture is an empty field near a big strip mall, Target, etc.  Boggles my mind why people don’t just drive the extra 10 minutes, pay $20 and dump their stuff at the appropriate place.  Anyhow, I thought this old cupboard door was pretty cool and would make a great sign or artwork.

Dumped Cab door

I am shaking my head at myself, along with the rest of you at this save.  What can I say, I have a weak spot for carts.  This one is in sad shape, but I have some ideas, hopefully I can save it.

Dumped Cart

And finally, yes Susan and Catherine.  I did go back for those screen doors!


That rounds it out!  If you have any ideas and suggestions for what to do with my finds, I welcome them all!  Did you find any good junque this week?



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  1. says

    And.. you’ll turn it into something fabulous and we will all have to hate you. The end. LOL

    Hope today is a little better then yesterday.
    Austin had a band concert last night. I cried sitting in the crowd when scary thoughts crept in.
    Then I cried while we sang Amazing Grace.

    I can’t being to comprehend what the families are feeling?

  2. Fran says

    Karen, I have loved you from afar, haha. I just finally had to leave you a comment. I love looking to see what you find every week or when your dragging something out of your van that shouldn’t logically fit in there to begin with. I think you are great at what you do and I wish I could go picking with you someday, but that would be quiet hard to do, I’m clear across the country in Ga. Keep up the good work, as far as the headboard goes I would slice it right in half and make a 3 word sign out of each piece or paint it out and pit chalkboard paint in the sections. I know it will be great whatever you do.

    My prayers go out for the families and everyone that has been impacted by this tragedy. Its one of the worst things I’ve ever heard of.

  3. says

    You know what—those screen doors are so cool they need to be left intact!
    You could do like me and use them in place of the usual bi-fold or bi-pass bedroom closet doors!
    I applied vintage lace curtains to the back side of mine! Absolutely charming—

  4. says

    So true. Kindness alone would make a big difference in this world.

    I see the perfect bar cart with that old one. Your trashy talents are one of a kind so I’m sure it will be spectacular whatever the results! 😉

  5. says

    Karen, I did find some great junque this week! By coincidence I saw someone move out and I saw a pile of blankets/clothing but underneath it all I found a Wedgwood (yes..Wedgwood) pitcher and bowl and a rocking chair with a broken seat (easy to fix I guess). I felt proud I saved something from the garbage truck!

  6. says

    Cut the Headboard in half and make a couple lost sock, laundry type signs or mudroom signs out of them. Put chicken wire behind the door for a giant bling thing, The cart needs some of you TLC and then a coat of TCC with one of your adorable little skirts… The other half of a door… I don’t know, some kind of welcome center sign thing-a-ma-giggy. That’s it, my brain’s about to explode now.

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