Welcome to Trashy Tuesday!! I found some different kind of junque this week. I have been curbing my curbside shopping tendencies to only smaller stuff in favor of emptying my garage and side yard of junk!
I found this magazine/newspaper holder on the curb one morning with a mission style Coffee Table that I may or may not keep. Amazing what a little paint will do! I painted it CeCe Caldwell’s Traverse City Cherry and it is on its way to Paris Flea!
Here it is before in its natural junk state:
I couldn’t pass up these deals I found in a nearby Apartment Dumpster. Yep, those are crib mattresses. Hold your nose, it gets better.
Inside is a treasure trove of springs, batting, and if you are lucky, extra stuffing stuff you use when upholstering furniture.
It’s a simple task to free the innards of the mattress pad. Snip a hole near the seam on the edge, and just pull, it pulls apart pretty easy. The covers were waterproof, so I wasn’t too worried about the quality of what was inside.
Next, simply unfold the batting off the springs. Hey, this stuff is not cheap, and if you can get it from a baby for free, (well the baby gave it up), then why not?
Inside that will be the coil of springs. I have one in my yard that has been rusting away and helped hold up some of my garden this summer. I was thinking of taking them, (one at a time) and attaching to a large board and making a memo board. Don’t know yet, but if I leave it on the side of my house long enough, I am sure an idea will spring to mind.
That’s all folks.