Trashy Tuesday, Truth in Trash and My Side Yard

Trashy Tuesday, Truth in Trash and My Side Yard!

Welcome to Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, literally.  This is a show and tell episode of Trashy Tuesday.  I show, then I tell, and you can leave me a comment and tell me about your trashy piles too!

Free Junk and Side yard of junk redouxinteriors

Before we get to all the Truth in Trash, I wanted to share a sneaky peek of my Black and White Stairs!!!  I finished all the railings on the staircase this weekend, I have to finish the landing step upstairs and some touch ups.  Then the Black and White stairs are Finished!!!…..except I have to do all the railings upstairs that you cannot see from downstairs.


(And that is my Bench Made Entirely out of Junque in the picture, in case you were wondering)Black and White Stairs with bench redouxinteriors

Back to my Trash

I found this rolling, more like limping cart this week.  I can’t help myself!  If it has wheels that are not too cheapy, it must come home with me. Free Cart redouxinteriors

I picked these up a while ago, in fact, they are were all free and I didn’t have to go near a dumpster for all this trim.  A local shop gave all of this to me.  I have some fun projects coming up where I show you how to use it to make a caddie.  I also use it in my Workshops  for practice boards.  I love Free!

Free trim redouxinteriors

I find disembodied drawers all the time.  Or I find Dressers with only one or two drawers left in them and the dresser is past saving.  If the drawer fronts look decent, I snag the whole thing. This weekend, Mr. Red (my redheaded 12 year old) parted the fronts from the backs.  Here is my pile.  They are great for using for signs, coat racks, etc.

Drawer fronts redouxinteriors

And now for the truth you have all been waiting for.  My Side Yard!  It doesn’t look quite like THIS anymore.

September outside

But it is far from perfect.

Side yard of less junk redouxinteriors

Thats my Trashy Tuesday and my Truth in Trash.  Now share some of your trashy truth!



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  1. says

    I have done just the opposite and held my “The Purge” sale last weekend – clearing out tons and tons of stuff! I had to do it before they filmed an episode of Hoarders!

    P.S. – the railing looks great!!

  2. ColleenB. ~ Texas says

    Your staircase is Gorgeous. Very classy looking with the black and white.

    So much a person can do with just the drawer fronts. You can add cup hooks for hanging up jewelry; mounting a mirror on front; decoupage a picture / childs artwork on front; or adding a clock to the front of the board; can paint with chalk paint; or secure 2 together and make into a wall shelf; or do a menu board.

    You’re quite the inspiration and always look forward to seeing your finished projects / work of art.

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  4. says

    Thank you for sharing your stash of great ideas yet formed. I too have a stash, no piles of items yet to be repurposed. I feel better knowing I’m not alone.
    Today I have a goal to complete 2 projects.
    Love the stairs. We are in the process of finding where we put the contractor’s phone number so we can get ours done.
    Barbara Ann

  5. says

    I love your junk piles! So much potential. I am brand spankin’ new to the furniture repurposing/refinishing world. You are such an inspiration and I just wanted you to know that! I just finished my very first chalk paint piece…a parlor table rescued from someone’s trash. Your creativity and energy is contageous and I’ll be visiting your site regularly. Thanks for giving me the confidence to try something new! Xo

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