Trashy Tuesday I went Junking In Atlanta
Hey y’all!! I was in Atlanta last week for the America’s Mart, which might I add was THE BEST PLACE to see gorgeous home decor and furniture. I was not there to go junking in Atlanta! I will be sharing more about my trip and my time at the CeCe Caldwell’s booth later, it was SO FUN!
I was a good girl this week and really just minding my own business, meaning I didn’t want for business going on in my garage, the business of junk that is. It is full!! No Dumpster Diving for me.
On Friday (in Atlanta), when my friends from CeCe Caldwell’s and I returned to our lodgings, there in the parking garage was a WHOLE BUNCH OF JUNK!!! We didn’t need to actually go junking in Atlanta, the junk came to us. We stayed at a condo where only some of the places were sold and inhabited. It was an upscale environment, and I guess people can afford to leave behind what they don’t feel like taking with them.
This stuff was good! I couldn’t pack it in my luggage. Darn! But the CeCe Caldwell’s booth was still open for a very busy Sunday at the Mart. We discovered that painting real furniture instead of small demos was much more exciting for people to stop in and see how easy the paint is to use. All this free furniture was loaded up and off it went to the Mart for painting demos for Sunday!
Speaking of junking in Atlanta and painting. Our booth was right across the way from the cutest girl, Tonya from Spent Rounds Designs, a company that uses the metal parts of spent shell casings to make jewelry. Tonya had two bar stools found in an abandoned bar that were just sitting in her space. After watching us demo for a bit, Tonya asked what could be done with her bar stools. I offered to paint them! I love how free furniture follows me wherever I go. Most people were at the America’s Mart shopping for new home decor to sell in their stores. Little did I know, I was Junking in Atlanta!
Back to that pile of free stuff we found in the garage…I did manage to nab this barely used, and VERY clean BBQ accessory kit for Suffering Husband.
I always think of my family when I travel and what free junk I can bring home to them. Much more thoughtful than touristy magnets.
Even though I stayed away from Dumpsters when I was home, I did find a couple of other goodies. Last week I noticed a large UHaul truck pulling out of my neighborhood early in the morning. I knew it was a move out and hoped there might be some curb side shopping left for me. I found the house, there wasn’t much, but I did manage to salvage the tools they deemed useless. Hey, a hammer is a hammer and that rake head will make a great coat/jewelery hanger!