Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dumpster Diving on Mother’s Day

Did you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day? I did too, rained all day though and it has continued to this morning! A little tired of it so hopefully the sun will come out today for a little bit, I know one thing it sure is green outside!
Guess what I did on Mother’s Day? I went dumpster diving…we live right near a college town and Saturday was graduation and you know what that means don’t you? Everything is put/thrown out to the curb that they don’t want or can’t take back home with them. One year we found a beautiful, white lounge chair for by the pool, from Lowes and we knew it sold for $45.00. This year I found this…out by a dumpster, I had went to the store and decided to take a look at the dumpster across the street from our college rental and there she sat waiting for me. She’s heavy but I finally got her in the back of the car, poor thing look at the different color markings they/she put on her?
But wait look at the one side of her, She is a Basset and has great bones, this will be my new desk!
Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment so after that I decided to go to the Salvation Army Store, a much neater and cleaner place then GW but more expensive, I did find a few things though.
This bottle, on the left, caught my eye since I need more to fill up the tray that I took bottles from for my PB Copy Cat, I still have them sitting on the table. Anyway I think I paid a $1.99 for it, it’s not old but that’s okay!
I found this for $1.49, I’m going to paint it black and remove the hooks, where I will put it I’m not sure yet.
Here was a great find, I love it and the colors in it, a very well made picture and frame and looks to be an expensive one at that. It had $9.99 on it but it was 50% off yesterday so for $5.00 it was mine!
A closer look!
I just hung it here so I could see what it would look like on my wall. If I keep it here I’d lower it a little.
As you can see in this picture I’m moving things here and there, stay tuned for my big project that Stush is doing for me!
I’ll be joining these great parties:
Thrifty  Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
Your Cozy Home Party @ Cozy Home Scenes
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp

Thanks so much for stopping by always love having you!


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love your dumpster dive desk, can't wait to see it al fixed up and pretty:)

Anne said...

Great finds.And free is always the best!

Gina said...

Excellent finds, Rondell! I think that desk is a diamond in the rough. Can't wait to see how you fix her up!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for showing your great finds at Your Cozy Home Party. That desk was definitely a great find. I'm sure it will be very nice when you fix it up. Hope to see you at the party next week.---------- Shannon

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


You found some real treasures yesterday! Awesome!

Gail said...

Rondell, what a wonderful Mother's Day gift...great find! Can't wait to see how you transform it into a beauty.

Stephanie said...

Great score on that desk! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous once you're through with it.

Thanks for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse and taking the time to leave some sweet comments.

Stephanie said...

Great score on that desk! I'm sure it'll be gorgeous once you're through with it.

Thanks for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse and taking the time to leave some sweet comments.

twelve-O-eight said...

Love free! Your etc sign you found is really cool too. You latest reader, Tanya :)

Debbie said...

Can't wait to see the desk when you are finished with it, Rondell!
I wore a jacket I found at a thrift store down in Florida a few weeks ago.....(today at work), and got tons of compliments on it. How times have changed!!! People thought it was neat that I found such a pretty jacket at a thrift store..LOL. I bought quite a few things at thrift shops while on vacation this year.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I think the desk is going to be very pretty in green, if that what you are going to do. I know you will enjoy this project and I can't wait to see it finished and transformed!

Traci said...

It sounds like you have been a lucky thrifter this week. Love the desk but I hope you have a good primer. I can't wait to see it all finished.