Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One Man's Garbage...

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I have a confession. I'm a garbage picker. There I said it and I feel so much better now.

This is what it looked like in its original state and the way I found it on the curb.

In fact, I even have a friend who pick garbage for her pajamas! Now that is friendship. But I have found some amazing things in the garbage and you know the saying "one man's garbage is another man's treasure."

This is what it looks like today after a simple fix, some chalk paint and wax, and a quick upholstery.

Sharing my treasure with you today.

Close up of the finish.

So be honest, are you a garbage picker or are you too embarassed to admit it?

Found the two adorable pillows at a consignment shop for 8.99 ea. What a steal and they match my kitchen chairs!

Linking up today to:
Before and After at Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. It is gorgeous. I would have picked that too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  2. If I could find garbage like that I would definitely pick it up! It turned out very nice.

  3. Great job, love the color. Yup I'm a serial roadside rescuer as well! Can't believe the stuff some people throw away.

  4. I love it! I can't wait until I have the time to haunt and finish roadside and flea market finds. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Featuring on Trash 2 Treasure tonight! Simply beautiful. And yes, I freely admit to being a garbage picker. Some of my best stuff has come from the trash on the curb!! :)

  6. Well, it's just fabulous now! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the Before & After party! Have a beautiful day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Love the final result...what type of paint and what color...?

  8. I have been known to swoop up a wobbly chair on the side of the road once or twice. I usually pick up stuff at thrift stores, which is just someone else's discard, but it's not free ;) You did an awesome job with the bench. I can't believe someone threw it out. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah


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