4.05.2010

A Trash Lover's Paradise!

I tell you, sometimes I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world!  

The Trash Picking Gods were definitely with me this morning.  I ventured into some new neighborhoods and scored!  I'm always amazed at what people will put on the curb. 

Check out what I found in the TRASH, for FREE!

Okay, they need a little help but these resin wicker chaise lounges are huge!  Like I could fit two of me on one!  I checked for labels and it's FRONTGATE, score!  These sell for about $300 a piece on their website.

Looks like someone had too many pieces of cake.....or too many beers!  Okay, so here are the problems with these chairs.  Any ideas on how to remedy this all you furniture rehabbers?  I'm definitely going to get cushions for both of them so whatever I do to "fix" them can be covered up.  How do I patch these where they are strong enough to sit on?  Ideas?  I'm thinking duck tape will be involved...

Cute little bench.  The frame is oil rubbed bronze and in perfect condition.  The seat just needs to be recovered.  Easy, easy with a staple gun and some fabric!

Okay the picture frame thingie on the left is a little cheesy but could it be something cute?  It's a pillar holder on top.  Talk about dual purpose!  Any ideas on this would be appreciated.  The basket has dark green trim but I think it will be cute painted white with a turquoise handle.
And here's the trash find I'm MOST excited about...
Remember the bamboo patio dining table?  Well, I ordered a glass top for it last week.  I ordered a 1/4" thick with no bevel and the price was $50.  This was in the TRASH and has a 1 inch bevel and it's at least a 1/2" thick!  I quickly canceled my glass order (fortunately they hadn't made it yet).  It fits the table almost perfectly; I'm so excited!!

So just remember, trash picking can be fun!  You never know what you're going to find.  If you find something cool in the trash drop me a line.  I always love to see what everyone else is finding!

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13 comments:

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I love trash picking! You get the best stuff at no cost!

Meg said...

Perfect! You found some amazing steals!

The picture frame thingie has TONS of potential. A little spray paint and maybe instead of inserting pictures, each frame could hold a letter in a cute font so that it spells something? White with turqoise letters could be pretty cute!

Just a thought! Love all of your ideas. The glass table top was an incredible find! Totally meant to be!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Girl you are too lucky!!! No ideas on the chairs though...interested to see what others say.

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

Wow! You found some great things in the trash. I need to go trash shopping. I'm with Meg - I would put something other than pictures in the frames. Letters that spell something, framed skeleton keys, etc.

I have no idea how to fix the lounge chairs, but I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great finds...luv how you found the glass for your table...sooooo COOL! Come by and show off your goodies at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...the par-tay will start tonight!

Blessings,
Linda

Wendy said...

You did great! What a good day!

The Brick Cottage said...

I swear we don't have anything that good being thrown away in our neighborhood. What an amazing find that glass top is! Good luck fixing the chairs. I can't wait to see all your afters with this "trash" pile!

alanna rose said...

There is no trash picking around here, all large items must be hauled directly to the dump (and you DO NOT want to hang out there!) - so I am jealous of your finds.

For the chairs - I'd secure a patch underneath and on top to each hole, and then make terry cloth slipcovers - maybe with a cute little box pleat? I think the chairs can be fabulous!

Kathleen said...

You scored big time woman! WOOT! Those chairs are great!

Laura said...

OK.
You must do a tutorial as silly as that sounds.

Do you go out on trash day or before?

What is your system?

Laura-

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great finds, Kendall! I'm with you all the way on the trash pickin'.

Hey, just because I like really feminine things doesn't mean I don't like to "dig for treasures"!

Can't wait to see your transformation.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Linda said...

You just have the best trash pickin luck! I think I will have to look harder at trash now.

Kelly said...

Wow! Seriously impressed! You've got me thinking...

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