What are the chances…
I had plans to host a dinner party last Monday for four people and I happened to find four matching chairs in perfect condition on Oscar Sunday. After a good wipe down with my trusty Lysol wipes, they are good as new and I love the way they fit into my space.
Well… if you’re anything like me, you can’t possibly have enough pairs of fabulous shoes. My latest garbage find will help to organize my collection neatly, by colour and style. This cast iron shoe rack is in perfect condition and fits perfectly into my closet. Another amazing garbage find, that is incredibly useful and will come in very handy for years to come.
I know I’ve been luckier than most when it comes to garbage finds. I often get asked what the secret is? Well, I don’t know that there is a secret… I guess the secret is commitment. It also helps that I live in a nice condo building and evidently the people in my building like to throw away perfectly good things that they no longer have use for. That’s where I come in… and my commitment to checking the garbage room on a daily basis. Ok, I’ll admit it… I have a garbage chute, therefore I really have no business going down to the garbage room unless I have large boxes or an excess amount of glass bottles. I do like wine… and the glass bottles do tend to add up. So on occasion I actually enter the garbage/recycle room with something to offer. The remainder of nights, I just can’t resist. It just so happens that I take my dog out before bed every night, so what’s one more stop along the way? Mosey knows exactly where we’re going and I’m certain that she likes it. Really, when you think about it… it’s kind of like a store that’s open 24 hours with no line-ups and an endless return policy.
Sometimes, a fresh coat of paint can completely transform an item that would otherwise be overlooked and left as trash. Have a look at a couple of my before and after transformations.
Before After BeforeAfter
I know… this is getting ridiculous. Like seriously people…
I scooped up this amazing garbage find last week. I’ve always wanted one of these i Home docking stations and better yet, they included the i pod. Fully loaded with a great mix of music of all eras and genres. Not to mention the two chargers and three pretty classic DVD’s. Okay… maybe not 27 dresses, but I couldn’t just leave it there all alone!
I was lucky on my trip to the garbage room yesterday. I managed to find this really cool salt rock lamp in perfect working condition. It just so happens to fit perfectly in the shelving unit that I found in the garbage last year. My bedroom is basically made up completely of garbage finds, other than my bed because that’s just gross. I also spotted this handy little rhyming dictionary, I’ve been known to write a poem or two and this will make rhyming a little easier.