Thursday, June 13, 2013

Free Stuff....

Hi Everyone!  I'm finally caught up on my online orders so now I've started working on orders that I got right before and during the open house.  But today I thought I'd share the free stuff I got this weekend.  My relatives own the Sanitation Department in town and they are pulling things that I might be able to use.  And Saturday was my lucky day.
 Look at what they rescued from the garbage...can you believe someone threw it away....
 We were calling it a dresser, but with the doors it looks to me like it was a buffet instead of a dresser.  And the parts for the drawer and cupboard door are all I have to do is put it back problem.
 I love the keyhole detail...and the fact that the key is attached to the often does that happen?
 I love the feet too...
 The top is in good shape except of course for the finish...or lack of finish..and won't take much to remove the rest of it.  I can't wait to get started on it. 
 They also pulled this frame for me too.  It's dirty and will need to be cleaned with bleach.  I'll probably paint a base coat of Kilz Primer and then Chalk Paint...maybe Louis Blue with some Old White...maybe.
They also pulled this suitcase.  It's a Samsonite suitcase that matches the set that belonged to my grandparents.  I've wanted to do something with their suitcases for a while now, but just haven't been able to bring myself to do maybe I'll start with this one.  What would you do with it? 

I'm just the luckiest gal to have family in the sanitation business.  Thanks Vicky and Jerry!  I can't wait to get started on that dresser, but first I have to build a few things.  I'm going to be busy this weekend if the rain would just stay away!  Have you gotten anything for free lately?  Well, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hooray for free stuff! So fun that you have an "in" for the good junk ;-)

  2. free is great!!! lucky girl! awesome stuff for sure. :)

    suitcase, I dunno.... table?


  3. Oh wow. I am sure your family comes across all sorts of things in the sanitation business. And, how perfect that some of those finds make it into your very competent hands for a second chance at a beautiful life!

  4. Yay for free stuff !
    They're all great and I can't wait to see what you do with them. Best thing I've ever seen with a suitcase - the front section cut off and turned into a shelf, although anyone would find it hard cutting up a suitcase as good as this !

  5. I'd say you've got a great thing going. They pick it up and deliver.

  6. Wow that dresser/buffet thingy is calling my name! What a great find and I can't wait to see what you do to it!

  7. Lucky, lucky girl. Wow, who in world would throw away such a great little buffet? To me the fun would be putting it back together to fix it up. I'd sure love to have it. Will be looking forward to seeing what you do to make it gorgeous and useable again. What were they thinking?
    Love that big frame also. Wonder if anybody digs great stuff out at our dump. I'd sure love to. Happy weekend