thrifty treasures monday…




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It was our neighborhood cleanup this weekend, when everyone puts out what they don’t want and the city comes to pick it up. I plucked up a few things from my neighbor’s piles {thank you, nice neighbors who throw great things away!}
an upholstered chair I thought would be perfect to make over for my daughter’s room (free!)
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A screen door. I’m thinking this may be a headboard in hiding?? or a message board? what do you see? (free!)april 2010 104
I also found this outdoor light on major clearance at HDepot~ ($18, regular price was $74.97)april 2010 108
I thought it would be lovely in the front entryway to replace this:
I’m joining Rhoda’s party today!
imageHappy Monday~

27 comments:

  1. Hey, wait are you doing with my brass light fixture? : ) They are horrible and I've been looking at light fixtures, too, recently. Maybe I should see what's out there on clearance. I love the door you found! I am definitely seeing message board. Maybe bulletin board on top, chalkboard on the bottom {this way the kids could draw on it, too}.

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  2. That should say "WHAT are you doing with my brass light fixture", not "wait". My internal spellcheck if off today!

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  3. It's all good :) I love your idea of the half bulletin, half chalkboard...hmmm.

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  4. I, too was thinking half chalk half cork. I like the idea of hanging it horizonatly if space allows. Can't wait to see the results.

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  5. Funny, first thing that came to my mind was upholstered headboard.(I don't see screen on it) A little foam, a little batting, some buttons for tufting and fabric of course! And the chair is great too, can't believe someone threw it out!

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  6. Your free stuff is fab and so is that gorgeous outdoor light! Good job!! I swear, it's trash day on preschool days and I always look as I drive through the neighborhood on my way to take Natalie, but I never see anything by trash cans. :( :(

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  7. anita: I guess it's not really a screen door, there is no screen. Maybe it was a pantry door or something. I think I am door illiterate :)

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  8. WHAT!?!?! Not only am I moving to your neighborhood I'm leaving for Home Depot right now!!! Great finds!

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  9. Those are some great finds! The chair is awesome and I can totally see either (headboard or message board). Love that light, too.

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  10. Wow, you really did find some wonderful things. Love the chair. The lantern is a wonderful light fixture also. It will look great. Can't wait to see what you do with the door. Hugs, Marty

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  11. ohh I like the wood piece for a headboard! I have been keeping an eye out for something like this!!!! Lucky you!

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  12. Awesome free (and cheap!) finds. I know you'll do fun and creative things to all of them!

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  13. Great finds! I'm totally jealous!
    Shelley

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  14. I am digging that door. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  15. You have such an eye (and determination) I may have passed up those things. Thanks for spurring us on!

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  16. I used an outdoor lantern in my entryway and I love it, but I love yours even more! Great deal!

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  17. Oh, I love your freebies, you can't beat that! And that lantern is gorgeous. IT will look great in your foyer. If I run across one, I'm getting it for my breakfast table.

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  18. Seriously??? Why can't I live in a neighborhood that likes to throw away great stuff? You scored some amazing things!

    ~Amanda

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  19. You hit the jackpot! I love the light. It will look great in the foyer.

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  20. Love those *curb side shopping days* Can we talk about how amazing that chair is? I think my heart skipped a beat or two.

    That door has infinite possibilities, can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  21. I love curbside dump. They usually have one day that you can get rid of big items for the garbage men to pick up. That is when I like to go curbside shopping!! Great finds! If it were me I would use the large piece of wood for a headboard (but maybe that's just because I have my eye out for one right now) Add a little paint and wainscotting!! And I can already invsion the chair. Cute!!

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  22. Love your finds! I want to find a furniture/knick knack swap...that would be so fun!

    I totally need your advice on a few things...we just moved into a new house and I have this space that I'm not sure what to do with it and I also have a kitchen island that we purchased for our old home that won't work in the new house and I want to re-purpose it...I just know you will have the answer!

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  23. I've been a reader and sporatic commenter for awhile now, but wanted to let you know I sent a little blog award your way! Thanks for just being YOU & putting yourself out there, so many of us can relate!

    Hope it is a fun surprise for you :) Blessings!

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  24. Wow great finds! You will have to show us what you turn them in to!

    Love the idea of half chalk bord and half notice board!

    Gemma X

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  25. Love your blog and great ideas!! Thanks so much!! I see a headboard with that screen door. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  26. LOVE the light! It looks fatastic!

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