If you saw my post yesterday you know that I saved every item my much loved neighbor couldn’t take with him to his new home. But my day wasn’t quite over.
It was such a beautiful day I decided not to wait til Monday to return some library books and headed out. On the way home I noticed a pile of things next to the curb with the family’s garbage can.
As I was wondering what they were doing putting these items out the man-of-the-house came out and mentioned that these items were garbage and not worth much but I was free to take any thing I wanted. Watch what you say to me. I took it all!!
There was a large picture frame, which had a home shortly after I arrived and was taking it inside. Gone!
There was a large suitcase in good condition. It was real leather too. Now I’m not one who likes leather, but I know people who do. That was gone after one phone call. Yes!!
Sorry no pictures of those.
Then there were two small tables perfect for sitting on the bed for breakfast in bed or on the floor for a little one to set their meal on. Mine for the grand kids to use here!!
These tables are a laminated MDF so if you know me, at some point I will do something cute to them to make them more attractive to the children, but for now I have many larger projects to tackle.
Then there were REAL wood chairs.
This chair needs a good sanding and one side of the back needs a little help from my handy gorilla glue. Then there is a little balancing act needing attention to the insert on the back, that will be a simple fix.
I know exactly where this chair is going. My daughter-in-law (who lives out of town) has been wanting nicer chairs for in her dining room. She has decorated the room in white and blue so I will paint the chair white and I have some upholstery fabric here that is a blue and white. Zero cost as I was given plenty of paint from my eldest son. It was left behind by the previous owners of his new home. And one can is white!
There were two other chairs both solid wood and I will sand them down to give to my daughter-in-law for use in the dining room until she finds something she is really in love with. Again I will paint them white and then I will use some of the mattress pad I found yesterday and more of the blue and white fabric to make cushions for them. Again no cost to me.
These are matching chairs, one is a little wobbly, but I can fix that.
This will be a big improvement over the folding metal chairs they have been using waiting to find dream chairs and at a price they are willing to make.
Seriously, why do people keep tossing out perfectly good furniture? Some days I want to give them the addresses and directions to the thrift stores and tell them there is a better alternative than their belongings ending up in a landfill.
Does it bother you too when you see perfectly good items destined for the garbage truck? Pretty soon I will need to rent another apartment just for my projects :-) Good thing there are plenty of people willing to take these items off my hands in a quick manner.