Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thrifty finds and dumpster diving

I just love going to thrift stores. Never know what you're going to find. Last week I found an IKEA table and talked them down from $64 to $20. Sweet! I'm going to make it into a bench. Mr. B shook his head and wanted to know when the madness was going to end. Never, Dear! I have the bug. (Sorry for the bad picture - I already have it loaded in my wagon - it's upside-down too. )

Good price on this!

I also found a cute little cabinet. I will paint it white and replace the wallpaper in the back and use it for a medicine cabinet at the farmhouse. Can't you just see it? It was only $8.

And the best find this week? (Drumroll, please!) I've been looking and looking for just the right table to put by the front door at the farm. It needed to be narrow and I wanted a bottom shelf and ta da! while moving our daughter to her new apartment, I saw this by the dumpster:

College areas are full of cast-offs. I think it's PERFECT! Ok, it's rather ugly right now but with a little painting and fixing it's going to be fantabulous! Farm-worthy, even. Mr. B says I've officially crossed over into dumpster diving. hm, well, it was free so let's not be hasty with those labels, ok? My friend says she's going to call me the "Dumpster Diva". haha, I like it!
Dumpster Diva Cecilia signing off for now! :o)


  1. Haha I like that - dumpster diva. Regardless, they're all great finds! Fun projects that will be awesome for your farmhouse - and hey, you can't beat free!

    1. Free is free as I told my husband. :) He likes what I've done so far. Love that I can have fun with this house and try some of the things I read about on other blogs and sites! After all, isn't that what a weekend home is all about?

  2. Aren't you lucky to find all of those great pieces? I'm sure they will look great once you give them your special treatment! Thank you so much for visiting me and becoming a follower. I am happily following you now too.

  3. You are right the table will be perfect! Being free adds a special beauty to any item (in my eyes at least).

  4. Nothing wrong with dumpster diving. You are keeping it from going in the landfill and you are making it useful. Love the narrow table. It will be great almost anywhere.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Happy to have you as a follower.
    Audrey Z.


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