Monday, August 9, 2010

Favorite Finds #1

Not a lot new going on over here I’m afraid.  August feels like it is on triple fast forward, I just cannot believe it’s the 9th already!

I’ve not been able to get anything done around here in a couple of weeks, so have nothing new to report.

So what should I blog about?   In going through my photos it came to me that I should do a series on some of my favorite curb finds that I have never blogged about before.

Not that I’ve been holding out on you or anything, I was simply waiting until I got around to using these pieces.  Of course, that may not happen in the next decade at the rate I’m moving.

So I figure it’s best to show you now.  Maybe, just maybe, it will give me the motivation I need to get started.

For today’s first favorite find I’ve chosen something special I’ve had stashed away since last summer. 

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These are porch posts from an old home in the city.  They were replaced with new “modern” blah posts and set out to the curb for me to stumble across.

When I first picked them up they got quickly tucked away in a corner of my rented storage space.  They were then pretty much forgotten about until I moved everything to the new storage space this spring.  

There they were, tucked way back in a corner. 

This time I made sure I got some better photos of them for my “treasures  waiting to be used” folder.

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I love the color and the beveled edges.

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You can see here they have some dry rot on the ends.

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And they are extremely chippy….

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But oh, they make my heart go pitter patter!

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They are meant to be stacked, taller one over short stocky one to make the porch column.

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I’ve done nothing with these yet, but they‘re earmarked for the future pergola I’m planning.

If you had found them, what would you do with them? 

Do you think they’re as special as I do?




I’m linking up to Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday over at Coastal Charm.  Check out all the cool stuff she found while dumpster diving recently!


  1. I would make bonsai stands from them!

  2. I think they are pretty awesome myself. I don't know what I would do with the large one's but the shorter one's would make some awesome plant stands! Hope you use them soon so I can see your creativity in action.

  3. I would definitely have picked them, but for what? I don't know. I'd probably call my friend Rose and say "what do ya think". :)

  4. ps... I think they'll be great for your pergola!

  5. You have been holding out... what awesome posts... I would be using them in my yard for something... great idea for the pergola though... I would have to wait for you to do it and then steal your idea... of course I would give you all the credit for

    Hugs, Deb

  6. I'd definitely have picked them up. I'd use them for plant stands but the pergola will be nice also. The rule is that if you have an idea for it, it's no longer junk, it's a future project.

    p.s. I made that rule up myself. ;)

  7. i love this kinda stuff also but i have a do you know you are not dragging termites home when you get things like this?

  8. While I am new a looking at curbside stuff with a future purpose, I have realized that I do some "repurposing" with my own "stuff". So 6 months ago I would have driven right by, now I would at least slow down and consider what I could make with the stuff and sometimes pick it up. I like the pergola idea!

  9. I don't know what I would do with them but I love them. The colors are perfect, especially that red!

  10. OH YES I think they are a special find!! I'm not as brave as you to build something so I would have placed some of them in my home and sold the rest! ;)

  11. They are making my heart go pitter patter, too!!! I've made floor lamps out of something similar, or shorter ones could be table lamps. But I always thought it'd be cool as the ends of a headboard. I really like your pergola idea, though, and can't wait to see what you do. Those colors are awesome!

  12. Im so glad I found your blog, neat stuff!

  13. Oh yeah, I think they are special. I am envious, too, lol. great find! Lezlee


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