Last week I was so traumatized by Katy getting out, I never got a chance to really appreciate the kickoff of curbshopping season.
Now, I know there are people who throw away things year ‘round….but really, around here if you toss something to the curb in the winter it’s likely to be buried in snow until spring comes around anyways!
I spent the day at my Mom’s house last Saturday. While on the way home I spotted a couple things of interest.
It was enough to get me started again.
First was this plastic piece, probably off the top of a mirror.
You can see by looking at the back, it was broken, or even possibly cut.
(it looks really even to me, so I’m leaning towards it being cut)
I set it on a snow pile to take this picture.
See how dirty the snow is?
On a side note;
This is what my yard looked like one week ago. Most of the snow had melted away, all that was left was this dirty thin layer.
I’m happy to report that today ALL but a small pile of the snow is gone!
Took a lot of rain and a week of sunshine.
OK, next on the curbshopping list….
Yeah, I know it’s a sorry sight, but I just love my ladders, what can I say?
Then I found this chair….
It’s upholstered in a vinyl coated fabric.
I was able to wash it off easily.
I like the nail head trim. The nail heads are a tad bit rusty.
Seems like this chair weathered outdoors for a bit.
The finish is peeling off the wood.
I like how sturdy this chair is…maybe some paint and a slipcover will revive it.
Or maybe not.
Found a door.
You know I love doors just as much as ladders, right?
This is also in rough shape.
But I love the panel pattern on it. I’ve never seen one quite like it.
It’s busted up pretty badly on one side.
The other side had a piece of plywood attached to it.
Other than a couple cracks, this side looks ok once I took off the plywood.
And I love the oval plate for the doorknob. Very unique!
Now I have to show you the wicker end table.
The famous one I backed up over in my haste to go find Katy.
It doesn’t look so bad from this angle.
But when you turn it this way….well….let’s just say it’s just a bit bent out of shape.
I’m not sure yet if I can do anything with it.
I do love me some wicker though.
Maybe I can shore up the frame……
And fix the unwrapped leg.
Then maybe straighten her out?
What do you think?
Is it hopeless?
I’m so excited that I finally have something to link up to Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party at Coastal Charm!
Be sure to go check out all the other thrifty finds over there.