I need help.
Mike is ready to have me committed.
To my credit, I’ve been a good girl lately; I haven’t curbshopped in ages….
and I even got Mike’s side of the garage all cleaned out so he can park in there yet again.
(this has become an annual ritual, I’m afraid)
So I didn’t think he’d be upset when I came home with a
300 400 pound trash can the other day.
Oh boy, was I ever wrong!
I kinda had to ask for help getting it out of the van so I HAD to tell him about it.
He totally flipped a gasket over this one.
(and maybe got a hernia too)
It’s just a run-of-the-mill concrete trash receptacle; they were very popular in the 70’s and 80’s at chain restaurants because they couldn’t be stolen or even blow away for that matter.
And it’s soooo heavy. I don’t know what it actually weighs, but I’m betting I’m not too far off the mark when I say 300 to 400 pounds!
They were going to throw it away at work.
That is, until I said I want it!
It took 2 strong guys to slide it into the back of the van.
I can totally see this as a table base with a concrete top on it out next to our outdoor kitchen (which incidentally is sporting a new poured concrete top these days.)
I know, I know, I haven’t blogged about that makeover yet….I’ve been holding out on you.
Here’re a couple sneak peek pictures to give you an idea how it looks.
I thought since I already know how to work with concrete it’d be a no-brainer to make a form and pour the tabletop, maybe stain the base to match the brown base of the outdoor kitchen.
Somehow Mike just doesn’t see it.
What about you?
Can YOU see it?
Would YOU have brought this home?
I need some support here.
Help me get out of the doghouse, pretty please?
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