My passion for finding a good deal has reached a new level. You can now find me hauling roadside finds home. Yes, that's right... I have become a picker. Now, I am definitely not picking through people's trash (ewww!!), but I did find this cute record stand on the side of the road. There was a ton of old furniture that the owner had put to the curb and I couldn't resist slowing down while I drove past. When I spotted this table, I knew I had to take the leap and grab it before some other frugal lady did. It was in near perfect shape, plus I was in need of some place to store all my records that I have started to collect. I am so smitten with my free find, probably too much so. :)
I also found a super old mirror that is currently undergoing some lovin' and once I'm done fixing it, I will for sure show you all -- since I am really taken with that find as well.
This 50s formica table was also a curbside find. After hitting an estate sale, I was driving through the subdivision looking for a way out and I spotted this guy. A van had already pulled up and was thinking about it, but I knew that they were gonna pass on it. They did and their loss is now my new potting table on my back porch. The table is a bit wobbly and the top isn't in the best shape, so it works great outside. Plus, my patterned concrete is grey and red, so the table matches!! I plan on reinforcing the legs so I can set food and drinks on it when/if I have a party out back.
How far are you willing to go to get a good deal? I am known to dig in attics and basements; and now apparently the curb as well. A little dirt never hurt anybody...at least in my book anyway.