Friday, October 29, 2010

Garbage Pickins' at the Neighbors

Grabbed this from my next door neighbors trash...how convenient for me?? I have to admit though when I moseyed on over and grabbed it, I was praying no one would see me hauling it back to my garage. My name is Sue and I am garbage stalker!

                 I primed it and painted it with the left over paint from this side table because I loved the color and there was just enough left to do this piece.

 Then distressed and glazed it. Thanks neighbor George!!



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16 comments:

Chrissie said...

The table looks beautiful. How great that you found it for free. I am garbage stalker too!LOL

Midwest Cottage said...

Seriously? It is way better now that you painted it! Amazing and so chic. Love it!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You did a wonderful job painting table. It looks so pretty!! So awesome that it was free!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sue,
This is an amazing table! Why on earth would neighbor George want to throw it out???? Love the details!

Laurie said...

I would be stalking too. What a great little piece.

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mommyroo said...

I wouldn't let George see that piece, he'll want it back! Great job, I LOVE it!

kluless said...

Nice score and it turned out beautiful. You gave me a chuckle, too. Many years ago I spotted an old rocker with superb "bones" poking out of my neighbors woodpile. I was too embarassed to ask if I could have it so I asked if I could buy it. Mind you, all the upholstery was missing and it is in his woodpile. In the end I gave him $5 and dragged it home and I'm pretty sure he thought I was a little off from there on - LOL!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I seriously need to start looking curbside. Your post made me giggle... You saved the landfill and made it beautiful.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

why don't my neighbor's throw away good stuff? i am in the wrong city! you really made that table beautiful- i bet your neighbors want it back!

Kimmy said...

Love love love! I cannot believe someone was gonna just throw that away? Great score for you!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love your table! What a great find!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hi, I'm Carol and I'm a garbage stalker too!! Yep, got my neighbors chair in my living room! I know, I would hate to get caught too!!! Why is that? I love the table and how you shabbied it up perfect!

Carol

cushycottage said...

you have a nice neighbor with great taste!

Allison said...

Seriously jealous! Of your neighbor's trash AND your ability! This table looks fab! New follower here!

Rene said...

I would have grabbed it up too...in a hurry. It's beautiful!

-Rene

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Good job saving this poor little table from its landfill destiny. I absolutely love this color with the glaze. It is gorgeous!