Thursday, July 22, 2010

Is today my lucky day?!?!?!?

We are smack dab in moving mode, and after moving our dining room set to the new place my hubby mentioned that he thinks a round dining table would suit us MUCH better in our new space.

Thus began the search for a round dining table. I searched high, and I searched low, and then I decided to search ground level just in case and lo and behold...look what I found sitting on the curb screaming "I DARE YOU TO TRY TO SHOVE ME IN THE BACK OF YOUR VAN AT 5:30 AM." Well that my friends is exactly what I did, so HA, take THAT table! (excuse the haziness of the camera lense decided to play the "see if you can snap a shot before I fog up on you" game and apparently she won.)

The brass plates at the bottom WILL be painted, but other than that, she's perfect!!! She is solid wood and weighs around ummmmm 3,000 pounds!!!! At least that's what it felt like when I was attempting to shove her into my van. Of course, I hadn't had my coffee yet, and believe me, that makes a difference. A BIG difference.

I am sooooooooooooooooo excited...craigslist, goodwill, and garage sales are awesome, but to have what you need at the exact time you need it show up on a curb for free...PRICELESS (yes, I just used MasterCard's slogan circa 2005, sue me...) ;)

Anyone else find any awesome treasures this week??!?!?! PS-I need to make a bumper sticker that says "Caution-I brake for curbside treasures" :)


  1. Wonderful find! I have a very similar kitchen table that has been stripped for oh about 12 years just waiting for a transformation. She hides under a table cloth, but I know she has a lot of potential.

  2. Awesome find!I just posted what I did with my latest find (which wasn't free)...had a fail going on for a while! Hope you're doing fail Friday tomorrow...I'm all ready to link up! lol

  3. lucky you! I haven't found any curb items in a LONG time!

  4. Awesome!! It looks solid too!! I found a twin bed frame (also solid wood and HEAVY! Ha) for $5 at a garage sale I'm painting :)