n my way home from work yesterday, I happened to pass by the dumpster of a nearby apartment complex. I always make a point of creeping by this particular dumpster since it often provides lots of neat stuff. Take for example my most recent find; a little side table with lots of potential. It went from this:
It just so happens that I have been on the hunt for a bookcase to put in Little Man’s room. He has a ton of books, toys, and art supplies that are currently spread around his room haphazardly. I would much rather be able to store all of this stuff in one area, placed in individual baskets/bins to keep it semi-organized. And what did I spy but a bookcase at my favorite dumpster! I managed to lug the piece to my car (in heels mind you), but knew I needed reinforcement. I called over the first person I saw. He was very kind to help a stranger, although he did think I wanted to put it in the dumpster not take it out. I guess some people just fail to see potential.
Anyhoo, once it was loaded in the back I had to break the news to Hubs that I was bringing home yet another piece of roadside treasure. He was skeptical, but supportive. And here it is:
It has a rather weird texture, like someone spraypainted on that stone spray paint. Nevertheless, it was free! A portion of it is broken on the bottom, so Hubs will have to plain it off.
I am picking up some feet for it today at Lowe’s so it will make it look less bulky and give it some interest and lift. I have the hopes of getting it primed tonight, and fully painted during the weekend. I am thinking maybe a two-tone color scheme with the back of the shelves painted a turquoise or pale green? You’ll have to wait until next week to see the end results!