Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trash Pile Treasures

My life has been on hold the last three years as I returned to teaching high school.  Whew.  After having no life outside of teaching, planning, meeting, and grading, and even though I greatly enjoy the teaching-and-being-with-the-students part, I have decided to retire from teaching for now to do what I love...spending more time with my family, serving my church, and finding trashy treasures to repurpose or rehab. I hope this blog will be a diary of that last part.  

I made a great restart today (the day before trash pick-up), as I made great finds on the curbs around my home.  Wanna see?

 I sure hope my neighbors don't read my blog.  

 This chair is in perfect shape - just some cobwebs.  Been in their garage, perhaps?

 A sofa!  It does have some outward issues (see below for an example) and is a bit dirty, but I am willing to attempt cleaning it and making a slipcover for it.

I think this is for holding plants, maybe??

I hope my husband is still speaking to me after he gets home and discovers my most recent acquisitions. I promise I am going to get down to the basement to clean up, honey. Soon!


  1. Hi, Saw your metal plant holder (?) above, why not line the inside with tea-stained vellum paper and make a standing lamp out of it???!!