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Dumpster "Skimming"


I may or may not be guilty of dumpster "skimming." I would never actually dive into a garbage can. But if something wonderful happens to be sitting on top, I might just bring it home with me.

I was walking my daughter home from school the other day and saw some sort of metal scroll object next to a garbage can on the curb. We happened to be walking home with a friend, so I took mental note to come back later. I guess I have too much pride to pick through garbage with someone watching (but I'll blog about it for all of the web to read...hmmm).

So later that day, I went back to said garbage can only to be foiled. The neighbors were sitting out on their front porch. Too embarrassed, I trudged back home empty handed.

I tried one more time just as the sun was setting that night. With twilight on my side, I casually walked past the garbage can, saw that the metal scrolls were really the legs to a darling little fold up table, grabbed that sweet thang without a second thought, and hauled it home, much to the chagrin of my poor husband. 

But seriously, who throws away something this cute:



I love it! Such an awesome dumpster skim! I've thought about taking the table top off and making it into a magnet board. I've thought about painting the whole thing a funky color. But for now, I'm kind of loving it just the way it is. And I'm patting myself on the back for saving such a lovely little table from the town dump.
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Jennifer V.
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  1. It's so cute as is but a different color in the future would give it a nice twist. Maybe black for the stand and pop of color for the tray?

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  2. Senorita Andaluciana,

    Good idea! In a few years when I'm ready for a change, I will remember your suggestion!

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  3. Wow, that's really cute! Such a good find. I'd totally paint it a fun color and leave it as a table. :-)

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  4. That is gorgeous! I do like the little legs too, very cute.
    I love picking up quirky stuff from our local council clean ups... Though my husband now forbids it because we would bring home too much! :)

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  5. One of the best finds EVER! LOVE this!

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  6. Hi! Just found your 12 Days of Christmas story and candy idea on Pinterest. Was unable to access all of the stories. Can I please get you to send me the pdf file of the stories? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  7. Kathie,

    I would love to send the stories to you, but I need your email address.

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  8. you got yourself a true treasure--I was glad for you that it was still there for your taking when you went back!! KUDOS

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