Tuesday, May 05, 2009

spt - something old



you all know how i LOVE my "ground scores" - in other words, that random stuff that is set out by the side of the road looking for someone to love! last night on my walk, i scored this great "old" mirror. i had to call matty to swing by with his truck to pick it up before somebody else grabbed it (can you see me walking down the road with this great big mirror? and a dog?)



while it is hiding out in the craft room/media center/getaway space, waiting for the perfect placement, i realized i've never shown off another score from a few months back: these "old" pressboard bookshelves from my parents house. we painted them a barn red, slapped a little crown molding on top, and now they "organize" my creative supplies. ha ha... i said "organize." well, it gets them off the floor!!



(my ultimate plan is to put curtain "doors" on the bottom. i'll let you know if that happens...)

you can also spy, in the background of these photos, an "old" side table and dresser, repainted and repurposed, an "old" youth pottery barn table and chair set, my "old" table that i use as a work table, all FREE to us!! (oh, and an "old" pair of jack's pants with a hole in the knee. actually, they're not that "old." what is it about 8 year old boys and hole-y knees???)



do you ever take someone else's "old" stuff and make it "new" again??

18 comments:

vgsmom said...

We were thinking along the same lines--Everything old is new again.

donna said...

wow! what great finds. I love the red bookshelves.

Jeanette said...

That's only my favorite thing to do in the whole wide world. Great stuff. Love, love, love the shelves!

TheBMillers said...

What a great find with the mirror and I love the color of the shelves.

Barbi

Alisha said...

I hear ya on the 8-yr old boys and holes in their jeans. How DOES that manage to happen so quickly??!

Tina said...

Oh what goodies you have found! I love "garbage picking" for treasures!

Hannah said...

I so wish I could score stuff like this around here!

jenn said...

wow! what great gifts! i love that mirror and the book shelves are fantastic...i wish my neighbors threw stuff out like that!

Alisa said...

I love finding treasures- Your mirror looks fantastic! Last year I lost a treasure, I am still a little bugged over it. Moving on ...

Lene said...

That mirror is an amazing find.

And don't even get me started on holes in jeans. Ugh. And it isn't just boys, my girls get them too.

Kim Sue said...

what a find...that would make me giddy :o)

Crystal said...

Oh Lelly...you're so creative. SPREAD THE LOVE!!! :)

Amanda L. said...

Great finds! I love finding old objects and giving them a facelift.

This month's theme is a favorite of mine. Thanks!

P.S. Folding laundry this week I think ALL of Ian's pants have holes. I need summer quick!

Date Girl said...

Where I come from we call that "dumpster diving" and I've scored some really cool furniture that way. And one time a dryer that actually worked!

patsy said...

This is really cool!

I love when thing like this come together--- and really love that barn red!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

My favorite kind of shoppin'

Free and new to me!!!!

MaryRC said...

nothing like an old find to make new again. cant wait to see what you do with that mirror!

Jill said...

I love the red bookshelves! Score on the mirror too. I have never found anything on the side of the road before (there are many scavengers in Utah), but am always on the lookout.