One  Wednesday, my friend, Linda and my dog, Thunder  and I went for our usual daily walk.  It is our effort~  so as to be able to eat what we want~ to take a walk every day.    Well, another thing we love about our walks is that on Wednesday evening it is trash night.  You know where I am going with this.  

There were so many treasures just waiting to be had by unsuspecting treasure pickers.  That’s us.   First off we saw a mission rocker in need of some love.   rocker before

There was also a cupboard on the same pile.  Very old, in need of some TLC but hey, why not?  Another keeper.web-rock-028

So I called my son who was happy to leave his friends and come to haul these finds back to our house in my jeep.  I mean, we were walking, you couldn’t expect us to carry all that stuff  and what teen ager isn’t thrilled to be seen picking garbage? 

 So these are the end results.  The rocker is a looker now that I repaired the arm, refinished it and, recovered the springs with new foam and fabric.  Notice I said I.  Although I often need help, this one I could handle. web-oo-002

 Same with the cupboard.  I repaired the door and the back wall, painted, distressed and now it’s a beauty. web-o-004

 All in all I think it was a very productive walk that day.  Wish we could get that lucky every Wednesday.                    daisy          

Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~Hans Christian Anderson


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  1. I cant’ believe people in your neighborhood set out such perfectly good stuff!!

    Thanks for your other message by the way – and thanks for trying to get GTTC out there! :)

  2. Oh, you really scored! Wish my neighbors would thought out great things like these! You made the chair look so nice and the little cabinet is adorable!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me and I hope you’ll come back sometimes.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. great finds Teresa! Wednesday’s the night here too – I should take more walks! :)

  4. Oh, don’t you just love free finds on the curb!!! These are great. Yes, I can just hear your son : ))

  5. Wow! what great finds. I’m a trash picker also. The husband and daughter LOVE it. As much as your son I’m sure.

    Great makeovers, thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth Ann

  6. Nice finds. They look great now.

  7. Great job! LOVE the cabinet!!!! The color is awesome! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

  8. It still surprises me what things people throw away. You did a remarkable job on these pieces.