I was cash and motivation poor this weekend, but I still managed to pick up a few things that are just begging to be transformed.
The first was a CraigsList find that taught me a few things about driving around for free stuff.
Friday morning, I caught a listing on CraigsList that said free old windows. Now, you and I know what we mean when we say “old windows”, but I have learned that not everyone does.
So I jumped into the car, as opposed to the truck, thinking that I was going to find some metal framed windows and that I wouldn’t need the truck. As you can see, I was wrong. There were a total of four gorgeous wood frame windows, all the same height, 4 feet or so. Two were 3 feet wide and two about 2 feet.
Okay, now the problem was getting them into my Volvo….I am new at this thrifting stuff, so I wasn’t even sure if the back seats went down. Still, I didn’t want to go home and get the truck because they might be gone when I came back. I had a heck of a time getting these things in there.
Long story short, one large window and the two smaller ones made it home. I did have to pass up on some really nice cabinets that they also had, but oh well. Why be greedy?
My next exciting finds were from a garage sale where everything was free. The couple had a sale last weekend and now just wanted to get rid of everything that was left.
I had my eye on the silliest thing, a huge wood packing crate on wheels. I figured that it was gone, but it was worth a look.
Well, they still had one left and a bunch of other stuff that I wanted. The only problem was that I still had the darn Volvo and the truck went to work with my partner in crime.
Picture this, red head, still dressed in her sweats that sort of look like PJ’s, pushing this crate that is on really loud wheels up the very bumpy street at 7 AM Saturday morning. They lived close by, thank goodness, but I am sure that I woke all of the neighbors up and I wish that they had lived downhill instead of up! Man, the things I will do to get something for free.
I still have no idea what I am going to do with it, but it is mine!
I also picked up a large ammo box, some spray paint, a cool mini suitcase and some other crap that no one wanted.
I am sure that with some RustOleum and a cushion, this will be cool a cool little bench.
I know that this post has more words than pictures, but please learn from me……always bring the truck if you have one! I looked like a yahoo, couldn’t get as much as I wanted and probably made some enemies with all of my racket pushing that thing up the hill at 7AM.
Any ideas for the crate? I was thinking huge rolling ottoman?
Thanks again Rhoda, for putting Thrifty Treasures together. Make sure you check everyone’s great finds at Southern Hospitality.