Friday, May 25, 2012

Refurbished Finds!

My husband finds it crazy that I am one of those people that sees 
something on the side of the road, and I stop.
The first few times I did this I was skeptical, and 
nervous that people were watching me, but now I could care less, 
because I have found some awesome finds.
And of course they were FREE, because I found them on the side of the road.

Well, recently I did find another awesome find.
A pink toy box!

Truthfully I found this a few months ago, 
and it's been sitting in my garage, with me 
trying to figure out what I want to do with it. 
My original plan was to repaint, fix the missing leg,
 and put the top back on.
But for some reason I could never get the motivation to start this project. 

But I finally came up with an idea for the toy box.

I first had to clean it all up.
So I scrubbed it down, and made it look like new, well at least an antique new. 

And as you probably noticed it's missing a leg. 

And I'm not really confident with replacing the leg myself so I did the next best thing
since I decided to make this an outside toy box.
Keep scrolling down to see what I decided to do with it.

I know this isn't real classy with the brick underneath, but
I'm hoping my dad will fix this later for me.

Finally, I decided I wanted to make this into a planter.
How cute is that?
I love the antique pink look with the pink flowers inside.

Other Things I have found along the side of the Road:

I found this chair years ago, and it is absolutely my favorite.
Obviously it is not an outside chair I just moved it outside so I could get a better photo of it.

This chair I found last year.
I still can't figure out why it was on the side of the road.
It's awesome.

Probably one of the most interesting finds I found on the side of the road was a bassinet.
I was prego with Cameron at the time, and I was driving along when I saw a bassinet.
I stopped, and inspected it.
Found out that their was one broken part, but otherwise in good condition.
I knew it was fate!
Well, this is the funny part.
Everyone was a work at this time of day, and I was driving a mini cooper.
How was I going to get this home?
Well, I was only a block from my parents house, and I wasn't leaving the bassinet.
So, I carried the bassinet up the hill while 6 months pregnant.
Not the best idea, and not to be tried at home.
We later got 6 months of use out of it.

I didn't take a photo of the bassinet, because it's in our basement, covered
 in toys that Cameron no longer plays with.

Good Luck Searching For Awesome Finds!


  1. I love it! The planter looks gorgeous and I love the pink. You have made such great finds! I found a chair last year but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to get it in the van...sigh...I didn't get it and it still annoys me, ha!

    1. That sucks. . . You should have sat in the chair until someone brought u a truck. (hehe)

  2. That is such a cute planter! I love that shade of pink too.

    1. It was already painted that color, but that's wat attracted me to it. And thanks for stopping by my blog.


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