Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trash Picking

Folks in our neighborhood frequently throw stuff they no longer want beside the curb. Especially when they move out.

On occasion, I've picked up some nice things- a Pyrex baking dish, planters, a bathroom shelf, children's chairs, storage tubs and baskets. It's always worth a look!

Last night when Cherished Dog and I were out for a stroll, we hurried past a pile of stuff beside the curb.

My brain registered with what I had just seen and I quickly backed up to check it out.

This is what I found:
An Environments play kitchen.

I checked it out and decided to take the dog home and come back with the car to pick it up. I knew my sister would love it for her children since she's been looking for a wooden kitchen for them for a long time.

The hinges need to be either replaced or repaired and the piece could use some tender loving care. My sister loves to refurbish thrifted furniture so she doesn't mind this one bit! I found a similar piece online that was priced at $185.00.

I also trash-picked a pack and play mat and bassinet insert from the same trash pile. They don't match my pack and play exactly (that I have for child care kids) but are a perfect fit. My pack and play mat is quite stained so this 'new' one will be very nice!

What kind of treasures have you found lately?

7 comments:

The Working Home Keeper said...

Great find Mary Ann! We recently found a dresser with tons of storage and a high back chair. The chair cushion needs covering but the chair itself is still in good shape.

Mary Ellen

mary bailey said...

I wish I could find anything that could be considered a treasure! My best chance is when I score books I really like at library used book sales.

I wanted to tell you that I found your Bible study method that you posted yesterday very helpful. I made a "To Do" list for today and it includes copying down your study questions. Thanks for sharing!

tea said...

That little kitchen was a good find!! I'm not very good at catching good things like that.

I just found your blog and enjoyed reading through a few posts. Thanks for sharing. :)

Debbie J said...

You did good!

My hubby is cleaning out an area of the land we recently moved to and found an adult's swing frame, just like the one he just bought me for Mother's Day. It is in good shape, just a little weathered. It just needs the swing part, like a porch swing. I will look at Lowes or somewhere like that to see how much they are. My dd would love to have one.

Katie said...

What a find!! Adorable...I can just imagine the good times that were had with that piece and those yet to come! Great job!

Kathryn said...

Oh, do I have plans for this one....something on the order the link below. You can just tell Knox that its Leila's birthday present so that he doesn't get all possessive with it. ;-)
http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/inspiration/nightstand-turned-play-kitchen-105427

TJ said...

I have been with my sister during these days/nights - she's the best at bargains (free bargains). She has picked up dressers, recliners, tables/chairs... the list could go on and on. We laughed during the entire time.