Look what I found

August 31st, 2009 in member junk     
6 users recommend

I decided to crawl down my favorite alley on 08/21 and 08/28.

It's a strip mall with TONS of DUMPSTERS a Thift Store, Ace Hardware, Dollar Tree, Book Store, Blockbusters and a Cranes Creation.  I usually find some FAB JUNK behind these stores.

I get so excited when I entered the Alley Way.  My heart always pitter patters when I see something a far.

Well, on Friday 08/21 I did.  This cute white plant holder or whatever your imagination will tell you.  It was tucked away between two dumpsters.

I can't wait to clean it and make it into a JEWEL again.

Pictures soon to follow of the after.

Then on 08/27 I went down the alley again.

WOW!   I found this hutch and buffet set , a tacky Marilyn Monroe lamp, large picture frame, a cool green shelf.

I want to thank my Alley Crawling/Dumpster Diving partner Paige for the use of her van and for helping me load it.

Have a Happy Junking Day!



Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, glass, white, frame, dining room, light fixture, green, shelf, traditional, lamp

Comments (12)

milkmaid1979 writes: WOW!!! What a jackpot! Posted: 7:24 pm on September 14th
funbeingme writes: I have to say; you sound like my husband! NOTHING gets in between him and his JUNK; he will crawl, climb, leap over whatever he needs to in order to SCORE his junk !
Keep up the military style tactics and definitely keep us updated!
I am off to find a MALL!! Posted: 1:46 pm on September 3rd
JunkArchitect writes:
Great little plant stand. It sounds like you attack you alley crawling and dumpster diving with military precision.

Posted: 2:43 am on September 3rd
CottageElements writes: Like Sue said, always good to have a parter dumpster diving. You may need someone to hold your feet! LOL! Some great finds there!

Lani Posted: 12:44 am on September 3rd
fellowjunker writes: J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!!!------That's what I am!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:08 pm on September 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow I have heard of dumpster diving but alley crawling is a new one to me. Seems that it is a great thing to do though...what a bunch of fantastic raw material to work with. We really are looking forward to the "after" pictures, Georgia Posted: 10:10 am on September 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thumbs up! Yay for U!
Candy Posted: 3:25 pm on September 1st
DreaminBoutJunk writes: Wow! What a great find! Can't believe someone would throw away the hutch. One mans trash...... Posted: 2:49 pm on September 1st
suewhitney writes: Ha hahaha! Great story! Always good to have a partner in crime. You found some awesome stuff. I can't wait to see how you use it. Have fun!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:38 am on September 1st
RustyDiva writes: I LOVE to dumpster dive!!!!!!!! Great score! Posted: 10:09 am on September 1st
Christina_S writes: Wow, what wonderful stuff you found! Never thought of looking behind the strip mall at the dumpsters, I'll have to try that :) Posted: 10:00 pm on August 31st
oldnews writes: Holey cow, what a haul! I'm gonna go hit our strip mall some evening!! What a great idea! Love your stuff, that must have been so exciting! Marie Posted: 7:36 pm on August 31st
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