Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gifted, Thrifted, and Lifted

Remember how last summer we got these white chairs and totally made it work? Well, not to knock those chairs, because we loved them for what they were, but we were given a major upgrade. I liken it to going from a McDonald's Filet-O-Fish to a meal at Red Lobster complete with delicious, cheesy biscuits. It's that sort of upgrade.

Getting something for free totally counts as thrifted, right? All these bricks were a Craigslist freebie. Someone had torn down an old chimney and just wanted them gone. Since I am beyond ready to extend this project around to the front of the house I was more than happy to take them. Most of the mortar crumbles right off but a few bricks still have it firmly attached on one side. No biggie. That side will be buried in the ground and only you and I will know otherwise.

Now for the Lifted.
Say "Hello, Pyrex Cabinet No. 2". This piece was lifted right off the curb. The thing is, it didn't fit in the Jeep so, like a couple crazies, we CARRIED it home. Fortunately, it wasn't too far down the street because otherwise I'm not sure we would have made it. As far as I know, the neighbors didn't take any pics but if I find out they did I'll be sure to update the post so you can see our dedication in action.
(Also, ladies, this is a great way to test how much your guy loves you.)
So anyways, it needs some spiffing up - fix the shelf, add some legs, ditch the celestial seasoning, slap on some paint but it was free! Woot!
Want to know something crazy? This thing came with a working light bulb. Now that might not seem like a big deal but think of it like this: Someone threw away a perfectly functional light bulb. I just don't understand that sort of waste. America, sometimes you make me so sad.

PS - the title for this post was totally snatched from Mandi over at Vintage Revivals. It's the perfect miscellaneous round-up title. How could I not use it!?


  1. LOL on the 'lifted' item! I once found a large sideboard cabinet thing that someone threw out. Lamar and I fit it as far as we could into the trunk and then he walked behind the car carrying it back to my apartment. Just like you, it wasnt that far and he def gave me that "you betta be happy I love you" look when it was successfully in the house ^.^

    1. We got good ones, we did :D
      Of course, Keith did make a plug about why he needs a truck and how much it would benefit me.