8.24.2011

DUMPSTER DIVING DIVA

I am not really a Diva, far from it. I just thought adding it to the title made it sound a little less "trashy".  Let me be perfectly honest and let you know that I did not actually get into the dumpster.  My treasure was sitting next to the dumpster with a sign on it that said "trash".  As soon as I saw it, I thought to myself "trash"?  "I think not"!  I immediately scooped it up and put it my car.  My children were mildly embarrassed.

Here it is. I'll let you be the judge.


Can you believe someone would call this little beauty "trash"?  
It was by the dumpster at my children's school.  
It is one of the old metal rolling carts that would hold overhead projectors. 


I must admit, the color is what first caught my attention.


I thought the casters were pretty cool too. 


And it is practically the same color as my favorite thrifted lamp. 


As soon as I got home, I gave it a good wipe down and then added these baskets, which I already had. 
It must have been meant to be, because the baskets fit perfectly on the bottom shelves. 


It also helps balance out either side of the fireplace.


 I might have to start doing a dumpster drive by every once in a while.
Oh, I almost forgot, I also snagged a gray one.
I don't have immediate plans for it yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something.
Anyone else been dumpster diving lately?

I am sharing with:
Perfectly Imperfect
Burlap and Denim

20 comments:

  1. i woud jump in any dumpster fro that cart. it is awesome.

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  2. I can't believe you found it IN THAT COLOR! ;-) you lucky gal! I love it. You were right to stop the car.
    abby

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  3. Shut up! Who would have thought that visual aids would make such charming home decor? ;-)

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  4. lucky lucky find!!
    awesome trolley.
    cheryl xox.

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  5. What a find, Andrea! I love the color!

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  6. Perfect piece ! I so would have stopped to pick it up too!! I looove the color!

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  7. It amazes me what people throw away. At least give it to charity. That is so cute and what a great color.

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  8. Some people see potential whereas others see junk - well done! I love the casters too and it looks great in your home!

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  9. She is gorgeous! I love her and would have saved her too. Great find!

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  10. Gorgeous! I don't know, I never find stuff like that just laying out in a dumpster. Looks amazing! Gotta know where you got those lovely baskets....looks like they have feet on them??

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  11. I love it! I would have scooped that up in an instant too!

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  12. I love the color! Cracking up that your kids were embarrassed. so funny!

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  13. I love it! I'm mildly jealous!

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  14. What a find and that color is perfect! It does look meant to be with your baskets fitting perfectly. It looks great in your living room!

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  15. Visiting from Perfectly Imperfect. Love this. I have a taller one in the garage that I've been mulling over pulling into the house. The baskets are the ticket!

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  16. Oh my!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And it came with that turquoise paint? Pinning now...Thanks for linking up at Burlap & Denim.

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  17. Love it! Also, wondering what your wall color is. Such a nice neutral color that would go with so many things.

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