I've been wanting to do this post for a while but honestly, it was a little overwhelming; my neighbors give away a lot of stuff! Then I decided to do it in parts. Today, Part One of Things My Neighbors Give Away! Also known as, Things I Pick Up Free on the Sidewalk or Things I've Thrown on the Top of My Car!
First up is my favorite. I wrote about this dresser's makeover here.
Here's the "before" picture.
After a little work, here's the after. Yep, this was FREE!
Also up is this great magazine rack Jeff found one day. It's good to have an extra set of eyes on the street for free furniture! I don't have a before picture for this one but it was an ugly dark wood surface.
Finally, here's one of my first sidewalk finds. This beautiful display cabinet we had to snatch from a guy on a bike. He wanted it for a greenhouse/cold frame. Isn't that so Portland?! Alas, there was no way he was getting it home on his bike so when he left we went in for the kill! Again, no before picture but it was just a light colored wood finish.
There's plenty more where these came from and I'll show more later, but let's end this post with a picture of Audrey, because she's so darn cute!