Yes, y’all read that title correctly, everything in this new haul was FREE!
Amazing friends, thanks to some awesome neighbors, family, and unsuspecting folks as well, I was able to gather an entirely new group of goodies that cost me nothing! Is there anything better??
Here’s what I got:
There’s some real lookers in there, eh?
Oh I forgot to thank myself as well, as I contributed two pieces I already had to this stash too ha ha!
Where to begin??
Let’s start with this gorgeous caned chair:
Isn’t she a beauty?
My mother-in-law gave me this piece. I believe my father-in-law went to stand on it and put his foot right through it! This will be fun to bring back to life!
She also offered me this bench she had in her garage:
It’s very utilitarian and I probably would have passed on it at the thrift store (I just prefer a few curves.) but I think I can definitely do something with it!
Up next is this basket that I actually didn’t score at all…
It’s my mom’s and she just wanted me to make it pretty for her, so I threw it in with this haul…still free, Right?
Next up is this gorgeous desk that belonged to one of our lovely neighbors from our old neighborhood:
I had just finished one very similar to it HERE when she messaged me asking if I was interested. Yes, please!
Next up are these two baskets:
I grouped them together because I’ll probably share them together. The darker of the two used to live in our old pantry holding onions and potatoes. (If you missed our big pantry redo you can see that HERE.)
The lighter one was a yard sale freebee. I happened upon a yard sale late one day this Summer and i was told to take anything I wanted. Okay!
These next few pieces were curbside finds. (That’s those unsuspecting folks I mentioned at the beginning who had no idea I was raiding their trash.)
Up first is this very sad table:
Clearly a good candidate for the trash, but I am confident that it will live again!
Next is this set of lamps:
I barely saw them poking out of the top of a box! They have a terrible paint job at the moment, but they will be beautiful! I haven’t tested them, so I hope they work!
And there is what’s left of this mirror:
I have been hanging onto this one for years!
This next piece is one I bought and redid like eight or nine years ago…
I no longer like the redo of it though and decided it needs an update, so in the pile it went.
Remember this piece?
It’s the top half of this secretary that I redid for my sister’s mother-in-law. We didn’t use it in the redo, so I’m hoping to be able to repurpose it in some way!
Next up is this mirror frame that came with this dresser that belonged to my hubby’s grandma:
I painted it to match the dresser, but thought it was very underwhelming for the curves of the dresser, so I sold the dresser without it. This has just been sitting since.
And you may remember this mirror…I will definitely need to summon all my creative mojo for this very plain mirror:
It was originally part of this swivel mirror that I chopped up to create two gorgeous shelves out of which you can see HERE.
It originally came with this dresser, but it was way too heavy for it AND when I was buying the dresser, I didn’t even realize there was a mirror behind it that came with it! Bonus!!
I figured I can call this mirror free for that reason, and for the fact that I’ve already sold all three pieces I got out of that one purchase!
This next piece is one of three pieces I got from one of our neighbors whom I adore:
She called me one night over the Summer to ask if I wanted first dibs because they were headed for the curb! I think we were mid-dinner when I grabbed Jack and flew on down to grab them lol!
(I saved the other two for last because I love them the most!)
My neighbor was also purging this French provincial beauty:
French Provincial anything is always a favorite!
And she had the matching tall dresser!
They look pretty good, right?? She actually didn’t do a bad job with them, and I really love the white paint/dark stain combo, but they’ve been nicked and scuffed over time and I think she used semi gloss paint on them, so I’m hoping to give them a whole new look!
SO that’s my new FREE haul!
Fun, right?? I had to pick one for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday next week, and most of them would make excellent candidates lol!
I settled on this one though:
I’ll be back sharing what I did with it on Tuesday!
UPDATE: No need to wait woohoo! See how it turned out here now!
Have an amazing weekend, friends!
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