Sunday, September 27, 2009


Besides having Mallory for my bed partner, the other thing that happens every time Brad is out of town overnight -
DECORATING!!!  Or should I say RE-decorating!  I LOVE to decorate my home.  And I LOVE to decorate with things I find for really, really cheap or FREE!!  Yes, I have been known to bring things home that I find in a trash heap on someone's curb!

Last week my mom's neighbor put a beautiful wrought iron plant stand out for the trash!!!  My sweet Daddy went and got it for me and man, was I glad!!!  It's HEAVY and I love it!!!  But, it was a little dirty and needed to be cleaned up a little before bringing it inside.  And, I wasn't quite sure where I was going to put it.  Well, this weekend I got inspired and decided to get it cleaned up and bring it in!!!  I decided it would look perfect in my office in front of the window.  I already had a table there that Daddy had made, but it would find a new home in my kitchen. 

Here's the trash heap plant stand in it's new home!!! 

Can you believe someone was throwing this away?!?!

The rest of my office got organized and cleaned up.  I am a Disney collector so my office is where I display all my Mickey Mouse stuff.  I've done everything in red, white, and black.  My next project is to recover my chair or make a slipcover for it. 

Well, the table my daddy built (the one that used to be in this space), got moved into my kitchen.  I think it looks much better here.  And, it's a drop-leaf table, so maybe I can use it to serve from, too!

Oh, and remember how much I love free things?!?!  I found this little desk about 4 years ago sitting beside the dumpster at my Nanny's apartment complex.  While I was in the RE-decorating mood, this little desk got moved from my laundry room into my dining room.  (I don't have a dining room table, so my dining room is a sitting room/piano room.)  Anyway, I think this little desk goes perfectly in here.

Can you believe I found it beside a dumpster?  It has a glass top and everything!!!

The desk was originally in my laundry room.  I thought I would use it as a folding table, but never have.  So, once I moved it to the dining room, the void in my laundry room was just crying for the bakers rack I had on the back porch.  So, after a good scrubbing, the bakers rack is now home in the laundry room.

AAAaahhhhh!!!  I just love rearranging things and making it all look brand new!!!  It's so much fun!!! 

Go over to Southern Hospitality and check out the fun things people from all over have found this weekend and turned trash into treasure!!


Melissa from the Blue House said...

Oh Mandy.... I feel like we have so much in common!! Most of my house is decorated in stuff that somebody else didn't want any more; I hardly have any furniture that was actually bought 'new'!! My couch came from a garage sale in Hollytree... not to mention the really good stuff I've found at the curb too!!!! LOL. I don't admit that to many people... most people don't 'get' why you'd want to bring home someone else's trash!!

Shelly said...

You have found some awesome things by the curb! I'm impressed!

Cindy and crew said...

Want to come to my house and help rearrange and recover things? You are so good at it! It all looks great! Still waiting for you to host some SS function so I can see your house inside! :-)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I'm with you, I love rearranging! And I can't believe what people throw away...its kind of sad.

Love the changes you made!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...'s so GREAT!!!! Cute iron plant stand you have there.


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