Sunday, April 26, 2009

Neighborhood Watch Redefined...

My neighbors know my love for free finds. On my way back from a doggie play date, I was walking by my neighbor Randi's house just as her husband was getting ready to put this dresser out on the street. Of course I couldn't leave it behind as I have been looking for an affordable dresser for my green guest bedroom. Not having a tape measure with me I measured the depth and length using my arm. Not sure why I even bothered as it wasn't as if I knew what size the space was where it will go. Even though my measuring technique was a bit archaic, I somehow knew would fit. It is going to need some TLC.

Being on foot I couldn't take it with me...but I couldn't leave it...what if it wasn't there by the time I got back.  Fortunately Randi's husband was willing to put it aside for me. Hopefully our weather will level out soon and I can get outside to sand and paint (plan is to paint it white). Love the detailing and knobs.

AsI was on the way to the grocery store my neighbor Linda called to tell me she had spotted an old wood bookcase in the neighborhood. Now, that is neighborhood watch at its finest. So on my way home from the grocery store I headed to the intersection where it was spotted andI have great neighbors it was still there (wahoo!).

Back of book case below.
I have great neighbors. Maybe I should distribute a flyer to all the neighbors letting them know that I am scavenger and always on the lookout for 'junk'.

Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

13 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Man, I wish I lived someplace where people through away good stuff, or they had great local swap meets or even a town pickjunk pick-up day! I miss junking. You are scoring right and left!

Raggedy Girl said...

You are such an inspiration!

Have a Blessed Sunday
from The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

Dawn said...

Wow, now that's my type of neighborhood watch!!! Great finds!

Visit me this week to see what I do with a freebie I got yesterday!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

vintagepretties said...

Those are amazing finds!!! Lucky you!!!

Jen r. said...

oh, I love good finds like that!

Robin said...

Wow luck you! both pieces are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do with them. happy revamping!

Nancy said...

I got a kick out of this post. What neat neighbors! And I know from seeing pictures on your blog, you will take these new found treasures and turn them into something really special. Can't wait to see the after pictures!

Nancy

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oh man a twofer!! YOu lucked out on this day yes? I love the bookcase as is!! So very shabby. Good luck and show us your finished pieces.

jen said...

Funny post!!

I can't wait to see what becomes of your finds!!

Jen

Christina said...

You have a great neighborhood watch set up. ; ) No one around here sets out anything interesting at all. Great finds.

I'm enjoying your blog!

Susan said...

Great finds! I am still looking for dressers for my girls!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great finds! I need neighbors like that who will call me with a heads up on garbage. I can't wait to see what you do with the dresser!
~Michelle

Allidink said...

Haha you have awesome neighbors! Great finds! Can't wait to see how you spruce em up.

All the best,
Allison