Curbside Finds!

6:00:00 AM

Did you ever have a day when the Junk Gods were
smiling down on you?


 Well that day was today... 
I was driving along and BANG! 
"Pull over!!!!"
loaded up the car, embarrassed my daughter....


But it was worth it!
I hit the mother-load!


I got right to work on my new finds!
I added wheels and a license plate to one box...



 and now it slides in and out...


I added a shelf to another box, I needed
a book shelf in my craft room.


 

But this old tool chest might have
been the best find of all!



I'm still thinking about what to do with
the dolly... it has wheels on the bottom...



Any ideas?
Was I lucky or what? 

Susan





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60 comments

  1. You did hit the mother load! Good for you! Love what you did with the stuff!

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  2. hiya susan , wow what great finds? ha ha i was laughing reading about loading the car and embarrasing your daughter , ireland or ny its the same things that embarrases our kids , and i am sure we were the very same a few years ago with our mothers too lol , its the circle of life ! back to the finds i love what you did with them the crate you ut on wheels is fab with the numberplate on it and the little addition of the shelf in the crate is very crafty x ps what is a dolly ? tfs and chat soon
    xmaggiex

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  3. WOW SUSAN you did hit the mother load! Isn't it great when you have days like that! Love what you did with those great finds. Martina

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  4. Wow! You were lucky. I love that you got right to work on them. Your photos are beautifully styled.

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  5. LUCKY YOU!!! And I love how you took it all home and put it right to work rather than storing it all in the garage for a year...like I tend to do :)
    That dolly is so cool...can't wait to see what you do with it...my mind is spinning with the possibilities :) Laurel

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  6. Love all the items. Wonder why folks do away with such treasures. But we are glad they do, huh? I'm with you, love the old tool box the best of all. Love how you displayed them. Have a great day.

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  7. Wow, that is quite a find! Amazing stuff.

    -Aaron

    www.mudpiesandmarigolds.blogspot.com

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  8. You always amaze and inspire me with your creative visions! What a gift! Keep it up! P.S. I am working on some projects, totally inspired by you, and I will be sure to link back to you so you can see the finished product! Don't hold your breath though--I have loads of projects "in the works" right now! ;)

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  9. What great finds, those look awesome!

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  10. Wow Susan! What great finds! Love what you did with all the stuff.

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  11. You DID hit the motherload. A house a few down from mine had an old bird bath out by the road. I took my boys for a walk and pulled them in their wagon. On the way back home I made them walk so I could put the bird bath in the wagon. I'm going to give it a coat of paint and turn it into a planter.

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  12. You DID hit the motherload! I am a true dumpster diver myself and roadside stuff is just stuff that I don't have to climb in upside down to get! Believe me, my kids HATE this too but hey, money I save or make on trash benefits them in the long run. :-) I'm always on the lookout on trash day!

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  13. These are fabulous. I love your blog. So much inspiration.

    x

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  14. I am envying you right now....so cool that you used them in such neat ways!

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  15. Absolutely wonderful finds and great creations!

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  16. WOW! The junk God sure was looking out for you. Love what you have done with your awesome finds.

    Enjoy,
    Gail

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  17. Wow awesome finds! The junk Gods were surely sharing their blessings with you today!

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  18. Wow! Great finds! I love what you did with everything. Not sure about the dolly - nothing comes to mind right now- if I think of anything, I'll be back! :)

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  19. Fabulous finds. You really did luck out! Your toolchest is pretty cool!

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  20. You lucky girl! I dont have any ideas for that dolly. I love how you put wheels and the license plate on that box. I did that to a basket cept I added metal numbers to the side. I love how it looks! I will be watching to see what you do with that dolly:)

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  21. Wow you did hit the mother load. I've embarrassed my daughter like that too. But it's so worth it. They'll grow up to be just like that you wait and see!

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  22. Wow, where are you driving by?! Great finds!
    --Olivia

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  23. Wow what good luck... and I like what you did with them all...Teresa

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  24. Wow what a lucky day had to giggle my kids hate when I do that also but that is a treasure to me!!!

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  25. Oh my gosh! that is a lot of great loot! I love how you have already put it to use in a very practical manner! I haven't curbed anything in so long! I don't get out enough!
    gail

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  26. Love it. Love it all. I'm so glad there is someone else like me who pulls over for the amazing junk.

    Found your blog in the Running with Glitter LInk-up!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  27. WOW! What a find!!! Lucky lady :)

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  28. what great finds! I want to hang out with you! could you use the dolly under your coffee table?

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  29. I'm in love with that old tool chest - you have found so many wonderful treasures! I'm a new follower (found you at Coastal Charm) and wish you a great week! Come say hi sometime too: http://sallyleebythesea.com

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  30. great curbside finds and you put them together seamlessly!! looks great!

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  31. Amazing finds and I love what you did with them. Very lucky with the toolbox. That was quite a score. ~~Sherry~~

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  32. Fabulous finds! I love the tool chest.
    ~Heidi

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  33. So cool! I can't believe people would throw away such good junk!! You were at the right place at the right time! And Love the redo you did as well. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  34. I'm SO jealous of your finds, you luck thing!! That tool chest is simply GORGEOUS!! I love the way you've styled it too! Yum!

    Sarahx

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  35. Hi,
    I am joining Sarah's lovely party from my vintage apartment in Chicago. So glad you joined, too.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    Link #26

    ps. love love your crate finds.

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  36. That was a mother lode alright, I should be so lucky...but have never seen a find like that!

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  37. WOW!!! Did you ever hit the mother load!! A junkers dream come true!
    I love it, I will have to come back to see more.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  38. I just LOVE trash pile finds!! Enjoy!

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  39. Love your finds....you scored! My kind of shopping!

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  40. You mos def hit the Motherlode! Lucky girl... I love finding things curbside... alas, The Man, Son and G-Kids get embarrassed about it too so I usually troll curbside solo... *winks*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  41. Wow! Wish I could luck up in something like you did. Great finds! I am a new follower.

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  42. i love your curb side findings!

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  43. I cannot believe that you found these on the side of the road! I love old nail barrels. Everything is gorgeous. You put it all to good use so quickly. Great finds!

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  44. What sort of place did you find these at? I love them all. I have a box similar to your tool box, but I paid for mine! I love the little bookshelf you made.

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  45. Susan,
    Lucky you! Great finds! It's been a long time since I've been lucky enough to find something on the side of the road! Love the tool chest and the box with wheels! Found your blog through Sarah at Modern Country Style. I will be checking back often and am a new follower.
    Rebecca

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  46. I need to go driving around your neighborhood! Wow....great finds!

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  47. I found your blog on Design it Chic. So glad I did. I'm a new follower.

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  48. Fantastic Road Side Finds....where do you live again? lol your a lucky girl! xoxo, tracie

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  49. hi - visiting from Funky Junk Interiors. Wow, what wonderful finds! I recently found a tiger oak dresser on the curb (http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-st-patricks-day-surprise.html).

    As for the dolly, if you added glass to the top it could be a coffee table!

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  50. You are soooo lucky. May the junks gods give us all a day like that. Beautiful blog!!!!
    Rebecca

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  51. So jealous! Awesome finds. I might know a little about embarrassing my kids like that. :) They are so used to it now that even today, we saw the cutest little metal chair on the side of the road and my oldest got out and got it for me!!! I'm a new follower!

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  52. I love your excitement....that is totally me :)
    I hopped over from the Tuesdays Treasures linky party, and I am so glad I found you. I am now a follower!

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  53. Wow, you did find a great score. I have found your blog via your project shown on "The Stories of A to Z". I will become a follower as you are my kind of gal. One question...When "stuff" is curbside, or sitting beside the trashcan, how do you know the finds are yours for the taking? If there is a "FREE" sign, no explaination needed, but how do we know the stuff was not set out for a friend or relative to pick up and maybe the homeowner could not be around at the time. I don't mean to sound negative about your treasures, but just my luck I would be pulling into my driveway with a load of finds in my car, only to see flashing red/blue lights behind me!! KWIM? I would really appreciate your guidance.
    Linda S. in NE
    ls4atwindstreamdotnet

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  54. fabulous finds! so jealous! what a fun blog you have, I'm enjoying reading through it. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  55. Love all the items. Wonder why folks do away with such treasures. But we are glad they do, huh? I'm with you, love the old tool box the best of all. Love how you displayed them. Have a great day.

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