Monday, September 21, 2009

The price is right - again

I love this kind of shopping. When it's bulk trash day we (and lots of other people) like to cruise around and look for who-knows-what. Two years ago our next door neighbor threw away this very rustic hobbity (that's a word, right?) looking garden bench. I embarrassed myself by transporting the very heavy bench from the sidewalk into our backyard... scraping metal over our concrete driveway (and leaving a scrape-trail too). Well, if I hadn't taken it, someone else would have, and it's been very nice having it in the yard - that is, until it rotted.

Well, no worries. We went out and found this perfectly good wooden bench and matching tea cart (or whatever you'd call it). There was also a table and 4 chairs that would NOT fit in our little car. We were hauling it into the backyard just as someone pulled up and took our old microwave and pair of blown-out speakers we'd put on the sidewalk.

The wood is definitely weathered, but it will be kept out of the sun and rain now (the metal bistro from the porch will replace the hobbity bench outside). I will probably paint it in time. MrB wanted it painted "eggplant." I told him that color is also called "aubergine," (aubergine being French for eggplant) so that was his word for the weekend. Aubergine, aubergine, aubergine... everything that's a little bit purple is pointed at, and proclaimed to be "aubergine."

So here's to recycling... purple paint, and learning a new word every day.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love recycled and repurposed funriture. Great finds on your part!

Ptelea said...

I think about some of your great finds when I see yard sale signs. I have decided that I need to start making my suburban homestead look less suburban (aka hiding some of my own suburban decay!)

Blueberry said...

We had a great garage sale weekend too. Found a king-sized denim comforter for $3. What a beast! It doesn't even fit in the dryer. Nice and warm though, almost too warm for Texas.