Trash Talk DIY

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You have an idea of what I have been up to lately.

Oh.. just a typical Sunday cutting grass watching your neighbor throw out a bedroom set.


I tried not to look.

Focus Susie Focus..

I made it through finishing the yard, cooking supper and climbing into bed.

I thought I could just put it out of my mind.

Did I really need someones thrown out "loved on" furniture?

Did I really need to add another project to my list?

It's 9:30 and wayyy to late to call my neighbor anyway.

I know she's my good friend and would just laugh and let me have it if I asked.

Ughhhhh just call her already!!!

She laughed and graciously said yes!

I thanked her and tried to get some sleep that night.

Of course it started storming that night and there was no way my husband would make a furniture pick up at 3 am.. even if it was just across the street. nope. didn't happen. the nerve of him. LOL

As soon as the school bus passed and I was " in the clear " not to embarrass the socks off my child,

I made my move!

Still raining, I slipped on my rubber boots and headed next door.

Funny how someones trash can rock your world....LOL.

Although much loved by two young boys,
 the headboard and dresser were solid wood and made well.

After a some wood glue fun and hole filling...

I knew just the color for the headboard.

Valspar's "Cool Pool"

And of course the new bed needed a new sign!

I wanted something retro and fun!

I played around and mixed some colors together for the sign.

I wanted it to play well with the bed but not too matchy know

(If you are interested in this sign, email me. I would be happy to paint another)

I found the cute spread on sale at Target.

I'm playing around with some ideas for the dresser.

As of right now, it's plain white.


So that's my trash talk for today.

Do you have any good trashy stories to share?

We would love to hear em ..

xoxo Susie


  1. I really like it! great!

  2. I love it! You are so very talented and I'd be willing to bet your neighbor is impressed as well. (and maybe a bit regretful) :)

    The sign is sigh worthy...

  3. I found a great locker basket just sitting outside when we were walking thru a small town, I quickly picked it up! Do wish I could find the great item you found! Di

  4. Yep, we've picked up wooded ladders, wicker that just needed serious TLC, and other wooden pieces that eventually made into our home :) I've also graciously put items out and waved as they went home with someone else!

  5. Adorable! You made the right move!

  6. I wish I lived in a neighborhood where people put great stuff like that out for trash!

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