Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trash to Treasure: Celebrating the "Free" in Freedom

Yesterday I saw a free "curb alert" for this stuff on Craigslist. That black cabinet with the silver legs was perfect for another play kitchen. I had to go. The ad was posted at 6:48 and by the time I got across town at 7:30, it was gone.

Never fear, I got plenty of other good stuff and a potential "kitchenette."

Prior to seeing this ad, I had planned on sitting out this week's Trash to Treasure share at Reinvented. However, when good junk calls I am there!
Christmas Card Wreath
This Christmas card wreath was among the free stuff.
Fourth of July Wreath
I removed the ribbon and put that in with my gift wrap supplies. Then I bent the angel over. This created a pocket of sorts that perfectly held the little flag pole. Some red ribbon and an homemade flash card and I was done. Patriotic trash to treasure in the nick of time!

The chalkboard was a garage sale find from my parents back in '76. It's very old and has seen a lot of play. I am so glad that as a kid I never scraped that label off!
Nat'l School Slate Company Label

Speaking of chalkboards...have you entered the Living Rooms Direct chalkboard giveaway? The drawing will be Friday! Now, off to Reinvented for more Trash to Treasure!


Kimm at Reinvented said...

What do you mean you were going to sit out this week??? I'm so glad you didn't! The wreath is great, and I LOVE chalkboards. Do ya think you could get struck by lightning for "bending" an angel? :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You are a very clever girl. I love the blackboard!

Jane said...

Kim- LOL! I bent it because I couldn't bring myself to cut it! Funny how we think of these things!

Michelle said...

Great use of the wreath!!

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CHER said...

Sorry you missed out on the free stuff, I hate it when that happens. Thanks for helping me to look outside the wreath. lol Have a blessed day, cher

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love this, what a great way to reuse it, and I love that chalkboard! Thanks for sharing!

Messy Jessy said...

Super cool!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Ahhhhhh...the joy of FREE! What great finds.

By the way...I am madly in love with your chalkboard refrigerator. Is that odd?


Maridith said...

Gotta love FREE stuff!! I am never one to pass on anything free either. The wreath looks great.

Thanks for emailing Rachel about my idea!

Also, I busted a gut on the "Frosted Glass" comment!! From now that is what I am calling it!!

Have a great holiday!

Ruth said...

Great ideas. Too bad you missed out on some of the other goodies.