7/28/09

Roadside Shopping

Yesterday while dropping my daughter off at a friend's house, I had one of those double-take, whiplashing, brake-screeching kind of moments. I avoided driving down Fournier St. due to construction, but on the return trip I forgot about the construction and happened upon these lovelies. All roadside shopping! All. For. Free.



Headboad, footboard, small chest, a shelf unit, 2 old windows, and 2 gorgeous frames. The shelves were heavy, but I wrestled them into the van by myself. There's no way I was going to leave them there for other roadside shoppers while I went to get some muscle.


I can't wait to get started on these. I will keep you posted with my progress.


I have a bit of a collection going here, so I say it's time to get started on all of the makeovers! What fun!

These weren't roadside shopping, but this chair & 3 footstools are waiting for some paint and some yummy fabrics.

Wrought iron chandelier waiting for TLC as well.

Wish me luck, I think I have enough to keep me busy for some time!

10 comments:

  1. Hey decorating mamma...I've got an award for you! Stop by my blog to pick it up!

    Decor mamma

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  2. Hi Stephanie ~ I found your blog through a comment on Centsational Girls most recent post. I love your finds! Great rainy day projects ahead for you!

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  3. Here in Illinois you can also find some great "curb" finds. I will now forever call it "roadside shopping" it sounds so much better. You have some great things!

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  4. Free is the best! Love those windows and that chandy is FAB!!!!!

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  5. Love finding things on the street! You found some great things!

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  6. Great free finds, especially love the old windows!

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  7. Great finds. Our city just went to pay-per-through so people are putting all sorts of things on the curb. This is the best way to recycle.
    Please put a picture of the final project up so we can see what you've done.
    Stop on over at http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com/ to see what Ki and Matthew have in store.
    Thanks for Sharing, Jennifer Mead
    Flea Market Style contributor.

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  8. I love the old windows! I've used windows for wall hangings all over my house, some plain, and some with quilts behind. I have a couple of pictures on my blog. I can't wait to see what you do with yours!

    Michelle
    www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

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  9. WOW what a find! Love the little dresser. You were in the right spot at the right time. It's been fun to meet new bloggers who love the treasure hunt as much as I do :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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