Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No Dumpster Diving Required

Several months back Shawn and Trevor came home from running an errand and told me they had a surprise for me to come and see.   I know these two guys pretty darn well and have to admit that it was with some reluctance that I agreed to follow them to the back entry of the house.  I anticipated all sorts of 'surprises' they might have conjured up but, after seeing what they had for me, to my  surprise, I was extra pleasantly surprised!  I was surprised that it really was a surprise for me and not them luring me into a prank.  Yippee!

They brought me this coffee table!

I asked them where they got it.   Shawn said that as they drove by the park down the road from our house they noticed this table sitting next to the trash cans.  He and Trevor looked at each other as they passed it by and they said to one another, "Should we go back and get that for Mom?"  They know me pretty darn well too.  They turned around and headed back to the park to get the table.  After looking it over they decided it was a keeper and proceeded to load it up and then brought it home to me.  It is made of solid oak planks with forged iron accents.  It's scratched up, old, worn, sturdy, and very  English looking…in other words, it's perfect.  

For several months it sat out in the back entryway of the house and  finally I moved it into the family room a few weeks ago…after
 I gave it a thorough cleaning including disinfecting (I'm a germophobe)!   

Ahhh,  dumpster diving without having to dive in the dumpster.  It can't be much easier than that, now can it?

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  1. Beautiful find Nancy! That's amazing! I am also enjoying the pretty room you have it in!

  2. Kudos to Shane and Trevor. They know a roadside treasure when they see it. Eagle eyes! '-)
    Looks like a great piece, Nancy. I love those kinds of surprises!

  3. Wow! What a find and so glad that they didn't pass it up! Lucky you and it looks wonderful in your room! Enjoy!

  4. Now, Nancy, we just didn't get the full effect of what this table looked like, especially the legs. This is such an awesome find, could you please post some more pics of this, and especially in the room that you are using it in?
    Pretty please? I love everything about it, that I've seen so far. Thanks, Nancy.

  5. What a fabulous table and for free

    Good job husband and son

  6. My son is now doing the same thing for me!! I love it. I never know when a treasure is going to walk through the door. :)


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