Thursday, September 6

SHARE | Thirsty Thursday • Recycled Furniture

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THiRSTY THURSDAY
defined as a day to...
share something...ANYTHING... 
that makes my mouth water...
quenches my creative tastebuds...
satisfies my thirst for inspiration...
or leaves me "creatively parched" 
and ultimately wanting for more...
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I did it again.
That thing I do sometimes...
That spontaneous, overwhelming response to take action...
to rescue something from certain demise.

I was simply minding my own business...
Full-focused on delightful conversation with my 13 year old daughter...
Finishing up our 3 mile walk together through the neighborhood.
Who cares that it was 9:30 at night...

When all of a sudden...
it was upon us.
Sitting there in the dimly lit street...
in the company of two garbage cans...

THE ABANDONED DRESSER
dresser1988


My heart was racing.
Not from the walking...
but rather from the "thrill of the find".

That abandoned dresser...
just sitting there...
quietly counting down the hours until daybreak...
at which time imminent departure from this world would occur.

Or would it?

I'm always inspired by the "potential" of things.
Especially FREE things.
Yes...
you know what's coming next.
I surely could've stopped right then and there...
throwing my plans for finishing my three miles right out the window.
But no...
I'm a pro at this now.
Having surveyed the situation...
(c'mon...it's 9:30 in the evening...the likelihood of someone else coming by and snagging our find is slim to none)...
I pressed forward on my 3 mile walk...
Casually planning the rescue mission when we were done.
(and hoping J would agree to help).

dresser1993

And so...
finishing the walk at 10 o'clock in the evening...
As we made our way back to the house...
I pulled out my phone to make the call to J.
Following a brief conversation of complaining (on his part)
and some convincing (on my part)...
He agreed to help.
So...
In the dark, quiet hours of the evening...
as my unsuspecting neighbors were preparing for sleep...
We took her home.
We rescued her.

dresser1987

Oh the possibilities that await her...
• paint?
• new hardware?

I can't explain to you how excited I am to breathe new life into her.
(I forgot to mention there's a mirror that came with it too - Bonus!).


KEEPiNG iT REAL
Although there are some people who may be put off by my actions...
and even some who may consider it a "problem" I need help with...
I've decided to view the pleasure I receive from my ongoing desire to restore/rescue abandoned furniture
and home decor items as a gift.
That's right.
A gift... 
because I'm simply unlocking the potential of something no one else found value in.
My little "green" gift of recycling??
Right?
Anyone? *wink*

2 comments:

kansasgirl1 September 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

You are sooo lucky! I can hardly wait to see the "after" pictures because I KNOW you'll really make her sparkle! And I would love receiving a "gift" like this! Who wouldn't?

staci @ lizard n ladybug September 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM  

I would have done the exact same thing...but it probably would have happened during the daylight :)

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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