Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wood Wednesday All Free

This week I decided that I would show you some FREE before and afters. I no longer buy stuff. I drive around on trash day and find all sorts of treasures. The word has spread and now my friends give me things they no longer want. When they have garage sales, they call when it is over so that I can have the leftovers. This is all so much fun!!!

Some of these creations have been posted before, but some are new. I am writing just to show what can be done for FREE. I have not even bought much paint or fabric because I never throw anything away.

First the collections:

 Here are the creations:
 An old bunk bed became a small step stool.

A discarded antique highchair was cleaned and painted for my new grandson.
 Shells picked up at the beach near Galveston were glued to scraps of plywood.

 These fence pickets that were blown down in the hurricane were transformed into yard art.

 The chair I used in kindergarten was also refurbished for my grandson.

  An old shelf and shelf board became a cute flower shelf.

My grandson loves the small twirling stool made from a broken weather beaten bar stool.

Some things just needed to be cleaned up or repaired slightly.

I have discovered that I have too many for one post.

Wait until to see the rest of my FREE stuff. 

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  1. oh i love that desk- so jealous! people don't have good trash here. i need to move! :)

  2. I have not even traveled to the good neighborhoods. This is just on my way to places I need to go. Keep looking.

  3. Look at all this "COOL" trash you have here! I’m having a GIVEAWAY going on…hop on over and enter. My weekly NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY is going on…would love to have you join in on the fun.


  4. Oh wow! I always seek and rarely find! You did AWESOME with, well, ALL of it!! I am truly inspired!

  5. I love it! All of it. Great work, I don't seem to have the imagination it takes to turn trash to treasure but having great places like this to look at for inspiration is wonderful and makes it easier. I will post the link I found for resizing the link buttons. It is rather easy once you get it down!

  6. WOW..that is so awesome...Free is so good..you did some wonderful things with the items...I am your newest follower via blog hop..Come on over and visit when you can.


  7. What absolutely stunning things you do with 'junk' ! It's just wonderful how you recycle and repurpose these.

  8. What fabulous Free items and upcycles you've done! You found some great finds and have a creative imagination to change some of those finds. Thanks for linking up again this week.

  9. I need to drive around your neighborhood! But, I don't think I am creative enough to upcycle like you! Great ideas - and what a lucky grandson!

    Would love for you to drop by this weekend and join Passion for Paint!


  10. I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award! http://menmythriftyideas.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

  11. This was great, and do you know what my favorite was? The step stool made from the bed. What a great vision!

  12. Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! I hope you come back next week and link something new!

    Have a great weekend!

    It's a Keeper

  13. these are awesome! I love doing creative things with discards and especially enjoy seeing what others are doing.

  14. Hi there!

    Just wanted to let you know I featured your zipper flowers on my round tuit post this week:


    Hope you have a lovely week!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. Great balls of fire, woman...these are fabulous.
    You must have a lot of energy to get out and find all this. WELL DONE!!
    I'm going to become a follower so I won't miss your cool stuff. :) Come over sometime.
    XO bj

  16. oh my gosh, that's awesome! you lucky duck with all those free things!

  17. Such wonderfulness you lucky lucky woman! I bet these just made your day!

  18. oh, I love free stuff. I wish trash day here was as good as yours!

    Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I hope you will join us again this week.

  19. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/02/clever-chicks-blog-hop-20-and-lollipop.html

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick