Trash to Treasure

Today is such a beautiful day.  I'm going to ignore the fact that pollen is my nemesis and it's everywhere.  That's just a byproduct of spring, so I really can't complain.  Anyhoo, after running a couple of much needed errands (like getting an oil change) I discovered a few things:  (1) the Walmart that I went to to get an oil change has put back their fabric section and I could get some solid fabrics for linings, (2) Panera Bread had a line of customers that were actually waiting outside the door so needless to say, I chose not to eat there *sigh*, and (3) getting up a little extra on Saturday (although I love to sleep in) can be quite fruitful; nothing wrong with a little "me time", even if you're just getting an oil change and a couple of grocery items.

After I got home, my mom asked me to take her garbage to the dump.  (Yes, we both live outside the city limits so we take our own trash to the dumpsters - no city taxes paid here.)  Surprisingly enough, I spotted something truly beautiful just sitting there in the lot.  Yes, it was a 3-panel screen for hanging photos.  I checked it out and the only missing parts were the cardboard or cork backings that keep the pictures in.  Who can't find a way around this minor setback?  So, I grabbed it up.  The garbage parking lot attendant guy (sorry, just don't know the official name for that job) said that it had been placed there less than an hour ago.  I'm rinsing the pollen off then I'll save it for an upcoming set of projects.  So excited!

Trash dump find
I wish Yetunde of AfroMartha lived a bit closer to me.  I know she'd love to help out with my upcoming projects.  Check out her latest one!

Potential Color Palette for upcoming project....

Oh yes, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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I hope your Saturday is wonderful.  Enjoy!


  1. Great find! Don't forget to rinse the pollen off. Spring *sadly* has sprung.

    1. Yes, but finally I can show off my birthday present from you. The perfect season for it! :-)

  2. Great find!!! Can't wait to see the results!

  3. Oh you lucky duck! That's a very nice piece, and yes, if I lived closer, I'd certainly help you with it. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  4. Very cool find! Definately worth the setback. There is so much you could do with the panel. The Panera Bread near me is alway packed on the weekends! I love waking up early on a Saturday and getting the chores done. Then I feel so much more relaxed for the rest of the weekend!

  5. That find was perfect for you! And, I feel you on the sleeping in. But, I notice I get less done on Saturdays if I do. Sigh. Why can't the late bird get a worm too, right? :)


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