Trash or treasure?
Are you seriously freaking cheep if you take someone else’s throw away furniture, or are you a savvy person?
And I don’t mean your friend giving you their furniture, I mean some unknown person’s throw away.
Here’s what I did:
I was having a stressed out day last week, so I was in a weird mood as I finally walked into my building. I was hot and scrubby and wearing my rattiest gym clothes. As I walked by the trash room I saw this bookcase. A nice tall bookcase. Since I live in not-the-nicest building, when people move out they have a tendency to just dump any furniture they don’t want anymore.
Normally I ignore this.
This night, I did not.
After dumping my bags, I went back and dragged this, unexpectidly heavy, bookcase into my room. I put it in the free space in my room and stood back.
It was bad. I have a very specific color wood bedroom set, the bookcase was far too red. I sat in the floor and stared at it. Then, the restless bad-dayness that had a hold of me, prompted me to go find the leftover wall paint from my room. Now if I’d followed propper HGTV procedure I would have taken it apart, sanded it, primed it and painted it. Yeaaaaaaaa I don’t think so.
I found a bit of sandpaper, took a few swipes and started painting.
I only painted the parts that showed.
That’s right, I didn’t even move it away from the wall.
So I now have a haphazardly painted bookcase, that can never be moved from it’s current position. And it’s a used bookcase.
So what about you, ever ‘acquire’ furniture?