Curb Pickin!

One of my favorite things to do is to go “curb pickin” every month when our city has big trash day.  I can't believe what people throw out!   I have found cool vases, night stands, an awesome wing back chair, out-door chairs, etc... the list goes on and on including my next project.  

Well my latest pick was the day before yesterday, I dropped my son off at school and then went looking.......2 blocks later.....(the sound of heavenly angels singing.... with a bright light surrounding this fantastic find) lol

There...lying next to the curb was this beauty:IMG_0957

I couldn't believe it! I thought I could take it apart and do something with it... I knew that I could find some use for it, so I picked that baby up and took it home.  I tightened everything up checked the cord all out, put a bulb in it and plugged it in....again...angels singing....light surrounding this beauty...(cause it freakin works)

Now I have a perfectly good lamp that I have seen similar ones at Lowes for $150.00+ pretty awesome!!!!  


Don't ever be afraid to stop and just look at what people are throwing never know what you will find. :)

Happy pickin!

Ps: What is the coolest thing you have found on a curb?


  1. Curb pickin sounds fun! Wish I had one in my area! That lamp is nice what a deal :)

  2. Well if you don't have an official day...... you can still do it...:) you might even check with your local dump..I know it sounds goofy, but they might have a area that they put the "good trash" for the public to just grab. lol

  3. I'm going to have to look into that.. lol Thanks for the info! :)

  4. What a pretty lamp! I've found quite a few good things in other people's trash over the years. We have a perfectly nice recliner in our basement that I dragged home on a hand-truck. I'm always amazed at what people throw-away but then I think they do it with the intent that someone like you or I will come along and give it a home, ha ha ha.

  5. ...and I thought I was