Sometimes reworking curb finds, might be the only way you can afford something. Or maybe the item you want, just doesn’t make the priority list. By broadening your thinking, you might be surprised. Never underestimate the possibilities of reworking a curb find.
Glider Rocker and Ottoman
A little scratched and dirty, but in good shape, we found this glider rocker and ottoman on the curb. Therefore we removed all the covers and washed them. We then wiped down all the wood with Old English(A family favorite for years). What a difference that made.
Consequently, after putting all the covers back on, it looked great. That was a easy one. Sold it for $75.00.
Another curb reworking is now my centerpiece for our dining room table. Making this from scratch would be very easy. It is a wood box filled with foam, has nine large, dried hydrangea heads placed three across and three down. Then filled in with leaves and made to hang on the wall. I removed the middle flower and replaced it with the glass vase, which I also found on the curb and then bought the candle to put inside. I love it.
In our area we have clean up days where people put things on the curb they no longer want. I’m always amazed at what people get rid of. It is true “your junk is someone else’s treasure”. Often, curb finds get made into something else and sold at a flea market or a “junk” show(Love them). Yet, they can be recovered or reworked and used everyday in our homes. Such as this rocking chair.
I have looked at these in the Pottery Barn catalog and drooled, yet it was to much for my budget. So when I saw it on the curb, I hollered “STOP!!!” I need that. Tore it all apart and recovered it.(I’ll show it’s remake in another post)
This bench is also a reworking of two curb finds. In which we will leave for another day as well, but it’s a mixture of a piano bench and a baby bed. Can you see it?
In addition to these, through our curb finds we have been blessed many times. I will be sharing more items in the future and the reworking stories. Therefore, next time you think “I will never have that”, watch the curb. God gives to us in many ways, not just how we think.
Happy Curb Shopping