Are you embarrassed to trash dive in your neighborhood? I was walking Ally yesterday morning and happened upon a cute little kid’s kitchen. Now, my kid’s DO NOT need a kitchen, but it pained me to think this was going to sit in a landfill somewhere…wasting away. It’s totally un-necessary waste. It is missing the faucet and the sink, but that’s an easy fix!
So, Ally and I quickly walked home. I couldn’t get home fast enough. I was trying to beat the trash pick up and any other person who might try to score what I spotted first. I grabbed my keys and drove back slyly…making sure there were no other cars coming down the street. Then quickly got out, opened the back and tossed it gently in the truck. I did get snagged by a neighbor soccer mom driving a mini van. I’ve been to other neighborhoods and totally picked up furniture and not been embarrassed one bit! What is it about trash diving in your own community? Oh well, I did it. I scored and some other kid will benefit from me picking it up!
Everything you need to know & some more... says
We have this same kitchen! I totally scored it off of freecycle – I am thinking of painting it white though.. 🙂 Great find!!
MCH PHOTOGRAPHY says
Love Being a Nonny says
WOW! Great find. Funny: We got our pull out drawer in our kitchen that holds our trash can and recy. on the curb…BRAND NEW. FREE!
Red Door Home says
Love it – thanks for saving it!!
I am SOOOOOO jealous!!!!
I've been looking for a play kitchen like that!
a very blessed lady! says
I have that kitchen too! The sink that is suppposed to be there is just a stainless bowl, so easy. That kichen was originally 100$ at Target I got my little girls 2 yr old pic made with it.SCORE FOR YOU!We are Cajn so I had all the Gumbo ingredients and Dirty Rice boxes it was so cute, just sayin!
Sherri @ Design2Shine says
Too adorable kitchen. But the kicker is the FIRST photo!!! Giggles. As a former scrapbooker my kids gave me a hard time about photos of E.V.ERYYY thing! Now, I still take tons of pics …for blogging.
Tisha Clapp says
I stopped yesterday to pick up a wooden tray that one of our neighbors was throwing out. A passing car thought I was stopping to talk, so he stopped too – eek! One day my son and I were out for a jog and found the perfect curatin rods for our basement – I ran the 1/2 mile back home carrying them under my arm. I'm kind of getting past the shame, but he was mortified! Way to go on your kitchen find!!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
I would totally dumpster dive if people around here would put out anything besides their trash cans. 😉 Great find!
LOL! I love that picture!
There is no shame in Dumpster Diving. I've scored some pretty sweet trashy treasures in my day.
Pink and Polka Dot says
you.are.the.winner…running home with curtain rods under your arm! love it!
That is Awesome! I am not embarrased to trash dive. But I am new to the area so I don't know many people yet.
There is a high chair… a HIGH CHAIR y'all, just sitting on the side of the highway that I have been wanting to stop and pick up for days. All it needs is for me to sew a new fabric seat for it and hose it down. I'd so dumpster dive in my neighborhood lol. That is a great find!
Melissa Stover says
i think i would have gone back for that too. very cute. why is it i get so nervous when i'm snatching someone's trash?
Simply Stafford says
Love this!! I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago from my neighbors which I thought had moved (they were gone a week). Well, the husband came back one afternoon to do some final cleaning on the house and my husband was out in the yard and the neighbor came over. Since my husband didn't know what I had done he proceeds to open the garage door and show the neighbor something and low and behold their sits the chair I rescued from their curb. My 5 year old eventually told my husband what we had done and he says, “well that would explain the look on the neighbors face when I opened the garage door.” Oh, the things we do for the thrill of a bargin!
frugal farmhouse design says
I once was in a dumpster with my neighbor Allison. The sanitation truck actually came to pick up the dumpster while we were both in it – picking up great old discarded antiques. We both popped up and the guy said “look what we have here… a couple of dumpster Divas” it was totally worth the embarrassment. LOVE the kitchen, Lori
Kathy's Red Door Welcome says
I think that's fabulous! When my husband and I first got married we were moving into our apartment and my husband saw this cool chair that was only partially upholstered and was missing a leg. He found the leg a few yards away and being that we owned hardly any furniture he grabbed it and brought in the house and threw a quilt over it. We still have that chair after thirty six years of marriage and I have had it recovered at least four times since then. That was my best dumpster dive find.
Too funny! I have done that soo many times:)
Do you have an idea of where the cool kitchen will find home? I got really excited about it going to a Domestic Violence Shelter and all the little girls and boys who will remember how they had a cool toy kitchen:)
Holly Days Closet says
I would have gone in after it to I know a bunch of little girls that would just die to have one. You did good saving it.
Awesome! I wish someone would throw something good away around here – lol. That is great!
1 Funky Woman says
I am not against jumping into a dumpster for some great stuff! Good for you! The woman who saw you was just jealous!
Comeca Jones says
Too funny!I wouldn't be embarrassed either its for the kids Gosh!lol
Alicia ~ time worn style says
Too funny, yes I'm the same I dont like being spotted snagging that treasure off the side of the road either lol!!
Pink and Polka Dot says
i love that idea of giving it to a domestic violence shelter!
Melissa @ The Inspired Room says
LOL. I would make my husband do it while I stayed in the car to keep watch. 🙂
I took some patio furniture right off my neighbor's curb- seriously right across the street! I didn't think anyone had seen me, but just in case, I told my neighbor about it the next time I saw her. How's that for shameless! She got a kick out of it, said she had never been able to find cushions to make the chairs comfortable (we did!) and then she gave me the table that went with the set! It was awesome! Dumpster Divas Unite!!! (I woulda picked up that kitchen too!)
Too funny! You gotta do what you gotta do for a bargain:)
Redesign Diva says
I have found my blogs twin!..pulling up a chair now…