You know when you are insanely obsessed about getting a task done? I’m like that about most things. I tend to fully throw myself into the job until it is complete. That’s exactly how I was about getting this new home in order. I absolutely COULD NOT REST until I had every box unpacked and everything in its place. I was panicking a little, as we have a smaller space than we wanted to get, and it was the first time combining a married couple’s belongings. Even though I donated a ton of stuff before I moved, I still have a huge pile in the garage to donate here.
But in the last couple of days I was able to turn the corner in the process, and now the fun is starting by decorating.
I know I have promised to do some posts, and they are coming, but today I want to show you the freebie I found a few days ago. Here it is, the way I found it sitting on the side of the curb. (There’s Judge Judy setting someone straight in the back on the TV.)
I was so psyched because I needed a shelf… and I took it home, and peeled off all that contact paper while listening to Judge Judy. As I was peeling, a dime flew out! So I got paid ten cents to take this shelf. I gave it a good scrub, fully intending to paint it, but it actually looked really good in the living room just as this color. So I left it for now. I still need to fill the middle shelf, but I wanted to display a few wedding trinkets, and a few books.
Now I’m on the lookout for artwork. As I travel my estate sales, I’ll be on the hunt.
Have you ever found a great freebie?