Thanks for stopping by, this is my first official post on the curb alert blog. Just a little peek into my small crafty world that constantly rolls around in my head. I need an outlet, hence the reason for my blog so let’s get started.
First of all, I have to come clean. I guess I feel the need since we were talking about whether or not we have secrets in M.O.M.s group last week. I really don’t have too many secrets and one of the ones that I thought I had is no longer a secret (blush) thanks to one of my sweet girlfriends. (you know who you are) Well, it’s about time I confess anyway so here goes…
What you’ll find in the curb alert blog
I have an obsession wee little fascination with outdoor furniture. It’s so easy to just grab a can of spray paint and voila! something old miraculously looks new again.
Over the past few months, I have come across some pretty dilapidated chairs but saw the cute potential that they have, and brought them each home one by one. I was first on the lookout back in April because we are always in need of additional chairs for our annual luau, and there the hunt began.
I started off with these pieces of crap gems…
And here is another one…
I think you get the picture. They were in a very sad shape. All they needed was a little bit of TLC to turn into what we call the rainbow brite our rainbow collection.
We are still on the lookout for two more chairs because my ladybug wants me to paint two purple chairs so I must make her happy.
Well, here are the final results…
And these… a few more colors the guys will love.
The colors make the 100 degree plus Texas heat seem just a tad bit more bearable. I think they turned out great!
“For where your treasure is, your heart will be there also.” Luke 12:34
I have been trying so very hard to work on a blog button so that I can share Curb Alert! What do you think?
I was easily side-tracked in the blog button task and eventually ended up pondering what the heck I am getting myself into here? why the need to share this part of my life.
Shopping the curbs, resale shops and thrifting are just a few of my hobbies. I actually do enjoy many other things that involve my family, my church, and my friends. They all complete me and make me happy but how can I successfully mesh the parts of me without feeling too trashy timid?
So what part of me am I fulfilling, how can I use this ability to help and bless others? I want to take care of the ones I love most, my priorities, and still want to do everything that I do -but at the same time have a purpose and meaning to it all. Hmmmm…
Although I don’t take myself too seriously as I look around while in route to my regular life responsibilities, I do think it’s important to keep a few key things handy in the trunk in mind while out and about. Well, there are some of those out there who really take this obsession a little too far seriously and scour neighborhoods and dumpsters at a street near you.
Here is a little bit of info that I found on a website forum called Dumpster Divers Paradise (unfortunately no longer online)
- Lysol wipes/Baby wipes to keep clean hands or to wipe found items down. (check!)
Although not necessary, it is good to have a few tools of the trade:
- a good pair of gloves will come in handy. (check!)
- flashlight is necessary if dumpster diving at night. (check!)
- stepladder is helpful for getting in dumpsters, (need this!)
- a milk crate might also be used as a stool for standing on while leaning in a dumpster.(?)
- an unger is a very helpful tool this tool might be better know as a “gopher grabber” or Nifty Nabber: a trash Pick-Up Tool with Aluminum Handle. You might have seen highway workers using these tools on the side of the road picking up trash (check)
- Also, a good first aid kit with band aids and a small bottle of alcohol. (check)
Okay, I checked off the items I already have in my car. It was easy since My Love has insisted that I keep them handy in case of an emergency (Thank you, Love!) Little did he know how very useful those items have already been to me.
That Dumpster Divers Paradise website is serious business! and somehow if you read further on the FAQ page it stresses multiple times to “Never Ever Try Getting Into A Compactor!” I would assume that’s a given! It doesn’t hurt to keep safety in utmost consideration, right?
Never Ever Try Getting Into A Compactor!
I am also working on finalizing a little item I found curbside a few weeks ago (any guesses?) while assisting My Love in completing our DIY bedroom renovation — all while looped up on Nyquil cold meds. Thank goodness he will be the one using the power tools!
Incomplete temporary wall here: I just lost my dining room space 🙁
and Buttercup gains a new room WOOHOO! 🙂
Wish me luck!
7 thoughts on “Welcome To Curb Alert Blog Where I Rescue Discarded Treasures”
I love them. I am one for lots of color so these really popped out at me. thanks for sharing with my newbie party and welcome. You are really new! Please follow my guidelines if you will add my link or button. Thanks.
Still searching for some more to paint purple…per my daughter's request. Had trouble adding the button but will get it on as soon as possible. Thanks for the party!
Got the button!!! 🙂 Yay
I love the transformation!
I'm your newest follower. 🙂
I love browsing through all of your old posts. We are soul sisters when it comes to our hobbies 🙂
Love your chairs. So I'm not crafty at all. Do you use just regular spray paint on these plastic chair or a special kind?
I have 4 chairs that are similar. They're faded and scratchy feeling. Did you sand them? What prep? What paint? They look amazing. Thx.