For example, last week I left the house before my family awakened so I could pick up a few groceries. On the way home, I spot this ugly metal shelf sitting on the curb beside the trash cans about a block down from my house.
I tossed the shelf into the back of my van, rust and all, and brought it home. When my husband went outside and saw it, he wanted to know why I picked up such an ugly looking thing. I explained the method to my madness and then he understood perfectly. He knows I just can't resist something for free!
I used sandpaper to remove the rust around the edges and then washed and dried the entire shelf to remove cobwebs and dirt.
Here is the shelf with one coat of spray paint. I used Krylon spray paint in the color "Nickel".
I love how it organizes my empty flower pots, candle holders, gardening gloves, and other odds and ends. I purchased a few S-hooks for the side - they hold my trowels and tablecloth clips (well, at least most of them).
Have you found interesting things on the curb?
I'm linking up with Amy at New Nostalgia for Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays.
All my best to you today,