I know some people are completely freaked out about “trash picking”.  I guess I view it more like, “I would buy that if they had a garage sale, but they threw it out instead!”  Two nights ago, my kids and I drove by a house that was being sold and in front was a plethora of items.  You could tell it was a home of an elderly person because the items were not what you would find in Target.  They were rough hewn boxes, a sturdy dresser, heavy benches, a tall skinny utility table…  For me, they were things I would have bought at their sale for sure!  Here’s a peek at some of the items I found that I’ve already put to use.

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Trash to Treasure 4 www.slipnotdesigns.wordpress.comThere was a tall skinny table — just what I’ve been looking for to go in my back room for seed trays.  Last year the huge 6 foot table I used was so intrusive!  This is perfect and the legs unscrew to store underneath.  I might throw a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint on it to jazz it up after my seedlings are tucked into the garden, but for now it meets my needs!!

Trash to Treasure 6 www.slipnotdesigns.wordpress.com Trash to Treasure 3 www.slipnotdesigns.wordpress.comThere were a couple great chunky boxes that had sooooo much character!  I’ve been needing some storage things for my gardening supplies and these are perfect.

Trash to Treasure www.slipnotdesigns.wordpress.com Trash to Treasure 2 www.slipnotdesigns.wordpress.com…and a long, skinny box that’s divided into thirds that fits my seed packets perfectly!  I’ve been trying to organize them well, but until now I haven’t found something that was just right.  I guess God knew exactly what my little gardening spot needed.


So my encouragement is to see what others think is trash — or what someone is selling on the cheap at a garage sale, and think about how you could make it into a treasure!

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