Thursday, March 8, 2012

kicking myself + more jade

I confess, I'm a bit of a trash picker (I'm mean this of course in the most positive way possible). I often snatch up great pieces of furniture on the side of the road on trash day, my 4 year old son gets a kick out of this. (most likely a future trash picker, poor guy)  Last night I passed this black table (it was almost identical but needed some love). I even did a drive by a second time but my daughter was with me, so there was no way it was going to fit in the back of my new SUV. ( a much needed purchase in my life). So today what do I stumble across on M Design Studio's website? This table! And more jade of course too. I'm bummed, oh well. I have a back log of pieces to transform so I guess I don't need another one! There's just something so thrilling about finding an amazing piece of furniture or a mirror etc. etc. left curbside! Who's with me here?? I know a number of my design friends are, promise your secret is safe with me. ;)

16 comments:

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Oh yes, the jade green is overwhelming but so fabulous! Has definitely brightened up my morning :) xx

Chic Coles said...

Count us in on this habit.We are always on the hunt.

Sidney Ann said...

You are hilarious! :)

The Decorator said...

Most of the wonderful things I own cost next to nothing!
Yes I too love a great 'roadside' find!!!

I really love this dining room which I have seen before. The 'Henri Rousseau jungle wall' is so stunning alongside the yellow 'bump' of colour

Lisa Mende Design said...

I love to find things like that but my kids are always mortified! I have a 14 yr old and 11 yr old and they are always worried that we are stealing...haha!!!

meenal@maison marigold said...

missing out on that table would have hurt! xx meenal

RJackson said...

I am with you...I lived in Beacon Hill in Boston for 8 years, and there were sometimes some lovely things left curbside! I often left some lovely things curbside that didn't fit with my decor anymore also and would be really pleased when someone took them. I now live in a beautiful neighborhood in Bonn, Germany, and last week discovered a box full of vintage Hermes orange boxes left curbside on paper recycling day when walking my dog in the morning...my husband thought I was absolutely crazy for being excited about "old cardboard boxes"...he doesn't understand the greatness of Hermes! They're now in my library on display and hopefully will someday be a great addition to a dressing room! Best wishes!

With love... said...

Wow, what a gorgeous wall.

Have a great weekend.
xx from Curacao

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only "trash picker" out there.. lol.

Have a great weekend.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Oh and the Hermes box find??? SO AMAZING! Lucky you!

LindsB said...

I just read the Hermes box comment and about died, holy jackpot of all trash finds!!!

andrea said...

oh that table is amazing! i love the hunt for some trash and I always kick myself when I don't grab it when I see it. can you share what suv you just bought. I am needing a new one and can not decide!

Lauren said...

I thank my mom for instilling in me a great love for trash picking. While my husband sometimes rolls his eyes when I just "have" to dart across the street to check out something on the curb that has caught my eye, he's also the first one to proudly point out to guests all of the incredible trashpicked finds that now grace our NYC apartment (to the tune of our bed frame, two dressers, the dining table, storage hutch, a bar cart, two huge ornate mirrors, a couple of benches and various other smaller items that have been refurbished to our taste - crazy when I type it all out). It is incredible what people will throw out! It's a blessing and a curse to be without a car, because it limits me to items that are near my apartment that I can lug myself :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Lauren,

I love it! That's great, your comment was hilarious!
Send picks if you want!!

Best,
Julie

Andrea said...

Good gravy, yes! I have so many redos in the basement that I'll get to in the next twenty years - but I can't stop! My hubby just shakes his head. And don't get me started on craigslist. I don't even have space for it all in our house. Maybe I'll just rotate?

Linda said...

Oh yes, your son will definitely become a "trasher" like you - but that's a good thing!
I currently have a chair picked up from the cross street neighbors trash waiting in the garage for reupholstery - unfortunately, I don't have room for it (in the garage or the house).
My son and I picked up an SUV load of antiques with me from another neighbors curb pile and he sold the contents for $150 to the antique dealers I drove him to - not bad for 45 min of "work" for an 8th grader.
Sorry about the miss on that table - you'll never do that again - trust your gut! :-)

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