Wednesday, December 9, 2009

dumpster diving

I have a question. Is it still dumpster diving if you don't actually go into the dumpster?
Niel and I have been discussing the storage issues of our home food storage, so when I saw this shelf out by a dumpster at the University, I could not resist. With the help of four great friends we went from this:

To this:

Canned goods aisle at the store, HERE WE COME!!!

Also, we FINALLY finished the dining room an kitchen floor. NIEL- You are amazing!


  1. looks GREAT!! (floor AND the shelves)

    and I wouldn't call it dumpster diving...

    more like treasure hunting. :)

  2. I LOVE that floor with the blue wall, I have the same color walls in my kitchen..hmmm:)

  3. Your kitchen is beautiful! (The little person in the photo is pretty cute, too.) Also, how is it that you can have lived in student apartments and still have qualms about taking things from the vicinity of the dumpster? Everyone knows that's where wonderful items magically appear and then are ripe for the plucking.

    P.S. I miss you. Much.

  4. You have such a great decorating eye, Julie! How I wish you could come back and help me with the rest of my house :) And no, there was no dumpster involved. You're innocent of "dumpster diving". For now. We both know you'd get in the thing for the right object.

  5. Your floor looks great! I can't wait to do my own.

  6. Hey if that's dumpster diving, I'm guilty. My media rack, our rolling computer table, my dresser... Is it only 3 pieces of furniture?
    Well, if you count things that were bound for the dumpster if you didn't claim them, that would be half our furniture, including the piano.

  7. I always say...if God meant for me to have it...I'd find it at a Garage Sale, Rolling Hills or a Thrift Shop!
    How about you?
    I guess you can add DUMPSTER to your list!


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