Monday, August 17, 2009

It Makes Me Giddy

Okay, I already know that you're going to laugh at this one. Last Friday hubby and I went out on our date. We had to run an errand to his business. Because of my inquisitive mind and my always burning desire to find treasures, within minutes we found ourselves trolling dumpsters in the area. Oh there were some goodies to be found. Yep, I truly get giddy when I discover a good dumpster find!
The night actually got even better! We ran to the home improvement store to pick up some wood for a project. We walked by the cull bin and found all the wood we needed, and more, and it was marked down to $2.01 a piece. We ended up with a truck full of supplies for just over thirty dollars! It wasn't the type of wood I initially had in mind but who can pass up a bargain like that?!?
Oh what fun we had! Look at what we came home with.A truck full of all sorts of wood.
Yes, those are shutters under there---two small and one tall one (not pictured).
The top to an air condition unit.
I think that it will make a great wall hanging in one of my son's rooms (the label will be peeled off and replaced with a monogram).
I'm sure this is not everyone's idea of a
great date night,
but it was a highlight for us!

17 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

I love the idea of using an air conditioning accessory for a wall hanging. Be careful, though, you don't want to start a trend of people dismantling their ac units in the name of decoration, lol!

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Gail said...

oh my! It sounds like you had a wonderful night!
You got some really nice things. I never pass up shutters, or good priced lumber. :)
I can't wait to see the wall hanging, and all the other great things you will be creating with these fabulous finds!
gail

Grits414 said...

Sounds perfect to me!
Love the shutters!!!

SarahAnne said...

Love it! Good job!

Gayle said...

Sounds like a GREAT date night to me! Ours usually includes dinner and either the dollar theater in Kaysville, or an hour browsing at Barnes & Noble. Can't wait to see the screen done and displayed.

bec4 said...

I would be giddy too! Love those shutters.

Frippery said...

Looks like a wonderful date to me!

Gwen said...

That is my kind of date night!

MissyM said...

It makes me giddy just to read about it. Great finds! I am working on a project right now, just taking a break. And before my project is finished, I will have to make a trip to my favorite store.....Lowes!! For some WOOD!! Can you tell I am getting more giddy just thinking about it??

Beth said...

I was wondering if there was some sort of bin of scraps at home improvement stores! I should have asked. My husband & I were at Home Depot last night and all I needed was a small piece of wood for a project. We had to pay $5 for a large peice of MDF and it was killing me. I just knew a scrap was lurking somewhere. Your date night sounds PERFECT to me :)!

Sue said...

Only YOU would find the top to an air conditioner and know exactly what could be done with it!!!! LOVE IT!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

You are a woman after my own heart! I love how you think! I feel like it's a wasted trip if I can't "find" a treasure of some sorts! Looking forward to seeing just what you do with all your wood and the top of the conditioning unit....:-D Mercy

Angie said...

Sounds like an awesome date night to me!!!

jenjen said...

That is my kind of a date night! What great deals and treasures! Can't wait to see what you are making!

XOXO
Jen

KT said...

Joy I love your site! I saw your AC cover and thought "Hey that would be one cool clock in a boys room!" Or you could paint it a great shade of red with black clock hands- dang I wish I had an AC cover.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I can't wait to see what you turn those treasures into!

Lisa said...

Sounds like an AWESOME date night to me! My man would do the same for me... we really think alike and he gets a kick out how spotting junk thrills me!
~Lisa

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