Speaking of Erica, I have a story to tell you. First off, I need to share that I rarely find friends who are as frugal as I am, but she gives me a run for my money. She is the ultimate dumpster diving, garage sale entrepreneur I have ever met. You must know this before I tell you the story.
Yesterday morning I got up early to meet Erica for our morning run. As I was walking down my street to meet her at our corner (that sounds really bad), I noticed some trash that our neighbors left out. I stopped, checked it out, and convinced myself that I had to have it. I walked on down to the corner, met Erica, and while we were stretching I told her of the trash I wanted to pick up off my neighbor's yard. I told her what it was and she said, "Heck yeah, I'll help you carry it." Now that's a friend. Here's what I picked up.
I'd like to call it upcycling. It sounds so much better than 'I Took My Neighbor's Trash'. Let it be known that my last DIY project took me about four months to complete. Considering this is a larger scale item that needs sanding, a little wood putty, paint, and knobs, I could possibly get this done before the kids go to college. Possibly.
And thank you Erica, for not being embarrassed to help me carry this from my neighbor's trash pile to my front porch. At least it was dark out. Couldn't be anymore embarrassing than our other neighbor we busted having a neighborly booty call. True story, friends. True story ;) See what happens when you wake up early to workout? Imagine what would happen to you if got up early and came to bootcamp. You could possibly go home with furniture too!