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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dumbster diving with the Doo's

Yesterday the hubster was off from work. So we decided we would go thrifting or antiquing, both of which we did.  In our journeys we happened to see a dresser by the dumpster that was a real hunk of crap. We looked, we left, and that was that.  Well later that night, my genius husband said to me, "you know we could have used that piece for the shoes out in the garage! Light bulb moment for me.  I said well we have to go back and see if it is still there tomorrow.  Low and behold it was.  So we threw in the truck and off we went.  Came home cleaned it outside real good. I knew I had some spare paint around so I found it, painted and Whala....done!
Check it out.
Can someone say gross???
It was all colored on top of it, and really beat up, I totally understand why someone would throw it away.
Perfect for all these boys stinky shoes!
No excuses to leave them all over the floor...there is no room to leave them there anymore.
Loving my new personalized beach bag!
I will be adding the link tomorrow morning for my thrift party, hope to see you there! 
Joining Paisley Passion this week and

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53 Comments:

Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness! That came out soooo cute! Great thinking on hubby's part!

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September 16, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

That looks great! That was indeed screaming for help! lol

September 16, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Wow! What a great idea! I love the color you painted it :)
Wendy

September 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Awesome!! I'd have never thought to use it for that. Go Mr. Doo!!

~ The Speckled Dog

September 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Amazing job! It looks wonderful!
Smart husband!

Jane
Flora Doora

September 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

now that is one fantastic idea! i love it! so smart and just perfect for your space and storage needs, AND bonus- you saved the landfill!

September 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Great thinking! It turned out very cute and best of all it was free!

September 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Great find and good job painting it, Debbie. A trash to treasure for sure!...Christine

September 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Keep Calm and Decorate said...

What an AWESOME idea! The color you painted it is much better than what it used to be. I need something like that for all of my shoes.

September 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger linda said...

wow we great idea a whole new life to an old treasure:)

September 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Wow! I love it!!!!!!! Way to hubby and I love the color :)

September 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

How cute that came out. I'll be interested to see if the boys get their shoes in it though lol.

September 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I so the after & my eyes popped! Deb, my girl, you're awesome!!!

September 16, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

That looks great! We have a shelf by the garage door and my boy still manages to leave his stinky shoes on the floor! :-)
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

September 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Bounty Huntress said...

Your husband is so smart. Looks great!

September 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

What a fantastic find and the end product not only looks GREAT, but is functional too!....fabulous! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

September 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

You turned trash into treasure with that one!! Looks awesome. We also keep a rack outside the garage door for shoes yet it's always a big mess. I like yours much better than mine.

September 16, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Great find and redo, Deb...love it! It's amazing what our hubbies will do for us, isn't it??

September 16, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Great idea, it worked out perfectly! It also looks a LOT better. It definitely needed help! I love your personalized bag! Too cute!

~ Tracy

September 16, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

so wonderful! No more shoes on the floor for sure!

September 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Love it Debbie! Love the color! So practical for your shoes that need to be left at the door! You should be proud that you saved it from being thrown into a landfill :)

September 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger La said...

It was still there because it was meant to be yours! You did a great job of redoing it. La

September 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

Oh Debbie, you had me beating my head for not picking up a piece similar to yours this morning.

I have a small car, and it was on a busy road, so I passed it up.

You did so great with this piece!

September 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Not sure I would have seen it's potential but maybe I will next time I see a dumpster find! Great job! Love you beach bag!!

September 16, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great idea you guys are good and I'm just crazy about your bag, gotta hear about that one...

September 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Debbie do you need some financial help?! Just kidding. Now you are digging in the trash for treasures. It looks great and what a good idea your hubby had. Ours are dumped by the door too. I need to go trash hunting, too.

September 16, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Melissa Stewart said...

Hello! I am new to your blog and simply love it! Way cute!
Hope you will stop by and follow Simple as 1-2-3

Kudos to you!

September 16, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Wow, just what I need! Dresser turned out great! One question, is your bag from 31?

September 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Don't you love those "ah ha" moments! So glad the piece was still there when you came up with a good use for it. It sure serves a great purpose for all those stinky shoes! :)

Donna

September 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the bag, and how smart are you to see the use of that furniture? Great job, looking forward to the party!

September 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Now that is a smart idea. I would be afraid to leave my shoes outside between the wolf spiders and palmetto bugs! Could that piece have been any uglier???? I don't think so! I love what you did with it and it looks like someone has been to a Thirty One party!!! You are awesome!

September 16, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea for the shoes. I do like your tote bag!

September 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Lois@frugaldecormom said...

Great idea! I love that it has organized all those shoes sitting by the door. Super awesome that it was free also! I love dumpster diving!

September 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

So freakin cute. Gotta love the hubs for thinking outside the box. He's a keeper. lol Love that idea.

September 16, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

LOL-Debbie-When I saw that thing in the first picture I thought...well, I believed it was still there because no one thought it was worth anything. SuperDebbieDoo to the rescue!

What a perfect idea. I need to find one for my daughter because they have the same thing going on outside their back door..What a great, great idea! Hugs- Diana

September 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Sheer genius on hubby's part! What a clever FREE idea!

September 16, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

YEA HUBBY! You poor kids, everyone has been hit hard by this recession LOL LOL Great idea!

Carol

September 16, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

How cute is that? !! Great find. I would have totally loaded it up, too. I reckon even if I just use the wood for one shelf, it is still worth it.
Hubby will maybe disagree, because it all end up in his garage..lol!

September 16, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Clever husband. I hope you rewarded him for his great idea!!

September 16, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

How creative. I would have never thought of that.Great problem solving Mr. Doo!

September 16, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Nice. I dumpster dived a shelf I made into a shoe rack a few years ago!

September 16, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Aren't you the clever couple! This is a perfect idea and a wonderful way to recycle so this didn't go to the dump.

September 17, 2010 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Nicely done! Always a good thing to try...I have found a few things this way as well and just when colleges are getting out can be a good time to do this too! :)

Liesl :)

September 17, 2010 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Wow Debbie-I got something out of the dumpster(a litter rougher shape) a few weeks ago and it was a dresser with no drawers. I kept thinking -what did I pick this up for-I should just throw it back away-I like your idea-I even thought of a curtain or baskets!

September 17, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger J. Kwiatkowski said...

Nice! Boy shoes do quickly get out of hand.

September 17, 2010 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

I like how your husband thinks! It was the perfect size for that space too. You made it look soooo much better too! Your new beach bag is adorable too! LOVE the embroidery!

September 17, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Hey Debbie! What a GREAT find!! Love what you did with it, and it works perfectly! Love the bag too! Also, I wanted to tell you...thanks for being you! No matter how big your blog gets, you never forget the smaller blogs, and that just shows what kind of person you are! And I just adore your mom too, so she is obviously is a great mom! Hope you have a great weekend:-)

September 17, 2010 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

You've out done yourself on this find. Way to go. Love it.

September 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great dumpster divin' find :o)

We have a re-done shelving piece found like that and used for our shoe storage in the laundry room as you come in too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

September 18, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

LOVE it Debbie!!! It's the perfect "Sidewalk Sunday" piece!! ;)

September 18, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

What a fantastic idea, I love this!!!

September 19, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I just LOVE how this turned out!!! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

September 22, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

What a great idea! We battle with the pile of shoes by the door alll the time. I love that you saw the potential in that beat up piece and made it pretty!

September 22, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

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