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5 Things I Pulled Out of the Trash and Put in My Home

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One thing my family and friends know I’m famous for: pulling stuff out of the trash!  Not just any old trash, of course.  But I’m talkin’ about cool stuff that people discarded or didn’t want anymore that I rescued and made new again!  Who doesn’t like free stuff, anyway?!  I get asked about my furniture and decor a LOT on social – and there are things I can’t ever share links to because, well, they’re things I pulled out of the trash and put in my home!  So today I’m sharing with you guys some of my fave trash finds to maybe inspire you to look at the trash or the side of the road (or the alley, or the dumpster…) a little more creatively! 🙂

5 Things I Pulled Out of the Trash and Put in My Home

1. Black Dresser

This black dresser-turned-nightstand was so sad when we found it!  My mother-in-law did her magic with paint and turned it into a beautiful piece for our bedroom.

Things I Pulled Out of the Trash and Put in My Home, The Blog by Jasmine Roth

2. Little Blue Stool

This little blue stool is one one my favorite pieces of furniture.  I’ve used it for so many different purposes over the years.  It was just an ugly wood stool in the trash and a coat of paint gave it new life.

3. Vintage Swag Light

One of my best trash finds EVER!  I was at the Long Beach antique swap meet and there was a box of trash behind a vendor’s booth.  I saw something glass and after digging inside, found this light!  It took a lot of work and re-wiring by a pro to get it looking good, but when you start with something that was FREE from the trash, it’s ok to spend a little.

4. Headboard & Nightstand

Headboard and nightstand: different trash pile finds but both now living in the same room.  This headboard was UGLY and left for the trash crew in the alley behind my house.  A quick coat of paint (same color as my fave stool from above) and we were in business!

And this is the nightstand – how could I let this little cutie go?!

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  1. Kim

    Girl I can’t believe what people throw away

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  2. Diana U

    My neighbor is moving into an assisted living facility and gave away most of her household to charity. She put a beautiful leather recliner and thick marble coffee table and beautiful wall unit all in pristine condition. My gardener told me about it and we grabbed the leather recliner and marble table but the beautiful beautiful beautiful wall unit got sent to the dump bc she didn’t want to get stuck with it. I told her this morning that several people were asking about it and we can pick it up but she was in tears as they had just dumped it in the truck to haul away. It was not all the way from Germany and the wood was just beautiful and the hinges!!! Oh my it was so sad!!! This was such good quality. I should have gotten a dolly and hauled it down to my house at least! It’s just so sad when good quality furniture gets dumped! Sooooooo sad!

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    • Diana U

      Ooops sorry, I didn’t proofread my comment. I meant to say she put the recliner, wall unit, and marble coffee table out on the driveway with free sign but then scheduled the bulk item pick up so soon. Some items are eyesores but this was beautiful! I guess you just gotta let things go and not get attached to material things!! Preaching to myself but it’s hard!!

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  3. Chelly Cruz

    Hi Jasmine can you do a tutorial an how to make a dog house under the stairs ? Please i need one ASAP.

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