Monday, October 5, 2009

Potential Pitfalls of Shopping Curbside?

I don't have any new projects to show you right now, but I thought this comic strip captured the not so lovely underbelly of my favorite way to shop. I'll be sharing it with other dumpster divers and thrifters at A Soft Place to Land.




I'm sure garages are overrated anyway.

And for those of you who like before and afters, here are some of my curbside and thrift shop finds from elsewhere on this blog:

buffet

suede chair

dresser turned console

assorted dumpster dives

dining room table and chairs

dining room table and chairs

black bedside tables


14 comments:

Delightful Dwelling said...

Lol, I love that comic, so funny! Your before and afters are gorgeous.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Hello, I love you.

We may be sisters, methinks!

I love thrifting and dumpster diving, but dumpsters are scarce in these parts :) LOVE your projects!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I think we are two peas in a pod when it comes to "saving" furniture! You sould visit my blog when you have the chance. Love your before & afters. I've become a follower!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Love the sander. I once had to sand a table to repaint and thought, "never again." That was brutal.

K a b l o o e y said...

Hope you don't mind my saying this, but your Tom guy's quite cute. As Kate Coveny Hood said: "Love the sander." And your good taste does extend through to the dumpster finds, fixes and on-target, yes-I'm guilty-too comics.

for a different kind of girl said...

Ha! I'm often the "Oh, please, no!" lady in that comic. Sometimes I even do it when I watch the curbside shoppers out in force on city-wide clean up day, and I'm not even personally vested in their efforts! I blame my lack of home improvement skills!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad that you dropped by and left that nice comment.
I remember that awesome suede chair re-do. Very impressive.
The cartoon is great.
I signed up as a follower so that I can keep up with your make-overs and comical antics.
Rhonda

Mandy said...

Oh - that is too cute! Love the comic :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog - I signed up as a follower here!

Swiss Avenue said...

OMG! I can't believe how much this is true!! I need to print that out and blow it up and put it on my bathroom mirror so I read it daily! I have an obsession/addiction to all things junk.

Christy said...

So funny and I just love your before and afters. You're so handy!

Sandy said...

Great little comic, I have been going through your past projects and just love all of them. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Sandy

criag said...

Good one on Shopping and it helps a lot.

Thanks,
Peter - Officetronics Shopping

MotherhoodFilm said...

I really enjoyed looking around your blog! LOVE the comic strip!
*Eliza’s blog*

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