By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2018 | 2 Comments
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My family curb shops because it’s fun, but we also do it because it allows us to work towards goals without spending any money. Over the past month, we’ve picked up several things for our new office garden and for our cabin. Here’s a peek at our latest curb finds.
We spotted this wicker chair and end table in a curb pile on the way to school pick up. It’s made of that plastic wicker stuff, which is what we use up at the cabin. The field mice and birds pick the real stuff to pieces.
This reproduction iron bed (which is actually made of steel) will be used to make another raised bed for my cabin garden, just like the one we made for my herbs.
Can you believe this wall fountain was in a curb pile? It has a crack on the front, which someone repaired. I’ve verified that it holds water, so if we get a pump for it, it should work. It’s currently placed on the back wall of our office, but we may move it to another spot.
We spotted this picnic table in a curb pile last Friday when we were out yard saling, and had to call in a favor to get it home. It’s in excellent shape, and will be going to our cabin. This is the second picnic table that we’ve curb shopped for the cabin. I think we’ll probably put it down by the pond.
My mother-in-law gave us some landscaping edging for our new holly bed, but it was only enough to edge one side. I figured we’d have to buy a few pieces of edging for the other side, but we happened upon some in a curb pile. Score! Now we just need to find the time to finish installing it.
We were planning to head to Home Depot or Lowes Friday for some drainage pipe to address a gutter issue at the office, but then we found that in a curb pile, too. Not having a truck to haul home the 70+ feet of pipe, we decided to use our car top carrier like a hose reel. It may have gotten a few looks on the way home, but it got the job done.
Had any good curb finds lately? I’d love to hear about them.