Thursday, July 24, 2008
When rejects unite.
I love this look as you can tell by the wrinkles in this page from County Living magazine. I recently painted my bedroom a nice shade of blue and have been collecting straw bags to line for storage containers.
That's why when I saw this tote for free at a recent freecycle event called a "free-for-all" I grabbed it. (see my last post for more freecyle info)
At a "free-for-all" you bring things you want gone from your life to a specified location for a specified amount of time, and you can take home other peoples' rejects for free. The only requirement is that you pick up any of your stuff that is left over at the end. I love it. I usually don't have enough stuff for a yard sale, so it is a great way to pass things on. Especially if I have stuff that the thrift stores won't take. Some are pickier than others. I have to confess, I might be guilty of taking advantage of the "softer" attendants and have their donation stations pinpointed.
But....back to my point...
I actually found this at the end of the day when I went back to load up my funky file cabinet and foam scraps that are oh so very hard to get rid of. Apparently no one wanted this great L.L.Bean tote because of the embroidery on the front.
But when I paired it up with a pretty vintage tablecloth, whose only fault were some holes and stains in the middle, I have something very nice if I do say so myself. It doesn't go so well with the bedroom color scheme, but will come in handy in my sewing room.