Our 1854 Suburban Farm House

Our 1854 Suburban Farm House
So this isn't Home Sweet Home...adjust!!

Baby Blue

Baby Blue
love is all you need...and an old truck!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The BEST things in life are FREE !

Driving home the other night from our shop,in the pouring rain, we spotted a white pedestal sink laying on the side of the road..I looked at my husband and he turned the truck around. We knew the previous owners of the home and we had even looked at this house when it was for sale two years ago..so we new it was a score...As we pulled into the driveway we noticed the pile of rubble on the front lawn and the new owners tossing drywall and other things out the upstairs bathroom window. My husband didn't want to just assume the sink was out for garbage so he walked across the lawn and asked if they wanted anything for it. They told him to take it and that the tub was around the corner of the house...the clawfoot tub!!!...also amongst the rubble on the lawn were the chrome taps and hand held shower for the tub,($600 new online)also the taps for the sink....he was happy for us to take them,did I mention it was after a long day at work AND pouring rain?? My sweet hubby loaded us up and we are going to be installing the tub and taps in our main floor bathroom off the kitchen :) We have had these great claw feet for a tub for a long time and will be finally putting them to use. So take a different route home from work ..you just never know what you may find on the curb. :) Don't be afraid to ask the homeowner for permission cuz you never know what is around the side of the house!! Happy curb shopping.
P.S The oil painting is our colour palette for the bathroom.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

What a fabulous score! I love finding great things like that!