Here in Montreal we have a provincial moving day - and although some people move at other times, for the most part everyone moves on July 1 ( Canada Day - ridiculous really ) leases are usually signed from July 1 - to June 30 - when I was younger it was May 1 but it was changed so that children weren't disrupted during the school year.
I think we're the only place in the world that does this - it's crazy - and very difficult to book movers as you can imagine - most people here can tell you horror stories about moving day.
Anyway, having explained that to you, I always think wow if I had a truck can you imagine the curbside treasure I could pick up on that day alone. Dumpster diving heaven really.
I'm always amazed at what bloggers find........................I don't really see anything ever lying by the side of the road. I grabbed a dresser a month ago - but that was like winning the lottery really - you just don't see it around here. The community I live in has strict by-laws about throwing furniture out - can only be put out on a particular morning of the week - and you have to call them the day before to advise them it's there - and if it's put out earlier you can be fined..............
But coming home this week I spotted this -
Now? No way, now I know that anything can be scrubbed - sanded - primed - painted - waxed - you get the picture - so I grabbed it on my way home. Looking over my shoulder to make sure no one could see me, mind you, lol -
John says " you've got to be kidding me "
Suzan says " nope "
John says " now you're going to start going through people's garbage, oh God "
Suzan says " I can do something with this "
John says " did anyone see you walking home with this? "
Suzan says " stop being so pretentious "
John says " I think you've taken leave of your senses"
Yes, John really does talk like that, remember " dressing gown?"
I actually had to put rubber gloves on and scrape the dirt off - gagging while I was doing it - but it went from
that to this
Now to be honest with you I've always hated these tables - they usually come in a set of 2 - in blond wood - and I always associate them with old people, lol, but now I'm thinking they'd be great in a family room ( or up at the cottage ) 4 of them - Paris, France - Rome - Italy
London, England - Madrid, Spain,
Just another idea to turn "blah" to "charming" - don't you think?
And all of a sudden I'm seeing how practical these things are ( oh God - I'm getting old )
John says " You know something? I really like it "
Suzan says " Put a sock in it John "..............................
And now if you'll all excuse me - I suddenly have a desire for a cup of tea and a biscuit or two!
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