Friday, April 9, 2010

Diamond in the Rough

So my hubby, knowing me the way he does, called me this morning with an interesting prospect.  Someone a couple of streets over from where we live was throwing away a ton of kids play stuff.  Since I am a committed dumpster diver who knows no shame I drove over to scout for prospects.  A LOT of the stuff was admittedly junk, but I found a dirty, disgusting diamond in the rough. 
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Now, don’t let the pictures fool you.  This bad boy was even more horrid in real life.  :) 

I drilled a couple of holes in the base so some trapped rain water could drain out.  I went through an entire roll of paper towels and half a bottle of Lysol Multi-Purpose cleaner (which happens to have a FABULOUS lemon scent), but boy oh boy, was it worth it.  This table is perfect for E, and it will be a great place to color and have tea parties all year long!
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Anybody else out there search for diamonds in the rough?  What are your best finds?  Let me know!!! 
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