Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ones Trash is Another's Treasure!

This past Monday I was driving through a neighborhood that I pass through daily just to drool over the large BEAUTIFUL homes, and in doing so I noticed a pile of yard debris and on top was a shiny white door. Ok, maybe not shiny but it was white and I immediately started thinking about all the possibilities I could use that door for. I kept driving though...

Rewind: to last weekend, we went on the local Parade of Homes. As most of you reading my blog know, my hubby and I hope to buy a new home in the very near future. We have gone on the parade for many years and use it as an opportunity to collect ideas for decorating and designing our dream home. We have a folder that holds samples, photos, and MANY notes of things we like. This year the thing I really noticed in EVERY home was a door size/shaped mirror in the master bedroom or master closet. I fell in love with the idea and decided I would keep my eye open for a cheap door and DIY my own mirror. Mainly because I know a mirror that size would clearly break my budget. Plus I'm not scared of DIY or crafting something up!

So as the day went on I kept thinking about that door, that evening I went back by the home on my way home I noticed the door was still there....three days later and it was still there. I couldn't keep passing by the door so on my way home Wednesday I circled the block 4 times eye balling the door. I stopped and noticed this door would probably be difficult for me to load by I called my sitter. I tried to explain to her my plan real quick and hoped that she didn't think I was a TOTAL FREAK! Thankfully she didn't judge me and willing jumped in the car and off we went. The two of us lifted that bad boy and shoved (literally) the door in the truck. She told me "Renee people are staring at us" and they were. We both laughed and jumped in the car.

Poor thing, the door was so big it went from the front of my truck alllllll the way to the back. So when she got in my truck she had to ride back to her home ducking underneath the door. HAHA it was so funny!! But I am so thankful that she helped me get my door and she was able to experience my first trash pickin with me! :)

Me and the door on the drive home. (Notice Brody under the door...he thought it was the funniest thing and laughed the whole way home).
Here you can see that the door pretty much consumed the entire inside of my truck.
Once I got home, I called dad to come to the car and help me get the door out. He carried it to the garage but to my surprise IT DID NOT FIT! Yes, my door was taller than the garage door! I couldn't tell how big this door was when we "took" it. But apparently it is like a 9ft or 10ft door. AAAHHHH, this throws a monkey wrench in my plan to use it inside my closet or bedroom. Oh well, I wont let it get me down I will truck on with my plan. This just means that we will have to carry the door with us on our House Hunting...or build a home that is big enough for my door!

Stay tuned for tomorrows post of my 2 week weigh in and workout update. I wont go into too many details but I can say, I have did my best...but...probably could have done better! :/

Also, does ANYONE know how to fix my template!? Notice the white box at the top of my blog? As you scroll down that box goes away. I have literally fought with this thing all morning and cannot figure it out. I will give anyone who knows how to fix it a SUPER DUPER big hug!! ;)

Enjoy your Saturday!!!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Bahah love it! You can always lean it against the wall or maybe cut it down to fit? Can't wait to see the end result!