This past Saturday I got to spend the day cruising around the Ottawa Valley looking for salvaged wood and vintage finds. My favourite kind of day!
The one thing I needed to find on my adventure was a dresser. I was asked to do a piece for a special Canada 150 exhibit and finding the right dresser while out was my goal.
It turned out to be one of those days where everything worked out even better than I could have imagined!
I found exactly what I was looking for, for exactly the right price. $5!! Yep $5!
Here is what $5 got me on my tootle around the valley last weekend…
A huge reclaimed cork board,a blueberry wreath, a handful of painting supplies including…this amazing old brush with a perfectly worn handle and natural bristles. I also found an old wooden bowl (I have been collecting these!), a wood vase, an old kitchen cabinet door, a pile of wood pieces and… some gorgeous salvaged barn wood.And to top it all off… the perfect dresser for the Canada 150 project! All for $5!! Total!
Can you believe it?
I was beside myself with excitement to find so many great things for $5.
Want to know what else you can get for $5? One little, wrought iron, yellow bird. He was the same price as everything above but I just couldn’t leave him behind. He is just so darn cute!!
You would be amazed, if you do a little research, what you can find in your area that offers free or low cost items.
Many municipalities reclaim what they can and give it away so that it doesn’t end up in the landfill. I love these places. They have become apart of me. Not only because they give stuff away but because I can help the environment by reusing things that might otherwise be trash.
The next time you are looking for items for a project, see what you can find in your area for little to no cost and save something from ending up in the landfill.