I have a serious dumpster diving reputation and I’ve found some great finds over the years. (As a by the by, I think the term in Ireland is “skip surfing” since they don’t call it a dumpster but I’ve done it here, too!) I’ve also had the help from friends along the way in my dumpster diving endeavors. My friend, Wendy, whose birthday I missed noting on Friday (sorry Wendy!!!), used to live in the very posh Boston neighborhood of the Back Bay. When I was living in Boston, we were going to meet up for a walk and she told me that she’d seen a very cool little dresser in the back alleyway. We checked it out and it was very cute but seriously unloved. It found its way to my house and I stripped it, re-painted and stained it, added new hardware and used it for years before I moved away from Boston the first time and sold it for $75.
I know Wendy would appreciate this dining room photo knowing me. I’m sure if I happened to be walking by old doors like this (fat chance of that happening unless you live in France) that I would snatch them up. Belated happy birthday, Wendy!