Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dumpster Diving

Not too long ago we were visiting relatives in a nearby apartment complex. As we drove by a dumpster, something caught my eye. I spotted what appeared to be pieces of an old cabinet or bookcase peeking around from behind the dumpster. Upon closer examination we found part of a Globe-Wernicke sectional barrister bookcase from the 1920's. The bottom half of the piece was missing but the rest was in pretty good condition.

Mr. 58 checked around and found a man in Georgia who could reproduce the missing pieces at a very reasonable price. A trip to the glass store and a little stain job by Mr. 58 resulted in a wonderful vintage piece.

You just never know what will end up in a dumpster. Someone else's cast off became our treasure.


Janie said...

What a find! Lucky you!

Romantic Domestic

Angela said...

Good eye!!

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