Fabulous Find: Bed Frame and Nightstand

I’ve decided to start a new tag titled “Fabulous Finds,” devoted to those pieces we came across for next to nothing, or for FREE!  I’m kind of pumped about it.  I know it’s just a category, but it symbolizes the saying, “What’s one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” What we found recently is literally just that

Here’s the scoop:  John and I were pulling into our neighborhood after dinner out, and one of our neighbors down the street had put their bed frame (including a big heavy headboard and footboard) and nightstand at the end of the driveway.  These are Lexington pieces, but of course we didn’t know that at the time.  We’ve never met these folks before, but we drive by their house everyday.   We drove on by while I did a double take, turning to look back as if Channing Tatum was standing in their driveway.  I mean I was ooogling over this furniture. 

We pulled in our driveway and had about a 30 second conversation that went something like this:

Me: OMG are they throwing their furniture away?!
John:  Yeah, that looked like pretty nice stuff. 
Me: What the heck?? Why wouldn’t they sell it?
John: Honey, not everyone is as crazy as you! They probably just bought new furniture and don’t want to mess with the hassle of selling it.
Me: (laughing) You wanna go back and look at it?  Is that weird if we just take it off their driveway? Are we even allowed to do that?
John: (laughing) I guess so!  I’m not the Curb Alert police!  But would you want it if you saw it at a consignment store? 
Me:  Maybe, but it would depend on how much it was. 
John:  Well it’s free right now, and we know where it’s coming from, so you better make up your mind or it’s gonna be gone!
Me: Let’s go!

There was also a leather chair and the mattress and box, which we left for the trash man.  We only wanted the wood pieces themselves.  And about 5 minutes later, we have a bed frame and nightstand sitting in our garage. 

I’m starting to think I really am a tad crazy!  But I love it when John puts things into a different perspective for me.  He rocks.  They were going to throw it all away, and now I have some nice furniture to makeover (or not makeover and do some rearranging) and that is enough to get a girl excited! I just need to figure out what I want to do with them, but don’t worry, you know ideas are brewing. ;)

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23 responses to Fabulous Find: Bed Frame and Nightstand


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  4. Wow! Great find! I definitely would have gone back for that too!

  5. I can’t believe they were just throwing those away! They are so nice! Yay for a new tag too! I love fabulous finds. :)

    ps – your blog never updates in my reader… I’m still on Dec 15th with you. What the heck??

  6. Love it! Aren’t finds like these so exciting??

  7. Sa-weet find! I’m with you on one man’s trash. I am super jealous!

  8. Too funny–we wrangled a dresser off the side of the road over the weekend, too. I figure the worst case scenario involves me changing my mind and putting it back on the side of the road. Great find, you two!

  9. That’s nuts! I can’t believe people just throw their furniture away! I would have taken it too!

  10. Awesome find! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. The pieces have awesome detail to them.

  11. Hi Whitney. Those are fab finds! I can’t wait to see what you do with them. And thanks for stopping by my challenge room today.

  12. Lexington at the curb…That is amazing..What a find. I am sure you will decide what to do with it..I love the Annie Sloan Chalk paint…It is so forgiving for a novice like me..as I always did before, I called in the experts..searched thru the rolodex!..

  13. That is INSANE! What the heck? Amazing find. I would have been all over that also!

  14. Jessica Tomko

    Can you please talk to my husband!! Several times I have seen perfectly good furniture out on the side of the road and he won’t turn around to help me pick it up! :)

    What ideas have you come up with??

    • Haha try this one “Honey that’s like a couple hundred bucks sitting there that we can spend on something else now!” I’m honestly not sure yet…our guest bedroom bed frame is a little unstable, so I’m thinking about doing some furniture swapping, and probably a makeover or two! Stay tuned :)

  15. What!?! Why would anyone just throw that furniture away? There is so much potential in it! Good for you guys for scooping that up! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. I’m obsessed with grey right now – just sayin’. haha.
    -Diana

    • Yeah tell me about it! I was like “That’s mine!” I’m obsessed with grey too…I’m afraid I’m going a little overboard with it, but hey, grey just floats my boat!