Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Freecycle Find

I am always blabbing about the treasures to be found on Freecycle so I figured I would show my most current find.
I saw a post for a bookshelf that was used for toys. It was described as made of real wood. There was no picture so I asked how big it was. 59" Hmmmm.
I borrowed a truck and went to pick it up in the rain.
It was just as I pictured. It was painted white and all wood except this piece of fake cardboard/woodish backing that wasn't attached.  I took it just as to not leave her the trash but already decided to leave it open.
It is real wood and heavy. She was kind enough to help me load it into the truck and we were on our way.
Once home it needed a quick wash down as it was left outside under the eve for a while.
I had bought a quart of pink paint for the 1 funny triangle wall that you will see behind the bookcase but never got to it. Instead I decided it would be great for this project.
The kids and I painted it ourselves about a week ago.
We were using this awesome toy box made by Uncle Jerry but it is just a pit when it comes to little toys like Littlest Pet Shop and Matchbox cars. I decided to purchase a few smaller totes and sort it out so we could find stuff easier.

You can see the end result. It ended up being a bedside table for them both and a toy extravaganza. I love seeing how different the sides are if you look up close. One side is a Barbie bin, purses and My Little Ponies. The other side is bins of Spiderman toys, Matchbox cars and her Little People camping set.
Freecycle also helped me get rid of some old fish tank stuff. I think it will be 10 years before I will have a large aquarium again. He was happy to take it off my hands and I didn't put more stuff in the dump.
Go Freecycle, you rock!!!

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40