Our city does a thing a couple times a year where people put their used, usable stuff by the curb with a “free” sign and other people can take it, if they’re so inclined. I’ve been known to spend several hours curb-shopping during these weekends and I’ve found some pretty great stuff.
Now, I’m not really in the market for any more stuff this year, free or otherwise. Still, if the perfect thing just happens to cross my field of vision… and it’s not even Curbside Giveaway Weekend… well, I take that as a sign.
The other night, while walking the dog on our street, I saw a kids’ art table with a “free” sign. I checked it out. It was in really good condition, so my sister and I carried it home.
We cleaned it up (it didn’t need much) and brought it inside.
It has four holes cut out along one side for holding supplies or paint pots, and I didn’t want to leave them empty. After trying a few different containers without success, my mom suggested I try our IKEA plastic drink tumblers and they fit perfectly.
There’s a dowel underneath that’s meant to hold a roll of paper. It is also the perfect size for some colouring rolls we had kicking around.
Brand new art station for zero dollars. What are your great curbside finds? Comment below.