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Free Furniture And New Junk Finds

Free furniture is the best.

I wanted to share some of my thrifty finds and the free furniture I scored from my neighbor. WooHoo. Can’t beat free.

thrift store finds Petticoat Junktion

The first photo shows my two newest thrift store finds. The lamp shade has a great shape and the metal base is still beautifully wrapped with brown fabric.

I’ve already started stripping off the floral fabric. The photo frame in the background was $1. You would not believe how heavy it is. I bet the frame weighs 5 pounds and I’m not kidding.

It has that ugly orange place where the gold finish came off. Not sure yet what kind of finish or what I’m going to do with it yet…any ideas for me?

Neighbor Offers Me Free Furniture Petticoat Junktion nightstand freebie

This is where the free stuff starts. My neighbor refinishes rental houses and sometimes there is furniture left in the house…..sometimes a whole houseful of furniture. I don’t know how people go off and leave their belongings. Anyway, the neighbor gave me the nightstand…..

Neighbor Offers Me Free Furniture Petticoat Junktion chest freebie

…this chest that needs a lot of work….

Neighbor Offers Me Free Furniture table freebie

…and the coffee table that also needs a lot of work. I’m not complaining. Free is Free.

rusty junk finds Petticoat Junktion

Next up are my finds from a local antique mall. All of these were from a booth with a 40% off sale. The green thing says logger on the silver plate. Don’t know what that means but I can see this piece with plants in it.

rusty junk finds Petticoat Junktion projects

I didn’t notice in the store but the piece doesn’t sit level. It’s a little whomperjawed….yes, that’s a real word autocorrect!!

What do you think of my finds? See you tomorrow for Thrift Store Decor Makeovers. Have a great day.

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Omg..I love that people knew what the logger thing was. And I also can’t wait to see how you work your magic on these pieces.

  2. I have to agree on the lamp shade. Any you do will be an imporvement, hehe. Love your neighbor. I really like that heavy frame. I like it as is,— could you put gold over that orange and antique it with a brown, or bronze and rub off? Or even a walnut stain to get a match? I’d just clean it up and use it if you can get rid of the orange. I REALLYl like it! Needs a special picture in it, that looks antique. Anyway, that’s just one opinion for what it’s worth. 🙂


  4. These items are great in terms of potential! I can see the white nightstand with it’s simple design and lines, done in matte black (maybe chaulk paint) with pretty silver toned knobs or pulls. Looking forward to seeing your vision for it!

  5. nice…I have a question and I bet you have answered it before..I have an old dresser..blonde veneer and am planning on painting it…would you use chalk or latex paint…I don’t want to do a lot of prep…because I am lazy…LOL….so your thoughts would be lovely…

  6. It’s a newspaper roller. Damp newspapers are added in layers as you turn the handle. When the roll is large enough and has dried, the new “log” is removed from the roller bar. These logs burn for a long time and are great to have on hand if you have a good source for newspapers.

  7. I see Great future projects on the way and I can’t wait to see what you do with them! !

  8. Don’t do that to me while I have a mouthful of coffee Wanda! Thank you for saying what I was thinking. I was afraid I was going to be blasted for ripping the shade apart!

  9. Kathy, I believe your Logger item is a newspaper roller. We used to have a similar one. It was used to roll newspapers tightly into a little log to be used in fireplaces. I also used mine as a planter!