Monday, June 28, 2010

Jack Pot!





Driving home from the fabric store one day, I notice what I thought might have been a treasure in an alley, to pull off a discover it was only trash! And as I turned around to get back on the main road I spotted what looked like a bolt sticking out of a dumpster, so of coarse I stopped to take a look. There were TWO bolts of Knoll Textiles, fabric dumped, still in plastic, waiting for me.


I had to back our car up to the dumpster and use the bumper as a boost, to get in the dumpster to pull off bags of garbage, to be able to pull out the heavy bolts of fabric! I shoved them in the car and drove home happy as a lark.


I can't ever find nice gray fabric at our fabric store, I'm always looking. So who can believe that I just found two bolts, 45 yards of beautiful , expensive fabric. The fabric is still sold by Knoll a is $29 a yard, so that means I found over $1300, worth of fabric!


So now I have no excuse to not start or finish a project, I've got enough fabric to upholster anything I may possibly bring home.



5 comments:

  1. So incredibly jealous of that find!! WOW!! http://trulyyoursdesignnet.blogspot.com/

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  2. These types of finds make me wonder if the employees were planning on getting it later...My Father finds stuff all the time {extension ladder, huge tool chest with the keys still taped inside, tiles, shelves...}
    I think it is time to start perusing the dumpsters myself...I once found a cat tower still in the box, which my cat is sleeping on right now, but haven't looked in a while.
    :D
    Andrea

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  3. Jesus...(::shakes head::) What kinda good deeds you been doin' to have this kinda Karma? I might have to buy bits and pieces of that from you in the future...if you can part with any of it!

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  4. Wow! I can't believe someone would throw that away. Great find!

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