Y'all will be the belle of your own ball with these FREE SHIOT FRIDAY babies I've spied!Read More
free furniture found on street in NYC
Today = this uh-maaze fabric + a Free Shiot Friday found chair! Check it!Read More
This mid century hawtness is on the street waiting for you!Read More
Today's FREE SHIOT FRIDAY coffee table might look similar to this...and y'all might need it in your lives! Pic from Layla GraceRead More
It's FREE SHIOT FRIDAY & there's one HAWT piece on the curb waiting to be scooped up! Pic by Kelly MarshallRead More
Real potential for chic-ery? Or is she just too exhausted to even bother?
The upholstery decided it was DONE prob a decade or more BEFORE she even landed here, so obvi, re-upholstery would be in order. I do like her overall silhouette, which I find slightly...clutch your pearls...MODERN, despite the cra cra REGALIA woodwork that's absolutely style-slapping us all quickly about the face. She's boxy yet bodacious-- which makes for a HAWT combo:
Imagine this gal's woodWERK lacquered in black (or white, even) with some incredible fabric, like these?
I think this lady has a lotta life left in her! Sure hope somebody scooped her up and is gonna do right by her! Now, go do right by y'all-selves, take to the streets and get you some free shiot-- happy Friday!!!
She isn't even attempting to trick y'all into thinking she's real brass, but cleaned up, re-upholstered in something fab and given a new glass top, she could help you WERK your hostess skillz beyond belief:
The table base design is giving us all kinds of Dynasty...it's on it's side on the end:
Happy Friday, y'all-- now go out and score some Free Shiot!
This cabinet is screaming to get painted in a fun color and then serve yo ass in the kitchen as extra work surface/storage, the dining room as a server/buffet or in the living room as a media console/credenza/ or an entryway table...
Point is: pieces like these are workhorses. They're uber-functional and can look chic too, with some quick paint lovin'...and being free means you can't go wrong no matter what. Free workhorses...that's the kind of horse I like to ride!!! I mean. What a great way to start a weekend! Savor it, y'all!
Only in NYC would y'all find authentic mid-century furniture in da TRASH...what! what!...this is Kartell's Componibili 2 drawer side table, which rest assured, costs a pretty penny...vintage or new:
And then we pull back for a wide shot and see another section of this baby, buried beneath the first section...shiot:
See, y'all this is what this side table looks like when she's at her best, not chillin' in a trash can:
So, now y'all know why I was tots backslapped when I found this lady in a trash can!!!...the shade:
See, this treasure hunting is exactly why me and my genius Trashinistas (Alane & Andy) partnered with Mark Mark Productions on a tv show concept called, Trash NYC that we pitched to networks (featuring the FAB Carly Hughes)...which y'all can watch for y'all-selves below:
Now got out and get y'all-selves some Free Shiot-- from the trash, the curbs, dumpsters...there's some style lurking about, just aching to be discovered and Trashformed!!! Happy Friday!
Hanging hardware still intact and looking operational (someone must've just smashed this poor girls door in a fashion frenzy one morning and here she is, out on the street...the shade!):
LOVE the fun yellow and white stripe party happening in the back of the interior of armoire...'cause y'all know the front is all business and shiot:
What's great too is that back can be changed to fit whatever party you got going on, if you're not vibing yellow and white mountain alps Ricola-realness! Paint it out, add a different patterned paper, or fun fabric...I mean, just let loose like you never knew you could on the back of an armoire, people!!!! YESSSS! Free Shiot Friday is about freedom and the USA!
Here's another shot that details the clothing bar...
Or boombox, or bar or World Britannica Collection or...Happy Friday y'all! Go out and get some Free Shiot!
And don't y'all know a whole damn week has gone by since my last post and I've been too slung up...what the...? Well, feast on this gorg that was just left out on the street:
She comes with extra baggage, but that's easily done away with...and the wheels are divine:
This is probably a Goodform and she'd need some TLC, probably a reupholster rehab, but overall, she's tres chic and would look incredible paired with some french frilly writing desk or even a simple parson's style desk:
Happy Friday, y'all!!!
and then y'all know it must be FREE SHIOT FRIDAY, round ye ole Blog-A-Dazzle! YES!!! And won't someone start their weekend off right and grab up this little red number and take her HOME already??? All she needs is a good wipedown-- I'm not even going there with that-- and before you could even place a knick knack on her shelf, you'd be style-slapped when she takes residence in the corner of your living room!!! That chinoiserie fretwork all along her sides is just flat-out FIERCE!
And don't y'all just j'adore carving out some extra storage in your space, that you never even knew you had-- with a biotch that sits in the corner, completely outta the way of everything else??!!! For FREE?! Well then, shut the FU&% y'all and Happy Friday!!!
Y'all it just tears at my style heartstrings to see that someone left this poor girl out for the garbage! Hopefully someone snagged her up, 'cause she's a find! The turned legs, the slightly curved arms...wouldn't take much at all to get her back to a place where she can serve up some style-- proper like!
Once the webbing was re-attached, I'd most likely refinish the frame with some laquer in a fun color or maybe even just black...then I'd do two large cushions...one for the base/seat and one for the back...the cushions could be in one of these amazing fabrics from Fabric.com:
Paired with this:
But maybe we get all botanical-bonanza with this fabric:
This could be great too:
I could go on and on here with fabric and paint combos to fulfill y'all's dreams for days...point is, don't be so quick to dismiss that discarded furniture--- you could end up with some chic beyond belief! Get IT!
For a Style Scavenger like me, a simple stroll down the street can be an adventure...and in a town like NYC, where most folks just deposit unwanted items right on the curb...it's like finding treasure without having to do much digging! And let's be honest here y'all, sometimes you just don't want to have to work for your style. This chair has clean lines, even though she's a bit of 'big gal'... and she's probably harmless, but I tend to avoid curbside cast-off upholstered pieces b/c Lord only knows what kind of party is raging under that fabric! Though, I have scooped up some winners-- my sofa was rescued from an East Village street, but she got completely rehabbed...bless her! Always scavenge with caution! Anyway, my favorite thing about this chair...the sign:
I love that some thoughtful soul took the time to type up a sign for their chair! And even better still...it looks as though that sign has actually been sat on! Genius! Oh, just another afternoon in NYC...I'm going to the dry cleaners and oh, wait, let me try out this free chair...I've been needing something for the living room...y'all some of the best things in life really ARE free!