9 #thriftscorethursday Dumpster Dive- Wicker Patio Set

Is it really Thursday?! I think I missed a day somewhere this week, ha! Anywho it’s time for #thriftscorethursday, are you ready for this jelly?!

My lovely co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival and I challenge YOU, every week to scope out those estate sales, hang out at your favorite thrift stores, or even ‘take the dog for a walk on garbage day’ for those curbside freebies- then come back here and share your finds using the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter. 
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

I only have one favorite this time because I have a little story to tell for this week’s thrift score.
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 Features | Instagram user: ashley_biggerthanthethreeofus hits the jackpot at Goodwill picking up a bunch of Nate Berkus pieces!
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Two weeks in a row, and our fellow thrift store junkies er professionals find a bunch of NateBerkus stuff- umm can you say jealous?! This time the lovely Ashley, from Bigger than the Three of Us, hits the jackpot at her area Goodwill. That navy bedding set, and that gold plate are absolutely divine!! The other pieces are simply gorgeous as well! Can you believe she says that she leaves behind more than she buys, umm, hook a sista up! Here’s to hoping I’ll end up in her neck of the woods someday scooping up treasures left and right!

I’m so excited to share my #thriftscorethursday find with you guys today!!
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 Dumpster Dive: Wicker Patio Set | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
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I have a little back story behind this seen-better-days Wicker Patio Set. The other day the MIL and I decided to have a thrifty morning (which is our idea of a FABULOUS time). Our route consisted of quite a few back roads which forced us to go through this newer-subdivision. Low and behold, it was garbage day. Thinking nothing of it, as we’re on the last track of our trip, I spot the three piece set.

Mid-sentence I mumble something terribly inaudible, and somehow then get up the nerve to ask her if we can go check it out. I was worried she’d judge me (for some reason). To my surprise she said yes, as we’re about a half mile passed the chairs. As we backtracked, we grew overly concerned about two things: the size of the furniture (since we were in a smaller sporty-ish vehicle) and she remembered passing the garbage truck on the way in.

As we neared, I was overly ecstatic that they we were thankfully still there. I hopped out and went to see if anyone was home- we figured we’d ask if they’d let us put them further up their long driveway safe from the garbage-people. All I got were some adorable pups barking away at the sound of the doorbell. Rats.

Then, out of some sort of miracle, the MIL realized we were only a few blocks from her previous employer (sort of an in-home care) and we awkwardly stuffed a chair in the trunk hoping that they’d let us store them in the garage until later that evening when we had adequate transportation.
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 Dumpster Dive: Wicker Patio Set Stuff the Car | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
This is a reenactment with our much bigger car folks, my phone ate the real proof. Heart the photo here.

I stayed behind on the first trip to guard the remaining chair and table. Good thing too because not two minutes later:  
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 Dumpster Dive: Wicker Patio Set Stuff the Car | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
...and their fate may have been a little different. Wowza, just in the nick of time!

As she was pulling into her former employer’s driveway the chair bounced out of the trunk and in the middle of the road.  Thankfully the chair was ok, and her former boss not only allowed us to keep them there but said she was about to pick them up the night before. I proceeded to ask the MIL if she gave her a stern mean-muggin to back off the chairs and she laughed and reassured me I had nothing to worry about.

Later that evening we picked them up without a hitch and they were allllll mine! These bad-boys were sheer luck of the draw, so many times I could have missed the FREE opportunity. My lucky day!
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 Dumpster Dive: Wicker Patio Set in need of some TLC | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Sure they could use a little lovin', but it’s nothing a few new pieces of wicker caning, some light pressure washing, and a nice coat of spray paint can’t fix. I’m thinking a deep Navy color.

Well that’s all for week 7, my dearies! Please tell me you’ll follow along with us?! It’s crazy easy to play along my friends:
  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Auctions etc).
  2. Share your photo with the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram (if your profile is public) and/or Twitter, any day of the week!
Would you take a pass on drabby ‘ol wicker? Do you enjoy the occasional roadside treasures? What color would you repaint the wicker?

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Megan and Brynne to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).

#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Megan's treasures from Rental Revival
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

Want even more thrifty finds? Check out our past thrift score’s here.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Debbie! So glad you stopped by!

      Much love,
      Trisha D.

  2. Yay! So happy to hear you hit the curb-side lottery too this week...and just in the nick of time with the garbage truck rounding the corner! I love your idea of going navy with them. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

    1. Awe thanks girl, and to think we were thisclose to losing out! I should have featured your sassy mid-century curb-side treasure this week! Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

  3. Yeah, you absolutely cannot beat free furniture! Best feeling ever! I think navy would be fabulous on those!

    1. Glad to hear Navy is a great color. I think it will hide the fixes and imperfections quite well!

  4. Thanks for the feature! I'm totally drooling over your curbside find!!

    1. Absolutely, thanks for showing those NateBerkus finds for #thriftscorethursday, still drooling...

  5. oh that set is going to such a beauty with a little diy love


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