Do you know that the only gray things I have in my home are my clothes? I love gray, I don’t even know if I should spell it “gray” or “grey, ” I love wearing gray, I love greige, and I almost painted my whole house in a lovely warm gray tone until we realized it didn’t go well with the dark wood trim. That I’m planning on painting white. *shakes head* I should trust my gut…
My creativity has been starving lately, so I tackled some quick projects to feed it!
This is the first can of gray I’ve bought, and the first time I’ve used it. I LOVE THE COLOR!!!!!!
While the gloves and mask were on (I’m being careful – although I can’t endorse spray-painting while preg.), I figured this .25 cent statue of Mary (from Dollar Tree) needed a simple makeover. Two coats of Heirloom White and…
And finally, I’ve been looking for a white or wooden toddler bed for a while now, but haven’t found anything outside of Cars or Dora themed at Garage Sales. I practically JUMPED onto my keyboard when I saw this listing on freecycle:
and then promptly did a happy dance when I saw this:
First rule of freecycle, pick items up promptly because the person is trying to get it out of their house.
Second rule, don’t just send a quick “I could use this item. Please send pics. Thank you." You’ll sound rude. The two most annoying things are no-shows and people who mass respond to every single posting because they can. Quickly, tell the person why you need the item, a little back story. Don’t go nuts, but be honest!
Give the person your phone number, a specific time you CAN pick up (but also throw in that you can come whenever THEY want), and a reason to pick you. My reason is that I have a van and that I’m not a no-show. I only respond to the things I could REALLY use, and want them to know I’m not greedy. (I hate greedy freecyclers…)
Third rule, leave a thank you note and/or (but preferably “and”) send a thank you email. I haven’t decided if I want to send her a pic of the finished project, but the before was WAY nicer than I expected. What do you think, would she would like to see my finished project? Would you?
(I’ve always been torn about this and would LOVE to hear what you think. I personally would love to see it, but that’s me.)
I had Doug start spraying it that night with a glossy white, left it in the garage for a week to cure, and moved it into their room today. Wah-lah!
We now have three beds in the kids’ room and everything fits PERFECTLY. Doug and I tackled that monstrous pile of neglected clothes last Saturday and now there’s even room for a play corner. So excited, I’ll show you more of the room tomorrow!
And that’s not me putting it off for another day, I’m writing the post and uploading pics right now 😉
Three projects – all FREEEEEEE!
What have you transformed lately?
If you gave away something on freecycle, would you be happy to see a picture of the person’s transformation or what they did with it? I really can’t wait to hear what you have to say about this one…