134 Unexpected Things People Found Sitting Out On The Curb And Took Home, As Shared By This Online Group

On the sidewalk, mid-century end tables share space with old Chinese medicine cabinets. Down the street, antique chests patiently wait with vintage vinyls, paintings, and — oh yes — gorgeous motorcycles for new owners to come and pick them up. Because all of them are, surprisingly, free. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, anyway, and strolling among streetside castoffs can sometimes lead to wonderful hidden gems.

Over recent years, stooping or curb mining — spotting discarded goods sitting out on the curbsides — has really taken off with scavenging enthusiasts looking for cheap and environmentally friendly ways to fill their homes with exciting treasures. And here’s where the online group called ‘Curbfinds’ comes in. A community dedicated to sharing dwellers’ best discoveries and giving bonus points to anyone if they “fix something that was broken, upcycle it, or recycle it.”

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Below, we’ve wrapped up a collection of some of their best posts, and it’s hard to believe what friendly strangers leave lying on the sidewalk! So continue scrolling, hit upvote on your favorite ones, and be sure to let us know if you’ve ever scouted out a great find in the comments.

#1 Cutest Curbfind: IKEA Doll Bed For My Cat. I Think He Approves

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#2 Got A Motorcycle For Free Today. Clean Title And Runs

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#3 Some Mom Stepped On Her Last LEGO…

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#4 1922 Sewing Machine

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#5 Found This Bad Boy Sticking Out Of A Trashcan. Stopped To Look And The Homeowner Came Out And Gave Me A Box To Move It

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#6 Curb Alert. Someone Posted A Curb Alert Near Me And I Saw Two Mid Century Looking Dressers In The Corner. I Am Still In Awe

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#7 My Wife Called Me Today Saying There Was A Grill On The Side Of The Road. Not A Thing Wrong With It, And Lighted On First Click

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#8 Curb Find Of The Century? Kitchen Aid Professional 5 Plus Stand Mixer With Attachments, And It Works!

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#9 Found This Leather Chesterfield On The Curb This Morning!

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#10 We Needed A New Dishwasher And The Neighbor’s Curb Provided! Installed It Yesterday. Works Beautifully

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#11 I Don’t Watch Much TV, But When I Do, It Comes From The Curb. Fully Functional Sony 4k TV. Thank You Curb Gods

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#12 A Week Ago I Was Talking About How I Wished I’d Find A Snowboard In The Trash Because I’m A Broke Beginner Who Always Has To Borrow From Friends

 The other night I found three on the curb! Thanks, trash day!

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#13 I Whipped My Car Around So Fast. If There Wasn’t A Sign That Said “Free” I’d Have Felt Like It Was Stealing

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#14 Got This Beaut For Free! Outside A Thrift Store Where They Didn’t Think They Could Sell It!

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#15 This Luxury Dog Crate Was Being Thrown Out By Someone In My Building Who Couldn’t Keep Their Puppy

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#16 Before And After Of An Old Chinese Medicine Cabinet I Found In The Trash In Shanghai

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#17 Coffee Table Rehab. About $20 In Supplies

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#18 Brand New Christmas Ornaments

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#19 A Curbfind Dresser… With A New Bit Of Paint!

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#20 Theater Quality Projector Found On Curb

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#21 It’s Been 20 Years Since If Found A Curb Box This Good. All Records In Immaculate Condition. Mostly Australian Imports

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#22 Curb Find Turned Into Fancy Cat Outhouse

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#23 Before And After Of A Cabinet I Found In The Trash

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#24 Before And After Of An Abandoned Cabinet I Found Here In Shanghai… It’s Now A Wine Bar/Liquor Cabinet

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#25 I Spent The Day Making Memories With My Daughter And Her Curb Find. Was Quoted Over $1000 To Repair The Broken Side And Reupholster. For The Price Of Our Time, Some Glue, Screws, Staples, And Fabric, She Now Has Something In Her Bedroom She Absolutely Loves

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#26 Found A Washer/Dryer Set (Knocked On Door To Make Sure They Worked) Days After Ours Went Out. So Happy!

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#27 I Guess Someone Is Getting A New One For Christmas

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#28 Update On My Hot Roasted Nuts Cart Curbfind

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#29 Found A Bag Of Art Supplies In A Big Pile Of Junk Outside An Apartment

Most was too bad to be salvaged. But still scored a nearly complete set of watercolor pencils, acrylic paints, brushes, and bonus Louis Vuitton sunglasses

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#30 Don’t Mind If I Do

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#31 Found This Airplane Rocker Down Our Street!

I am going to take it sand it down and stain it as a present for my godsons first birthday!

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#32 Got Some Gorgeous New Coffee Tables The Other Day

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#33 I Ran Through Traffic When I Saw It!

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#34 I Run Down An Old Dirt Road. Trash Is Dumped There. One Day I Stopped And Found A Box Of Money

All the envelopes are different countries all over the world. Mostly date from the 1700s-1900s. The oldest is a coin from 1621. I’ve got some from countries that no longer exist. I’m still researching

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#35 Found This Dyson V6 In The Dumpster

 It was on the top of all the trash and had the charging bay sitting right next to it. Cleaned the hair and plastic off the roller and it’s good as new

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#36 Leather Donghia Armchair A Buddy And I Hauled Off Of The Curb In The Middle Of The Night. Almost Perfect Condition!

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#37 Not Exactly The Curb, But This Was Left In My Building’s Disposal Room

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#38 Found This Nordictrac Along Side A Dumpster. A Couple Of Magnets Started It Up And It Works Like A Dream. Goodbye Extra Pandemic Pounds!

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#39 Cleaned Up A Curb Find For My Plants

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#40 China Cabinet – From Buy Nothing Curb Alert

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#41 Freecycle Dining Table With 2 Leaves And 10 Chairs! Just In Time To Host Thanksgiving!

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#42 Found This Propped Up Against A Trash Can!

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#43 Merry Christmas To Me From The Curb Gods! Complete In Box Fibre Optic Tree!

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#44 I Was Thinking About Purchasing A New Bench For My Keyboard, Then I Found This Gorgeous Bench On The Curb, Just A Few Blocks From My Apartment. It Needed A Few Minor Fixes That Took < 10 Minutes, And Now It's As Good As New!

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#45 Before/After Of A Vintage Mirror I Found On The Road And Turned Into A Coffee Table

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#46 Removed Layers Of Old Paint And Rust From This Mid-Century End Table

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#47 I Had Put These In R/Thriftstorehauls A Bit Ago But Didn’t Realize This Subreddit Existed. My Boss Was Getting Rid Of Some Things From His Mother’s Estate And Brought A Bunch Of Stuff In With An Up For Grabs Sign In Our Conference Room. It Was Mostly Junk, Except For These Original Dalí Etchings

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#48 Found An Old Patio Table On The Curb Today. Spent 20 Minutes Carrying It Back To My Apartment. Worth It

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#49 Hand-Carved Vintage Liquor Cabinet!

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#50 Betsy Johnson Luggage In Great Condition… Okkkkkkkkkkaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!! ?

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#51 I Love Living In A Private Apartment Community. All Of These Items And More Were Left At The Recycling Bins

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#52 Another Awesome Weekend At My Apartment Building. All Of This And More Was Left At The Curb. I Love It When People Move Out

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#53 I’ve Gotten A Ton Of Stuff Off The Curb Over The Years, But This Is My Best Find Ever

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#54 Found These Sweet Dresser Ends That Make Great Bedside Tables!

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#55 Super Lucky To Find This Literally Across The Street From My House Behind A Business

 I’m obsessed with color so this fits right in – I love that they painted all the shelves inside – at first glance I thought it had stained glass

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#56 Found This Old Trunk In My Neighborhood On Garbage Day. Excited To Have A Cool New Coffee Table/Extra Storage!

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#57 Found This Free Chair!

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#58 Found By Our Apartment Dumpster! Almost Perfect Condition

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#59 My Ultimate Find- A Vintage Eames-Style Lounge Chair!

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#60 College Moveout Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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#61 Trash Pile Rescue From The Lane We Live In In Shanghai, China. She Scrubbed Up Well!

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#62 Today’s Lil Find

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#63 From Neighbors Bulk Pick Up To My Front Porch

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#64 So I Says To Myself, “I’m A Good Home!”

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#65 Just Need To Find Some Cushions Now

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#66 Older Lady Across The Street Puts Stuff Out Occasionally, This Is My First Had To Have

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#67 Found My White Whale On The Curb. How Anyone Could Throw One Of These Lamps Out Is Beyond Me!!

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#68 Watched Multiple Cars Drive Over This Saw Blade. Still In The Package Tho!

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#69 All Of These Pots Were About Two Stops From Being In The Trash Truck. I Just Barely Got To Them In Time!

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#70 Found A 65″ 4k Smart TV On The Curb

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#71 Real Wood Chair

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#72 Found A Rupaul Mug On The Street – Now The Tea Can Be Served!

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#73 Found This 9 Litre (Roughly 2.3 Gallon) Dutch Oven, Not Even Any Rust. Worth The Back Pain To Get It Home!

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#74 Excited To Discover This Sub! Found This Gem Yesterday

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#75 This Morning’s Haul!

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#76 If Ever Come Across Smashed Tech- Always Check For A Memory Cards

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#77 Found This Credenza On Roadside A Few Weeks Ago. Mid 60’s!

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#78 Collection Of Prints And Artwork From Store Closing!

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#79 Found This 1940 – 41 Stromberg Carlson Radio On The Side Of The Road

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#80 Scavenging Always Comes Through On Clutch – Gold Sequin Clutch

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#81 BF Broke Our One Piece Bathroom Sink A Few Weeks Ago. Came Across This On The Side Of The Road Last Weekend! Perfect Timing

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#82 Found Both Of These On Separate Occasions

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#83 Was In Desperate Need For A Side Table Due To My Plant Addiction And Was About To Spend $40+ On A Side Table When This Beaut Appeared Before Me On My Walk!

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#84 Romper, Scarves, Belt, Pants, Boots, And Sunglasses – Pulled From Moveout Season Around Greek Row

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#85 Was So Thrilled To Find This Sweet Old Desk Waiting On The Curb For A New Home. Rarely Find Things This Old That Were Never Painted!

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#86 I Found This Small Danish Credenza On My Walk To Work This Morning. Couldn’t Believe It. It Made Me Late For Work But That’s Ok. Oakland, Ca

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#87 Old Wooden Tripod My Husband Found That I Felt Was Calling To Be A Lamp

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#88 Kid’s Poang IKEA Chair To Dog Throne

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#89 Fixed Up This Curb Find

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#90 A House Near Us Has Been Putting Stuff Out Like Crazy Lately. The Records Are Probably The Best Thing I’ll Ever Find On The Curb

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#91 Curb Trash To Home Treasure

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#92 After Having No Table For 2 Weeks, This Lovely Vintage Find Was Amazing. The Drop Leaf Table Is Perfect For Our Small Space

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#93 I’m An Amazon Driver And Get Cool Stuff Out Of The Trash/Off The Curb Pretty Often. These Are A Pair Of Vintage Russel Woodard Spun Fiberglass Patio Chairs From The 70s! So Exciting!

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#94 Nasty, Free Curbside Trash = My Treasure

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#95 1963 Lane Acclaim Extra Long!!!!

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#96 I’m From Melbourne Australia. Have Had Great Luck With Kerbside Furniture This Year

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#97 Found This Bench Seat On The Side Of The Road And I Had To Grab It! I Sanded The Legs And Stained It To A More Neutral Wood Color

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#98 Free On The Curb. Can’t Believe She Shined Up So Beautifully!

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#99 Finally Done Refinishing The Best Curb Find Of My Life! Please Ignore The Rest Of The Room, Now I Have To Get The Rest Of The Room Done

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#100 Rescued From The Dumpster

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#101 Someone Mentioned You Guys Might Like This, Found Her On The Side Of The Road. Been Informed It’s A Designer IKEA Piece From 2004, In Pretty Good Condition. No Bed Bugs Lol

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#102 Found By My Communal Rubbish Bins When Taking Rubbish Out

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#103 Found A Rusty Cabinet With A Free Sign On It Down The Road. Cleaned It Up, Painted, Put A Top On It, And Now It’ll Be My Kitchen Island For My New House

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#104 Six Foot Tall And Everything Was There! Had A Price Tag Of $149 Marked Down. Took A Half And Hour And Two Of Us To Get It Together, But Happy I Went Back For It

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#105 My Wife Spotted This Sunday Night On The Way Home Just Sitting Next To A Garbage Can On The Curb. It’s Practically Brand New Without A Cord. Ampeg B108 And I’ve Been Wanting To Get An Ampeg For Years Now!!! Thank The Curb Find Gods For This Extraordinary Luck!!! It Actually Rained A Few Hours Later

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#106 Desk Bike In Fantastic Condition- Yes Please!

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#107 Hampton Bay Trash Find

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#108 New Life For A Little Lady Found By My Friend In An Old Shanghai Alley

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#109 Was Literally On My Way To Lowe’s To Buy A Trellis For Our Clematis When I Found These Guys Free On The Side Of The Road

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#110 Mid-Century Looking Chair That I Found Out With Someone’s Trash

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#111 I’ve Been Wanting One Of These For A While. Stoked To Get One For Free!

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#112 I’ve Had This Exact Print In My Cart On Society6 For Weeks. Today I Found It On Nextdoor For Free. Frame And Everything. Cannot Believe My Luck

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#113 Stand And White Pot On Curb Today! Cleaned And In My House

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#114 Today’s Groundscore

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#115 I Found These By My Driveway This Morning. Cutco Model 77

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#116 Found This Free Painting On The Sidewalk The Other Day

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#117 This Was On Its Way To The Dump! I’m Going To Party Like It’s 1979

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#118 Just Found This Subreddit, I Present To You This Coat Rack

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#119 Scored This Great Moon And Stars Mirror

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#120 This Glass Is Stained But It Will Still Work

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#121 Small Parts Storage Bins For The Garage!

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#122 Cleaned Up The Desk And Put It In My Office

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#123 First Post In This Sub:)! I Acquired These Beautiful Bamboo Chairs On The Curb Today, As Well As Some Other Fun Stuff, Score!!

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#124 Rescued This Beauty From The Curb Today. Can’t Wait To Clean And Reweb!

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#125 Lugged Home This Lovely, Few Doors Down! Mcm?

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#126 Found On My Walk This Morning! A Few Scratches, But No Chips!

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#127 Before And After. Just Need To Make A Cushion

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#128 This Absolutely Ridiculous Set Of Cabbage Themed Bowls

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#129 Found This Cedar Chest A Few Days Ago

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#130 Still Can’t Believe I Found This Beauty On The Curb

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#131 Officially Resuscitated!

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#132 Found This Chest On The Curb And Decided To Pick It Up And Give It A Little Tlc

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#133 Found A Trunk In My Lane In Old Shanghai

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#134 Found Two Of These Cool Chairs

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