I am a lover of free things. I spend a lot of time going through the “free” section of Craigslist looking for items that people are getting rid of that I can repurpose into something cool. The only problem with Craigslist (beside the murderers that are trying to trick me into meeting them so I can take their free fabric or whatnot) is that it takes some effort. There is tons of calling or emailing back and forth and then there is the whole driving to pick up the prized item. Because of this I have only ever gotten free stuff a few times.
Now a week or so ago I was walking home from the gym at 11pm. I walked by a store that was relocating about a half mile from my house and saw a bunch of stuff on the sidewalk with a “free” sign on it. The thing that caught my eye was a huge folding table that had been used for displays.
The table was 5 feet long and weighed about 40lbs if it was a pound. I am only 5’5″ and had just gotten done working out for 2 hours so to say it was a struggle to get it home is an understatement. I did have a few offers from strangers on the street for help, but since I don’t have the wish to end up in some dude’s trunk I declined the offers. I had enormous bruises on both of my hips for days.
After I got it home I gave it two coats of chalkboard paint and decided to keep it leaning on my bedroom wall as a changeable piece of artwork until I need a table.