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Sunday, May 17, 2015

From Trash To Almost Treasure

My assistant went running Saturday morning and returned home with two Adirondack chairs. Believe it or not, she found them in the trash. That's right, the trash. Now, if I brought something home that I found in the trash that would be a whole other story. 


She claims all the chairs need is a fresh coat of paint and they will be good as new. At first, I wasn't convinced. But then she showed me all the fun things they could be used for ...


Neighborhood look out point 


Ladder to the stars 


Dance stage


Launch pad (sorry for blurry photo, but I was caught up in the moment)


I guess she's right. These chairs are pretty nice. Though please note: painting is not in my job description.



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Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Nope! That's what snoopervising's for! MOL!!! Great find!!

PL Keenor said...

Made me laugh! Remember not to sit on those chairs when the paint is wet!

Mitch and Molly said...

That chair is just your size, Ruby! Your mom was very smart to bring it home just for you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Ruby...we can see it thank goodness otherwise I would have had to kick some serious blogger tushie. BRAVO to the assistant....mom said she was sure glad the chairs were still there by the time you mom got home to get the car...on and BTW...does mom have her license YET? MOL MOL

I love the photo of you singing at the top of your lungs.
Hugs madi your bfff

Marg said...

Ruby, looks like you are making good use of the chairs. WE know you are going to enjoy them. Those are some great pictures of you Ruby. You all have a great day.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Ruby My assistant is such a fib teller. I'm sorry to say we came directly to you from our 'own' little blog list. We just checked our dashboard you are not there.
Hugs madi your bfff

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hi Ruby..... that is a SUPER find your mom made... and you REALLY did make the MOST of it fur SO many pawpouses... PEE S..... I furst saw your comment to MADI about Blogger Eating your posts... and sent an Email to you about it... THEN I saw your comment to ME and this time I clicked on your NAME for the comment and that took me to your PROFILE page... I clicked THERE and THIS POST came up... Sorry that Blogger is being a BOOGER again.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a great find - now all you need is a soft red velvet cushion and you can claim it as Princess Ruby's throne!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Mark Muller said...

that's really a treasure! I wish my staff would accept that too when I bring my treasures home :o)
easy rider

Talent Hounds said...

Wow lucky Mom finding those chairs in the trash. I think you'll have a lot of fun with them. X Susie

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Check to be sure that the humans won't steal those chairs from you as soon as their painted.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Those are some great chairs! Enjoy.

LP said...

Ruby, you are a star! :) Our Mama found our big garden chair in the trash too! She fixed the bottom of it and added two big pillows and voila! Good as new! Daddyman didn't like that she got it from the trash though...
P.S.We don't see your posts on our dashboard but we check your blog regularly for new posts :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Chasing Dog Tales said...

Everyone needs a ladder to the stars! That's an awesome photo and the chairs will look great with a fresh coat of bright paint. Cool find! :)

Dory and the Mama said...

What fun things those chairs are and what a great find!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Hilarious! My fav is "ladder to the stars!"

Austin Towers said...

That is what you call serendipitous find!!

sprinkles said...

I have always loved those kinds of chairs. I never thought about all of the wonderful things they could be used for other than sitting, so thanks for pointing that out.

Earl Lover said...

Love these. Love the 'ladder to the stars' photo especially. So cute. She looks like she's howling her head off!!!

sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

Sketching with Dogs said...

Those are great chairs, they will look gorgeous with a lick of paint.
You are making good use of them Ruby.
Don't know whether you meant this post but there is not one on our dashboard for today.
Dip and Elliot x

Julie said...

What a great find, those chairs look pawfect for the garden.
And that red maple is spectacular!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
PeeS You didn't come up on my dashboard either - but I still tracked you down, luffs you Ruby

Murphy said...

Wow, that was a good find! We did not know your mom was a runner! Our pawrents run too and are always looking out for good finds but mostly they find money in the streets. BTW, your blog did NOT show up in our reader. How can this get fixed?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Remember tomorrow is the Barkers -vs- Slayers soccer game!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
What is more important - I FOUND YOU..... you are right - you didn;t show up at my place.... I will check my blogroll list as i do for Dory and Easy so as not to miss you... and Ruby, may I just say, you really showed that Adirondack how to behave!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh Ruby, what a sweet demonstration - do really love the ladder to the stars and that dance stage is pretty cool, too! A pretty sweet find! We love Adirondack chairs! We have two "faux" plastic ones, but there's nothing like the real deal! Can't wait to see them pained!

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

Cool find and make sure to stay out of the way of the paint!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Pawsome find!!! And guess what - todays post AND Sunday's post just showed up in our reader!
2:40 MST
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Sully said...

Okay, I was wondering about ya now I know when to look for you since blogger is acting crazy. Because this post is showing for Monday and says posted about a minute ago.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

SHE grew up with adirondack chairs......brings back memories.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Nice chairs.
Painting is not in my job description either, although I have been known to decorate the occasional chair leg...
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Bawheheeeee your human and my human go trash collecting together. My Lee has never dumpster dived but she might for the right thing. We have gotten some great finds. One man's trash is another man's treasure. Nothing better than a really good catch. Lee saw two big tubs of Hostas Plants at the curb and grabbed them this week. Smaller ones were going for $19.99 at Lowes and we got two giant ones.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Susie and Sidebite said...

Dumpster diving hey......nope painting is not in a dogs work description....glad you left a message...we will check back each day till this this gets corrected !

The Mad Scots

Laika said...

Mom love the chairs and can't wait to see them painted :)

Jackie Bouchard said...

Wow, that's a great find. And you look so cute on those chairs! (Man, I've been looking to buy some chairs like that and they're pricey! Great, great find!)

Photo Cache said...

Your human is right, those are treasures. A fresh coat of paint and some comfy fuzzy pillow we're ready to relax on it.

Emma and Buster

MyDog Likes said...

Excellent find! My Mom has been searching for a pair in the trash for years! She wants to paint them yellow!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That really is a treasure. What color is she going to paint them? It should coordinate with your fur.

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

That chair is like the entryway to a brand new world

rottrover said...

Ruby, you are a wonderful chair model!!

-Ruby and Otto

The Island Cats said...

The mom says that chair is awesome and she woulda pulled it outta the trash too.

Cathy Armato said...

Excellent find I think! I'm glad you can make good use out of these chairs. Hope you at least get to pick the color! Great photos!
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Ruby said...

OMD! So that's why stoopid Blogger has been not showin' my Ruby and Angel Pip!!!! We just have to poop in their mailboxes I guess!
Okays, now THOSE chairs are FABulous gurl!!!! You are SO RIGHT! They will be pawsome for sittin' and watchin' the game!!! And, wowsa! You sure do knows how to work that camera! I hopes your Moms is payin' you right...with margaritas!!!!! Oh, and some cheesburgers!!!! CAN'T forgets the cheeseburgers!!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Whitley Westie said...

Somehow my momma don't seem so thrilled when I finds "trash."

Chef Sasha said...

They are pretty nice but its not fair that you can't pick garbage. What you pick is just as impawtant to you as hers is to her.

Loveys Sasha

I did see you on the dashboard so I hope you can see me too

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Ruby,, will that be your chair?
love
tweedles

dw said...

What a great find!

Karen and Riley

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ruby....yea...ewe can bet sure az de starz shine if ewe bringed home sum trash
ewe wood never heer de end oh that.....de chairz R awesum ya noe az R yur fotoz!
XXXX

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