Freecycleing makes me happy…..

So a couple of months ago when i first moved in my apt (I’ll be here 5 mths Feb 1 2012) my lil sister told me about this group she was looking into called Freecycle well I’m hooked….. first see below what there about cause i do believe there really great and then keep reading and you’ll here this weekend’s fabulous story

Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,019 groups with 8,911,735 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box. Have fun!

So I’ve been following groups on freecycle in hopes of finding some good furnishing see my bar inspiration story..(here)

and Friday i saw this add7.40 am>BergencountyFreecycleTM] OFFER: Entertainment Center/Display Case/TV Stand (Saddle Brook)Wall Unit/ Entertainment Center/Bar/Display case
Three separate Pieces are 80 inches tall 34 in wide 19.5 inch deep
It’s all glass and mirror with gold trimming. I have pictures!!

You know she had me at….. BAR (and she offered pictures what ?? ) so i sent an email right away requesting a pic 7.45AM and THEN I WAITED…..

1.14PM she responded (i had lost a lil hope by now i find that if you dont answer right away the items will be gone) AS OF NOW ITS STILL AVAILABLE ……

Freecycleing makes me happy

as soon as i saw it my heart just jumped THERE A CRAZY CRAZY COINCIDENCE HERE….

When my daughter was born i had a wall unit just like this see below…

this is my J @ 1/12 yrs old Now she is a monster @16 but sometimes just sometimes when she is sleeping i still see this lil girl my lil girl ahhhhhhhhh i luff those moments…

So 1.27pm I responded this is a crazy coincidence but i had one just like that yrs ago and i totally want it we could pick it up tomorrow if that works for you (being that tomorrow was sat & I had just called my handy dandy go to Chino and begged if he would go on a mission with me, he being the GREAT guy he is agreed said book it we’ll do it)

she responded 1.32 pm That is s funny!! Just to be sure you realize the size of this thing right? Tomorrow should be no problem! The address is xxxxxxxxxxx Saddle Brook. My mom Sxxxx who is actually getting rid of it, will be there and her cell is xxxxxxx if you need to call her. thank you!!

So @1.32 pm this baby was officially mine and that of coarse is when the panic sank in am i nuts i just wanted a bar and now i was getting this massive thing (when she asked above to be sure how big i remembered back how pregnant i was when i first got it and how i had to do nothing i watched as some guys moved it into our 2nd floor apt ahhhhhhhh those were the days) omg now i was gonna have to move those 3 suckers w Chino and believe it or not we totally did it was crazy but he and I work well together and we got them disassembled and in the truck in about 3 hours (Chino removed every door and glass manually cause genius me forgot to bring the drill but hey it got done)

And while we were there the sweet Lady S also offered me her daughter’s bedroom set so now J got furniture out of it toooooo

I cant say enough good things about Freecycle.org and the Family of Lady S thank you so much

This week I’ll tell you all about the crazy move and show you how I’m repurseing this wall unit to fit my needs….

Here’s a sneak peak of the first piece i had to get together…..THE BAR of coarse

Chino my awesome hardworking friend
the first set up & after i took this pic i decided i didnt like the set up
So now it looks like this & sits just waiting to be redone & filled with all jolly spirits

Do you have any clue’s of the changes I’ll make do you see any resemblence to the inspiration photo’s here it’s there!!!! or it will be 😉 !!!!

So that was my amazing weekend of how freecycleing makes me so happy……

 

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  1. November 29, 2013

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