10 Reasons Why Dumpster Diving Is One of Our Favorite New Hobbies

As they say: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”



By Hometalk Highlights

Repurpose a discarded 1920s window head into a rustic mantel

Turn architectural salvage into a one-of-a-kind statement piece.


Upcycle a junky wooden crate into a faux vintage side table

Stencil on some lettering and add black hairpin legs.


Beautify a 1960s bedside table with a gorgeous mosaic design

Let your creativity run wild with this colorful work of art.


Transform a cable spool into a stunning, rustic table

Stencil a white mandala design on the top for a pretty, feminine finish.


Build a unique patio bench from discarded wood

Use an old window for the backrest, and attach leftover chair legs.


Glam up a tired wicker bar cart with spray paint

Lesson learned: trash gets gorgeous when painted gold.


Make an authentic farmhouse table from dumpster delights

We used rescued barn boards for the tabletop and chunky table legs we found in the trash.

Turn dumpster-bound furniture into a fun, retro outdoor set

No one will believe that these groovy pieces are just covered with a shower curtain.