lol, so true about ex's....
I am a single working mom, so yea, I 'dumpster dive' sometimes. I live in an apt. and there is an industrial dumpster out back. I dotn go through the "Soft" garbage, but I do go over every day and check for some things. From this I have gotten:
-a solid oak coffee table that had numerous cigarette burns and stains, I paid #30 at canadian tire for some stripper and varnish and refinished it.
-a fishtank stand. Thrown out with a broken tank, I just nabbed the stand for my numerous tanks.
-a small cubby table on wheels. I use it for a side table, with a cloth over it, it matches, looks unique, and provides storage space in the living room.
-An ikea desk, with a broken cross bar. I fixed the bar, and have a great desk.
-a solid wood bookcase with a warped shelf. I pulled out the shelf with a sledgehammer (OMG FUN!) and replaced it. Reifnished the entire thign, and voila!
-A small bookcase with stains in the finish. Refinished it and yay! Matching coffee table and bookcases
Thats about it for me