When we lived in Paris we had an unfurnished apartment with little furniture to speak of. But when ever I went out, I kept my eyes open for treasures in the trash. In fact I found many such treasures that not only severed to furnish our home away from home, but added a needed sense of character.
Now all these trash finds reside happily in our little French country house.
The two chairs (above) are two other examples. As you can plainly see I left them in their distressed states. All that was needed, as far as i was concerned, was a good cleaning & maybe the addition of a bight cushion.
The little spool shelf is a favorite find though, as I love the idea that someone had taken the time to create this unique piece by hand. And I feel glad to know that it is still used & loved, rather than lost for ever in some landfill.
What are some of your favorite trash to treasures?