I definitely owned a junk shop in another life.
Or maybe it will still happen in this one, but one thing is for sure. I can’t pass up anything that’s been set out on the curb. I have to go check it out. Mainly, I hate to waste anything, and I just can’t stand what a throwaway culture we have created. A lot of what I rescue from curbs ends up in our periodic yard sales, or recycled at thrift stores. Few things give me greater pleasure than finding a new home for an old object.
Like I said, maybe it’s time for a junk shop.
Anyway, driving down Harrison Avenue a few weeks back, I spotted this weather-beaten Adirondack chair, and fortunately, I happened to be driving the mini-van. Uncool, but capacious. This chair had clearly seen several very good seasons of use, but still. It was mostly intact, except for a few rotted slats that I was able to replace with standard 1x3s cut to size by a reluctant Lowe’s employee.
Check out the finished product! Now, I’m ready for some cool weather and a fire pit. I can dream …
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No worse than us. One day, we picked up an old cast iron frying pan. Had a little rust. Cleaned it the old southern way with a potato and salt. Turned out that it was made in 1913. To a collector it is worth about $300. To us, it’s our favorite pan. 🙂
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