Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Curbside pick-up

Tonight I made a curbside pick-up of some other person's trash. Actually, my good friend Ryan with his truck helped me out. Now that I've been biking to work I notice a lot more about the streets that I travel. I have the opportunity to make stops more frequently and with less of a hassle than pulling over and getting out of the car. I found these two really great chairs on somebody's curb and decided that after a little cleaning they would be perfectly good. These are definitely better than the three bar chairs I picked off the side of the road a couple of weeks ago. These were my finds:

They were definitely originally a green color and I've discovered that somebody spray-painted over them in blue. The wooden part could use a little sanding and vanish and I'm debating whether I want to take the time to do that or just leave them as is. Maybe spray paint them again? But they are definitely sturdy chairs made with quality wood and steel. Furniture is just not made like this anymore. 

My favorite piece in my living room right now is my rocking chair. This was the chair that my parents used when I was a baby and I had to do a lot of sanding, staining and varnishing to get it looking like this again. Definitely worth it, it's amazing. 

I'm still waiting to show complete pictures of my new place just yet because it's still not all put together nor do I have anything on the wall yet.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you, Panda! I cannot wait to see your first place. I'm going to start hunting for some lovely (preferably used) Chilean thing to grace your home. Miss you, dear!

    P.S. I'm wearing my shorts-turned-skirt-suit as I type this!