web-rock-030These are the two adirondack chairs my friend and I rescued from the curb.  

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 My husband made a new arm for one and I repaired the backs of both of them.  web-s-001

We also had to reinforce one of the legs.  Then I  primed and painted them glossy red. web-s-003

 They still had some years left in them.

I am glad they will be spending that time giving us another great place to sit and enjoy my garden.    

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I found these vintage castiron andirons on the curb several years back.  My neighbor threw them away. 

 Again, I am amazed at what people will put out to the curb to sit in the landfill.  But I am so glad she did because they are mine now.

I keep them near my fireplace but every October they don the front porch for Halloween.  Their green marble eyes glow if there is light (like a fire) behind them.  I just love Halloween, don’t you??

 

~”A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”~ unknown

 

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 My husband brought me home a surprise a couple of weeks ago. 

 He found this wonderful cupboard on the curb.  Someone had thrown it away.  In better shape than these pictures show in the before pics. 

The paint was still in tact, I scraped it to see the wood.  The glass was unbroken, even the shelf paper was in good condition. 

 But with a little bit of love, some sanding, painting, a new knob and adding some pulls to the drawer as well as  adding top moulding for some character, new shelf front moulding (to put a facade in front of the curvy shelf I didn’t like)

and it’s a different piece altogether. 

I bet if they saw it now they wouldn’t have sent it to the landfill. 

Here it is in my kitchen.  Still have to put some stuff in it but that will be no problem. 

 One can never get enough cupboard space.

 

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