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Saved from the Rubbish Truck

6 September 2012

I found these two chairs by the side of the road! Aren’t they so cute?!

Mint Chairs

I was cycling home from a morning ride, when I noticed that someone had left a huge pile of broken wood furniture on their front verge for collection by the council. These chairs were hidden amongst the mess.

I came back (with my car) a little later and took these babies home.

They are very old, and made (mostly) of solid wood.

I was dreaming up plans to sand back the layers of paint, fix them up, stain the wood or repaint them from top to bottom.

Mint Chairs

But first I gave them a good scrub with water and soap… and very quickly I fell in love with their aged vintage look.

I might keep them as they are.

Now,  I just need to find a place to put them.