My husband and I have a habit of picking up furniture and other stuff that ends up at the end of someone's driveway. What one person thinks of as trash, we happen to think it is an ugly treasure that can easily be converted into something useful and beautiful.
Salvaging is just as nice as shopping at the thrift store, except it is free, since someone put it out for the trash. Over on Craftster, Sharon S. made a bench built for two
from two beat up chairs and a headboard she managed to salvage. She cut the rickety chairs apart and used them for each end of the bench
. The back of the bench is the headboard.
Although she doesn't really have any instructions on how to make the chair bench, or what hardware she used, Sharon's project is genius and a perfect way to salvage old chairs
and a headboard
that otherwise might be adding to an already clogged landfill.