Thursday, October 19, 2006

walk on, buy

As the saying goes, one person's junk is another one's treasure. For the current Home Design issue of Time Out New York, the editors had two decorators round up discarded furniture on the streets of the city and refurbish and redesign the pieces for a special catalogue. Those jazzed-up items are being sold in an online auction, proceeds to benefit Housing Works.

BRITNEY FOOTSTOOL. It's amazing how many people throw out a perfectly good piece of furniture just because the don't like the fabric. The designers replaced the ratty upholstery from this bench cushion with a small piece of vintage fabric. Voila——better than new! Bidding will start at $25.

CONDI COUCH. I love how they turned this traditional sofa into a modern beauty by lifting the base a few inches and adding chrome-looking legs (which are actually made from lumber and adhesive silver paper). Bidding will start at $50.

(Thanks for the tip, DC!)


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