New uses for old stuff – aka “Junking”


I’m all about finding new uses for stuff I find along the city streets during my morning walks.  In fact, if I don’t drag home something, I feel the walk has been a failure.

wagon I once picked up a fabulous 1940s settee – the old glider type – on which someone had painted “Set here!” Just last week I found a chair – with huge claw feet that is now at the upholsterer being covered. It was an antique the upholsterer said was probably worth between 800 and 900 dollars!

I found the old wagon pictured above dumped on the curb.  I’ve been looking for replacement wheels to no avail.  I had no idea that to do with it other than punch holes in the bottom and use it as a planter for my herbs.

Low and behold I found this idea in Country Living magazine. Pretty cool, huh?

wagon 008 Quick Tip: Clean rusty “finds” with Rust-Oleum Rust Stripper and wipe it with boiled linseed oil to protect it from rusting further.  Personally, a little rust doesn’t bother me a bit.

I found this little Radio Flyer doll’s wagon at left at a garage sale for $1!

One thought on “New uses for old stuff – aka “Junking”

  1. What a neat idea for an old wagon. Our kids are grown, ant that would be perfect!!!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait till the students start their annual throw away!!!

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