Part of my commitment to living an eco-friendly lifestyle resides in trying to use and reuse existing materials, furniture, and whatnots as well as eating a varied, healthy, and sustainable diet. Yesterday was one of those days that, in retrospect, turned out to be darned good.
A few days ago, I found 4 chairs in excellent condition on the Facebook marketplace. Needless to say, I bought them immediately. Consider this, new chairs are expensive. And since they are made from wood, trees needed to be felled to provide for the wood. (And I mean this as strictly evocative …. I like to protect trees, just not overbearingly ….) I found them for $179.99 (Target) and $124.99 (Wayfair) for a pair (2). These are only indicative places and prices as, let’s be honest here, they are not the only ones selling them. Anyway, I paid $40.00 for 4, and they look like new. Seriously. Sad for the retailer that did not sell me a pair, but …. good for the environment. I may have saved half a tree (well, maybe even more).
I bought these chairs to match my new (used) pine wood table. Previously used it’s got a few scratches here and there, but nothing mama can’t fix. A soft sanding and a new coat of varnish works wonders. I would have added pictures to this post, but that will have to wait until next week as I forgot to take some pics. I am not quite used to this weekly go with the remodeling and repairs thingy yet.
The rest of the day was, of course, spent gutting the remaining kitchen cabinets at the little house. Because, well … we are putting up a new kitchen in a new room Using as many recycled materials as possible too. The upside: hubby fixed the A.C. so it was cool inside … compared to the 90F and humid feel outside. The old kitchen? That one will become the master bedroom. But that’s a story for another time.
I’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile, Reuse, Recycle and try not to waste. Until next time. Namaste.