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Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle: Chairs and Tables -Observations 8

Windsor Chairs

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.