Oakland, CA-based furniture maker Ashley Eriksmoen recently found two abandoned chairs on the street. Given her interest in greening furniture design and making her work more eco-oriented, she saw it as a perfect opportunity to repurpose the broken chairs into something beautiful, while also saving them from the landfill. To see the final results,
She writes, "I wanted to make these look more updated than the original dining chairs, so I cut out the scrollwork and gave these a sleeker feel as a bench." I love how the open "arms" of the bench give this piece a modern appeal that it previously never had. Interested in Ashley's work? You can find out more at her website.