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Before and After: Chair Repair

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,

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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.

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