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Monday, February 28, 2011

Trash or Treasure

Trash or Treasure began as an idea when Katie started setting up house her own for the first time. "Not having a lot of money, I found that my options were hand-me-downs, Ikea, or thrift store finds. Over increasingly frequent trips to Goodwill and the Salvation Army, I became addicted to the adventure of finding new uses for other people’s cast-offs. Now this has become something I love to do, not just for myself, but for friends, family members, and the occasional paying customer, too! "
We love that concept at 100 Mile Finds - re-purposing is both easy on our resources and allows for the talent of the re-purposer to shine through.  Having recently renovated and spent some time looking for household items, you can't help but notice the quality of materials that is being used for mass produced new furniture is not so great - and who wants to be inhaling all that glue that goes into it.

 This mirror is a great example of the cool finds Trash or Treasure re-makes. It's a modern take on a vintage piece that you won't find in every other condo. 
And according to Audrey Hepburn:
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
Welcome Trash or Treasure to 100 Mile Finds!

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