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PS: What upcycling project in the cottage do you cherish the most?

DS: I love my recycled horseshoe chairs. When I was junk shopping in Lancaster County, PA, I saw a corner of one of the chairs peeking out from a pile of boxes and other junk. I uncovered two of them and was like, what is this? It turns out, a local Amish farmer would add one horseshoe at a time as he replaced them from his horses until two chairs were made. It took something like 10 years to make. They are one of my favorite upcycling projects, because I think they are the epitome of what upcycling is all about: making something better from what you started with.

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