I've been keeping my eyes open for more abandoned treasures in my neighborhood since many of the students are moving before classes start next month.
I found this huge basket in a pile of household goods on the curb and new it would be perfect for holding yarn and knitting projects! I sprayed it off with the sprayer on my kitchen sink to remove any dust, then let it air dry.
I can't believe how many projects I can fit in there : )
I discovered this cabinet in the alley behind my house, it looked pretty beat up but a coat of Tung Oil Finish evened out the scuffs & scratches and restored the wood's shine.
The cabinet now holds books and covers the front of our for-decoration-only fireplace. The bottom of the fireplace has a weird opening that I'm assuming leads to the downstairs apartment - it's blocked with a piece of wood, but I have nightmares about one of the cats falling down there, so I try to seal off the entire thing as decoratively as possible!