25 Jun '11, 2pm

Old Jeans Recycled With Antique Style Furniture By LegendBlues

Everyone has their favorite pair of jeans, which may be hung onto like a cherished memory, long past the time when those jeans actually fit. But some, like furniture designer Liz Richardson of LegendBlues , may be hanging onto them to create something completely different, as she has done with her collection of down-to-earth yet elegant, antique-styled chairs and ottomans, upholstered with durable, recycled denim. According to the LegendBlues website , jeans are a fitting material because they "evoke memories of people, places and events much like music" and "rekindling those memories in a unique, sustainable way seemed like a good idea." Richardson's denim "a-ha" moment happened in 2009 when [..] a friend gave Liz an older chair that had "solid bones," the denim dream began its journey. Working with a master craftsman, the chair was upholstered using the old jeans and bec...

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