Look! Trash Find Treasure

Look! Trash Find Treasure

Kyle Freeman
Jan 11, 2010

Most us have one or two of them. The crown jewels of our curbside trash finds. We can't take full credit for this treasure.

Years ago, a roommate at the time found this mounted poster of a famous Pieter Bruegel painting called The Peasant Dance, in the trash and it remained in our basement for much too long. Bruegel was a 16th century painter from the Netherlands who focused on depicting peasant life.

We finally found a perfect home for the piece in our guest bedroom. Positioning the large piece over the bed gives it a bit of a headboard feel. It's hard to tell from the photo but the poster was originally mounted on foam core board which has long since warped, so it bows off the wall, adding a rustic dimension to the piece. A Peasant Dance is a refreshing addition to our guest space, encouraging visitors to consider their stay a festive one.

What's your crown jewel trash pick?

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