Survey: Best Trash Furniture FindsWashington DC

Survey: Best Trash Furniture FindsWashington DC

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 10, 2008

We know you've done it too. You see something on the side of the street, a pile of trash - and you just can't help yourself. You have to go investigate. We have embarrassed many a friend with our obsessive dumpster diving...

But you never know – We can't claim that any of our finds were as good as Elizabeth Gibson's. She found a Tamayo painting in the garbage and it later sold for 1 million dollars! We did manage to get this great old subway sign (above). The sanitation worker thought we were crazy when we told him if he was throwing it out we'd take it.

The armchair was found on the street in Capital Hill on trash day. It's vinyl so a little Windex and some elbow grease and no one would ever know!

What's your best trash find?

-Caroline Vollmer

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