I think we've already established that I will go to extreme lengths to keep things out of the landfill. Case in point - our mattress.
It was second-hand when we got it (but clean, I assure you). We slept on it happily for many years, but when we moved to Sebringville, we decided to move up a size. Which left me with the dilemma of what to do with the lovely, queen-size foam mattress.
With the help of a serrated knife, it became the cushioning for The World's Easiest Sofa.
When we moved here, I used the back cushion for our new headboard and made a narrower version of the sofa for our office. Which left me with a length of leftover foam.
Now this piece of foam really owed nothing to anyone. It had been saved from the landfill twice before. I could, in good conscience, toss it. Alan rolled it up to make it easier to transport, and inspiration struck!
The duct tape held everything together long enough for me to sew a cover for it.
Pinning the bottom was easy - they went straight into the foam.
It's a little wabi-sabi, which is fine with me. It makes a very comfy spot to rest my feet. And makes good use out of something that would otherwise have been wasted.