Trash2Treasure Reuse Center Sign

May 18th, 2009 in member junk     
susyn susyn, member
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Photo: Susyn Stecchi

Using a footboard that I bought for $10 from Habitat for Humanity's ReUse Store (which I purchased only for the posts at each end; I removed them, mounted them on top of each other, and turned them into a nifty corner display pedestal for inside my home), I crafted an exterior grade sign for the local Trash2Treasure reuse center in south Florida.  All of the signage consists of trash (bottle caps, bicycle chains, Sheraton utensils, corkscrews, nutcrackers, broken mirror, mini tiles, etc) and paint and polyurethane left over from other projects. I mounted it to leftover landscaping timbers and shored those up with reclaimed 2x4s, and somehow managed to load it onto my truck by myself and transport the wide load to T2T safely!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Susyn Stecchi
posted in: member junk, wood, paint, headboard, trash, treasure, footboard, sign, pedestal, Bed

Comments (5)

writes: Great post! Thank you for sharing.

JennyK Posted: 1:25 am on June 1st
junkermidge writes: I LOVE that sign. What a great way to be greeted at the reuse center. I checked out the website and it looks like a great idea for spreading the reuse way of life. But I LOVE that sign, and you've inspired me. I want to make something similar for my shop. Thanks!
Midge Posted: 9:17 am on May 23rd
Christina_S writes: A perfect representation for a creative reuse center! Great work! Posted: 12:44 pm on May 20th
susyn writes: The Trash2Treasure Reuse Center does offer clsses in working with "junque" and I am going to start volunteering to offer a few this summer. They have a pirate theme going there (Share Your Booty" and so forth), so Ihave decided to call myself a Trashy Wench! Posted: 6:37 pm on May 19th
suewhitney writes: Hey Susyn!

Nice the new/old corner pedestal! The Re-use sign is to die for. The picture of it in your truck is a great visual. Do they offer classes at the center? Thanks so much for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:40 am on May 19th
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