LEARNING TO SEE THINGS IN NEW WAYS

August 20th, 2008 in member junk     
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HERE IS COMBINATION OF ITEMS USED IN NEW WAYS...

HERE IS COMBINATION OF ITEMS USED IN NEW WAYS...


There are so many reasons I love junking...(1) It is a creative outlet for me. (2) It is beneficial to the environment because old items are being repurposed, (3) It's so fun to meet people who share the same interests and values, and (4) I'm a lifelong learner and this is always a learning process!

This photo is demonstrating how I'm learning to see things differently and put things together in new and creative ways. The items above have been combined to create an entertainment center in my living room. You see a dining room buffet that suffered flood damage. The legs were cut off and I got it for a great price. You see a vintage coat rack (from a Chicago men's club I was told), which is now serving as a grounding piece and a location for an ever-changing decorative display. You also see a retired street sign (from somewhere in Iowa I was told by the vendor at Oronoco Gold Rush Days) that is now simply a stunning piece of industrial art. I love the eclecticism and how the pieces work together even though they have been collected over a period of time. 

What do you think?


Pattern or design used: My own design - ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, eclectic, industrial, furniture, living room, table, shelf, coat rack

Comments (2)

vanj writes: love love love it!!! you have successfully made me love industrial! rock on girl Posted: 7:18 am on March 18th
csudderth writes: I love what you've done with these pieces. Seeing the street sign gives me an idea. I'm trying to find something unique to collect and put above my kitchen cabinets but I don't want a lot of clutter. Several of these signs would be great! Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 1:52 pm on August 21st
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