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NOS very vintage heater (aprox. the 20's.) Cleaned, rewired with original vintage cord and socket and a touch dimmer.

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Vintage Upcycled Gas Can & 1930's Gas Pump Nozzle Steam Punk Re-purposed Lamp

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One of my favorite and first creations is this industrial inspired lamp.  A vintage gas can and vintage gas pump handle married together, makes for a perfect industrial modern table lampnbsp...

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More light and its environment.

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OK I know I build a lot of lamps... I am a sucker for ambiant lighting. This one was a very early heater turned into a dimmable lamp. My girl liked my earlier lamps but wasn't a fan of the copper...

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Rockin' Weekend Project

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I bought this Craftsman style rocking chair at an estate auction a couple of months ago for a steal!! It was finally warm enough to work in the garage this weekend! It was dirty and disgusting, but...

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FROM HEADBOARDS TO CURIOS

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One of my regular customers asked me to take her Mother's and Grandma's  headboard /footboard and make something.  After the bench idea, wall art we came to the idea of shelves. I...

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Samovar lamp

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I was lucky to find this circa 1930s' electric samovar (tea kettle) from Europe in a local thrift shop. It couldnt be used with North American wattage, but i really liked the industrial "art deco"...

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$1.00 CHIMNEY CUPBOARD

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This is the second chimney cupboard i have have salvaged. I got this piece at an auction.

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Antique Bed To Bench Fabulous-ness

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This was an Antique Bed that my husband made into a bench, using all the wood from the bed. I painted it with Van Gogh Chalk Paint and took it to the back roads to take the WOWZA after pictures! You...

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British Invasion Buffet!!

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This was formerly a built in piece from a 1930's home. The buffet bottom and hutch top are two pieces. When I was working on it I found a Butlers button so you could buzz for the "domestic help" when...

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Help? Can anyone tell me anything about this cabinet???

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This china cabinet is styled like an old radio, and has a combination of carving and painted or woodburned designs. It is solid oak, with doors about 3/4 of an inch thick - I bought in 1981 in...

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Restored Victorian Chair

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We found this chair abandoned on the side of the road looking like it had seen better days. Follow our story on how we managed to give it a new lease of life.

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Trunk Turned Settee

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We are trunk obsessed. Trunks and Junk.

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Baccy Tins & Shipwreck Nails

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I love old tobacco tins and metal matchbox covers but they tend to gather dust. I just found this very large and beautiful old vase and, upturned on a turned wood base, it suits them perfectly...

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"Form" and "Funk-shun"

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Chicken wire + spray paint + vivid imagination = my crazy dress form.

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Decoupage Mannequins

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These girls have long since been made and sold, but thought I'd share them with y'all for some ideas. One is your standard adjustable mannequin that the icky fabric was stripped from.  Using...

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At the end of the rainbow... an ANTIQUE SHOW!

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POT OF GOLD ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE!  Come visit our 15th annual show in March, 2012 in Grayson, Kentucky.  it will be held March 24 & 25 at the Middle School on William and Mary...

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Vintage Hardware, door knobs & furniture knob and pulls

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Just a sample of the vintage hardwear we carry. People travel quite aways to find replacment knobs and pulls for their homes and furniture. Kind of hard to find it, but I like helping shoppers get...

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Old Machines

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I like old hand turned machines. The top machine has 2 triangle files that go up & down. I think it was used in an cotton gin as a sharpener. The second is some kind of mower that is...

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How to liven up a dull laundry room.

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My MIL gave me an antique crystal chandelier that was in her 1930's house. It is a smaller version of a larger one that she also has. So.....putting my somewhat dull/dead braincells together I came...

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1930's movie theater sign

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i went to our local antique show this weekend.  there wasn't very much junk at all, mainly fancy shmancy antiques. BUT, i did find this wonderful sign kit. from the 1930's. it was used in the...

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