Sunday, November 20, 2011

Well, it's time to get the Christmas stuff out and rolling at the Shabby Attic. I love and dread this time of the year. So so so much work to do to get things ready on top of the work i already have to do equals late nights and sleep deprivation. But, that's the price of self employment. My goal this year is to do a Salvage Christmas...and to do a rocking, stunning flowerbed incorporating some outrageous repurposing. We'll see if i'm up for the challenge...when I'm finished, pics will go the meantime here are some new repurposed items for your enjoyment...repurposed garden benches, shelves, and chair parts...Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

here today, gone tomorrow? no way!

Ya know the great thing about using salvage, and repurposing is that there is no limit to what you can do. Almost anything can be repurposed if you just bend your mind enough and look at things in a new way. Look at an object. Forget what it was used for before. Look at it as a thing that can be used for some other purpose. Is it a drawer or a vessel for holding blankets for under a bed, or in the garden for your herbs? Is it a paint can or a light fixture? Is it a bike wheel or a pot rack? The list can go on and on. And that's why i love this business of upcycling. God bless the rethinkers. They are the innovators of our generation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

addicted to LOVE...shabby love...

Salvage is my addiction. Here are some more pics of reinvented stuff. I lay awake at night thinking of all the junk in my basement that is waiting for me to reinvent it...
Here ya are...your moment of salvage chic zen.

Welcome to my Crib!!!

Never met a crib I didnt like. Especially when they are at an obliging curb. I googled repurpsed cribs and found a few things that were unique, but decided to reinvent on my own terms. and here are the results...enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

More Salvage! Table tops, drawers, etc --reinvented.

doors and WindoWs and BARNwood OH MY!!!

I am currently OBBBBBSESSED with recycling old doors and windows...Here's what i've been up to with them....enjoy the pics!!!! Karin