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 up...in the meantime here are some new repurposed items for your enjoyment...repurposed garden benches, shelves, and chair parts...Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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.