From Furniture to Fashion

November 8th, 2010 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Yes indeed, these are very cool in their original state, but wait til you see Dwaynes take on the rolls!
Meet Dwayne. You can see by this photo that he has a charming personality to go along with his creativity.
Some of the route signs are small...
And some are large.
Here is a sneak peek at what Dwayne has come up with for the route signs. He has a whole furniture and accessory line giving the signs purpose in life. Note the picture of the double decker buses where these signs once lived.
He distresses the farbric and then uses it to upholster furniture. How he does it is his secret.
He also does pillows and table runners.
Here is another look. Notice he is cutting strips and combining different routes. No waste...brilliant!
Remember I said we got to talking? When I showed up in Atlanta Dwayne had a surprise waiting or me. Notice my skirt. Yeppers...made from British route signs. I was THRILLED! I wore it when I gave my main stage presentation and the women went wild. Did I say love!!
Thanks Dwayne for my very special gift. Dwayne will be or has launched a new clothing line. Check out his website for all the details.  or....
look for him at a show tent near you. Youll be glad you did!
Yes indeed, these are very cool in their original state, but wait til you see Dwaynes take on the rolls!

Yes indeed, these are very cool in their original state, but wait til you see Dwayne's take on the rolls!

I had the pleasure of meeting Dwayne at the Country Living Fair in Ohio this fall. We got to taling creatively and one thing led o another. You've proaly seen these route signs shown and used in their original state, but Dwayne takes them to a whole new level. What he does is pure genius. Take a look....

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Comments (11)

georgiamoon writes: A-MAZ-ING stuff here! I can't believe he has so MANY of them, that's a whole lotta bus routes. I love your skirt too. Would have loved to see him figuring out what size to make!! Georgia Posted: 4:34 pm on November 12th
MimiToria writes: Amazing stuff! Amazingly creative, and Sue you look amazingly cute in that skirt. :)
Gretchen Posted: 7:26 pm on November 11th
AuroraSuzette writes: Love love love Dwayne! He wasn't at the Funky Junk show where I had a chance to meet YOU though. The skirt is adorable on you, and I look forward to Dwayne's clothing line. Thanks for this highlight. Posted: 7:14 pm on November 10th
CottageElements writes: I wish I could look so cute in one of his skirts. It's adorable on you, Sue! I love his stuff and the chairs are to die for! Pearlgirl, there's link to his website on the picture with him and Sue.

Lani Posted: 1:22 pm on November 10th
berton718 writes: I love what this does!! He's Amazing!! Posted: 9:28 am on November 10th
FunkyJunkSisters writes: Hi Sue!
We love Dwayne too, we were so lucky to have him as a vendor at one of our Funky Junk Sisters shows. My son actually worked for him in his booth. His stuff is wonderful and unique!
Linda FJS#2 Posted: 9:08 am on November 10th
pearlgirl writes: How do I find Dwayne - I want some of his products? Posted: 8:46 am on November 10th
shabbychick writes: Loved meeting Dwayne and seeing his designs in person. He's so creative in his use of the route signs - fabulous furniture, pillows, etc...and now a clothing line - kicked off by our own Sue! Woo hoo! How cute!!!


P.S. I think I'd like a shopping bag! :) Posted: 6:02 am on November 10th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
How cool! Fabric! Magical. Wouldn't my wing chair look fabulous decked out in that!

Posted: 1:22 pm on November 9th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You look cute as a bug in that skirt.WOW what some people can do.That was a real neat gift. I think I have seen his work before and he does a tremendous job.Have a nice Evening ROBERT. Posted: 2:14 pm on November 8th
RustyDiva writes: LOVE your skirt!!!! What an awesome gift. Love his stuff too. That furniture is to die for... well it's all to die for! Great highlight Sue. Hope he does well and I have NO doubt that he will!

Kenda Posted: 7:30 am on November 8th
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