A few of my Upcycled Creations...from Furniture to Sculpture

November 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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upcycled furniture and fun sculpture from found objects, the side of the road and thrift stores...FUN!  I think Van Gogh said it best: 

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, eclectic, funky, country, whimsical, farm, blue, historical, game room, aluminium-metallic, paint, bridiemurphy shabby upcycle furniture robot recycle red

Comments (10)

bridiemurphy writes: The word Upcycling was coined by William McDonaugh and Michael Braugart in their book on ecologically intelligent design, Cradle to Cradle. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value. Posted: 5:10 pm on December 22nd
JunkMama1 writes: Oh I love the term "upcycled furniture" - may I borrow it?! Oh and I absolutely love your recreated pieces! Posted: 9:34 pm on December 18th
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Christy, thank you. You can be creative and abandoned when the item you're painting was only $2.00! Right? Honestly, I've learned so much over the years by allowing myself to make mistakes. Happy creating! Bridget Posted: 10:43 am on December 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Sue, Thank you. I feel so humbled and so thrilled to find such wonderful, creative people and a forum that is "right up my alley".

I've long admired your work (tabs, bookmarks, etc. in your book) and will call my mother to tell her that you've admired some of mine! Posted: 10:39 am on December 3rd
bridiemurphy writes: Hi Georgia! Yes, you do recognize a noted name. I selected it as my grandmother on my mother's side was named Bridget Murphy -- Bridie is a nickname for Bridget; I also selected it as Bridey Murphy was the infamous past life regression from the 1950s where Virginia Teague recalled a past life as Bridey Murphy, using a Brogue and going back to County Cork (also where my grandmother was from).

Ideal artist moniker as I "re" things...you know? :) Posted: 10:19 am on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: Great work! Looks like you have been very busy my friend. The tin can man man is a stitch..very cute! Thanks for these ideas and welcome to the site.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:26 am on November 23rd
csudderth writes: I love ALL your stuff. I always admire anyone who can do creative painting techniques. Good job.
Christy Posted: 10:24 pm on November 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow this is some great stuff. I really like what you are doing. Now as to your name...bridiemurphy, wasn't that an Irish lady that went back to a past life or something like that. I seem to remember a story about this that I read when I was younger. Anyway, I love your work and hope to see more of it, Georgia Posted: 2:28 pm on November 22nd
LuAnn writes: Your projects are great. Especially love the black dresser.

LuAnn Posted: 12:54 pm on November 22nd
Dolly3cats writes: You've got true talent--I'm impressed! I love the "canned music"! Posted: 12:34 pm on November 22nd
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