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Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

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We made this coffee table out of a vintage cole steel blueprint cabinet. We found 2 similar cabinets at a second hand store, for a great price. I knew when I saw them I wanted to turn them into...

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One of My Best Finds Ever! The Original 1940s Building Permit for My Home

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I found the original 1940 Building Permit and Certificate of Occupancy for my house on top of ductwork in the basement. So I had to build a frame worthy of such documents.

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Get your Lighting in Gear!

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Save those junky car parts as the foundation for an elegant lamp!

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A New Year's Resolution

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I decided my first assemblage for 2009 needed to set the tone for me for the rest of the year...

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A Simple but Festive Holiday Project

Sometimes projects don't need to be complicated. Sometimes it's just a matter of picking the right pieces.

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Antique Ladder "Christmas Tree"

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My imagination went a little crazy with this year's "Christmas Tree".

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Vintage Soda Sign

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I enhanced this cool 1950's metal soda sign by building a background to mount it on.

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Resurrecting the Past ~ Scaffolding Plank Table

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Cast offs from a creepy old abandoned paint factory are brought back to life as an industrial style console table.

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Apothecary Fall Mantel

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I re-did my mantel display for Fall and Halloween using antique and salvaged apothecary items--even a hand-lettered antique medical degree--it's all in Latin on sheepskin!

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Halloween Upcycled Bird House with License Plate Body

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I started this birdhouse with a 1953 Texas orange old license plate. I immediately got the sense that this one needed to be inspired by Halloween and witches. From there I used several different...

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Vintage Kitchen Pantry

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Vintage Kitchen Pantry

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Upcycled Nightstand Record Cabinet w/ Light

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My daughter needed something to hold her records and to not take up too much room.

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"The Twelve Best"

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This old tobacco tin had been in a Connecticut barn for the last 50 years.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Junk

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In the true spirit of the traveling junk, it is now my turn to share my all purpose, never in the same place for long, traveling junk. Who wants to be next to pass the junk forward?

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Some weeks are better than others

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This was a great week for junk. First I found some old hospital intravenous-drip trollies, four for $7 each, haven't worked out what to do with them yet, then an old bakers rack, which is...

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Corbel and Piping Curtain Rods

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This was an inexpensive curtain rod I made for my family room. Without the corbels (which I already had), the piping cost about $16. For the length I needed, this was a very cheap solution.What I did...

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Is there an Architect, errr, Architecture in the House!

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Do you have a new home and want to add some vintage charm to it? Add some architectural elements!

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Industrial Trophies

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I was commissioned to create several trophies for the employees of a Construction Company that specializes in Historic Restoration.

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Upcycled Industrial Iron Sewing Machine Side Table

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I ran across an old sewing machine with an iron base that was in pretty rough condition.

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Galvanized Bucket with Keys and License Plate & Copper Baking Mold Upcycled Hanging Baskets.

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I needed some planters to hang from a leftover yard stake/pole/hanger.

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