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Recycled Sweater Pillows

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I make recycled sweater pillows using wool and cashmere sweaters. The pillows feature a bird on a branch, all made from sweaters and bits of felt.

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Series of 8: Repurposed / Upcycled Vintage Wooden Water Ski Beer & Soda Bottle Opening Stations

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I've finally been able to work up and launch my series of eight different vintage, wooden water ski beer and/or soda bottle opener stations.  You can sit them on your counter or mount them to a...

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Vintage Water Ski Beer & Soda Opener Station

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In my pursuit of making all that I can think of with vintage wooden skis, I bring you a beer and soda opening station!

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Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Sewing Machine Drawer Book Ends

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So here's the latest creation from the garage.

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Louisiana Map & Vintage Yardstick Writing Desk

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Just finished this large, heavy writing desk "in my style".

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Repurposed Roller Skate Truck No. 10: Double-Axle Heavy Hauler

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I've actually been working on this one off and on for several months now.

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Repurposed Red Wagon & Singer Sewing Machine Base Storage Table

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I created this one-of-a-kind storage table mainly out of the need to get some of these sewing machine bases and wagons out of my workspace!

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Upcycled Custom Green Storage Trunk Hairpin Leg Table

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After cleaning up the very dirty trunk, I gave it several layers of CeCe Caldwell chalk paint.

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Repurposed Vent/Exhaust Hood Bird Feeder

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I picked up a small lot of old galvanized vent hoods from a

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Industrial, Vintage Playing Cards Wall Art

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I've been wanting to use vintage playing cards in some kind of art for a while now.

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NeatTweets Historical Landmark Replica Hellman Ehrman Mansion 1903 The Pine Lodge

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In 1897 San Francisco businessman I. W. Hellman began buying property at Sugar Pine Point and in 1903 built his Pine Lodge at 2905 Lake Forest Rd Tahoe City, CA 96145. This home was considered to be...

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Ribbon Holders made from galvanized gutters recycled from dump site

I found these two gutters at the recycle site we go to and I immediately thought these would make great ribbon holders , then I found another one at a later visit to make three total and I could use...

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Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

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A quick little project I've been wanting to do for a while.

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Dryer Drum Bottle Tree

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I saved this old dryer drum just as it was about to go into the dumpster. I painted the face and sealed it with water proof varnish. Then I added some sheet metal wings. Curly blue aluminum wire and...

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SoccerBoyBot and HulaGirlBot

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For several months I'd been admiring the creations of various found-object robot makers I've seen on the web, such as these from: Amy Flynn's iFobots -  Guy Robot - Scottoons - Andybots ...

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Surf Tumbled Marble Pendant Wrapped in Sterling

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I found this marble in the ocean and then wrapped it in sterling silver wire and hung it on a sterling chain.  Light weight, easy to wear and fun.  I get a lot of nice comments when I wear...

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Upcycled Desk Made From Dismantled Piano Parts

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I had the great fortune to be able to dismantle an piano manufactured in the 1940s/50s.

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Upcycled Minnow Bucket Duplex Metal Birdhouse

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This particular birdhouse was a long time coming. First I created the two birdhole entrances and it sat for a while on one of my work shelves as the creative juices stirred on it. Finally I picked it...

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Upcycled Tennis Racquet Wall Trophy & Awards Display Shelf

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Here's my twist on using an old tennis racquet for wall use... The hardest part of the project was connecting everything without severing the tennis string. It's all intact! The top features a...

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Traffic Light Lens & Muffin Pan Bird Feeders

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More upcycled bird feeders using old plastic, municipal traffic light lens (12 inch!!) and some old muffin pans.

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