Globe on Tripod
I was at a very interesting estate sale the other day and picked up a few items.
I don’t usually frequent estate sales, but this one was amazing. The home owner, who had recently passed, was a science teacher, watch repairman and a wood worker. I am now kicking myself for not picking up more items, but I can’t house the world. When I see a old brass BAUSCH & LOMB Microscope, I love it, I know it is totally cool, but really, what an I going to fdo with it? Where can I use it? I wish I had more time to sell items on ebay, but I’m really lazy when it comes to selling things. I tend to give them away on freecycle.org. Continue reading
footlocker with patina
This entry should really start with a disclaimer.
While yes, I am repurposing this foot locker, the story and existing patina would never allow me to do anything major to this piece.
As the story goes, my fathers brother brought this footlocker back from WWII. I do not have a lot of details, but the fact that there is foreign writing on the front congers up all kinds of history I wish I had access too. Alas, my uncle has passed away. Continue reading
Monster Garage Room
When my Nephew was 12-13 yrs old, I thought I’d go over and help him fix up his room to make it look cool. As things tend to go with me, I got a little carried away. We started with a blank room and started out to make the room a Garage Room with a kick. We started by painting the room bright yellow with a gray ceiling and orange window bump-out. We added a few nice custom objects. Continue reading
There comes a time in every family room’s life when the old classic Entertainment Center that held that 300 lbs. 27″ TV meets up with a new sleek modern flat TV. We had such a meeting a while back. The biggest problem when the new larger TV meets the old entertainment center is there is no room for the new device, but you are probably also out of cash if you commandeered a nice new set. We had a nice center with closing doors, bookshelves on both sides and a lot of storage underneath,
Original Entertainment Center
I really did not realize how much storage was underneath until I later tried to move it all.
Once I realized that the new TV that I picked up on a Black Friday special was not going to fit, I only had a few options.