Using Vintage Finds to Create an Awesome New Piece
Al’s shop was built in 1962 by his Grandfather, and has been passed down to his dad, and then to him. Pretty much Al grew up in the shop. He started sweeping floors when he was 2, and began creating his own projects as soon as he could reach the equipment. As you can imagine there a lot of memories in the building, and selling the shop has been a process for him.
A couple weeks ago he started using vintage finds to create an awesome new piece, something we can take with us when we sell, and move the shop.
These drawers were hanging on the wall, and were built by his Grandfather. The writing on the fronts was put there by him, so you can imagine the memories in these.
The chunky wood Al used for the legs has been around for a very, very long time and the rough, rustic look is great.
Al made some shelves, and special niches for some of his vintage tools.
Some family members have seen the piece, and feel it is a wonderful heirloom that definitely has the spirit of the past in it. The best part is he can take this with us, and preserve those memories.
This is an old piano stool we bought for cheep a few weeks ago, and he restored. I love the old feet!
Re-purposing old vintage finds into something cool, is a great way to keep them alive.
And the rest of Artsy Fartsy Tuesday is of course the photo challenges. This week the Dogwood 52 was a technical challenge. Swapping a sky, for another. This is not something I have ever done, but I was pleased with the result.
This is the original photo.
And the 2 Lil Owls challenge was to take a long exposure shot. I knew the water in the canyon was running really high, and I love this particular spot. Water is always a good subject for long exposure photos.
Have a great Artsy Fartsy Tuesday!