Reclaimed Wood Custom Mantel with Repurposed Items

Happy Holidays folks!  I'm catching up on posting my latest creations and here's another!

We (Shreveport Salvage) picked up an old mantel skeleton that was just the top board and some spindly little framing pieces.  I got the hankering to tackle it not too long ago.  I used some of our old beadboard from the same pick and added some vintage surveyor marking stick pieces and old yardsticks.  The top backing board is from a vintage piano.  The tin is really old and I was glad to use it as the backing.  The interior of the firebox, I painted, distressed and waxed to compliment the whole look.  That's some original vintage new/old stock metal furniture trim around the top perimeter.  I hope you like it!.....

See it in person at Timeline Antiques and Collectible Mall in Shreveport, LA  or in my ETSY SHOP!

Measurements:  Height 60"; Width 61"; Depth 14"


Vintage Carnival Wood Repurposed Christmas Tree Card Holder

Hello friends!  Here's another repurposed creation just in time for the holidays!....

I used some of the vintage carnival wood that Shreveport Salvage has to make this Christmas tree structure.

It features many small clips to hold your holiday cards.  The back is supported with a discards floor lamp shaft.  The base is a true, vintage small Christmas tree stand.  

You can grab this one-of-a-kind creation up at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA!


Height 40"; Width 31"; Depth 21"


Old Hard Hat & Tiered Spinning Organizer Tray Repurposed Lamp

Here's my latest repurposed lamp folks.  I've had this old hard hat for a while and couldn't decide if I was going to make a birdhouse out of it or not.  I built this lamp using a vintage tiered tray organizer and needed a shade for the light and this balanced hard hat worked perfectly!

See it at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA or in my ETSY SHOP!


Height 24"; Width 12"; Depth 12"


Vintage Tin Toy, Alphabet Block Tray, and Yardsticks Lamp!

Hey friends!  I'm behind on posting some of my recent creations.  So let's get on with it!

This is one of my latest lamps which I really enjoy making.  I've got a few pieces of old, tin toys that have built up and it was time to start doing something with them.  

This one came together pretty quick luckily with things I've been "hoarding" for a while.  As you can see it's got a little bit of a few things going on.  You know how much I like to use old yardsticks, so I lined the interior of the block tray with them.  There's even a gear I pulled from a decommissioned parking meter!

This lamp will be in my Etsy shop.

Measurements:  Height 26"; Width 18"; Depth 9"


Tawny Emperor Butterfly on Cantaloupe

Hey folks.  Just thought I would post a quick pic of a visitor I had the other day.  I put some mushy cantaloupe out a couple of weeks ago and had a winged visitor.  Probably had more but this is the only one I saw.  It's a Tawny Emperor Butterfly.  First time I've documented one in the yard with photos so far.  If you like butterflies, search my site here on the lefthand sidebar for "butterflies" to see whatelse I've posted in the past on them.