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GadgetSponge @ Home: Repurposed Water Ski Towel Rack

Hey folks!  Just wanted to give a shout out to Lori on Table Rock Lake in Missouri.  She recently purchased my second repurposed water ski towel rack for their lakehouse.  I rarely make another of any creation, but water skis are fun to work with and I had more of the glass towel bars.  Here's her water ski rack in its new home.  Thanks Lori!

Shop for more one-of-a-kind creations in MY ETSY SHOP!


Custom EyeGlass Artwork Carved Table

Hey friends!  Just finished this table.  The top is the other half of (this recent other project).  I picked up the legs on a junkin trip and made a custom backing panel so it could fit against a wall or the back of a couch maybe.

I've been wanting to carved something into a table for quite a while now.  I've made a couple of signs before by carving out the letters, but never with specific artwork.  I used a flex shaft on a dremel with some burring bits.  

I also used General Finishes' Klein Blue milk paint.  This is the first time I've used their milk paint and it was awesome!  Went on super smooth, the brush just kept on going with the paint and it distresses very well.  I'm sold on using their paint from here on out!

Now back to the table....

Measurements:  45" wide; 33" tall;  24" deep.

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  It can be seen in person at one of these three locations:

Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA

Saved By Grace Antiques in Bossier City, LA

The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, LA


Upcycled Nighstand with Mirror & Light!

Hey folks!  It's been just a little bit since I've posted but I've been busy in GadgetSponge Garage.  This post features one of the more elaborate creations lately.  

It started with a great vintage nightstand.  I wanted to take it to the next level like I've never seen before but it took sleeping on it to get the idea.  What goes great with a nightstand and is needed in a bedroom or works in any room?  A MIRROR!!!!

I used some vintage table legs for the bottom brace for the mirror.  They worked perfectly.  Up top, the only thing I had to buy new was the punched metal screen.  An old Chrysler emblem topped things off better than I'd hoped while repeating the red color of the piece.  The reclaimed mirror that I cut down is framed up on the sides with thick yardsticks and some vintage automobile metal trim at the bottom.

A piece this tall needed a light to go with the mirror.  I used a vintage vanity light.  The light is powered by a remote control switch fob.  

I hope you like it!....

Above you see the main ingredients for this one-of-a-kind creation.  

 Measurements:  15" wide; 85" tall;  20" deep.

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  Or at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA.


Repurposed First-Aid Compartment Wall Organizer!

Hey friends!  Sorry for the slowness of things lately.  It's been pretty hot in the garage and Summer is busy.  It's going to pick up soon with school getting back in session.

In the meantime, here's the latest creation below.  I've had several of these first aid boxes laying around the garage and recently I picked up a large flat desk drawer and the idea clicked!

 Who couldn't use this to organize all their keys and what-nots!

I was really excited about all the creative spaces the first aid boxes offered.

This could even be a JEWELRY ORGANIZER!  I just now that about that.  Haha.

There's even a small "Boy Scouts of America" first aid box!

And last but not least, a vintage car mirror to check yourself before you head out the door!

 Measurements:  27.5" wide; 40" tall with hinges.  26.5" without; 8" deep.

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  Or at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA.


30 Very Creative DIY Lamps over on HomeTalk.com!

Hey friends!  I wanted to let you know of an awesome source for home solutions, creative ideas for the home, and generally anything about the home.  It's over at HomeTalk.com!  I've been posting over there for quite a while and really have enjoyed making new friends and seeing new ways to do many, many things.  

Recently, they reached out to me to search around HomeTalk and find some really creative lamps and how the person created them.  You can find my new "DIY LAMPS!" board right (HERE).  Or you can click the image below.  There's even a few of my lamps in the mix!

Leave some comments if you want to and start your own page on HomeTalk to post, save ideas there, or make some boards of your own!