Entries in Repurposed Blog (180)


Reclaimed Wood Display Organizer with Mixed Elements

It was time to get GadgetSponge Garage a little less dense of items not too long ago so I started thinking about how I could put a lot of small items together in one piece.  And that's how this piece was born....

I had these old fence pieces from a good friend and the rest of the wood bits were leftovers from previous projects.  From there it was about incorporating different items into the grid design of the wood.  

A Scrabble gameboard and old records were great backing for some of the cubbies.

Some vintage tin doolhouse pieces were fitting for others and even a vintage Vornado fan face plate for another.

I've got an assortment of wooden blocks, figures, and general pieces for days and these specific ones spoke to me for this creation.  The vintage kitchen container was a great fit to hide or store away other items.

The vintage Prince Albert tin can hold pens and pencils.  The small measuring cup can work to hold even the smallest of items.

I couldn't resist adding the little vintage tin mailbox on the side as if the side of this creation was a tall building and this mailbox sat at the corner of the intersection.

A front drawer from an antique sewing machine cabinet sits in front of the cubby with the Vornado fan face plate.

You can see this item in person at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA or in my ETSY SHOP.



Repurposed Traffic/Speed Signs Map Cabinet Bin

One project I finished not too long ago is of a respectable size here.  I was commissioned by the local Downtown Development group to make something to house their rolled up maps that haven't had a home.  I enjoy using old traffic signs whenever possible because they have so much character and draw the eyes immediately.

I also wanted to use some of the vintage carnival wood from Shreveport Salvage because it has so much character and the chipped paint is unbeatable.  

A lot of yardsticks are all over the top of the main bin compartment.  I used acrylic rods to keep the rolled up maps separated and in order.  Vintage tinker toy hubs cap both ends of the rods for added fun.

Vintage reflectors are at the top of each front corner and modified brass corner pieces cap the corners.

 It was also requested to have a place to house a phone that was in the current location of the office.  I made that part out of a galvanized metal box and vintage license plates from Louisiana. 

The side boxes are made from two orange traffic signs with yardsticks around the top lip.  

There's a total of six traffic signs that make up the parts of the whole cabinet.

Some vintage 4x4 posts from the carnival wood make up the posts in each main corner.

There's nothing more satisfying than taking signs, wood, and other elements that I used and giving them a new life that is hopefully twice as long as originally intended.   Take care!


Reclaimed Vintage Carnival Wood & Antique Sewing Machine Base Side Table

Here's a quick project that I recently completed using some of the vintage carnival wood that is so beautiful.

This item sold right away but I wanted to post it here to document it.  


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"