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Wednesday
Aug222012

Repurposed Roller Skate Truck #6: Vintage Diecast Ertl Bread Pan Truck

It's been a while since I've gotten back to making my popular repurposed roller skate trucks.  All the others have found new homes and this is the new #6.

I started this one-of-a-kind creation with a beatup vintage Ertl diecast truck cab. I modified it a great bit to fit the vintage bread pan baker's mold. The rest of the parts include vintage Singer Sewing Machine yardsticks, a vintage garden faucet handle, an old drawer pull handle, a vintage Chicago brand roller skate bottom, copper tubing and LOTS more!

It can be used as a table centerpiece, a desk organizer, a candy bowl/dish, or anything else you can imagine!


Here are the measurements...
Height: 8.25"; Width (side to side): 5.5"; Bird Feeder housing depth: 21".

This repurposed item, along with my other creations, is available in the GadgetSponge Etsy Shop and at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport, LA!

Monday
Aug132012

Wall Hanger Repurposed Coat Rack Pieces

A while back I created some coat rack art pieces and they almost all sold out, so I decided to get after making some more along with some new styles I'm introducing that are really neat pieces of door plinth trim to go along with the baseboard cut models.  Enjoy!

These repurposed items, along with my other creations, are available in the GadgetSponge Etsy Shop and at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport, LA!

Tuesday
Aug072012

GadgetSponge Featured in Birds & Bloom Magazine!

It's a great day!  A couple of my repurposed birdhouses have just been featured in the just-released issue of Birds & Blooms magazine.  Birds & Blooms is by far my favorite magazine because it incorporates both birds and plants.  

If you're interested in the same topics, you won't regret subscribing to this magazine.  It's VERY affordable and you'll love every issue.  Thanks Birds & Blooms!

Wednesday
Aug012012

Repurposed Chrome Flour Canister Pod Birdhouse Art Piece

Here's a new birdhouse creation ready to lift off from the GadgetSponge garage!  I had a "blast" creating this one starting with the super chrome vintage flour canister.  Enjoy!

This repurposed item, along with my other creations, is available in the GadgetSponge Etsy Shop and at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport, LA!

Wednesday
Jul252012

Packard Hubcap Tray Bird Feeder

I've been wanting to use one of these hubcaps for a while now for the "roof" of a suspended bird feeder. So I blew the dust off and got after it!

How cool is that hubcap!!



This repurposed item, along with my other creations, is available in the GadgetSponge Etsy Shop and at Timeline Antiques in Shreveport, LA!