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Entries in Upcycling Blog (183)

Monday
Mar042013

GadgetSponge Booth Overhaul

Hey folks!  Sorry I haven't made a post in a while.  I've been throwing some things up on the Facebook feed.  I've mainly been busy reorganizing my retail space and combining my two booths into one.

It all started with finding a great pair of matching columns.  Then it jumped to creating some sort of canopy and running with it from there.  I couldn't have done it without my friends, Brian & Randy!  So enough words -- here's the results....

You can see it in person at Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA.  

Wednesday
Feb132013

Yardstick Telephone Table Overhaul

Howdy folks on this fine Wednesday!  It's been a while since I've dabbled with yardsticks and I needed a fix!  I took this very bland, vintage telephone table and gave it a yardstick and chrome overhaul.  Some labor and a little sweat and it's done!

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

Monday
Feb112013

Industrial Vegas: Repurposed Upcycled Vintage Playing Cards Wall Art

Here's a little something different from GadgetSponge Garage! 

I've had these vintage playing cards for a while now and I was trying to think of how to showcase them and show off the beautiful artwork and style.  I picked up this old wooden panel and things started to percolate in my brain.

The panel measures 27" tall by 20.5" wide.  It features the playing cards, some vintage cloth measuring tap and some remnant stained glass came.  A vintage locker number tag ties things up at the bottom.  

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

Friday
Jan252013

The Atomic Yardstick Coffee Table At Home...

This custom coffee table was a true labor of love and it will remain close to the GadgetSponge heart.

Trenton, from Seattle, was kind enough to send pictures of the Atomic Yardstick Coffee Table in its new home as you can see above.  Trenton commented, ""Great concept, amazing colors and top quality construction. This was the perfect piece to complete my room. Will definitely be looking for future pieces from GadgetSponge! Brian was a pleasure to do business with. He went above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Thanks!" 

I hope the table gives you many, many years of service Trenton!

You can see more of this table in the original post (HERE).

If you would like your GadgetSponge creation featured in its "home environment" on the GadgetSponge.com blog, contact me via the "Contact" button at the top of the page.

Wednesday
Jan232013

Recent Find...

I thought from now on I would take y'all, fairly often, on the little sides roads of creativity that tell the GadgetSponge story.

I'll start with this great piece that my friend Brian (yes, another Brian) ran across a couple of days ago.

This vintage galvanized cooler is almost three feet tall! You can kind of see the size of it by the faded image of it sitting on the back tailgate of my truck. Our best guess is that it was the water cooler for a large company or factory. It's about as big around as a whiskey barrel. It is double-walled and has that great spigot at the bottom.

This one has been using up some extra creative juices lately trying to figure out what I can make out of it. Any ideas out there?

P.S. -- A little inside info: I'm currently working on the next repurposed roller skate truck! It's a doozy!