Entries in Upcyled Blog (111)


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"


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"