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In with the Old

I’ve decided that the furniture creation project for this month will be something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now… a piece of furniture from old, reclaimed wood. And with the theme being leaving – I thought it fit perfectly..when we leave we also leave things behind. So this project is about resurrecting the things left behind.

The beau and I went to a few salvage yards today. Being a gal who has always loved rescuing old and falling apart sorts of things… my first trip to Orr Reed Wrecking Co. fully overwhelmed me. There were old doors and windows and aged wood as far as the eye can see! Of all sorts. And the very best part was seeing the work of a man by the name of M.L. Jones. He has worked for the company for over 40 years  and creates these lovely and whimsical birdhouses out of scraps from the yard! Beautiful pieces of art – they sell there at the shop. If I hadn’t have been on such a tight budget, I would have surely picked one of these up!

The trip was very informative and gave us both LOTS of ideas! Still debating whether I will go forward with a headboard made from old wood planks or tin ceiling tiles, or a table made from an old door… decisions will be made this week! Must go purchase all the materials next weekend and get building! Oh the excitement!

 

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Claudia #

    Those ARE great birdhouses! What an interesting place. I bet I could spend a whole day there…. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    Sunday, July 17, 2011
  2. Michell #

    Omg that place is like designer crack!

    Sunday, July 31, 2011

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