Slot Glass Light Boxes
Looking for the perfect man cave gift? These light boxes are made with repurposed slot machine glass and knotty pine wood. Each box is illuminated with 6 feet of LED rope light, and finished with a wax sealant.
Golf Club Coat and Hat Rack
This coat and hat rack is made using repurposed pallet wood and wooden golf clubs for a truly unique way for the golfer in your life to hang up their stuff.
Jewelry and Key Hangers
These hangers are made with naturally felled branches collected on walks in our local woods and parks. Branches are debarked, given hooks, a chain and finished in one of three ways: a spray paint, watered down acrylic paint with glitter flakes or clear wax finish.
Vintage Blocks Gone Bad
We're not sure when or where we came across these vintage wooden blocks, but we're sure that whoever the original owner of them was they are old enough to appreciate a fine wine. It is out of that vein of thought that these amazing wine stoppers were born. Each block is unique in it's design, and wear, making them a true a one of a kind item. The metal base of the stopper has a flat bottom so these little treasures can be displayed on a shelf even when not being used for their intended purpose.
Conveyor Belt Opener
A twisted pile of rusty, kinked, corn silo, conveyor belt scoops??? In the immortal words of Barney Stinson "Challenge accepted!" In fact, it turned out to be not that much of a challenge. After laying out the conveyor belt on the work bench the first thing that popped into my head was "I need a beer", and of course freeing a good beer from it's glass prison requires an opener. The addition of repurposed pallet wood adds a rustic charm and the finishing touch on this ready to hang opener.
Golf Club Bottle Opener
There's something about the old wooden golf clubs that is so beautiful. The variety of colors, shapes, wood grain, metal bottoms, and club face designs really do make them true works of art. As technology grows older technology falls to the wayside and some is lost forever, but these clubs stand alone on their aesthetics. For this reason alone we feel they must be saved. Combining these striking club heads with a bottle opener, and then finishing them with a wrap of wax twine, creates a great functional conversation piece that any golfer can appreciate.
Like everything else we work with the beauty is the thing that draws us in. While strolling the flea market I came across a table that had exactly what I was looking for, cool old tools. When I say old tools I mean A LOT of tools, but more importantly mixed into the bunch were these used and weathered hammers. Amazing hammers that called to me with that come-hither voice of the vintage siren. Ok, that felt like I went a little to far, was it awkward for anyone else? Anyway. These hammers just needed to be bought and repurposed into something that could be newly loved, and here they are.
Another search for goodies brought these cool skeleton keys into our possession. There is so much beauty in old skeleton keys that I almost feel bad about cutting them in two, almost. Utilizing our favorite reclaimed wood, pallet wood, we added four hooks, made from keys, and a hand drawn skeleton key design to create a unique place for you to hang your keys. People ask why we use pallet wood in so many of our projects and the answer is simple. Flaws. The pieces of wood that have flaws in them are deemed not beautiful enough for resale and are then utilized in pallets and the like. We say, it is the flaws that make it desirable. Like individuals, the things that make us unique and different, what society considers flaws, are the things that make us cool and unique.
Here are 2 offerings that had the same starting point. A box of classic old pool balls came into our possession and we fell in love with them. Utilizing them to make both openers and closers seemed like a fun concept, and fun is good when making things. Sorry, not much more to the story than that.
Children's Book Page Wall Hangings
Another treasure we come across on are kids picture books that have amazing pictures in them. These books, while tattered and disheveled on the outside, contain illustrations that are works of art in their own right. After looking at a few that had been placed on a pile to be thrown out, we decided we needed to rescue them and make wall hangings out of them. We know these books were well loved in their life as books based on the broken spins and beaten covers, and now they can be loved again as decor in your home.
Magnets: Science or Science-Fiction
Science. The answer is science. I am a little shocked that you really had a question. :) Having a beer now and then, and having a desire to keep things that are cool left us with a box of caps with great designs and bright colors. Ok it may be more than a few, but then again who's counting. We decided to turn these caps into cute, colorful magnets to stick all over the refrigerator.
Wooden Soda Box Items
If you're like us you love the vintage wooden crates used by soda companies to transport their bottles of sugar filled goodness to the public. However, the ravages of time have left some of these crates a little less then pristine, and that's where we come in. We use the parts that are salvageable to make useful items for your home.
Pillows From The Past
The hardest thing about making pillows out of really cool old bed sheets from 70's and 80's is cutting into them. Seriously. When you look down and have to decide what shapes will be, and who gets cut or makes the cut, it's hard. How do you look down and say "Sorry Fozzie, not today."? All in all these pillows made from vintage bed sheets are a great way to bring back a piece of your childhood without having to buy a twin size bed and footie pj's, but that might be fun too.
Glasses Made From
When I am out in search of goodies of all kinds and shapes I inevitably find amazing vintage bottles from a wide range of soda companies. Then the question that begs to be asked is, what to do with them. Well that's where Nick, a glass artist friend from Chicago come in, he painstakingly reheats and opens up the vintage bottles to create amazing glasses and vases. Since these glasses are not made from cut off bottles they do not have the micro fractures that can cause breaking later. These glasses can be put in the freezer and dishwasher like any other glass you may own. My stock is ever changing, but usually has a good selection of vintage 7-up bottles form the 70's featuring Indiana colleges like IU and Notre Dame. Feel free to search through my selection at the shows, or you can find more works of Nick's work at his website, www.nickpaul.com.