This shipping crate sideboard (below) has been blogged about for years. I’ve never heard anything more about it. It doesn’t appear that it has ever been reproduced. Too bad. I love it. According to Design Squish it was designed by Linda Jose.I just recently stumbled upon the up-cycled milk crate sideboard (below) on the Desire to Inspire blog. I would style it to be lighter and brighter than it is styled here but I love the concept. It doesn’t look the the milk crates hold anything which is too bad but it is a nice conversation piece and a handy sideboard. The best discovery from searching around for up-cycled milk crate furniture is that I stumbled upon Combo Colab and their XTOOL (below). You must watch their kickstarter campaign video. Their campaign is fully funded and is now closed. I LOVE this simple design. Great colors too. I’d love to have one of these as a side table or put two together to act as a coffee table. I hope they become available for purchase sometime soon.
And don’t even get me started on their truck-a-float project.
My new favorite junk shop is the Antiques Junkie on 125 Brewery Lane in Portsmouth, NH. T.F. Sloan, the proprietor, has created an inviting space with unique pieces at great prices. Check it out — just don’t buy the blue bench or the red cart. Save those for me.
I was cruising craigslist/newhampshire/furniture to find a side table or whatever. I came across this person in Hillsboro, NH that makes outdoor furniture out of solid hardwood pallets. I like the primitive look.
I am so inspired by Community of Athens, Georgia. I found out about them through Pinterest but it looks like word is spreading quickly about them because of an article in the New York Times about the city of Athens, Georgia.
This is how they describe themselves on their website: “Community is a boutique centered around the concept of sustainability without the sacrifice of style. Opened in 2010 by Sanni Baumgärtner, Community seeks to bring chic clothing to our clients while encouraging them to buy locally and sustainably. Community Service is our in-house brand of redesigned vintage clothing. Designed by owner Sanni Baumgärtner as a way to merge vintage fabrics and designs with current fashion.”
I especially love this Denim revamp event they hosted. What a great way to bring the community together and promote sustainable style.
We have a small grill that we use quite often throughout the year. We could use a sturdy outdoor shelf for it. I actually like the idea of this up-cycled tailgate as a grill shelf. It is big enough to allow for our small grill plus room for utensils and platters. There is room on the wall of our shed that would allow for it. What do you think? Is it bad? What if I painted it a vintage mustardy color?
I like that it folds up out of the way when not is use. I can’t find the source of this image. I found it on Pinterest but when I click the link it does not take me to the original source.