I just love, love, love the stuff that Jay’s upcycling. He really got me into the mood to try it myself. I’ll start with something small. A chair maybe? :-)
Originally posted on Venus as a Man:
I love a project, and I can’t help but wax lyrical about restoration. I purchase haggard, worn out pieces and saturate them with love, time and attention. My haggling line at the flea markets:
“How much to rescue this?”
You can negotiate and pay a very low price for something with genuine value. We have become a Throw Away Generation. If it’s broken, bin it, buy a new one. Think about the craft that went into making something. Vintage hand-built wooden radios for example, are gorgeous pieces of furniture that were the pride piece, a focal point in any room. Think of the historic news broadcasts it has relayed. Think of the decades of popular music. The radio is a loyal servant.
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