I love junk.
I confess, I have a hard time parting with old painted toys, galvanized buckets, tin globes, thermos, dice, bottle caps, license plates………(ahhh, the list goes on and on here)
Mostly stuff I find in junk shops, or on the side of the road during “Big Trash Week”. My friends feed my addiction too. They constantly give me old treasures they know I will appreciate. Sometimes, they just leave them in my garage.
I know there is greatness still to be found in that stufff…….and ya know what?
I’m not alone.
Brian Carlisle thinks that way too. He’s been crafting things out of (what others might deem useless junk) for years. In his mind a tea kettle is a perfect bird house, a license plate a cuckoo clock, a minnow bucket the shade for a lunch box lamp, and a roller skate is a flat-bed truck.
I borrowed a few of his photos to show y’all.
All my favorite Crayola colors too; red, blue, yellow and green.
Check out more of Brian’s upcycled creations on his blog Gadget Sponge.
and should any of y’all be interested in buying one of his unique works of art, head on over to his Etsy shop.
I’ll never throw anything away again.
And if anyone needs me, I’ll be tinkering in my garage for the next few years…….
I’m floored by the wonderful post you did on my creations!! I’m sincerely thankful for the amazing gesture!!!
Hi Brian! Thanks for stoping by. We absolutely love your work and knew that we just had to share it with everyone.
Those are brilliant! I checked out his website, too, and sent the link to a friend. Brian’s creations make me feel like less of a hoarder and more of a PLANNER. I just made a coffee table from an old army ammo crate (from the surplus store). (I also bought 25 whooppee cushions from the same store – those are just to randomly mail to friends.) Thanks for your wonderful posts – you are now officially my favorite blog.
He gives me the same hope Elise…Now it feels like I’ve been “planning” for all those awesome upcycled creations.
AND 25 whoopee cushions??????? Your friends are so lucky.You are just like me! I have boxes of “future gifts” in the garage. I also buy birthday cards 5-6 at a time, so I always have a few on hand.