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…….