Sometimes my favorite thing breaks and I tell myself “most of this is still perfectly good and I am saving it”. So I save things and most of the time they sit in a box somewhere shoved under my bed. Then other times, like today, when I look at something and an eureka moment happens.
I had a purse strap in good condition and a somewhat boring looking dresser. And here is what I came up with.
I was inspired by pieces I spotted roaming the Internet a few weeks ago. I know it’s not perfect (it needs washers to prevent the strap from wearing out) but I love the mix of different materials and textures. Plus this only took 10 minutes to put together.
Happy Reusing and Remastering!
Recently I went digging through my parents basement for lost treasures that my dad occasionally picks up from my grandmother’s house and found this beauty. I was told this was my grandmother’s and she used it until she bought a set of hurricane lamps. It is a bit banged up, missing a piece, should probably be rewired and has smoke stains but is still gorgeous. It looks like it is hand painted glass and may have used a standard lampshade. I am torn on what to do. Should this be rewired or kept in its original condition? And what lamp shade originally belonged to this type of lamp? I still have a lot of research to do, so in the meantime I will use this as a decorative piece. Any insight would be appreciated!
A close up view of some of the stains, missing “scroll” element and frayed wire jacket.