I'm really liking the designs this gentleman came up with especially what he did for Studebaker the locomotive industry and the boat motor Coca Cola soda fountains. I can't say much more other than check the link or surf the web for info and images of his designs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Loewy
What's old is new
This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.
Monday, September 2, 2013
When I started this blog I was pumped (excited) like so many others and thought I would bust onto the scene with new and unusual items to re-purpose, refinish and sell. I have since gained a grip on reality and have realized there are a lot more people with the same ambitions and dreams that I have of making it big and probably have more time on there hands than myself who has a 9-5 (more like 6am-6:30pm) and in the process I have backed off for now and just been buying for myself. The following are some items I wish I had taken some before pics of instead of just after pics after I've refinished, regardless I love them all and am keeping for now at least.....While I am still hitting the thrift stores, scrap yards, etc I am only picking items that others are passing up due to either the labor involved in refinishing the items or they lack the vision to see the end product..........The coffee table is a full "2x"17x"48 hemlock barn board (sanded & finished) the legs are 1880 - 1930 cast iron school desk legs that have been stripped and cleared with satin finish.........the Motel chairs and kitchen stool are circa 1950's that had multiple layers of paint, plaster and other goop spilled on them that I stripped and repainted and love to death....I love all pieces and am keeping for now, there are a few other items I've picked up that I may post in the future. Enjoy the pics
Monday, January 28, 2013
|layer 4 dry but all there leather pad|
|butchered leather, last chair|
|new fabric pattern or get new leather estimate|
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I've lived in Hamilton, Ontario all my life and have always stood up for the city as others referred to it negatively and called it “the armpit of Ontario”, sure if your passing by on the Highway going from Niagara to Toronto all you see and smell is the by-product of steel manufacturing but that is a small inconvenience that isn’t noticed in most of the city. Hamilton is a city that was built on steel production and industry and that is totally reflected in the homes and buildings of the blue collar and the hierarchy who built this city, as you travel around the different neighbourhoods it is also reflected in its “JUNK”. I’ve known about a particular junk yard since they opened their doors many years ago but I’ve never ventured in until recently. WOW!! JUNK HEAVEN! I think I just had a small mental breakdown as I tried to take in the immensity and diversity this place has to offer, from Lion and Baboon taxidermy to salvaged restaurant equipment to plumbing fixtures to antiquated cast iron machinery and house hold items this place has it all and the kitchen sink. There are no price tags on anything simply because there is just so much stuff piled on top of other stuff but just ask and someone will get a price for you, some items are a little overpriced but for the most part they are right on the money. Here are a few pics that don’t even begin to break the surface of what this place has to offer.