Monday, June 11, 2012
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle....A Pioneer
The project for this installment of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is from a pioneer in junking style.
I've used my family cabin in many posts, and you all know it was built by my father in the early 60's.
And you also know he was an artisan who loved working with wood.
Well, he was also a pioneer in the field of junking! ............Who knew?
My dad was in sales and the small towns of the midwest were his territory. While on one of his trips through the beautiful countryside of Minnesota he spied an old, dirty, discarded wagon wheel in a farmers field. (I know my junking friends are now paying attention!)
He didn't see a dirty, old piece of junk, but a fantastic rustic chandelier for the cabin he was building. He asked the farmer if he could purchase it, the farmer said "That piece of junk?....You can take it."
And our new re-purposed cabin chandelier was born!
*On a side note, we are thinking of updating the wagon wheel chandelier, maybe change the lights to a more industrial look.....of course we will recycle the old lights.
What do you think? Is it time for an update, or do you like it the way it is?