The Well-Traveled Trunk – Part 1

Imagine The Travels This Truck Has Taken... Considering the humour and wit of the donor of this amazing find, I can well imagine it's seen quite a bit. The world, in fact. What can I do with such a storied piece that will allow it to see so much more? At first thought, I imagined … Continue reading The Well-Traveled Trunk – Part 1

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Mid-Century Cabinet of Curiosities – Part 1

The Perfect Mid-Century Must Have! The angels who donated this piece to the cause were the sweetest father and son team I've met to date. Both named Ronald, both as Scottish as can be imagined, and by this I mean they were both larger than life! Ronald senior added a level of joy to this … Continue reading Mid-Century Cabinet of Curiosities – Part 1

This Old Apothecary Cabinet Project – Part 1

The Find that found me! Ok, so I've wanted to work on a metal cabinet for quite some time now and in a recent dig, this meal apothecary cabinet nearly jumped out at me from under a pile of odds and ends. With very little rust, almost no denting, and the hardware all intact, i … Continue reading This Old Apothecary Cabinet Project – Part 1

Stereophonic Awesomeness

Soooo Many Possibilities!!! A good friend of mine sent me a load of pictures of stuff from his Dad's house. Yes, I'm attracting down-sizers faster than I can store all these wonderful; pieces, but keep on coming! I'll figure something out! Gilles told me his father lovingly restored the electronics inside this and it just … Continue reading Stereophonic Awesomeness

“We are in quite a pickle, aren’t we, Samwise old boy?”

Can I continue going this way? I've been building up my stock of new refurbished furniture and hope to start on new designs of lamps, lighting fixtures, and miscellaneous decor items and ideas. Of course, I want to sell all this stuff, that's why I build the website for Found - The Repurposed Design Company. … Continue reading “We are in quite a pickle, aren’t we, Samwise old boy?”

Angel Investor Wanted – Please Apply Here

Why I'm Sooooooooooo Ready for an Angel Investor! Today I received an email from a kind person downsizing their home. They saw a wanted ad I posted on Kijiji for old furniture. In truth, I've posted a few ads like this asking people to reach out for the stuff they don't want. I'd rather try … Continue reading Angel Investor Wanted – Please Apply Here

The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

The Simple Things In Life Are Sometimes The Most Beautiful You first got a glimpse of these in my article called The Joy Of New Projects. They had a golden varnish on them and were much darker in feel to what we see here today. Of course, my wife has fallen in love with these … Continue reading The Mid-Century Minimalist Set – Progressing Nicely

A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Challenge of Improving on Such Beauty As soon as I saw this Mid-Century book shelf, I knew I had to have it. At first, the ideas of colour schemes, stains, waxes, paintings, polishings, sanding, etc, etc, etc... All flew through my head with excitement as I drove it home and placed it carefully in … Continue reading A Challenging Shelf – Before

The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

The Process Can Be Longer Than We Expected... A few days ago I shared with you the origins and sorry starting state of this old commode. It took much longer to sand off the thick and oddly gummy varnishes seemingly poured all over it. I don't know what kind of varnish was used, only that … Continue reading The Old Commode, Transformed – Part 2

A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You

A.K.A. Amal's Funky Cabinet In The Spare Room This was one of the first pieces that got me inspired to do this new obsession of refurbishing old furniture. It came as part of a whole mid-century modern design bedroom set. (I saved a couple more of the pieces.) This is how it started, before I … Continue reading A Very Cute Cabinet Just For You