The Folkish Art Deco Lamp – Part 1

Am I Folk Art or Art Deco? This big guy has the most wonderfully hideous macrame shade over the metal cage you see here. If you can possibly imagine it, the macrame was torn and tattered, and covered with what looked like an old apron turned into a lamp-shade cozy. It was quite the sight … Continue reading The Folkish Art Deco Lamp – Part 1

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TV Diner With A Side Of Colour – Part 1

TV Diners... Re-Inspired! This seems like a very simple project to get done, but I am having one heal of a time deciding on the colours. The wood is still in very nice condition and it seems a shame to cover this beautiful grain. The question is to I stain it, or just wax it? … Continue reading TV Diner With A Side Of Colour – Part 1

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

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

“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

An Angel Spoke To Me This Morning…

An angel spoke to me this morning through a series of Instagram posts. What she/he told me was in order to allow financial wealth into my life, I must let go of my current mindset towards asking for money. I must replace the association of 'earning' to money and replace it with the mindset of … Continue reading An Angel Spoke To Me This Morning…

Ready for the QCNA silent Auction!

I'm up at the beautiful Mont Gabriel Resort & Spa (www.montgabriel.com) for the annual QCNA Gala. I'm so grateful to be able to help my dear friend Richard and support English local newspapers in Quebec by offering some artwork to their silent auction. The weather is gorgeous, the hotel is alive with people, and the … Continue reading Ready for the QCNA silent Auction!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine

The Spring Wine Musings of the Artists Mind For a while, I was playing with colour tones and how they can contrast & compliment each other. The goal was to make the subject sing through the colours and remain subtle. It's all part of an obsession with Cubism And there was something else at work … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #404 – The Spring Wine