Saturday, September 11, 2010

Before & After

I'm right into reviving things at the moment. Resisting the urge to buy new and modernising what we already have.

Here is a shelf purchased from the Warehouse for 10 bucks. Crappy materials, but totally purposeful and i really couldn't bare to have them any longer. But what do you do?

1) Throw them out? How wasteful! They are still in a great practical state.
2) Put them on trademe? Nobody would bother with them as they are so cheap to buy new in the first place.

3) Revive them. Makes the most sense of all.

Here they are with a new patterned back face. So simple, just laminated a feature pattern to the existing hardboard. And to top it off - i painted an otherwise dated forest green table lamp with a new fresh shade of blue to match.


  1. that looks ace as! do the lamp and the shelf both potentially come from the house of Claire?