(Originally posted to the website May 24, 2014)
You know, I like a good piece of repurposed junk as much as the next person. But when I see an old board game chopped up and hung on the wall for art, I grieve for the loss of a perfectly good & useable game. But it’s hard to quibble when a talented craftsman can reshape that old game into something that’s still useable, and even ornamental.
JUNKMARKET (yes, all caps) is the brainchild of former stay-at-home mom Sue Whitney of Long Lake, Minnesota. She specializes in taking old, unwanted items – including vintage games -- and repurposing them into household furniture.
Her simple philosophy, expressed on the company’s website: “Junk is the past reintroduced to the present.” These 3 examples show just how beautifully she reintroduces the classics…
A mixed-media assemblage of old game pieces (2013)
A table-top made from a 1940s Carom board (2013)
And her most impressive piece:
A gorgeous end-table inlaid with the tiles of 15 Scrabble games (2009)
Do you know of any other great DIY projects or gift ideas? Tell us about it in the Comments section!
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