Most of the time, when I see secondhand objects, I am thinking of all the different things I could do to them. (Kinky!) On very rare occasions, however, I stumble across something so beautiful that even though I intend to repurpose it, I also want to preserve it. That’s exactly what happened when I found this gorgeous TraVler clock radio from the 1950s:
I have little space in my life – and almost none in my heart – for beautiful objects that don’t also help me display art, so when I saw this, my first thought was that it would make a totally amazing shelf. And it does! To make it happen, I simply took the back off, removed the radio, and knocked off the feet. Then I hung the shelf! Well, the radio. Which is now a shelf. The point is LOOK HOW COOL!
That is my husband’s side of the bed, so I asked him too choose a theme and/or some pieces from my ATC collection, which contains, oh, approximately 43238970918 choices. He decided to go with The Shining, which narrowed things down considerably. He wanted objects, as well as art, so I got out of the way while he assembled this:
What I especially love is that the idea of time is totally at play in The Shining, so it all ties together! When things tie together, my inner neurotic stretches out on a lawn chair in the sun and takes a nap. It’s great.
You can see more things from Sal on Etsy. Unfortunately, you will not find my Shining figures in my Etsy shop just yet, because this was not a pre-planned marketing event. Jason just likes them, which makes me happy.