As I mentioned in an earlier post this summer is when I discovered my love for repurposing wooden pallets. I have now also opened myself up to other wooden products I can somehow repurpose with my art. Whether it be a dresser I found at a thrift shop, frames I have bought at a garage sale or even printer's trays, I trying my latest learned processes and delighting in the results.
Two weeks ago I took my annual vacation to Oregon. Much of my family still lives there and lets face it there is nothing like an Oregon summer. While there I stopped again at one of my favorite stores that I had discovered the previous summer while antiquing with a dear friend. It is called the Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage www.auroramills.com .
Being on a budget I was not able to buy all that my heart desired, however I was able to find 4 printers trays and knew right away what I would do with them. Here is what one of them looked like before I got started.
It took some time to prep them but it was well worth the effort. Here is the finished product. What I love is that this is what I saw in my head as soon as I picked up this tray and then to be able to create it. Awesome!
|I took the original photo of the Eiffel Tower in June 2010|
|Here is a closeup of the detail.|
What I love is that a company like Aurora Mills sees value in something that others would simply throw away and they salvage it. Then I become part of the solution and create art out of it.