Upcycle and Living Green August 01, 2013 19:19

There is so much attention given to living green and upcycling. Sometimes the best reason to upcycle is to preserve a memory. Living with vintage doesn't always mean setting something in a china cabinet to admire. 

Consider this credenza. Once built by a grandfather to use as a workbench in the garage, this piece was built with cast off mismatched pieces of wood. Now cleaned, strengthened and repurposed as a media center. Everyday use of a great vintage piece. 

 

Or how about a wine barrel, left over from the days the grandfather made his homemade wine. Now repurposed into a side table. 

Repurposing allows us to remember someone special everyday in a meaningful way.