Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bringing the "A" Game and Filing it under Anticipation

Last Wednesday, I invited Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique, over for lunch and to visit what I call my jungle, and she would call a "pickin' room". She and her sister, Karen, recently started a blog and have successfully been featured on Apartment Therapy and Roadkill Rescue. And they are just out of the gate!


Kathy, their Mamita, and Karen of
The Salvaged Boutique.

Besides sharing ideas and techniques, we decided to have a little friendly competition. Last year, Lisa, [from Rye Lane Designs], gave me 4, single, separate military-style filing cabinets. They look like this:

The front of each file section is machine stamped Berloy (Berger Manufacturing Company, Canton, Ohio), and the year is 1918. Berger is the forerunner of LTV Steel and Republic Steel. I googled the steel transfer file, and it is advertised as being, "Electrically welded, strong and rigid, lifelong durability, solid sides, dust proof, vermin proof, rat proof, fire resisting, inexpensive, economical, baked olive finish".

The Salvaged Boutique sisters featured me in their post the other day in a most amazing tribute. Check out their blog here.

The Salvaged Boutique

The competition has hardly any rules. (Read: None) We have one month to up-cycle our piece into a stunning new creation. We can add, cut away, or otherwise re-create the piece into an entirely different function. There is no actual prize, just bragging rights. I CAN'T WAIT! It reminds me of the old Heinz Ketchup commercial. A N T I C I P A T I O N!

Best of luck, Ladies!

As ever,
La Verne