Beautiful Rusty Time

This last week I went to one of my absolute favorite places to find beautiful old objects and junk pieces to recreate- Bring Recycling in Eugene.

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They have everything from screws, old tools, cabinets and molding to antique furniture, windows, doors and hooks. This is where I got my awesome porch post and old window for $6 a piece. Just look at all the cool stuff and ideas!

The first thing I saw when I walked in was this beautiful chair, that mirror and that clock!

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I would have bought all three then and there if I had had the cash and space! Ugh, my heart still hurts a little for that mirror and that chair, but I couldn’t leave that beautiful made-in-America vintage school clock behind. For $12.50 it was mine!

Because this beautiful piece of Americana was a school clock, meaning it was made to be built into the wall, I needed to rewire it so that I could safely hang it and plug it in anywhere in my home. This is where my dad comes in. He’s brilliant with all things handy so I left it with him for a few days. he took it to a specialty shop where they opened up the back and affirmed that it was in a vintage school clock and told my dad which pieces he needed to use to change it from a hardwire to a wall plug. I got it back yesterday and hung it up in my kitchen in all it’s perfect rusty glory.

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I’ll have to give you all an updated apartment tour because I’ve moved things around and completely redecorated since the last time I showed you around. Stay tuned!

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