On the Road to Upcycled Awesomeness in Ohio via NYC

I have been blessed this spring and summer with traveling… keeping flexibility, mystery, and adventure in my life. This is adding inspiration and expansiveness to my world in ways I had not even imagined.

Here’s the latest chosen art to leave my hands on the way, the chromodoris willani Nudibranch in oil, still available as a print, in its new home.

Chromodoris Willani Nudibranch Sea Slug now resides in Brooklyn.
Chromodoris Willani Nudibranch Sea Slug now resides in Brooklyn with Petunia kitty.

I was recently inspired as I visited a long time friend and artist, Doug Meyer in his mid-century abode, in the Cleveland area, which was full of his sophisticated, modern, industrial furniture creations. Doug and I both having grown up in the industrial “Rubber Capital of the World” Akron, Ohio, we have a common appreciation for the creative re-use of metal and wood.

Here’s his metal patchwork table circa 2009 in the Swankety Swank Grand Opening for the Divisadero Street shop window.

metaltablewndw

While this one was sold at Swankety Swank awhile ago, there are new designs like this available now through his company, Rustbelt Rebirth.

Capsule side tables by Doug Meyer
Capsule side tables by Doug Meyer

One of his latest projects is this shed, mostly comprised of industrial desks (used to retain much of the wall structure).

Upcycled Shed in progress by Doug Meyer
Upcycled Shed in progress by Doug Meyer

He says that it “is composed of upcycled windows, 30 faux-wood veneer steel desktops (also upcycled), and the roof will be corrugated metal panels left over from the roof. I saved ($) on wood by bolting the desk panels together with perforated angle iron.”

Here are a few more photos of the shed in progress.

Shed corner

shed 2

shed inside

Doug in action!
Doug in action!

May you start your summer with inspiration, up-cycling, and joyous creativity. See more about Doug Meyer here. xxooYabette

*Update: Here’s the project finished!

shed finished

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