So I took it upon myself to make it happen.
Here is how to marry high tech with an upcycled twist. Funky Junk style.
To call this actual furniture kinda makes me chuckle. I didn’t know how to build a thing at the time! I mean, this blogging desk is just a ladder propped onto two sawhorses, with attached pallet wood for the top.
But it wasn’t about dove tail joins or fine wood working. It was, “How can I make something out of what I had, that would be productive and fun to look at in my style? Without being a real builder?”
No tall order there…
Thing is, I wanted to love what I had in my home. And the only way I could make that happen was to create something you just can’t buy. I had to completely wing it to see what I could create.
It’s all about experiementing. When I create something with salvaged materials, I think of need first, then search out my stash to see how I can make it happen.
So when I needed a TV stand, I checked to see if the components would fit into the pallet slots. (they did!) Then I figured out how to add legs. Which were custom made to accomodate the soda crate drawers.
Building and staging like this is kind of like building with blocks. You don’t know how it will all end up yet. You just stack things up, try them out and see what happens.
You can’t get away from the sleek, modern look of flat screen TVs, SD cards, and headphones. So I don’t even try. But marrying old with new is absolutely possible!
And here’s a little more proof…
Just put some old relics to work, and you’ll soon end up with a blend that not only chimes with your personal style, it’ll be one of a kind original!
Just. Like. You.
How do you like to display modern technology? Do you chime it in with your own style?
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1. Visit #Techoration Inspiration hub by Verizon FiOS® at http://vz.to/7tfgHJI
2. Create a Pin board on Pinterest and name it “Verizon FiOS® #Techoration Contest Entry”.
3. Pin one of the setups on their site page, and fill out the entry form.
4. Load that pin board up, pinning pictures of technology done in your own personal style or what you love. From anywhere! (look up? haha)
I also get to help pick who wins!
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Check around their site for other cool techorating inspiration and get moving tips & tricks. Good luck!
Disclosure: I have partnered with Verizon FiOS® for this post, however all opinions and projects are my own.