Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oddfellows At Home With Kyle

We haven't had an "Oddfellows At Home" post in quite a while, and this one is particularly exciting! Kyle, one of our regular customers, stopped by the shop a few weeks ago to browse and while he was visiting, shared some photos of a project he had finished working on. A few months back, he had purchased several pieces from the shop, including a set of locker doors. With a little paint and a lot of creativity, Kyle turned some standard, creamy colored locker doors into a chic, vibrant wardrobe.

For this particular project, Kyle combined two separate locker sets into one by drilling holes into each set and connecting them with nuts and bolts. He then drilled additional holes into the lockers and added hanging bars to easily store his clothing. And in Kyle's words, the ornate mirror and architectural brackets that flank the top of the locker wardrobe are a "mod twist on the traditional Louis XIV furniture." What I appreciate most about his project is his vision- sometimes I don't always have a vision to repurpose or restyle an existing item, but Kyle's project clearly shows he knows a thing or two about redesigning an item to meet specific needs, all while maintaining an aesthetic edge.

Take a look at the photos below! This locker wardrobe is a new favorite, and a simple weekend project that I think any of us could take on without feeling overwhelmed. A huge thank you to Kyle for sharing his project!!



 *The little mid-century secretary in the corner is also an Oddfellows purchase. It sure is sitting pretty in Kyle's home!
Did you recently purchase an item from our shop that you'd be willing to share with us? We would love to see it! Email Tarleton at oddfellowsavl@gmail.com.

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