Beyond readers are as busy as bees and twice as creative. Here’s a selection of projects they submitted that show how old stuff can enjoy new life.
This 1950s-era bread delivery truck drawer is now a serving tray for Cory LeBlanc of Camarillo.
Danica Lopez of Thousand Oaks made a wreath from scavenged pine cones and her wedding cake topper
Carol Haverty of Camarillo mounted tractor disks on tree stumps to use as planters for her succulents.
This etched glass panel was part of Sandra Weston’s front door before she turned it into a decorative divider in her Thousand Oaks bathroom.
“I continue to be interested in new things that
seem old and old things that seem new.”
— Jaquelin T. Robertson, architect
This hand crafted rocker was a Father’s Day gift for Doug Magnusson of Thousand Oaks. His son built it, using a reclaimed wine barrel.
Dolores Murphy of Camarillo used vintage power line glass insulators for her luminous lamps.
With her husband and son, Lissa Coffey of Westlake Village turned an old horse corral fence into two rustic picnic tables with built-in coolers for drinks and snacks.
Visiting birds can feed in Ela Lindsay’s repurposed Tiffany lamp in Moorpark.
Kimney Bennett of Agoura Hills used a vintage window frame to bring a sense of style to her outdoor table garden.