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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Re-Purposing with Wyatt

The new buzz phrase around our house is 're-purposing'.
It's when you find some junk and make it into some other kind of junk.
Sort of 'Shabby Chic Recycling'.
For us, it's always been a lifestyle, but now it is hip!
We like to look for architectural salvage that can be used in the garden.
This is a wood vent, that we are going to put a back on, fill with potting soil, Sedums and trailing plants and make a living wall on the garage.
This section of picket, has had a full life.
It makes a lovely dog backdrop.
Dad's latest project is some old window panes. He bought some new glass for them and will put a photo behind it.
Mom was thinking a picture of a tree.
Dad was thinking a landscape photo.
I was thinking a picture of ME!
Don't you think a big Airedale face would be nice?
Mom says, "NO!" She already sees that view out of every window!

Do you have any re-purposed stuff?


  1. Wyatt,
    My mom and dad aren't creative enough to repurpose however we are very' green' in many ways. Good topic for Earth day.

    We like your idea of a picture of you!

  2. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, I think a pix of a Wyatt sitting next to a shrub underneath a tree would be just the ticket! Dad re-purposes valuable items alot and Mom calls them junk alot. I try to stay out of it...ahem.
    Grr and a Salvaged Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. We vote for the Airedale Picture. Isn't it nice to know you are trend setters!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  4. Our Mom can see a repurpose for anything!! So she's very impressed.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

  5. Oh, we love reusing cool stuff! Mom is actually working on her "creative space" upstairs and is using a lot of stuff like that!


  6. wow thats cool. We don't right now because we have no room for it!


  7. You are such a poster Wyatt- and how does your mom get you in all of these great poses??? You seem to always be in the right seat, window- pose POSEEEEEEEEEEEE.
    We love you.
    Miss Maisy
    Lord Argyle and there human

  8. I have read articles on kids who grew up with parents who would re-purpose things and the kids would be picked on at school. Now it's the cool thing to do. I knew Wyatt would lead the pack

  9. Beautiful ideas!! We like the picture of you Wyatt!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  10. Hi Wyatt, It's ME (FRANKIE FURTER) using Sarge's YapStop. The only thingy better than YOU in the frame... would be YOU and STANZIE BOTH. hehehe

    I just Re-purposed on of Sarge's bestest Bones... so does that count???

  11. I ussed to do a lot of repurposing, but Now that I am getting ready to live on the road I don't bring anything home!

    I vote for you in that window frame, Wyatt! There's room for Stanzie, too!

  12. Wyatt, you are just so beautifully photogenic! I really like the first one behind that window, very artistic!

  13. Wyatt. Moma LOVES repurposing! Her most recent is an oak papertowel holder that OurGrampaWhoWeNeverMet made for her a gazillion years ago. It no longer holds paper towels (she doesn't use 'em much ... they're hard to repurpose), so now it holds all her bangle bracelets. Makes her smile everytime she sees it ... which is always a promising attitude for us. Personally, we were hoping it might hold rope toys, or something, but we're happy enough with the treats that we get when things make her smile.

    Hope your weekend is going well. It looks like your garden is greening up!

    Jake and Fergi

  14. What a neat idea for that wood vent - we can't wait to see how it works out. And yes, we think you look much better in that picture than trees and landscapes - humans make no sense - why do they always want to take our pic if they don't want to frame them? BOL

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. My mom person tries & my dad person sometimes says OK & sometimes he says it's garbage! Your things are very nice!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  16. We like that picture frame and we think it would be nice with you in the landscape picture.

  17. My mum picked up an old dressing table mirror from the roadside one night - she said it for her mosaics.....only she would love to hang it behind some creeping vines in the garden! Dad won't let her.....he's such a spoilsport sometimes!! I personally think the white frame is built for a vision of Wyatt or Stanzie!! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  18. Our whole house is filled with repurposed stuff! It's fun!

    PS: I'd take a big picture of you!

  19. Sometimes I tink that Mom would likes to "re-purpose" me. I nose I would likes to "re-purpose" brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie). As for your "re-purposing", I tink you has to haves a foto of you's behind dat window! BOL

  20. Oh Wyatt, we love repurposing old stuff!! You should see My Uncle Eds, wifes garden, you would just LOVE it. Maybe I will see if I can get some pics fur you to see.
    BTW, I like the landscape picture

    Jazzi and Addy

  21. Stopping by on the hop... I'll be honest, I like the Airedale photo. ;)

  22. We keep our repurposed stuff in our junk room! :)

  23. Did woo dig up the flowers from The Khlub's entrance?


  24. Great job repurposing all that cool stuff. We vote for the Airedale photo too.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  25. We think the Airedale face is the best idea, Wyatt! Your mom and dad are so creative!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  26. Y'all are so creative! What great things to do with old stuff! Hope you show us the photo you put behind the old window :D

    Waggin at ya,

  27. Your pawrents are very imaginative peeps! Great pictures!!!

  28. We have some great rebar used as a trellis for our clematis, but I always thought using an old window frame for pictures was the best. You'd look great in that frame, Wyatt!!

  29. Hello there Wyatt! What a great idea! We think a photo of you would look just pawfect!!!!Have fun! Ros and Oscar

  30. Mom usually goes to thrift stores to buy kids cloths and then fix them with her machine.

  31. There good ideas, you should start writing a book :)
    I like you in the frame best, or Stanzie even better ;)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George, pass on some love and hugs to my girl will yea Wyatt xxx

  32. Wyatt, maybe you guys should have a TV show on HGTV. That is what I'm thinking. You would be the perfect star!

  33. I think the picture of you would be so nice!!! Maybe you can sneak into the tree picture of the landscape one. We don't use reclaimed things just yet but have been looking for a coffee table:) Tough to find when you want to.

  34. My mom loves the idea of re-purposing, but between you and me, her projects never quite turn out the way she plans!

    Your pal, Pip

  35. Wyatt...there's a pane in that window for each of us...you Dales get the top windows and Scruff and I will get the bottom panes...can we all wear purple???? It's so springie out right now...I really need a new dress to go with my hat...for the royal wedding,..you two are going, aren't you????

    Gotta go finish cleaning up from dinner...we were a bit late eating...Kisses to you dears!!

    XXOOXXOO Lacie

  36. You are soooo good!
    A Wyatt picture! Sounds great to me!
    Kisses and hugs

  37. Wyatt
    We do "wepuwposing" all the time..most of ouw stuff is fwom things we'fe found ow built..Daddi is a majow scavangew, hehehehe
    I pwefew youw face behind the window panes of couwse
    smoochie kisses

  38. Wyatt - You are the ultimate "green" dog! Love your repurposed items. Can't wait to see what your folks put in the window. We don't see why everybody can't be happy - how about a picture of a landscape with pretty trees AND you in it :)

    The Road Dogs