I loved sitting with my grandmother listening to her tell me stories about what her life was like during the Great Depression. She had a way of telling things that made me really appreciate where we have been and currently are in history.
I think she would be so happy to see people interested in making good use of old things; in other words repurposing things into custom furniture.
I have to say I definitely look at things differently these days as belts are getting tighter. While I’ve always had a fascination with furniture I am noticing more of an interest. I was really inspired by a fabulous shop here in Austin. I bought my “purple chairs” from them and have been on the hunt for furniture pieces I could put my mark on ever since.