WOW, I was just notified that I won First Prize in the contest: Holiday Gifts Challenge.

The prize is an iPad 2 and an Instructables prize pack – WooHoo!

So honoured to have been chosen from over 500 entries. It’s a win for re-use and upcycling as well. The style of previous eras and the patina of age is something that always inspires me when making. It’s great when you can take items which most people have little use for and re-purpose them in a way that fits in with the lives people lead in the 21st century.