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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Power of Bartering- from a DUMPSTER find to a pimpin' 50s lamp!

Relaxshacks.com is not only about tiny houses, tree houses, and small shelters, but about DIY design, repurposing, dumpster diving, and all around funky decor...... and that's where this mini post comes in....


The good ole power of trading/bartering. I was cleaning out my SOWA market booth in Boston today and had a huge 1970s metal laundry cart that I didn't want to carry and tie to my van roof (I found it in a dumpster, but it WAS pretty nice/cool). 

Well, I had been eyeing this really ugly/funky/dated lamp in another booth and almost pulled the trigger on buying it (he was asking $85- I would have offered less), so instead I ask if the guy was interested in the cart and wanted to trade? 

Well, here's a shot of it in its new home- my studio. Hells yeah! (this dude "Pete" at the SOWA Vintage Market has the best booth- a great eye for funky stuff, and he repurposes furniture in very creative ways too). Look for the big dude with the beard....

Anyway, this will be yet another odd lamp that will illuminate my studio's front windows at night..... 

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen 

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