New Uses for Old Things/Book shelfs

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

2. Book Shelf Display

Scherer could see what others could not, an opportunity to bring to the light his small photographs. For years, he has collected pictures from antique shops and flea markets for a small amount of money beginning from $3.00(this of course been original prints of Civil War soldiers that the price could be up to $600 dollars) As for the type of frames, he took a variety from thrift stores to, yes, Walmart.

 

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

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New Uses for Old Things/Cupboards

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

3. An Old Farm Cupboard

When Scherer discovered  this huge 5’W x 7’H cabinet, he already knew it would be perfect for the corner of a downstairs bedroom. To integrate the piece into the room, Scherer constructed a thin wood platform to place it on, then added a series of floating shelves that showcase all sorts of utilitarian finds, from metal file boxes to fire extinguishers.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/School Lockers

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

4. Vintage School Lockers

Wood-and-glass lockers from an old Pennsylvania school—$1,000 at auction—hold Scherer’s glassware and ironstone in the pantry. By encasing the freestanding lockers inside a white-painted lumber framework, the dealer made them feel like part of his home’s architecture.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/Bookcase

20 Feb

Ideas for old things in your new house:

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

5. Built-In Bookcase

To establish enough storage and display space for his growing collections, Scherer installed custom cabinets and shelves throughout his house. In each case, he combined salvaged furniture — from wood-paneled doors to full sets of lockers — with standard Home Depot materials, plus his own sweat equity. The catalyst for this wide bookshelf in Scherer’s living room? Three cabinet doors that cost a total of $75 at a local salvage yard. Scherer built the unit’s frame, attached the doors in a playfully mismatched arrangement, and unified it all with a coat of white paint.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

New Uses for Old Things/ Newspaper

20 Feb

When we’re talking about old things or better said antiques, it does not necessarily mean that it is something that grandma used it way back than, but better yet, something that can be of use for us in today’s modern world, so we’ve  found a report by countryliving.com that shows us six new uses for old things.

6. Put the Writing on the Wall

A fan of Russian art and design, Scherer found graphic appeal in a stack of ’60s Ukrainian newspapers, just $20 at a Pennsylvania flea market. Then he placed the pages where he could really admire them — along two walls and the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom — using wallpaper paste and a flat craft sealant (such as Liquitex Matte Medium). Also in the room: an antique medical stand that acts as a caddy for hand towels.

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

Antique Items at Elite Antiques

4 Feb

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

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Rare Books & Items

28 Jan

Elite Antiques & Books

102 W Main St  Tomball, TX 77375

(281) 255-2919

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Hello, we want to welcome you to our Tomball Antique shop, where we specialize in old & rare books. We are located downtown Tomball on the corner of West Main & S. Elm St.  where you will see the American Flag flying high.

We invite you to scroll down and visit our daily post about antiques, ideas and other rare items that were a reality in grandpas & grandmas times, and please leave a comment  or we will unleash this MAD monkey on you.