Trash to Treasure: Film Memorabilia
Sasha Andreev shows host Joan Steffend some new design ideas based on film memorabilia.
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Two old film reels found on the Internet (they’re not readily available in stores) are transformed into a wine rack. The two sides of the reel are separated, then reattached further apart using threaded rods and acorn nuts. The threaded rods are covered with hollow aluminum rods for a clean look. Two more rods are epoxied onto the bottom to prevent the piece from rolling away.
Discarded compact discs are turned into shades for small pendant lights. To make the CDs bend, they are placed on top of a shot glass then put in the oven, under the broiler for 10 seconds. (Careful — any longer and they can burn!) When cooled, the light cords are threaded through the CD holes.
Film reels, items found at the hardware store and some old film come together to create a unique coffee table. The legs are made from two film reels that are attached to the frame with metal strapping. The frame of the table is made from angled iron normally used for shelving. The iron is held together with threaded rods and acorn nuts. The threaded rods get covered in aluminum hollow rods for a sleeker look. Film is woven around the rods, then a tempered glass tabletop covers the structure.
Robb Whittlef shows Joan Steffend how to create beautiful accessories out of old finials.