Friday, May 11, 2012

Before pictures...

So, I recently got started with a project due to an awesome challenge by the Upcyclers Team on Etsy.  Here's a summary of the challenge: "Starting May 2012, we will host a creative challenge to inspire upcycling ideas among the team!  Each month a selected shop (Judge) will choose a common upcycled medium, like a tin can, an old magazine, etc), and participants respond with photographed ideas of what they upcycled that medium into!"  So, the challenge this month was: "a stereo/radio/boombox/speaker/cdplayer."

FUN!  My initial idea was to take an old discarded discman CD player and create some sort of card/picture frame that has something decorative on the outside and something else when it gets opened up.  Well, I didn't find a discman and wasn't sure how to execute this idea anyway.  However, I did find an old walkman cassette player and had an even more exciting idea.  But it's a surprise!  Feel free to guess in the comments!  Also feel free to steal my discman idea.

Here are some before pictures of my walkman...

Not technically a walkman.  A portable cassette player/recorder.

It opens.

Someone added a sticker of Jordan from NKOTB.  Awesome.

Someone also added the year and their name - "1989 Nichelle."


  1. Wooohoo Sarah! Can't wait to see what it is!

  2. I LOVE the NKOTB sticker on it! Too funny!!! Can't wait to see what you do with this!

  3. Now see, I would probably want to leave that the way it is and put it in my vintage shop! LOL.....(just kidding, but that's exactly how I went from originally opening an upcycling shop to now having an overflowing vintage shop!)
    Pretty cool find...lots of possibilities!

  4. Thanks!! I hope it turns out somewhat close to how I am envisioning it...

    @Rinnovato - yes! I did kind of want to leave it as is. So cool. I have to admit that I never really looked out for walkmans (walkmen?) in the past, but I ever see another unloved one, I will definitely pick it up!

  5. Awesome, I can't wait to see what you make