Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY Family Heirloom

Yes you read that title correctly - DIY - family heirloom - how- you say? Check it out...
Photo taken by Allen Enriquez see more of his work here
SO this fabulous sign is an actual sign that was hanging outside my great-grandfathers furniture upholstering store in Great Neck, NY. How cool is that?? Vintage and it has my last name on it! However what you are looking at above is not the real sign, it is a picture of the real thing that I had blown up and framed. The real sign is here:

This is hanging in my aunt's bedroom in Park City, Utah. It is unfortunately not quite my turn in the inheritance line to possess this just yet. BUT that didn't stop my from wanting (needing) this hanging in my apartment so I got creative and decided to make my own!! SO yes it's not quite the real thing... but it sure looks like it? Right? What do you think? 

OK and just so you don't think I got a raw deal in the family I do however have a few pieces from the Venzke lineage that are the real thing and reside in my living room today. See here..
The China cabinet was in my grandmother's mother's house and the two side chairs were as well. I had the chairs reupholstered and they were predicted to be from the late 1800's.

Do you have anything in your home that stems from several generations back? How do you display it?