Around this time last year, when I was first starting out with this blog I featured an Etsy shop in my weekly Etsy Focus post called Atomic Attic. You can see the post here. At the time this shop mostly featured these amazing pet beds created out of vintage suitcases and I just fell in love with their totally quirky style! Whilst looking for a shop to feature this week I looked back over my old posts and decided to pay a few another visit to see what they’re up to now. Well I’m pleased to say that Atomic Attic have expanded vastly in the last year and are now stocking all kinds of exciting upcycled items. I thought it was worth revisiting them, since they’re no longer just about pet beds. Let’s take a look around ….
Upcycled Reclaimed Barn Wood Coat Rack
I really like this interesting coat rack and storage unit – great for displaying little trinkets as well as hanging up your jackets! It’s made from a variety of salvaged items including a 1950s Kenmore stove back.
Atomic Attic are based in the USA – in Siletz, Oregon (the Pacific Northwest) and is a husband and wife team of Miles and Aimee. They say of their store:
“Vintage items have a honesty that we’re drawn to. Unique character traits that the “new” don’t seem to have. Learned through the years or instilled on conception? I don’t know, but I wonder. Not to mention, the quality of craftsmanship which these days seems to be non-existent. We take pride in everything we do, and expect nothing less from anyone or anything. Just seems like the bar was a bit higher back then.
Miles got the opportunity to tear down a 100 year old barn locally. He’s turned the rustic, worn wood into modern pieces of furniture and home decor.”
Upcycled Rotary Phone Birdhouse
I love this one-of-a-kind upcycled birdhouse made from a vintage Stromberg-Carlson rotary phone. The inside is hollowed out, just the metal shell remains.
Gift Certificates for Atomic Attic on Etsy
If you’re buying for someone else but can’t quite decide what to purchase Atomic Attic helpfully offer gift certificates.
Upcycled Apple Computer Pet Bed
I couldn’t leave Atomic Attic behind without featuring another one of their unique pet bed designs. This time they’ve cleverly upcycled an iMac Apple Computer, kitting it out with plaid bedding. This kitty looks pretty pleased with it!
For those of you who love a bit of Facebook, Atomic Attic have their own page here.
Sadly it seems Atomic Attic only currently ship within the US, so I hope this post is of interest to my friends across the pond! Scrap that! – I’ve just spoken to Atomic Attic who tell me they ship internationally – hooray!
Pop back next week when I’ll have another Etsy Focus post for you.