As I entered the apartment, my breath was taken away by this this gorgeous piece of wall décor recycled out of a book filled with German promotional images. It warms my thrifty heart to see how Lurks (I like to call him that for short) took something destined for the recycling bin and doubly recycled it as a focal point in his living room.
The images were taken from a book called, "German Standards -- Brands of the Century: German Champions in Products and Services from Aspirin to Zeiss." (What a mouthful!) "At first I thought, 'Why would anyone want this book.' But then as I flipped through the pages, I noticed the photo of the gnomes. And then the one of the wurst. Then the lederhosen," Lurks told me. "The graphics and colors really appealed to me, and suddenly I realized I had to have this book."
Not one to deface a treasured tome, Lurks reached deep inside for the courage to attack this discovery with an Xacto knife, carefully removing pages that he would eventually join with colorful paperclips and hang on an empty, white wall. "The finished product is both colorful and whimsical, and it was a great conversation piece at the party," Lurks says. "Best of all, I filled a wall with an art installation that didn't cost me a dime!"
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter