One of the things that I adore about Etsy is the enormous amount of originality found in one place. Etsy strives to give every artisan a platform to show off their stuff and make money doing it! Today as I perused everyones shops I found this incredible bench, made entirely of fire hoses from 1963 and 1964. What is unique about these fire hoses is that they are made from linen. Today’s hoses are made of polyester-probably because it isn’t flammable!

Rusty old bench before

Now I can’t say that if I saw this bench, I would be singing in excitement thinking of all the marvelous things it could become. But Lindsey from Goodtimejunkin, in San Antonio, saw raw potential and turned an ordinary Chevy pickup bench seat into a clever piece of Americana! Antique fire hoses and all!

Rusty old bench after

According to Lindsey: “For me, hitting the road with good friends and good music, finding good food, and meeting good people along the way, all to find really, really good junk, is simply my idea of a good time. Happy Junkin!” Well I couldn’t agree more. Seeing the before and afters definitely solidifies her passion for junk to treasure obsession. And seriously, how cool would this be for the fireman in your life?

If you were given antique fire hoses what would you do with them?

Harley the Cat

“Clearly you have never met me. I am a connoisseur of creature comforts…in other words I don’t work with horses, especially if it involves fire!” ~ Harley

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