So, what is a tip shop?
Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows that a tip shop it, and in fact, neither did I till I moved to Tasmania.
I'm not sure they even have them on the mainland...
A tip shop is a recycle shop (more or less) which sells stuff which people have thrown away, to other people who:
1. love junk
2. have no money to spend on 'good' stuff
3. love old stuff
4. don't like spending tons of money on 'good' stuff
5. prefer to make over stuff they find someone didn't appreciate, to make something wonderful.
Basically, the 'tip' is the rubbish dump. Thus a tip shop, is the rubbish dump shop.
Doesn't sound so nice when you put it that way, does it?
But I love tip shops, and I've gotten a lot of great stuff from tip shops. Even greater once I finish with them.
Let me explain -
First a trip through a tip shop to illustrate what they're like. Sort of.
Then a few projects made using tip shop finds:
pallet top bench
rubbish bin lid photo display
industrial desk lamp
There's more. Way more. But that explains what tip shops are and how great they are!
PS The only reason the armchair in the photo is not already in my shed is cause I have no time!