You acquire something old and worn down
Clean it and restore it
Paint it and make it look like new
Then take a sander to it to age it again?
But man do I love the look.
Take this heavy wood display thingie I found
It appears to have been a display... I think. Maybe for knick-knacks? But I like it because it was a good solid piece. And then it sat in my studio...then my jeep....then my shop...then in my jeep...then back in my studio...then back to my shop. Why? Because I couldn't figure out what to do with it!
And then it hit me...
Technically I hit it...with a hammer! I knocked out the back, which was particle board.
I sanded it, painted it brown again, and then sanded it down again....
Added legs and made a cushion from some foam and a old burlap coffee sack I had.
And what did I make?