imagination and a pile of 'junk'

I came across an interesting quote this morning from a local NJ superstar Thomas Edison:

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."

As I sure you already know... we have a heart for 'junk.' We love recreating things and reimagining a new life from resources that have either been discarded or generously donated from people just like you. We are no Thomas Edison but looking at this quote this morning reminded me of everyone's humble beginnings. We have the honor to be included in this year's Sustainability Sunday Supper where we have been nominated for a Grassroots Award. We are honored to be included among the other nominees who have done some amazing work in Morris County and look forward to meeting everyone on Sunday and hearing about the great work these organizations are doing.

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/grassroots/2014/09/18/morris-area-sustainability-champs-recognized-sunday-supper-event/15814375/

We also wanted to take this opportunity to mention our new page on the site. The 'imagination' page is where you can take a look into our spare bedroom/storage unit and see the 'before' pictures.  I am sure it's happened to everyone... You are hunting around for something specific and you finally find it. It fit's your need and space requirements but was just not the right color or design style for where you wanted to put it. This is your opportunity to fully customize a piece to match your style and space need. Check back frequently for new treasures and contact us for specific pricing and style planning. As a reminder, if you already own a piece that you would like us to redesign, please contact us and we can discuss design, style and price. 

Thank you again for your continued support! 

bring yo kids, bring yo wife...because we have a location!

We have had a busy, busy month, and we're super excited to share some new developments for KAC.

First off, we want to thank The Daily Record for having us featured in their Grassroots section. Check out the link below if you didn't get a chance to see it! It was so much fun chatting about our business and future plans. Needless to say, Arthur absolutely loved the photo-shoot. Truly, again, we are grateful for such an amazing opportunity.

Another thing that we are stoked about is...we are now showing some of our merchandise in the fantastic Ole Church Antiques in Branchville, NJ. We felt so at home with the wonderful staff and eclectic, totally awesome inventory, that we smiled the whole way home after officially signing with them. Some information and links to them are also listed below. Seriously, check them out, and you will have such a great time scouring their two floors of this converted old church, searching for diverse beauties that there is no way you will leave empty-handed.

And of course, we are still meeting some really fascinating, kind, and generous people. We are so in love with the idea that objects, such as furniture, are not only REcycled, but simply cycled from person to person in KAC. Know that these pieces are coming from good people and places and are finding homes in other good places. To see more about this, please stay tuned for our new page "Imagine the Potential."

 

1)http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/grassroots/2014/07/30/rockaway-couple-brings-new-life-old-furniture/13372771/

 

2) Ole Church Antiques is located at 383 US Highway 206 Branchville, NJ

Phone: (973) 948-8555

https://www.facebook.com/olechurch.antiques

 

 

Check us out on Thumbtack

As we grow the business we are always looking for new ways to reach customers. We wanted to show you a new way to get in contact with us! We have created a profile on Thumbtack, a site used to connect people with vendors and negotiate jobs online. Check it out and if you're feeling generous leave us a comment or some feedback that would greatly appreciated. 

Introducing King Arthur's Castle on Thumbtack!

King Arthur's Castle

King Arthur's Castle

We are inspired to create a new life for things that others have discarded. We - and yes this includes our boxer Arthur - scour the tri-state area for abandoned pieces that can be brought back to life again. Whether it's restoring your great aunts dresser, interior designing, or help hunting for a speficic piece we would be honored to bring a new chapter to your home or the things you love in it.

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thankful

First of all, wow! What a beautiful, beautiful day. We have been out in the sun painting some new pieces. We've got the reggae blasting, the beer chilling, and the hammock out for Arthur. Days like this inspire the future and remind us of what's important, of with what we have already been blessed.

We are thankful for so much.

This brings us to the main point of this post. We nearly sold out at our first show a couple weeks ago, and since then, we have been searching for and refinishing new pieces. This is why our site has looked a little, uh, sparse.

...But that's a good thing for us at these still so early stages! We just wanted to let you know that we will be posting some new things very shortly. Here is a rundown of a few treasures that are on their way:

the planter bookcase

the oval chalkboard

the knapp vanity

the keyhole dresser

the 70s dresser

the WWII soldier trunk

the leafed side table

mini mason jars

Please check back later this week! In the meantime, we're going to wake Arthur up from his hammock nap to go for a swim in the lake.

 

Posted on June 1, 2014 .

drumroll...

We are psyched that you have stumbled upon our humble little site. Our heads have been filled with questions about whether to do this, how to do this, and honestly, our ability to do this. We are having a blast setting up this site for you, so that's a good sign. And we clearly love what we are doing with these pieces of furniture, electronics, and home decor. Any suggestions are welcomed, and we can't wait to begin sharing our process with you in greater detail.

Below are some blog posts that are on the horizon...

  • the curlicue rocking chair
  • the repurposed garden bed
  • the Model T light fixture
Posted on April 29, 2014 .