Tag Archives: furniture

Recent Haul from Movie Set Salvage!

One of the most important things we do here at The Resource Exchange is take donated set and prop pieces from films that are shot in the Philadelphia area.  Recently, we cleared out loads of boxes from a major motion picture’s storage unit…and here’s some of what we found!     Come on by and see what else we have in store!

Filed under film/theatre set materials, new, salvage | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Comparison

Sometimes it is hard — for me, at least — to understand why things look the way they do when they are donated to the shop. These cabinets, for instance — why do the center cabinet doors open down? Why is there an opening down the middle of the back? It’s so great… but what is it for?! Oh. A media cabinet. That makes so much sense! They might be a little rough around the edges — who isn’t, after filming a movie? — but they’re just the thing for your television, dvd player, or game system. And the big … Continue reading

Filed under classroom/office supplies, film/theatre set materials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspiration

Who doesn’t love cabinets with glass doors? But sometimes, what’s inside might not be so appealing. Why not spruce up your set-up with an interesting fabric remnant? Resource Exchange Board Chair Denise Gerred chose to camouflage her media center with a patterned piece of burnout velvet. That’s right — she put a bird on it. This quick change turned something utilitarian into something unique without breaking the bank; fabric remnants are often just a few dollars at The Resource Exchange. The next time you’re in, take a look through our bins of burnout velvet remnants. There are all sorts of … Continue reading

Filed under art/craft materials, housewares/decor | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment