Mirror Yoke Shelf

June 21st, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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This mirror yoke was yet another treasure from my favorite local Junk Sale.  (The Country Junk Sale in Monticello, MN...love it!)  We just removed the bottom piece of wood added the shelf and then reattached the original wood to the front to tie it all back together.  A little stain and a bit of distressing and we were good to go.  A super simple idea that gets a lot of attention at my house.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, brown, shelf

Comments (8)

ShaeLeigh writes: I like this very much...adds a bit of architectural interest. Great idea! Posted: 12:31 pm on December 22nd
chippingcharm writes: Thanks again ladies...Georgia, I would love to see what you did with your "yoke". Actually my original idea was to hang it "legs down" too in my guest bathroom around the mirror with candles on the shelf. Had to change my plans when I realized it wouldn't work with the light fixture in there...whoops. Do you think it's mean to ask your guests to put their makeup on by candlelight??? Probably :)
Take care, Laurel Posted: 5:35 pm on June 24th
georgiamoon writes: Hey, I did something with one of these too!! Great minds and all that...I'll post a picture of later. I turned mine upside down so that the "legs" are going in the other direction. Cool stuff and fun to see the different looks for the same items. Georgia Posted: 10:59 am on June 24th
RustyDiva writes: Great idea. Very creative and looks like you had the perfect wall for it!

I buy things too before I know what I'm going to do with them. Sometimes you just see a piece that calls to you. I tell people I'll have to dream about it and the cool thing is ~ I usually DO dream about it. I've finished lots of projects that way. Happy junkin. Posted: 11:59 am on June 23rd
chippingcharm writes: Oops...I forgot the "where"...they put a sign up on County Rd. 39 and Harding Ave in Monticello :) Posted: 4:23 pm on June 22nd
chippingcharm writes: Of course I will share the scoop on the Country Junk Sale, the couple that has it are so amazing and kind...I would love it if they sold every last piece of junk they have!!! And believe me, they have plenty of cool stuff to go around!
They have the sale 2 times a year...usually in June and October. They do advertising by email list and local papers but I told them about this site and I think they plan to post it on JMS this fall. I believe it's usually on the first weekend of October and the third weekend of June (actually this past weekend). My sister was married last Friday so I missed the first day but there were plenty of treasures left on Saturday. In fact, I got this huge cool sectioned drawer with a big rusty handle. I still have no idea what I will do with it but at $5...I couldn't resist! Maybe I should post a picture for suggestions???
Thanks for the sweet comments...I just love this site :) Laurel Posted: 3:48 pm on June 22nd
shabbychick writes: What a great piece, and lots of possibilities for display!

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 9:43 am on June 22nd
suewhitney writes: Fabulous reuse for a mirror yoke. You did a great job on the construction and the finish. Nice work Chipping Charm! So when and where is this Country Junk Sale in Monticello? Do tell!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:12 am on June 22nd
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