Junk on "Parade"

October 8th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
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OK, this would be my Cinderella of the whole Ball.  She went from rags to riches with my extreme makeover.  It was a new faux finish for me and I love how it turned out.   This will be going in my bedroom after the event is over.  Me love her long time.  Coming soon...extreme makeover before and after pix of this piece.
Repurpose: round twig place mats as wall art.  Floral centerpiece was a steal at a furniture sidewalk sale...just $4!  Green napkins were $1 for 4.  Stay tuned for a fun little featured item in another post. 
You have seen this buffet table in a previous post.  $30!  Yup, she is no longer one of the ugly, mean ole step sisters.  http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/5989/merry-christmas-to-me
The apple tree to be was picked up at Goodwill.  The wire basket and juicer or so it said were both thrift store finds.  They added just the right punch of color to coordinate with the kitchen table shown above.
OK, this would be my Cinderella of the whole Ball.  She went from rags to riches with my extreme makeover.  It was a new faux finish for me and I love how it turned out.   This will be going in my bedroom after the event is over.  Me love her long time.  Coming soon...extreme makeover before and after pix of this piece.

OK, this would be my Cinderella of the whole Ball.  She went from rags to riches with my extreme makeover.  It was a new faux finish for me and I love how it turned out.   This will be going in my bedroom after the event is over.  Me love her long time.  Coming soon...extreme makeover before and after pix of this piece.

Photo: www.addressingspace.com

Like I said before, who says junk can't be on parade?  I decorated for a "green home" in the Winston Salem Parade of Homes event that runs the next two weekends.  This particular home is "green" so of course I decided not to go the traditional staging furniture route.  I wanted to go "junking", which we all know really isn't junk.  It is just like Cinderella before the ball. 

I went to every flea market, Goodwill, Habitat Restore, my own store aka my house, thrift store, etc.  I reused, refinished and refreshed anything I could get my hands on.  Here is a sneak peak at my "junk" on display.  I will post individual project photos later with detailed before and afters so you can see the makings of the happy ending to my Cinderella story.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Junk on Parade
posted in: blog, member junk, tabletop, centerpiece, artwork, furniture, candle holder, basket

Comments (15)

pizzawife writes: Hey Marybeth:

Wow, where have I been......you left a message on my site, I have a dining room last year, that I still have note done, I have the same type of ugly, ugly, ugly furniture, did I mention ugly? that I want to re-do. Well, here it is, a year later, and still haven't done it. But, I'm going to now....after reading all of the helpful suggestions from ya all! Can you send me some more pictures? I'm also going to do something in Sue Whitney's advice, can't decide now.....you guys have been too helpful.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your buffet!

Jenn
Posted: 9:41 am on November 4th
CottageElements writes: MB, ditto on all the comments. Love the paint effects on the dresser! Great job. I'm also with Jim and curious how the "juicer" works. If you figure it out, let us know! Vintage kitchen utensils can be the coolest things!

Lani Posted: 11:23 pm on October 13th
shabbychick writes: What an awesome job, MB! I'm in the fan club too...love the finish of the dresser!

Can't wait to see more.

Kathy Posted: 8:09 pm on October 11th
JunkArchitect writes:
Marybeth, you did a beautiful job painting the bureau. The apple juicer thing is cool but I can’t figure out how it juices an apple.

Jim
Posted: 1:07 pm on October 11th
suewhitney writes: The house looks fabulous, Marybeth...great job! I love the finish you used on the bureau. Can't wait to see more of your projects.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:13 pm on October 10th
MimiToria writes: I'm with the rest of the gang! Love the finish on the dresser and the juicer is way cool. Fun to see the green home photos. Looking forward to the befores and afters too.
Gretchen Posted: 9:19 pm on October 9th
Grasshopper22 writes: Like what you did with the dresser...looks fabulous. You have real talent... Posted: 8:45 am on October 9th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great...nice touches of junk through-out. Laurel Posted: 8:37 am on October 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love all of it MB! I can't get over the finish on the dresser and love the apple juicer/corer.(I think Gailmarie hit on something there...better than my vice comment on FB, eh?)

Repurposing, refreshing and reusing what you already have is one of the definitions of a "green" home. You accomplished all that and then some.
Great job!
Candy Posted: 5:02 am on October 9th
fellowjunker writes: Love these pieces Marybeth.....the dresser is to die for!!! Love the apple juicer!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 12:08 am on October 9th
alicemom writes: Love the juicer. All looks ready for us to come in and sit a spell.
smiles, alice Posted: 7:26 pm on October 8th
oldnews writes: I think I speak for many of us when I say that I could move right in and be very happy there!! Beautiful stuff!! Marie Posted: 6:52 pm on October 8th
grannijo writes: Marybeth...Great ideas!...so interesting that you choose to use "junk" for the green house..lol...love it!!!...looking forward to more pictures...thanks for sharing ....sharon... Posted: 6:47 pm on October 8th
monakent writes: LOVE the "juicer" (it kind of looks like a vintage apple corer though)....regardless, I am in love with it!!! Keep us posted in the weeks to come. Best of luck with "la tour." gailmarie Posted: 6:29 pm on October 8th
junkfestgirl writes: Your rehabbed pieces look great! I especially love the apple juicer. Best wishes with the tour! Posted: 6:15 pm on October 8th
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