Studio Junk

January 3rd, 2009 in blog, member junk     
fauxwoman fauxwoman, member
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I found these old garage doors at a yard sale and added spray-on etched designs for my entry. The table came from a consignment shop - my girls and I silver-leafed it to make it pop. The old frame is now my sign.
Found the bookcase at a designers yard sale, limewashed it and use it for my cabinet finish samples. Another old frame showcases finished projects. I added broken column pieces.
Found this old hardware store counter at my favorite antique store. Added a plywood board for a top and a stool to create a great desk with lots of flat storage. The old Indian door (I think) was $5 at a yard sale. The blanket over the door was bought on a working trip in Marrakech.
Hinged together old doors from the salvage yard for walls... the lamps were found at a consignment shop.
Years ago I bought a junky mantel. I lug it to every new studio and change the finish. The old stained glass window and silver cups are from a favorite consignment shop. I brought the rug from Marrakech.
I found these old garage doors at a yard sale and added spray-on etched designs for my entry. The table came from a consignment shop - my girls and I silver-leafed it to make it pop. The old frame is now my sign.

I found these old garage doors at a yard sale and added spray-on etched designs for my entry. The table came from a consignment shop - my girls and I silver-leafed it to make it pop. The old frame is now my sign.

Photo: Debbie Hayes - Faux Design Studio

I own a faux finishing studio that is in Greensboro's 110-year-old flannel mill, called Revolution Mill Studios. The Mill is a 600,000-plus square foot property that is one gigantic recycling project. They search the area's other mills and buildings that are being demolished and salvage flooring, beams, windows, bricks and more to upfit the building and studios. I wanted to reflect the character of the mill with recycled finds from the area as well as from my recent work project in Morocco.


I am in awe of all of you who truly make items creatively with your finds. I mostly repurpose with abandon!


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Debbie Hayes
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, eclectic, furniture, funky, entry, silver-metallic, historical, business, orange, fuchsia

Comments (26)

YTMP writes: You are awesome!!!!
I am admiring your mind and creativity. I am a small minority owed business. My small business is my excape. It's a graphic design business, "Your Thoughts, My Paper". I am preparing myself for when I retire. I work full time for a major corporation. And once my spare room is empty, it will be your ideas that will grace that room. I am a bargin shopper. I have learned more by viewing your site. Thanks and hope to meet you soon.
Diana Posted: 4:46 pm on June 3rd
QueenofGreen writes: WOW! I want my entire house to look like that! Thank you so much for sharing. What a cheerful mix of ideas and designs.
Beth Posted: 12:28 pm on February 8th
mblackburn writes: Oh, and I have to find out more about that gig in Morocco! Posted: 6:01 pm on February 2nd
mblackburn writes: Hi Neighbor!

LOVE your space! We didn't know you were in Revolution Mills now....we'll be there tomorrow night for a small business class! Hope things are going well for you guys!

M Posted: 5:53 pm on February 2nd
gramdeb writes: I was wondering how to separate my junk shelves in the basement from the other area--boy old doors hinged together is a perfect idea!! Posted: 7:51 pm on January 14th
shabbychick writes: Your studio is awesome - and just oozing with creativity in every corner!! It looks so warm and inviting - and inspiring!

Lucky you to have such a great place to go to work (I'm sure it doesn't seem like work though...)! Love everything - from the hinged doors to the hardware store cupboard to the great hanging light, and the colors you put together - what great style!

Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see some of your projects!

Kathy Posted: 4:17 pm on January 6th
purple412 writes: Hello Fauxwoman, love the studio! The french table is awesome! I live in SC, so I've been in Greensboro before, actually shopping @ Rhine's Country Cupboard (great salvage place)! I didn't know about the Revolution Mill Studios, what a cool looking place. Posted: 2:14 am on January 5th
JunkMama1 writes: I love what you've done with the old doors, as well as, you've done an incredible job of mixing old and new things together! It must also be a blast to have your business in a 110 year old bldg with such character! Posted: 6:36 pm on January 4th
writes: My goodness! This is just FABU! Beautiful stuff! Thank you so much for sharing and WELCOME to JMS!

:-) JennyK Posted: 6:03 pm on January 3rd
fauxwoman writes: Wow, I just read the new magazine and watched the video a couple of days ago, not knowing what I've been missing!
I get so caught up in faux-world that I never dreamed other folks would appreciate my junk studio so much. Thanks for your enthusiastic comments. And yes, I LOVE going to work there...
Need some ideas for my display window and now I know where to get inspired. Posted: 4:13 pm on January 3rd
berton718 writes: You're studio is A M A Z I N G!! I love all the creative ideas. Thank you so much for sharing!! Posted: 2:05 pm on January 3rd
kmayflowers writes: Hi Fauxwoman, My father's family is from Greensboro & I always heard about the Revolution area. My great grandmother worked at the Mill as did most of the family. How exciting, I can't wait to get back for a visit. The cotton mill hear in McKinney, Tx has been turned into a wedding & event center. My grandfather worked for Fieldcrest there for a few years in the 30's & they made denim. I have an old mold he used for making denim crayons to correct flaws in the fabric. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Posted: 1:01 pm on January 3rd
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

Happy New Year! I don't know if you've noticed, but we have many new members and many new to the posting adventure. Welcome everyone! We're all glad you are here and hope you will have a great experience at JUNKMARKET Style. For those of you who are new to the site I love to highlight member projects on the home page. I've been doing it on Sundays, but decided I would go back to doing it on a random basis. Fauxwoman is our featured member today. She joined the JMS ranks on January 1st and shared her beautiful studio with all of us. I love what she has done with her space....it's junkingly eclectic and charming. Great job Fauxwoman and thanks so much for sharing. Stay tuned for other member features to come. Everyone on this site is amazingly creative and talented and I am inspired each and every day by all of you. THANKS!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:54 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: Your studio is beautiful and I love the fact that you have added memorable pcs. from trips, and such to your space. You have a lot of creative ideas in your studio, and that is a great way to get your clients thinking and creating as well.
Thanks for sharing your awesome studio with us.
Gretchen Posted: 11:27 am on January 3rd
FunktionalJunk writes: I could only wish for a studio like this! You must be so inspired every time you go to work! Congratulations on a great space!

Leah Posted: 12:08 am on January 3rd
Chovey writes: I like your style!! Love the painted rug on the floor, too!
cynthia Posted: 6:31 pm on January 2nd
junkermidge writes: I love, love, love your studio. I'll bet the old redone mill is incredible. I just love old buildings anyway and how cool to house all those artisans in such a creative space.
Presentation is always a challenge for me, but now I'm greatly inspired. THANK YOU!
Midge Posted: 3:31 pm on January 2nd
georgiamoon writes: Creative space for a very creative person. I love the words "Bought on a working trip to Marrakech". Wouldn't we all love to say that??? You can fill in the last word with any other place in the world and I'd love it just as much! Very very very cool. Georgia Posted: 1:45 pm on January 2nd
CottageElements writes: Carolyn's right, what a great place to work. You must love going their every day! Welcome to the site and please do show us more!

Lani Posted: 9:19 am on January 2nd
1DesignChick writes: What a great creative space! Love it! Janet Posted: 10:31 pm on January 1st
piecesofthepast writes: WOW...how cool are those old doors hinged together?? I love that idea! I would love coming to work here everyday!! Posted: 9:30 pm on January 1st
Gardenjunky writes:
Talk about a beautiful office. It would be a pleasure
to show up at work each day. Love what you have done.

Carolyn Posted: 8:16 pm on January 1st
LuAnn writes: Awesome studio and very inviting.

LuAnn Posted: 7:40 pm on January 1st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Very cool space...cozy, warm, inviting & intriguing! I bet you have lots of stories to tell from your many travels! Do share...
Kari Posted: 6:45 pm on January 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Okay, can I just move right in? Wow! What a cool place to work. You've done an amazing job with all your thrifty finds. I can't wait to see more of your posts.

Welcome to JMS!
Candy Posted: 6:26 pm on January 1st
suewhitney writes: Hi Fauxwoman!

Wow, you're studio is awesome! Welcome to the site...please show us more.

Happy New Year!
Sue Posted: 6:15 pm on January 1st
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