Lake City, FL, US

As of now I am a full time bookkeeper, who dreams of junking for a living - day and night!! I have the space, tools and imagination - just very little time to dedicate to my passion of junking, and refinishing. I believe that someday God will provide me with the opportunity to fulfill my passion, and live in my sweet spot! I would love and welcome any advice or personal stories that any one can pass my way. P.S. the members of this site have wonderful inspiration! Thanks to all for sharing. May God bless each and every one of you!

Member Since: 08/25/2009

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Rescued China Cabinet

1950's China Cabinet

1950's Sewing machine & cabinet

I inherited this piece last year. It was originally wood color. I refinished it to match the other furniture for my craft room. BTW - the sewing machine works wonderfully! Don't pay any mind to the...

Scrapbook Storage

I found this old buffet at a yard sale for $15. My third piece for my craft/sewing room!

Backdoor Cross

This is our plain concrete pad that my DH poured. I wanted something nice to put on it. We purchased broken tile from our local hardware for really cheap. Not too bad for my first mosaic attempt!

Freeby :-)

I aquired this freeby from an old warehouse that a previous employer had. The top was bowed considerably, and has been in my barn with heavy objects on top of it. Well it has been about a year now...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

A lonely disgarded thrift store find. The look on the woman's face when I said "sold for $5" was priceless! The chair was a yard sale find for $1. I gave it new life as well, married the two. Lonely...

Loving dinner with family!

This is my first post and this is our new $50 dining room makeover!

Recent comments

Re: Wash Tub Coffee Table

Very good idea!! Could be used to hold just about anything! If it is water tight, you could also put goldfish in it for a unique fish pond.

Re: From trash to treasure.

Love it!!! I always look forward to painting a new project! You did a great job!

Re: Just Plain Horse Sense

I absolutely love it! Good work!

Re: An old window gets a new job...message central!

What a wonderful idea! Love the way everything fit together!
Nice job!

Re: End of the Summer Retro Picnic!

I absolutely love the set up! Great job!

Re: what do you do with wine glasses, silver platters, grapes, and gorilla superglue?

I'm going to have to make some of these for christmas goodies! Love the idea! Thanks!

Re: Wish I Had a Penny....

I love it!! I too smile at the bent rusty tin, looks like it has been there for a long time. The Texas star adds a nice touch too. I will have to keep this project in mind! Beautifull done!

Re: "Kind Words Will Unlock An Iron Door"

Very nice indeed! Beautiful. I love the quote. What this world would be like with more kind words......thanks for sharing.

Re: Projects-In-Waiting...

The fencing would make a beautiful one of a kind trellis, so i agree with your hubby on that one! I have seen some really nice headboards made fom shutters. Looks like they would match both you your childrens bedrooms.....or attach pegs for a place to hang jewelry. Have fun with your "treasures"!

Re: Head on Over

What a good idea! You did a good job painting! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: Let Me Entertain You

Love your chippy table! Very nice display for entertaining!

Re: Can you believe these things were FREE?

WOW! What a find! Love the cabinet with the bins! I vote kitchen island too! Lucky, lucky, lucky!!! Can'twait to see it finished!!

Re: Look what I found

Wow! What a great find! Can't believe someone would throw away the hutch. One mans trash......

Re: More great finds

Can't wait to see what you do with the shelf thingy. Nive finds!

Re: Freeby :-)

Your votes are unanimous for painting! Thanks to everyone for your opinions! I am quite fond of the rustic look so I really appreciate the shared inspiration from DownHomeDIY. Unfortunately my dining room is too small to keep it when I'm finished, so I will be selling it. :(

It is going to be alot of work peeling off that veneer without putting too many dings or scratches on it. I am looking forward to my 4 day Labor Day weekend and hope I can post the after picture!

Re: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Thank you to everyone - you have really given my confidance a boost!

Re: Tiered Server

That is a very beautiful piece! I think the little bird loves his new perch!

Re: Architectural pieces and cloches two of my favorite things.

Very nice! Love it! I would love to know what you did with the slate roof. I see you are from Canton, Tx. That is my home state and have family there in Canton. Absolutely love First Monday and wish we had one even half that size here in FL.

Re: I Don't Know Why This Caged Bird Would Sing....

I too cracked up over the chicken in the bird house! That is too funny! I will definately have to use that idea someday and call it junkermidge style chicken! Love it!

Re: Fall Arrangement

Wow! Love those shutters! Could you paint the pots to look like acorns with maybe some sunflowers attached at the base?
Good luck!

Re: Table

I love the grouping...so colorful and happy looking!! Nice Job!!

Re: bar

Beautiful job, well done! Nothing like freebies to work with! Is that a mosiac top on the bar?

Re: chair

Great job!! Lovely fabric!

Re: Boot Scoot ~N~ Birdie

Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!