JunkArchitect

Jim Healy
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I have been creating with found objects all of my life. This fascination with design and construction led me into a career in architecture. I am a Licensed Architect, LEED AP and hardcore junker/artist/designer and fabricator.

For over forty years I have used antique, vintage and flea market finds within my furniture creations. Each piece is handcrafted with an eye towards balance, color and uniqueness. The distressing of the paint must take into account how an actual antique would wear from years of touch and the aging of the steel must form the perfect patina. The end result combines furniture design and painting techniques to form one-of-a-kind lamps, signs, furniture and displays.

Check out my creations below!

THANKS...Jim Healy, AIA

Member Since: 12/04/2008


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Cottage Style Mirror

Simple pieces can make a dramatic statement.

Vintage Curio Cabinet

My latest piece was created to showcase a friends collection of Cloisonne.

Deck the Halls with Ball Jars of Holly

Deck the Halls with Ball Jars of Holly...falalalala...Sorry, I couldn't help it.

Can anyone guess what this is used for?

Let's see who can solve the mystery as to what this piece of industrial equipment does. And, there's a little festive prize for the first person to give the correct answer!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING...!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that brings so much talent and creativity to Junk Market Style each day.

Happy Halloween

Here's the front of my little Cape Cod home decked out for Halloween.

Console Table

Visualizing back 100 years to build in the present is how I came up with my latest creation.

Hanging out in the Kitchen

Check out this cool way to repurpose a vintage metal clothes hanger.

Corbel Wall Sconce Lamp

Well it might not be its original intended use but this old corbel makes a cool wall sconce.

Happy Independence Day

This American Flag has been in our family since my grandfather purchased it at F. W. Woolworth's in 1960.

Industrial - Dorm Room Table

I don't want the kid to forget about me when he's away at college.

Vintage Tin Planter

Check out the cool graphics on this vintage cottage cheese tin!

Industrial Funnel Lamp

My approach to building lamps is: if it's old, rusty or industrial, it can be transformed into lighting.

Back to the Drawing Board

Check out a few of my concept sketches.

Order Up...! Repurposed Deli Sign

I've created tonZzz of portfolios but this is the craziest one yet!

My "Junk Swap" box of Goodies!

This isn't even half of what was in my "Junk Care Package".

~Happy Valentine's Day

I've created an album that will not only hold Valentine's Day cards but is also a treasured keepsake.

Collecting Memories Album

It's a place to hold and cherish memories and dreams.

Vintage Chevy Dealership Poster

Now here's a rare vintage find...!

~Christmas Jewelry~

I was asked to create a vintage necklace using an old Santa Claus pin, except there was a catch.

Vintage Wallpaper Display Repurposed into a Mirror

An old wallpaper display is transformed into a conversation piece, I hope, with the addition of a mirror.

Industrial Foundry Pattern Mirror

This stunning antique foundry pattern adds an industrial touch to a collection of vintage frames.

Architectural Wreckage Lamp

Reclaimed historical relics come together to create a perfectly rusty and crusty lamp. It's just what my remodeled breezeway needed!

Vintage Fashion Portfolio

A stitch...back in time.

Photo Album for Baby

A collection of repurposed bits & pieces, some dating back to the 1920's are united into an album to hold your babies precious photos.

Foundry Pattern Mirror

Here's an easy way to add a little industrial without going overboard.

Drink Up! CrAzY Bottle Collection

I have amassed this out-of-control collection of vintage Soda Bottles. The madness started with three bottles I found at a tag sale.

My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

Numbers can add just the right detail to any setting.

Architectural Relic Lamp

A junk-taposition of old wooden relics complete a lamp that's all vintage architecture.

Celebrating a Lifetime Together ~ Photo Album

An assemblage of precious keepsakes come together to create an album that holds a lifetime of memories.

Happy Valentine's Day

Use your imagination to create a life without limits...full of love, beauty and happiness.

The Vintage Wedding

Lace, paper, silk and vintage bits & pieces are bound together to keep your loving memories alive.

Organizing Photos...The Junk Market Style Way

A portfolio created with junk to show photos of even MORE junk.

Christmas Eve Lamp

Just enough light so Santa doesn't stumble, fall and whack his head.

HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Eclectic and sculptural with a slight touch of trashy class.

An Elegantly Wrecked Mirror

Shabbiness with a touch of European elegance.

Got Mums?

Reimaging an old milk box.

Picket Fence Flowerbox

Reclaimed shelves from a 100 year old kitchen pantry and an old picket gate are reimagined into a shabby flowerbox.

Laundry Room Lamp

"all" lit up and ready to brighten even your toughest loads.

Cheers!

Here's a creation I just felt like making. No client, no pressure and no clue what to do with it now that it's finished.

HoJo's Menu

This has to be my most unique commission yet. I was asked to design a frame for a 1960's Howard Johnson's menu.

Junk Architect ~ My Home Furnishings Store

Back in 1988 I realized my dream, by opening a home store named NEW FRONTIER, which featured my furniture and junk creations.

~Happy Mother's Day~

Junkin' is definitely genetic.

The Scruffy Cottage Coffee Table

Beautiful, white scruffiness.

Vintage JEWELRY Sign

I went waaaaay back for inspiration.

Extreme Farm Furniture

Well-worn woodiness with an extreme burst of color.

Happy Valentine's Day!

There comes a point when you just love someone. Not because they're good, or bad, or anything...you just love them.

Slightly Sophisticated Coop Lighting

Straight from the chicken coop to your living room. Yes, I did clean it first.

Grain Scoop Vase

It's starting to feel a lot like spring...somewhere!

Spindle Lamp

OK, don't make fun of me but I built ANOTHER lamp.

Antique Corbel Lamp

Architectural Transformation

Heart of Gold Necklace

Junk Architect Jewelry~

Wired---------[=

Crafted from a vintage, wire basket and a salvaged lamp shade frame, this one-of-a-kind lamp glimmers with rusty radiance.

It's Awards Time!

I was commissioned to create several awards for the employees of a Construction Company that specializes in Historic Restoration.

Autumn

A vintage, galvanized dog food dispenser is transformed and now displays the colors of fall.

Megaphone Pendant Lamp

A suspended Megaphone throws just the right amount of light to create a cheery atmosphere.

Industrial Table [WRECKAGE]

Here is the latest piece of furniture created from my debris field...check it out.

Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

This is what you build when you have more "all" Buckets than you know what to do with.

~~~Summer Breeze Planter

This rescued rusty lawn chair gets a fresh lease on life as the perfect base for a vintage bucket filled with sunflowers.

It's Illuminating

A delicate wire grocery store display creates the framework for a lamp with an industrial edge.

Vintage Kitchen Pantry

There's no hard-edge uniformity to this Kitchen Pantry, just lots of usable space.

~ Megaphone Vase~

A 1950's cheerleader megaphone is combined with discarded wood shelving, an old tin lid and some vintage finds.

Abandoned Factory Lighting

An old abandoned factory is where some of the components used in this lamp originated.

Check Out My Junk...from the "Junk Swap"

Here are a couple of things from the HUGE box of junk I received from my junk swap partner "auction junkie".

[WRECKAGE] Cabinet

WRECKAGE is the name of my line of furniture and creations entirely assembled from salvaged wooden doors, shutters, planks, scraps and hardware.

~Be My Valentine~

Vintage cards, rusty metal and verdigris copper all converge into a Valentine's Day montage.

~My Sweetheart~

Who would have thought that with a little sheet metal surgery a rescued Coca-Cola cooler would be given a second chance at life.

Stop the Draft!

I decided to start out the new year with a totally green

You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet

A box of scrap copper pipes and fittings becomes a more avant-garde approach to the typical Dining Room Table.

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a Gigantic Pile of Junk

I'd really be OK with just a pile of junk for Christmas.

Christmas Vacation...tree

Old travel pennants of the past wrap this Christmas tree in nostalgia.

It's Getting Frosty Outside

This beautiful pair of antique skates, little vintage candle sticks and dominos create a Christmassy glow on a cold stormy night in New England.

Another Crazy Lamp

I believe this is a first for me. I have built something out of junk to hold more junk.

Trick or Treat

Here's a creepy project that was brewed up by combining vintage Halloween memorabilia with some estate sale treasures.

Happy Autumn

This vintage shopping cart is a recent flea market find that was destined to hold falls harvest.

Hemming-Way

A couple of vintage Skirt Hemming Rulers never thought they'd get pinned into becoming stands for displaying photos.

Barn Burner Wall Sconce

A rusty old Barn Door Roller becomes an unusual way to hold candles.

Don't be Chicken - Nightlight

But if you are afraid of the dark here's a Nightlight made out of an old Chicken Feeder.

"The Twelve Best"

This old tobacco tin had been in a Connecticut barn for the last 50 years.

Heir-Loom

An old bead loom, rusty hanger and vintage clip come together to make an unusual picture frame.

Camp Lamp

Old Sears Roebuck & Co. thermos was disassembled and the shell transformed into a Lamp Shade.

What a Racket!

A days worth of junk discoveries turns an old Badminton Racket into an unexpected Clock.

Got Gas!

Old, crusty and rusty is just how I found most of the components for this Lamp. I combined an old Gas Can with a crusty vintage Hose Reel and out popped a Lamp.

Rusty Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Here is a nice old Wheelbarrow with great colors and rust that's been turned into a Planter.

What's New Pussy Cat - Contributor Challenge

I'll tell you what's new Pussy Cat, my Contributor's Challenge project is done!

Happy Mother's Day

Good thing Mom likes junk because junk is what she got for Mother's Day.

Galvanized Flower Garden

Salvaged galvanized Turkey Feeders, plywood and some rusty metal straps combine to create a two-tiered Flower Box.

Great Crates

With there bright colors and cool graphics these old Soda Crates are a quick way of creating a simple junk table. They are always available at flea markets and usually inexpensive.

Funky Funnel Lamp

All the components for this lamp came together in about 15 minutes at last Sunday's flea market. Galvanized funnel, old glass jug, broom handle and a box full of lamp parts.

RAD-ical Lamp

Everyone needs a Theme Floor Lamp

It's a Reel Lamp

A galvanized Funnel and a dismantled Hose Reel pair up to form an industrial lamp. To really give it a factory appearance the cord is a section of BX electrical cable and the plug is from a washing...

Vintage Leather Suitcase

There are many ways to give an old suitcase a new life. So when I needed to raise a bedside lamp the suitcase worked out perfect. By layering a vintage book on top of the suitcase it brought the lamp...

Have a Great Valentine's Day!

My daughter Vicky put this together for Valentine's Day.

Music For My Soul - Contributor Challenge

Old memories came back as soon as I opened the box containing the piano music roll. I saw myself sitting in my second grade classroom on Valentine's Day with my bag full of little cards all...

Berry Basket Frame

With a great weathered patina from years on the farm these vintage Berry Baskets make a quick picture frame. What better place for the Basket then on a vintage Grocery Cart turned into an End Table...

Candle Sconce

Vintage clear glass Insulators and wood pulled from a construction site dumpster become Sconces that give off a very relaxing glow. I did a small sketch of what I wanted the Sconces to look like and...

Whisk Broom Arrangement

Rusty Urn and a collection of tag sale Whisk Brooms becomes a nice arrangement that needs no watering…ever.

"Soilax Bucket" Tool Box Lamp

Believe it or not they still make this cleanser.

"THE UNCOLA Crate" Shadow Box Table

Flea market soda crate turned into a Shadow Box Side Table.

Spool Table

Laundry Basket from an estate sale becomes a great side table with the addition of a glass top.

Ski Lodge Headboard

This project started when I found a pair of vintage skis tossed out for thrash pick-up.

Oar Lamp

Picked up this antique Christmas Tree Stand over the weekend and turned it into a Floor Lamp.

Vintage Sled Nightstand

While driving through the Berkshires in Massachusetts I came upon an estate sale at an abandoned dairy farm.

Christmas Lamp

The shape and patina of this old Red Bucket was calling out for some kind of Christmas creation...like a lamp shade. So without buying anything new and just using the junk in my shop I put together...

Little Rusty Wagon

I just found this Little Wagon at a garage sale and filled it with some old ornament and lights for Christmas.

Let it Snow

When I was kid my mom would take my brother and I to Santa's Land in Vermont. There were these strange little cabins painted bizarre colors and built to some odd scale.

Gliding into Winter

I found this great Glider at a flea market for $10.00.

Vintage Pennant Ornaments

I've been collecting vintage travel pennants for years. I decided to use one as a tree topper and thought it looked so cool that I covered the entire tree.

Less Expensive Than a Real Fireplace

I built, painted and distressed this Mantle as an alternative to a real fireplace, which would have cost $30,000. Adding up all the wood, paint, etc. this project cost about $25.00 I picked up the...

It's the Sign of the Season...

I found some twigs (Doesn't take much) that inspired me to build a Christmas sign.



Recent comments


Re: No Labor Day Monday

Happy Labor Day, Sue! What a simple and unique creation...beautiful!

Jim

Re: Repurposed First Aid Wall / Jewelry Organizer

Brian, old first aid kits always had amazing colors and graphics. This is such an interesting way to not only highlight their practicality but create an artistic statement too.

Jim

Re: JUNKMARKET & Friends at Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

You don't know how bad I'd like to attend...gotta work instead.

Have a great time.

Jim


Re: Bring an Industrial look to the table

Andrea, that is one cool base. Can I check out dad's shop...please!

Jim

Re: From Farm to Table!

Incredible base and the perfect table for your deck.

Here's a tip when you have a glass top on a metal base. Place rubber plumbing washers between the metal and glass. It keeps the glass from sliding and they also act like little shock absorbers. You can also use sticky backed adhesive rubber feet.

Jim


Re: My Hands are Tied...Literally

Beautiful display, Sue.

Jim

Re: Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

Lani. I would have bought the cart in a second! And what you did with it is the perfect repurpose. You certainly have a knack for finding some of the coolest junk out there.

Jim



Re: Beware The Zamboni Brushes !!!

One of the most creative and unique projects ever!

Jim

Re: Vintage Wedding Reception

WoW! Everything about this is so creative and charming. The vintage NuGrape soda bottles, the Scrabble letters, the garland...EVERYTHING!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Industrial Factory Machine Base Party Table

Wow! That is one amazing piece of steel...great job.

Jim

Re: How to Present a Wedding Guest Book

It's the little details like this that make an event memorable. Great idea and beautiful photos, Sue!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Bakers Cabinet

Beautiful! I'm sure it's the best twenty-five dollars you ever spent at a garage sale.

Jim

Re: Custom Painted Checkers/Game 1/2 Table

Great job, Brian! It looks straight out of an old farmhouse.

Jim

Re: The Wedding Bar is Open

I love anything that's out of the norm at a wedding...great idea.

Jim

Re: Vintage Glider Becomes Best Seat at the Wedding

I don't blame them for skipping the head table ritual. Thank God there's couples with some creativity...very cool!

Jim

Re: Cooler Flower Bed

You could not have come up with a better idea for the old cooler...amazing repurpose!!!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Children's Book Toy Lamp

It's the perfect repurpose and what amazing colors...so cool!

Jim

Re: Junktoberfest JUNE

WoW, there are some vintage pieces I would love to own!

Jim

Re: Hubcap Sun Face and Grill Plant Stand!

It turned out beautiful and I love the colors.

Jim

Re: Custom Industrial Bookcase with Surveyor's Stick

Like Ken said, it's a work of art...great job!

Jim

Re: Moss Point, MS. Fall De Rah 2014 will celebrate Front Porches Southern Style

Well that sure looks like fun.

Jim

Re: Vintage Curio Cabinet

Thanks everyone for the BEST bunch of comments ever!

Jim


Re: Chippy Tote to Fairy Garden Centerpiece...

Great colors, theme, everything! Happy almost summer.

Jim

Re: Succulent Sweep Up!

Sue, I love the use of a broom as a "flower box"...I just may copy it.

Jim



Re: Repurposed Apothecary Cabinet

Hey, I've never seen them drink anything other than wine at Mass...so it's appropriate. What an amazing piece and everything around it looks incredible too!

Jim



Re: Ain't No Cure For The Summertime Blues!

That's one cool table, Ken. And probably indestructible too.

Jim

Re: Simply Saturday Planting Project

Bring on the planters, Susie Baby...bring them on.

Jim

Re: Old Beverage Holder Wine Bar

Water, Beverages...BOOZE! Lani, what a perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: 60's Steel Media Cart into Island/Bar/Dining Table

The silver paint scheme is perfect and I love the two different stains on the top and shelf.

Jim

Re: Organ Pipe Pendant - Lighting in G#

Well that's sufficient notice...I'll see you in a year.

Jim

Re: Vintage Hollywood Filmstrip Bows

These have inspired me to make another photo album incorporating vintage film into the cover.

Very cool!

Jim

Re: Organ Pipe Pendant - Lighting in G#

What a unique repurpose for a pipe organ...REALLY! All the components work together perfectly.

Jim

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Beautiful creation, Sue.
Happy Mother's Day!

Jim

Re: Wheelbarrow - A Traveling Potting Bench

What a great way to repurpose an old table top!

Jim

Re: Dress Your Lampshade

Great job! It really looks amazing in your bedroom. I like the side table too.

Jim


Re: World's Simplest Funnel Lights

I just love funnel lamps of any kind...great job!

Jim

Re: THE SUBTERFUGE - Steampunk underwater vehicle

This is truly amazing! The components you find are always extraordinary.

Jim

Re: Dressing up my Dresser...

Wow, that is one amazing room! You have used so many cool junk details throughout. I love the clamps and vintage hairdryer.

Jim


Re: From Kid's Bike to Wall Organizer!

OK...finally! This is the coolest junk project I've seen in quite awhile. Fantastic job, Lani!

Jim

Re: A New Twist on an Old Idea

Hey Sue! It's not just a coffee cup lamp, it's the only sign of spring I've seen since 2013! And, there's a blizzard happening about 100 miles to the east of me right now.

Great lamp and thanks for the glimmer of things to come.

Jim

Re: 1940s US City Unknown

I would love to see what your studio looks like. You sure do have an endless supply of incredible components.

Jim

Re: Bee Hives!

What a great find and amazing repurpose! Who would have ever thought that bee hives could be so freaking cool.

Jim

Re: JunkMarket Style Nursery

I can't believe all this for under $300.00...amazing!

Jim

Re: Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Oh yeah...it sure looks mmm, mmm, good! I love all the artery clogging recipes in vintage cookbooks...WTH is a spread-a-burger...?!

Jim


Re: Piano Keys Wall Art

I love your project...so sentimental.

Jim

Re: From Rebar Wire to Spring Flowers!

Thanks for the inspiring creation, Lani. I've been waiting for spring since last October!

Jim

Re: Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace with Charm Bracelet Valentine Inspired Design

WoW! I love all the bits and pieces...especially the brass tag.

Jim

Re: Old rocking chair

As I said before, you are one incredible artist!

Jim

Re: Piano Pantry

WoW! You are the best when it comes to repurposing pianos.

Jim

Re: Chairs from the Roadside

Great job!

Jim

Re: Valentine Photo Wreath

Congratulation on becoming a contributor, Kerry. Your Valentine's Day project is filled with so many creative ideas...Amazing!

Jim

Re: Old Chest. New Look

I would love to own this piece! Your really did a fantastic job...great detail.

Jim

Re: Headboard Jewelry Display

What a great way to display your jewelry...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Upcycled / Repurposed Pay Phone + Phone Charger + Bank + Accent Light Creation

This is the coolest repurpose I've ever seen for an old phone.

Jim

Re: Yard Stick Table

Great find. It's not only functional but a piece of art too.

Jim

Re: 8 Foot Beauty out of the Burn Pile

Jasmin, I'm constantly blown away with your talent...another AMAZING PIECE!

Jim

Re: Rustic Sign

This is truly a masterpiece of "guy junk". Time to crack open a beer!!!

Jim

Re: Another Industrial Pieces Lamp

Everything about this lamp is cool!

Jim

Re: French Chic Chair and magazine holder

You did a beautiful job on both pieces.

Jim

Re: Lovely Nail Polish Rack

It's a functional piece of art...very clever!

Jim

Re: How to reuse a broken mirror

Like Suzi said, grouping them together could create a piece of art.

Jim

Re: Instant Coffee{House}

What beautiful creations! And your photos are fantastic too.

Jim

Re: Bone art

True pieces of art!

Jim

Re: Reused Paint Can to Make Wall Sconce

They really turned out amazing and what a great way to recycle old cans.

Jim

Re: Child's vanity

Wow...you are an incredible artist! The colors and patterns are just perfect on this piece.

Jim

Re: Pallet/Wine Cork Key Holders

What a great way to repurpose corks...now I know what to do with all mine!

Jim

Re: A "Simply Cozy" winter Mantel...

It really is " simply beautiful"! And I love the subtle color scheme.

Jim

Re: She Got Wheels. And She Knows How to Use Them...

Welcome Amy and Brad! That is one AMAZING table and your client must have gone NuTs over it. I'm looking forward to seeing many more of your creations.

Jim

Re: Guess What This Little Number Is?

OoOoh I know exactly what it is but realize I'm ineligible...so I'll keep my mouth shut. What a spectacular piece!!!

Jim

Re: 1940s Wooden Gameboard Repurposed Table

The legs are amazing! Incredible work, Brian.

Jim

Re: Doors! Who doesn't love Doors??!!??

It's another one of your masterpieces!

Jim

Re: Rustic coat rack

What a beautiful piece of wood. It's the perfect project to highlight its surface.

Jim

Re: Gem of a find

Robin, I would mount them horizontally, about two inches apart, between a couple of painted and distressed 1x3's and hang it on the wall as an assemblage/art piece.

Jim

Re: My first retirement DIY project

How could your husband not like them...they turned out amazing!
When the time comes my retirement years are already booked solid with junk projects...forever!

Jim

Re: Happy New Year, Baby!

WoW Suzi! Your baby doll assemblage is a fantastic combination of vintage and new. I love the Hersey's Kisses dangling from the babies lips, and the sculpted hat is amazing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Jim

Re: Christmas Tree Obsession

WoW! This is more incredible than the Christmas Home Tour they just had in my town.

Jim

Re: My Whimsical Wonderland

We finally all get to see how talented you are. Your sculpting abilities are amazing, I mean Santa's head was originally a light bulb!? The bottle cap eyes on the snowman are perfect.

Keep posting, Suzi!

Jim

Re: Berry Sieve Centerpiece

Becky, the sieve, the silver tray, it all works perfectly together.

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Can anyone guess what this is used for?

SignGuy, a piece like this doesn't need repurposing. With its sculptural and industrial looks it can stand alone...as-is. I placed mine on top of an armoire with no plans to alter it.
Stop beating yourself up and just buy it!

Jim

Re: Shopping cart table

I WANT that shopping cart...!

Jim

Re: Samovar lamp

It looks great in the room and you found just the right shade too.

Jim

Re: Gas Punk

Now that is one fantastic creation...great job!

Jim

Re: Mason Jar Hot Cocoa Bar

It all has such a great vintage feel to it.

Jim

Re: Industrial steel cart

The top is amazing!

Jim

Re: Otto the Nutcracker

I can tell it was a lot of work but you did an absolutely amazing job.

Jim

Re: Toast the Holidays with a Ball Jar Goblet

Talk about the perfect centerpiece for a holiday cocktail party...well this is it! It's festive, colorful and tonzzz of fun. You're quite the artist, Suzi.

Jim

Re: Grain Scoop Vase

SantaClaus, thanks you so much!

Jim

Re: Mason Jar Christmas Tree

So unique...I love it.

Jim

Re: Awesome picks in my last junkin' rounds

I have plans for your blue hand valve...great stuff!

Jim

Re: Take the Challenges: Encourage Others and Toot Your Own Horn!!

Sue, I finally found an old Mason Jar. I was starting to think I was only junker on earth that didn't own one. I'll get something together soon for your Challenge.

Jim

Re: Is it really just an ironing board though?

WoW...what an amazing piece. One of the coolest ironing board tables I've ever seen.

Jim

Re: Industrial Electrical Wire Spool

WoW...great clock! You should start taking the truck to work...just in case.

Jim

Re: Baseboard Flip

What a great patina on the wood and I love the hooks.

Jim

Re: Spindle Christmas Tree

It's a Christmas junk masterpiece...I love it!

Jim

Re: Can anyone guess what this is used for?

Georgia, I found a Ball jar so I'm working on a Christmas project right now.

You have some wild ideas, ramblergirl!

Jim

Re: Can anyone guess what this is used for?

Congratulations to masmail for being the FIRST to correctly guess that it is a shingle cutter...you were quick too! Check out the photo I just added.

I'll send you an email so you can reply with your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who gave it their best shot...lots of great guesses!

Jim

Re: JOY in a jar

This is a fantastic start and I'm sure the rest of your home will be just as beautiful.

Jim

Re: Retro Christmas Art Box

This is fantastic! It truly is a work of art.

Jim

Re: I've been waiting for some of these legs!

It's the coolest top I've ever seen on a sewing machine base!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vintage Simplex Timeclock & Flashlight Lamp

The timeclock is spectacular. This is now my favorite project of yours.

Jim

Re: Winter Wonderland in a Jar

I love all the colors...nicely done!

Now if I can just find a Ball jar.

Jim


Re: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

The silver platter is the perfect foundation for accentuating all the beautiful colors. It's what I would expect from you, an amazing centerpiece.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Jim

Re: Salvaged Wine Caddy

I want it too! And filled with wine bottles.

Jim

Re: Taking the "Challenge"...Broken Lantern to Ball Jar "Snow Globe"...

This pairing was just meant to be...great job! Believe it or not I don't own a Ball jar.

Jim

Re: Driftwood & Rust

Very creative...love the birds.

Jim


Re: Repurposed Wine Caddy - Using Sewing Machine Drawer Slide Racks

Your endless supply of junk has paid off again, Brian. Love them all!

Jim

Re: Faux Antique Perfume Bottles (Made from thrift store salt shakers!)

Beautiful! I think lots of people will be duplicating your idea this holiday season.

Jim



Re: Hostess Gift from Odds and Ends

It really is beautiful! Handmade gifts are the best and mean more to me than anything someone could pick up in a store.

Jim

Re: Take the Challenges: Encourage Others and Toot Your Own Horn!!

I think it's a great idea and I miss the days when there were literally hundreds of members commenting all the time. In just a few more weeks it will be five years since I posted my first project and I have NO plans to ever stop sharing my creations...it's therapy from my day job. The talented members on JMS have kept me inspired and motivated with their skills and cleverness at repurposing. I look forward to each and every new post.

Jim

Re: A Thanksgiving Table

The smell of a roasting turkey, wine, friends, a roaring fireplace and this beautiful table setting. Now that would be the perfect Thanksgiving.

Jim



Re: HomeTalk.com & LampsPlus.com Holiday Lamp Challenge by GadgetSponge.com

Brian, it turned out amazing! I can see this in a home store catalog.

Jim

Re: A Junk Piece with Multiple Uses!

Yes, I would have bought that in a second. What an incredibly versatile piece of junk. Ya done good, Lani.

Jim


Re: Kraut Cutter to Memo Station...

I would have bought it too because that is one amazing piece of junk! It's perfect for a memo station. It would also make a great coffee table top.

Jim


Re: Vintage Tin Planter

Thanks for all the great feedback!
Jim

Re: Falloween Planter

Sue, I love your gourds and how you always have a creative way of displaying them.

HAPPY FALLOWEEN to you too!!!

Jim

Re: License Plate Art: International Edition!

Incredible as usual! I really love the Canadian Flag.

Jim

Re: Carmel Cocktail Kick-Off!

I can't wait to see you in the vintage cocktail attire...sounds like FuN!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Upcycled Saltine Cracker Tin Metal Birdhouse Art Piece

What a great combination of parts and what could be a better use for a Saltine tin, other than holding crackers, than a birdhouse! You're going to think I'm crazy but I own about a dozen of these tins. I've never paid over a $1.00 for one yet I've seen them in antique shops for up to $25.00.

Jim

Re: Time for the Fall Country Junk Sale...

OMG...!!! I can come up with about a dozen repurpose projects from looking through your photos.

Jim

Re: Console Table

Thanks everyone for all the great comments!

Jim

Re: 1950s Wire Cake Plate Transformed into a Chandelier

Now wouldn't this look cool in a vintage bakery...or in your house!

Jim



Re: Halloween !!!

Perfect for Halloween...great job!

Jim


Re: Other peoples junk,

I've almost flipped my car turning around for junk.

Jim


Re: Vintage Halloween

I collect vintage Halloween and love all your pieces!

Jim



Re: Custom Bookcase with Vintage Lockers and Wire Baskets

Perfect storage piece for a mudroom. And the finish...WoW!!! There no way to do authentic looking distressing quickly...it takes time. I've spent longer on some finishes than it took me to build the entire piece.

Jim


Re: Free Roadside Table

It turned out amazing. There's really no need to spend money on NEW furniture when you can restore a roadside find they way you did.

Jim

Re: These Boot are Made for Walking!

Cool idea! An old bandanna would really give it a cowgirl look.

Jim

Re: Bed Spring lamp

That is one wild looking lamp!

Jim

Re: Blanket Ladder

Fantastic...and for only few dollars!

Jim




Re: Kitchen Drawer to Chalkboard Shelf...

It looks fantastic and now everyone is going to be looking for an old drawer.

Jim

Re: Vintage Wicker Hamper Redo...and...Redo

Hampers are typically not something to showoff but this one is showoff worthy!

Jim

Re: Fit for a Queen~

Fantastic find! I love the new seat cover.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Twin Bird Silverplate Platters Bird Feeder

Brian, great mix of components. It's like having a formal dinner party for the birds!

Jim



Re: Hanging out in the Kitchen

Sue, start looking for your vintage beater because I added a photo of the "Mystery Delight" dessert recipe and there is apparently quite a bit of whipped cream involved.

Jim

Re: Overhauled Dresser with Vintage Blueprints & Yardsticks

How could I not love a piece covered in blueprints! Great color too.

Jim

Re: Eiffel Tower Glass Panel Door

You created a work-of-art! I'm inspired.

Jim

Re: "Spinning" with Spool Ideas...

It's the perfect repurpose for an old spool.

I want the vintage clock...so cool!

Jim


Re: I'm on Life's A Porch

You did a little jig the time you visited me in Connecticut! Love all your vignettes especially the piece with the casters.

Jim



Re: Calling all the ladies...do you see what I see?

I was almost afraid to say something!

I don't have a closet full of shoes to fill it with but I'd take that piece any day...great find!

Jim


Re: $1.00 CHIMNEY CUPBOARD

You did a fantastic job...what a difference!

Jim

Re: One style two looks. Paris End Tables

They both turned out great in the end.

Jim


Re: From Metal Tote to Console Table...

It really is a great little table and the spindle legs are the perfect scale. But...Fred wants his tote back...!

Jim

Re: Fancy Cast Iron Base Bar

The balcony railing is extremely cool...great job!

Jim

Re: From Old Spool to Ottoman...

What a great repurpose...industrial perfection!

Jim

Re: Tools of the Trade: Handyman's Heaven

Now THIS one is my favorite piece!

Jim


Re: Wee Little Stool Planter

Like you said..."it's delightful either way". Great little project, Suzi-Q...love the rusty stool.

Jim

Re: Simple Little Wine Bars

Great ideas! You've inspired me to build my own drinkin' station/bar.

Jim

Re: Potato Planter

WoW! Such a cool piece of farm junk. I love what you did with it too.

Jim



Re: A "Little Man Cave"...

You did a great job with every detail. My son wanted a bean bag chair and lava lamp 15 years ago...things never change.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Vintage Books aka My Version of Restoration Hardware Style

Must classier than the RH version.

Jim

Re: repurposed spindles

Great idea for repurposeing old spindles.

Jim



Re: Plumber's Planter

It looks beautiful...great mix! I would love this in front of my house.

Jim


Re: Summer Tablescape

This is exactly what I would imagine a JMS tablescape looking like...beautiful!

Jim

Re: Tootsie Toy Car Necklaces

All the little cars have a spectacular patina. What you did with them is just as spectacular!

Jim

Re: The Name of the Game: Come Out & Play

I'm in love with something when I can't stop staring at it...I can't take my eyes off of this!

Jim

Re: Shabby Chandelier

What a fantastic repurpose!

Jim

Re: New Use for Old Decking

What a beautiful piece! I wish my garage looked this cool.

Jim

Re: Stripping Veneer - The EASY WAY

Stripping veneer is always a terrible job...terrible!
Thanks for the great tips.

Jim

Re: In Memory of the Brave Men of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots

It's a beautiful tribute to an incredibly brave crew of firefighters.
My father was a fireman for 30 years so I know that they will do whatever it takes to save each other in the face of disaster, even if it's the ultimate sacrifice.

Jim

Re: Industrial - Dorm Room Table

StrangeCargo, I attached a 2x12 to the underside of the plywood. It gives the top some weight and a tight fit.

Thanks!

Re: GARDEN BUNNY

Wow! If you look really quick it looks like a real bunny...kinda.

Jim

Re: Outdoors again working in the nice weather!

Great bunch of creations!

Jim

Re: TEXTURE

You really do find the oddest, yet coolest junk! I love both molds and what you did with them. When you're tired of the look I'll take them off your hands...I have plans. The bottle mold reminds me of Andy Warhol.

Jim



Re: Hand-Painted Children's Chair

Your painting skills are amazing...great job!

Jim

Re: Button Flowers

These are the coolest button flowers I've ever seen...Great job!
I find inspiration everyday on JMS.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Sewing Machine Drawer Book Ends

WoW! It's another fun creation...cool details. You must have an endless supple of yardsticks.

Jim

Re: Angel Wing Cubby Transformation

What an incredible amount of detail you put into this piece! It's no surprise that it sold so fast.

Jim


Re: You Guessed It - More License Plate Art!

The best license plate art out there!

Jim

Re: Stacked Pallet "Perch"...

The simplicity is what I like the most about your project. It's pure in form and function, nothing contrived.

Great job!
Jim

Re: Simple Outdoor Table Setting

I would rather be enjoying this gorgeous day in New England by lounging outside eating breakfast with your beautiful table setting...but I'm at work.

Jim

Re: Cirque d' Zebra

It's just an amazing combination of oddball components.

Jim

Re: Just for Fun...

I know you're not much of a baker but I would have thought you were the Queen of Glue Guns.
Not that I'm into dressing up dolls but I must admit you did an amazing job using plants and flowers. Why don't you make yourself the same outfit?!

Don't get too crazy at the Rhubarb Fest.

Jim

Re: Reminder and Last Call...5th Annual Vintage Market on the Farm

WoW...it sounds like it's going to be an amazing show!

Jim

Re: Industrial Funnel Lamp

Lauretta, I see them at antique shows once in a while and the prices vary between high and insanely high. Check out eBay and hopefully you'll hit it at the right time.

Thanks everyone!

Jim

Re: Goodwill Rescue Flag Project

You really did a great job! Have a fantastic Memorial Day.

Jim


Re: Tart Tin Jewelry Pendants

WoW...very creative! The rustier around the edges the better.

Jim

Re: Wine and Cheese Tray? Of *corks* it is silly!!!

Y'all been drinkin'! I like the idea of cutting the corks in half first. It probably was a ton of work, but well worth it...cool project.

Jim




Re: Electrolux Redux

As always, I'm blown away with your incredible talent. It's another amazing assemblage!

Jim


Re: Finally...Summer has Arrived!

WoW...urine specimen bottle!?!?! What's Lani talkin' about? I may need to take a drive to Minnesota to see just what goes on when the two of you are playing with junk.

Oh yeah...cute project.

Jim


Re: Vintage Treasure Jewelry :: Necklaces

Beautiful combination of vintage components. They really are works of art!

Jim


Re: Looooooooove

I love old crates. Fantastic repurpose and beautiful photos too.

Jim

Re: Shadow Box Coffee Table

I'd love to own this piece! I have tons of collections and no place left to display any of them.

Beautiful piece and great finish.

Jim

Re: Louisiana Map & Vintage Yardstick Writing Desk

WoW...great finish and details. It's another masterpiece.

Jim

Re: Chalkboard from Crib

It turned out great.

Jim

Re: Hutch top transformation

It really turned out fantastic!

Jim

Re: Geeba Geeba Monsters

Now aren't you the creative one! What a great way to repurpose denim.

Jim

Re: One door - 2 fun side tables

I love your idea of placing them next to a clawfoot tub...great repurpose!

Jim

Re: Now I Lay Me Down!

WoW! You really did an incredible job.

Jim

Re: Vintage Retro Blue Aluminum Space Age Bird Feeder

Fantastic repurpose of an old light sconce!

Jim

Re: Coffee Table

What an amazing piece!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Red Wagon & Singer Sewing Machine Base Storage Table

Brian, this has to be your coolest creation yet. The intensity of the colors really make the piece.

Jim

Re: Old Drawers to End Tables...

I love how it turned out, Laurel. Great way to reuse old yardsticks.

Jim

Re: Rustic Insulator Containers

I love the idea. Insulators always make my Top 10 list of cool junk finds.

Jim



Re: Pipe Holder Re-Do

Who would have thought an old pipe holder could be repurposed in such an interesting way. I love it!

Jim

Re: Clawfoot tub to French Chaise!

Wow...what a TON of work! It turned out amazing.

Jim

Re: Wheelie Washtub

I needed an idea for a small table on my deck and this would be perfect...Thanks!

Jim

Re: Rusty old shell of lawnmower up-cycled to Mosaic Garden Planter

So creative and fun!

Jim

Re: Junk Jubilee Here I Come!!!

Have a great time!

Jim

Re: Oil Can Ring Holder

I collect old oil cans and this is a great repurpose.

Jim

Re: Vintage Stool Turned Table

It turned out beautiful and your photo is magazine worthy.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Custom Green Storage Trunk Hairpin Leg Table

Great job, Brian! I love the intensity of the color and it's the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: "Soilax Bucket" Tool Box Lamp

Swingpath, thanks for letting me know. Show your dad this post!

Jim

Re: Rustic Centre Pieces

I might steal your idea and go rustic for Easter. Simple and very cool!

Jim

Re: Faux Fireplace from Scraps - UPDATE!

OK...you WIN the repurposing award for 2013! I can't believe how incredible this turned out. It's a masterpiece of ingenuity.

Jim


Re: Back to the Drawing Board

Thanks, MakinItHappen! I remember so many unnecessary things, so vividly too. Each occurrence is like a photo in my mind that I can refer back to. Random circumstances lead to ideas and concepts, sometimes years later.
Absorb all that is good!

Thanks again everyone.

Jim

Re: Kitchen Ipad Stand

What a great idea...!

Jim

Re: Outdoor Footstool from Wine Crate & Chair Parts

I love the dual purpose.

Jim

Re: Handmade Wooden Barn Quilts

Your painting and design skills are amazing!

Jim

Re: Handmade Wooden Barn Quilts

Fantastic! I hope you're selling these somewhere.

Jim

Re: Wooden Signs

Beautiful work!

Jim

Re: Wooden Signs

Before I even checked your bio page I knew you were from WV.
Great job with the sign!

Jim

Re: Old Window+Vintage Map

Beautiful! The photos is magazine worthy.

Jim

Re: Entry table

What an incredible piece...and finish! The photos are fantastic too.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vent/Exhaust Hood Bird Feeder

My Gawd...this thing makes a better bird feeder than a vent hood! Love the red finish too. Great repurpose, Brian!

Jim

Re: Old Ladder Wrap and Paper Station...

What a great repurpose...and so functional too!

Jim

Re: Gaga for Galvanized

What a great piece...I want it!

Jim

Re: Back to the Drawing Board

Visualizing new concepts, sketching, designing and building have been the focus of my life since I was three years old. That's the reason I became an architect. There's a photo of me on Facebook when I was 9 months old banging away with a hammer and as happy as I could possibly be. I REALLY appreciate all the positive comments coming from such a talented group of people. This junk thing is not a fad but has been my life for the past fifty years.

Thanks again for ALL your encouragement!

Build on...!

Jim

Re: Ski Coat Rack

Great look. I've had several projects lately that required old skis. They're getting harder to find at a reasonable price.

Jim

Re: Tape Measure Bookmarks

What a great idea! I'm going to make a few and use them to mark sheets in sets of blueprints.

Jim

Re: Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

My kind of repurpose! I love everything about it...especially the finish.

Jim

Re: Mantel Ladder

Every junker needs a ladder project...looks great!

Jim

Re: Antique/Collectible Store Booth Overhaul - GadgetSponge

The colors would draw me right in. Great looking booth, Brian!

Jim

Re: Simple Spring Centerpiece

What a great combination of elements and colors!

Happy almost spring!

Jim

Re: nothing to post yet(just new here), but i'm working on a hula-hoop rug...pics to follow soon

I can't wait to see the finished project!

Jim

Re: Serving Up a Little Vintage with Some Beverages!

I've alway tried to incorporate unique ways of serving drinks, meals, etc., especially at parties. It makes the ocassion so much more interesting and fun. Thirty years ago I built a bar from an old galvanized bathtub and friends still talk about it today.
It might be only 8:00am but I could go for a little sangria with my eggs! Ya only live once...!!!
Great bunch of ideas, Lani.

Jim


Re: "Plain Jane" gets a face lift

This really turned out beautiful, Andrea. I love the simplicity of the graphics. Many times people think a piece should be COVERED with unnecessary embellishments...this is perfect!

Jim

Re: My Spring Mantel...aqua glass, jars and lots a JUNK!!

All I can say is each piece is more fantastic than the other. I love the selection of colors for spring...beautiful!

Jim


Re: Desk

What a great way to repurpose drawers. I love the color too.

Jim

Re: Filmstrip Door

Wow! The finish REALLY does look like camera film...VERY COOL!

Jim

Re: updated old table

It turned out beautiful...great colors.

Jim

Re: Armoire to TV Stand

It couldn't have turned out nicer...great job.

Jim

Re: Operation Overhaul

What an amazing transformation. You did a beautiful job with the finish.

Jim

Re: Wagan Wheel End Tables

It really DID turn out awesome...great finish!

Jim

Re: Brown Lariat Necklace

Beautifully done!

Jim

Re: Old water damaged silver platters with a new make-over

You're so talented...great job!

Jim

Re: Stu D. Baker

Oh yeah! Everything about it is fantastic but my favorite component is the shoe form feet.

Jim

Re: This Won't Hurt a Bit!

The first thing I thought of when I saw the tool trays was food...not sure why. I'd lay celery stalks, bread sticks, etc. where the dental instruments would go and fill all the compartments with dip.
How about hanging them on the wall and sticking photos in the recessed areas. Is that too weird? Wait...nothings too weird.

"This won't hurt a bit"...!!!

Jim

Re: Order Up...! Repurposed Deli Sign

Thanks ladies for all the amazing comments.
Suzi, I'm really liking your TV idea! Georgia, you ALWAYS have the nicest things to say. Miss Susie Whitney, you keep me motivated. Geneen, you're funny as hell!

Thanks!

Re: Baby Shower Centerpiece

I love the little pot belly pitcher! And, the entire look is perfect for a shower.

Jim

Re: Re-purposed dresser drawer bench!

Two fantastic display ideas!

Jim

Re: using hotel cards as a table covering

I love the old hotel cards on top.

Jim

Re: Brass and Burlap

Now that really turned out great!

Jim

Re: A Tip for Old Books

I gotta try this. I have tons of really old books that STANK like crazy. Plus, you made it look so purdy, Suzi-Q.

Jim

Re: Corner shelves from old doors

Beautiful! I'm immediately drawn to a vendor's booth when the background pulls you in...this does it.

Jim

Re: Bathtime Goodies

Beautiful, and what I consider the perfect combination...clean yet crusty. I'm a little envious when I see such a nice bathroom. I literally have NOTHING displayed in mine...nothing. Not even a Q-Tip, toothbrush or pony holder!

Jim

Re: Overhauled Yardstick Telephone Table

WoW! Love the distressed blue finish and metal trim. It's another amazing creation!

Jim

Re: Industrial, Vintage Playing Cards Wall Art

I love everything about this piece...cards, measuring tape, colors, everything!!!

Jim

Re: Vintage toy Cars

What a great find! I'd build a display just to show them off. I'm interested, send me an email...junkarchitect@yahoo.com
I have LOTS of vintage car junk and could create a very cool display!

Jim

Re: A Wine Traveller

This is great and a much cheaper way to get liquored up while traveling than spending your hard earned money on overpriced hotel cocktails. I like the little metal glasses too. Sometimes it's more fun to drink wine from SOMETHING other than a wine glass.

Salute!

Jim

Re: Mademoiselle Mystique

I can't get over how talented you are. This piece is truly remarkable!

Jim

Re: Artique Project

What an amazing assemblage!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Upcycled Birdhouse - Blue Kettle & Alarm Clock

The colors, details and workmanship are all amazing!

Jim

Re: Pallet Tin Man Garden

What a fun and creative way to repurpose pallet wood.

Jim

Re: Boys room makeover

WoW...I love everything! The table was an awesome find.

Jim

Re: my "CHAIR"ity creation donation

Now this would look perfect next to my front door. What a spectacular transformation!

Jim

Re: Industrial Trophies made from left-over junk :)

I don't know what else to say but...AMAZING..!!!

Jim

Re: Bedroom Bar for that Morning Java Jolt!

Wow! I'd set it up within reaching distance so I wouldn't have to get out of bed. Lots of great stuff as usual, Lani.

Jim

Re: A Valentine's Day Treat!

That's a pretty darn ingenious way to use such a variety of components, Miss Whitney.
Is it too soon to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day?

Jim

Re: First Kiss Dresser

You really have mastered the technique of turning not-so-nice furniture into beautiful pieces!

Jim

Re: Junky LOVE

LOVE, junk and a bottle of wine...PERFECT...!

Jim

Re: Vintage Water Ski Pair Lighted Organizer

What a great NEW way to repurpose old skis!

JIM

Re: Before-After Wine Buffet Cabinet

What an unbelievable transformation! It's amazing what paint can do.

Jim

Re: Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair

What an amazing makeover...!

Jim

Re: Industrial Dummys

I love these...! The foundry molds and all your little junk components work perfectly together.

Jim

Re: Taco Soup Served up Ala-JUNKMARKET Style!

Damn that looks good...! I'm going to make a batch for dinner tonight...thanks!

Jim

Re: From Drab to Fab!

Oh yeah...my kind of junk. I love your repurpose!

Jim

Re: New Life for an Old Kilt

I need one! Our high tomorrow is only going to be 10 degrees.
Great repurpose.

Jim

Re: Route 66 License Plate Art

That's my favorite...until the next one!

Jim

Re: Little Black Table with Tile Top

You did a fantastic job...AND ALL FOR FIVE BUCKS!

Jim

Re: Re purpose Dresser - Console Table

What a freaking difference...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: The Whatchamacallit!

You certainly know how to turn a not-so-great piece of furniture into a beauty...!

Jim

Re: Working Together...a couple old drawers and a sign...

It's an overall beautiful look. I love all the little architectural fragments.

Jim

Re: Layered Tin Hearts "Gardens and Graphics"

WoW...! What a cool way to repurpose old tins...beautiful!

Jim


Re: Wood Spool Shelf

I love all the components you used in your creation.

Jim

Re: Jewelry/Necklace Holder made from an old lamp...

It looks fantastic on the dresser!

Jim

Re: JOE CAMEL

Damn, you are absolutely amazing with the components you select for each piece. INCREDIBLE...!

Jim

Re: Upcycled Victorian Chairs

As always, a beautiful transformation! Great choice of fabric and paint.

Jim

Re: Coffee Stations from No Hope Dressers!

I would think this has to be one of the hottest pieces of furniture going right now considering all the reasons you stated. You've done an amazing job on each one and I can see why they sell so quickly.

Jim

Re: "Eye Candy"...

Oh yeah...! That is the PERFECT repurpose. I love everything about it.

Jim



Re: Before and After vintage chair

Well that's one amazing transformation...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Small Trinket Box

Another beautiful creation!

Jim

Re: Little Birdie Junk

That has to be the most structurally sound bird feeder I've ever seen...! The pipe base could support a building. And, look at the throngs of birds it attracts. Did you add some "special seeds" to the mix?! The cardinal looks a little tipsy.

Jim

Re: 8 x 10 frames

Wow...great job!

Jim

Re: Silverware art

Great piece! Love it in the frame.

Jim

Re: guitarman 2

Cool piece! This would be amazing at a huge scale...like 10' tall.

Jim

Re: Hunka~Junka Burnin looooove

I don't smoke and seldom drink but I have other manly things I could stash in your Hunka Junka! It sure is an amazing assemblage of guy junk.

Jim

Re: REMINDER! Times All Most Up! JUNK Swap.....2013 Edition!

I'm ready to swap when you are...!

Jim

Re: ~Christmas Jewelry~

Thanks for all the great comments. I'm in the process of creating a line of jewelry consisting of all vintage components...stay tuned.

Simmer down, Sandy...!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jim

Re: Old Tin Beer Can Mirror

I'm thirsty...really thirsty! The colors and graphics are fantastic. What a cool freaking mirror!

Jim

Re: Wrap it up for Chritmas

Wow! The rosettes are amazing!

Jim

Re: Christmas at my house!

Nothing better than a unique Christmas tree...beautiful!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Bird Feeders

Brian, with all your incredible birdhouses you really should have a museum exhibit titled...Home Tweet Home!

Jim

Re: Musical Christmas Trees

Georgia, the trees are absolutely beautiful! The sheet music theme is perfect for the holidays. I would love to have these on my fireplace mantle.

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Connecticut...!

Jim

Re: Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

It's unique, creative and fun...that's what the hoildays should be. And, you can decorate it any way you want for the cost of a box of colored chalk. I love the little green table.

MERRY CHRISTMAS...!

Jim



Re: Monkey Organ Grinder Steampunk Style

I love the components in this piece...Steam Punk for sure!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Sewing Machine Drawers Twin Wall Organizers

Wow! This is the most unique use of sewing machine drawers yet. The paint finish is fantastic too!

Jim

Re: THIS FENCE WILL MAKE YOU STALL!

It looks fantastic and what a great find!

Jim

Re: Junk Tree

Well that's one cool looking tree...and so creative! Love the old Coke cooler.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jim

Re: Virtual Cookie Exchange

I love your family tradition but how come you didn't make me a batch when you stopped by?!
Your brother's Christmas morning outfit is exactly what I wear now but with the addition of a pair of burgundy loafers. It's a very festive look!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jim

Re: Organ button necklace with frosty grey beads

Wow Cassie, what a gorgeous piece! I've been assembling several junk jewelry pieces as Christmas presents and your post is so inspiring.

Jim

Re: Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a Gigantic Pile of Junk

Thanks everyone! I think this is the most positive feedback I have ever received on a project. I REALLY appreciate all the response...!!!
Have a happy and safe holiday!

Thanks again,
Jim


Re: Vintage Wallpaper Display Repurposed into a Mirror

Thanks everyone!
Have a great hoiliday season...!!!

JIm

Re: Repurposed Parts Whimsical Lamp

This would look incredible in a kid's room! There's such a cartoon quality to it...very cool.

Jim

Re: A Bar Everyone Can Join in On!

Jeez, I want to see you and Georgia Moon wrestle for the cabinet. I'll bring some Tia Maria and Baileys...they both go with hot chocolate!

What a magnificent bar...Merry Christmas...!

Jim

Re: O Stove Grate Christmas Trees...

Well your little tree is the perfect holiday junk creation but you did ask the question "What would you have done".

So here's my idea. Mount both burners vertically to a 1x6 the width of a paper towel roll and lay a wooden dowel in the curved tops. Now you have a paper towel holder with a kitchen theme.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Jim

Re: Christmas is Coming!

Wow, my table NEVER looks this amazing and probably never will either. What a inspiring bunch of ideas. The green bottles really add a dose of holiday color...Beautiful...!

MERRY CHRISTMAS...!

Jim

Re: Antique Silverware Facelift

This would make really cool jewelry too!

Jim

Re: {Feather Studies Handmade Book}

I love making albums/books too and your feather book is a masterpiece!

Jim

Re: Altered paper salt can

Well that is a cool idea...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Painted Key Necklaces

The fingernail polish is a cool technique. I love all of them...great job!

Jim

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING...!

Thanks everyone. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Jim

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to All...The DRT Centerpiece

Sue, Happy Thanksgiving 2012! Your table is as beautiful as ever. I hope you have a relaxing and fun holiday with your family and friends.

I have some interesting junk creations coming up for the remainder of the year...can't wait to share them.

Jim

Re: Chest of Drawers Overhaul

Brian, here is another fantastic restoration using one of the colors from your signature palette...amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Bicycle Rim Pendant Light Fixture

Spectacular Christmas present for someone who rides!

Jim

Re: Old Iron Hoop Orb

So cool...! I want a bunch of these scattered all over my yard.

Jim

Re: Recent Up-cycled projects with wood, driftwood and metal !

WoW...very creative...!

Jim

Re: Photo holder from reclaimed wood

What a cool repurpose and great way to display your photos.

Jim

Re: a change to old metal address house numbers

I've never seen interesting house numbers...UNTIL NOW!

Great idea.

Jim

Re: King and Queen of Hearts Chairs

As always...spectacular!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vintage Sewing Machine Cabinet for Storage

Amazing transformation! You could not have picked a more appropriate color...perfect!

Jim

Re: Bed Rail Turned Stocking Holder

Becky, what a great way to repurpose old bed parts. Your painting technique is perfect...it really looks old.

Jim

Re: Vintage croquet vases

The patina on the wood is amazing...great idea!

Jim

Re: Bejeweled Bouquets

Absolutely beautiful and unique...great job!

Jim

Re: The Sentinel Mechanical Bird

You always use such an eclectic bunch of components...I love it!

Jim

Re: Put Your Feet Up...wine crate ottoman

Your ottoman turned out beautiful and has inspired me to do something similar...thanks!

Jim


Re: Halloween Mantel Light Show

Wow...do I ever love your mantel...! It's sophisticated, halloweenish and just plain cool. I think the broach on your girlfriend makes her even creepier looking! Did you ever notice that no one is smiling in photos prior to the 1920's. My assumption is life was tough and toothpaste wasn't a priority.

Jim

Re: "Retro-Moto" Custom Nightstand Furniture

That is one cool looking creation! The color is great and the overall piece reminds me of an old furnace.

Jim

Re: Burn Pile Rescue

Great save and the perfect colors. Your finishes get better with each new creation!

Jim

Re: Collecter's Edition of Country Home with Two JUNKMARKET Features!

I really miss Country Home along with a few other inspiring magazines that have bit the dust.
Congratulations and I can't wait to pick up a copy.

Jim

Re: Pinocchio and His Time Machine

WoW! The game board, dog muzzle...Cra-Zeee! You've done it again, another spectacular creation.

Jim

Re: Repurposed WWII Military First Aid Storage Suitcase Table w/ Sewing Machine Base & Yardsticks

Wow...I love the entire piece but your graphics on the trunk are what put this over the top. With that color combination it would blend perfectly into my new breezeway.

Jim

Re: Cardboard Box into a Furniture

What a great job...amazing!

Jim

Re: Beautiful Antique Rocker

What a spectacular transformation...!

Jim

Re: GIRLY MASON JAR GIFT SET

They're both beautiful creations...!

Jim

Re: Architectural Wreckage Lamp

Thanks everyone...!

Flossielucy, the base is attached to the baluster with a lag bolt. The power cord comes out the side of the baluster about 2" below the light socket.


Jim

Re: Art Deco redesigned Mantel Clock

Each one of your creations is magnificent!

Jim

Re: Good Golly Miss Molly

As always...simply spectacular...!!!

Jim

Re: Thread Holder

Not only is it functional but sculptural looking too...great job.
I want the bean planter plate...!

Jim

Re: Can Lamps with Pull Tab Shades

The shade was a hell of a lot of work...great job!

Jim

Re: Reclaimed Gym Floorboards

You really do incredible work and this piece is no exception. I wouldn't get an open flame near your wax and grease finish...sounds explosive!

Jim

Re: Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm

I collect old blueprints and there's a cabinet in my living room that this would look perfect hanging over...very cool!

Jim



Re: EAT

ONE of my favorite things to do...Great job!

Jim

Re: THE PROPHET - World's Revelation

One of my favorite creations of yours...I love it!

Jim

Re: Pumpkins with Attitude

You did an incredible job...!

Happy Halloween!

Jim

Re: Halloween Upcycled Bird House with License Plate Body

The colors, the design, the components...my favorite birdhouse so far!

Jim

Re: License Plate Art Animals

You really need a museum show...amazing artwork!

Jim

Re: Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

OMG! Wouldn't this be cool on the wall in a car dealership's showroom.

Jim

Re: A Conveyor Belt for Fall

Oh Sue Baby...I love this creation...Industrial fall...!

Jim

Re: Water Spigot Necklaces

They are all beautiful...! I love all the components you incorporated.

Jim

Re: Collecting Treasures

Wow...what great finds! Looks like a lot of cool pieces for making jewelry.

Jim

Re: Vintage Fashion Portfolio

Thanks everyone for ALL the great comments...!

ela1203, the covers are made using Masonite Board. You can buy it at any one of the big home stores. All my albums are custom orders so I never have any hanging around to put on Etsy.

Thanks again,
Jim

Re: Repurposed Chrome Flour Pod Birdhouse

I love everything about this creation...very architectural...!
Georgia, they're called buttresses.

Jim

Re: Flexible Flyer Fun

Well it sure is versatile. I'd like to see it filled with ice and Corona's...fun wagon project!

Jim

Re: Shoe Form Window Treatment

Now that is creative...!

Jim

Re: PHONY AS A $3 BILL

Spectacular! I absolutely love all the parts and colors...creepy lookin' thing.

Jim

Re: Fun, Fun, Funky

Somebody couldn't make up their mind when came to a kitchen cabinet color. Their craziness is your gain...great job!

Jim

Re: Quirky Decor

Quirky junk is the best kind. Quirky people are the MOST fun...! I love them all.

Jim

Re: A Couple of Repurposed Bird Feeders

This birdhouse is so freaking cool that I'd even eat from it...!

Jim

Re: Thrifted Vintage Ruler Lamp

I love this lamp!! Rulers are one of the most interesting junk finds to incorporate into a creation with all their cool graphics, old phone numbers, etc.

Great job!

Jim

Re: YOU-Nique Sleigh Bed

For a Crazy Lady you sure created a magnificent piece...!

Jim

Re: GETFRESH Vintage Opens its Doors

Junk Market is not only a destination on the web but now has a place where you can touch all that crusty rust in person. I'm gonna get a tetanus booster shot and head for Minnesota...!

Jim


Re: Aging Galvanized Metal

All I need to say is...THANKS...!

Jim

Re: Heavy Duty Desk Vice Grip

Industrial, green...can't get much better than that.

Jim

Re: Roadside Find

If it was mine I would leave the old finish, repair the broken spindles, etc. and add a top. It would make a great vintage changing table.

Jim

Re: "Playing" with a Mailbox...

What a perfect solution for storing things outside!

Jim

Re: Shhh....no more. JUNKMARKET's Little Sister is here!!

Congratulations...! I can't wait to see the store in person. I'm sure the merchadise will be spectacular!

Jim

Re: Welded Birdhouse

What a fantastic first welding project. It's tornado proof too!

Jim

Re: Wine Rack

It's the perfect repurpose for a beautiful piece of wood.

Jim

Re: Getting Scrappy

Well I've always loved your creations so it's about time you became a contributor. You've really mastered your paint distressing technique...great project!

Jim

Re: Propeller & License Plate Bird Feeder

I love the fan blade roof detail. It looks like a little vintage spacecraft.

Jim

Re: Junk for Storage

The shotgun casings as drawer pulls are spectacular but the lunchbox first aid kit is the BEST...!

Jim

Re: Layered Filigree Bracelets

They look like little wearable clocks...beautiful!

Jim

Re: ~My Sweetheart~

Hi deedee, I do sell my pieces so don't hesitate to ask if you see something you like.

THANKS!
Jim

Re: Broken China Mosaic Table

Wow...that looks like TonzZz of work...but well worth it because. Great job!

Jim

Re: Sun Yellow!

It sure did turn out fantastic and the contact paper on the back looks great.

Jim

Re: "Brit Beach" Union Jack Coffee Table

Brian, this really turned out amazing. The paint, distressing and color are perfect.

Jim

Re: Farm Implement Repurpose

I really love this, Andrea. This may sound a little nuts but I save empty wine bottles from really special occasions. We all sign and date the label...crazy huh! This would make a great sculptural piece with all the empties sticking out.

Jim

Re: My "Big Girl" Ladder Bed Canopy...

What a beautiful bedroom and a fantastic way to create your Big Girl look. I'm kinda liking the whole monkey bar concept...!

Jim



Re: Repurposed Vintage Philco AM Console Radio

That is one cooOool finish! I sure do love this piece.

Jim

Re: Red, White, and Blue. . . Industrial 4th of July Necklace

What a beautiful piece...! The industrial number is just perfect...HAPPY 4th!

Jim

Re: Edgemont Tin & Film Storage Box Metal Birdhouse

The birds must just LOVE YoU...another amazing creation!

Jim

Re: My Version of Junk in the Trunk...

Everything about this is perfect...the legs, the color, the execution.

Jim

Re: *Berry* Easy, No Bugs, No Spill Party Glasses

Hey Jasmin...! Another "cool" project and welcome to JMS.

Jim

Re: Foundry Pattern Mirror

Thanks everyone...!
Bec, I did cut the mirror. It's a little jagged but ya can't see it anyway.

Jim

Re: Foyer Mantle

Wow...what a beautiful distressed finish!

Jim

Re: Paint Stir-er Flower...

I love those old paint mixers but can never find one. You really came up with the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: PICTURE

The photo would make such a great greeting card.

Jim

Re: B-I-N-G-O...and BINGO was his name-o!

What a freaky lookin' thang...but spectacular!

Jim

Re: Superstar!

Bec, what a great job and such a beautiful crusty finish too.

Jim

Re: Etching made easy!

It turned out amazing and thanks for the tutorial...!

Jim

Re: JUNKMARKET Style....25,000 Members strong

Congratulations...! This is the one-and-only site to see some of the most inspiring junk creations out there!

Jim



Re: Rusty door hinge Necklace

One of the coolest junk necklaces yet!

Jim

Re: Fashionable Junk

It really is a cool look...especially for you!

Jim

Re: Deck-orating...

The most important aspect of a home is a place to relax. You have created just that and it all looks amazing.

Jim

Re: Manly Mirror

Oh yeah, that really turned out very cool...and manly. I like the rack too!

Jim

Re: Old Trouser Press

I think a great project would be a coffee table top. I would start looking for an industrial base and then lay a piece of thick safety glass over the trouser press top resting on the wingnuts. It's too cool to alter in any way.

Jim

Re: From Picnic Table to Bench

Bec, you're really becoming an expert with your distressed finishes!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Water Fountain with Old Galvanized & Silverplate Parts

Maybe your best creation yet, Brian...!

Jim

Re: Sweet Junk Nothings...

Hey Suzi-Q! Yes you are predictable when it comes to junk, food, wine, more wine. And yes, I do remember when you bought that little pouch and we talked about doing a similar project. Well it turned out beautiful and I'm glad you liked my suggestion...now you owe me dinner...and maybe a nice junk gift.

I've been slacking with my junk creations and it's all due to being extremely busy at my day job. I miss posting so I'll try like crazy to get something really junky up soon.

Jim

Re: O.K. for Cups...

Wow Laurel...! It's the perfect junky solution...AMAZING!

Jim

Re: My Newest Addiction

I've had a horrible addiction to old toolboxes for years. Sometimes I even start to tremble when I see an old rusty one full of tools.

Great find...!

Jim

Re: Cupboard Door to Picture Frame

You have inspired me to create a similar concept...very cool...!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Items Used for Washi Tape Dispenser Boxes

Brain, the colors, the yardsticks, the concept...PERFECT...!

Jim

Re: Scrappy Side Table

I love the piece and finish...great job!

Jim

Re: score! 1920's gas station light

I would have bought it in a second...!!! What an amazing find.

Jim

Re: Faux Clock

Spectacular...and HUGE...! You really outdid yourself with this creation...great job!!! Love the numbers.

Jim

Re: Chess Anyone?

This is the coolest chess set I have ever seen...AMAZING..!!!

Jim

Re: JUNKMARKET Tablescapes - Twin Cities Live Video

What a great bunch of ideas..! Invite me to tag along next time...OK?

Nice piggy tails.

Jim

Re: Entry Shelf

All my favorite junk finds in one great piece...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Dressing up the Yard with old shutter bifold

I love it all...especially the chair...!

Jim

Re: chain table

Cool table...! Your buddy did an amazing job welding the links.

Jim

Re: Mini metal box pendants with vintage gems!

What a BEAUTIFUL piece...and great photos too.

Jim

Re: Miss Che Vious

OMGaaawd...!!! What an incredible piece! You should have won "Best in Show".

Jim

Re: Upcycled Student Room Accessories

Brian, what an amazing bunch of creations...especially the light fixture!

Jim

Re: Filigree Oval Necklace with Crystal Components

Wow Cassie, what a beautiful piece! The sheet music detail adds the perfect touch.

Jim

Re: Yardstick & Galvanized Wash Tub Base Side Table

What a fantastic table! The base is amazing and the color perfect.

Jim

Re: Happy Easter to All!

HAPPY EASTER, Suzi-Q...!!! I love your little creation!

And Happy Easter to ALL the talented JMS members too.

Jim

Re: Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Where the H did you find these gigantic book...they are soOoOo cool!

I can't imagine a better repurpose than your table concept...perfect!

Jim

Re: Simply candle holder

Simple and soOo cool!

Jim

Re: Pallet Patina

I WANT that pallet wood! What a great paint finish...and project.

Jim

Re: Framed Clocks as Wall Art

I think it's a great look and the more frames and clocks the better!

Happy Easter!
Jim

Re: Salvaged Cabinet

What a magnificent piece! Everything about it is perfect...location, color, details...

Jim

Re: new projects from recycled items!

What a great bunch of projects...Happy Spring!

Jim

Re: Before and After: Old Chandelier Turned into Desk Lamp

That is my kind of lamp...AMAZING!

Jim

Re: Turning stairs into a TV stand

EVERYTHING about this table is amazing!

Jim

Re: Side table sanded a bit

The finish turned out fantastic!

Jim

Re: My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

ReMadeIT, I have five Bingo cards left and you can have them...for free!

Email me your mailing address and I'll send them to you.

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!!

Jim

Re: Junky Memo

Very cool project, Becky.

Jim

Re: A New Life for an Old Thermos and Jar

Great idea and beautiful photos!

Jim

Re: Houston, I think I have a Problem...

Minnesota, you do have a problem! Just kidding...sorta. The bottle rack is an amazing piece and with all your jewelry it has become a piece of art.

Jim

Re: Architectural Relic Lamp

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I built another lamp, matching corbel different bracket, but sold it before taking any photos. They were supposed to be a set but you never pass on a sale. Anyway, this weekend I'll have the opportunity to photograph the other lamp and I'll add pictures to this post.

THANKS AGAIN!

Jim

Re: Time Machine Robot

Every single detail on this Robot is perfect. You have done it again, another spectacular creation.

Jim


Re: Zipper Bracelets

WoW! I love your ideas...so creative.

Jim

Re: I Come In Peace - Take Me To Your Leader!

Look at the size of that thing...it's huge!...and so freaking cool!

Jim

Re: Fresh Light Sapphire Necklace with Soft Leaves

Another spectacular piece!

Jim

Re: recycled drawers into planter!

What a cool idea!

Jim

Re: Fish tank pallet table

It looks PERFECT with your amazing headboard!

Jim

Re: 2 new up-cycled bird houses

They both turned out soOoO cool!

Jim

Re: Upcycled Desk Made From Dismantled Piano Parts

Brian, I can see how much effort you put into creating this desk but it was well worth it! What an absolutely beautiful piece...AMAZING!

Jim

Re: Spring 2012 Issue of Country Gardens on Newsstands Now!

I'm going to walk over to the bookstore and pick one up RIGHT NOW!

Jim

Re: Vintage Mirror

Beautiful job distressing.

Jim

Re: Olde Headboard bench

The old soda crates as armrests is sOoO cool!

Jim

Re: Olde window flower box

I love the crusty old wood and window...looks great!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Tennis Rackets

This should be in a magazine!

Jim

Re: Rusty Wheel Makes Rustic Chandelier

Amazing fixture...I LOVE it!

Jim

Re: Fence post headboard

The "after" photo is freaking amazing! Everything about your bed is truly beautiful.

Jim

Re: Conveyor Belt turned Table Runner

I love your idea of using it as a runner! I only wish I had found it and turned it into a lampshade...really!

Jim

Re: The spring mantel that will never die

Well spring arrived back in January on the east coast...it's crazy!

I can't believe your pretend plants are pretend plants...they look REAL!

Happy spring and thanks for the inspiring photos.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Door Sewing Table

Now that's a cool looking table! I'd love to find a door like this one with authentic graphics...no stencils...no stickers, just hand-painted lettering that's was probably done 50 or 60 years ago.

Great job!

Jim

Re: Shabby, Salvaged Wood Tray

It turned out beautiful, Becky. Great photos too!

Jim

Re: Restored Victorian Chair

What an absolutely beautiful transformation!

Jim

Re: A Life More Palletable

The process of creating is the real reward and the bits and pieces strewn along the way form the story. The spent Exacto blades are as important as the completed project is. You should put them all in an envelope and staple it on the back.

Beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Vintage whistle necklace

Another beautiful creation and I love the combination of colors.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Minnow Bucket Duplex Metal Birdhouse

You're a true artist and create because it's an extension of your soul. Each of your birdhouses is a masterpiece and this is no exception.

Jim

Re: A Little Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way

Well, well, well...I'm speechless. I think the bubble is more like 7/8 off center, darling. You may have just come up with the ultimate girlie project.

JH

Re: Desert Wood Votive Candle Holder

I love it.

Jim

Re: Industrial Lamps

Great looking lamps!

Jim

Re: Tripod Lamp

Coolest tripod lamp yet!

Jim

Re: Continuation of JMS "Top Ten" Brian's Favorite Junk Parts

Great bunch of junk and you're so organized too.

Jim

Re: [WRECKAGE] Cabinet

Thanks Suzi! Just name the place and time and we'll start the refurnishing.

Jim

Re: Funky Coffee Table

This is the best repurpose of a dolly EVER! What a clever way to create a coffee table surface.

Jim

Re: Hem Marker Fun...

I love every single one of your ideas!

Jim

Re: Create a pallet board wardrobe wall!

Wow Donna, that is one cool looking accent wall. I love the idea of the upside-down hanger...makes more sense!

I can't stand too much of a mess so I'm a good boy and hang up my clothes and make my bed. What's baffling is I make such a mess of the furniture I build.

Jim

Re: A junky birthday for Miss "G"!

These really are cool. My birthday is in October too...just saying.

Jim

Re: Giving new life to old things - my junk furniture

I wish my neighbors came to me first before tossing something out...lucky you. Great bunch of projects!

Jim

Re: Petite Ruffled Rose and Grey Filigree Necklace ..

What an absolutely beautiful piece!

Jim

Re: Projects I am working on now

What a couple of fun projects.

Jim

Re: Garage Sale Cubby Table

First off, the entire room looks amazing! I can't believe what a great piece you found for five bucks. The feet are perfect and give it a funky industrial look. I could make a set but why bother going through all the effort if you can find a set online!
Thanks for posting such a cool project.

Jim

Re: Vintage Entryway with Chalkboard & Dictionary Page Walls

Great bunch of ideas!

Jim

Re: Top 10 Pick...Architectural and Furniture Pieces

Well you picked my two favorite junk elements of ALL time and what a beautiful collection of projects too. I would use old architectural pieces in all my work if I could find enough of them.

Jim

Re: Using Vintage Textiles In Home Decor

Thanks for the inspiring collection of photos. I don't use enough textiles in my projects but you may have just changed that.

Jim

Re: License Plate Letter Signs

You know I think your work is fantastic and your latest creations are no exception.

Jim

Re: Traffic Light Lens & Muffin Pan Bird Feeders

I'm amazed at the number of ideas you come up with to feed birds, and they're all stunning! All I do is throw old bread crumbs out the back door.

Jim

Re: Faux {Vintage} Metal Stencils

Your technique for aging the paper looks absolutely amazing. That's what this site is all about, re-imagining not wasting money. You can find a full set of metal stencils at a flea market for $10.00.

$416.00...they better be 150+ years old.

Jim

Re: Vase container on board!

Simply perfect!

Jim

Re: Vintage Pallet Top Center Island

The really old pallets have so much more character...great table.

Jim

Re: Ceiling Tin Heart Pins

Yep, these would sell in a second. You did a great job cutting them out...they're perfect!

Jim

Re: Kitchen Pot and Untensil Rack

I love this idea for things you use everyday, it makes life so much easier.

Jim

Re: Metal Ruler "Pin Board"

This has a lot going for it. Unique idea, vintage graphics and a slight industrial look. It's just plan cool.

Jim

Re: The Vintage Wedding

Thanks everyone! This is one of the most significant projects I have ever built. Not in its size but in the emotions generated during each step of its creation.

I felt an overwhelming sense of peace while designing and building it. As though someone was overseeing its creation and guiding the process.

Jim

Re: junk table

The perfect repurpose!

Jim

Re: Recycled Shutter Art

I don't know what it is about the rags but I love the look. The piece really makes a statement.

Jim

Re: Modern Shabby???

What a great makeover...cool color.

Jim

Re: Tower of Giraffes and Eyeful Tower

Your creations need their own TV show!

Jim

Re: Farm house Shabby Chic distressed Kitchen Hutch...

Congratulations...you did a fantastic job. Sometimes it takes me longer to do a distressed finish than it does to build the entire piece.

Jim

Re: Old Porcelain Knob Towel Hangers

The knobs were a great find and look perfect with the white shelf.

Jim

Re: Kitchen & Breakfast Nook Makeover ~ part 1 ~ the kitchen

Well that one amazing makeover! The cabinets look fantastic.

Jim

Re: Ladders, ladders everywhere!

Love each and every one of your ideas, Donna. I think old ladders are one of the top ten Junker's favorite pieces to repurpose of all time.
You're going to think I'm nuts but I use all my old ladders as ladders...cleaning gutters, painting, etc.

Jim

Re: [WRECKAGE] Cabinet

Hi Kellie, sorry I didn't respond sooner but this website doesn't send out notifications, so I didn't realize you asked a question.

You can buy a lead testing kit at most hardware stores. If the wood is old I would assume there's lead in the paint.

I tested the shutters for this cabinet and it came back negative...surprise!

Jim

Re: Cassie's Top 10 Pick for 2012: Vintage Hardware!

If I designed jewelry I would want to look just like yours. I love each and every detail...beautiful work!

Jim

Re: Sad Little End Table

The color you picked is perfect...great save.

Jim

Re: HOMEMADE WHEELS

Your son made it?! The thing looks 100 years old...what a fantastic piece.

Jim

Re: best job interview ever

You may never want to land a job with days like this. What a great bunch of junk!

Jim

Re: Vintage Number Bottles

Wow...what a great crusty look.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Wooden Spoon Rack

No matter what it is your repurposing is perfect!

Jim

Re: Industrial Junk Decor

I'm selling my house and moving in! Everything is spectacular.

Jim

Re: Light it Up

Every part of this is freaking cool!

Jim

Re: Upcycled Side Tables

Cool table...I want it!

Jim

Re: Bathroom Remodel - Ball Jar Soap Dispenser

I'm gonna make one for myself!

Jim

Re: Recycled Style for Valentine's Day

What a beautiful creation!

Jim

Re: OLD MANTEL FOUND WHILE TAKING A RIDE IN THE COUNTRY

You had me with "taking a ride in the country". There's nothing like coming home from an adventure with a great new piece of junk in your trunk. The mantel looks amazing and is about $20,000 less expensive than the real thing!

Jim

Re: Bathroom Remodel - Floating Suitcase Shelf

This is the most useful version of a suitcase shelf I've seen...great job!

Jim

Re: Upcycled Vintage Canvas Bin Side Table

Brian, you did a beautiful job building and distressing the top. The canvas bin was an amazing find.

Jim

Re: Organizing Photos...The Junk Market Style Way

Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

I have received several emails inquiring about my vintage themed wedding albums. I will try to get a post up as soon as possible.

Thanks again!
Jim

Re: Trouble Light From Odds and Ends

I love how it turned out and the best part is it cost next to nothing.

Jim

Re: Samples of my artwork and show displays...

Well aren't you the busy girl...great look!

Jim

Re: Altoids Tinstallation Project

You can hide all kinds of contraband in an Altoids tin and wear it too! I love it.

Jim

Re: all repurposed...

Great finish! Post more photos when you get the shelves installed.

jim

Re: Broken China Bracelet ~ Vintage teacups and saucers ~ Handcrafted

Wow...this is beautiful.

Jim

Re: Door Bench

My favorite project of yours yet...great job!

Jim

Re: Antique Armoir Door Coffee Table

The bench base was the way to go...great idea!

Jim

Re: Vintage Ball canning jar chandelier

I really want to see the rest of your camper!

Love the light fixture.

Jim

Re: Vintage Photo Frame

Fun and creative project...great job!

Jim

Re: Vintage Biscuit Tin Storage Idea

Using tins is one of the things I miss the most about the way company's package goods today. What will people collect in 50 years...vintage iPads and laptops?

I love your concept.

Jim

Re: The onion footstool

What an amazing transformation!

Jim

Re: Final Destination - 1956 Plymouth Fury Hood Ornament

This has to be the most unique way yet to repurpose a hood ornament. But that's one passenger list you DON'T ever want to be on. Are their faces peering out the windows?

Jim

Re: A Pantry Created From Old Doors

Wow...it turned out amazing! You really did an excellent job. By the way, are you going to eat all those Oreos on the middle shelf...just asking?

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vintage Card Display

The perfect repurpose...ya done good.

Jim

Re: Bearing Bookends

Another masterpiece of industrial repurposing!

Jim

Re: Andrea's Top 10 Pick: Rust

Andrea, that is such an endearing photo of you and the Colonel. He's a little creepy looking but his Extra Rusty suit must be what won over your heart...and that big cane!

I love it all!
Jim

Re: Repurposed Metal Shelf and Display Board

AMAZING...really amazing! Not only did you find a great vintage piece but what you did with it is the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: Chalkboard table for the kids

It's amazing how the simplest presents are always the best...great job.

Jim

Re: Bag pillows

Ok, you can't get much thriftier than turning laundry and grocery bags into pillows.

You're a repurposing genius!

Jim

Re: Thrift store chair

You do beautiful work, Alison. The fabric and paint go perfectly together too.

Jim

Re: Audubon Carrion - Steampunk Bird

Everything you create is a sculptural masterpiece!

Jim

Re: Dress Form from old mail bag

This turned out amazing!

Jim

Re: Tool box "jewelry" box

I love the contrast of an old tool box with a doily and bracelets. And, it's probably for the best that you came up with the idea than me! Great mirror collection too.

Jim

Re: Trunk Table

You're being featured because you did such a great job repurposing the trunk! Quick, go tell ALL your friends so they can see how talented you are!

Jim

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

Yep, you have the best industrial junk on JMS and this post proves it. You know that feeling you get in your gut when you spot a spectacular find, well that happens to me each time you post a project! And, that section of guardrail...OMG!

Jim

Re: Vintage Storage Chest

You picked a great color for the exterior. I'm so glad you kept the blue interior with the cool label...I love old labels.

Jim

Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

I love ALL your organizing ideas! What a beautiful table your father built for you and even though it's twenty years old it fits your current style perfectly. My two kids have already decided which pieces I've built that they're taking with them when they move out. They'll be in for a big surprise when I start putting price tags on everything in the house...dining room table $2,600...small corbel lamp $650.

Jim

Re: Use What You Have

Great repurpose using one of my all time junk favorites...feeders.

Jim

Re: Low maintenance pet

Jeez...did that ever turn out cool.

Jim

Re: Timebomb Shaker Clock Birdhouse & Elevated Teapot Birdhouse

The "Timebomb" is fantastic and has a slight Steampunk look to it. I love them both!

Jim

Re: Welcome Velkommen

What a creative way to repurpose an old window. And you did such a great job applying the letters.

Jim

Re: Door/Entryway table

Seeing you asked this is what I would do.

The door finish is great so I wouldn't mess with it and I'm assuming it will be mounted against a wall. I would keep things very simple with a framed painting or mirror above your cool shelf. Make sure whichever you decide to use the frame is chippy, the painting is old and the mirror is crusty. Repurpose one canning jar as a vase with flowers that compliment the painting/frame, etc. and you're done!

What you've done so far is perfect, now it's just adding the details.

Jim

Re: Going Authentic

I've NEVER come across a mass produced, distressed finish that looks authentic...from any retailer.
Old is the only way to go and much more fun to find.

Great stuff, Suzanne!

Jim

Re: An Easy Nature Inspired Winter Garland

Well happy winter to you too even though I wish it was June. Beautiful garland, Donna.

Jim

Re: Gotta LOVE Vintage Hardware

You sure are one talented lady...love the old hardware. And another thing, where have you been?!

Jim

Re: Junky Pendant Lamp

An old number, license plate and something about architecture (I think) what could be better...great idea.

Jim

Re: Free to Fabulous!

What can I say, it turned out amazing...love the map.

Jim

Re: Garden Gate Valance

Totally unique. I'm into creative window treatments because I don't like the typical curtains and shades most people use.

Great idea!

Jim

Re: Steel for a Steal

There's probably too many alleys in Florida to track down the one where you find all this great stuff.

Jim

Re: Iron Lamp

Gothic-industrial...very cool.

Jim

Re: White Porcelain Enamel Space Heater "Industrial" Decorative Birdhouse

You must have one massive stash of junk! I think this is my favorite one so far.

Jim

Re: YOU GO GRILL!

You would never know this was an old grill bottom...great repurpose.

Jim

Re: Trunk Turned Settee

This really turned out beautiful...great job! My latest corbel lamp would be perfect next to your settee.

Jim

Re: JUNK SWAP GOODIES

Wow...you really lucked out!

Jim

Re: JMS Member Review 2011

I can't believe how many talented people we have on JMS. Thanks to each one of you for your friendship and inspiration. 2012 is going to be amazing!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jim

Re: Broken jewelry, old Christmas lights...

Marie, the bulb bouquet is so cool and original and what a great way to repurpose old jewelry.

Jim

Re: Welcome to my office

It's a wonderful feeling to have your own little space you can retreat to. It really turned out beautiful...love the desk finish!

Jim

Re: January Wreath Change-up

The grain door is perfection and the pulley turns it into a masterpiece!

Jim

Re: Pallet Box

What a great present and I love those letters. Better than a gift card any day.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

This is a FOUR STAR restaurant for birds!

Jim

Re: Starry night Necklace

Absolutely beautiful!

Jim

Re: Jewelry Organizer

Even though I don't own any jewelry, not even a watch, I can appreciate your amazing use of so many cool components...great job!

Jim

Re: Holiday Party Ideas for the Wine Lover

Wow...what a festive and fun look. I love old number on ANYTHING and they could come in handy if you have a secret Santa gift swap...ya know what I mean.

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Christmas Eve Lamp

Thanks everyone!

Have a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jim

Re: McCartney's Chalkboard for Christmas love, Mom

Great job. I like everything around it too.

Merry Christmas...Jim

Re: A little Joy

Beautiful! It would make a great gift too.

Jim

Re: Kitchenette

You're a miracle worker. This would sell for big bucks at a high-end toy shop.

Jim

Re: Vintage suitcases for Christmas

Great job! You could stuff it with presents and send it to me...thanks!

Jim

Re: Vintage Fringe Tree

I love it! I think we had a Christmas decoration that was very similar in the 1960's.

Jim

Re: Christmas Bells

Simple yet very creative...Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Teacher Gifts with Junque Appeal

What a GREAT gift for a teacher...or anyone! Beautiful creation.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jim

Re: Junk Swap 2011

You created a beautiful display with that crusty old grate. That's funny because a dead branch inspired my next project too.

Jim

Re: Upcycled "Bird Island" Water Fountain

It's like a resort for birds...beautiful.

Jim

Re: Junk Market Swap Just In Time For Christmas

What a serene Christmas display.

Jim

Re: Wreath Holder

Now that's a fun holiday display...great job.

Jim

Re: Quick Chair Makeover

I think it's the perfect color for this style chair.

Jim

Re: Trunk and suitcase display

I love old suitcases...great display!

Jim

Re: JMS I need help

Burlap for both.

Jim

Re: Holiday Mantel

Wow...I love everything about it! And I always love your projects. The bedsprings are perfect for holding candles.

Jim

Re: Two Upcycled Bird Feeders

Birds must migrate from all over the world to your backyard...another couple of spectacular creations!

Jim

Re: Old rake into a wreath

As weird as this may sound I really love old rakes. What a great holiday display.

I love old shovels too...crazy.

Jim

Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Thanks everyone! You all keep me motivated and inspired with your amazing projects and feedback. Sometimes the right components come together at the right time, as with this lamp. You never know when it's going to happen but when it does there's an overwhelming sense of alignment. Then you just build.

Have a wonderful holiday season and let your creativity flow.

Jim



Re: Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Wow Cassie...this is spectacular! You're a jewelry designing genius.

Jim

Re: Hand designed paper Christmas clips

Beautiful! Post a photo of the tree.

Jim

Re: Bird Cage Hanging Lamp

I'd love to make one of these...it's so cool! All I ever find are pink plastic birdcages.

Jim

Re: Rustic table from scraps

Wow this turned out amazing. The pipe details are perfect.

Jim

Re: Can you find the paint stirrers?

Well didn't this turn out beautiful! I've used paint stirrers too. It's a junkers secret building material.

Jim

Re: Fabric Rosette Brooches

How about embellishing an entire Christmas tree...wouldn't that be cool!

Jim

Re: Vintage wine storage

The two pieces were meant for each other...great job.

Jim

Re: Junky metal box necklaces with sassy gals to inspire your life!

Great pieces, great photos, it's ALL just plan GREAT!

Jim

Re: Steamer Trunk Bookcase

Just like Georgiamoon said...your're a genius!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Folding Rulers

Is there a junker out there that doesn't love old rulers?! What an inspiring Christmas display.

Jim

Re: Wagon Wheel for Christmas Gathering

What a beautiful Christmas display. I WANT the little feeder!

Merry Christmas

Jim

Re: Nothing A Little Stripper Can't Fix

Wow...it turned out fantastic! The books give it such a classy junk look.

Jim

Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

What a beautiful piece and filled with so many architectural elements.

Jim

Re: Vintage photo pillows

Wow Sandy...you did a fantastic job!

Jim

Re: Seed bag from the past.

Spectacular junk creation!

Jim

Re: Bike Rim Wreath

I've heard about your wreath issues but didn't think it required any type of intervention. Actually this creation turned out amazing and you should be grateful for your affliction.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jim

Re: Christmas Lantern

What a simple yet stunning creation! I need to follow your lead and not spend weeks on one project. Twenty minutes seems much more manageable.

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Swedish Tool Box

The nastier a piece of junk starts out the more I like it...an added challenge. You did an incredible job restoring the box but I love the original crusty top.

Jim

Re: Recent Junked up FUN!

I love all the same things you do! But I'm a little more partial to spindles...cool stuff.

Jim

Re: Winter Greetings Basket

I want this for my front door! What an amazing combination of junk.

Jim

Re: Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

What else can I say...another work-of-art!

Jim

Re: Forest Glam DIY

What a great contrast between the curly twigs and the sleek Ikea light. How much you wanna bet Ikea starts selling bundles of curly twigs soon.

Jim



Re: Oh my, another CHALK BOARD!

Well this turned out beautiful!

Jim

Re: jewelry display

I think you're all done...great present!

Jim

Re: DIY Elbow Patches

OK, so I don't create a lot of girly girl projects but sometimes I have to because girls are the only ones that leave comments on my projects. But I gotta tell you this is so unique (very girly) and an inspiration to ALL the girly girls out there...beautiful!

Jim

Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

Can I come over for Christmas dinner!? The sled is the perfect junk centerpiece for the holidays...so COOL! This will inspire quite a few Christmas table settings this season...beautiful.

Jim

Re: Coca Cola crate table

It turned out perfect...great job, plumberdaughter1.

Jim

Re: soda chalkboard

Now this is spectacular! What a great repurpose.

Jim

Re: Brothers Christmas Present

It just plain turned out AMAZING!

Jim

Re: Trumeau Mirror

What a magnificent mirror! You've incorporated lots of great ideas into creating this...old door, trim accents, looking glass paint...WoW!

Jim

Re: Swing Shelf

What a great find! And the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: salvage windmill base floor lamp

OMG! I would have loved to come across this base. And guess what, I would have done the same thing with it...great job.

Jim

Re: Silverplate Spoon Trophy Birdhouse

You have the most imaginative birdhouses I've even seen! Welcome to JMS and keep cranking out your amazing creations.

Jim

Re: Roller Warrior Woman

It's a masterpiece!

Jim

Re: Old Coke, Sprite crates as CD Holder

Old soda crates have so much character and history. You won't find that at Walmart. Cool project!

Jim

Re: simple barn shelf

I totally agree with Sue. The fact that it's not covered with stuff lets the beauty of the wood stand out...great finish.

Jim

Re: Reclaimed Truss Headboard

OK, I've seen a lot of trusses in my life but never in a bedroom! This is truly one-of-a-kind and looks amazing...great job!

Jim

Re: A gutsy wheelbarrow coffee table

I can see why you couldn't wait to turn the wheelbarrow into something; the finish is amazing. What a great Funky Junk table creation.

Jim

Re: Shabby Green Repurposed Duncan Phife Chair

You picked the perfect color.

Jim

Re: More Upcycled Decorative Birdhouses

I love this piece. The stripes remind me of an awning above an old storefront.

Jim

Re: WE MADE AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD!!!

You two should be very proud of yourselves. It's a great design and all for $88.00!!!

Jim

Re: Time to JUNK build - part 2

What a great bunch of creations!

Jim

Re: Repurposed Vintage Doilies

Now this is a unique way to use doilies...great job.

Jim

Re: Leather Top End Table

It turned out great...just keep it!

Jim

Re: Pile of Michigan License Plates = Flag of USA

I really want this piece! Then I want a huge barn to hang it on.

Jim

Re: Collector of collections

I completely forgot I made this table too. Here's another link to check out.

Jim

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/6382/the-uncola-crate-shadow-box-table#

Re: Christmas in a Can-ister...

What a beautiful Christmas gift!

Jim

Re: Collector of collections

Check out the link below.

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/10012/great-crates

Jim

Re: Truck Mirrors

It has everything I love...truck parts, copper pipe and an old crusty board.

Jim

Re: Scrappy Clock

The numbers are the BEST...what a great creation!

Jim

Re: Barn trees for the "Holiday Walk"

Much more fun than the typical Christmas tree and so much cooler.

Jim

Re: Yardstick Crate

Oh yah, I love anything constructed from yardsticks or rulers...great piece!

Jim

Re: Hotel Key Fob Necklaces

They really turned out beautiful...what a perfect reuse.

Jim

Re: A Simple Window Covering Solution

That is one of the coolest hangers I've ever seen. What a great way to add a little junk without overwhelming a room.

Jim


Re: little bench

This really turned out nice...very country looking.

Jim

Re: Birdfeeder Station

What a great crusty headboard. I can see one against the wall behind a couch. Instead of birdfeeders you could hang vintage frames (mirrors) between the vertical posts.

Jim

Re: The World's Gratest Fan

What an amazing assemblage of junk. If you installed a cord would the fan operate? That would really be cool.

Jim

Re: Cool Lamp

Very cool lamp! I'd run the electrical cord through the hole. It will look like it was meant for just that reason.

Jim

Re: Junk Yard Additions

I can picture the carnival seat hanging from a tree in a garden full of potted flowers. What a great bunch of junk you've assembled.

Jim

Re: Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

Birch branch accents go with almost any decor and look beautiful next to all your other junk goodies. The white corbels are sooo cool!

Jim

Re: Door Rosette Necklaces

What a beautiful piece and great photos too.

Jim

Re: Display boxes from vintage barn windows

The perfect repurpose...great finish too.

Jim

Re: Mexican Tile Plant Stand

What an amazing transformation.

Jim

Re: Shutter makeover

Original and very cool.

Jim

Re: Today....It's All About the Gourd

Gourds are so sculptural. I'm always amazed at how beautiful these crazy looking things grow. You couldn't have done a more stunning arrangement for Fall-O-Ween.

Jim

Re: Speedboat Percolator & Brass Thermometer Birdhouses

You make some of the coolest birdhouses I've ever seen.

Jim

Re: New "aged" cabinet

What a cool industrial cabinet. And I love the plumber's strapping detail.

Jim

Re: The Sign Says it All

Farm junk and wild (tipsy) women, what in the world could be better!?

Jim

Re: An ordination gift of old, old organ parts for a shiny, brand-new pastor.

The perfect gift.

Jim

Re: Record players as art :)

My son thinks this is the coolest junk project EVER!

Jim

Re: Lighting Up your Fall Outdoor Table...Quick and Easy

I love the entire project but my favorite piece is the COOL metal tray.

Hope you had a fun time in the hay.

Jim

Re: Do you see what I see?

I think I see what you see. In the second photo the knots create a jack-o-lantern face...sorta. And the mounting bracket resembles a stem...kinda. So am I sorta, kinda correct?

It looks very cool no matter what.

Jim

Re: Unique Sofa Table

Now that's a big-time junk repurpose...VERY COOL IDEA!

Jim

Re: How to Display Pumpkins

I'm with you when it comes to Halloween decorating. Classy is the way to go as opposed to Styrofoam tombstones and fake spider webs all over the bushes. Your pumpkin creation is beautiful and the photos should be in your next book.

Happy fall!

Jim

Re: Counting down...The Fall Country Junk Sale

Laurel baby, why do you do this to me! I can literally come up with ten junk creations just from your photos.

It's 1,382 miles from my house to the Sale, which is about 1,200 miles too far.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Old Sewing Machine

Beautiful pieces of jewelry...great job!

Jim

Re: Insulator towel bar

Great junk repurposed into an amazing piece. The components go together so well that it looks like a manufactured towel bar set from the 1920's.

Jim

Re: Clawfoot tub feet bookends

What a great finish...and cool idea.

Jim

Re: No Candle Needed

Great idea and I love the old postcard.

Jim

Re: Clean Sweep???

Laurel, what a creative way to use an old broom. You're right about the doorknobs looking like little pumpkins. Paint one orange and you'll have another cool autumn project.

Jim


Re: Got Mums?

Sue, maybe you were born before they had the means to deliver milk. You know, before paved roads and combustion engines. HAHAHAHA! :p

Jimbo

Re: vintage ceiling tile

I'll tell you what I would do. Whitewash the tin, distress all the high spots and then apply your silhouette.

Jim

Re: Grate to Great!

Things don't always have to be old and crusty. This is a great repurpose with NEW junk.

About the HUGE yard sale...where do live again?!

Jim

Re: Light Up Your Life

Simple and cool...I love the shadow created by the basket.

Jim

Re: Rescued from the Rubbish Pile! Makeover SUCCESS!

When you see something in the trash you love...TAKE IT!
What an amazing transformation!

Jim

Re: Marburger Farms - Garden Edition

I think you should be shopping around for a network, honey. "Junk Market Style" Monday nights at 9:00...8:00 central.

And I'll help!

Jim

Re: Presto Change-O!

We all love your post Lani Banani! I want the two white architectural pieces so bad...they're spectacular.
Beautiful projects as always.

Jim

Re: Light Vases

The old bulbs make fantastic vases. I can't believe you were able to drill out the filament. I would have broken the glass and sliced open a finger!

Jim

Re: Vintage Matchbook Advertising Art Pendants

I can't believe how cool these are!

Jim

Re: Resting up on an outdoor pallet sofa

It's incredible that you're able to create such a beautiful piece out of old pallets! The flat armrests are the perfect place for resting a cold Molson.

Jim

Re: Happy Falloween to All

Jeez, I though planting eight mums last weekend was a lot of work...LOOK AT THIS PORCH!

Beautiful job, you gonna do the same thing this fall?

Jim

Re: Ugly Old Lamp to Beautiful Garden Urn

Sometimes lamps are soooo ugly that they almost become cool again...not this one.
Your painting technique turned out amazing and it certainly does make a better garden urn.

Jim

Re: Grandpa's Ugly Old End Table

Poor old gramps! He was probably so proud of this table back in high school and grammy was ready to toss it on the burn pile.

Thank gawd you saved it and did a beautiful job refinishing it too.

Jim


Re: Drum Table Redone

I can't believe you found junk in the women's restroom. I'm going to add that to my list of places to go picking.
Anyway, the table color is perfect and the finish turned out great.

Jim

Re: Printing on tissue paper

What a great antique look.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Light Fixtures

What a great mix of junky components. Keep cranking them out because they're all fantastic.

Jim

Re: Dry Goods Shoe Sign Gone YEYAS!

Your sign is a masterpiece of junk repurposing. It blows away anything new and is perfect for your type of business.

Jim

Re: Another chalkboard project

Now that's repurposing! And the fact that it has sentimental vale makes it all the better...great job.

Jim

Re: Summer Wine Storage

Now that's repurposing! What a great color too.

Jim

Re: Old window wells REPURPOSED!

One of the coolest pieces of patio furniture ever!

Jim

Re: Laurel Putman is Dripping with Charm and Will be at JMUG "Fall Edition

Wow! Your painting technique created a finish that REALLY looks like oxidized metal. What a great project.

Jim

Re: Chairs

Way too many chairs...way too many lamps. See, that's what happens when you're talented.

Jim

Re: Light Up My Life

Great lamp! I guess you really don't need another one.

Jim

Re: Recent License Plate Art and Map Projects

I don't know which one I like better...fantastic job!

Jim

Re: Laundry Room Lamp

Thanks Sheri and Donna!

Donna you should have fear of electricity...you could die!

I worked for a licensed electrician while in college and was on my way to obtaining my license too. I always wanted to be an architect and never had any intention of truly pursuing the electrician gig. I spent the time learning as much as possible about electricity/wiring/etc. and it paid off.

Jim

Re: Head Shots

Yeyas, I built it in 1995 and the photos were taken with a film camera. I'll see if I can find the photos and post them if I do.

Jim

Re: Baccy Tins & Shipwreck Nails

I really like the concept. They would all make a great lamp base...just saying.

Jim

Re: Head Shots

I built a display for a woman who collects doll head molds. With over 100 heads did it ever look creepy...but very cool.

Jim

Re: A Garden to Go!!!

No...thank you. My mind never slows down and that's what keeps my soul fed. It's the constant barrage of inspiration I get from you, this site and all its amazing members that keeps me motivated and pursuing the next junk challenge. Like I should be asleep right now but I'm still tweaking my next JMS project. Even after I fall asleep I'll wake up and sketch out an idea in the middle of the night. Is there a name for this affliction?!

Jim

Re: Got LOVE

What a great idea for creating letters.

Jim

Re: Postage Jewelry

Very cool and vintage looking.

Jim

Re: cottage mail

What an absolutely fantastic idea! And the chippy white finish is perfect. It really looks amazing in front of your little cottage.

Jim

Re: A Garden to Go!!!

You've picked up quite a few gardening tips hanging out with your buddies at Otten Bros. I like the sand-in-the-middle idea. Great wire basket and a beautiful project.

Jim

Re: Free Things From The Dump

Lucky you for having a dump with cool junk. My dump is just a really nasty DUMP!

Jim


Re: Bread Minus The B...

I love old breadboxes...not sure why. This is a very cool repurpose.

Jim

Re: Soft Industrial

I would buy that table in a second! Maybe I will if I can make it to Minnesota.

Jim

Re: Bringing the inside out

The color looks great in front of the brick. I like the big, round rusty thing...what is it?

Jim

Re: Kitchen junk lamp

I love all the different components. What a creative project.

Jim

Re: The Dog Days of Summer are Here!

Simply beautiful.

Jim

Re: Behind Door Number One Is....

What a beautiful display with some amazing ephemera.

Jim

Re: New junk growing in my garden

There are so many beautiful photos to choose from but my favorite is the crusty hoe in the fire truck crate. How can you not love a crusty hoe.

Jim

Re: Junk"Y" Situation

It's the perfect sign to hang above your amazing junk finds.

Jim

Re: Window Mistreatments #1

Well that's a great idea for a skinny window. Just make sure the music roll doesn't burst into flames!

Jim

Re: How to Make a Swinging Bed...

Could I ever go for a nap on your hanging bed right about now...under a tree, listening to the birds, the smell of grass...aaahhh. I almost forget the Corona with lime.

Beautiful project.

Jim


Re: Old Doors=Tables

I love furniture made from old doors. You did a fantastic job!

Jim

Re: French Chic End Tables

Your tables turned out beautiful...great colors.

Jim

Re: Recyled Ladder into Chair

That really turned out amazing!

Jim

Re: How to create a Wall Flower

I can just imagine the history behind those old farm implements.

Beautiful rusty repurpose!

Jim

Re: What did I do wrong???

Paint it, distress it, then pop open a bottle of wine and forget about it.
That's my design tip of the day...always works for me!

Jim

Re: Jewelry from magazines?

They're beautiful and the possibilities ARE endless.

Jim

Re: Shabby Chic Buffet/Chest

What a difference...great job.

Jim

Re: Old Table Top--- New Life

What a great way to repurpose a beautiful old top.

Jim

Re: Happy 4th of July to All

I love that bike! It's crazy how the Coleman cooler fits so perfectly and almost matches the color of the frame. Your photos remind me of when we would ride our bikes to the park for a picnic when we were kids.

Hey, I'm having a crazy day so pedal on over and we'll down WHATEVER is in the Thermos...quick!

Jim

Re: Farm Living is the Life for ME!

OK Eva Gabor, farm living is not for you, I think you'd go nuts as soon as you ran out of junk.
Your latest contraption is for feeding goats and sheep. Don't ask me how I know but I think I'm right. It really is the ideal repurpose for a piece like this. The buckets fit perfectly in the spots that were probably meant for buckets anyway...so there you go. Thanks for the inspiration; I'm trying to come up with new planters for the front of my house.

Jim


Re: A Minnesota 4th of July Tradition

OMG! What a fun place to go junking...you lucky girl.

Happy 4th!
Jim

Re: Metal Cafe Chair Planter

The basket was almost made for the chair...nice job.

Jim

Re: Vinegar Painted Box

You've really mastered this technique.

Jim

Re: Old Drysink Before and After

Wow...what an incredible finish! You would never know it's the same piece.

Jim

Re: Red, White & Blue Nautical Americana Necklace

That necklace is beautiful! All the elements work so well together. What a great vintage/Independence Day/nautical theme. Now you just need to get yourself invited to a 4th of July party on Nantucket Island.

Happy 4th!
Jim

Re: Silage Shooter

I think it makes a phenomenal planter and I'm not just saying that because I like you. Really, the thing is so cool that I wish I had a couple of them too...spider webs, rust, crazy shape! It's the most unique "junky" flowerbox I have ever seen...now I'm really kissing up.

Jimbo

Re: HoJo's Menu

Junqueartiste, I'm right-handed. I paint both end letters first then fill-in from the middle out...probably means I'm nuts. But it's always centered! Honestly, most times I can hardly remember the process because I'm so absorbed in the moment. When something clicks I have to sketch it out or write it down because sometimes it doesn't click twice.

Thanks everyone for all the positive comments.

Jim


Re: Sign for New Antique Store

It's the perfect sign for an antique shop.

Jim

Re: From ugly duckling to beautiful, er, eagle?!?

I'm not sure it was hideously atrocious. I might have just called it atrocious, maybe horrendous...I've seen worse. It does look better white.

Happy 4th to you too.

Re: Washington DC sports Chest

You're quite the talented painter!

Jim

Re: Great Grandma's Chair to Mom's Chair!

You did a beautiful job restoring it but the junker in me kinda liked the look while it was being stripped. But that's just me, I have this strange attraction to imperfections.

It turned out amazing.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Cupola Planter

Suzy-Q and Maureen, they're called "quick links".

Jim

Re: Right up my alley!

Great job with the lamp and the overall bowling theme.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Cupola Planter

This is one of the best ideas ever for a cupola...really. What else can you do with one of these things? Or...you could make yourself a crown, fill it with plants, junk, etc. and transform yourself into a trashy version of Carmen Miranda. I mean that in a nice way...hahahah!

It's called a "quick link" honey.

Jim

Re: The sawhorse patio table that does it all.

You know I've always been awestruck with your carpentry skills but I'm equally impressed with your laundering talents too. Look at those socks! They're so soft and fluffy and WHITE! You'd kill me if I put my feet on your new table because I just mowed a wet lawn wearing flip flops.
Love the little white saw horses...and the socks.

Jim

Re: Farm Fresh...A New Twist on the Chicken Feeder

Chicken feeders are one of my favorite pieces of junk. And the farther away you can get from a piece of junks original intent the better and you certainly did with your beautiful planter...poor little chickens. It was probably their favorite feeder too.

The temperature not too bad in Connecticut but we're in the midst of our rainy season, which I never knew we had in CT.

Jim

Re: Funnel flower pot

Funnels do make the perfect planter. They're industrial looking, galvanized and already have a drain hole...looks great!

Jim

Re: Happy Father's Day Eve!

When my two kids were teeny little things I would put them in their playpen and they would watch me build furniture for hours. I always had some horrible deadline because everyone needed their furniture immediately. How can the need for a dry sink ever be an emergency...it's not the 1800's! Anyway, having them hangout in my shop years ago has really paid off. For Father's Day those two sweet things bought me a band saw.
The bottles are so cool and the graphics are amazing. Isn't it crazy how they thought imitation color and artificial flavoring were big selling points. The back of one bottle says to add THREE cups of sugar...OMG! I don't think I consumed three cups of sugar in all of 2010!

Jim

Re: Footlocker Facelift

Well you definitely pulled off the nautical look you were going for...very Martha's Vineyard. The color is perfect and I'm sure you'll have a lot of junkers trying out your adhesive numbering technique. And the best part is you know the history of the trunk.

Jim

Re: Flea Market Junque

I think a plant stand is the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: Indoor Window Box

It's a totally different look for a window box...I like it. The hinges really add a nice little accent.

Jim

Re: Very distressed Chest of drawers minus 1!

Find the top drawer, dust it off and then give me a call... because I want it.
Really I wouldn't do a thing, especially because your father-in-law built it. I spend hours trying to duplicate a finish like that.

Jim


Re: French Door Headboard

The scrollwork is definitely the perfect detail and takes a door/headboard conversion to the next level.
Be careful not to put your head through one of the panes!

Jim


Re: Decoupaged Map Buffet

This really turned out beautiful. The color goes great with the maps.

Jim

Re: Vintage yardstick chair rail

That's an interesting idea. You have inspired me to work a similar concept into the next school we design. I could see this being a learning tool in a kindergarten classroom.

Jim

Re: Junk Architect ~ My Home Furnishings Store

Thanks Petiebird! 18-hour work days can't go on too long before something goes horribly wrong. On about the fifth day I drilled a hole through my thumb.
That's the only photo I've found so far of a flower box. If another one turns up I'll scan and post it.
To answer your question...it is on legs.

Jim

Re: Junk Architect ~ My Home Furnishings Store

I'm kinda pushing it by referring to the 90's as vintage but y'all know what I mean. The store was so much fun and I'll never rule out doing something like that again. So Georgia, I might take you up on the offer to run the place. Marie, it's so cool that you're opening a store. I hope it's a HUGE success and post photos as soon as you can.

Thanks everyone...Jim

Re: The 'picket' toolbox

That squiggly handle is the COOLEST one yet. You've come up with another beautiful junk flower box, Donna.

Jim

Re: Checker Top Table

Now there's two pieces of junk that were destined to be together...very cool table.
I hope the rest of the crates didn't end up in the burn pile!

Jim

Re: Garden in a Box

I'm not much of a fairy garden kinda guy but I can appreciate the work you put into this beautiful creation. It's such a cool old box and the insulators make perfect little feet...AMAZING!
I have nothing under my bed except some dust balls. Does that disqualify me as a true junker?
I still have my very first wood shop project and it's a little box too.

Oh, and Georgia does give the best junk gifts!

Jim

Re: Rust and Light

You know I love old lamps and this is an amazing rusty find. With its unique vintage design it looks perfect on your cottage wall. You do have a knack for finding great pieces of junk.

"Antique and vintage lighting is among my favorite of old things, other than you of course...Ah, hahaha!"...Aren't you two about the same age?!

Jim

Re: My first post. This is one of my junk finds

I would glue a small mirror within the solid area and hang it in the house...great piece!

Jim

Re: Rusty Sifter Planter

What a great idea, they really do make amazing little planters.

Jim

Re: Fireplace Screen

OMG...look at that rusty finish! You have created the perfect repurpose for a magnificent piece of farm junk. I WANT IT!

Jim

Re: Riding Lawnmower

Robert, are you sure that thing is just yard art? It looks like you could actually mow the lawn with that contraption...crazy old Uncle Art!

Re: Wall Candle Scounce

I love all the crusty components you used.

Jim

Re: Industrial light cage planter

This turned out so cool. Love that rusty basket and all your little details.

Jim

Re: Totally shabby chic junk table

Great project with an amazing finish.

Jim

Re: April Showers Bring May Flowers

That little drawer makes the PERFECT planter. What a great crusty white finish.

Jim

Re: Oh! the Possiblities!

You're pretty darn talented when it comes to refinishing. I agree, enough with the white.

Jim

Re: Industrial/Cottage Wreath

Well did you ever find some cool stuff on your little vacation. The cable and reel I would have snatched up in a second. I think you have accomplished the cottage/industrial look you were going for...it looks amazing.

Jimmy

Re: I've been framed!

You could have had a tag sale right next to the dumpster with all the stuff you found...nice frames.

Jim

Re: Playing with vintage hardware

A big pile of old hardware is the most important aspect in a junkers arsenal. What a great bunch of ideas, Donna.

Jim

Re: I'm Really Getting Into Leather!

Well, well, well...I've always had my suspicions. Hey, I love anything "vintage motorcycle" and this is an amazing repurpose. Try them on...just for the fun of it.

Jim




Re: Old Mailbox turned Vase

You came up with the perfect repurpose. I love the old handwritten address.

Jim

Re: Remnants of Spring: A Tablescape

This would make one fantastic barn party tablescape...beautiful job!

Jim



Re: Window Table

This is just plain freaking cool!

Jim

Re: This Project Is A Gas

Yes Andrea, I'm freaking out! This is such a great idea that could be used in so many places...boy's bedroom, mudroom, foyer, garage, etc. I've designed a few themed restaurants and retail stores over the years and constantly find inspiration from all the great ideas on JMS. Very cool creation, Becky!

Jim

Re: Kitchen Chalk Board

I can picture dozens of your creation covering an entire wall in a SOHO restaurant.

Jim

Re: Candle Holder 101

What you did with the box is amazing but I'm stumped as to what its original use was.

Happy spring!

Jim

Re: Rusty Canning Cooker Planter

Couldn't have turned out any better...beautiful job!

Jim

Re: Massey Ferguson Tractor Grill Side Table

Dirt, lichen, bugs, it all adds character...cool table!

Jim

Re: License Plate Map Process

Your creations always amaze me! I'm in the process of making a portfolio cover from my very first Connecticut license plate. I'll send you a pic when it's complete.

Jim

Re: Another Simple Spring Wreath

Great mix of junk and the perfect Mother's Day present, if your mother likes junk, and mine does. I better get crackin' and build something quick!

Jim

Re: Tin tile in a frame

As always you've created another simply perfect project.

Jim

Re: Mizzou vs Michigan!

You are the king of tin snips!

Jim

Re: Michigan License Plate Flag

The first thing I thought of was how amazing this would look on the side of an old barn.

SPECTACULAR!

Jim

Re: A Reel Bird Feeder

Susie Q, if your bird feeder had been passed around at our Christmas party everyone would have been thrilled. Even cocktail weenies would have been a major upgrade. There was a platter of calamari going around and I'm positive the squid wasn't dead.

See you in December!

Jimbo


Re: A Reel Bird Feeder

Dang woman, you sure feed your birds like royalty in Minnesota. Here in Connecticut we crunch up stale bread and fling it out the back door. That looks better than the hors d'oeuvres we had at our last Christmas party.
Anyway, thanks for showing us the fancy Minnesotan way of feeding birds. I love the entire concept and especially the hammered finish look.

Jim

Re: "Wining Allowed!"

Our office might be designing a funky wine tasting bar here in Connecticut and this would make an INCREDIBLE display.
Thanks you Lani for your design input. I owe you a drink.

Jim

Re: The Only Sign of Spring in Minnesota

OMG! I want your stack of funnels. What a beautiful project and Happy Easter.

Jim

Re: Happy Easter to All!

Happy Easter to you too! Your creation is perfectly simple, just the way everything should be on a holiday.

Jim

Re: Vintage Projector Lamp

I would have a hard time parting with the lamp too...it's so unique. Great job!

Jim

Re: Turning up the heat on SPRING!

That is one amazing heat register. Crusty pieces of junk always seem to fit perfectly in gardens...great job.

Jim

Re: Reel Plant Holder

Good thing you put this beautiful post together because I thought Easter was in TWO weeks!
I like the color choice too; it's not the typical pink, purple and yellow, not that there's anything wrong with pink, purple and yellow.
Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder!

Jim

Re: WIRE BASKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Those baskets are great!

Jim

Re: Ski hat rack

The paint has such a cool original patina...great job! Years ago Sears sold the coolest stuff. Check out the lamp I made from a vintage Sears thermos.

Jim

Re: Door Bed

Well that turned out cool.

Jim

Re: I have insulators

It's definitely one of the best uses for old insulators...beautiful creation.

Jim

Re: One last try for those junky roses...

I'm thinking that shriveled up roses are more beautiful than fresh...great hues.
Stunning vignette...don't forget to beat up the jug next time.

Jim


Re: $1,200.00 French Farm Kitchen Renovation

Your kitchen is AMAZING! $1,200. is what some crazy people spend on just the faucet...beautiful job.

Jim

Re: "Sweet" Spring Wreath...

What can I say; it's a happy, fun and a very doable creation...perfect!

Jim

Re: Drop Yer' Drawers

"Drop yer' drawers"...you funny girl!

You made me forget you had a project to comment on. Anyway...great drawers, nice legs and the perfect place to store something.

Jim

Re: Stylish Wine Cart

You have pulled off the best repurpose possible for that old piece...you clever thing. Your wine label idea is brilliant.

Jim

Re: Rusty Drain Pipe Planter

How cool is that! It's probably been buried forever and you've given it a happy NEW life.

Jim

Re: My harvest table restoration

Did you ever do an amazing job restoring the table. Your BEFORE photo is what my AFTER photo typically looks like...but I still love the table.

Jim

Re: The 1905 Victorian Monster Builtinn in my old kitchen

Well that just plan turned out fantastic!

Jim

Re: Missing Keys No More! Organ Stops Made into a Great Key Holder!

I WANT the organ stops! What a great combination of parts and so handy too. OK, you want to hear something crazy. I have never lost my keys...ever!

Jim

Re: Crate tables... super easy!

I love old crates and especially love your ways of repurposing them.

Jim

Re: Seeing Angels...

I saw angels once and they sent me back! What's that all about?! No need to humor you they really do look like angels. What a great use of a bunch of junk.

Jim

Re: salvaged desk

The little insulator knobs are so freaking cool! Great job with the antique finish too.

Jim


Re: saved!

What an amazing job you did refinishing it. I can't believe the difference, especially the top. Beautiful detail work!

Jim

Re: I'm just ducky....

They really are great vintage pieces...what a find! You take amazing photos Marcy.

Jim

Re: Upcycled Candleholder

What a creative and unique project! Great photos too.

Jim

Re: Isn't it wonderful?

I'd lay a scrap of old wood across where the seat was. Then put a vintage galvanized bucket FULL of flowers or plants on it. It would look cool on a porch...ya gotta porch? If you don't just stick it out in the yard next to a tree.

Jim




Re: Our New Sign

I've had an old headboard hanging around for twenty years and haven't been able to come up with a good idea for repurposing until now...great job...and thanks!

Jim

Re: Wine glass holder

Sewing and drinking, you're gonna hurt yourself. But who cares...right? I love the old sewing machine drawer but that rusty wheel glass holder is the best!

Jim

Re: Savannah's Chair

You did a great job creating the crackle finish.

Jim

Re: T-shirt turned into a bracelet!

That's such a unique idea! And it turned out beautiful.

Jim

Re: Junk art door with drawer bins

Free junk is the best and your storage stand turned out amazing.

Jim

Re: A Beautiful Combination of Created and Found Objects

Well congratulations, change is good! I had a junk breakdown a year ago, unloaded half the stuff in my house, and painted most of the rooms. It's much easier to make a major change when you've furnished your home with garage sale finds that didn't cost much to begin with.
I'm looking forward to seeing your new style develop. And this gives you the opportunity to post TONS of new projects on JMS...right?
Lani's comment about becoming "dated and obsolete" put some fear in my bones. I'm gonna pick up two more gallons of paint on my way home from work.

Nice form too.

Jim

Re: Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

I think everyone's right, this might be your best vignette! The similar tones and all the different surface textures are amazing.

Jim

Re: From bread bakin to shelf makin!

Hey Marie! I have a commercial bread pan too and use it for storing more junk. Your idea to use it as shelving is perfect for your HUGE elephant collection.

Jim

Re: A Desk Reorganization ala Junk Style!

Lani, where do you find ALL your junk...and it's all cool too! The old telephone sign would look great in my house.

Jim

Re: Junky Old Memo Board

Very cool piece! It looks like it should have been on the wall in an old general store.

Jim

Re: Steam Punk Lighting

Speaking of Bars, this would be the perfect fixture in a Restaurant/Bar with an industrial theme. It would also look amazing in a kitchen.
Tell Dougie to watch out because I bought welding equipment.

Jim

Re: JMS Membership Red Letter Day

Well congratulations Suzy-Q! How fast time goes by. I joined in 2008 and from day one it's been the BEST junkin' time I've ever had. The most rewarding aspect of JMS is connecting with the other members and sharing ideas, techniques and the love of finding the next BIG junk pile. And thanks Sue for creating a place where things that are old, rusted, chipped, dented and scratched can be reimagined and shared.

Thank you to all the contributors and members who inspire me every day with your creativity, support and friendship...y'all are extra nice to me.

Jim

Re: Now I see the Light!!!

It's the perfect frame to leave bare.

Jim

Re: Rescued Vintage Table Top

You should be proud of yourself! First you found a great table top and then you assembled an incredible table with a bunch of miscellaneous part...AMAZING!

Jim


Re: Grammy's Quilt Rack

You did a great job with the crackle finish.

Jim

Re: On Cue

That's so freaking cool I can't believe it!

Jim

Re: The Party Bird

This would make the perfect birthday present for my brother...beer and junk.

Jim

Re: Junk furniture for outside

You photos are giving me hope that warm weather is on the way. What a great bunch of junk!

Jim

Re: From Broom Holder to Flower Display!

You just can't go wrong with a project like this...I WANT it!

Jim

Re: It's a Dilly of a Sign!

Lani, I would have bought the sign too. Black and white is my favorite combination for vintage signage. On top of that the original distress is amazing! The little green table is very cool too.

Jim



Re: Lace & Metal Dress From

Looks like the perfect display for your creations. Maybe you just better hold onto it.

Jim

Re: Lincoln, NE Flea Finds

Great bunch of junk but the milk crate is FANTASTIC!

Jim

Re: Box Lot Left Overs - Ticky Tacky Fone Frame

What a box of junk but look what you came up with!

Jim

Re: Cheese Mold Plant Hanger

Well that's cool and very unique. And the wood has an amazing patina. Thanks for posting something that at least hints of spring.

By the way, if you want to unload five molds I've come up with another idea.

Ya grossed me out a little with the "Miss Cheese Mold America".

Jimbo



Re: Vintage Pattern Art

I've always been fascinated by clothing patterns. They're the blueprints of the garment industry. Anyway, I think your artwork is the perfect repurpose...very cool!

Jim

Re: Shabby Shutter Bejeweled

Wow! It all looks beautiful.

Jim

Re: junkers paradise

Whoever painted it did a great job with the graphics.

Jim

Re: Sun Birdbath

Farm junk is the best!

Jim

Re: Belted Tray

I think you've come up with a new line of furniture...very cool.

Thin mints and a fork...huh.

Jim

Re: 2 Tiered Tole Table

Great bunch of components incorporated into this table. I really like the old cast iron base.

Jim

Re: Extreme Farm Furniture

Be careful what you wish for Georgiamoon.

Jimmy

Re: Blue Bedspring Butterfly

Fun and creative.

Jim

Re: Recessed light planters

The corrugated metal reminds me of a planter from the 1950's. What a cool vintage look.

Jim

Re: Windows to Photo displays

24 windows...you lucky thing! Your creations are very cool.

Jim

Re: Ghost Town Junk

Beautiful creations. I really like the one with the bottle and tins.

Jim

Re: Special find!!

That is a fantastic trunk!

Jim

Re: Fabric stamp/spool collection

Those old wooden stamps are amazing pieces of art.

Jim

Re: Necklace rack

Simple and perfect.

Jim

Re: Junk that's 'Fit for a Queen'!

I would have grabbed all three too! Maybe the royal couple will go the junk route when furnishing their corner of the palace.

Jim



Re: Mad For Plaid

It's perfect for the lodge look...great job.

Jim

Re: Chalkboard Workstation

What a great job combining all the components. The most important thing is to have a creative environment and I'd say you've done it.

Jim

Re: Monochromatic Teapot Lamp

What really makes this lamp work is that you kept all the porcelain and lamp parts a uniform color...great job!

Jim

Re: Hey Mr. Postman!

I'd rig it up somehow and turn it into a floor lamp.

Jim

Re: Charlottes Web Spider Baby Display

Lisa, that display is cRaZy lookin'. The framework really does resemble a spider. I think it's the most imaginative use of an ugly chandelier yet. I'm freaking out at the thought of your creation scurrying across the floor in the middle of the night.

Jim

Re: "Flea Market Under Glass" Setup is Under Way!

Wow! What a bunch of junk. I want the corbels on top of the cupboard and the metal thing that looks like Christmas tree.

Jim

Re: Chicken Coop

I love how it looks like a little barn/corn crib. I want one for my yard!

Jim

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

Love your creation and the rusty finish on the cylinder cap. Tough piece to repurpose but you really pulled it off.

Jim

Re: Belted Bulletin Board

Bec, this turned out great. I wish it was in my office.

Jim

Re: Sheep Pen Bathroom Cabinet

Poop or no poop it turned out absolutely amazing!

Jim

Re: LOVELY DIRT DAUBER CONDO NOW...FABULOUS LATER!

Wow! Did you ever luck out!

Jim

Re: Measuring up

Well that sure is cool!

Jim

Re: Bathroom Junk Re-do!

The rubber stamp holder is perfect for holding all your vintage drugstore relics. I love reading the old labels. You could clear up anything back then with a good liniment. Although it's NEVER good when an ailment requires ointment. I'm getting off track here...might need a shot of the stuff in the brown bottle.

Jim

Re: Hold the phone - An estate sale find!!

85 boxes...OMG! That's pretty darn cool Marie. How about if you wire it up as a door bell for your house. Probably wouldn't take much to get those bells to ring.

Jim

Re: one hundred dollar diningroom

It's probably the best $100. you'll even spend furnishing your home. It turned out beautiful.

Jim

Re: Great Work Bench Island or Bar

What a beautiful bench and a great transformation.

Jim

Re: Recycled Pipe Desk

Now that was a ton of work! It really turned out awesome...great job.

Jim

Re: Another quick lamp

Marie, I love this lamp. The crusty funnel, wicker shade and the proportions are perfect...GREAT JOB!

Jim


Re: "Cush" Job...

I think you found the perfect repurpose, it looks beautiful holding your pins...and such.

Jim

Re: Wheel Well No Fuss Indoor Garden

Rusty car parts are the ultimate in trashy junk creations. You really pulled it off with this one and it's so nice to see some green instead of a pile of snow. Cool project Suzy-Q.

Jimbo

Re: Haupt Antiek Market - JMS Occasional Sale Pick!

What a great bunch of stuff...have fun.

Jim

Re: Uncovering the color

What a great find! I would have kept it too. The little brass plate and crusty handles are perfect.

Jim

Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

What a beautiful collection of odds and ends.
Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

Jim

Re: MY RUSTY, JUNKY BITS

After seeing all your rusty bits of junk I'm gonna go nuts if I don't find an estate sale soon. I want ALL of it!

Jim

Re: Hanging Flower Basket Light

I'll trade ya for one of mine. It's the perfect pendant for your beautiful room.

Jim

Re: Junkin up your love....?

Great idea, photos, everything! Happy Valentine's Day.

Jim

Re: Wall Hooks

I think it's a fantastic first post because it turned out amazing. My favorite part is the ceiling tin accent. Keep on posting.

Jim

Re: Giving junk a job

This is an amazing bunch of creations but my favorite is the mail organizer.

Jim

Re: Vintage grain elevator bins / wall pockets

I love everything about this project...great job!

Jim

Re: Gear Mirror 5 Different Ways

I think some of the best projects are a mix of old and new. You really pulled it off with these beautiful creations.

Jim

Re: Horn Bird

That is so cool!

Jim

Re: Mimi-Toria's Version of SteamPunk

This one's a masterpiece!

Jim

Re: Fun Stuff Preparing for the Trunk Show

Beautiful creations as always.

Jim

Re: "Springy" Flowers...

Laurel, using the sheet music is such a cool idea. I'm positive it's an egg separator because my grandfather had one. He would put two egg yolks in a glass of Guinness Stout and down it. I'm glad I didn't inherit that gene.

Jim

Re: What's your number?

Andrea, this really turned out beautiful. The stenciling and legs made it such a unique piece.

Jim

Re: Vintage Button Necklace

What a great combination of vintage elements.

Jim

Re: New life for this GREAT chair:)

The white finish and rustic seat turned it into such an amazing piece!

Jim


Re: Vintage dresser-vanity re-do

Wow...nice vanity! The drawers are too cool to use as drawers.

Jim

Re: A Union in Perfect Harmony!

What a great combination of junky parts...very cool!

Jim

Re: Floating Photography

Great look and no nail holes in the wall!

Jim

Re: From garage to grandeur!!

Your kitchen island turned out incredible! It looks like it was a ton of work but definitely worthwhile.

Jim

Re: Need a tray? Use a door!

Great idea! This would also make a cool top for an end table.

Jim

Re: JMS....Country Garden Magazine

I picked up a copy last week...great article!

Jim

Re: Garden Art for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Congratulations Sue on becoming a contributor! Great project and we're all looking forward to your next junky creation.

Jim

Re: Love Cannot Be Measured

Great concept and colors.

Jim

Re: Bathroom Junk

Cool idea with great colors.

Jim

Re: From a really LOW chair, to high chair again!

Wow Marie, you certainly have vision. That old chair WAS nasty.

Jim

Re: Nature Meets Rust

My front door is bare naked except for the snow that keeps piling up against it. Suzy, why don't you ship me your cool creation so I can spiff up the front of my house...deal?

"Look at all those fabulous little holes! I have goose bumps!"...You're low maintenance SW.

Jimbo

Re: Chalk-up Another Junk Reuse!

Lani, you can definitely chalk one up with this great repurposing idea.

Jim

Re: Spelling with Treasured Junk

There are unlimited possibilities with your concept...great job!

Jim

Re: Architectural Salvage Angel

Wow! The fan blade part makes the perfect set of wings.

Jim

Re: old window

You did a fantastic job it really looks old.

Jim

Re: Antique Door turned charging station

A vintage charging station! What an amazing concept and a great collection of old stuff.

Jim

Re: A-Door-able coffee table.

What a great find for $5.00! I love the paint finish and you did a fantastic job transforming it into a coffee table.

Jim

Re: Wheel Serving Platter

Andrea, this is such a great way to add more fun to any occasion. It's unique, interesting and doable...perfect!

Jim

Re: Country Gardens Spring Edition is Out

What a great way to repurpose the belts. And your birdhouse roof is such a cool idea.

Jim

Re: ANTIQUE DOOR ON A CABINET

Everything about this piece is incredible!

Jim

Re: Moms Mudroom

Now that's an amazing makeover...fantastic job!

Jim

Re: assorted finds from today

Your Donald Duck projector is worth a little more than a dollar...great find.

I know what your mean about the skeezy flea markets. It seems like they always have an abundant supply of 30-year old "Jean Nate" soap and "Dukes of Hazard" tee-shirts. And consider both a collectable!

Jim

Re: GAME ON...10 min. project

I think this is the most imaginative use of an old game board yet! Love the old door too.

Jim

Re: Grain Scoop Vase

We're all glad you joined Tracey and welcome to the site.
There are thousands of projects here to check out...so get started!

Thanks,
Jim

Re: Out with the "New", In with the "Old"...

Laurel, your style is always a source of inspiration and this is no exception. Old crates have so much character, versatility and history...great look.

Jim

Re: Mosaic: First timer!

Yep, that table WAS ugly. You did a fantastic job creating the mosaic.

Jim

Re: Grain Scoop Vase

Hey Kenda, you're not going to believe this but I haven't sent her flowers since we were divorced 10 years ago. And I'm not going to start! :)

Thanks! Jim

Re: my Christmas Junk Challenge

Paint it purple and give it back to your bf's parents next Christmas.

Jim




Re: Doll bed from castoffs

You did a fantastic job and for free!

Jim

Re: little crystal windchime

It turned out great.

Jim

Re: Farm Junque

I would have bought it to...whatever it is.

Jim

Re: What we had done with a few old windows

She was pretty talented for 11 years old. I've saved my daughters artwork as far back as kindergarten and she's 21 now!

Jim

Re: Hot Dish!

Great idea Bec. This would look so cool in a restaurant.

Jim

Re: 4 Old Plates = 10,000 Lakes

The layout and color selection is always perfect. The 66' trailer plate is so cool. Great Job!

Jim

Re: GALVANIZED TREE STAND

What a great bunch of ideas.

Jim

Re: Old door is for the birds!

Great repurpose! I want all those birds in my yard.

Jim

Re: Cake Diet

It really has a great vintage look...good job.

Jim

Re: Clock themed New Year's party

It's about time you became a contributor! I always look forward to seeing one of your projects. You're creative, fun and make the BEST desserts. You have amazing style NDJG!

Congratulations...Merry Christmas...Cheers and Happy New Year!

Jim

Re: JOYFUL JUNKY ANGEL

Lots of cool junk pieces in this creation...Merry Christmas!

Jim



Re: My Pantry Goes Burlap!

What a great solution to those lousy louvered doors.

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Illuminated Cream Bucket

You Minnesota girls always find the most functional junk. And seem to have a never ending supply too. Your porch looks beautiful as always Lani. The cream buckets are so cool and I can see a lamp in the making.
Have a great Christmas and New Year. Hopefully we can all get together when the snow melts...July?

Jim



Re: Vintage cups served on a stylish new "tray"

I think I'm gonna stop by for dessert on the 25th...say 3:00? Baileys drizzled on chocolate ice cream with chopped pecans is the perfect Christmas dessert...so I'll bring a bottle. And it's all going to taste even better eaten from your vintage cups on those cool drawer fronts.

Merry Christmas NDJG!

Jim...3:00?

Re: Office Christmas Spirit

You're so lucky to be able to create such a soothing atmosphere at work. The only candle burning in my office is under my butt.

Happy Holidays!

Jim

Re: It's coming, ready or not! (And I'm NOT!)

Cool stuff Marie. I have to agree with everyone else, that flashlight idea is amazing.

Happy Holidays!

Jim

Re: Let it Snow...let it snow...let it snow

Oh shabbychick, now you're in trouble. Ya better start saving your rags because I'm gonna build a RAG LAMP!

Jim

Re: Junkified Christmas decor (part 2)

Donna, you're the busiest junker EVER! I'm happy when I can pull together ONE project. I love it all...the red table...the gears...the grain sacks...the Coke crate...the cat...

Jim

Re: It's a Wrap - Part Five

You are the best when it comes to wrapping...ANYTHING!

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: junk swap 2009

I think you may have come up with your own line of Christmas decorations.

Jim

Re: Let it Snow...let it snow...let it snow

You're so creative! The little rag tree has such a vintage Christmassy look to it. I'm thinking a full-size rag tree would be amazing...no pressure.

Merry Christmas!

Jim

Re: Lampshade Christmas Tree

It's definitely a great concept for a truly unusual Christmas tree...inspiring!

Jim

Re: Galvanized bucket filled with greens

I'm gonna say it again; you come up with the best junky ideas. Everything about this display is cool.

Happy Holidays!

Jim

Re: It's a Wrap - Part Three

Incredible use of all the different material but the crazy mushroom is the best!

Jim



Re: Georgia on my mind...

I really like the subtle color variations of the plates...great layout.

Jim

Re: Christmas Junque on the Porch

The wreath looks great hanging on the sled. And the old Santa candy tin is cool too.

Jim

Re: "Handy" Wreath Hooks

Wow Laurel, the bracket is so cool. And it does make the perfect junky hook. I can think of a ton of other uses too...how many ya got?

Jim

Re: How to Wrap Gifts with Garden Material

I like it...I really like it. Different, funky and looks very Christmassy.

Jim

Re: Industrial Junk Trophies

Where have you been? The trophies are beyond cool...keep on welding!

jim

Re: Seasons Greetings!

Great vintage look.

Jim

Re: Vtg. Oil Cans Holding Christmas Ornaments

Great look. I have more old oil can than I know what to do with...thanks!


Jim

Re: Dough Bowl Christmas Display

I agree the wire candle holder looks great in the bowl.

Jim

Re: Sailors' Stockings

Now this is an amazing idea TinTin! I can just imagine the spinoff projects that will be inspired by your creation.

Jim

Re: Cow Girl Necklace

As always, you've assembled another beautiful piece. You have a focus; I'm still looking for mine.

Jim

Re: Antique Corbel Lamp

Thanks Tami! It's picking up the pieces and imagining. I don't need another lamp, although I'm keeping this one. My day job is creative too so my mind never stops. The switches are vintage and I find them at garage and estate sales. I really lucked out with this one...it's mint. The cord I purchased at a lamp store that was closing. I think I may have started something with this particular design.

Thank you for appreciating my latest creation.

Happy Holidays!
Jim

Re: Skate Date

My daughter has played ice hockey for the last eight years so I can really appreciate your display. But if I repurposed her skates she'd probably take a swing at me.

Jimb

Re: Little Black Vintage Chair with Vintage Barkcloth Seat

Great job...keep it.

Jim

Re: found object sculptures

Phenomenal work!

Jim

Re: Christmas tree, JUNK style

Donna, now that's my kind of Christmas tree. I love the crusty, old license plates.

Jim

Re: How to Gift A Mason Jar

You're really cranking out some amazing holiday creations.
It's truly a more meaningful gift than just grabbing something at the drugstore on your way to the party.
Something I've NEVER, EVER done!
I'm assuming the "Host" gift might have a different kind of Bud in it.

Jim

Re: Antique Typewriter Lamp

So where have you been for the last year? Missed all your junk creations. This is the first typewriter lamp I've ever seen...EVER! Congratulate your son, it turned out amazing. Jim

Re: How to Greet Santa on Christmas Eve

Greens, ribbons and galvanized never looked so good together and it's a great idea to boot. That tube thing IS a 50's hair curler because I still use one to put all the curls in my do...hahaha! Can't ya tell?

Jimbo

Re: Coffee Christmas Card Holder

Ya done good. Perfect holiday colors on the sack and the little fence worked out great for hooks.

Jim

Re: Great Skates--It's a Wreath Holder

Crazy...but good crazy. Great job repurposing.

Jim

Re: Giraffe Chair

Great job...retro and very cool.

Jim

Re: Ready for Parade! Vintage Toy Car

I love the idea but I WANT the pedal car!

Jim

Re: Junk for Joy

Bec, my guess is an old, adjustable leather punch. If not leather, it's a hole-puncher for something...I think. It's cool no matter what.

Jim

Re: Pretty as a Pitcher

It all looks great together.

Jim

Re: Christmas Tablescape

That little wagon is very cool...great job.

Jim

Re: "Modern Art Inspired" Revamped Dresser

AMAZING WORK!

Jim

Re: Junk for Joy

I love all of them.

Jim

Re: Be Thankful at the Holidays

Hey Missy. It's the perfect sentiment not only for the holidays but always. Life is short and fast, even if you live to 100. Being grateful just attracts more to be grateful for. And I love all your photos.

Happy Holidays!

Jim

Re: Christmas Mantel

Beautiful piece NDJG! Attaching the ornaments was the way to go. Christmas cards would have been too predictable. You always come up with amazing ideas...Happy Holidays.

Jim

Re: A Christmas Wreath with a Junky Welcome!

What a beautiful wreath. And very inspiring considering I'm going the minimalist route this Christmas. Just going to pull out the best Christmas junk and leave the rest in the box for next year. Thanks Lani and Happy Holidays.

Jim

Re: Meant For Me???

When did everyone decide to live in Minnesota?!
What's the name of the nearest airport and it might be 8:00 before I can get there. TRY to save me a couple of bottles.

Jimbo

Re: Upcycled festive mirror, made from the left behinds

It's incredibly unique with amazing colors.

Jim

Re: Locker Basket Stocking Holder

We've all missed you! Every junker needs at least one locker basket...cool idea.

Jim

Re: Meant For Me???

You gonna drink all that wine by yourself? I'm feeling a little parched.
It really does make a great wine rack...ya done good.

Jim

Re: Money Does Not Grow On Trees...

That cash wouldn't last five minutes in my house. Elizabeth is going to love it as soon as you stuff it with hundreds. You're a good mom Suzy-Q.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Wreath Stand

The corn planter is just plan cool...great holiday project.

Jim

Re: How to Make Corn Crib Roof Trees

These are amazing! You've come up with the ultimate junk Christmas tree. I want three in my front yard.

Jimbo

Re: A Nature Inspired Thanksgiving Table Scape

Hey Lani, enjoy your beautiful table today and Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim

Re: United States License Plate Map of the Fifty States

All I have to say is it's a MASTERPIECE!!

Jim

Re: 1st Anniversary Gift: Paper

What an incredible amount of effort you put into creating this and it turned out absolutely amazing!

Jim

Re: Old Machines

Cool bunch of junk. I especially like the chicken scale. I used one as a lamp shade...perfect shape.

Jim

Re: Big Chalkboard

I would have wrestled you for that molding. The frame came out incredible...and it's HUGE!

Jim

Re: The Entertainment Center

Lindsey, I'm totally impressed with how this piece came together...great finish. You've turned out an amazing bunch of projects.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim

Re: Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping Open House and 2010 Holiday Season

Sue, thanks for all the inspiring holiday ideas. The cheese molds and wreaths really do make a great combination.

Jimbo

Re: Junk for Entertaining...

It's the perfect accessory to any junkers table.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim





Re: Let's EAT!

Sheri, here's a better idea. Cut out a BIG arrow directing everyone to the nearest restaurant...just kidding...sorta. Letters are difficult to cut out and you did an impressive job. Congratulations on your newest power tool purchase...keep on cutting.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Jim







Re: Industrial in the Kitchen!

Lani, what a cool industrial find. You definitely picked the right location; it looks amazing in your kitchen.

Jim

Re: I like angels -- in a BIG way!!

That's the biggest angel I have ever seen and I've seen a bunch. I'm thinkin' there's no need for a Christmas tree, just throw some lights on your latest creation and you're all set.

Cool project!

Jim

Re: A Little Girl Approach to Christmas

Now that you have your holiday party girl all dolled up...LET'S START THE PARTY!
Sue, great color choices instead of the usual holiday red and white. Your clock ornament gives me a thought. Wouldn't a Christmas tree look so cool decorated entirely in clock faces.

Jimbo

Re: Film Box Planter

This makes me want to put up the Christmas tree...beautiful and inspiring.

Jimbo



Re: Industrial Ambiance

What an absolutely amazing repurpose. The size, shape and all that rust with a hint of JD green...one of the coolest junk sconces ever!

Jim

Re: Gift Wrap, JMS Style!

I'll bet you're glad you didn't spend the $8.99...great job.

Jim

Re: Arkansas License Plate Map

Another beautiful piece with amazing colors.

Jim

Re: Candlestick Finials

Nice bunch of finials Laurel...fun and easy project too.

Jim

Re: Otten Bros., JUNKMARKET Style

Sue, could you hold your next shindig in a location that doesn't require me to buy a plane ticket, like somewhere in beautiful New England?
I've also been tempted to move to Minnesota...for the junk. There's seems to be more galvanized metal and peeling paint there than any other state...how come?
Anyway...I'll just sit here staring at my monitor, 1,400 mile away, wishing I was there.

Jim

Re: A table with a story to tell

I love your table! The chocolate brown and white is a great combination...very vintage looking. You don't know how much I want all your sign making equipment. What takes me hours you can crank out in ten minutes.

Jim

Re: Gorilla Glue/CL Fair Project #4

OK, I'm not as cute or as blonde but can I sit on the hay bale too?
Excellent repurpose of your galvanized contraption...Suzy-Q!

Jim

Re: If the Shoe Fits!

You creative little junker...I can't wait to see the Christmas tree.

Jim

Re: Burlap Halloween Junk Wreath

What a great project by a bona fide junk lovin' mom.

Jim

Re: Music as Art

Rob, this is a great way of displaying your ukuleles. My son plays one too and has his on a guitar stand. Wait until I show him your cool solution.

Jim

Re: It's Awards Time!

Thanks Dennis! The award for me was being selected for this commission. I have tons of small, vintage elements hanging around and it is difficult to part with most of them. What is truly rewarding is the creation process and knowing the recipients, who are all old school craftsmen, will appreciate the work I put into it. And also their employer was willing to show his gratitude by not just ordering a bunch of faux marble and plastic "bowling trophies".

Thanks everyone.

Jim

Re: A new life for this old table and an old "new Junker"

That's the nice thing about old drafting tables, they were typically taller than most tables. I went and tossed mine out in the late 1980's when I started drawing on a computer...don't tell anyone.

7.50! That's the price of a grande something-or-other at Starbucks.

Jim

Re: Billy Jo's "Do Over Deco" Part 4

You sure are one talented furniture builder...AMAZING STUFF!

Jim

Re: A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

Can I throw a Halloween party on your porch? Just 100 people and I'll bring all the booze and food...OK Lani?
YOU FIND THE COOLEST STUFF! I want the chicken feeder, metal steps and that crusty round thing with the twigs sticking out of it.

Jim

Re: A day (or three) at the Fair - the Country Living Fair

So Kathy, are ya telling me they weren't even for sale, that they were part of a display, because if you are I feel much better. I get this wicked adrenaline rush when I see a piece that immediately inspires me with a repurposing idea. If you come across something that looks like "Junk Architect JUNK", let me know...especilaly if it's cheap.

Thanks...Jim




Re: Even more angels...

Marie, what a clever repurpose. Did you paint the chair too? Wow!

Jim

Re: Ring Around the Napkin

I believe you own me dinner.(You don't remember do you?) So how about an invite so I can see these in person? Very cool and rusty creation Sue-Baby.

Jimbo

Re: 5 unique JUNK picture frames

The chipping frame next to all your rusty junk is perfect. Actually it all looks incredible.

Jim

Re: Ohio State Buckeyes License Plate Art

Ya already know how much I love your creations. This one came out amazing and has the perfect background color...great job as always.

Jim

Re: A day (or three) at the Fair - the Country Living Fair

We all need a place to rest or gourds and an old galvanized mailbox is as good as any for me. What a great bunch of photos Kathy. I WANT THAT MAILBOX! I also want the yellow drink cooler to turn into a lamp.

Jim

Re: Everything's Coming Up Kale

This turned out fantastic. So many different components and they all work together perfectly.

Jim

Re: Junk up those windows!

It's definitely a funky setup Donna. Would any junker ever pass up one of your little ladders...NEVER! What a cool kitchen.

Jim

p.s. Sorry for the double comment. For some reason when I leave a comment some of the words get deleted. It's gonna stop me from leaving comments if it continues. I hope it works this time.



Re: Junk up those windows!

It's definitely a funky setup Donna. Would any junker ever pass up one of your little ladders

Re: Cherished Treasures Abound

Wow! Your pieces are incredible. You have an amazing talent.

Jim

Re: Fall Foliage Fun

What a great window box, especially the use of the vintage Tonka truck.

Jim

Re: Has anyone seen the spices?

Your paint finish, lettering, it all came out amazing...great job.

Jim

Re: A Little Fall "Shopping"

That is one cool shopping cart. I agree, don't ever part with it. Your entire fall display came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: Patio Bench

It's a piece of art...great job.

Jim

Re: Another shed emptied for The Fall "Country Junk Sale"

Alright, this is getting out of control. YOU HAVE SOME OF THE COOLEST RAW JUNK I HAVE EVER SEEN! Between this post and your last I see enough stuff to keep me busy for YEARS. Why don't I live closer to Minnesota...WHY!

Jim

Re: Tool tote for the table

That's one of the coolest tool totes I've ever seen. How about shipping it to the east coast of the United States...OK Donna?

Jim

Re: A Simple Grate for some Great Vintage Photos

I have to agree with NDJunkGirl that it would look amazing in the middle of a table. And what a great partially rusted finish. I actually prefer partial rust over completely rusted...I'm babbling. Hey, can you join all four sides together and form a base...for something?

Jim

Re: A New Wave of Junk

It's a dishwasher basket...am I too late to win a big prize? Well no matter what you did a great job with a real piece of junk.

Jim

Re: Country Pie Cupboards - Each in a day's work

Dennis, you're in Florida and I'm in Connecticut...it's a crying shame. As soon as I win Lotto I'll fly down, buy a huge pickup truck and fill it up with all that great wood.

Jim

Re: Is It A Door....or a Bench?

Put the doors against the wall with the benches facing out and a small table in between...sorta like a picnic table look.

Jim

Re: Industrial Cart Face Lift

Now's that's my kind of furniture...European industrial.
Great job NDJG.

Jim

Re: Country Pie Cupboards - Each in a day's work

Your cupboards are amazing. It's a good thing I'm not your neighbor with all that great wood you have scattered around...I'd buy it ALL!

Jim

Re: Rust is the Perfect Fall Color

The box is great and your display is beautiful. What I really want is the old Internaional toolbox...THAT IS SO COOL!

Jim

Re: Gone Galvanized

I love anything galvanized too and your little planter came out amazing. But since you asked, how about a mailbox? You already have the house numbers and if was under a porch roof or overhang you wouldn

Re: Plumbing Parts with Ruffled Edges

Hey, I bought something from you in California that was very similar to this. It was a birthday gift and they absolutely loved it. You are the master of plumbing parts...another beautiful creation.

Jim



Re: 100 YEAR OLD DOOR ~ Part Deux ~

What a fantastic door and the painting looks amazing.

Jim

Re: Spooktacular Halloween

It did turn out pretty cool...good job.

Jim

Re: Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

Lani, what a great find with an amazing patina...beautiful display as always.

Jim

p.s. I've been having issues with portions of my comments not posting. Hopefully it will this time.

Re: Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

Lani, what a great find with an amazing patina

Re: Old Pulley Wreath

This is an amazing fall display. You always have great ideas and beautiful photos. The pulley and berries against the black mantel looks like an autumn postcard.

Jim

Re: "Treats" For My Windows...

Laurel, what a bunch of inspiring ideas. I think my favorite is the garden fence, although the screen is really cool. I was trying to come up with a new valance type window treatment but what I welded together weights more than the ENTIRE wall.

Jim

p.s. I'm not sure why my previous comment deleted all but the first two words.

Re: "Treats" For My Windows...

Laurel, you

Re: CB2 Inspired mirror

It looks better than a store bought one for sure. The diameter of the mirror is perfect.

Jim

Re: I'll be set up at ROUND TOP TEXAS

Good luck but I want to see the tie dyed cowboy boots.

Jim

Re: The rest of the wall.........................

Alice, what an amazing wall you assembled and I WANT your parts stash.

Jim

Re: Shed o' My Dreams

I need a shed the size of a BARN. Looks like a great place to hide and work on projects. I really want the old storm door leaning against the wall.

Jim

Re: Corkboard makeover

The best projects sometimes come from things just hanging around the house…great job.

Jim

Re: Cool as Ice Junk

It has to be the coolest, junky wine bucket I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Easy Peasy, for sure~

You certainly are no procrastinator when it comes to preparing for Thanksgiving. The buffet table finish looks great.

Jim

Re: A Little Birdie Told Me....

So while visiting New England you decided to do a little deforestation…huh! Look at you go with those tin snips, you’re quite the sheet metal worker. The color of your little birdie is a perfect match to the fabric. What a special baby present; Greer is going to love it. It’s a beautiful project Georgia.

Jim

Re: Carney Bottles 1 2 3

There’s no such thing as too grungy…shame on you. Your bottles came out amazing…great job with the stencils.

Jim

Re: It's time to play dominoes!

What a fun and imaginative project. Good luck with the auction.

Jim

Re: more lamp from old wooden tripod and a bookshelf made from a old door

The tripods look amazing as lamps and you selected the perfect shade style.

Jim

Re: "Hinge-on" to another really simple idea...

What an inspiring project. I could see a bunch of different size hinges with photos grouped together.

Jim

Re: garden work bench

You did a fantastic job and the color is perfect.

Jim

Re: Fern Valley window in forest

Your glass painting technique looks fantastic. I like ATG’s etching idea.

Jim

Re: "Something To Crow About"

This really came out amazing. I love your idea of using junk parts to create the letters.

Jim

Re: Tag Maker Tote

Look at that thing, it’s in perfect shape. It was meant to be your’s…amazing repurpose.

Jim

Re: My junk storage

What a functional piece. I hope you kept all the rusty nuts and bolts.

Jim

Re: Remixed Recycled Jewelry

Where have you been hiding this stuff? You certainly have created some amazing pieces Ang.

Jim

Re: The Sunshine Chair

Very funky!

Jim

Re: How to make an ice box out of a cabinet

That’s hysterical…but it works! The cheapest beers I can remember were .25¢ drafts.

Jim

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

Well isn’t this a BIG surprise, where did that old crusty project come from. Thanks for reposting one of my crazier creations. And thanks for all the great comments.
Miss Funky Junk Donna, I’ve got something new…and big…and steel…and it’s taking me a LONG time to finish. Here’s a hint. It’s loaded with some of our favorite junk components…casters, rust, steel, numbers, peeling paint and a big chunk of old wood.
So sit back, relax and have a couple Coronas before you strain your neck AGAIN.
Lani, the party is at my house…ANYTIME!

Jim

Re: Get Two Beers and Jump!

“Get two beers and jump”
I love this quote and your two projects.

Jim

Re: Broken Chair Repurposed Into Garden Sign

I love old signs and this is an amazing repurpose. The lettering couldn’t have come out more authentic…great job.

Jim

Re: Don't Mess With The Golden State!

I really like the contrast between the license plate colors and the wood stain…another amazing piece!

Jim

Re: Old door knobs used for curtain tie-backs

Great reuse 2poor2payRetail.

Jim

Re: Etch yourself some Polka Dots!

Sweet Melissa, the etching looks amazing and your photos are right out of a catalog. This is exactly the post I needed to see today. I have a project that requires etching signage into a glass tabletop.

Thanks…Jim

Re: Old WoodenBookshlef

Great piece and it turned out beautiful.

Jim

Re: Pelican?

Marie, YOU should be an art teacher too! You always come up with the most creative projects.

Jim

Re: Try the wheelbarrow/wagon wheel combo. Tasty!

FJD, it all looks fantastic together. What a great bunch of garden junk. Don’t feel bad, I don’t know the names of any of the plants or flowers I buy. I don’t even look at the little plastic thing sticking out of the pot. If it’s priced at $1.88 it goes in the cart.

Jim

Re: From Corbels to Curtain Rod!

Wow! I think corbels would definitely make the top ten list of junkers favorite finds. Ya done good Lani…it’s looks amazing.

Jim

Re: "Farm Junk" Repurposed

Old farm implements and welding equipment...it doesn’t get any better than that. What a great bunch of creations. And how lucky to have your dad teach you to weld.

Jim

Re: Photos from WORLD'S LARGEST GARAGE SALE

There’s nothing even close to that in Connecticut or New England. The closest thing we have here are five houses in a row selling dirty children’s car seats, broken strollers and twenty year old stereo equipment. That’s a typical Connecticut garage sale.
I have seen signs for funnel cakes just in case you’re interested.

Jim

Re: Instant Fireplace

Lucky you! I don’t have one peeling or rusty thing in my office…not one! I can’t believe you found three of these babies.

Jim

Re: Garden Potting Bench

What an awesome piece, especially for only $10 and some free paint.

Jim

Re: A Re-Design Ala-Junk Style!

I’m on my way to spend the weekend. There’s only a couple of things I need and one is food. I’m not kidding; I want to see this incredible room in person.

Jim

Re: Vintage Market Day...and an unexpected trip...

Looks like a well organized event with lots of great junk. I see quite a few things I would have bought. If it wasn’t like a 1,000 miles from my house I would have been there.

Jim

Re: Bringing a little bit of the Indoors Out...aka Deck-orating!

Lani, you’ve created a junkers retreat. What a beautiful deck and that’s one gigantic yard.

Jim

Re: rocker

Wow, what a difference. Your paint finish looks amazing.

Jim

Re: Whisk-y Bugs

It’s the most creative way yet to use old utensils.

Jim

Re: Rustic Faux Fireplace

Your mantle turned out amazing. Good luck with the fest.

Jim

Re: Heavy Duty desk Vice Grip

Great find and a really cool project.

Jim

Re: A Gravy Boat

Sell it on ebay for $276.00.

Re: It's Illuminating

Tibbyg, I sure your correct about the easel coming from a funereal home…has that look to it. I still think it makes a great lamp. I also bought a vintage wood box at the same estate sale. I’m starting to think it may have been filled with the ashes of the old guy’s wife…just a guess. Yesterday was trash pick-up day so if they were her ashes she’s got a new home. You just don’t know what you’re going to find when you’re rummaging through someone’s basement…so wear gloves!

Re: Flowers That Never Fade...

Laurel, what a cool idea. I’m sure there will be a lot of junkers replicating this look.

Jim

Re: Time Traveler !

You are going to make an entertainment center out of it…RIGHT! That would be the perfect repurpose.

Jim

Re: Drink Up!

What a great party idea...cool graphics.

Jim

Re: Flowers for a Rainy Day

Where do you find this stuff? The last time I saw a pair of galoshes I was in 2nd grade. The only other thing I can think of, besides your beautiful creation, is to wear them. How about slipping these babies over your cowboy boots…nice!

Your little project is beautiful.

Jim

Re: Rustic gate = happy towels

I love this old door and what you did to it. You’re right; this would look amazing in a bathroom too.

Jim

Re: Cool old "Typewriter" desk

Marie, it really turned out incredible. I’ve used the same wood restorer and the stuff works wonders.

Jim

Re: To Market...to Market...our first annual "Vintage Market Day"

Good luck Kathy! It’s looks like you have tons of cool stuff.

Jim

Re: Microscope Lamp

Your father-in-law has created one of the most unique lamps I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Mail Holder

It’s the perfect color for your shutter creation…nice rusty hooks too.

Jim

Re: Framed VintageWatch Parts

Great job…very unique.

Jim

Re: Unique Picture Holders

Vintage molding, hinges and photos…perfect.

Jim

Re: Green Mountain State License Plate Map

If Connecticut ever ceases to exist Vermont is next on my list of places to live. I have a license to practice architecture there so you might have to make one for me someday. I’m always amazed at how perfectly you cut the different shapes…another very cool creation.

Jim

Re: amazing bird cage

It’s no surprise it went quick. The paint finish came out great.

Jim

Re: Bottle Crate Plant Stand

Old soda crates are one of my favorite pieces of junk. Your table couldn’t have come out better…great job.

Jim

Re: Art Show

Very cool paintings.

Jim

Re: Another bird bath...must be something in the water...

Marie, it came out beautiful…great job.

Jim

Re: 10 minute hanger dropcloth curtains

The entire concept is amazing! And you did grab the coolest hanger. You’ve done it again Donna.

Jim

Re: Freeze Frame

It looks like a window from a “Hoosier” type cabinet. It’s very cool no matter what it is.

Jim

Re: Gourds of mystery???

Your gourds love all those curly bedsprings. What a great idea.

Jim

Re: Rusty Candleholder

OMG! That is such a cool farm implement. The clock faces are the perfect addition. I want it for my fireplace mantle.

Jim

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

Thank you for all your positive feedback.

Jim

Re: birdfeeder

It’s creative and rustic with a cabin feel.

Jim

Re: Rusted birdcage to be made into a ......

I’m not going to be any help because I go out of my way to create rust. But I really like the shape of your birdhouse. I’d spray paint it with the rust on it. The rust will bleed through and give it a chippy vintage look

Jim

Re: Trunk Find Make Over !!!!????

Great old trunk…lucky find.

Jim

Re: Back to the Beach...

What a great collection of beachy junk. I’ll bet you have a collection of every kind of junk theme imaginable…want to share. I’ve been MIA too but that’s because I’ve been working on a pretty big project.

Jim

Re: Curtain Up!

This is such a creative way to take artwork that may have had its day and give it a new life.

Jim

Re: Framing the Ancestors

It couldn’t have come out any better, beautiful creation. Those are the best kid of relatives too.

Jim

Re: 5 drawer stand "Cherry Mash"

I can’t believe it went from being held together with masking tape to a beautiful piece of furniture…amazing job! Great paint technique too.

Jim

Re: Barn Sale Count Down

Good luck with the sale but DON’T paint the barn.

Jim

Re: Simple Glass Bottle Projects

Like junkermidge said, great for keys. You could also stick rolled up notes in the top so no one misses them.

Jim

Re: DOOR...THEN FRAME SHOP TABLE...NOW MOSAIC TABLE

Wow! What an incredible table top. The kids must love having such a talented and fun art teacher. By the way, that bridge in your last post IS located on the New Hampshire/Vermont border. I drove under it yesterday.

Jim

Re: Work is for the birds...

It makes an absolutely perfect birdhouse.

Jim

Re: I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

Yep, I would have bought it too. That is one cool piece of rusty steel. I’m thinkin’ that would make an incredible bathroom vanity with one of those top mounted sinks. I want the tall fan too. It all looks amazing on your porch.

Jim

Re: Picket fence tablerunner idea

This really adds to an already cool island. It gives a perfect junky contrast to the stainless steel. I love your latest creation.

Jim

Re: CAN I GET AN...I LOVE RUST!!!?

Actually ATG that bridge is located on Route 9 in New Hampshire. I was on Route 9 two weeks ago on my way to check out some junk in a barn. I hope I don’t find out that I’m completely wrong about this location because then I have no idea where I was two weeks ago.

Jim

Re: Fish or Cut Bait

I would love to find something like this. It has all the markings of a great junk project…cool shape, crusty wood, rust and old screen. It’s a good thing we both don’t show up at the same flea market too often.

Jim

Re: dollhouse with found materials

I cannot believe all the detail…amazing!

Jim

Re: Microphone Stand

You did a fantastic job; it really looks like it was originally a microphone stand.

Jim

Re: Corbel "Book" Shelf

I collect old corbels and this is such a creative way to use one...very cool idea.

Jim

Re: LeT ThErE Be A LiGhT!

All the parts came together perfectly…beautiful fixture.

Jim

Re: This little light of mine...

One of the most unique light projects so far…amazing.

Jim

Re: Rusty metal thing

Very cool rusty metal thing. I want your cement mixer; it looks amazing as a planter.
If you stood the mixer vertical would it work as a table base? It is SO cool!

Jim

Re: Happy 4th of July

Great little project and you can change the look to match the holiday. You did tell me about your Fred Flintstone feet but I never believed it until now. My gawd…they REALLY do!

Jim

Re: God Bless America!

Beautiful holiday displays. Ya gotta love numbers in any junk project.

Jim

Re: 3741 Whipple Lane

Grandpa’s old toolbox and your vintage door look perfect together…beautiful photo too.

Jim

Re: Playing Outside...

What a great bunch of inspiring photos. Your neighbors must love stealing all your ideas.

Jim

Re: Vintage Gears turned candle holders

The coolest gear project yet. I’m sure SOME home furnishings catalog will pick up on this concept and replicate it.

Jim

Re: Graduation Open House Done on the Cheap!

Looks like a great party Lani, congratulations to your daughter too. There is a positive side to our kids growing up…THEY’RE MORE INDEPENDENT!

Jim

Re: Redo's get it sold!

What a great little table. It’s no surprise it sold right away.

Jim

Re: AmmoBox Table

I think there’s a market for as ammo nightstand…I’m not kidding.

Jim

Re: vintage bike

I like the look of an old bike rusting away next to a tree in the yard. I like rust on anything…I wonder why?

Jim

Re: A junkin' character building

I REALLY want a shed in my yard…now more than ever. You may have inspired me enough to build one. Yours is so cool I’d live in it.

Jim

Re: Old palette TV stand

Wow! Funky Donna, you sure are the busy little junker. This is such cool shadowbox table. Your stone mantle is awesome too.

Jim

Re: Old crate stairs

This is my favorite staircase...EVER!

Jim

Re: A ladder that does it all!

I told you everyone would love your creations. The galvanized light is so cool…I WANT IT! All the photos look fantastic.

Jim

Re: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

I love old mirrors too, the more crackly and peeling the better. You have a beautiful collection Lani.

Jim

Re: PS Part 3 - Favorite Finds for Country Gardens Magazine

What a great bunch of junk! You’re a lucky girl; you find the coolest stuff. The old wood croquet box is my favorite. I’ll bet your favorite is the wiener rack.

Jim

Re: Grrrr-ates!!!

I love all your ideas Laurel, especially the frames…very inspiring.

Jim

Re: Tile Scraper? .....Not!

I think you found the perfect use for your scraper…nice bunch of garden junk too.

Jim

Re: OLD METAL SIGN - NOW A CENTERPIECE

That old sign makes such a perfect serving tray…ya done good NDJG.

Jim

Re: AAJMS - A few of my favorite things

It’s a good thing I couldn’t make it to AA/JMS because I would have bought way too much. The photos are full of such GREAT stuff.

Jim


Re: On the Hunt!

Hey! I thought I was part of your family too. Next time you’re traipsing through an old barn with a bottle of wine…CALL ME!

Jim

Re: A new kitchen light

I love this idea too…very cool and unique!

Jim

Re: Guarding the garden

Garden/farm junk is my favorite kind of junk and this turned out spectacular. You’re quite the little artist Marie.

Jim

Re: pet bed

You did a great job with the painting and distressing. Amazing transformation!

Jim

Re: Life Long Project Undertaking

My kind of junk…old wood and a bunch of signs.

Jim

Re: The Toad House

I can’t believe how cool your castle idea turned out.

Jim

Re: Stop the Draft!

J.O.S. Send me an eamil and we can discuss the draft stopper. As you can see everything is custom built.

Thanks,
Jim

Re: SCORE!!!!

It’s rare to hear a great mother-in-law story but this is a GREAT one.

She’s a hoarder of junk who has decided to downsize and give it all away...you are blessed.

Jim

Re: The Junk Line Starts Here

Amy, your photos are my only connection to AA/JMS…so keep posting.

Jim

Re: Old Screen Door Redo

This came out GREAT. Wouldn’t it be so cool if it was actually your kitchen door.

Jim

Re: Tick, tock ... I've got clocks!

Tell your husband you can sell them for ten bucks EACH! There are lots of times I don’t have a clue what I’m going to do with some piece of junk but I still buy it if it’s really cool…like your clock collection. Eventually it’s all turned into something. I like that beat-up old stool too.

Jim

Re: Is there a Doctor in the House???

Wow Lani! What a great collection of medical junk. You know I love the sign the most, because look, there’s one right behind my head.

Jim

Re: New Booth Photos

Now that’s a great booth…fantastic job!

Jim

Re: flower holder

Using the lampshade frame is a very inspiring concept…THANKS!

Jim

Re: Cross State Rivalry

Your creations are phenomenal and incredibly creative. Can you tell how much I like them.

Jim

Re: More from AAJMS...and an outing or two...

I’m not too sure how pretty I would look in an Anthropologie dress but I REALLY do wish I had been there carousing with all you girls…next time.
Thanks for the great photos Kathy.

I might look good in Gretchen’s skinny jeans.

Jim

Re: Yard Sale find of the year: 8 foot industrial table/workbench

I would have bought it even though I have no place to put it…great find!

Jim

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

Refinish it…are ya crazy! I spend HOURS trying to make something look like that. What a find!

Jim

Re: local Barn Sale- my fave... super fun! Even got to walk a horse! yay

Lucky you! I need a good barn sale to get into the junking spirit.
I’m being curious but is grabe your first or last name? Is it short for something? I guess I’m being extremely nosy.
One more thing…and it’s not too nosy. You have access to an incredible amount of cool stuff…where do you find it all?

Jim

Re: Photo Love: AAJMS Spring 2010

Thanks for all the fantastic photos. Now I really feel terrible that I missed the junking and carousing.
I’ve been a little low on junk lately but an estate sale last week replenished the junk pile so I should be getting a few projects up soon. Your photos were the motivation.

Jim

Re: A Gift I Call Gadget Man

G Man was such a nice gift from Kathy…you lucky girl. I wish I had made it to AA/JMS…next time.

Jim

Re: more pretty bottles

With a nice bottle of wine this would make a fantastic gift.

Jim

p.s. grabe, the rust on the heart is all original. I didn’t treat it with anything to create the finish.

Re: Salt and Pepper Shaker and Found Objects Garden Plant Stakes

Great compilation of projects and a beautiful bunch of photos too!

Jim

Re: Still Lovin' Industrial Light Cages!

Your light cage trellis is the BEST.

Jim

Re: my space at "The talk of the Town" store in Ocala, FL.

You have some really cool pieces. I have no doubt that it will be a success.

Jim

Re: Wheel Lamp

Very impressive job! Is that a cable clamp at the end of the pull chain?

Jim

Re: old doors galoore!

Take all of them...quick!

Jim

Re: Barnboard birdhouses

You bought 1,000 board feet of old barn board…lucky you! I’d go nuts if I found 100 feet…even 10 feet! You did a great job and I really like the funky shape.

Jim

Re: Art & Architecture Junkmarketstyle - I just got home! Part 4 - The Finale!

Beer and junk…I CAN’T BELIEVE I MISSED IT!

Jim


Re: Architecture

You can never have too much old chippy molding…great little project.

Jim

Re: I love Rust

The second photo is a masterpiece of distress. They all came out great.

Jim

Re: Window Trunk

Lindsey, you did such an incredible job pulling all the different components together. What a COOL vintage piece!

Jim

Re: Rummage sale find

I’m lovin’ your new fan too…great find.

Jim

Re: Oak Table comes back to life

Wow Marie! You’re a miracle worker when it comes to furniture restoration.

Jim

Re: Mothers Day Gift

Rob, you certainly earned good-son-points with this gift.

Jim

Re: Can You HEAR Me Now?

What a beautiful job and such great memories.

Jim

Re: The Junk is Flying at Art + Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

Yep, I’m sitting in my office 1,000 miles away WORKING while all you guys are rummaging through tons of great junk…I’m not complaining. Have a great time and send me a little junk present.

Jim

Re: CHALKBOARDS

Chalk with stencils…that’s difficult to pull off. What a great idea Janis and beautiful as usual. I was hoping to attend Art and Architecture but I just retuned home from the show in California and won’t be able to bail from my day job so soon…have fun.

Jim

Re: "Picture Perfect" Books...

I love this concept. My friend just had a baby so I may borrow your idea and create a frame from an old child’s book. Thanks Laurel!

Jim

Re: Mannequin Gets New Life

Gretchen, you did a fantastic job transforming the mannequin and it really is the perfect backdrop for your jewelry.

Jim

Re: Thresher finds new life as farm lamp

Great assemblage of parts and the apple basket shade is fantastic.

Jim

Re: VINTAGE ART

Embellishing a print is quite the unique idea Miss Janis. I think you may have inspired lots of people with this concept. I really like it.

Jim

Re: No, Thank YOU Sir!

Noreen, that little table is soooo cool. You’re one very creative junker.

Jim

Re: Triumph Door Knocker

BIAB, what a great industrial/farm door knocker you created. Fantastic finish and it looks perfect on your door. For some reason my ex-wife never gives me a present, not even a piece of junk!

Jim

Re: Junk Swap - Project #2

The small insulators make great pegs and the chippy board is perfect.

Jim

Re: Old Letters to Make a New Entry

I grab every letter I find too. It looks great at your entry.

Jim

Re: Junk Tables for $1000 Please

This is the first time I’ve seen a table that NEEDS a foundation under it. What an incredible base and the top is soooo cool.

Jim

Re: How to Build a Chest of Drawers?

Lani, everything about this piece is fantastic! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FINISH!

Jim

Re: Building a Swap Project an Architect would sign off on

Tim, you hinted around that somehow you had incorporated most of the junk I sent you into one project…YOU DID! It’s an AMAZING creation considering what I sent was all pretty random. Great job and thanks again for my box of junk.

Jim

Re: Parts Box Planters

I would have bought these too. I say that about everything I see on JMS. Are you bringing any to California because I want a couple of them?

Very cool repurpose Suzy-Q!

Jim

Re: Looking for inspiration for a few items?

How about hanging the small ones around the edge of the larger one...I still like the planter idea.

Jim

Re: A couple of quick wall hangings

You did a great job with your rusty crusty trowel.

Jim

Re: Have a Coke and a "smile"!

Kathy, you know I love old soda memorabilia and your creations are so cool.

Jim

Re: World Map Table

I love it! That was a lot of work and the imperfections are what make it perfect.

Jim

Re: Tick-Tock Table

The base worked out perfect and the wax really gave the top a beautiful patina.

Jim

Re: Stylin' Centerpiece

I love this creation. You did a fantastic job assembling such obscure components into a very cool centerpiece.

Jim

Re: You Deserve A Crown

You deserve to be Queen For A Day…cool project.

Jim

Re: X-MAS TREE STAND LAMP

Great stand and the lamp couldn’t have come out better.

Jim

Re: Junk Swap

What a great bunch of stuff. I agree with Prior and bluebucket…you’re all done!

Jim

Re: A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

Georgia, I love how this all came together. The colors, rust and left over cement form the perfect industrial hat rack. Your idea of using them for door pulls would be very cool. And I’m going to copy it…OK?

Jim

Re: SWAP Projects from my Amazing box 'O Junk from JunkinLindsey PART 1 of Many

Ang, what a fantastic makeover! I think most people would have kept it as some type of table base but you took a chance and it paid off…great job.

Jim

Re: Cloche from 3 Vintage Glass Pieces

It’s a beautiful project and congratulations.

Jim

Re: Farm Fresh Fruit Bowl

What a simple and cool project from my favorite FFFB.

Jim

Re: B*TCHIN' BENCH

This would be the perfect bench at a skate park...good job Rob.

Jim

Re: From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Lani, you find the best “white junk”. Great idea with the spring but I really like the old handrail.

Jim

Re: Lil' Cowpoke Armoire

Incredible transformation and the slat colors look great.

Jim

Re: junk swap from gretchen /mimi toria

You could almost open a store with all the cool stuff Gretchen sent you.

Jim

Re: What you can do with free 1892 house moulding!

I would have had to perform CPR on myself if I found all this cool molding, you are so lucky!

Jim

Re: It's old, it's grungy.....it's wonderful!

OMG! I love grungy! Five bucks...you’re the luckiest junker on earth today.

Jim

Re: dance necklaces using tap shoe taps

This is the coolest necklace you could give a dance teacher…great idea!

Jim

Re: Light Fixture Planter

Sue, this really turned out great, it’s the perfect shape, size and rusty finish.

Jim

Re: First post from my swap partner.

Alice, even under the daunting pressure of Suzy-Q your fantastic imagination has come through…cool project!

Jim

Re: Grandma Memory Collage

This turned out great. I wish I had something like this in memory of my grandmother but I have no clue what happened with all her junk. When I think back she had tons of cool stuff.

Jim

Re: Coffee Tray

I find film canister all the time and never thought of turning one into a tray…great idea. I could go for a lemon square right about now.

Jim

Re: Happy Spring!

It all came together perfectly. Happy Spring!

Jim

Re: Junk Swap

The little base you fabricated is so cool. The entire project turned out perfect.

Jim

Re: Junking Saturday

It’s always fun when you’re out looking for treasures so it doesn’t matter how far the drive is.
What a great pile of junk you came home with!

Jim

Re: Pine Pantry

I can’t believe how great the cupboard turned out…amazing! I like the idea of a natural top and painted legs for the table…gives contrast.

Jim

Re: My first completed junk partner projects

Marie, the clock was the absolute perfect idea for this piece of junk. It has an industrial/automotive look to it. Kind of reminds me of a hubcap…maybe it was?

Jim

Re: Chimney Cabinet

I hope those are adjustable shelves…just in case.

Jim

Re: Getting Back to Basics

Thanks for the beautiful ‘taste of spring vignette’. It’s going to hit 70 today in Connecticut!

Jim

Re: Cheyenne Lockers Memories

Robert thanks for the meat history lesson! With all the things you can do with pantyhose you’ve come up with the best idea yet…stuffing a sausage.

Jim

Re: My Junk Swap goodies from Laurel, aka Chipping Charm!

You lucked out Marie…great stuff. I’d use the orange thing with the jar tops as it was originally intended, to hold nut, nails and screws. I could also see it in a kitchen with coffee beans, spices, etc.

Jim

Re: FROM DISASTER TO DREAM

Alice, what a great old door and the end result is amazing.

Jim

Re: Junk-displayed photographs

Wow! They’re all great but the receipt holder is the BEST. You always find the coolest junk.

Jim

Re: introduction and first time post!

You sure do have a great junk start curlyrachel and I can’t wait to see one of your finished projects.

Jim

Re: Step Ladder Wine Rack

It's great to see an idea that is so unique and at the same time functional...very cool concept.

Jim

Re: Bottles and a basket turned into a beaming lamp…

A great new way to use all those bottles we find at the flea market.

Jim

Re: more flea market scoops!

Can I come junking with you? I would have bought everything you did. So I guess you probably wouldn’t want me tagging along.

Jim

Re: my latest flea market finds

Hey suelovesjunk! I love ALL your latest junk finds…especially the hemmer...and the Pepsi crates

Jim

Re: junk jewelry

You did a great job! I love all the vintage and random pieces you used.

Jim

Re: My Swap Project 1 - bluebucket

Wow bluebucket, ya done good.

Jim

Re: Drumroll Please...

I can't believe how perfect the two pieces go together…great job!

Jim

Re: A Rustic Little Side Table...

I love your old crate and this little table is very cool.

Jim

Re: THRIFT STORE BOTTLES

Janis, that chippy mirror looks beautiful behind your grouping of bottles. Great ideas as always.

Jim

Re: Junk Swap Project--just the beginning

Great bunch of junk! I received my junk swap box from auctionjunkie. It’s a big and heavy box with tons of cool junk.

Jim

Re: eat your way around the globe lamps

I love your Northern Hemisphere lamp…I love all your lamps.

Jim

Re: Greeniebot

The colors and design are fantastic!

Re: Vintage Iron Gate

Rusty, free and beautiful…it’s all good.

Jim

Re: Rickety Old Wardrobe~Relives as a rustic Piece!!!!

Thank God so many people have no idea what to do with old furniture except to toss it out. Then we all have the opportunity to create something beautiful like you did with this wardrobe.

Jim

Re: "W"

Marie, you should start your own window company. The workmanship on this piece is amazing.

Jim

Re: My newly designed booth pictures

The booth is very shabby and cool…beautiful job.

Jim

Re: "A Crown for the Queen"

Gretchen, you’ve created another beautiful piece.

Jim

Re: A Couple of Fun Collages...

Your collages are beautiful but the photos of your collages are just as stunning…great colors!

Jim

Re: How to Make the Stars Happy

You really do come up with the most beautiful floral displays and I don’t really pay much attention to floral displays. They are always striking and elegant in that special junky way of yours. Your get an A+ on this one Suzy-Q!

Jimbo

Re: Tag, You're It!

This is the first time I’ve seen old book covers used like this…great idea.

Jim

Re: Junkyard Dogs...the How and "Y"

Amy, you’ve created such simple and beautiful look in your bedroom…great job. Good thing I wasn’t at Oronoco because I would have bought the Greyhound logo in a second. That sign is so cool!

Jim

Re: NAME-IES

OMG! I would have gone nuts if I had found that box of NAME-IES…lucky you!

Jim

Re: Objects as Art

Jenny, I love groupings of objects like you’ve assembled. My problem is I never find enough of the same object. You know my favorite has to be the old drafting compasses.

Jim

Re: Unique "Black Dot" Foundry Mold Table

Jenny, spectacular table and that is one of the coolest foundry molds yet!

Jim

Re: Fuse-ion

I bought one of these a few months ago because I thought it was such a cool piece. I just couldn’t think of a way to repurpose it…YOU DID! Great idea and thanks for the inspiration.

Jim

Re: "Olde Tyme" Collage

Kathy, I’m sure most of us have lots of little pieces of junk hanging around but you have the BEST junk. Your collage is such an inspirational creation and came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: "Wander/Watch/Nest" Necklace

Another fantastic piece Gretchen.

Jim

Re: Heart of Toile

What a beautiful vintage creation. I’m sure your mother is going to love it.

Jim

Re: A TwoFer

You’re one creative guy Rob. The lamp came out great and the holes in the shade are the perfect detail.

Jim

Re: DECORATING WITH A THRIFT STORE FIND

Janis, I have a difficult time finding good junk too. I can go months and not find a thing then all of a sudden I’ll come upon a great estate sale…you never know. Your creation came out beautiful and really does look old…great find.

Jim

Re: Slam Dunk...

What a fantastic piece! All the components flow together as if they were always meant for each other.

Jim

Re: Disk Spacers Re purposed

You just know it’s going to be a fun piece of junk if it’s rusty and comes from a farm. My mind is going crazy with all the cool things you could do with these.

Jim

Re: For the Love of White Junk

That’s a great junk haul for one day…everything is cool.

Jim

Re: My Funky Chairs

You sure have a talent when it comes to painting.

Jim

Re: To DYE for!

This is such a great vintage advertising piece and your lamp came out fantastic.

Jim

Re: Late Bloomers...

This has to be the coolest way to use old shoe stretches yet.

Jim

Re: Junk on Parade Part 2

Marybeth, what a great setup. There’s lots of cool stuff but I especially like the drawings in the background.

Jim

Re: Scrapyard lamp

Marie, you couldn’t have come up with a better use for it than your lamp creation…very cool.

Jim

Re: From Fireplace to Mantle!

Lani, you can’t go wrong with a heavy, rusty piece of steel. This is a great look with so many options. I actually have the same log holders but I need them IN my fireplace…for another month or two.

Jim

Re: "BABY ROOM JUNK"

Hey Janis! One of my friends is having a baby and now I know what to give her. Thanks for another great idea.

Jim

Re: Barn Burner Wall Sconce

Hi Annie, I’d use an old wire bicycle basket attached to the door to hold magazines. The 100 year old door is probably too cool to hide and the basket is more transparent than a toy.

Jim

Re: ~Be My Valentine~

Hi MakinItHappen, the patina was created with a solution I bought at Pottery Barn twenty years ago…the stuff sure did last! You coat the copper and about two hours later the patina starts to form. I’ve never seen it again at PB but somebody must sell a similar product.
Hope this helped and thanks for the nice comments too. And, thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback.

Jim

Re: If JMS Jumped off a Bridge .....

Your husband should have been thrilled when you said all you wanted for Valentine’s Day was junk…I would have been. Nice bunch of stuff you picked up.

Jim

Re: 100 yr old door is now an adorable sitting area

Very cool repurpose and the wall paper is a great detail.

Jim

Re: Little Traveler wins!

You shouldn’t be surprised you won, look how cool it turned out.
Congratulations!

Jim

Re: SCRAPS - Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts

Marie, what a great lamp and the best shoe form project so far!

Jim

Re: Must be L-O-V-E!

Marybeth, there are so many special ways to use this concept. Like Georgia, at first I thought you had removed the cover from books…which is another idea.

Jim

Re: Boy and Girl Assemblage Collage

I’ve always wanted to create an assemblage like these…I have enough small junk. I especially like the old photos…amazing job.

Jim

Re: Smacking good Valentine

The gumball machines are amazing…good thing you grabbed them. Hunter’s mice Valentines are so creative, his friend will love them.

Jim

Re: Portable Light for Valentine's Day!

I love what you did with your rusty, crusty piece of junk. Your crusty mirror is a great find too.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Jim

Re: Primitive cupboard

You certainly have a talent when it comes to woodworking. The cupboard turned out incredible.

Jim

Re: My shagalicious headboard. Don't try this at home, kids!

You really stapled all that leather!! Junkermidge, I think you have two world records here. One for hand cutting all those pieces of leather and another for the number of staples in ONE door! Unbelievable project!

Jim

Re: An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

What a great assemblage of some very cool junk into a fantastic creation. Thanks for the inspiring idea.

Jim

Re: "COFFEE TABLE/OTTOMAN/XTRA SEAT/STORAGE" PROJECT!

This is a fantastic drawer repurpose! You did such a great job and the legs are very cool.

Jim

Re: An odd Couple can make a perfect marriage...at least for furniture

Marybeth, I think they go together seamlessly. I really like the trunk; you rarely see them with a curved cut like this one has…great look.

Jim

Re: Junky Love

What fun displays with cool old junk.
Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!

Jim

Re: It's "Wheely" a clock!

Marie, that is such a beautiful piece and an amazing repurpose. Ya done good!

Jim

Re: Patina or Dirt???

Now that is a cool tool box and it’s got some great stuff inside it too.
Good thing there’s not a federal agency that monitors dumpster diving and junk because I just broke every rule out there. I spent my lunch hour today digging through a dumpster wearing my dress clothes…and no gloves or boots…and wearing a tie! But I did find some cool stuff. Thanks for the Public Service Announcement.

Jim

Re: Vintage Doorknob Curtain Tiebacks

Cool idea and great instructions.

Jim

Re: "Bird of Nature" Necklace

Gretchen, you certainly have an amazing talent designing jewelry…another beautiful piece.

Jim

Re: Shake Up Your Valentine!

Sue, what a beautiful Valentine’s Day present. You really do come up with the best gifts. I can just imagine the junk you have stuffed away in your basement. I’ll tell you what, I’ll come over and help you clean and organize as long as I get to keep a few things and you feed me…OK?

Jim

Re: "Springing" for the Wine...

Laurel, this is the perfect party gift for all the wine drinking junkers out there.
Your porch space looks very inviting…good luck.

Jim

Re: Zero to Toasty in 30 Seconds or Less

Simple, inspiring and beautiful photos too.

Jim

Re: Flea-ing in the Sunshine State!

Kathy, I was already going whacko due to all the cold and snow...so these photos aren’t helping any. And, I’m running out of junk! Do I ever wish I was poking around a flea market right now even if it meant wearing that crazy hot dog hat.

Thanks for giving me a glimmer of hope that the weather will get better someday.

Jim

Re: It's a Sun Kraft!

Jenny K, such a cool vintage, industrial repurpose. I can’t believe you found one of these in such great shape. I want a pair of those funky sunglasses and the company signage on the front of the factory. Cigarettes and milk…I’m sure the old dude has a couple shots of whiskey in the milk.

Jim

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

Lani, quite the elegant junk project you’ve created. The cup holders worked out perfect…beautiful job.

Jim

Re: Go Fish, Go!

What a fun aquatic/junk project. There’s going to be a lot of little junkers coping this one.

Jim

Re: Valentine Fun

What a fun collection of vintage Valentine’s and a beautiful job with all your displays. I’m curious to see more of the last photo. Once you see one of my Valentine posts you’ll understand why.

Jim

Re: Valentine's Day Collage

All the vintage pieces work so well together.

Jim

Re: Stained Glass Bike wheel spinner!

Marie, how did you come up with this idea…amazing!

Jim

Re: The Key to my heart!

Marie, what a beautiful and sentimental creation.

Jim

Re: Valentines, buttons and keys

What a cool collection of old Valentine’s. It all works beautifully together and your display looks great.

Jim

Re: Barbed Wire Never Looked So Good

Jenny, I own one of your Barbed Wire Lamps and it really is an amazing piece. I have it lying on its side on top of an old wood pie safe. It’s a cool industrial/farm look.

Jim

Re: A Trip down Memory Lane- S & H Green Stamps Style


Judi, your post sure does bring back memories. I bought my first alarm clock and a very mod Sony transistor radio with S&H Green Stamps. The stamps kinda made it fun to go grocery shopping.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Gear Mold Clock

Sue, the clock is amazing and the patina on the wood is fantastic. I live in a state that years ago had tons of factories and yet I never find any gear molds. Somebody’s got them all stockpiled in a warehouse and I’m going to find them…I will! I’m heading out gear mold hunting right NOW!

Great project!

Jimbo

Re: "Where Junk Resides"

I want your cupboard and all the stuff in it…beautiful!

Jim

Re: Still Testing My Metal!



Noreen, you’ve turned into a junk’in ironworker and your table is incredible. Keep on cutting!

Jim

Re: State of Mind


Beautiful piece of junk/art! I spent all day Saturday cutting metal so I know how tricky it can be and you did an incredible job.

Jim

Re: Bird in the Cage...

What a creative and fun project…welcome.

Jim

Re: Rainy Day Sale At Georgia Moon

Georgia, you really do have an incredible shop. I’m sure everyone on JMS would go absolutely NUTS poking around during one of your sales…or anytime for that matter. If anyone is within 1,000 miles of the shop they should stop by and check it out. I’m 3,000 miles away so I won’t be able to before this sale ends.
I have incorporated lots of great things from Georgia Moon into some of my favorite JMS post…so THANKS! And, the store looks amazing.

Jim

Re: Beat up coffee table turns shabby romantic

Beautiful table! I’m going get a dog to help me distress my furniture.

Jim

Re: Vintage Door Vanity

What a beautiful combination of different elements.

Jim

Re: Painted Recycled Wine Bottles

Your painting skills are amazing…you’re quite the artist.

Jim

Re: Baby, It's Cold Outside!

It’s 10 degrees, the wind is blowing and it snowed like crazy here last night. I can’t think of a better way to endure winter than sipping hot chocolate from your cool vintage display. Great project as usual Lani.

Jim

Re: Large ( 21x47 ) picture frame

The crackle finish came out great.

Jim

Re: Sign -Up Complete! See Sue's Comment Below for Next Steps

Count me in too. Jim

Re: ETCHED WINDOW WITH SUNFLOWERS

Beautiful technique on the glass.

Jim

Re: Lampshade Bowls

Very classy and beautiful junk creation…superb job.

Jim

Re: Festive Be Mine Valentine Scrabble Tiles

I love any kind of old letters…good job.

Jim

Re: Funky Side Table

The base and top go great together. You did an amazing job antiquing the paint.

Jim

Re: Yes, It Spins Too!

Jenny K, I can’t think of a better way to have utilized this old junk wheel. I might sound a little crazy but I love the institutional brown paint on the wheel. It’s kind of a cappuccino tone. Good thing Georgia had that amazing base because it was the perfect choice…She does have the best junk.
It’s a fantastic junk creation as always.

Jim

Re: Throwback to my Youth - Take a little trip with me

Wow Marybeth! You are so lucky to have a dad who shared his creativity with you and your sister. I think one of the best things we can do for our kids is to show them that they have the ability to create anything that they can envision. When I was 4 and 5 years old I would hangout in my grandfather’s workshop and just watch him build things. Then one day he let me cut out little wood cars on his band saw. Forty-five years later and I’m still at it.

Those have to be the two coolest Big Wheels ever. Thanks for sharing your story.

Jim

Re: Handmade towel rack

It’s a beautiful piece and looks great against your wall color. The finish is amazing.

Jim

Re: Funky Matchbook Sandwich

That’s such a cool idea! If it was 10x larger it would make an amazing coffee table.

Jim

Re: Mid Century Modern Shaw Walker Redo

Troy, you picked the right size sweater. I can’t believe how well it fits the chair. Great job!

Jim

Re: Painted Crate Wood Cupboard

It’s a beautiful piece with the perfect color.

Jim

Re: Sweet new beginnings for Mayo jars...

You come up with the most creative ways of using paint. The jars are amazing.

Jim

Re: Tumbled tile coaster

I have tons of leftover tiles…thanks for the great idea.

Jim

Re: Noel License Plate Art

This is one of your best. I love how the texture of the plate looks like the branches on a tree.

Jim

Re: Trash to Treasure Clock Tutorial

This is a great idea for an old clock case. There’s not too many other options so this is a perfect repurpose. Good thing you didn’t plug it in because that cord looks like it would have burst into flames.

Jim

Re: Practical-ly Pretty...

Laurel, great bunch of storage ideas and since we’re all junkers we need a lot of storage. I’m actually on a major purge. Throwing out junk that someone else tossed out, I picked up, and now I’m throwing out…again.

Jim

Re: One I for got in the "doll" series -- art junkie

Spooky cool! That doll head freaks me out…looks alive!

Jim

Re: Valentine or Treasure box

You really gave this old recipe box a beautiful vintage makeover.

Jim

Re: "Falling" for vintage chest of drawers

You did a wonderful job…fun paint scheme.

Jim

Re: Vintage Look Candle Hurricane Shades

Very cool idea that could be used for lots of different occasions. Thanks and welcome.

Jim

Re: Rusty Chick Protector Still Works

I have a junking mom too…she TAKES all MY junk back to HER house.
Great blend of junky finds ladies.

Jim

Re: Coffee Lamp

Rob, you’re one resourceful dude. Here’s another funky project out of the “Rob Design Studio“. And, I think the shade looks fine with the carafe.

Jim

Re: A Very Shabby to Chic Rocking Chair

That chair has certainly been phenomenally shabbified! I can’t believe it’s the same one. Great first post and welcome to JMS.

Jim

Re: tv tray cart turned laundry cart / basket

Clever repurpose…not cleaver. Your project got me all worked up.

Jim

Re: tv tray cart turned laundry cart / basket

Jeez, I remember we had a bunch of those TV trays, I loved them. They all had the same 1950’s pattern…roosters and cast-iron frying pans. What was it with the 50’s infatuation with roosters…and cast-iron frying pans?! There was lots of wallpaper with that same pattern too. I wish they still had Green Stamps. I’m starting to ramble…sorry.
Anyway, that’s a cleaver repurpose of the old base.

Jim

Re: Hemmed up!

Great job! Very cool repurpose.

Jim

Re: Fern Valley Window...

Well that’s a pretty cool idea. Thanks for the inspiring way to makeover an old window.

Jim

Re: chippy white and wonderful hutch

Melissa, the two pieces were meant for each other…chippy, peeling, crackled perfection.

Jim

Re: I've got some "Hang" ups!

You have a great collection! I’m always on the lookout for old hanger too.

Jim

Re: A Simple Monday Floral Arrangement

Sue, what a great vintage carrying case makeover! Wouldn’t your arrangement look cool in the lobby of some funky motel…(travel theme). I believe the one universal JUNK item that everyone on JMS could agree on has to be old suitcases.
P.S. I know it’s not a suitcase but it looks like one.

Jim

Re: Artwork: Too much junk...too little time

You’re pretty talented artjunkie. What a great combination of junk components.

Jim

Re: Well Worn, But Well Loved . . .


Lani, what a beautiful collection, the cracks and chips just add charm. It’s a more refined junk look.

Jim

Re: Photo Finish


Sue, that’s an incredible frame stand and has a slight architectural feel to it…so I want one! My daughter who’s attending college to hopefully become an art teacher decided to live with me instead of on campus. She checks up on me more than I do on her!

Jim

Re: Would Thomas Edison be Proud?

Marybeth, your lamp is truly amazing and is certain to become a cherished addition to someone’s home.

Jim

Re: Go Blue - Michigan Football License Plate Art

All your pieces are fantastic but this one is my favorite…great job!

Jim

Re: Croquet anyone?


It’s amazing how well the croquet balls turned out. Your son should be congratulated and put back to work on the lathe.

Jim

Re: Musical Revamp

Judi, you have such great vision combining all these elements into a piece that will be treasured forever.

Jim

Re: Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!


Rusty steel and glass…industrial perfection!

Jim

Re: VINTAGE FISH TANK


This is the most beautiful fish tank I’ve ever seen and not one fish in sight. What a great grouping of ritzy junk.

Jim

Re: What's Under That Glass Dome?


What a beautiful combination of glass, trophy toppers and wood molds. You deserve an award for coming up with such great blending of elements.
I picked up two dozen vintage motorcycle racing trophies a few years back and still haven’t worked them into a project yet. Maybe this will spark an idea.

Thanks,
Jim

Re: Art Fun With Vintage Linoleum Cutters


Jenny, I love groupings like your collection of Linoleum cutters. Great junk/art post as always.

Jim

Re: junk love bingo board

I love junk when there's letters or numbers involved. The board has a great color too.

Jim

Re: canoe seat coffee table


WOW! Now that’s a great repurpose. The paint finishes on the top, edge and base work beautifully together.

Jim

Re: Drawer-A-Holic


Sprouts, the greenish glass looks perfect with the paint color. And, who cares if you have the rest of the cabinet when the drawer has such a great chippy finish. I swear to god I’ve almost flipped over my SUV turning for a tag sale at the last minute.

Jim

Re: You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet



Thanks everyone for all your great feedback.

Jim
Junk Architect

Re: Photo Tin

Simple and fun…great job.

Jim

Re: Photo "Opp"...



Laurel, congratulations on becoming a contributor! Your posts have all been beautifully put together with your inspiring “chipping charm” style.
I looked back at your very first post and this is what you had to say...“I have been a JMS member for a long time now but I am just now getting the courage to post something.” Well your courage paid off with one beautiful project after another, including this current one, and I know many more to come.

Thanks for inspiring all of us.

Jim

Re: Still Life... @ 12 Degrees

When you get tired of your Coke cooler…I WANT IT! I’ve been searching for one to turn into a bar.

Jim

Re: Church Treasures

You post reminds me of the EIGHT LONG YEARS I spent in catholic elementary school and all the cool desks, tables, benches, old maps and even vintage pencil sharpeners that the place was bursting at the seams with. I should have taken it all at the end of eight grades! That’s enough about my traumatic school years.
The bench and attendance chart look awesome in your entry.

Jim

Re: Old Letters & Glitter

The chain looks beyond cool! You really found some fantastic pieces of junk.

Jim

Re: Sew worth watching TV!

JN_DN, what a fantastic repurpose! Thank god for old sewing machine parts.

Jim

Re: Recycled Lunchbox into a New Year's Eve Centerpiece

How did I miss this!! That is one awesome lunchbox creation and your photos are fantastic.

Jim

Re: Lighting Up My World

Rob, did you drink that entire bottle just so you could make a lamp? That is one cool looking lamp…great job.

Cheers!
Jim

Re: lamp finial

This is such a great Christmassy lamp.

Jim

Re: 32" ceiling medallion becomes wall clock

That sure is one impressive $15.00 clock.

Jim

Re: In Memory of Our Dear Friend Junker Midge

Midge, your angels are beautiful. I love all the different components. I want to wish you a belated Merry Christmas too.

Your projects are always inspiring.

Jim

Re: cast iron vase

I’m going to drive around looking for junk with you. That’s one nice urn.

Jim

Re: Valentine Window

Let me be the first to wish you Happy Valentine’s Day and also a belated Merry Christmas…very nice display.

Jim

Re: Top "10" for 2010...Ten Very Good Reasons to Buy Junk


“I think we all agree that junk is what it's all about. Right?” Yes, you are correct Suzy-Q. We all know there’s thousands…millions of reason to buy junk and you keep showing us more and more inspiring ways to create with it. So thanks Sue and the entire JMS gang for all the fantastic ideas that are shared every day.

Great Top “10” List!

Jim

Re: "Second Cup is on the House" -CoffeeTime Lamp

Cool lamp…love that old coffee tin. You sure have been cranking out a bunch of imaginative lamps Larry.

Jim

Re: Round Top Junk

Great bunch of finds! I WANT your lamp. In the old days people headed west for GOLD now it’s for JUNK and antique shows.

Jim

Re: more burn rescue

Alice, you’re a junking hero with all your fire rescues! That’s a great piece of molding and the wall color is very cool.

Jim

Re: Beverage bar....junk style!

JFG, now this is a true junk transformation. It’s amazing how the pieces come together so perfectly. Your paint finish is fantastic too…great bar.

Jim

Re: Garden Fencing Bedrail

What a great idea and a beautiful bedroom. You and your husband sure are talented.

Jim

Re: Cherish Boxes

This is the most creative baby gift I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Piano bench-turned child creative center

The chalkboard idea is so cool and the color is great. Your painting technique looks perfect.

Jim

Re: Storage Solutions

I love old advertising pieces and these two are fantastic…great storage solution.

Jim

Re: CafeTable ala Vintage Galvanized Door


So Jenny K, you wanna start a junk table company? What would happen if we both ended up in the same salvage yard at the same time…WAR! Everything you do is beyond cool including this new table creation…love that base. Also, thanks for saying all the nice things about my “Santa head Christmas stocking hanging thing”. (I don’t know what to call it)

Jim

Re: Do YOU Have A STASH??? Let's have fun!

I love that crate…and all the rest of your stash. I’ve gotten up at four in the morning to buy MORE stash!

Jim

Re: Spoony Hooks

Simple and functional…great idea.

Jim

Re: Antique Style Cupboards-Made from old house doors & reclaimed lumber.

What beautiful pieces of furniture. It’s sure is the perfect way to repurpose the old doors.

Jim

Re: briefcase organizer and a pie


I’ll take the green shutter, briefcase and TWO pieces of that wicked looking pie.

Jim

Re: Sweet While Shabby Candle Holder

Jennifer, I think your marriage of styles work together perfectly. I’ve never seen a problem with something pretty hooking up with something architectural.

Jim

Re: From Church Chair to Bedside Table

What an incredibly original bedside table idea. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture…great job!

Jim

Re: GIANT Flower Frog - REPURPOSED

Dana, the wall pocket idea is fantastic but I really like the toothbrush holder too.

Jim

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

Alice, I would have run into the house AFTER they started to burn it just to rescue all those great architectural pieces. Your shelf is spectacular!

Jim

Re: Let the music move you!

Noreen, I must have missed this the first time. Anyway, this has to be one of the most imaginative projects on JMS. I would love to have this creation in my home. It’s a masterpiece!

Jim

Re: 3 Old Chairs = 1 ReNEWed Bench

Cool idea, beautiful execution and the distressed finish came out great.

Jim

Re: Very Simple

It’s simple but very cool. I collect old openers and yours looks great hanging on the side of the bottle.

Jim

Re: Costume Jewelry Christmas Tree Centerpiece


What a fantastic creation. You definitely earned some points.

Jim

Re: Sack the Soy Sack and Stick it on Your Wall


Very cool idea!

Jim

Re: 10 MINUTE PROJECT.....BEMIS FLOUR BAG


That sure is an ingenious way of hiding the mixer…and quick.

Jim

Re: Picnic Time!


The case for the fold-out is so cool. I can think of quite a few junk projects for that baby. Your green plaid Thermos would make a great lamp shade too.
Jeez, I didn’t mean to wreck your whole display, which by the way looks great…and cabiny.

Jim

Re: How to Make A Paris Lamp

Georgia, I think this is one of the more dramatic transformations in all of 2009. It was butt ugly before you be-fringed it. Being the talented little thing that you are you were able to turn it into a beautiful lamp. I wouldn’t mind going to Paris on a junk excursion. They gotta lot of good junk over there…and food…and wine.

Jim

Re: CHRISTMAS TREE STAND

How about a base for a floor lamp? Check out the link below.

Jim

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/5658/oar-lamp

Re: "Just what the Junker ordered"

What a great find…lucky you! The only thing that would have been better is if it was filled with hundred dollar bills…very old rare bills!

Jim

Re: Paver snowmen

Marie, I think this is the most unique repurpose of pavers yet…very cool...get it...snowman...cool.

Jim

Re: SILVER PLATE PROJECT

Janis, I’m hoping that some of your junk classiness rubs off on me a little in 2010. What a simple and beautiful project.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jim

Re: From nut sweeper (!?) to wreath!


I’ve never heard of a nut sweeper and looking at those bristles I’m kinda glad I never did.
Marie, you couldn’t have come up with a better use for one of these gigantic brushes. It makes one of the most unique wreaths I’ve ever seen…great color.

Jim

Re: I have a Bright Idea . . .

Lani, I’m looking for the “Buy it Now” button. Who else could have come up with such a clever holiday project using marshmallows and light bulbs.

Jim

Re: Grandma's Attic


If you need a hand getting rid of all that clutter in grandma’s attic just let me know.

Jim

Re: Christmas Vacation...tree


Happy Holidays to you Gailmarie. Your peddle car story sounds traumatic…stay out of peddle cars…forever! I’ll never drive mine in front of your mother.

Jim

Re: "I'm WORKING here!"

Jeez, I never had a classroom that even came close to being this cool, actually they were all ugly. Those shutters are fantastic!

Jim

Re: Peace like a river


Your mantle is beautiful…great photos. Merry Christmas to you too.

Jim

Re: The three snowmen

Nice little Christmas display Rob.

Jim

Re: wood shutters


Your shutters came out great. Pallets are the way to go…usually they’re free.

Jim

Re: Chaining up the Ornaments!


I love your collection of vintage ornaments.

Jim

Re: A Traveler's Bag from Christmases Past


Great vintage Christmas display…cool old suitcase.

Jim

Re: How to Create Sterling Silver Ornaments on the Cheap


Sue, what spectacular ornaments! I agree with Georgia, how about “Junk Market Style Holidays”. Hit all the big ones…Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, etc. Between all of us we could fill a book…I’ll help too.

Jim

Re: I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas....

Kathy, what a striking Christmas room you’ve created…beautiful photos!

Jim

Re: VINTAGE TROPHY CUPS

Janis, if you had a thousand of these for sale you’d sell them all. What incredible Christmas presents they would make.

Jim

Re: Pop Can Stars

The Coke star is soooo cool!! You should trim your tree entirely with the stars and send a photo to Coke.

Jim

Re: Pop Can Stars

The Coke star is soooo cool!! You should trim your tree entirely with the stars and send a photo to Coke.

Jim

Re: Farm Junk Recycled

Your door photo should be a Christmas card!

Jim

Re: Vintage Holiday Vignette

Marybeth, you’ve created a beautiful holiday vignette. I especially like the “guest book"...great vintage graphics.

Jim

Re: Art with Architecture

Lani, this is my kind of project…salvaged architectural pieces. As always you’ve assembled another beautiful holiday project.

Jim

Re: Hope Inside...

Great spring project even though it’s almost winter…hahaha! Really, your spring angels came out fantastic.

Jim

Re: Ta Da!

Your pennant tree skirt looks unbelievable and I’m still trying to get motivated enough to make one for mine. I put so many pennants on my tree that I actually ran out of space for the postcards…and I have tons of them. Those vintage lights get REALLY hot so be careful that the postcards don’t BURST into flames…not good around the holidays…or any other time.

Very retro tree and the funkiest tree skirt I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Picking up a Little Christmas Cheer...

I really want your bucket! It is so cool. What a great Christmas display for your hearth.

Jim

Re: Christmas and Old Stuff: Priceless


I’ve never thought about using ladles in a junk project but you’ve inspired me to give it a shot. Your mantle came out great and thanks for all your cool Christmas ideas.

Jim

Re: Four-Poster for Pooch

That one of the most creative doggie beds I’ve ever seen…very cool.

Jim

Re: Christmas is REELY coming!

Hose reels are one of my favorite pieces of junk. Your’s is so cool and looks fantastic with all your Christmassy stuff on it.

Jim

Re: Add a little Jingle to your Christmas!

Andrea, the metal grate makes such an incredible wreath! All your embellishments are perfect and like everyone else I want those cash register numbers.

Jim

Re: "BR549, please"

Try to find a phone toady that works 10 years let alone 73…great find.

Jim

Re: Red Birds and Holidays

Hey I would have stolen it from you husband too. You can’t go wrong with a bright red parts bin.

Jim

Re: TOOOOOOOOOOO MANY CLOCHES!!!!!

I want to come over to your house for Christmas. Your mantel is beautiful and the little snow family is very cool.

Jim

Re: Bottle Tree

What a fantastic tree! It sure made me stop and look. You also gave me a couple of ideas for my out-of-control bottle collection.

Jim

Re: Winter Garden

bluebucket, what beautiful wintery junk scenes you’ve captured. We’re getting a snow storm right now in Connecticut but I don’t have the great junk that you do in my yard.

Jim

Re: Tis' the Season to be "JUNKY" Fa La La La La.......

I want your antique sleigh! All your photos look incredible and I’m like you I can’t part with anything either.

Jim

Re: Santa Delivers with Boyish Charm

What an inspiring way to deliver gifts. Your kids are so lucky to have such a creative mom.

Jim

Re: Elmer's Glue

I WANT IT! What a great piece of vintage hardware store history. Your display looks awesome!

Jim

Re: A peek into our booth at the Scott Antique Market

I still can’t get over your gigantic junk pile of clocks. What a great bunch of inspiring photos!

Jim

Re: Framing up a Favorite Item

This would make the perfect Christmas gift for an artist….fantastic creation!

Jim

Re: Horse Collar Wreath

Beautiful Christmas display…very original.

Jim

Re: Charlie Brown ain't got nothin on me...

What a bunch of great holiday ideas. I love the winter scene painting in the background.

Jim

Re: Spiced up for the holidays


This is such a beautiful Christmas display…so vintage.

Jim

Re: Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Sue sweetheart, do you know how bad I want this cart. I’ve already come up with three really cool JMS projects incorporating it if you ever decide to unload it…OK…Christmas is not too far away. Your daughter is so lucky…I’d make a great relative too…brother…uncle?

Great bunch of inspiring ideas!

Jim

Re: 'Tis the Season


I want your oily waste can so bad! The size, shape and color are all fantastic and your arrangement is perfect. It’s just as beautiful as your toilet bowl arrangement!

Jim

Re: Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

Amy, what a bunch of great ideas! You have definitely inspired me to be a little more creative next time I attend a holiday party…thanks.

Jim

Re: Christmas with Georgia

Georgia, the store looks fantastic and the photos could be Christmas cards. I see so many things that I would love to have but your 3,000 miles away. Do you deliver?

Jim

Re: playing with JUNK!!!

Bluebucket is right; some of your photos should be Christmas cards…great job with the entire display.

Jim

Re: Silver Memories Tree

What a great project and beautiful photos!

Jim

Re: Wash Tub Coffee Table

This is about as good as it gets when building a junk coffee table. Everything came together perfectly and it shows…Great job!

Jim

Re: Galvanized Worktop Table with Hammered Nail Detail

Jenny, the first thing I thought of is what a great kitchen island this would make…cool top.

Jim

Re: Bringing a Little Bit of the Farm to your Outdoors!

Lani, great old piece of farm equipment...whatever it is. I'm going to make a Minnesota junk run this spring because you have too much cool stuff.

Jim

Re: HOME


What a cool creation! These would make a great Christmas presents.

Jim

Re: Happy Thanksgiving - Down Home Style


You can buy an already cooked southern fried chicken in Connecticut but I think most of the fun is frying it yourself…and not setting something on fire. Thanks for sharing your holiday and junking talents with all of us.

Jim

Re: Be thankful...


Kathy, you’ve created another beautiful post with tons of great junk. Thanks for sharing all your inspiring ideas. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jim

Re: Old Shutter Make-over


The color is great and the vintage clothespins are the perfect touch.

Jim

Re: Garage shelves made from old doors!


Your garage wall looks better than any wall inside my house! Your projects always look so professional and neat.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Jim

Re: Quiet Fireside Thanksgiving


I was in charge of the turkey, stoking the fireplace and assigning nap locations…not a bad day. Thanks for sharing your creativity and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jim

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Gretchen, what a beautiful porch with just the right amount of rust, junk and chipping paint. I hope you and your family had a great holiday and thanks for the creativity you share with all of us.

Jim

Re: There's No Place Like Home - For Thanksgiving!


Lani, you’re right, there is no place like home. All I did today was eat, take a nap, eat, take a nap…so it was the perfect holiday. Thank you for all your inspiring and beautiful projects and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jim

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to All...The DRT Centerpiece

Sue, please tell me you never wear Pilgrim shoes out in public...or even around the house! Anyway, your centerpiece adds the perfect holiday touch.

Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to share our ideas and projects with the best Junkers in the world. You constantly inspire me with your creativity, humor and dedication to JMS. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Jim

Re: Thirteen Colonies License Plate Map


WOW…your artwork is unbelievable! You ever have a close-up of Connecticut. I live about a mile from bottom left of the white ‘C’ (I think it’s a ‘C’)

Jim

Re: OUTDOOR SIDE TABLE


I was even fooled! The base is great and now you’ve got wanting one like yours. It looks fantastic on your patio and I’m thrilled that my 7up table inspired you.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Jim

Re: A Thanksgiving JUNKMARKET Style


This is the MOST beautiful toilet arrangement I’ve EVER seen! The tubes are very cool and I would have stolen them from Lani’s car too...great project.

Jim

Re: Setting the Thanksgiving Table


OK Fruitcake, if you can come up with this cool of a project using watch display bands than you can do anything. These came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: So what do I do with a lot of "tiny" junk?? Maybe a collage or two!

Kathy, everything looks fantastic and I’m sure things will sell like crazy at the show.

Jim

Re: Canteen Cowboy Lamp


I think this is such a cool lamp and I feel your pain for having to part with it. I had to get over my seller remorse or you wouldn’t be able to walk in my house.

Jim


Re: Something to sing about


I think your little cones look fantastic. I’ve always thought that a larger version filled with greens would look great hanging on a picket fence with garlands draped in between.

Jim

Re: Nite Nite Nightstand


I think the color is great and works with your scrapbook paper details. It really turned into a very cool nightstand.

Jim

Re: An OLD Vanity makes a come-back!


You really did a beautiful job Georgia! I love the little baskets and the mirror top…great transformation. How’s your week long extravaganza going at your store (Georgia Moon)? Did this piece sell yet?

Jim

Re: What's Behind Junk Drawer # 1


That is one beautiful display Miss Sue...very inspiring. You get the first prize ribbon for this creation.

Jim

Re: Pennant Christmas Tree Skirt


Guess what I’m going to put under my pennant covered Christmas tree this year…more pennants! This is such an unbelievable idea. I’ve been collecting vintage post cards also so I can mix them in with the old pennant ornaments. I thought the most appropriate type would be the “Big Letter” style, which are the ones that ha...big letters and looks real touristy. What a great idea and thanks!

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/4477/vintage-pennant-ornaments

Jim

Re: "The True Measure of Life..."

I love this piece Jenny. I have a collection of old rules and you just inspired me.

Jim

Re: Little Display Cabinet


What a cool little cabinet and your display looks great.

Jim

Re: Weight just a minute...there's junk in those paperweights!

What an inspiring project! I just need to find a bunch of paperweights.

Jim

Re: There's No Place Like a Midwest Home Show!

What a great bunch of junk and a beautiful booth. The signs are awesome.

Jim

Re: Winter Green Fresh


That little box spring is so cool and what you did with it looks fantastic. It almost looks like it was originally meant to be a pot holder…great project.

Jim

Re: Framing Up Vintage Bus Scrolls


I knew what you were up to but I still want to say…Welcome back Jenny K. Hey, why is it that you find all the best, heaviest and rustiest junk in the world? I worked on a bus terminal years ago and the scrolls would have looked so cool on the walls in the waiting area.

Jim

Re: Feeling A Little Starry-Eyed


I love old farm implements and would have bought these in a second. You’re right; they make a great holiday junk project.

Jim

Re: Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It's a Holiday Hay Rack!


Nice rack Lani. The basket looks perfect and the whole rusty concept makes for a beautiful junk Christmas display.

Re: Holiday Trimmings ala Army Surplus


Sue, lots of great holiday ideas and very inspiring. Definitely put me in the spirit to get some holiday junk projects completed.

Jim

Re: Time to clean out the basement for the Holidays

Cool idea and it would make a fantastic centerpiece.

Jim

Re: Door turned desk

Great table with the perfect color.

Jim

Re: Winning with Winter White


What a great holiday piece and so unique, it’s no surprise that it sold quick.

Jim

Re: A teensy little shopping trip for my booth


Wow…did you ever find some great stuff! I would have been there in a second if the sale was closer.

Jim

Re: A "washed up" mop bucket? Nope!


What a great looking mop bucket! The stripe is such a cool idea.

Jim

Re: Sit and Stay


I remember being told in one of my design classes that every room needs something black in it. Your grouping of the chairs and table meets the requirement and looks great.

Jim

Re: A Gift for the Music Teacher

What a great gift for a teacher. The music rolls make any junk project extra special. I think it’s the fact that these thin, brittle rolls of paper can produce beautiful music…amazing.

Jim

Re: Sweet Junk at The BitterSweet Cabin

Great stuff! I just wish it wasn’t a 750 mile drive from my house. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

Jim

Re: "CHICKEN WIRE FRAMES!"

Janis, you did a fantastic job layering all the different materials and styles…rustic, industrial and Janis chic.

Jim

Re: Fall-ing for Junk...


Your fall displays looks great! I think my favorite is the lawnmower…great idea.

Jim

Re: Fall Back Decor

Marybeth, I love your old crate and the jug next to it…great pieces. The metal pumpkins are very cool.

Jim

Re: A little Christmas in "The Barn"


You’ve got some great pieces, good luck with the show.

Jim

Re: Junkes: A Sisterhood of Traveling Junk @ The Funky Junk Sisters Show!


What a great booth! Your suitcase sign is very cool.

Jim

Re: Stirrup Photo Frame

Great repurpose of a cool rusty old piece.

Jim

Re: Dick and Jane Vintage Reader Gift Tags

Very cool vintage graphics.

Jim

Re: ~JUNKIES~ Booth from sketch to finish.

The booth looks great and I love Suni's sketch...very cool.

Jim

Re: How to Spruce Up Your Porch


You turned it into such an interesting piece…very festive.

Jim

Re: Ironing board daisy


This is the coolest reuse of old ironing boards EVER!

Jim

Re: Second Hand Rose Occasional Sale


Sue, what a great bunch of potential holiday junk. You know my favorite is going to be your Christmas tree decked out in all those little wheels. What’s the deal with your Nu-Way Weaner contraption? I don’t think I EVER want to see that thing in action. Hopefully there’s not a human version.

Jim

Re: RE Boutique Sign


What a GREAT looking sign! I just attended a tour of the metal fabrication shop at the Yale School of Architecture. They had robotic milling machines, CNC cutting tables, plasma cutters and a collection of equipment that was freaking me out.

Jim

Re: RING aROUND the Rosie!

Kathy, what a great bunch of very cool junk…lucky girl. There’s quite a few projects I could put together with some of the pieces I see.

Jim

Re: "Emerging from the JunkYard" and Designing for a Cause

What a great bunch of ideas and photos. Also, congratulations on your award.

Jim

Re: From discarded pottery....


You couldn’t have come up with a better use…great job.

Jim

Re: Steel Spring Table


Now that’s a spectacular table. I need welding equipment…really bad.

Jim

Re: A Chippy Welcome...


What an inspiring idea. It looks great with all your added details.

Jim

Re: A Junker's Collection - Part Two


The only theme I seem to have when it comes to acquiring junk is visual intensity. It can be painted, rusty, falling apart or a complete wreck but if it calls to me at first glance then it’s mine. I’ll know in a second if it’s a piece I can work with or should be left for someone else. Dealers ask me all the time what I’m looking for and I tell them no…until I see it.

Jim


Re: October Floral of the Month


You REALLY do love Halloween. That’s the coolest looking pumpkin person I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Another great grate!


I like the idea of embellishing it to fit different holidays. Great idea!

Jim

Re: Barnyard tealight display


This is so cool! Very creative use of the glass squares. There are so many different themes this concept could work with…Christmas (snowflakes)…Valentines Day (hearts)…etc. Great job!

JunkArchitect

Re: Trick or Treat...Mwah ah ah!!


I think you like Halloween more than you realize because you’ve put together one great display…love the special effects.

Jim

Re: Garden Arbor Creation

Jeez, I would have never guessed it was originally a pig crate…great finished project.

Jim

Re: Industrial goes Glam

The cool thing about a plumbing fitting is it looks vintage ever when it’s new. What a great idea.

Jim

Re: Bench from old headboard

This is one of the nicest bed conversions I’ve seen. The finish came out great too.

Jim

Re: A pair of buttoned up lamps

The buttons really make the lamp…great job.

Jim

Re: teddy bears

Wow, you’ve really done a great job with all the bears…very creative use of materials.

Jim

Re: To Read or Not to Read?

You creation is very inspiring…great look.

Jim

Re: I Had a "LIGHT BULB" Moment


Georgiamoon, what a great old lamp cage you found. I remember seeing some similar fixtures in a dairy barn years ago. NO, I didn’t take them, it’s all the poor cows had for light. I think my favorite is the photo with the beaker and old boards in the background. Beautiful project as usual.

Jim

Re: Trick or Treat


Thanks everyone for the happy birthday wishes and all the nice comments on the Halloween piece.

Jim

Re: "Yes" another window project!!

It’s a cool window project and very funky…good job.

Jim

Re: Buttons, Buttons

I think you just started a trend.

Jim

Re: Junkin' in Maryland


Don’t worry about being obsessed with junk because everyone on this site is too. You found some great things while rooming the street of Maryland.

Jim

Re: Lantern Lamp and American Flag


I love the rusty old patina on your lantern and thanks for the info on the clamp-on lamp kit.

Jim

Re: Ready for 3rd Gear?


The lamp came out so cool that it’s hard to believe it’s a bunch of car parts…fantastic job!

Jim

Re: Fall Decorations


The whole display couldn’t look better…great job.

Jim

Re: Pack it in!


Marybeth, what a great little table and you found the perfect base.

Jim

Re: Retro baby shower


Welcome to the site! You’ve come up with some great ideas for the shower, I’m sure your daughter will be thrilled.

Jim

Re: Wooden Number Tags


I collect old numbers and letters to use in my junk projects. You really did a fantastic job painting and distressing the wood.

Jim

Re: Ladder Shelf


I love the way you used this ladder…very unique.

Jim

Re: Window Pane


What a great window and a fantastic display.

Jim

Re: Xray lamp...


Perfect lamp for an orthopedic surgeon‘s office…very cool.

Jim

Re: FINALLY!! Organized - sort of...


WOW! This is the most organized workroom room I’ve ever seen. The lockers are amazing. You should see what a mess my workshop looks like.

Jim

Re: Junk fall decor


What a great autumn display…I want to red box.

Jim

Re: Edible Centerpiece


Well that’s the coolest junk salad bowl idea I’ve ever seen. How about making a gigantic Minnesota snow cone out of it instead!

Jimbo

Re: Shutter doors


What a unique way of using old shutters…nice photos too.

Jim

Re: Junk on "Parade"


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

Re: "A SCARY LITTLE JUNK SWAG"


Janis, what a beautiful project you’ve created to celebrate my favorite time of the year.

Jim

Re: RC Cola Cooler Turns Over a New Leaf


Georgia, alicemom is right; we’ve missed you. I know you’ve been really busy with your monthly extravaganzas at Georgia Moon...how’s that going.

Jim

Re: RC Cola Cooler Turns Over a New Leaf


Georgia, the cooler really does make a fantastic potting station but I see no reason to not use it for potting and partying at the same time. You could fill one side with dirt and the other with beers and have a Potting Party…you up for it?

Jim

Re: Climbing my Chippy Ladder to Success!


Lani, I wish I had found this piece. It really looks incredible used as shelving and all your little junk items are great. I think it would make a really cool headboard too.

Jim

Re: A great grate


Marie, you sure are right, it is a great grate. The faucet handles make perfect little feet…beautiful job.

Jim

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - some of our stuff...Part III


Kathy, it’s a good thing you’re so good at documenting your junk adventures. So far the closest one of your sales has been to Connecticut is 700 miles away. Too far for a weekend drive.

Jim

Re: Organ Pipe Photo Holders


Suzy-Q, you know this is my kind of project. Everything about them is cool. The wood, letters, shape and your great idea of turning them into something to hold photos is the best.

Jim

Re: Funkalious, Junkalious Lamps


Those are some wild looking hanging lamps…very cool. I can picture them lighting the interior of a clothing store.

Jim

Re: Fall Apple Fest Centerpiece


What a beautiful centerpiece and incredible photo.

Jim

Re: Window


Your window project really came out great. The addition of the towel bar is a superb little detail.

Jim

Re: Welcome Fall!


You’ve got some great items for your sale…good luck.

Jim

Re: Warrenton, bay-bee!


The old prescription pads are so cool…great bathroom reading.

Jim

Re: "Olive" She's one trashy lady!


I love things made from vintage tins and cans…great piece. I usually go to Brimfield two or three times a year, I’ll have to look for your booth at the spring show.

Jim

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - Part II - so much to see and so little time!


Marybeth, it’s not just you, Bingo looks crazy and frightening. How would you like to be rooming through an abandoned house and find that clown in the basement. Kathy, my favorite piece is the beat-up green cabinet…I want it. The show looked like a fun one and lucky you to be hanging out there all weekend.

Jim

Re: Miniature US License Plate Map by Design Turnpike


Your really have a talent for creating art from plates. They are all such unique and colorful pieces.

Jim

Re: Silver and Walnut; My favs


Fantastic idea! Your save turned into such a cool project.

Jim

Re: CandyLand 50th Anniversary Tin turned Tin Wall Clock


What a great clock. The colors and ribbon are perfect together. You’ve become quite the talented clock designer…beautiful job. My peaceful daughter became a wild woman whenever she played Candy Land. She’s 19 years old now and has no recollection of her traumatic Candy Land years. I guess I’ll never know why the game drove her crazy…weird.

Jim

Re: Simply Said


Great little junk project you put together Marybeth. I’m into different way to create lettering so I’ll have to take a better look at a Cricut.

Jim

Re: "FALL"ing for the Springfield Extravaganza - Part I...


Cool stuff and great photos. It looks like a fantastic show, I just wish I didn’t live so far away.

Jim

Re: CHICCOTTAGEJUNK PROJECT


Janis, what a beautiful project you’ve created. The bottles and mashers were meant for each other.

Jim

Re: You Can't Take the Fancy Out of Fancy...


Sue, what a great repurpose and the color is perfect. You pulled off another tough challenge project.

Jim

Re: Feedsack Handbags


You really do a great job with these…very cool bags.

Jim

Re: Night-night Sugar...


Marie, your nightlight has inspired me to look at old canisters in a different way. Very creative project you put together.

Jim

Re: Old Glory Miniature License Plate Art by Design Turnpike


What a fantastic piece of pop art. There are so many things that can be created form old license plates. The colors, numbers, letters and graphics are just waiting to be transformed. Great job!

Jim

Re: Stamp Box


I love to hear stories like yours. There’s nothing like rediscovering a piece that you made when you were a kid. I still have the first major piece of furniture I built in woodshop.

Jim

Re: You don't need coasters for this table


I love old grindstones and have been trying to find one for a new junk project. Your table is such a great piece. Good job and good luck with the sale

Jim

Re: My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!


Wow! The chimney cap table is my favorite. The industrial look of the galvanized metal and glass top looks fantastic together.

Jim

Re: In the HOT seat...


You did a fantastic job weaving the ties together and the entire chair came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: A Simple Monday "Ah Ha!" Moment


This was a tough junk challenge but you pulled it off Suzy…great job.

Jim

Re: Reel-ly Fun New Plant Stand...


Now that’s my kind of junk project. Great hose reel, great color and now a very cool plant stand. I don’t want a welding husband but a welding neighbor would be great.

Jim

Re: Trundling Along


Georgia, what a great combination of vintage materials you’ve combined. The webbing and metal frame components look great together. The bed frame was very cool to start with but with all your added details it turned into a fantastic junk project...good job.

Jim

Re: Editor's Challenge #5- Bed Spring Candle Holder


I was staring at a bunch of these springs a few weeks ago and couldn’t figure out what to do with them. You did, and it came out great.

Jim

Re: Old tool chest becomes a piece of furniture for my work room!


Marie, what a great find and for only five bucks! You did a fantastic job distressing the new colors on the drawer fronts...very cool piece.

Jim

Re: Vintage Notion Box Turned Funky Jewelry Box



The jewelry box came out beautiful…what a difference! Your painting technique looks great and all the little details are perfect.

Jim

Re: Jelly Cupboard from Junk



Wow! I like everything, especially the jelly cupboard.

Jim

Re: "PARISIEN ADVENTURES"



Janis, you found the perfect door for your project. The distressed white with the black letters couldn’t be better.

Jim

Re: Old grain elevator rack....



“The rack came out of an old grain elevator in Nebraska”
A quote like that would make any true junker’s heart skip a beat. I WANT your coat rack...it is so cool!

Jim

Re: Window of Roses



You’ve created a beautiful piece of artwork…great job!

Jim

Re: Just Plain Horse Sense



Jenny, what a beautiful piece you‘ve created. I love how you layered the spurs and the color of the wood is fantastic.

Jim

Re: End of the Summer Retro Picnic!


Lani, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many cool retro/vintage pieces in one post before. Great table setting and fantastic photos.

Jim

Re: A night at the doll cemetary...



Years ago there was a garbage truck in my town covered with doll heads. They hung from everything...bumpers, mirrors, everywhere. It was all very bizarre but cools at the same time. I keep expecting their eyes to open and close for no apparent reason…and mumble in Latin. Nice bunch of heads.

Jim

Re: There's safety in numbers


Skip the smashing and keep collecting. They really are too cool to take apart.

Jim

Re: "Kind Words Will Unlock An Iron Door"


Jenny, you’ve created another fantastic piece as you always do. It all comes together so perfectly.

Jim

Re: Don't Be Chicken! Guess What this used to be...


I would have bought it too! What a great piece and I like the metal detail on the side.

Jim

Re: Let Me Entertain You


Looks like a fun Junker party you’re having Marybeth and congratulations on becoming a contributor.

Jim

Re: The Ugly Ducklings Become Swans - Editor's Challenge #4


Sue, I’m getting this feeling that everyone LOVES your project. You did take an impossible bunch of junk (I’m being nice when I call it junk) and turned it into a BEAUTIFUL creation. Has anyone ever told you that you’re really good at this junk stuff.

Jim

Re: A Look at the Bright Side...


This is such a unique way of using a garden fence…everything looks great!

Jim

Re: ICE COLD Canada Dry Ginger Ale Wall Art



Oh…JennyK…I love this piece of art. From all of your creations this is my favorite.

Jim

Re: Trophy Coat Rack



This IS the coolest idea yet for old trophies. I have about twenty of my old motorcycle trophies from the 1970’s packed away. I might have dig them out and copy your pegboard design. I can’t get over how great this looks.

Jim

Re: From garden fence...to cloche...to chandelier!


Kathy, you created such a cool outdoor chandelier. I think the puller really finishes it off.

Jim

Re: Junk for the Den/Office


What a great rusty grate! The rest of your junk finds are fantastic too.

Jim

Re: Look what I found


Great little plant stand. It sounds like you attack you alley crawling and dumpster diving with military precision.

Jim

Re: Halloween Frame Makeover


It does look more like a Halloween frame than one for a wedding, unless you get married on Halloween. You did a great job painting the details and with your picture selection.

Jim

Re: Junkin' Family Style


The old cookbooks are priceless, good thing grandma saved them. I love your little cracker holder. Aren’t you glad it’s still around after all these years.

Jim

Re: Wooden Utility Spools


I think this is the most creative and colorful example of spools I’ve seen.

Jim

Re: "A THRIFTY LIGHTING PROJECT"


Janis, there’s not much else to say, another outstanding creation by the champion of classy junk.

Jim

Re: handle solution



Troy, what an incredibly cool idea for drawer pulls.

Jim

Re: Old chicken feeders repurposed for this and that...


Anne,
Ya did it! What a bunch of great projects you created with the feeders. My creativity has a major “guy” limit to it and none of your fantastic ideas would have ever entered my thought process. I don’t have any girly creams either. All I got is a can of Foamy and a stick of deodorant. Thanks for sharing your cool ideas and for expanding my vision of chicken feeders. Your photos are great too.

Jim

Re: Simple Monday's - Take Two


Simple, beautiful and quick, simple Monday is a wonderful thing.

Jim

Re: Junky Sconce


What a great combination of components.

Jim

Re: Time to water? Nope, time to relax!


Great clock Marie. It's the first watering can clock I've ever seen.

Jim

Re: From garden fence to cloche - an unexpected project!


I love anything made out of wire and I can’t wait to see the finished chandelier.

Jim

Re: Old windows and doors



I’d add some legs to the gigantic window and turn it into a king size headboard.

Jim




Re: My awsome find


Don’t paint it. I think it would great outdoors with flower pots. Just let it keep rusting.

Jim

Re: On the Streets of London Town . . .


I think you’re lucky your husband didn’t want it on the wall. It’s a much cooler and unique look on the table.
Great piece.

Jim

Re: Hey! Look what I found...


My kids have finally accepted the fact that when I see junk on the side of the road I stop. The trick is to start loading it into your car like you own it. That way people leave you alone assuming it has to be yours.
Great curbside shopping byabpryor.

Jim

Re: Moving into 2nd Gear!!


Amy, what a totally unique lamp! You might have to keep it because it looks great in your living room.

Jim

Re: Simple Mondays



I kinda like the idea of simple Monday through Friday…and Saturday…and Sunday. Your really cool project has inspired me to make my next junk creation as simple and easy as possible no matter what day it is.

Jim

Re: jewelry treasures



You really are quite the creative jewelry designer. All your pieces came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: New roadtrip finds.



Great bunch of junk but I really like your fish net.

Jim


Re: The Key to Success



I think it’s a fantastic idea and very inviting. Good luck selling your home.

Jim



Re: A few of my favorite things - from Oronoco with LOVE!!



OMG! What great junk at Oronoco. Why didn’t you buy that rusty basket looking thing? Those old framed linoleum flooring pieces are really great I just hope they’re not old framed asbestos flooring pieces.

Jim

Re: JMS Post from the Past - "I'm Going All the Way to the Top!"



Lani, I would have bought this in a SECOND! Your idea is so cool and the closet doors were the perfect place…beautiful.

Jim

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewlery Designer Scours Oronoco Flea Market for Treasures



WOW, Gretchen. You found some unbelievable pieces. I don’t think I could pull off wearing one of your creations but I do appreciate all the loot you found at Oronoco.

Jim



Re: A TP Holder


For some reason I’m not surprised my challenge to you ended up next to your toilet. I would have never imagined such a creative use for it than what you’ve come up with. It’s a true toilet room masterpiece…you funny girl. It’s such a simple project yet quite the conversation piece. You’ll think of me every time you use it…FOREVER. But the biggest honor is my name so beautifully displayed with a cheap piece of string on a roll of Charmin. It brings tears to my eyes.

P.S. I’m surprised its project number three and not number TWO.

Your porta-potty friend…Junk Architect

Re: SKI BAR


If it’s a piece of furniture made with skis how can’t you love it! What a great bar.

Jim

Re: Table



Very nice little table Humana. I’m always checking out dumpsters. Well not the ones behind Burger King but you know what I mean.

Jim

Re: New item for upcoming "Barn Chic" Sale August 21 & 22



Hey Diane, I think you’ll have a lot of people looking for rakes now. That is such a great idea for holding wine glasses and an overall beautiful project.

Jim

Re: shell shelf



One of my favorite things in the whole world…painted scraps of wood trim. Very cool shelf you got there Bookends.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Door into hall tree (my first post)


You can’t go wrong with an old door and your project came out beautiful.

Jim

Re: "SCRAPBUILDING" 101


You did a great job building and painting your bench….perfect color.

Jim

Re: Southern Comfort Table


When you make a table like this you KNOW your husbands going to love it. Your table came out very cool.

Jim

Re: my washer in full bloom


Really old appliances are so cool. You did a great job with your washer.

Jim

Re: My herb garden.


What a great color you painted the wagon.

Jim

Re: GIFT


Junking is a genetic trait and it looks like you passed it on to Makayla…great gift.

jim

Re: chairs


Lutrell…$5.00! Can’t wait to see them done.

Jim

Re: ive had this glass jug for 30 yrs


There are so many things you can do with a great jug and a beautiful lamp is one…very cool.

Jim

Re: Tea House of the August Moon


What a great place to hangout and have a beer…or tea.

Jim

Re: Pick Another Daisy


Now here’s ANOTHER very cool junk find…your ice cream cone holder. You’ve found some great stuff lately (gas pump cover) so I’m going to have to start tagging along on some of your junk adventures.
Sue…great bunch of projects!

Jim

Re: My Picks from Oronoco



I WANT the gas pump cover! I know exactly what I’d do with it. I really wish my schedule had allowed me to attend the party because it sounds like you guys had the best time. Sue, there would have been an all-out flea market wrestling match for the gas pump. I’ve already done a little sketch of my idea for it…can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Jim


Re: Got Gas!



Mutha, I build farmhouse (distressed) style furniture on the side and built and painted the green armoire you see in the background. If you would like one custom built send me an email.

Thanks,
Jim

Re: Once Upon a Time in Texas.....


What a great bunch of garden junk...lucky you!

Jim

Re: Spindle Vase - Editor's Challenge Project # 3


This has to be the BEST use for these. They definitely have a bigger impact when grouped in a bunch...fantastic project.

Jim

Re: Old Mother Hubbard



WOW Georgia! What a great laundry room organizer. Who would have thought to make such a cool piece out of an old ironing board frame…YOU! My favorite part is the Mother Hubbard graphics at the top. You really do find the BEST junk.

Jim

Re: Dr Pepper Crate Table


JunkinLindsey, the yellow at the bottom of each leg is a rubber coating they make for tool handles. It’s a liquid that I dunked the ends of the legs into…hope that helps.

Jim

Re: "A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR HELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN!"



Janis, now that’s a great vintage water pitcher. Who wouldn’t feel better receiving a gift like this. My god that syringe looks like something you would frost a cake with. Look at the SIZE of that thing!

I almost freaked out as much as JennyK…almost.

Jim

Re: Bird Cage Lighting


Cool birdcage, great concept and spectacular results.

Jim

Re: Old Timer Checkerboard Table


I love the whole concept of a checkerboard table and this one came out GREAT. The only thing missing is an ice cold Corona.

Jim

Re: A Touch of Class


I knew right away it was from Janis. She brings elegance to crust and rust. I’ll have to say you’ve done a spectacular job living up to the high standards Janis sets on all her junk pile creations.

“It came wrapped with a ribbon and an earring in a scented box. Needless to say, it did not come from Jim. Hahaha!”

I don’t believe our sweet, sweet Janis would ever say anything like that to one of her junk buddies…Suzy-Q!

Jim

Re: Dr Pepper Crate Table


WOW!

Lindsey, great crate table! I really like the design you came up with for the legs. Did you use my highly technical advise of “whacking them into shape with a rubber mallet”? Glad to hear the 7-Up Crate Table inspired you and THANKS!

Jim

Re: junk house


That’s the first corncob file handle I’ve ever seen. I did have a corncob pipe when I was a kid...never used it...really.

Thanks again for the photos. Jim

Re: junk house


Lutrell, you’re right it’s full of junk. I wouldn’t mind having the old white table and the ATV. Thanks for posting the photos.

Jim

Re: A Junker's Nuts and Bolts Bin


Did you ever luck out. I’ve been looking for one of these bins and haven’t come across one yet. Pretty spectacular project you put together there Suzy-Q.

Jim

Re: old junk

Hey lutrell, your family sure has a bunch of cool junk. Can you take some photos INSIDE your husbands ‘junk house’?

Jim

Re: Somebody STOP me!!!

My very first furniture project (when I was 6 or 7) was an end table made from an old parking sign and I still have the sign!

Great table Rob.

Jim

Re: GREAT DAY TREASURE (JUNK) HUNTING!!!XOXOXO

Great bunch of metal junk...and for $20!!

Jim

Re: old canadian airforce foot locker

Unbelievable find and it looks great with your blankets and pillows.

Jim
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Re: The Five Feet Table

Jenny, you find the coolest stuff in th world. I can't wait to see what you and Georgia found on your 2,400 mile long junk adventure last week.

Jim



Re: Girls' night at the workshop...it's nothing but fun!!!

What a fun project and it looks so "aged". I need to pick up some of the brown primer...it really looks like rust.

Jim

Re: Coffee time!



You did a great job distressing the paint…cool project.

Jim

Re: Architectural pieces from my house



For some reason I have this passion for old architectural details…don’t know why.

What a great save!

Jim



Re: Dad's Junk



You found the perfect use…great piece.

Jim


Re: Chalk Liner Wreath



Most companies stopped putting lead in interior paint in 1955 and the federal government banned lead in paint in 1978. Remember that’s in the USA. If it’s from another country you better test it.

If it’s old there is a good chance it has lead paint, so to be safe you can buy a lead paint testing kit at hardware stores or online.

Jim


Re: Witch Hazel Barrel Top Table



Georgia, the table top is so unique and the color is great. You seem to have a knack for finding the great stuff. Everyone should check out Georgia’s store…Georgiamoon. It’s full of the coolest antiques and junk.

Jim


Re: Chalk Liner Wreath



Sue, this was a tough assignment and you pulled it off with absolutely incredible results. I kinda think this might be the nicest “junk wreath” I’ve ever seen.

Jim

Re: Wheels on fire



Rob, I think if GM starts making this an option on their pick-up trucks it might pull them out of bankruptcy.

Jim

Re: ROCK-A-BYE BABY!!



Janis, you have such “refined junk“. My junk is REALLY junk but all your projects look so elegant.

Jim

Re: Sneak Peek and Guess Your Best



Well Miss Sue I know exactly what it is but because no one else has guessed yet I’ll keep quiet for now.

Here’s a hint: “100 yards”.

Jim


Re: Junkin' is the "SPICE" of life!



Now that is really cool. I’ve never seen anything like this before…Great job!

Jim

Re: Circuit Breaker Box Clock



Jenny, it has such a great rusty green patina on the surface. I really like the idea of being able to close the door…sometimes I just don’t want to know what time it is.

GREAT CLOCK!

Jim

Re: What to get for the junker who has (almost) everything??? It's a "challenge" that's for sure!



Kathy, what a bunch of cool junk and I think way too much for Sue to deal with. Why don’t you send me the round thing with holes and I’ll make a lamp out of it. The wood grate thing has Sue’s name written all over it.

Jim


Re: See what $3 can buy?!



Yep, you sure can paint. What a great little table.

Jim

Re: Shabby Chic Bench



That’s one of the nicest conversions I’ve seen…great job.

Jim

Re: Nature's Junk



Great piece of wood you got there DHDIY. It’s a perfect end table for a porch or patio.

Jim

Re: wine & cheese cart



Your cart turned out great. It looks like the party has already started with the all those corks.

Jim

Re: Phosphorus centerpiece


Great find and it turned out really cool.

Jim

Re: old coke signs



I’d clean up the whole town in exchange for both of your signs.

Jim

Re: You knew it was coming...



Well you did it again Rob…another cool creation.

Jim

Re: Doesn't Matter if it's Black or White . . . .



Lani, this really is a beautiful post. Your house is a junk masterpiece and thanks for the tour.

Jim

Re: "Shake AND Bake!!??!!"



Janis, you assemble the most beautiful projects I’ve ever seen. I know you use junk in your creations but the word doesn’t seem appropriate when commenting on your projects.

Jim

Re: Sometimes it's ok to break a dish (or two)...


What a great bunch of projects. You’re a talented girl Kathy. My kids smash a plate a week so I’ll send you the pieces.

Jim

Re: Lotsa boxes...


WHAT A COOL TABLE! Everything about it is great.

Jim

Re: More License Plate planters


Rob, you’ve turned into the KING of license plates.

Jim

Re: Vintage Cash Register Art Piece


Jenny K!

I WANT the cash register piece and the table it’s sitting on. I have to say after recently visiting California that you do have the best junk out there. Another great project!

Jim

Re: Editor's Challenge


Sue, I had the piece all crated and ready to be picked up by the trucking company but it started leaking. WHATEVER leaked out burnt a hole in my garage floor. I’m starting to question its original use because it has a little sticker on the side that says CHERNOBYL. (Nice vintage graphics on the sticker) Anyway, I wrapped the whole thing heavy-duty foil and duct tape and then put everything in one of those gigantic plastic bags mattresses come in…you’re good to go honey.

p.s. You won’t be able to make a lamp out of it because for some reason lights bulbs blow up when they come within ten feet of this THING.

Your junk-bud forever. Jim

Re: Tennis anyone?



What a great idea and very cool looking. Come on nail it to the wall.

Jim

Re: The JennyK Room @ Georgia's First Occasional Sale



I know you three have worked REALLY hard to get the shop ready and I can’t believe how incredible it looks. The merchandising is fantastic and I think all of us would do anything to be able to attend your first week long junk/antique fest. Georgia, I’m going to really try to make it to one of your sales before the end of the year. Jenny, I would have bought your barbed wire lamp in a second.

You guys have really outdone yourselves!

Jim

Re: Get your Lighting in Gear!


You probably already know I love lamps but this one is absolutely incredible. You’ve combined industrial and elegance to create one great lamp.

Jim

Re: Georgia Moon's First Occasional Sale


WOW! Georgia the store looks SPECTACULAR! Each photo is filled with the coolest antiques and vintage stuff and lots of it. You’re really talented when it comes to merchandising. One of these days I’ll make it to that part of California so I can check things out in person. Your postcard came out great too. I hope you have nothing left at the end of the day.

Jim

Re: Trunk/Chest Planter


The planter came out fantastic and all your flowers look great…good job. I REALLY like your trunk.

Jim

Re: A Cool Coat Hanger


I love this piece and WANT it so bad. I’d start trembling if I ever found something this cool. I wonder if it's normal to get this excited over a piece junk with gauges.

Jim

Re: Yard Sale is all done Up JM Style...The Details


I gotta win Lotto so I can travel the whole wide world looking for great junk. Every time something cool like this happens it requires a plane ticket to get there. I’m starting to get that “little bit sick feeling” when you know there’s going to be tons of great stuff and you can’t go.

Jim

Re: Avocado Green ... NO MORE!


Did you ever do a great job transforming your little mail caddy, what a cool piece.

Jim

Re: Door Becomes Twin Headboard


If you had purchased this in a store you probably would have spent a thousand bucks...great job!

Jim

Re: "JUNK STYLE CHANDELIERS"


As always you’re the classiest "junk chick" I know. You’ve done it again with another beautiful project.

Jim

Re: Cool rusty thing


How about installing little Christmas lights in the four holes and rigging it up to be a Christmas tree topper. I want it!

Jim

Re: More junk pile saves...


It’s perfect! WHATEVER it is its just perfect.

Jim

Re: Pyrex Trays - Takes 2, 3, 4.....


My favorite is the lunch serving tray idea. It has this fun, summer, campfire feel that all is good.

Jim

Re: old road map wallpaper

What a great way to use old maps.

Jim

Re: HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE!!!!!!!!LET YOUR BANNERS WAVE :)

Happy 4th! Hey I really like the wire stand with the plants in it.

Jim

Re: Can I Have Your Number ?

I love numbers, letters, and signs, anything with text. I especially like the hotel keys.

Jim

Re: My first official FINISHED project!!


Congratulation it looks great. Once you start creating with junk you won’t be able to stop.

Jim

Re: Licensed to plant


Rob, I saw boxes of licenses plates today at the flea market, I should have bought a few…nice planter.

Jim

Re: July Floral of the Month


It’s the 5th but HAPPY 4th anyway. The photos look like they came right out of one of your books…cool bag.

Jim

Re: Reece's Tin Man Lamp - A Father's Day Gift


Another great job Reece! You really know how to combine the different parts to come up with the coolest junk creations.

Junk Architect

Re: Pretty in Pink


Great job and you found the perfect retro fabric too.

Jim

Re: How to Re-Purpose a Scale


I see scales all the time and can never come up with a new “junk” use for one. This is the first time I’ve seen a really cool way to repurpose an old scale…great idea.

Jim

Re: Reece...JMS Contributor-in-Training


Reece the gift for your teacher is incredible and I'm sure she’ll appreciate it forever. Don’t ever stop creating.

Jim



Re: Pyrex Trays - Take One

Sue, I think you’ve just become a designer for Pyrex. It’s such a great idea that I wouldn’t be surprised if they mass produced it.

Jim

Re: Rusty Old Wheelbarrow Planter



Hey ilovecatstoo, read the entire post…DRAIN HOLES.



Re: Just waiting on a friend...

Your photo should be a postcard.

Jim

Re: Jenny K. Sets the Table with Some Spicy Junk

SOMEONE who was there filled me in on all the dirty junk details of your little get-together. I’m not going to miss the next one. You guys really put together an incredible looking junk party.

Jim

Re: The Rusty Gardener

You sure did come up with a great bunch of ideas Kathy. What a fantastic collection of garden junk.

Jim

Re: A JUNKTILLERY BIRD BATH

What a great idea for an old shell casing.

Re: What else can I do with this??

You have to check out Georgia moon’s “Junk market Centerpiece”. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw your spice rack...Jim

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/11432/junk-market-centerpiece


Re: My lunchtime menu: JUNK!

WOW! This is ONE of my favorite things in the whole world to look at…a yard FULL of junk. I’m not on a diet but I skip lunch all the time to hit tag sales during the week…it’s a sickness.

Jim

Re: Hey Mr. DJ . . .

Lani, it’s not only a fantastic tribute to your dad on Father’s Day but the entire display is a work of art. I’d leave it up forever.

Jim

Re: A Junky Little Herb Garden

Sue Whitney! Now this is an incredible project. Who would have thunk that an old clothes rack could be so useful and cool.

Jim

Re: "NURSERY RHYME JUNK"

Janis, you have an incredible talent for combining elegance and junk. Great projects and photos as usual.

Jim

Re: Toot Your Own Horn

Jenny, are these ever cool. You always do a great job! You also have the best junk in the world.

Jim

Re: Not a flighty occasional table...

Excellent job on this table. The distressing of the paint came out great.

Jim

Re: Summer Garden Hose Wreath

What a great idea. It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this...very cool.

Jim

Re: Rust for my Golds!

Your gas can had pretty much seen its last days until you rescued it…a true JUNK project. Good job with the photos.

Jim

Re: The REAL Inspiration!

It’s perfect just the way it is.

Jim

Re: "The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose"

Here’s another great piece Jenny. You have an unlimited supply of fantastic ideas and junk…lucky you.
I love old keys with tags but I never find more than a couple at a time.

Jim

Re: Quick Project #2

These really look cool…nice and colorful. Great photo too.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Table from Cardboard Scrap

WOW Georgia! I think you may have come up with the “greenest” piece of furniture I’ve ever seen. You should start your own line of eco-friendly home furnishings. You’re lucky you have junk friends to call on in times of junk distress. Get it…junk…distress.

One of your junk buddies…Jim

Re: It's a Salad Spinner

Hey I thought we were going to have a Junk Market party soon and this would make a great first course. I agree with you Sue sometimes the coolest stuff is hidden behind other pieces of junk...you gotta dig. What a great idea and fantastic presentation as usual.

Jim

Re: Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be...will be...by none other than Doris Day!!

Kathy, you really went all out and created a bunch of fantastic projects. I agree Doris Day was the perfect choice.

Jim

Re: Vintage Treasures Market

WOW! You guys have some great stuff…I’d buy it all.

Jim

Re: June Floral of the Month

You know I love old soda crates and bottles. Then you toss in some casters and you have a really great project.

Jim

Re: For the Record...Vinyl-Inspired Table for Two

The entire presentation is very cool and what great photos.

Jim

Re: Vintage 78 Record Clock

Jenny,
It looks so cool mounted on the stand that it should be the trophy that’s given away at one of the “music awards”.

Jim

Re: Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

You could go over the entire surface with a wire brush to remove the lose paint and then seal it with polyurethane. But if it were me I’d leave it alone and wear long pants.
Go back and get it…and the one next to it too.

Jim

Re: Extra Special Repurpose

It almost looks like it was designed to hold photos instead of toast. Very cool repurpose.

Jim

Re: Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

What a great bunch of photos. I think you better go back and get that rusty chair…quick.

Jim

Re: 1977 Chicago Schwinn Twinn

I missed out on a tandem at a flea market once…didn’t have enough cash. Vintage tandems are worth quite a bit so this is a fantastic find.

Jim

Re: "JUST PLANT IT!"

What a beautiful post. The container should compliment and not overwhelm and that’s exactly what you have accomplished.

Jim

Re: Vintage Pitch Pipe Flower Vase

Simple and spectacular…that’s the way life should be.
You have outdone yourself again Jenny.

Jim

Re: typewriter

I put a black and white photo of my two kids in the roller and that was all it needed. Old typewriters are cool just the way they are.

Jim

Re: JMS on The Today Show with Matt!

Sue, I cannot believe how much stuff you had on your set…what a great segment. It all looked incredible and your garage sale tips blew me away. You even had a dressing room. I’ve been telling people to go stand behind a tree when they try something on. This was your best Today Show performance yet…congratulations!

Jim

Re: I saw the light- it was ugly!

Great job Rob! You come up with some really creative ideas.

Jim

Re: Junk Market Centerpiece

Georgiamoon, what a fantastic creation. This is one of the most inventive centerpieces I’ve seen in a long time. Only you could have come up with combining such different components into such a beautiful piece.

Jim


Re: Red HOT Kindel vanity REDO

What a great transformation. The color selection is perfect.

Jim

Re: Wall Hanging Made With Multi-Colored Springs

Jenny,
This is such a great piece and you are so lucky to have an inside connection at the scrap yard. The first thing that came to mind was to use a larger version as a room divider. I think it would look great as you entered a business/restaurant with some cool signage/letters floating on the front.
No matter what the use it’s just really cool.

Jim


Re: Let's Go Camping

My camping days ended when the cops threw us off the beach at 3:00a.m. They said we weren’t “camping“. But I could get into this…running water, bed, bathroom, Wilma.

Jim



Re: Springfield Extravaganza - tis the season - to "flea"

Don’t ya just love the fact that there’s an unlimited supply of fun junk out there waiting for all of us. What a beautiful sight, a line of vehicles full of treasures and junk.
Where do you buy a couch like that? I’ve never seen anything like it in a store…ever. The couch is already awful and then someone plops a green monkey on it.

Jim

Re: Tea Cup Chandelier

You always come up with fun and creative projects and this one is no exception.

Jim








Re: "FOREVER THE WALTZ"

Janis, you create the most beautiful projects no matter what materials you use. The entire post has a vintage New York, Broadway feel to it. Great job as usual. Jim

Re: Adirondack from salvage

Trey, the chair turned out great and you had to earn extra credit for using only recycled materials…A+
Jim

Re: My Junk Haul!

Great pile of junk. I can see lots of potential creations in your neighbor’s trash.

Jim

Re: JMS Returns to The Today Show

Congratulations Sue! The whole thing is pretty remarkable and if you step back and just look at what you have accomplished you should be blown away. You’re on TV because of something you have a passion about and love…junk. I’ll have to go into work a little late that day so I don’t miss your Today Show gig.

Jim

Re: Wallpaper Remnants

Thank God I favor lamps over purses…right. But I do appreciate how talented you are with your purse creations. Great job…I do like the red one…not for me…really.

JA

Re: Snap. Crackle. Now they Pop!

The antiqued finish looks great with the wood floor and couch . Jim

Re: Shabby Chic table and chairs ~ REDO

Everything came out great with just the right amount of distressing to the paint. Jim

Re: Before trash day I need an idea

If you can straighten out and align the hooks I think it would make a great shelving unit. Once everything’s straight you could run boards across the top of the hooks and hang the whole thing on the wall. Jim

Re: table top stand

Great rusty finish and I think it still makes a cool candle holder. Jim

Re: Vintage School Map Occasional Tables

Jenny K. you find the coolest stuff in the world. I love old maps and have never seen them used in such a creative way…another great project. One of these days I want to check out your Lab. Jim

Re: Another album challenge entry ...sort of

It has this 1940’s cocktail table look to it. What a great job matching up all the components. Jim

Re: GIONIS ON A JUNKIN' ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad you’re so far away because you have some great pieces…especially the stepladder and table. Jim

Re: Medicine Cabinet for Small Oddities

WOW! You’re on a roll JunkinLindsey. Very cool cabinet with a great finish. Once you get addicted to junk it’s hard to break the habit…keep building. Jim

Re: Old Door Coffee Table

That’s my kind of repurpose. The finish on the door is incredible and your entire project turned out GREAT. Jim

Re: My new table made out of cabinet doors

The top looks great with the sewing machine base. I think they work well together because of the simplicity of both. Jim

Re: Picture Holder Perfect for a Crash Test Dummy!

Lani, I would have bought the guardrail in a second. It’s one of the coolest pieces of rusty metal I’ve ever seen. Kinda pathetic that I get this excited over a piece of scrap metal.
Anyway, it looks fantastic on your wall...great repurpose. Jim

Re: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Contributor Challenge

You did TWO projects! All I could come up with was one. Well they both came out cool but I really like your creative way of using the SMASHED records. Great job on both projects Georgiamoon.

Jim

Re: How to Make a Metal Basket Planter

That is one great industrial looking planter you built
Suzy Q. Your lawn looks like a golf course compared to mine.

Jim

Re: Cinder Block Raised Planter Bed

I think you just won the reuse prize of the day for this project. It’s amazing how you were able to build such a cool planter bed for $11.00...congratulations. Jim

Re: Take another little piece of my junker's heart windchime

Hey Noreen, your “Spirit in the Sky" birdhouse is the coolest record project so far.
The wind chimes came out great too. I really like the one with the keys.

www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/9152/spirit-in-the-sky

Jim

Re: cottage blue shabby chic end table

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of transforming a not so nice find into a beautiful piece of furniture.
Both projects came out great.
Jim

Re: Trellis

Another great idea Rob.
Jim

Re: Happy Memorial Day

Here’s another memorable and fun junk party that I missed…time for a plane ticket. Thanks to all you girls for sharing so many inspiring and cool par-tay ideas.
Have a GREAT weekend. Jim

Re: A Traveling Bevarage Bar

Sue, this is my kind of project and the only thing I’d change would be your option of filling it with Heinies. With all your fantastic party ideas I think it’s time you threw one...for us! Cool presentation and great photos…Jim

Re: Your Picture Doesn't Sing

I love old doors, frames, windows and screens. This is such a creative use of some really cool worn components.

Jim

Re: Anitque wood window signs

This is another great idea for old windows. It really is unlimited with the number of quotes, names, signs and graphics that could be added to the glass.

Jim

Re: Repurposed Hollow Core Door!

You’ve done a great job as usual. Both projects look very professional.

Jim

Re: Meet Reece, my first Assemblage Art apprentice!

I think your art mentoring is a fantastic idea and should be part of every school curriculum. The sad thing is the first classes to get cut are usually art, woodshop and other creative programs.
Reece, you did an incredible job…keep building!

Jim

Re: Antique Sale FUN!!

Georgiamoon you’re the best…I’ll take it! Old hose reels are one of my favorite pieces of junk. Once again, you’re booth was fantastic.

Jim

Re: "old School"

There are too many uses for old lockers to even list. If you do decide to toss them out I’ll take them. Are you near Connecticut?

Jim

Re: Wrought Iron Table Base...turned Beautiful Garden Table!

Junkmama, that is one great table base. Perfect size and shape for a patio.
Jim

Re: A lamp is a lamp, is a lamp...again!

Yep, I can see it hanging over the Brady’s dinning room table. It definitely has a 1969 color, pattern and shape to it. You did a fantastic job turning it into a VERY groovy hanging lamp.

Jim

Re: New Purpose for Garage Sale Find

I wouldn’t have altered the opener either. You came up with the perfect use…very cool idea.

Jim

Re: How to Spiff Up the Biff

Wow…this is such a cool piece. It’s always fun to find unique junk like your buddy Bart.

Jim

Re: Industrial Light Cover Planter

This is one of the coolest industrial planters I’ve seen. I remember you wearing the light cover on your head at Marburger…made a nice hat too.

Jim

Re: Before & After - Part 1

Nice job restoring the two pieces. The little chest turned out great.

Jim

Re: Antique Sale FUN!!

Wow! Georgiamoon…what great merchandising. You definitely know what you’re doing when it comes to putting a booth together. You have so many cool pieces especially the hose reel I see in the background. Do you still have it?

Jim

Re: My first potting bench

I saw one today at the flea market…your’s is MUCH nicer. You did a great job and the door is really cool.
Jim

Re: Found Dentist chair in my BASEMENT under the stairs!!!!!!!!!!

If I found that in my basement I’d start attending dental school. Looks like the only thing missing in your photos is a patient. I’m no dentist but it’s gotta be worth a couple of hundred bucks.

Re: Mothers Day Junk Too

Georgia,
What an inspiring grouping of fun junk. You could give your mom the meat grinder for Mother’s Day…WITH the flowers…not just the grinder.

Jim

Re: Junk Chime

Candy,
This is the coolest junk chime I’ve ever seen. I really love the rust on the old wheel.

Jim

Re: Weekend Finds

I really like the old file holders. They would be great for storing books and magazines too.

Jim

Re: Candlelight in a Box

Amy,
Your project came out fantastic and has inspired me to do something similar in my dining room…thanks.

Jim

Re: Hanging Planter

You can’t go wrong with peeling red paint and rust. What a great idea for a planter.

Jim

Re: Coffee, tea or Ivy?

Rob,
What a great old coffee pot and a cool idea. I think it would look really funky to have a collection of old pots as planters in the window of a coffee shop.

Re: Greetings from Project Land

Hey Georgia,
What a bunch of great projects you’ve created. I wish I was there but it’s a 47-hour drive from my house. If it was only 41-hours away I would consider going for the ride. Good luck and I can’t wait to checkout the photos from the show.

Jim

Re: Garden Totems

Your landlord must be thrilled to have a tenant like you. These came out great.

Jim

Re: Howdy Pardner

That’s a nice little box you’ve got there Georgia. It looks great with the flowers poking out…nice photo.

Jim

Re: typewriter key jewelry

This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this…very cool.

Jim

Re: A junking weekend - on the road to Kentucky...(Part 2)

Kathy, thanks for sharing your pile of junk, especially the potato chip lamp. The junk season has been a little slow around here but your photos are giving me hope.

Jim

Re: COFFEE CARAFE VASE

Janis, I can tell it’s one of your posts immediately. You can take anything and make it beautiful.

Jim

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

Lani, you really have incredible vision to turn a P.O. Box door into such a cool frame. Even dressed for a Junk Prom you all look much better than what my girlfriend and I were wearing to my 1977 high school prom…not a good fashion year…horrible tux. Wearing a lamp shade hat may have improved the overall tux look.

Jim

Re: From Barnyard to my yard...

Old farm equipment has a soul. The finish and shape are perfectly suited as a planter.

Jim

Re: Ugly brown jewerly box - turned vintage chic

You did a great job transforming this into such a cool retro piece.

Jim

Re: A planter, or not a planter, that IS the question!

I just built a planter but nothing compares to your old cement mixer…very cool.

Jim

Re: Crib Notes On Weaving - Shhh, Don't Tell

Candy, what an incredible backdrop for your prints. This really is an inspiring junk creation.

Jim

Re: Heavy Table Makes a Mighty Statement

Jenny, another amazing and HEAVY table you‘ve created. The cast letters and rust create an incredible piece of abstract art.

Jim

Re: How to Create a "Living Green" Centerpiece

Sue, this really came out great. Who would have ever thought to use a bird cage tray like this…you.
You’re right, it would make a cool mirror.

Jim

Re: Cast Iron Stove Picture Frame

Georgia, Now this is very creative. I think you’ve came up with the only other use for these stove parts. They make perfect frames.

Jim

Re: Flower Sign

You’re definitely talented at painting text…great job!

Jim

Re: Contributors' Earth Day Challenge

Sue Whitney! I can’t believe you were going to send me a mullet! All that would have inspired me to do is CRASH and FLIP a pickup truck. Tom Jones on the other hand is a cool dude and much more inspiring then YOUR friend is with the purple sweater.
I already have an idea thanks to Tom.

Sue’s songstress should be Cindy Wilson from the B52’s...Rock Lobster
www.theb52s.com

Jim

Re: Oven Top Bathroom Shelf

I love old appliance parts. This is such a cool idea and a great repurpose.

Jim

Re: Upholstered Bench from UGLY Coffee Table

See what you can do when you’re talented. What a beautiful transformation.

Jim

Re: On the road again...

Everything looks fantastic and I’m sure your booth will be incredible. Good luck.

Jim

Re: One of My Top Ten - Cloches!

WOW Lani, your photos and creations are beautiful…as always.

Jim

Re: Flea Market Finds

Now that‘s a great day of junking. So there’s still another “all” bucket out there that I haven’t found yet.

Jim

Re: Sterno Burners are NOT just for Tea.

Georgiamoon, what a bunch of great ideas for your little sterno burner. The color is really cool and my favorite is the frame version. But if you want to use it for camping I’ll bring the hot dogs.

Jim

Re: Button Tray

What a great project. These would look cool stacked on a wall...like buttons on a shirt.

Re: Candlelight Chandelier

A great solution to a life long problem…keeping candles lit outside.

Jim

Re: "Spring" flowers Light up my day!

Midge, because of you I bought some bed springs at the flea market this weekend…cool project.

Jim

Re: Chick feeder

WOW! What a cool display. I see this turning into a base for a lamp…but that’s just me. I try to turn everything into a lamp.

Jim

Re: A LITTLE "VASE" OF AN ORGANIZER

Janis, ANOTHER beautiful project! You need your own catalog of creations.

Jim

Re: What can you do with pink records?

This might sound a little nuts but I would use them to create Headboard. Build a rectangular shadow box so that they fit side-by-side within it. Make it deep enough so that the top of the shadow box is a shelf. Paint it black & white with a little distressing and it would look so cool. Then you could display a collection of vintage music memorabilia along the top shelf and within it. I wish I had these albums for the “Contributor’s Challenge” project.

Jim

Re: "Vintage Redesign Take 2"


Gretchen, you have become the source for beautiful junk jewelry creations. You KNOW I mean junk in a nice way.

Jim

Re: Sue, Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today!

Sue, I really think you should have a TV show. There’s an endless supply of junk out there so you’ll never run out of ideas. You’ve been doing this for years so you’re known as the queen of junk creations. It would be creative, interesting and funny…and you can talk a lot…right? You could highlight flea markets, junkyards, antique shows, collections…my basement. So what’s missing besides some giant network going along with it…that’s the easy part.

Great job “Today”
JA

Re: HAPPY EASTER! vintage bunnies & lots of them.

The original cracked and peeling paint is fantastic. It’s hard to believe someone would part with these…lucky for you.

HAPPY EASTER

Jim

Re: Catch Me on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!

I’m less then two hours from Rockefeller Center. Do you need someone to lug all your JUNK onto the set?

Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!

Jim

Re: Yet Another mint tin project- Super Tin

Hey tough guy…cool project! You’re really coming up with creative ideas for these tins Rob.

Jim

Re: cabinet door chalkboard

You really did a great job with the door. The old advertising yardsticks add so much to the project.

Jim

Re: HERCULES POWER Mirror Project

Jenny,
You find the coolest stuff at your junkyard. This is the perfect use for the grille.

Jim

Re: Strange Cargo Returns.

All your cargo is cool but I really like the hammer display. You’re incredibly creative and a little strange.

Jim

Re: What's Happening at Warrenton, Marburger, Round Top?

I’d like to see pictures of the Junk Gypsy Prom. Does anyone have some to post?
Sue, you look so tranquil…crazy…but tranquil.

Jim

Re: a good day shopping :)

Whoa, these kinda look like the lamp I just made minus the funnel shade. I would have bought them too.
That little cake mold thing in the foreground would make a nice shade on a small lamp.

Jim

Re: Turbin Lamp

Great shade! How about installing a little light inside the turtle shells and turning them into sconces?

Re: Generator lamp

Thank God for old VW’s and a never ending supply of junk. Really cool lamp!
The world was a better place when you could buy a VW Bug for $1,700.

Jim

Re: Funky Funnel Lamp

Georgiamoon and greencolleen, I added photos showing how the lamp is assembled.

Lani, the Frostie Root Beer is an old advertising sign I picked up years ago.

Thanks!
Jim

Re: What's Happening at Warrenton, Marburger, Round Top?

You have no idea how much I wanted to go…but couldn’t. I’ve heard from my SOURCE that the place is filled with unbelievably cool junk.

Post more photos!

Jim

Re: Faucet Knob Art Pieces

I don’t know what it is about faucet knobs but I’ve always considered the older ones little pieces of art. As expected your creation is fantastic.

Jim

Re: THE "TIN" CLOCK

WOW! Janis,
It looks like an expensive clock. You sure are a true junk master with this creation.

Jim

Re: OFFICE SUPPLY ORGANIZING

Well Janis you did it again. You’ve come up with a great idea and matched it with fantastic photos.

Jim

Re: Bad Dog

The first photo should be made into a poster…what a great shot.

Jim

Re: Creamy Shelf

I would have bought that piece in a second. What a great shelving unit.

Jim

Re: I'm the new kid...and I brought my toys

You have some great junk here peasmom. I would have bought your washtub in a second…cool piece.

Jim

Re: Mint Tin Frame

My brother uses tins in all his art work. I never would have thought to use one as a frame…cool idea.

Jim

Re: Wine cabinet

Wow…what dramatic before and after photos. You did an incredible job and the finish turned out great.

Jim

Re: A Vintage Decanter Lamp

I’ll never pass up a decanter at a tag sale again. You have come up with another beautiful, simple and creative way to avoid throwing something out. One of the great things about this site is that most of the projects are made from things that would have ended up in a landfill…that is a compliment to everyone.

Jim

Re: Tool Box Planter

You have another cool project here Rob. How many great things does your mom have hidden?

Jim

Re: PUT A LITTLE "SPICE" IN YOUR WORKROOM!!!

Janis, every time I see one of your projects I feel as though I’m looking in a beautiful home furnishings catalog...great idea and fantastic photos.

Jim

Re: Inspired by fellow junker: Junk Sophisticate

Great project…it turned out beautiful like all your creations!

Jim

Re: Bookends from vintage molding

Absolutely perfect just the way they are…great photos too.

Jim

Re: Doll Leg Vase

The combination of such different components worked perfectly in your latest creation. It has that
Georgiamoon “feminine industrial” look to it.

Jim

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