I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday. - Unknown

Im sure all who are on this site have had that a-ha/light bulb moment, from simply being blown away by the creativity from so many! To myself I thought, FINALLY! This is the direction Ive been trying to find for years!

So armed with inspriation, I started going to yard sales, and exploring local flea markets and thrift stores. I've accumulated lots and have had so much fun creating, that I quickly learned that projects will never fully be completed because theres always something new to find and to add.

Junking and the search for treasures thereof has become a whole family activity. My Wonderful Hubby Phil (MWHP) has the great gift (and patience) to see the things I miss at first glance. He also has super ideas as to what to do and how to do with our finds. Both my girls (who we call Allikat - ages 10 and 7) actually express disappointment if each weekend doesnt include at least one yard sale and/or a flea market trip!

From Junkmarket Style, Ive learned the invaulable value of Super Gorilla Glue (thank you Sue!), and Im learning to not only think out of the box, but to think, What can I create with this box?

Heres to many happy future finds and projects, because Im so far behind that I think sometimes Im caught up!

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Hello JMS!

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." -Thomas A. Edison I have incredibly been inspired by the creativity of all on this site! So I thought I'd present my fall centerpiece...

Front Porch - Mailbox - Suncatcher Projects

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Wall Organizer Makeover

  “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” ~Don Marquis Just a quick before and after with a thrift store find. A wall organizer with a new paint job (which Im...

Happy Fall Y'all!

  "I love the leaves I do not know why. Is it their colors or how they fly?” ~ Beth Paulsen...

Redone/Rethought "Vases"

"I'm so far behind, that I think I'm ahead!" ~Unknown August, where'd you go?!?! Hope everyone has had a great summer! Thought I'd (finally) get around to posting a few pictures of some recent...

Introducing Junktiques!

"There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness." ~ Dave Barry It's amazing what a year can do. In the year since I've discovered Junkmarket Style and the inspiration it brings, my 'hobby' has...

School Desk End Table

"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." - Julio Ramon Jimenez Really what a great way to describe junking too. And this works for my vintage desk which has become an end table, as well...

Bathroom Junk Re-do!

"Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance." - King George V When my Christmas decor came down in our powder room, I didn't really want to put back up the old decor. What better excuse then to...

Happy Valentine's Day!

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." ~Henry David Thoreau  Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Christmas Story Village, (With a Bit of Junk)

"Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian." - Mr. Parker in A Christmas Story No Christmas is our house has ever gone by without watching over and over A Christmas Story. My Wonderful Hubby Phil MWHP...

Kitchen Junk-mas

"Running to stand still" - U2 Whew! That's how I felt going through this Christmas season (didn't we all?) Here are some pics of how junk played a role in my kitchen for this season. As usual, I was...

Seasons Greetings!

“Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.”  ~Johnny Carson  Just a quick treatment recycling holly and ornaments from an older project to...

Recent comments

Re: Fashionable Junk

What a great look - how super cool and creative!

Re: Vintage Rusty Produce Scale, finally found a use for!


Re: Junk Gardening

Wow (or, as my oldest would say "How wicked AWESOME!")! Thank you all so much for the great comments, and also for the feature Sue!!

Re: Grate to Great!

Creative and cool!

Re: Shabby Chic Bulletin Board


Re: Billy Jo's "DO OVER DECO" Part 7

Love those finishes!

Re: Forgotten Cedar Chest

Simply gorgeous!

Re: Resting up on an outdoor pallet sofa

This is why I love this site so much - inventive thrifty creativeness at it's best!!!

Re: Picket Fence Flowerbox

Absolutely lovely!

Re: Cigar Box Display Case

What a great idea - I have a bunch of cigar boxes and have been trying to figure out what to do with them besides stacking stuff on top of them!

Re: Steampunk Charging Valet


Re: Mobile for Desk Area

Love it - especially the book usage!

Re: Coffee Pot Bouquet

What a creative way to think outside of the "pot"!

Re: Moving things around in our Junk Store and bringing in new Old Junk!!

What an amazing array!!

Re: Behind Door Number One Is....

Fabulous display!

Re: 70's Lamp Paper Towel Holder

Great ideas for super creative re-usage!

Re: Kitchen junk lamp

Really really creative - love the kitchen theme!

Re: It may be junk, but it always "...yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither." Psalm 1:3

Great job! For relatively cheap cushion fill - I use the filling of chair seat pillows (the kind you usually tie onto the back of a chair). This time of year you can find even some thick sized cushions on sale in most outdoor living areas of supercenter stores.

Re: Junky Outdoor Pallet Table

Thanks for the outside ideas - can't wait to start "junking" on my front porch!!

Re: From bread bakin to shelf makin!

Awesome repurposed shelving!

Re: Sewing Seeds in My Rustic Garden

"Sew" very pretty!

Re: Metal File Drawer Chalk Board

Such canny creative craftiness! Very cool!

Re: A Desk Reorganization ala Junk Style!

Cool - unique - pretty - creative, I'm going to have to use a Thesaurus to keep going to describe how awesome it is!!

Re: Wire Basket Chandelier

Simple yet so creative and pretty!

Re: Junky Old Memo Board

Really really love this one!

Re: Chickenwire Screen

Love it!

Re: Moss Picture Frame Wreath


Re: Vintage Hoosier Table Makeover

Very wonderfully done and nice accessorizing too!

Re: On Cue

Fantabulously creative!

Re: Miss Scarlett, in the Hall with the Rope!


Re: Window art

So creative - really like that flower painted on teh screen too!

Re: Grammy's Quilt Rack

What kind of crackle paint/medium did you use? I've got a couple of projects that I'm thinking about cracklint, and yours turned out divine!

Re: Now I see the Light!!!

Thanks for the idea - I'm going to be picking up every lampshade I come across to see the shape(s) of the wire frame - so cool!

Re: Vintage JEWELRY Sign

Wowzers - awesomely awesome signage!

Re: Tightening the Belt(s)

Very ingenious!

Re: Junk Hang-Up: Vintage Door Coat Rack

So very cool - and I learned about a new product, never heard of Screw Lube, thanks for the tips and how-tos!

Re: Rescued Vintage Table Top

Gorgeous - love it all, and wow!

Re: Steampunk Coffee Table

Never would have guessed that this was pieced and painted re-do, it looks like it was made as one piece with a hundred years of gorgeous patina.

Re: Lace & Metal Dress From

I never would've guessed her skirt was fencing - amazingly and creatively done!!

Re: Upcycled Glass Collage

Stunning - absolutely stunning!

Re: Junk furniture for outside

Exactly the kind of inspiration I'm looking for ideas for my front porch - it's warming up here in NC, time to start moving junk outside!!

Re: redone dresser

Love it and I'm thinking of applying fabric to an old dresser of mine. What kind of glue/medium did you use to adhere the fabric on yours?

Re: From Broom Holder to Flower Display!

What a beautiful project - and gosh what an AWESOME clock above it!!

Re: Vintage Pattern Art

Fantabulous! My 7 year old has decided to be a fashion designer - I knew I wanted to do something with old patterns for her, now I have a direction to head in with this idea! Thanks!

Re: Vintage Screen becomes Office Organizer

What a really wonderful and beautiful project!

Re: Shabby Shutter Bejeweled

What a great display!

Re: Windows to Photo displays

Yea!! Another way to use for my Cricut - thanks for sharing the ideas!!

Re: Hey Mr. Postman!

No immediate ideas (yet) - I just have to express my envy of such a great junk find!!

Re: Monochromatic Teapot Lamp

Lovely usage, so very pretty!

Re: Junk that's 'Fit for a Queen'!

Supremely divine - how creative!

Re: Mad For Plaid

Super cool (or I should say warm since it's a wool blanket re-use)!

Re: Waiting for spring!

I love the whole project, and espcially your caption"hang the planter thingy from the shoe thingy" - made me smile thanks!

Re: Lamp Turned Table

Absolutely stunning!

Re: Meet "Ol' Blue," then go shabbify your 1970's dining room table...

What a fantastic find and finished item!

Re: Special find!!

That is a special great find!

Re: Save that door!

So very creative and unique!

Re: Belted Bulletin Board

Wow Bec! That is great - you create such cool stuff for walls/displays! Did you staple the belts to the back side of the frame?

Re: Chicken Coop

I wouldn't have guessed it was a chicken coop, it's so cute at first glance I thought it could've been a playhouse. Fantastic job!

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

Ohhhh wow! Luv, luv, luv it all - especially that wire flower you made and that chalkboard is so very awesome!

Re: Mason Jar Soap Pump

I looked up the online store MWHP (My Wonderful Hubby Phil) found pumps and collars on for our projects. You can get a HUGE variety of styles and finishes from Have fun!

Re: Measuring up

What a great idea and finished project!

Re: Spring Fling

Hubbies are so awesome aren't they for indulging our junking!!Such a great spring green color and fabric!

Re: Hold the phone - An estate sale find!!

Fantastic! Both for the phone and for the treasure haul of boxes - can't wait to see what else you unearth!!

Re: Piano stool makeover

A lot of hard work I'm sure, but what a beautiful result!

Re: Simple Little Desk Makeover

Beautiful job! I've had great luck with Minwax clear polyurathane, both in spray can and brush on forms.

Re: Garden Memo-Board

Verrry pretty! I'm glad stores are starting to put garden section stock out, I'm going to have to look for some fencing like yours!

Re: Happy May Day!

Ok one more - "Flip the Flea" - 'cause we all flip for junk!

Re: Blue toy box gets a new look and a new purpose

Fantastically done revision!

Re: Rustic Ladder Bedroom Shelf

I'm going to have to start keeping my eyes open for ladders. What a great idea (love the cookie sheet/chalkboardtoo)!

Re: Sheep Pen Bathroom Cabinet

Ohhhhh that is such a great find and finished project! Love the galvanized sink!!

Re: baby doll high chair turned book holder...

Love it what a creative re-usage!

Re: Large Birdhouse



I'm green with envy - how awesome!!


Wowee kazowee you're so lucky, I can't wait to see your projects!

Re: TV stand

So very pretty (and pratical too)!

Re: Happy May Day!

Oh what fun - for both the name contest and the flashlights ideas!!

How about:
1)Fiddle-Dee-Dee the Flea
2)Fidget the Flea
3)Frolic the Flea
4)Flyte the Flea

Also (because I've now had my caffenine ration for the day!): Fixious and Forte

Re: Uncovering the color

That's definitely a keeper - how gorgeous, and love the finish!

Re: Vintage Door Desk

I love seeing such a great combo of practical meets beautiful!

Re: "Cush" Job...

Very cleveriffic!!

Re: Recycled Pipe Desk

That, is simply awesome!

Re: Recycled Piano

Amazingly gorgeous!

Re: Mason Jar Soap Pump

Love it - just did one in a blue jar for my bathroom junk re-do. (hope to post pics today!)

Re: Mirro and Shelf get a new look

So pretty with two of my favorite things, thrift store finds and spray paint - nice job!

Re: Another quick lamp

Love that lamp - how creative!!

Re: Great Work Bench Island or Bar

Simply gorgeous, beautiful finish!!

Re: one hundred dollar diningroom

Fantabulous reusage!

Re: Need a tray? Use a door!

Yipee!!! I bought a glass front cabinet door at a yard sale this summer and have had no clue what to do with it - now I do. Thanks for the inspiration Donna!

Re: Floating Photography

Love, love, love this idea! Gotta' say it one more time, love this!!

Re: A Union in Perfect Harmony!

So very inspiringly creative!!

Re: What's your number?

I love your aging of the paint - looks wonderful!

Re: "Springy" Flowers...

Fantabulous - I have a 'black thumb' so any flowers that don't require actual TLC are right up my alley! Going to keep my eyes open now for Spring(s) (literally and figuratively)!!

Re: Slightly Sophisticated Coop Lighting

In the words of my 10 year old: "Wicked awesome!!"

Re: Gear Mirror 5 Different Ways

Pretty, practical and pulchritudinous (my vocab word of the day which means physically beautiful)! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open @ my local flea market this morning for parts for a creation like that!

Re: Antique Door turned charging station

What a wonderful concept and beautiful project!

Re: Christmas ornament - REPURPOSED

That is brilliant!

Re: WruffledWren Vinatge Ornament Wreaths

Pretty and perfect for V-Day!

Re: Round Wooden Baby Bed

That's fit for a future princess - wonderful work!

Re: Wood Door Headboard

Really beautiful (both before and after - great compromise!)

Re: Curb Alert! Antique Telephone Bench Found!

I'm so jealous, what a fantastic find!

Re: Rustic Romantic Valentines


Re: Spelling with Treasured Junk

Super-duper ideas!


Stunningly gorgeous - beautiful attention to detail!

Re: Moms Mudroom

Really really inventive and creative!

Re: Out with the "New", In with the "Old"...


Re: bird candle sconce

Perfect example of why local Goodwills are the best!!

Re: Hot Dish!

Very cleveriffic!!!

Re: Santa can, can! Oh yes, he can, can!

Thanks for the tips, I've been saving cans! (I'm convinced the world is held together by Mod Podge and Super Gorilla Glue isn't it?!?)

Re: Cake Diet

So cute, practical and very diet friendly!!!

Re: Santa can, can! Oh yes, he can, can!

So cute! Did you use acrylic paint for that?


Fantastically creative arrangement!

Re: If you just can't throw anything away...

Love the star, and I just reorganized my ribbon drawer. Ideas abound!!!

Re: Lampshade Christmas Tree

I'll definitely be on the lookout for lampshades in the coming year - thanks bunches for the ideas!

Re: a trash treasure

Thanks for the close up shot of that stove door - so very cool, even better that it was a dumpster find!! I'm jealous!

Re: My Pantry Goes Burlap!

Love it! Thanks for posting because that's something I'm wanting to do w/ my pantry, so glad to see a great example of it for inspiration!

Re: Illuminated Cream Bucket

I love seeing how you change the displays on your step ladder seasonally. Those buckets are simply amazing - really - they're simple AND amazing!

Re: Happy Holidays Junk Lovers!

What a very merry welcome for your house! Is that a wood stove door against the brick wall in the 4th picture? Very cool!

Re: Spindle Lamp

Ok - for some reason only half my comment posted - so here goes take 2!

LOL for the green, smaller Parthenon comment - and very unique and creative for both the lamp and the captions!

Re: Spindle Lamp

"It reminds me of the Parthenon, except green

Re: Office Christmas Spirit

Thanks RustyDiva! That jogged my memory of how we disguised ugly orange dorm room doors on our sorority hall, we covered them w/ contact paper. I really like your idea of wall paper - it can be changed out!

Re: Vintage cups served on a stylish new "tray"

Sswwweeet!!!! (literally!)

Re: bait bucket Christmas tree

I like how you kept displayed lid for the bucket (and of course I like the whole thing too!)

Re: It's coming, ready or not! (And I'm NOT!)

It's all so fantastic - and to chime in with the others on the same thought: "Your flashlight alternat usage idea is so ILLUMINATING!" (Ha-ha - I crack myself up - thanks, I'll be here all evening, be sure to tip your server!)

Re: Office Christmas Spirit

Love it all, especially your door! Just curious, it looks the door looks like it has a texture on it. Is that just the way it is or were you able to actually put wire on it?

Re: Skating to Christmas

I really like how you wrote the lyrics on the blades of the skates - your whole display is very creative!

Re: Let it Snow...let it snow...let it snow

Oh my merry goodness how precious!!! I too want a tutorial on the rag trees!

Re: Snowman Junque

Love it!

Re: Galvanized bucket filled with greens

So pretty - you given me a great idea to dress up a galvanized well bucket I have beyond just holding firewood - thank you!

Re: Hello JMS!

Thank you all - and thank you Sue especially for this site as a whole!
I so appreciate all of you and your abounding creativity and kind comments and support!

Re: Coffee Christmas Card Holder

Sweet! Love the fence usage - so smart to turned the ends upward into hooks, the coffee bag, the pictures usage, heck I just love the whole thing!

Re: Antique Typewriter Lamp

Sending link of this to MWHP (My Wonderful Hubby Phil) right now! Have a typewriter on a end table with a floor lamp behind it - gonna' have to try this idea out - thanks so much!

Re: Little Black Vintage Chair with Vintage Barkcloth Seat

I learned something new from your post, and so glad I did - I admit I had to Google barkcloth, because I really admire this chair you did. So nice!

Re: Antique Corbel Lamp

Simply amazingly fantabulous!

Re: Christmas tree, JUNK style

Creativity abound - thanks for the Etsy link you posted for the license plate 'ornament'!

Re: Vtg. Oil Cans Holding Christmas Ornaments

Brilliant! I never would've thought of that usage - now I will!

Re: Oh where, Oh where, to hang my Christmas Cards

I like the dimensions/shape of the chicken wire fencing you used - add one more to my list of stuff to 'copy' from -
Thanks for the idea!!

Re: "Handy" Wreath Hooks

Chippy handrails are going to be at the top of my flea market "to look for list" this weekend!
(PS - I'm right there with you RustyDiva, I'm like both you and Laurel, if I don't stop now, I'll still be decorating Christmas morning!)

Re: Kid Size Coat Hanger with Matching Chalkboard

Very cleveriffic!

Re: Christmas Junque on the Porch

Love your sled and how you used it, makes me kick myself that I passed one up at a recent flea market!

Re: Book 'Em For Christmas

Thank you so very much for the how-to link Bec (and what a great page/blog you have, I bookmarked it for sure)! Been going through my stash of books, I can't wait to try making a few of my own!

Re: Book 'Em For Christmas

Wow - how'd you create those wall pocket holders? That's so cool!

Re: Christmas Front Porch Display

Love the whole thing, and that burlap bag is giving me many ideas to apply for future projects!!hmmmmm....

Re: Dough Bowl Christmas Display

Fantastic! I'm putting a wire candle holder like yours on my list for Santa (aka: MWHP - My Wonderful Hubby Phil) to bring me! (That's a big HINT honey if/when you read this!)

Re: Seasons Greetings!

Thank you all for your great and positive comments, they have absolutely made my day!

Re: How to Wrap Gifts with Garden Material

What a brilliant idea! I now hear my local hardware store calling for me to visit for big paper bags!!