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Blackboard Credenza

I scored this old dining buffet from a neighbor for free!! I had been wanting a credenza in my home office. The old typewriter was actually my Mother's from when she went to secretarial school in...

Gazing Ball - Terrarium

Chanelier Re-purpose

Ugly Duckling Laundry Room

Ugly Duckling Laundry Room Transformed.  My laundry room had in full view the ugly hot water tank and I didn't have a "hidden"place to store my ironing board when not in...

Summer Junkin' Fun

Potting Bench with old enamel pan, whimsical planter windchime Pot with old metal screen door curlie cues! Summer Junkin' Fun  

Picture Perfect Spring Welcome

I have had a very bad case of spring fever. Rooted through my junk and came up with a wecloming spring door.  Come on in!!!

Piano Stool Side Table

Piano Stool Side Table

Button, Button, Who's got the Button!!

Vintage button, buckles, and snaps, tuffted on linen and made into a picture for my sewing center

Faux Painted Walkway

After seeing the beautiful faux painted rug submitted.. I wanted to share my faux painted walkway that I did this summer.  I had just a slab of ugly slick concrete.  I used concrete...

Garden Glass Topiary

The glass topiaries on JunkMarket Style inspired me to create my own. Attached is one of my very first ones.  I now am making for neighbors and friends.  Love the idea!  

Recent comments

Re: Cubbie Table

Love this piece! I want one!

Re: Miss Che Vious



I'm in Richmond, VA. The snow was a surprise. It came fast and has melted fast!! Spring seems to be back 60 + degrees at 6 a.m. To be 80 degrees this afternoon. Weird weather patterns!!

Re: The Vintage Wedding

Charming! Very Charming!!!!!

Re: Gifts made by my 10 yr old

AWWWWWWWWW! What a darling son you have who made darling gifts!

Re: Jewelry Organizer

Love This!!!!

Re: Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

This is gorgeous. I want this for my back yard to feed my little feather friends!!!!!

Re: Redesigned Christmas Ornaments


Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Wow! What a gorgeous lamp!

Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

Two words! Wow and Gorgeous!!

Re: Grandmother's Jewelry Box

How absolutely wonderful to remember both of your Grandmothers in this manner. Thank you for the idea! I, too, have some wonderful vintage jewlery from my maternal Grandmother. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have a kind dear heart to want to enjoy your Grandmothers things of the past.

Re: The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser

Definitely this project has the WOW factor! Very pretty!! Clearly ,you have a lot of talent and patience to chip such a beautiful setting!

Re: Christmas in a Can-ister...


Re: I Need Your Feedback

Great topic! In regard to your first question, Would you do a junk wedding for yourself or your daughter or daughter-in-law to be? As a mother of an adult unmarried son, I would say for a daughter-in-law/daughter to be it would depend on what she would want for her/their wedding. I would certainly love a junkstyle wedding,tastefully done,but again it would depend on the daughter-in-law/daughter to be and what her dream wedding would be. I certainly would choose a vintage wedding dress over any strapless version of today. I cannot tell you how many young brides at weddings I have witnessed yanking up their strapless gowns so they won't fall down and expose themselves.

Re: Wall of doors

Oh my gosh! This is just the coolest idea!!!

Re: HELP!!!!

Very nice frame!I made one similar into a shelf. However, I cut into the drywall of a wall, the size of the picture frame, and did shelving in the open space between studs (16 inches apart studs). I then placed the frame, permanently (liquid nails) around the opening in the wall. It looks as if it is a built in.

Re: Junk Gazebo for JMUG

Oh My.... Oh MY!!! The garden possiblilites.. I can just see a vine on each side beginning to crawl up.... LOVE IT!!!! I can see a nice reading spot with a chair sitting just inside the gazebo....

Re: A Question For You, Please.

Suggestions: I would leave them rusty and beautiful just as they are. Perhaps you could use steel wool to certainly take orange rust off of the bottom as to how they would sit as candle holders as not to damage what they will be sitting on. Or if you choose, use steel wool to take some of the rust off of entire piece. Or another possiblility. Leave them as they are and cover bottom with a nice fabric. Perhaps felt or velvet with our friend Gorilla Glue as not to scratch or mark what they will be sitting on. Just a suggestion or two.....

Re: A Little Garden Bling with Silver and Crystals

Wrensantiques: These are just charming!!! I can just see them catching the sun and shimering in your garden. I love garden art and I think it is a very nice re-purpose.

Re: Turning up the heat on SPRING!

Gorgeous!!! I love the creative plant holder, but the entire garden spot. Very creative!!

Re: "Sweet" Spring Wreath...

Absolutely charming!!!

Re: Cheese Mold Plant Hanger

Absolutely wonderful! Amazingly unique and beautiful!

Re: Hey Mr. Postman!

What a beautiful, unusual piece! I think I would leave it just as it is and use it to brighten up any space. I can just visualize a big beautiful fern sitting on top of it.

Re: Old door is for the birds!

Very, Very cool idea to feed our feather friends!!
I hope you don't mind folks using your idea.
The pictures you took are priceless. God's little creatures are amazing!!

Re: Christmas Mantel


Re: Money Does Not Grow On Trees...

Fabulous!! I absolutely love the non-traditional look of your Christmas. Your ideas are just the best!!

Re: I love double duties! -- and Freebies!

What a wonderful double duty chest! Love the newspaper, dictionary decoupage! Good idea for a desk top as well!! Very Cool!

Re: Yes! I still have a cat, you just have to find him : )

Very, Very neat use idea for an old record player. Nice refinish job! I have a feeling that the kitty cat is one spoiled prince or princess!

Re: "Treats" For My Windows...

Simply darling, all of them

Re: I've Gone Textile!

It is a coffee bean sack. Columbia gave it away.
Am I right or wrong Sue?

Re: Photos from the "JUNK FEST AT THE NEST"

Looks like a fun "Junk Fest." I hope the kittens found wonderful homes and will not be abused. Darling precious critters.

Re: garden work bench

FABULOUS Potting Bench!!!!

Re: Fern Valley window in forest

I love the Fern Valley Window, just as it is... it reflects the ferns....ADORABLE

Re: Cool old "Typewriter" desk

I love these desks. I have one exactly like it in my home office. It was my mothers, She went to secretarial school in the 1940's. I also have her royal typewriter sitting in it displayed.. ready to type... Great find!! You did an excellent job with the TLC

Re: Inspector 12

Zebra kitty bed fit for a princess (or prince)....

Re: Happy 4th of July

Simply charming!! I love the chalkboard band and you can use it for any occasion, changing the message and flowers.

Re: Rusty metal thing

How very cute and patriotic!! Love EVERYTHING!!

Re: Grrrr-ates!!!

Indeed.... those grates are great!!!! Love them in the dining room with enjoy magnatized above the buffet .. and used as a tray with wine accessories.... pictures.... adorable

Re: A new life for an old crib...

Your bench is so very cool!!!!! Adorable and the memories are so sweet!

Re: My new workbench "Pretty in Pink" (vintage pink!)


Re: Garden junk!

Very, Very Cool....It looks adorable in your garden

Re: Light Fixture Planter

Really cool planter....!!

Re: finally! i've actually done something

I think your room looks amazing!!!

Re: "A Crown for the Queen"

Just beautiful!!!

Re: Stained Glass Bike wheel spinner!

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I am so impressed....

Re: Stop the Draft!

Absolutely love this idea!! I use an old Carrom game board for a summer fireplace screen, but it isn't air tight. EXCELLENT IDEA!!!

Re: The Ugly Ducklings Become Swans - Editor's Challenge #4

one word.... WOW!

Re: A Look at the Bright Side...

Absoultely charming!!!!


Really, Really cool!!!

Re: Beautiful glass lids and bowls...

How clever!!!! I love this idea!!!

Re: Sneak Peek and Guess Your Best

I think it is used for tomatoes. To remove seeds, skin and pulp.


Oh so very cute!!!!!

Re: Glass Garden Totem

Love it... neat idea to illuminate!

Re: Laundry rack made from scrap wood.

I really like this idea. I'll be on the hunt to make one too. I can just see it in my laundry room...

Re: 1888 Church Pew

You are such a talented painter. This is really pretty and what a keepsake!

Re: What to get for the junker who has (almost) everything??? It's a "challenge" that's for sure!

Oh my gosh... the royal typewriter!! Love it!! Believe it or not I have my Mother's Royal typewriter sitting in my home office, Her dad purchased it for my mom in 1950 brand new. (I'm giving away my age now....shhhh!!!!!)when she went to business college in 1950. I learned to type on it and it sits in mint condition on my credenza as a conversation piece (the credenza is a re-purposed old dresser).

Re: You knew it was coming...

I can just see the little birds fighting over this new house on the market! Very cool....

Re: wild and wacky custom desk / table

Very cool!!! Love it!!

Re: aquarium stand

Wow.... do I ever have a perfect place for your design. I want to find one too..... Really neat!

Re: Recycled Window

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!

Re: Our Name in Junk!

Cute! Cute! Cute!!

Re: Country store beaded board bird house

Really nice.... I can just see the sign... "vacancy" and they will be filled quickly in the spring with mommas and babies.

Re: What do you do with an old window and $1 garage sale shutters?

Absolutely love it!

Re: "Shake AND Bake!!??!!"

Simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Re: ~Mother's Day Present From Hubby~

Absolutely love the metal pieces! Very creative and cool re-purpose.

Re: Faux Painted Walkway

Thank you for all the lovely comments regarding my faux walkway. I used paint made for cement. I took a real brick that I liked to the paint store and matched the red color and I just chose a grout that I thought looked like cement grouting. I don't remember the colors and the containers I took to the the paint recycling center. I added a good bit of sand to the paint just until I thought it was a good consistency. I painted the entire slab in the grout color, let it dry, then I used an ordinary kitchen sponge to sponge on the brick, using the sponge in two different directions. After that dried, I literally went over it rubbing dirt randomly in spots where the cement and sand was higher etc.
Then I sealed it with a driveway clear seal, matte finish.
Again, thanks for the nice comments.