Andrea Miller, Bismarck, ND, US

Greetings junkers! I am a mom to two young men and wife to a guy who has never said a word about all the junk that has accumulated in and out of our house over the years!

By day I am a loan processor for an agricultural lender. This has been a great outlet as farmers have the BEST junk around! As a former farm girl myself, scanning farmsteads is one of the best places to find the great junk!

As far as decorating and all that goes with it, even when I was a little girl mom would say she never knew where my furniture would be when she went in my bedroom. I was always redesigning a new space for myself and my posters of Peter Frampton, Leif Garrett and Andy Gibb!

I lived 28 years in small town, Carrington, ND, where I helped start the yearly Autumn JunkFest and Flea Market which is still going strong. With my husbands recent (2014) job change our new home is now in Bismarck, ND. I hope any of you junkers in the Bismarck area will contact me! (Andrea.Miller@farmcreditnd.com) Lets get together for a little junk talk!

Andrea Miller

Gender: Female

Member Since: 01/18/2009

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Junky Tablescape

Marybeth's post reminded me of a tablescape I did this summer when some visiting friends arrived.

Clock themed New Year's party

Here's hoping your New Year's party is filled with festive fun for your guests! I'm pulling out the silver and clocks!

Winter Centerpiece

Simple Winter Centerpiece has a surprise ingredient...(hint: don't throw anything away!)

Etching made easy!

You ever admire etched glass but thought it looked hard to try and master yourself? Me too! I took a class and found it is actually very easy. Follow my step by step directions and try it yourself...

Industrial Storage Locker

Found this great locker - perfect grey color with a touch of rust...gotta love it!

"Plain Jane" gets a face lift

My plain Jane dresser turned into a beauty with the addition of a fleur de lis design

License Plate Side Table

An antique dry sink becomes a hit at JunkFest!

Remnants of Spring: A Tablescape

Charity event Tablescape!

Junky-stemmed Pumpkins

Give your old pumpkins a face-lift this fall

Simple (boy, do I mean simple) fall decorating

With a house full of family to arrive for Thanksgiving, my fall decorating was held to a minimum so I could focus on the food menu!

Farm Implement Repurpose

As some of you junkers know, I work for an agricultural lender. Great for me, as farmers have the best junk! Here's my repurpose of a couple of farm implements from a recent farm visit. One part from a feed grinder, and a clip found in the barn yard...! Come junkin' with me!

Fun with metal

Here are some ways I've incorporated fun metal tags in my home and decor which I found in my recent travels...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours! We moved from Carrington, ND to Bismarck, ND this fall from our home we've had the past 28 years - which was a little sad for us but on the other hand means new digs to decorate!

Holiday Party Ideas for the Wine Lover

Holiday party ideas for the wine lover!

Halloween Mantel Light Show

My ghostly Halloween mantel...

Bring an Industrial look to the table

Dad's shop yielded a cool find

Gaga for Galvanized

Have we all fallen in love with galvanized metal? I know I have! When I saw this cart/tub on wheels at a recent junk sale, I knew I had to have her!

From Drab to Fab!

Sometimes an idea hits you, and turns out perfect for a special someone!

My Nod to Donna!

Don't we ALL love member, Funky Junk Donna's style? I fell in LOVE with her numbered dresser over a year ago, and decided to spiffy up this shabby white dresser I found, just like Donna did! Hope you don't mind, Donna!

8th Annual Autumn JunkFest & Flea Market

Attention junk lovers!

God Bless America!

God Bless America!

Quirky Tablescape

Fun new finds lead to new tablescape ideas

Framed Clocks as Wall Art

After the winter decor was taken down, I wanted/needed something different to hang on a VERY large wall above the staircase.

Funky Coffee Table

Funky industrial coffee table with storage

Andrea's Top 10 Pick: Rust

JMS Contributor, Andrea's "Top 10" pick for 2012 is non other than rust. I'm very sure everyone on this site agrees rust belongs on the "Top Ten"! This from Andrea...I'll take mine with a side of rust, please!

January Wreath Change-up

Take down that holiday wreath! Add a silver touch for the remainder of winter...

Holiday Mantel

Don't be afraid to throw a little junk on your mantel this holiday season!

Winter Greetings Basket

Basket full of winter greetings...

Summer Wine Storage

Is it crazy to have "summer storage" for wine?! Yikes.

Fireplace Screen

A true junk-yard find is repurposed into a cool new item.

Tin tile in a frame

This lovely, rather large piece of tin tile didn't seem to work for any other project, so when all else fails - frame it!

Stylish Wine Cart

Old metal typewriter stand transformed into a wine/beverage cart

Wine glass holder

Here's an easy way to display wine glasses on a buffet table.

What's your number?

I thought this old toy box would work great for storage and better used as a coffee table.

Floating Photography

Photography art by Alan Blaustein. A gift from friends.

Wheel Serving Platter

Let's just say, my wheels are always turning! Since I love to cook and entertain, I'm always on the look-out for fun serving pieces. I also love junk. I think the two go perfectly together...

Junk-displayed photographs

Fun ways to display old photographs (or copies of old photo's)...no boring picture frames found here! PLEASE check out www.junk-fest.blogspot.com for more fun!

Galvanized bucket filled with greens

This galvanized bucket will hold flowers in the spring, but for now, it'll keep winter greens fresh and festive.

Christmas Mantel

Happy December everyone!  Here's my twist for a quick, easy but elegant looking piece of "artwork" of sorts for the Christmas mantel.

Industrial Cart Face Lift

Just a little face lift for this industrial cart!  It'll be perfect as a side or coffee table in the family room or porch.

Old Pulley Wreath

What junker doesn't love old wooden pulley's?  And, for some reason I have an obsession with wreaths...for every season!  The two just seemed to go hand in hand for this...

Rusty Candleholder

Farm implement...now a neat candleholder!


I needed to throw together a centerpiece on my coffee table for my son's graduation and came up with this: The base is an old metal sign - worn and rusty.  It works great as a tray!  I...

Stylin' Centerpiece

Unusual objects can make a great centerpiece when used together

Bedspring Tablescape...and a little wine too!

At a recent Culinary Club dinner, I was put in charge of the centerpiece decor.  We decided our theme for the evening would be a dinner and wine pairing.  A wine theme is right up my alley...

It's "time" for spring...and cloches!

Just thought I'd share a few ideas I use glass domes (cloches) for...nothing too exciting or new here, but they are FUN to decorate with.  I dug out my spring stuff and took a few...

Deck the doors!

Old rescued door has a new home this holiday season!

Add a little Jingle to your Christmas!

My idea of a no-fuss wreath above the fireplace and winter decorations this holiday season 

Simple Holiday Wreath

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it's time to start decorating for Christmas!

A "washed up" mop bucket? Nope!

No longer used for cleaning, it's now a stylish container for my scrapbooks or magazines, OR toiletries in the bath OR beverage/ice holder for patio parties, etc., etc.  You get the picture!

A Rusty Repurpose

This fun purchase at a sale in Minnesota surprised even me and ended up as a "repurpose".  My intention was to fill the umbrella stand with branches for a corner in my...

I love a collage

Thought I'd share a couple of my collage experiments.  I was pleased with the results.  I sold both of these items at this years' Junk Fest in September.  They were two of my favorite...

Extra Special Repurpose

I found this rusty item in the thrift store one day, and the owner told me it was an old toaster...I decided it would be neat holding some old pictures of my grandma Dora!

Let there be light...

Think outside the box when entertaining guests outdoors this summer.  Take normally found INDOOR objects OUTSIDE to illuminate a special evening.


Junk 'em up!

It's all about the wine...

I had found this single narrow drawer and decided the size was too cute to not recycle in some way.  It didn't fit into any pieces of furniture I was working on at the time, so I...


I was the happy winning bidder of this old wooden filing cabinet at a school auction.  The tightening panel on the inside still slid and when moved there was about a 2"...

Just great grates!

One of my greatest "loves"...GRATES!

"Record" setting transformation...

Here's another junk transformation - this time an old record album holder...remember records?  I sure do!  Even though it was found dirty and bent, (easy to remedy...

A true "junky" to "funky" transformation

This little "treasure" was found on a junk adventure well over a year ago.  It took me a minute to even realize it was the frame of a croquet set, minus the balls and mallet!  I have a...


THINK SPRING!  Yes, even with 50" of snow on the ground...!

Recent comments

Re: These Red Boots

This is just adorable! What a great idea to spray the boots red...bravo!

Re: Locker Basket Piano Bench Cabinet

Brian - who wouldn't love this?! Wow is all I can say. I'd snatch it up in a second!

Merry Christmas!

Re: Vintage Holiday at Rue 72!

Totally LOVE your style! Very cool ideas! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Re: All Wrapped Up and Ready for Christmas!

Love your "natural" give wrapping/embellishment! Very pretty. Merry Christmas to you, Lanette!


Re: Window display Christmas Mannequin

I think this is so neat! Love your display which I'm sure grabbed everyone's attention! The ornament earrings are the icing on the cake! Merry Christmas!


Re: Farm Implement Repurpose

Teddee - yep, the bottles are held so the corks stay wet. The angle of the photo may not look that way but either way you sit the iron piece the corks stay wet! :)


Re: SUNshine...pretty please...

So cute! Love it!!


Re: Dresser from Roadside

Fantastic roadside find...WOW. It's a beauty!


Re: Dress Your Lampshade

Love your lampshade - great idea! Very pretty!


Re: Kraut Cutter to Memo Station...

This is SUPER neat, Laurel! Great eye, great idea, great save!! Happy November!


Re: For the lOvE of North Dakota!

LOVE the necklace!! Here's why: I was born in Williston, grew up in a small town (Ray) by Williston, I've lived by New Rockford since 1986, and both of my baby boys now attend NDSU! Mail it my way! :)

Seriously, I would love it! Email me!


Re: Wedding Gift Idea from an old window

Awesome, awesome. I bet the couple were thrilled!


Re: Simple Little Wine Bars

Am lovin' your wine bars...either way is fabulous in my book!


Re: Dresser to Window bench

Very cool! It looks built in - great job!


Re: A "Little Man Cave"...

This is an amazing room for a young boy! You did a great job making him feel special!


Re: Wee Little Stool Planter



Re: From Old Spool to Ottoman...

This is SO ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I was also commenting the other night I need a little table on the patio to hold our drinks...hmmmm...you have me thinking now!!


Re: Wine Rack/Bar

Love what you did with this bakers rack saved from the land fill! I am all about wine storage and you did me proud! :)

Thanks for sharing!


Re: Wheelie Washtub

Such a fun idea, Becky! I'm thinking this would be so cute on my patio...you should cross the border and bring it on over! :)


Re: Clawfoot tub to French Chaise!

You are hilarious!! This new chaise is OVER THE TOP! Wonderful idea and end result - bravo!


Re: Potting Table

So fun! Great idea!


Re: Oil Can Ring Holder

Hey there, Homeroad...this is more like a HOMERUN! Love it! You have got me thinking I could use a cute oil can on my desk to hold a roll of postage stamps as well. SO FUN!


Re: Vintage Stool Turned Table

Thumbs up! Your new table looks perfectly "classy"!


Re: Upcycled Custom Green Storage Trunk Hairpin Leg Table

Holy cats, Brian! You did a fabulous job on this old trunk. I've got one I can't decide what to do with, and I love your paint technique on this one! Thanks for sharing with us!


Re: Reel Plant Holder



Re: Back to the Drawing Board

Your a talented sketcher as well as builder! I'm not a drawer but I do snap many photo's with my cell or camera if I see an idea I could make or even of a display that catches my eye. Keep doing whatever you're doing, cause it's working - your projects are grand!


Re: Entry table

Ummmm....excuse me...adorable!! A person runs out of ideas for drawers but you hit the jackpot of all ideas - thanks for sharing!


Re: Old Window+Vintage Map

Pretty! I love the color of your bench...and maps are so great to "display"!


Re: Ski Coat Rack

Jasmin...LOVE your coat rack! We are skiers and this would be a cool addition to our back entryway. Way cool!


Re: Serving Up a Little Vintage with Some Beverages!

LOVE all your containers...fun tabletop ideas, Lani!


Re: Dresser Bench project

Very clever!


Re: Shabby Chic bar from a TV Cabinet

Now this is MY kind of cabinet - great job!!


Re: Tape Measure Bookmarks

Aren't you ever clever - wonderful repurpose!!


p.s. I love the bracelet idea as well!

Re: Simple Spring Centerpiece

Awwww....my love, centerpieces. You did such a pretty job of gathering the right elements - Happy Spring!!


Re: Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

O.M.G...! This is an incredible piece!! Fantastic vision and end result!


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



Re: A Tip for Old Books

I'm so excited to see your post - I've got a box of really cool books sitting in my garage...yep, garage...they really STINK. So glad I kept them, and so glad you shared this stink-rid solution! Woohoo!


Re: Re purpose Dresser - Console Table

Holy cats, this is quite the transformation! Great job!


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

Don't you love it when that happens?! Very fun, Laurel!


Re: Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair

Thumbs up!


Re: Before-After Wine Buffet Cabinet

WOW! Amazing! It sometimes shocks me how much paint can transform a piece. You did a fabulous job - thank you for sharing!


Re: Taco Soup Served up Ala-JUNKMARKET Style!

YUMMY! I have a similar soup but not included is the Ranch dressing - I'll have to try it!


Re: Farmall Sofa Table

Totally LOVE your table! The industrial look is very "in" and you did a great job with it!


Re: Christmas is Coming!

Your table looks stunning! Happy December!

Re: O Stove Grate Christmas Trees...

Very cool! Happy December!


Re: Industrial Foundry Pattern Mirror

Very cool! I want it! :)


Re: Bejeweled Bouquets

I have seen the bouquets done with AlL jewels, but I love yours because I like greens and petals - so perfect combination!

Also love that you use beer bottles for containers...hmmmm, I am always looking for tablescape ideas and who doesn't love the deep brown tone of a beer bottle? :) Genius.

Thanks for sharing your ideas!


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



Re: Shoe Display

Great idea!


Re: File cabinet planter!

What a fabulous idea! Your planter turned out great!


Re: Architectural Wreckage Lamp

p.s. I wonder if the base of your lamp was the base of a flag pole?

Re: Architectural Wreckage Lamp

Love your lamp and the breezeway looks incredible! The picture is very cool (I'm all about history) and your home looks like a show place! Fabulous as always!


Re: Repurposed Upcycled Philco AM Radio & Turntable Clothes Hamper

I wonder if my teen boy had something this cool in his room if he'd put his dirty clothes in it rather than using his floor? I'm thinkin' so! Very cool, Brian!


Re: Before and After: Shangri-la Dresser

Seriously STUNNING. I will never get over how paint can change things. WOW. It's fabulous in white!



Nicely done!


Re: Reclaimed Gym Floorboards

Two thumbs up! Great repurpose!


Re: Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm

Are you kidding?! These are awesome!! They look like something you would pay big bucks for in a specialty decor shop. When you get tired of them, mail them my way - very, very cool!


Re: Atomic Biomorphic Yardstick Covered Coffee Table

Okay...so this is a VERY cool coffee table - wow! The yardstick colors are awesome, not to mention how neat the base is. Thanks for sharing your talents!


Re: Old Metal Ladder Turned Into a Storage Rack

Love it! Perfect for ANY room! Hope you are enjoying fall, Laurel!


Re: Mirror, Mirror on a Pedestal

Love what you've done here. I am so into industrial, anything round and the mirror reflects light and makes everything so cozy and welcoming. Lovely!


Re: A Conveyor Belt for Fall

Seriously?! I LOVE this. Totally something I would attempt. I'll be keeping my eyes out for a conveyor belt!! Woohoo!


Re: Water Spigot Necklaces

VERY fun! Ditto on the comments of everyone else too!


Re: Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

Very cool, Brian! Love the graphic look! Thanks for sharing,


Re: Collecting Treasures

Really gorgeous finds! What do you plan to do with all that great loot? Please share!


Re: Trash finds into Cottage Beach bath

Fantastic redo! Especially love the cabinet and your new sink - very nice job!!


Re: Just Caulk it for a little OoOo La Laaaaa

Jasmin - this is very cool! Looks like alot of work but so well worth it! Thanks for sharing your ideas!


Re: Curbside Trash Becomes Beachy Cute Desk

Bet your heart skipped a beat when you saw this curb side! Really like how you refreshed it!


Re: A Junker's Desk

Love your desk and all the fun, junky table top accessories that go perfectly with it!


Re: Revamp Old Chair

Lovely on all counts!


Re: Ladder Shelf

Susanne! Storage, plus the major cool factor = A+! This would be great solution for any bathroom (I'm thinking ideal for my son's little apartment/little bath). Could stack towels, tp, etc. FUN!
Thanks for sharing!


Re: Junk Trunk turned Vintage Beauty

You did a FANTASTIC job on this old trunk! It's a masterpiece...the distressed look, photo's, but when you embellished with burlap?! - that set it over the top! Am also enjoying your personality - it shines through on your projects. Excellent job!


Re: Vintage Burlap and Lace Wedding

Very lovely! Great job!


Re: Curbside raisin crate transformation .....

You did a really nice shabby on this crate - it looks perfect in your bath!


Re: Glass Insulators Get a Different Look

These are so fun! Love what you did with them and thanks for the step x step!


Re: Hog Farrowing Apron Planter Box

This is SO up my alley, that I think you should deliver it to my doorstep! Most iron/metal/tin things found on a farm can be turned into anything cool and this is just magic! LOVE.


Re: 8th Annual Autumn JunkFest & Flea Market

Anyone wishing to donate to this cause, please send your donation in care of: Kulsrud Band of Brothers Fund, Bremer Bank, PO Box 108, Carrington, ND 58421. The family and entire community appreciates your support!

Re: Thrifted Vintage Ruler Lamp

Fun lamp!! Good thinkin'!


Re: Quirky Decor

This is just plain COOL. :)


Re: Antique Western Bar "circ 1940 - 2012"

What a beauty!


Re: Pink P-Antlers Jewellery Display

This is funky-licious! The color is awesome and the save on the light fixture frame is great...you did a fab job on this putting this all together!


Re: Printer's drawer coffee table

Now that's what I call a repurpose! Lovin' your table!


Re: Photo Album for Baby

You did a great job with the vintage details on the album - very nice!


Re: Heavy Duty Desk Vice Grip

Great repurpose!


Re: Repurposed Victorian Ridge Caps

Just gotta say, these are very cool! You did a great job and they are quite the show pieces!


Re: Great Hanging Light from a Chicken Brooder.



Re: DIY Garden Urn Turned Coffee Table

LOVE your coffee table - it is gorgeous and looks perfect in the room...


Re: Happy Accidents...Shutter Project Gone Haywire

What a great story and ending project! I can totally relate to your mishap and love the way you still made this into a cool piece. Fun!


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

Sounds like Heaven! I see a road trip in my future! Have fun and congrat's!


Re: Getting Scrappy

Hey neighbor to the West! Congratulations to you in being selected as the newest JM contributor! Everyone loves your projects, and this one is no exception. Keep up the good work Becky!


Re: Wine box from pallet wood, spindle and tree branch vase

Love your trug! What a great use of various objects!


Re: Wine Rack

LOVE the wine rack - it looks perfect and doesn't take up alot of room as you've shown. Tell that skeptical hubby of yours to trust you - I always say that to mine and it took him a few months (putting up with my "crazy junk ideas"), but now he believes me! :)

Thanks for posting your projects!


Re: Coffee Sack Curtain

Am totally in love with burlap, and your kitchen curtain is adorable! Glad you kept the frayed edges too - perfect!


Re: Junk for Storage

Suzanne! Love all your projects...don't think I could pick out a favorite, they are all really neat!


Re: Today is Her Birthday! So Here's Her Pallet pleasing project.

Midge - I simply adore this creation of yours! A+ in my book! Goodluck in your new bridal adventure!


Re: Vintage Chevy Dealership Poster

Very cool, Jim, and that pile of emblems - wow! I can only imagine what you will come up with next! Fun post!


Re: Junk art coat hook wall? Yup!

You did a great job of "putting it all together"! Fantastic job there, girlie!



This is simply fantastic! I'd hang it in a bathroom for sure. Way to go - great eye!


Re: Superstar!

LOVE your star...it'll work sitting out at Christmas too - the chippy paint is to die for!


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

I am lovin' your ladder canopy...the colors of your room, bedding, wall, etc. is so serene! Thanks for sharing!


Re: All the Pretty Junk

I miss you, Candy, and all your fabulous junky ideas!!


Re: Paint Stir-er Flower...

You are a clever girl! Love this!


Re: Summer Garden Project!

Totally loving this, Lani! Thumbs up!


Re: Drink Up! CrAzY Bottle Collection

Got any that say North Dakota on them? I'm loving that Idaho bottle - funny!!


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

Love the marriage of the two pieces! Legs were definitely a must for this piece...and true to form, when the color doesn't work, paint it! :)


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

Woohoo! Cheers to all, especially to you, Sue! This site is a junkers paradise and 25,000 people agree...may it continue to grow like our love for JUNK!


Re: Fashionable Junk

Love this, Sue! Yep, your mind is always thinkin'!


Re: My version of garden art ...

I love your garden art! I've used things like this to hide unslightly meters hanging on the back of my house. Looks cool!


Re: Rusty door hinge Necklace

Beautiful as always!


Re: The PAINTED chair and JD Cabinet ala GypsyBarn style!

Love your work!


Re: Junk Gardening

LOVE all the galvanized pails! Looks lovely!


Re: Rockin Record Flowers

These are fun!


Re: Headboard, Footboard=Chalkboards



Re: Can anyone figure out what this butter dish was originally?

Totally agree with Millie- it looks like a faucet! No matter though, cause it's way COOL as a butter dish!!


Re: My Newest Addiction

These are ALL so fantastic...I'd keep the blue one too!


Re: Deck-orating...

So many great ideas, I couldn't pick just one! Everything looks so inviting and fun! Hope your summer is a great one.


Re: All Fans on Deck!

Lovely! Looks like the perfect spot to visit with friends. Love all your ideas, Lanette! Have a great summer!


Re: ladder made into pot rack

Love your ladder pot rack. I've always wanted to do this, but just can't bring myself to put holes in my cathedral ceiling. When I see this though, it makes me think I need to "go for it"!



This is just adorable! It would be perfect for a musical graduate to use at their party for cookies or cupcakes! I will definitely show this to a couple of my friends!


Re: From Picnic Table to Bench

Excellent job - adore the color!


Re: Repurposed Water Fountain with Old Galvanized & Silverplate Parts

Brian, this is so neat - I just love it! It would look so great in anyone's backyard! Great job,


Re: More Junk Decor

Totally love your mantel! You have it decked out to perfection. Have fun decorating it for all the seasons; I have a faux fireplace in our dining room and boy, it's my favorite thing to decorate!


Re: Old sink turned planter

I agree with Sandyrae - totally love old sinks...this looks great in your garden!


Re: My new upcycled ceiling light fixture



Re: Mannequin



Re: Chalkboard from the side of an old dresser.

This is so adorable - love it!


Re: Hardware Butterflies

Adorable Laurel! What's the deal with our LOVE for metal these days?! :)


Re: My Hunky Chunky Coffee Table

Sweet Melissa! Happy feature to you! You definitely deserve it - this "new" coffee table is superb! Fab work as always,


Re: Antique Crate Island Rack

Gorgeous!! This is a kitchen I would love to be in 24/7! Thanks for sharing and happy feature to you!


Re: Make a branch handled tray

Donna! Love your darling tray! Your instructions are great and the pictures are amazing.


Re: Before and After sideboard

Is it alright to say holy crap?! I mean holy crap this looks awesome!! (Hope you know what I meant!) The before and after is unreal - you are right, it is a beauty!


Re: Repurposed Items Used for Washi Tape Dispenser Boxes

Brian - these are very cool! Love the colors and the yardstick addition is a great touch - neat!


Re: Medieval Wheelbarrow Made of Junk

This is just great! Well done!


Re: Potting Bench from Galvanized Drawers

This is an excellent post! You did a fantastic job making this potting bench all the way around...drawers, wood color, etc. Genius!


Re: Drawer Chalkboard

Hey, I love this idea - very cool! Could be used for so many things - thanks for sharing!


Re: Re-claimed pallet/cafe table

I've seen alot of pallet ideas, but your table is one of my favorites...I love that you kept it in its natural wood state! Very nice!


Re: pocket watch necklaces

These are very cool!


Re: score! 1920's gas station light

You lucky girl! What a fantastic find - it looks heavy! It appears with that adrenaline rush, you had no problem throwing it in your vehicle though - love it!


Re: Garden Gazebo

Wait just a minute! I think I need this much more than Sue! Haul this baby to North Dakota(my yard)ASAP!...it's closer than hauling to Springfield! LOVE IT!


Re: Rusty Little Shoes

Just had to add something...how dang cute would these be at a ladies luncheon or a bridal shower tablescape, etc??? You are so smart Ms. Laurel!


Re: junk swap

Looks like alot of great junk!


Re: Potting Bench

Sooo nice - great job!


Re: Cubbie Table

Fun! I could use this a million ways in my house! Let me know if you get tired of it! :)


Re: Texas Planters

Love your planter cowboy boots! How much fun would they be as decor at an outdoor wedding in the country?! FUN!


Re: Rusty Little Shoes

Rust...with class!! Awesome! I can see why they all sold. How fun!


Re: Old Frames and Old Photos

Absolutely ADORE this project of yours - turned out great! I will most likely be copying your idea! Thumbs up!


Re: Shabby Little Door Table

This is fabulous! I adore old doors and this project using yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing!


Re: Pallet Patina

I think we need to call you the patina Queen! Great job!


Re: Turning stairs into a TV stand

I'm on the same boat as everyone else - great table!


Re: Upcycled Student Room Accessories

Brian - LOVIN' this room! I have two sons and even they would think it's cool!


Re: Mini metal box pendants with vintage gems!

Very special and oh, so cool! Happy Anniversary!


Re: Filigree Oval Necklace with Crystal Components

Very lovely, Cassie!


Re: Happy Easter to All!

Very Pretty! I'm a little late in commenting, but these would be adorable as little May baskets too - so sweet!


Re: Yardstick & Galvanized Wash Tub Base Side Table

LOVE your table! Pure genius!


Re: JUNKMARKET Tablescapes - Twin Cities Live Video

Too fun! Great ideas, Sue! You did a great job!


Re: Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Lani, I LOVE these books - totally cool and I would have done the exact same thing with them! Geez, aren't you tempted to take out some of those cool pages and use them in other ways? Framed, as placemats, etc?! When you get tired of them, let me know!!


Re: Paint a chalkboard on textured wall, framed with pallet wood

Totally COOL! Great job and it looks fantastic!


Re: Side table sanded a bit

I've got a table similar to this, but mine has a thick, heavy stain and 800 coats of poly, so haven't wanted to tackle it yet. Your distressing and paint job make me think I need to get working on mine! Very neat!


Re: A New Life for an Old Thermos and Jar

So pretty! Lovely transformations!


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

Total thumbs up on this post, Jim! Great photo's and work on all your signs, etc. Don't think there's a junkie out there who doesn't love numbers!


Re: Salvaged Cabinet

Absolutely great! I love you had a little help from your dad! Sweet!


Re: Industrial Lamps



Re: Colorful Pallet

Love the colors and the distressing you did is great!


Re: Burlap Coffee Bean Headboard

Very cool headboard, but then again I adore ANYTHING with covered in burlap!


Re: Vintage Number Bottles

Hi there, woman, and welcome to JMS! So glad to see you are now posting...love these bottles! Hope to see more of your great finds!


Re: Upcycled Vintage Canvas Bin Side Table

OMG! This is a terrific table! I adore the canvas bin and using it like you did is genius!


p.s. can you tell I LOVE it?! :)

Re: Light it Up

What a neat idea to put the can in the middle of the lamp stand! Very creative!


Re: Baubles and Bling

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Welcome to JMS!


Re: Bathroom Remodel - Floating Suitcase Shelf

Hey Junk Angel, I just love your suitcase shelf! The color is perfect and looks fab with your color choice of towels! :)


Re: Vintage Bobbin Necklace

You did a great job on this! Totally love it!


Re: Repurposed Vintage Card Display

Very neat holder for your Valentines! Would be neat to hold Christmas photo's during the holidays and then old pictures the rest of the year. Have fun with this!


Re: Repurposed Metal Shelf and Display Board

Yes! A fabulous repurpose! Love its new use and the color is perfect-o!


Re: Holiday Mantel

Hey Dirt road junker...I found the large ones at Target; small ones at TJ Maxx....

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

Awwww! Loving industrial too but your home looks like the perfect fit for it! Gorgeous junk, gorgeous post!


Re: Got Junk in Your Trunk?

Thumbs up on this repurpose - great job!


Re: Trunk Table

Darling table!


Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

What fabulous junky/vintage elements you have throughout your kitchen! Love every single one of them! I am not surprised how organized it is - all your great storage ideas make me smile! Awesome, girlfriend!


Re: Upcycled Primitive Coat Rack

Very cool, Brian! Love all the mixes together, especially the vintage measuring sticks.


Re: Vintage Storage Chest

So pretty! Looks great in your space!


Re: Dress Form from old mail bag

This is truly unique - love it! You did a great job with this dress form and spot-on when placing the graphics! Excellent job!


Re: Timebomb Shaker Clock Birdhouse & Elevated Teapot Birdhouse

Oh my gosh, I can't decide which one I like better! They would both look great in my back yard (hint, hint)!


Re: Door/Entryway table

Yes, I think hanging a mirror and layering it with wreath over the mirror would look awesome...have fun with your old door!


Re: An Easy Nature Inspired Winter Garland

So lovely! Just so pretty and simple too, Donna! Can't decide which idea/photo I like better?!


Re: Going Authentic

Love your post - so true, so true!


Re: Altered Ironstone

Totally loving your post! The stamp and the color of it on those white dishes is stunning! Thanks for sharing!


Re: Welcome Velkommen

Love your window, Marge! I have a Cricut machine but haven't tried this yet.


Re: Can you feel the islands?

It is now unrecognizable from the original piece - holy buckets! The colors you picked are so fun! Very cool!



Man, oh man! Makes my heart skip a beat just looking at your great stash of junk! Please share whatever you do with it all!


Re: Scrap Scarf....made from the ornaments off my Bedspring Christmas Tree

Totally love your new scarf! It will go with anything you wear! Awesome!



I LOVE repurposed items and yours is great! My only thought for this would be to show a little more of those awesome handles! So glad this didn't end up in the land fill!

Happy 2012 to you!


Re: Writing Desk Rescue

Great save! Great story!


Re: Repurposed Surveyor Tripod Lamp

This looks like a very expensive lamp out of Pottery Barn! Nice job!


Re: Closet Curtain

Very clever! I think we need to see your entire home...looks like it is filled with junky goodness!


Re: Garden Gate Valance

What a great idea - and pretty too! Again, thanks for sharing your ideas!


Re: Junky Pendant Lamp

What a terrific junky lamp - right up my alley! I bet you get a ton of comments on it. Thanks for sharing!


Re: Hockey Mom Charm Necklace

Love your necklace...and the "C" is a perfect addition for his name and the cross is a must. I would wear this 24/7! My oldest son is a golfer and my younger one is in football...you got my mind thinking now! Thanks for sharing!


Re: January Wreath Change-up

Happy January!

To answer your question, SantaClaus, no, the jar isn't glued on to the wheels. Not sure what the casters would have held, but the jar fits perfectly on it - no chance of it falling off so safe to light. Like I mentioned, I bought it at JunkFest 2011! It was a "must have" item!


Re: JMS Member Review 2011

Excellent choices! The talent posted on JMStyle is remarkable! Hoping everyone has a junk-filled Happy 2012!


Re: Vintage Glitter Bells

Sooo pretty - I love anything that's been in the family and has meaning...

Merry Christmas!


Re: "Suit" yourself...I still believe in Santa!

Great Santa display for Christmas!


Re: Starry night Necklace



Re: Vintage suitcases for Christmas

Very cool painting! Wow, always envious of people who can paint...bet it's all free hand too. Love this on the old suitcase. Who doesn't like an old suitcase?

Merry Christmas to you!


Re: High School Varsity Letter Pillows

Maybe I should do this with my over 30 year old school jacket since it's not even close to fitting me anymore! Great idea - great GIFT idea! Totally cool.


Re: "Gettin' twiggy with it"

This looks very fun! Way to go on finding the fabric on sale too :)


Re: Glammed up lamp shade...

This looks so great! Love the touch of the jewels!

Merry Christmas!


Re: Christmas Eve Lamp

Another lamp masterpiece! I especially love the shade and the birch is super!

Have a great Christmas! Look forward to seeing more of your creations in the New Year!


Re: Wreath Holder

How fun! It's unexpected and perfect on your porch!

Merry Christmas!

Re: Oh Christmas Trees, Oh Christmas Trees...

Looks like a memory tree to me - how lovely for Christmas! Great job!


Re: Our Kitchen Island Transformation

So impressive! You posted it on the right site to give others inspiration - great job!


Re: Junk Swap 2011

I think your display is great! Wonderful junky and rusty items. I had to chuckle with your branch on the ground comment...I drag them home also! :) Merry Christmas!


p.s. it looks great against the white wall

Re: Vintage Fringe Tree

This is very adorable! Thanks for sharing!


Re: Christmas Bells

Suzanne! This is adorable! I have a few of these in the shed and couldn't think of an idea for them...fabulous! Thanks for sharing with everyone.


Re: Holiday Mantel

Cassie! So what date in December is the most important one we look forward to?! Christmas Day!! :) You would have figured it out eventually...


Re: Farmers Daughter Desk

This is so great! I would love this in my computer room. You definitely deserve an A+ for this one!


Re: Two Upcycled Bird Feeders

I absolutely love anything dealing with a vehicle license plate! Very cool indeed!


Re: Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Cassie - just beautiful! How fun it will be to wear during the holidays!


Re: Bridge in the backyard.

These are seriously awesome!! Very, very cool - great job!


Re: Chandelier under the pergola

I ADORE projects like these - bet they look stunning at night with the candles lit! :)


Re: Shell to Full Fugure

Love what you used to covered her! I wouldn't put a stitch of clothes on her now - she's adorable!


Re: Redesigned Christmas Ornaments

Gosh, you go girl! Very creative and the end results are fab!


Re: Old Window

Just lovely with all it's crustiness! So pretty!


Re: Old rake into a wreath

I'm with Jim - I love old rakes...sled's, skates, skiis, etc...anything old and crusty can be decked out for the holidays! Thanks so much for posting your transformation!


Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

Lani - this is just outstanding! GORGEOUS. Since we put sprinklers in our lawn, now I can't put anything cool in my yard, like a gazebo...I am anxious to see what you do with this in the summer!


Re: Vintage wine storage

Love this "marriage" of the two pieces! I would love this in my house!


Re: Hand designed paper Christmas clips

Very pretty - I can just imagine the entire tree covered in these. Happy Holidays!


Re: Vanity Seat Makeover with Coffee Sack

Very nice - love it!


Re: Fabric Rosette Brooches

These are gorgeous! I'd pin these to my coats and hats! Love!


Re: ~*~Holiday Junque Tablescape~*~

Beautiful! LOVE your comment about "no room for the food!" Funny! I know EXACTLY what you mean because this is a reality at my house every single holiday! You did a great job!


Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

This is just magnificent, Jim! Totally cool and may I say probably my favorite lamp you have done so far! Awesome vision...hope your enjoying the holiday season!


Re: Vintage photo pillows

What a great gift for someone for Christmas! Love!

Re: Tub Settee

Wow! The tub is amazing but your cushions make it oh, so cozy looking!


Re: Bird Cage Stand and Chandelier Hat and Scarf Display

Hey, I know you are using this as a display piece, but how fun would this be outside at a wedding and/or reception lighting up the evening, or just out on a deck for a party - LOVE IT! THUMBS UP!


Re: Bed Spring Christmas Tree

This is so darn cute - good thinkin'!


Re: Bike Rim Wreath

Hey girl! You and I both appear to have wreath issues - ha! (I have yet another wreath post to put on this site). Are people gonna be sick of us by December 25th?! Oh, well!

Love ALL your ideas - you do a beautiful job! Now...gotta find me a bike rim! :)


Re: Barrel Top Tray

There have sure been some neat tablescapes posted on this site lately, and yours is no exception! Love all things nature, and your pop of red is perfect! Good job!


Re: Candle Logs

You did a great job on your centerpiece - love everything about it!


Re: Forest Glam DIY

So pretty! Love it!


Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

Bravo Tammy! I love me a festive tablescape, and yours is great with the addition of the sled and greens, etc. The burlap tablecloth placed as you did is perfect. The chandelier goes without saying - it's gorgeous!! Congrats to you as a new contributor - yeah!


Re: Old metal box comes to life

You did a great job on this metal box...love it! Since you are decorating for Christmas, open it up and put a tree in it!


Re: There's a sawhorse on my mantel...

Love your out-of-the-box mantel! I have two in my house, and I am always changing them up too. Love the upside down saw horse! Very unique! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your son!


Re: Christmas Table Arrangements

Love what you've done here! Looks like it would be easy to pick up and move if you needed to use the tabletop. The colors look great and put me in the mood for Christmas! The day after Thanksgiving mine Christmas decor is coming out!


Re: My New Wall decor

I love a great "deal" myself! All the colors really came together great and your displaying is very nice. Thanks for sharing your goodies!


Re: salvage windmill base floor lamp

VERY cool! Perfect as a lamp, perfect amount of rust, perfect shade - perfect!


Re: A gutsy wheelbarrow coffee table

I love it, Donna! Love the color of the wood and the fact of magazine storage- great! I am working on a new coffee table myself and am loving the industrial look of it so far. Will share soon...

Re: Pulley Clock Hanger

I adore this! Thanks for sharing!

Re: My $6, 30 minute Christmas Wreath

I am a wreath LOVER for every season and holiday imaginable! Yours is very pretty and elegant looking - good job!

Re: Our trip around the Bay

Maps are just so cool, aren't they? I especially like the colors of yours. Looks great in the frame!

Re: Junk Store Table

Love your little table! You distressed it perfectly!

Re: The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser

Very, very nice! Love it!

Re: Christmas in a Can-ister...

Lovely! Who wouldn't want one?

Re: Rustic Garden Chandy

Very cool and it appears you have the perfect spot for it! Thanks for sharing!


Re: From Metal File Holder to Picture Holder

Lanette - I totally agree! I am proud where and who I came from and love displaying photo's of past generations in my home! This project sure came together well for you and the industrial look of it is perfection!


Re: A Special Gift


Re: This Project Is A Gas

OVER THE TOP girl!! I bet when Jim Healy sees this he is going to freak out! Bet both my teenage boys would LOVE this in their rooms, and they don't think junk is cool..!


Re: Not sure what it is called..

Oh my, I would have bought it too - awesome! If it's not too heavy, you could hang a wreath from it on a wall(so the wreath hangs below it). Or, if it's too heavy hang it from an old door. Fabulous find!


Re: Bottle opener candle sconces?

Aren't you lucky! I have one of these too and I wonder if a person could hang them on the wall? I could see them in a bathroom...sorry to ramble! I love the color of yours!


Re: Candle Holder 101

This is really GORGEOUS. I could see this in my bathroom, so when you get tired of it... :)


Re: ~Happy Mother's Day~

Flippin' adorable! Love it, as always!


Re: Kitchen Chalk Board

I thought I already commented, but I guess not!! I really LOVE this. Great thinking - the utensils look perfect!


Re: Massey Ferguson Tractor Grill Side Table

Love it!


Re: Rusty Canning Cooker Planter

Right on! Many people can't visualize what they would do with a great piece and you showed them - excellent job!


Re: Another Simple Spring Wreath

Great textures, so pretty! I have met my match in the wreath loving department! ha!


Re: "Wining Allowed!"

Love your wine bottle holding corbels! Great idea! I was going to post yet ANOTHER wine holder idea here myself, but wondering if I've posted too many wine accessory/holder ideas!? Now I realize I think people are loving these ideas! ha!

p.s. your entire set up is amazing!


Re: "Sweet" Spring Wreath...

"Sweet" is the right word here - just like you. This is very cute.

I'm finally digging out some spring decor myself. Decided I need to figure out some new ideas so to the garage I go! Happy Spring!


Re: What's missing?.....The REST of the story

Way to be thinking! Love this, plus it's so much cuter shorter anyway! Good job woman!


Re: Seeing Angels...

Aren't you a clever girl! I especially like the ones with the rusty hinges!


Re: saved!

WOW! You did an amazing job on the recovery of this piece!


Re: Seamstress Bracelet

This bracelet is stinking ADORABLE!! Love your creativity!


Re: Sewing Seeds in My Rustic Garden

This is SO CUTE. My good friend who quilts and sews would LOVE this idea for her front yard. Thanks for sharing your fun idea!


Re: Junky Old Memo Board

I really need to make myself one of these - love this! Many have posted memo boards on this site, but yours is one of my favorites!


Re: Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

This is yet another lovely vignette! Those numbers inside the frame are PERFECT-O! Looks like it was just made to go together! Everything else ties in just beautifully. Now I just need Funky Junk Donna to make me a sign that looks like those numbers and I'll have it made! :)


Re: Wine glass holder

Georgia, you hit the nail on the head. Those spacers are awesome and I know many of you agree!

Sometimes I wonder if my ideas are "too out there"? (Okay, seriously I ALWAYS wonder that!) But, I want to thank you all for commenting and for seeing the beauty in junk items as I do. Repurposing has almost become an obsession for me. I'm thrilled to hear some of you will be digging items out like these from your stashes to use! That's what this site is all about!


Re: Wire Basket Chandelier

This is really a gorgeous, magazine cover photo! The basket and candles are lovely! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tablescape.


Re: Belted Bulletin Board

Saw this on your blog and I just gotta say it is one of my favorite things I've seen lately! It looks very Pottery Barnish!! Excellent job girl!


Re: Lamp Turned Table


Re: Special find!!

Lucky you! Don't you love it when that happens?!!


Re: Waiting for spring!

Aren't you the clever girl today? I love this! I think everyone is in the mood for spring, spring flowers and containers. Thanks for sharing Noreen!


Re: Frame the frame

I love the way you think! Especially #3...I'd have many places I could hang that one. Lovely!


Re: Vintage grain elevator bins / wall pockets

I am totally in love with these grain bins! I've always thought they'd be perfect in a bathroom. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.


Re: All hands on the Bedframe

You did a very nice job putting all this together. Who wouldn't love this for displaying jewelry?


Re: Junkin up your love....?

Just awesome Cassie! Love it!


Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

Again, love what you've done here! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!


Re: Puts a spring in my step when I enter my house

I just love your crib spring and what you've done with it! I have one just like it and have used mine in a zillion different ways. Check out my post I did over Christmas.


Re: Slightly Sophisticated Coop Lighting

FUN! You're just being a smarty-pants now! Ha! I'm digging this galvanized piece of farm junk turned lamp creation...it is splendid.

I am totally feeling your pain regarding the snow situation! It's a crazy thing what our minds can think up when we are snowbound. Stay tuned.


Re: New life for this GREAT chair:)

I love your new chair! The details of it are spot on - I would not have been able to pass it up either. Chairs are that great piece of furniture that can add so much to any room and you did a great job in restyling yours!! Love the shabby paint job and that seat was a genius idea!


Re: Copper Tray - Saved

I gotta tell you I saw a picture of the great chef Paula Deen in her kitchen, and she had this exact tray hanging on her stove! What a wonderful, perfectly worn treasure you have here!


Re: What's your number?

Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm not much of a builder, but I thought this cute box would work so great as a coffee table, so the added "legs" were the ticket. The top was way too boring for me, and I think the numbers just added the right "touch".

Re: "Springy" Flowers...

Laurel - these are so adorable! Love the use of the egg separators! Genius!

Spring can't come any too soon for us, huh?!


Re: Billy's "Do Over Deco" Part 5

Love the fact you didn't throw this board away and made something useful with it! (Isn't it grand how we junkers are saving the landfills?!) This would look great in an entryway or bathroom.


Re: Need a tray? Use a door!

Donna - I love this idea and a let's face it, a tray can be used for a zillion things and in any room - awesome!


Re: From garage to grandeur!!

Good eye for this great piece! It looks awesome in it's new home!


Re: Antique Door turned charging station

This is really and great idea and and it LOOKS cool. We are continually misplace our phone chargers and this would eliminate that!


Re: Christmas ornament - REPURPOSED

Cool idea, and the moss is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!


Re: Farm Junque

Well, whatever it is, it's a cool looking piece! (If on it's side, would it hold the neck of wine bottles?) I would be trying to figure out a repurpose, but you are right, it looks great as art!


Re: Hot Dish!

Becky, this is a really great idea! Any kind of fabric would look neat, but I am on the same page as you and love the burlap! Excellent job, woman!


Re: Grain Scoop Vase

Happy New Year, Jim - this entire sconce looks just awesome. Your painting and distressing skills are unreal. No one does it better than you! Of course I love anything related to a farm and the grain scoop is just cool.

The DIY mercury glass project is amazing! You make it look so easy although I'm sure mine would never turn out looking this great. Absolutely love it!


Re: Spindle Lamp

LOL! Love your "Design Tip of the Day"! Hilarious! Love the lamp, of course. You're definitely the Lamp King, so keep 'em coming!


Re: Blizzard Boredom

Looks very festive! Your photo looks like a postcard!


Re: Christmas Mantel

I love cardinals too, they always make me smile. The Cardinal bird was my high school mascot many moons ago, as well as my kids'. They are colorful, cheery and they really make your mantel look great! That picture is gorgeous.


Re: Locker Basket Stocking Holder

I am so loving this idea! I am a sucker for locker baskets indeed! I have a few in my garage that'll be coming in the house for Christmas...you have me thinking now!


Re: Upcycled festive mirror, made from the left behinds

Very lovely!


Re: Tis the Season....

Very heart warming Rustydiva! I'm sure it will be very appreciated by the family who receives it!


Re: Meant For Me???

You know I love this! Anything to do with wine, hey, I'm with ya! Happy December!


Re: Junk for Entertaining...

Totally cool idea. I adore junkin' up my table and this is right up my alley! Love it as always!


Re: Wired---------[=

This is just stinkin' neat. I think it would look better in my house than yours though, so ship it on over! :)


Re: Otten Bros. Garden Center and Landscaping Open House and 2010 Holiday Season

Everything looks so festive and lovely! I ADORE the bottles of wine in the reel - OMG that is a cool idea! What a great conversation piece at a party!


Re: Industrial Ambiance

Unique, cool, amazing...the way I see it, it's a perfect member feature! Great job Cassie!

- Andrea

Re: A Simple Grate for some Great Vintage Photos

OR hang Christmas balls from it or X'mas cards...oh boy. Sorry...I'll shut up now!!!!


Re: Is It A Door....or a Bench?

These would be perfect on a porch. Looks like they were from a church or perhaps a school? What a great find! Have fun with them!


Re: Rust is the Perfect Fall Color

I am so loving all your cool rusty junky things!!! That car jack is to die for, as well as the last picture...it doesn't matter what it was - it is cool just the way it is! AND the hindge is fabulous and has a great meaning to you which I love. It means so much more when there's a meaning behind an item.

Thanks for sharing! I think you live in ND if I'm not mistaken. We need to get together and do some serious junking girl!


Re: Tool tote for the table

Very fun Donna! What Junk Girl doesn't love a tote? Probably because they can be used in a zillion ways...as you've done here. Gorgeous pics too!


Re: A Simple Grate for some Great Vintage Photos

This is right up my alley! Would have been fun to use for my son's graduation party to hang pics from!

You GOTTA use this on your dining room table at Christmas time and hang mini wreaths from it or glass holders with FRESH greens in them...both sides! LOVE!


Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry for AA/JMS

Gorgeous woman! Thanks for sharing with us!


Re: A New Wave of Junk

This is great - I love it!

Re: "Treats" For My Windows...

Laurel - These are all great - like all your posts! Keep the great ideas coming!

Re: Spooktacular Halloween

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

Love this, Lani! Would be great at a party or just display as you've shown. Love your pics.

p.s. I am enjoying the scale I bought from you!

Re: I'll grind your bones...


Re: lancaster forge blower

This is very cool! I would wash it up, spray with poly and put it in my bathroom. I'd use it for hanging a towel on. Only one though, so its coolness doesn't get covered up! LOVE!


Re: Etch yourself some Polka Dots!

These are SO adorable Missy, I love them to death! Anything vintage + polka dots = FAB JUNK! Perfect-"o"! :)


Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

Wow! What I like about this piece is the fact it's big, yet isn't so massive. Fits perfect on that wall! Of course the shabbiness of it is totally cool. Thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: I Broke One Of My Favorite Vintage Flower Pots

When life hands you lemons...only a junker knows what to do! Love your imagination!


Re: Rusty metal thing

Love your rusty thing all dolled up for the 4th! That flag is really neat too. Have a great holiday weekend!


Re: Vintage Gears turned candle holders

Sigh. Love! I see the base for a lovely tablescape in the making!


Re: Playing Outside...

I am beginning to think we were twin sisters in a former life! I LOVE the bench with the springs - to die for! I have a similar deal I will be posting soon but I am going another direction with it. Stay tuned.

Your yard looks awesome and all your junky items filled with flowers - stunning!

Love your posts! Andrea

Re: A new kitchen light

Awesome...really awesome!


Re: Chalkboard Door

Wow, you really transformed this otherwise plain door! The chalkboard was a great idea, and your embellishments make it outstanding! Love it!


Re: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

Really love all your mirrors and how you use them, Lanette! You have some really neat ones - thanks for sharing them with all of us!


Re: LOVING summer break!!

Marie, the wooden table transformation is a fab refresh! Even though I'm all for painting, it is nice to see a wooden piece stay that way. I also love the metal cabinet in the last picture...adorable!


Re: Grrrr-ates!!!

How happy to see I am not the only person who decorates with like, 80 grates! ha! Very cool, Laurel. I especially like the ones with your kids' photo's and the cool entertaining spread! Thanks for sharing!


Re: Parts Box Planters

These are just stinking cute filled with plants - love it!


Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry - Heading to Cali for the Week-end

Wow! So many gorgeous pieces Gretchen! See you soon!


Re: Vintage Silver Spoon Napkin Ring

I absolutely LOVE these! They'd look terrific with any tablescape! Andrea

Re: Junky Centerpiece Inspired by ND Junk Girl

Inspiration from me?! You are funny! We girls from the upper Midwest just think alike, that's all!

Don't you just love centerpieces? Mine change dang near weekly at my house! I am so diggin' yours too. You need to add all the pics you have on your blog here though. I am in love with your #8!


Re: Minnesota or Bust...or so the sign says...

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock...those little guys are SCREAMING my name!! Kathy...can hardly wait to meet you and Candy. Just counting the minutes! (No pun intended!)

Marie, Lezlee and others...hop on planes girls, we'll meet up with you all in Minnesota!

Andrea & the rest of the JunkFest girls!

Re: My Swap Project 9 & 10 - Bluebucket

I love what you did with the metal feeders/candle holders - adorable! Looks like the majority as ruled...no paintin' them, huh?


Re: I flipped over a Christmas tree stand -- literally!

Great idea! Andrea

Re: World Map Table

Are you kidding? This is great! I LOVE it! I saw on a decorating show this weekend where they put river rocks and candles in something similar to this and it looked so cool. Or throw some interesting old books under that glass for with old photo's scattering here and there...very cool! Andrea

Re: Looking for inspiration for a few items?

My, what goodies you have here! Well, I would use the cans for a summer party. After you clean and poly I'd definitely hang the 3 small ones on the big one and sit right in the middle of the table. For sure stencil a random number on each one. I'd use them to hold the silverware and napkins. I'd use the large one for holding ice and drinks. Since there are holes you've have to place another container inside and then fill with ice. Yeah, I'd probably stencil a number on the big one too! You could also fill the large one with flowers. Re-post soon and let us know what you come up with!


Re: Tick-Tock Table

Becky I love this! ADORABLE! The numbers on that spool top are the perfect added touch!

Happy Day! Andrea


OMG I love repurposed junk and this is A+...I mean really, really cool!


Re: Built-In Desk Nook

The desk is FAB! You crack me up with the "brass nightmare" statement! Ha! But, look how grand that chandy looks now! Bravo!


Re: Oak Harvest Table and Window Curio Cupboard

LOVE that cupboard...can't wait to see it all at the sale!


Re: Junk Swap

How cool to have all your neat junk arrive in a SUITCASE!! FUN. Carla sounds like one awesome junk girl to me!


Re: Tennis Racket Frames

I am so impressed with this post! LOVE IT. The frames are cool as well as the prints. Who wouldn't love this?


Re: Junk-displayed photographs

Hey! Livingonjunktime: yes, after a good cleaning, a nice spray of satin poly is used on rusty items. Glad to see I'm not the only one who loves old farm machinery. It has to be one of my favorite things! Thank you for all the nice comments on this post. I do think the receipt holder on the old lamp base is probably one of the favorite photo display pieces I have...well, for now anyway - ha! Thanks again, everyone! Andrea

Re: "Shift Key" Necklace

Oh. My. God. I PRAY you mail this to me...!


Re: From Fireplace to Mantle!

Seriously...so dang neat! I would have bought these in a second! Sigh.


Re: Words on Vintage Maps

Bluejean...I am LOVING this idea. Oh, the brain is turning now! Andrea

Re: Laundry room curtains.

This is an adorable idea...and the dresses were yours? Neat!I could see this in a little girls room! So cute.


Re: Late Bloomers...

Laurel, these are really neat and your pictures are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!


Re: Disk Spacers Re purposed

Hello, Gretchen! Well, you know I love these babies since they are farm related and oh, so rusty! Great post girlie!

Re: Some more clock projects

Fab clocks! You did a super paint job...love the distressing and colors! Andrea

Re: Drawer-A-Holic

Beautiful color on the drawer...and the mason jars are a perfect filler for it. I am in love with drawers myself, as evidently are many others on this site! Andrea


Gorgeous again, Janis!!

Hey, I am so lovin' the cool fish tanks posted by some of you gals...and how many zillion have I walked by in thrift stores? Geesh.

Re: Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!

Awesome table Midge! It could go in any room of the house! Gosh, I just love metal, rust and glass together. Sigh.


Re: What To Do With A Thing-a-ma-jig

Gosh, I wonder what that thing came off from or what it used to be? Actually, it doesn't matter - what you did with it is what matters - it's adorable! The picture and embellishments make it a one-of-a-kind piece! Andrea

Re: Photo "Opp"...

Hey girl! Congrats on the new contributor status! I am not surprised in the least bit; I have loved your style and your creativity of junk ideas ever since your very first post!

Of course this post is no exception! I am very sentimental when it comes to displaying pictures of past and present family members. I love this idea and I know you'll keep posting great ideas for us all to enjoy!


Re: Before and After Chair Makeover

I'm always amazed how paint and fabric can change a piece - you and your mom did a great job on this chair!

Re: Panel Door Headboard

Very nice! I love the colors you've used in this room!


Very cool! Of course I vote for the cloche idea - you can't go wrong! Andrea


These are SO neat. I can't believe you didn't get more comments! I think these would sell like hot cakes if you sold them.


Re: It's "time" for spring...and cloches!

I am really honored for the mention of my cloche post, Lani! I am only sorry I am so late in telling you that. YOUR cloche inspiration has rubbed off on many of us on this site! Have a great New Year everyone!


Re: Silver pitcher

Marie...I just LOVE this pitcher and the added necklace is just perfect for it! Aren't thrift stores the best?! Happy New Year to you! Andrea

Re: briefcase organizer and a pie

Love all your ideas, but your shutter is just the most wonderful, chippy, perfect memo board I've ever seen - adorable!

Re: lamp my brother found in a dumpster

Another save from the land fill! I am loving the dumpster diving stuff you are sharing...unreal! Wow...I evidently live in the wrong state! (I see you are from neighboring Minnesota!)

Re: cast iron vase

No way! Found in a dumpster?! I lust after these urns and have never taken the plunge and forked out the usually large $$ for one. You are one lucky guy! Andrea

Re: Storage Solutions

Hey, love these but then used for storage makes them even better! (Yeah, all my Christmas wrapping is under my bed!) Thanks for sharing your ideas. Happy New Year! Andrea

Re: Copper Pipe Dining Room Table

Holy crap-ola! Oops...that just slipped out! This table and chairs make my mouth water! What junk lover wouldn't think this is the coolest table set like...ever?! :) Happy New Year to you Jim!


Re: CafeTable ala Vintage Galvanized Door

Jenny - OMG I just love this table...I am a rust and patina freak if there ever was one! Happy New Year to you! Andrea

Re: "Just what the Junker ordered"

Holy buckets! Wow, you are one lucky girl! Andrea

Re: And the Stockings Were Hung...

This is crazy...I just brought in two old iron headboards from my garage and decked them out for Christmas! One's in the living room and one in the dining room. This is getting a little scary how much we think alike - LOL! I just LOVE iron headboards!

I love the comment of your little one regarding the ornaments...hung on the branch ends "so everyone can see them mom"...that is adorable! I used to put the wooden and unbreakable ornaments at the bottom too and I never knew where I'd find Thomas the Tank Engine or Barney from day to day! Fun times!

Hope you have a great Christmas! Andrea


Janis, you're just so classy! I love these! Beautiful "junk" as always! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Andrea

Re: A Traveler's Bag from Christmases Past

This is a great idea for showing off some oldies but goodies! My mother-in-law was a smart woman and kept all the old books my husband had as a child and a suitcase is a great idea for displaying them! Thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: I Love Christmas

Lovin' all your Christmas treasures! It is the most wonderful time of the year! I love your cloche, the old ornaments and in the last picture...everything! I've got a little red chair like that which belonged to my mother-in-law. Her old doll and the chair sit under our tree every year. Have a great Christmas! Andrea

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone! Sharing Our House With You

I'm loving all your old stuff...that's the best kind of junk, in my opinion! Andrea

Re: Old Tree Stand Candle Holder

Hey, this is such a neat idea - I love old Christmas tree stands and yours has a wonderful patina! Thanks for sharing, Andrea

Re: Farm Junk Recycled

This is something I would come up with; are you my long-lost sister?! ha! I love rusty shaped pieces and finding a new purpose for them. This looks SO awesome - thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: I love GLITTER!!!!

These are SO pretty! I agree with you, the shape of these candlesticks are awesome! I think we should all buy stock in the glitter company! Woohoo! Andrea


Simply gorgeous! You are so lucky to find such grand trophies! Andrea

Re: A "Light Bulb" Moment...

You're KILLING me!! This is SO COOL! I have one of the these lamps in my garage collecting dust as we speak...what a grand idea and the embellishments are PERFECT! Wow, do we have the same taste or what? Too dang crazy! Andrea

Re: Picking up a Little Christmas Cheer...

Awesome bucket! This will be a fun one to leave out all winter long...the greens, ribbon, berries and skates just make it so FUN! Thanks for sharing, Andrea

Re: Art with Architecture

Very nice! Love everything you come up with! Andrea

Re: Hope Inside...

Hey Laurel! This is just adorable - I love it! I am in love with old bed springs to begin with and always looking for a new way to use them. I am not surprised this is your post since you are so creative! AND, of course I love the sheet music :)! Andrea

Re: Funky Sweater Purse

I am loving this purse! Adorable! I bet you get alot of compliments on it when you're out shopping! Thanks for sharing...Andrea

Re: It's Getting Frosty Outside

Jim, I am lovin' the skates - they are way too cool! This whole set up you have here would be an awesome centerpiece - just add wine and appetizers and you'd be all set! Andrea


Alice - your cloches all look just beautiful decked out for Christmas! I think I need to buy more! Ha! Andrea

Re: Christmas on the front porch

Love what you did here - it all looks really nice against the brick; so festive and inviting! Andrea

Re: Christmas is REELY coming!

Sue! Who know a hose reel could be so cool?! I love it and how you displayed your christmas decor on it - very neat! Andrea

Re: My "Out of the box" wreath

This is really a neat idea! I adore the picture of the boy on skis tucked in - I think that pulls it all together for a perfect "wintery" looking wreath that can stay up all season long. Andrea

Re: Elmer's Glue

Now this is a FUN treasure you have here!! I wouldn't get to sleep at night just thinking of all the ways to use this! (Alrighty, that sounds pathetic, but hey, it would be true!) It looks FABULOUS on your kitchen counter as a spice rack! Andrea

Re: Faux fireplace to warm your holiday.

Missy, I'm so glad you posted this. Just so everyone knows, this fireplace was incredible in person...the pictures don't do it justice! Hopefully the buyer has it all decked out for Christmas and is surely enjoying it! Great job! Andrea

Re: Spiced up for the holidays

This is a terrific display piece! It's so unique. Please post the things you do with it as each season approaches! Andrea

Re: Potty Talk...

This is stinking cute (no pun intended - okay that was BAD, sorry)...but seriously, this is VERY cute! I LOVE your creativeness! (We would be fast friends if we lived closer, you realize!) Andrea

Re: Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

Man, I love embellishing and these are done so perfectly! I'm embellishing fun items on the Christmas gifts for my fellow junk sisters and can hardly wait till they see them! Your ideas are always grand - thanks for sharing :) Andrea

Re: "PARIS" chairs, what was once old is new again!

You sure gave some "plain" chairs some pazazz! Very fun! Andrea

Re: From trash to treasure.

Man! Isn't paint the TOTAL answer? So fresh and clean...very nice. Andrea

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hey girlie! I love everything about your porch area! Not only can you make jewelry like NO ONE else, you can display beautifully too! Hope your Thanksgiving was a perfect one! Andrea

Re: Table top re-finish

This is adorable!

Re: Galvanized Worktop Table with Hammered Nail Detail

Jenny! I ADORE this! Call me crazy, but I want this look for my dining room table...only problem is, the table I have is round. So, I'm looking for the perfect rectangle size and of course, the perfect "legs"...thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: Chalkboard for Mom

Seriously, very cute and creative! The tin piece is just perfect on it! Andrea

Re: rusty easel

Of course I love this - in its rusty perfection - and you found the ideal purpose for it! It's great to have the gift of vision and you nailed it! Andrea

Re: My Holiday Projects

Grechen - everything looks adorable...the trees are just so neat! And your jewelry looks beautiful, as always! Take care and have fun at the shop! Andrea

Re: Fall-ing for Junk...

Laurel, just love your fall displays! Rust looks so good with the fall colors. Take care, Andrea

Re: A Rusty Repurpose

Well, my husband is very reluctant for me to use it. I only dig it out when he is gone, wear safety goggles and try very carefully not to cut my leg or arm off! Seriously, it's a bit of a scary one, but you'll gain more confidence every time you use it. The secret is don't let up when cutting or stop in the middle of the cut - it wants to jump around if you let off the handle and it's hard to get back on track. If I can do it, ANYONE can...seriously. Andrea

Re: A Chippy Welcome...

This is just so cool! I love it! Glad to see it's just not me who loves rust + chippy paint + a dash of bling...and the added keys? Perfect-o girlie! Andrea

Re: Welcome Fall!

Hey girl! Love the pictures and want to wish you a successful sale! Wish I could come, but I always go to a scrapbooking event the 1st weekend of October.

It was SO FUN meeting you and visiting at Junk Fest! Thanks again for coming to our sale!

Best wishes,

Re: De-Light-ful Serving Pieces...Inspired by Shabby Chick...

Hey girl, love what you did with the disk spacer and the round grate...well, love it all actually! "Junk" can look oh, so classy! Thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: From garden fence...to cloche...to chandelier!

Kathy - I love this! Adorable in a tree outside or in a bath! Thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: Fall Floral Arrangement

I can't believe you didn't get more comments on this! It is stinkin' ADORABLE! Love it! I love fall and this is so fun - something different. Thanks for sharing! Andrea

Re: One Happy Junker...

Laurel - wow! I am almost as excited as you are! I can just imagine how great it was since I've been in the same situation myself. It's the best! The grates are my favorite thing you found - and round ones! I've starting collecting them and plan to use them as chargers! LOVE.

You need to get your butt to ND for Junk Fest! It's not that far for you come, and I'd buy some of the rounds grates from ya!

Thanks for taking us with on your junk adventure...Andrea

Re: Down Home DIY Decor

Meant to say "soothing" colors..! It's too early in the a.m. for me...best get to work now, but I'd rather be blogging...Andrea

Re: Down Home DIY Decor

Lovely smoothing colors and great embellishments - love it!

Re: The JennyK Room @ Georgia's First Occasional Sale

Jenny! This looks fantastic! Love it all...wish I could have been there...bet the place is empty now! Andrea

Re: More of my free junk pile saves...

Hi, Oldnews....the round piece in your first picture is a fly wheel from a vehicle - I have one too, but mine is smaller. If you attach little "legs" to it, you'll find glass votives/tea lights fit perfectly in the large holes. I used some rusty pieces for legs and attached with Gorilla Glue. Anyway, you are lucky as this piece is perfectly rusted for you! It looks neat hanging though, too.

Also, your old sprocket looks neat under the cloche! Andrea

Re: Wine Bottle Fountain

Okay, now THIS is very cool! Love it!

Re: Taters no more

Love the basket! Also love the fact it's from my home state...we've got great junk here in North Dakota!

Re: Shabby Cottage Plant Stand

I wouldn't TOUCH this neat stool either! It will be just adorable in your garden or as a side table for someone's drink at a back yard get-together. Cute! Andrea

Re: How to Create a "Living Green" Centerpiece

Way cool, Sue! Love it! Andrea

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

You're so smart - this is clever and well done. Adorable! Andrea

Re: Cast Iron Stove Picture Frame

This is SO clever! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! Andrea

Re: "Autumn Leaves"

Gretchen...beautiful designs - love it! Andrea

Re: From Barnyard to my yard...

This is right up my alley - love it! Andrea

Re: Business Card Holder

This is ADORABLE...I love it! Thanks for sharing. Andrea

Re: Wine cabinet

Beautiful! I LOVE it - very nice save!

Re: Junky Clipboard Turned Handy Photo Holder

Candy! What a neat idea and special, personalized gift for your sister...yes, I think it's a wonderful "gift"! I know she'll love it too! Andrea

Re: Feeling "all" Right - Coffee Table

This is SO COOL!! Great idea - love the tray and the pails as legs. Thanks for posting for all to enjoy! I love the display aspect of it too - the Corona and limes are a great touch! Hope they didn't go to waste...! Andrea

Re: Mirror Mirror on the wall

Junkinpunkin...this is an incredible save and it looks fantastic above your mantel!!! Andrea

Re: Happy Easter & Welcome to our Booth!

Looks like my junk girlfriends and I need to make a jaunt over to Ohio...! Your booth looks just great! I love the aluminum letters and the other pictures on your website are very appealing too...the little bottles on the tray...lovely! My kind of "junk" - ain't it grand?!! Have fun! Andrea


Christy, yes, the gate is just propped on the mantel; I didn't attach it to the wall. There's a small ledge on the mantel so it won't slide off. Thanks to everyone for the really nice compliments. Wish I could get an updated photo of my boys, but unfortunately they are teenage "men" now with minds of their own...when did that happen?

Re: It's 'Sew' Easy To Pretty Your Home

How ADORABLE is that zipper?! It just made me smile! You think of the NEATEST things...love it all! Andrea

Re: Recycled Jewelry

You are truly one talented girl! Everything is just lovely! Andrea

Re: Piano Bar

This is just exceptional! The before and after photos speak for themselves. You did a GREAT job, junk sister! Andrea

Re: Finally got our "things" together...or as I like to say, got our "junk" together!

Looks like a great bunch of treasures! All the hard work will pay off so sit back and have fun! Good luck! Andrea

Re: Pocket Full of Posies

Hey, this is very neat! I can see you changing out the tulips for a pocket full of those mini flags over the 4th of July, greens and red berries for Christmas...etc., etc. FUN! Andrea

Re: How-To Make a Tricycle Tire Cookbook Holder

Okay, I love this, but then again I can't seem to get enough of wheels lately - aren't they just the best?! Wonderful project and thanks for posting it. Andrea

Re: Door Casing Picture Frame

I really like what you did here! Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Andrea

Re: Ice Tongs Paper Towel Holder

Hey, Lady, what a fantastic idea - love it! This is very cool. Andrea

Re: Meat Slicer Book Rack

What a GREAT repurpose...love it! Andrea

Re: Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

A girl just can't go wrong with baskets! You do a A+ job on displaying...very lovely! Andrea

Re: Just great grates!

Yes, I sure hope you ALL can make it to our next sale September 12th! All these neat blogs/websites have really gotten us all in the mood to work on our junk "creations". It is just so fun to see we aren't alone in this world of lovin' JUNK! :) Andrea

Re: A "candle-ier" and some thingamabobs...

All I can say is...HELLO, this is ADORABLE! The entire
set-up you have here is very warm and inviting! And those vintage receipt holders are A+. Wonderful eye candy! Andrea

Re: Machine Shop Posey

Okay, I really love this! You could certainly leave this up all year long filled with decor of the month/season. This is just fab! Andrea

Re: fruit bowl disc-overy

Janwinn! How fun is this idea?! My Junk Fest friend Lynette used old LP's and 45's to make cake stands (using old candlesticks as the base). So adorable! Many fun uses for these old "goodies"! Music to my ears - ha! Andrea

Re: "Record" setting transformation...

Gals...I haven't used linseed oil, but I will check it out! I usually use bleach with Dawn soap/water and a small brush to clean items like this; then a couple coats of poly. Thanks for the nice comments; isn't it fun how we all think alike when it comes to cool junk?! Andrea