NDJunkGirlAndrea Miller, Carrington, ND, US
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 have really enjoyed being a contributor on this site. You will notice I adore rusty items in particular, tablescapes, burlap, chippy painted items, vintage anything, coming up with fun and funky centerpiece ideas, anything to do with wine accessory display, farm implements and industrial pieces. I truly love taking something from the past and reinventing its use for the future.
Member Since: 01/18/2009
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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!
My plain Jane dresser turned into a beauty with the addition of a fleur de lis design
Sometimes an idea hits you, and turns out perfect for a special someone!
My ghostly Halloween mantel...
An antique dry sink becomes a hit at JunkFest!
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!
Attention junk lovers!
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!
God Bless America!
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...
Fun new finds lead to new tablescape ideas
After the winter decor was taken down, I wanted/needed something different to hang on a VERY large wall above the staircase.
Funky industrial coffee table with storage
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!
Take down that holiday wreath! Add a silver touch for the remainder of winter...
Holiday party ideas for the wine lover!
Don't be afraid to throw a little junk on your mantel this holiday season!
Basket full of winter greetings...
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!
Is it crazy to have "summer storage" for wine?! Yikes.
A true junk-yard find is repurposed into a cool new item.
Charity event Tablescape!
This lovely, rather large piece of tin tile didn't seem to work for any other project, so when all else fails - frame it!
Old metal typewriter stand transformed into a wine/beverage cart
Here's an easy way to display wine glasses on a buffet table.
I thought this old toy box would work great for storage and better used as a coffee table.
Photography art by Alan Blaustein. A gift from friends.
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...
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!
Here's hoping your New Year's party is filled with festive fun for your guests! I'm pulling out the silver and clocks!
This galvanized bucket will hold flowers in the spring, but for now, it'll keep winter greens fresh and festive.
Happy December everyone! Here's my twist for a quick, easy but elegant looking piece of "artwork" of sorts for the Christmas mantel.
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.
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...
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...
Unusual objects can make a great centerpiece when used together
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...
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...
Old rescued door has a new home this holiday season!
My idea of a no-fuss wreath above the fireplace and winter decorations this holiday season
Simple Winter Centerpiece has a surprise ingredient...(hint: don't throw anything away!)
Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it's time to start decorating for Christmas!
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!
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...
Marybeth's post reminded me of a tablescape I did this summer when some visiting friends arrived. I had just purchased some Independence Ironstone at a vintage shop, but didn't have much...
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...
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!
Think outside the box when entertaining guests outdoors this summer. Take normally found INDOOR objects OUTSIDE to illuminate a special evening.
Junk 'em up!
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"...
One of my greatest "loves"...GRATES!
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...
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...!