annebell

Rupert, ID, US
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Married, five children, three still at home. Currently a massage therapist and junk maniac.

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Member Since: 03/10/2009


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Old Iron Hoop Orb

Rusty old iron hoops from whiskey barrel planters are salvaged and made into a garden ornament.

Thread Holder

Pieces of junk make a handy thread holder.

I Love Old Hardware

Sometimes old hardware is too pretty to use as hardware.

Ladder Shelf

Part of an old ladder makes a handy shelf.

Paper Dispenser

Make something that's not quite what you wanted into something that's just right.

Quirky Decor

If you love it, why not display it?

Aging Galvanized Metal

Regular toilet bowl cleaner works miracles on shiny new galvanized metal.

Junk for Storage

I always look for storage options when I'm out junking.

My Version of Junk in the Trunk...

A trunk and some old wooden feet make a great coffee table. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces!

Manly Mirror

A beat up shop mirror, some old leather belts and scraps of rope turn a drab mirror into something a little more special.

Trashy Moneybag

A functional and cute trash bag for the car, made from an old moneybag and a gallon size freezer bag.

More Junk Decor

Nothing on this mantel is new, and none of it was expensive. That's the thing I love about junk~I can switch things out more often because I can afford to!

Attention Idaho Junkers

A great junk store in southeastern Idaho.

Salvaged Cabinet

The top of an old built in china hutch becomes a gorgeous wall cabinet.

Anatomy of a "Junk" Room

Can you furnish an entire room with junk? Yup.

Tripod Lamp

A lamp made from an old tripod

Using Vintage Textiles In Home Decor

It's not just metal and wood junk that can add character to your home. Vintage textiles can add personality, too.

Trouble Light From Odds and Ends

I love the the look of those old cage lights, but not the price. So I made my own!

Going Authentic

A recent New York Times article claims that authenticity in home decor "may be getting old". I think it's a trend that will only grow.

Jewelry Organizer

A jewelry organizer made from scraps, a frame, some vintage knobs and an old soap dish.

Christmas Bells

A unique door hanger made from an old brass bell and a horse bit. Just add a little greenery!

Christmas Lantern

A fun Christmas display using an old lantern, vintage bottlebrush trees, a small deer figurine, and epsom salts.

Trumeau Mirror

A trumeau mirror made from an old door, trim and paint.

Yardstick Crate

A simple crate made from scrap lumber and vintage yardsticks.

Scrappy Clock

I made this clock from scrap wood, numbers I salvaged from some old power poles, and a new clock mechanism. It was a really fun project!

From frumpy to fabulous!

A frumpy old ceramic drink dispenser is now a cute laundry soap dispenser. Amazing what paint and some rub-ons will do!

Cheap chic

Like a lot of people money is tight for us right now. But I'm sick of looking at the same old stuff, so I bought these old drapery rod finials for less than a buck at a salvage warehouse. I took them...

Laundry rack made from scrap wood.

I was inspired by the laundry rack that Centsational Girl (www.centsationalgirl.com) showcased on her blog recently. I decided to build my own, but didn't want to spend much, so I used scrap wood and...

Old portrait frame

Hi. I'm new here, and I love to see what everyone is doing with their junk. What fun! I had this old portrait frame, the kind with the convex glass, and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I...



Recent comments


Re: Old Metal Ladder Turned Into a Storage Rack

That's so cool, Laurel! I love the basket you added, too.

Re: Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm

I really like this! I predict we'll be seeing things like this all over~from Restoration Hardware to home magazines. So cool!

Re: Repurposed Upcycled Philco AM Radio & Turntable Clothes Hamper

Oh, be still my heart! I LOVE this! It doesn't get much cooler than that.

Re: Thread Holder

If you really want one, Jim, I'll send you one. Seriously! I'll just need your address.

Re: Trash finds into Cottage Beach bath

That's a great makeover! The paint on the cabinet looks SO good!

Re: Blackboard Credenza

That's pretty cool! It looks great, and you can't beat the price!

Re: Chair-y Chair-y Quite Contrary

I love the fringe! Very cool chair!

Re: Radiator Water Bag Tote

That is cool! The graphics looks so authentic!
It gives me some ideas for a few grain sacks I have laying around.

Re: Old Plastic Gold is RENEWED

What a great idea! Then you can just flip it around when you want a change! I really like the red. Nice job!

Re: My "green" Greenhouse and cold frame!

That is adorable! We've been saving old windows so we can do something like this. I'll have to show yours to my husband!

Re: Glass Garden Totems

Those are all so fun! I love that skinny one in the third photo.

Re: Wild Martini Table

Wow! That's very art deco~great work!

Re: Refurbed Crib Is Fab Bench!

I think it turned out swell, too! Great job!

Re: Curbside raisin crate transformation .....

That's SO cute! I love the paint job,too.

Re: 8th Annual Autumn JunkFest & Flea Market

I wish I could go! If this year's sale is anything like the photos from last year, it's going to be great!

Re: One Way To Rehab A Delaminating Cabinet

It looks fantastic! You do great work!

Re: British Invasion

That's such a great display~I love your style!

Re: Printer's drawer coffee table

How COOL! And the sides are crates? You're a junk genius!

Re: Aging Galvanized Metal

No, I think it's the acid in the toilet bowl cleaner. Most of them have some sort of acid in them. Whatever it is, it works!

Re: Roadside Find

Oh, I hope you can save it! It's so cute!

Re: "Playing" with a Mailbox...

I love this, Laurel! Now I want one. :)

Re: YOU-Nique Sleigh Bed

That is just amazing! I'm so jealous~I'd love something like that on my porch. You had great vision there. :)

Re: Antique door makeover

CUTE!!! That would look so great on a front porch~good work!

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

I love that handle! What a great trug~and the vase is pretty sweet, too!

Re: Repurposed Antique Frame

Those are great! What a fun idea!

Re: Creating A One Of A Kind Chandelier Out Of Decanters

That is SO pretty! A classier take on the canning jar light~very cool!

Re: Globe Lamp and Recycled Sconce Bookend

How great is that look?? I LOVE the lamp, and the bookend is pretty cool, too! Good work!

Re: Vintage Foyer Welcome.

She looks quite glamorous! Great addition to a foyer!

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

Fabulous! This is the first time I've seen a ladder used this way, and I LOVE it!

Re: GREAT JUNK FINDS DURING LAST COUPLE WEEKS OF JUNE! LONGGGG POST :)

You found some great stuff! I love that hamper and the gate.

Re: Pelican in flight

I really like that! It would look great on a porch, or even over a mantle. Fantastic!

Re: Pet Bed made from Old wine crate

That's adorable! Making it a bunk bed was a genius idea.

Re: Red, White & Blue Garden Whimsy

That is so cute! I could use some of those for late summer when most of my flowers are starting to look a little tired. :)

Re: Foundry Pattern Mirror

That's fantastic! It doesn't even have to try to be cool, it just is!

Re: Junk art coat hook wall? Yup!

I'm just amazed at how you can take so many things, put them all on a wall and make it look so great!

Re: Etching made easy!

Those are so unique and so pretty! I'm going to have to try etching something. Great work!

Re: My Better Late than Never Summer Garden Project!

Ok. Now I'm kicking myself for throwing out literally dozens of these years ago! They make PERFECT planters!

Re: Paint Stir-er Flower...

Oh, I want some! That is just plain cute!

Re: Edgemont Tin & Film Storage Box Metal Birdhouse

I'm kind of coveting this. Ok. I'm really coveting it! Fantastic work!

Re: Foyer Mantle

That's just cool! I really like this!
I also love the railroad spikes. All I'm doing with mine right now is sticking them in our flower beds to keep the dog from laying on the flowers!

Re: Honeycomb bead Necklace with Vintage backplate pendant

I think it's darling! I love the backplate. There is something a little honeycomb-ish about it. The beads that dangle off the pendant look like a little like a beehive, too.

Re: Kithchen of the Blue Island

Love isn't blind to potential! What a great piece! The blue is just perfect for it.

Re: Studio Space

What an incredible space! It's just gorgeous!

Re: Photo Finish

It's a photo stand worthy of the photo of your beautiful daughter! So cool!
We're going to be empty nesters next year. I feel your pain.

Re: All the Pretty Junk

It's pretty and it's organized! I love this look! And now I want some of those bread pans~I'll have to be on the lookout. Great work!

Re: A window of opportunity/organization

This is so cute, and the fact that it's so functional is great! I love all the little junk charms hanging on it. :)

Re: New Birdhouses and driftwood tree

These are all fantastic! The birdhouses are so unique, and those driftwood trees are fabulous! I don't know how you'd do lights, either. I think they're great as they are!

Re: Little Tonka Dump Truck planted with hens and chicks

Oh, my gosh! Adorable! This brings back memories! My brother loved his Tonka trucks, and we'd play with them in the sandbox was next to a bed of hens and chicks.

Re: Neat Spoon or Butter Paddle found in Church Sale

That is really cool! I'd hang it on my wall in a heartbeat! Great find!

Re: The Country Junk Sale...June 15th and 16th, 2012

Holy Moly! I wish I could hop on a plane and go! I see tons of things I'd love to buy.
Have fun at the sale!

Re: From Picnic Table to Bench

I LOVE that! What a great use for some unwanted wood. I'll bet your neighbor would take those planks back now! Great color, too.

Re: Sweet Junk Nothings...

That is ADORABLE! I love the old leather.
I thought it was a gun holster!

Re: Deck-orating...

I just love your deck. It is inside, but outside!

Re: All Fans on Deck!

That's such a fun idea! Your deck looks so great, and those fans just pump up the fun factor.
The view's not too shabby, either!

Re: Vintage Water Pumps & Gas Nozzle on the Patio

You've got some very cool and interesting junk there! I've got an old pump I should dig out and display. See? You inspired me!

Re: Wall Cubbies

I LOVE this! What a fantastic look~I could see something like this in our mud room. Great work!

Re: Used Shutters

Very cute! I like the shelf you added at the bottom.

Re: Turkey Feeder Planter

How cool! They'd add some nice height to a flower bed, or look good on a porch~such a great idea!

Re: glass flowers

Those are so pretty!

Re: Old junk into new

I really like what you're doing with the old shutters. Great work!

Re: Yardstick Table

I adore this table! It's so interesting, and great looking, too. The yardsticks are such a cool touch.

Re: Mannequin

That is really cool! I love the age on it.

Re: Ice Tongs and Paper Towels

I bought what I thought were ice tongs, but it turns out it was part of a sign advertising ice. They don't close! So I'll just have to sit here and admire your holder.

Re: Ox Yoke Coat Tree

That is so cool! Ar first glance, I thought it was an old crossbow, but an old yoke is even better! It's like a piece of sculpture on the wall.

Re: Weathers Chairs to Purple Friends

What a great save! The stenciling is a nice touch. Great color, too.

Re: Window Salvage

I LOVE this! It's so fun and so interesting. It is a lot like a quilt. Great work!

Re: My Hunky Chunky Coffee Table

Very cool! I really love your version. The chippy paint is great, and those wheels~awesome!

Re: Toboggan Wall Piece

That is SO COOL! Very creative, and functional, too. LOVE this!

Re: City Trash End Table

They did turn out cool! I really like the tops~great work!

Re: Framed fabric projects

Those all look great! I think the aqua colored frames and fabric are my favorites. Cute!

Re: Before and After Vanity

I love the two toned look! You did a great job!

Re: Cupboard door chalkboard

I have a door almost exactly like this! Yours turned out so cute I might have to copy you. I really like the coral color.

Re: Rusty Little Shoes

I've never seen anything like that! How creative! They really would be cool on tables at a bridal shower.

Re: Farmhouse Table

What a great table! You did a fantastic job on it.

Re: Springtime characters

Those are so fun! I love the lawn mowing guy!

Re: 1880's Reproduction industrial Cart

Amazing! It looks very authentic!

Re: outdoor swing rescue

Great save!

Re: May Flower Baskets. Sweet Bouquet Earrings

Those are gorgeous!

Re: Turning stairs into a TV stand

This is fabulous!

Re: Pallet Patina

That finish is SO awesome! What a great piece for organization!

Re: Shabby Little Door Table

This is such a fun project! I could use a couple of these on our front porch. Very cool!

Re: Yardstick & Galvanized Wash Tub Base Side Table

That is just plain COOL!

Re: Framed Clocks as Wall Art

How pretty! And it's an interesting display, too. It really does look great. And I'm glad you have a tall son. :)

Re: Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Those are great! And huge! They make a really cool side table. I'd be looking through them all day. :)

Re: Entry Shelf

That's really cool! I love it when junk looks pretty! You made a great piece.

Re: red oak has new life

I do like it! That paint finish is so cool. It's a great piece!

Re: Vintage Fruit Crate Wall Display Cabinet

That is fantastic! I'll bet people comment on it~they probably want to buy it, too!

Re: Grandma's Chairs

Pretty chairs! I especially love that yellow one. I've used the plaster of paris paint mix before. If you don't mind brush strokes, it's pretty good paint. It distresses really well.

Re: Media Dresser

Hinging that drawer is a genius idea! Your dresser looks great! I really like the paint color.

Re: Before and After: Vanity

I just tried the vaseline trick today~it really works! Your vanity look fabulous. I love the color!

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

I love it! What a cool look!

Re: Upcycled Desk Made From Dismantled Piano Parts

Please come dismantle my piano! Wow! What a GREAT desk! The shelves were an awesome addition, and I love that you put that level on the back.

Re: Conveyor Belt turned Table Runner

I LOVE that! It's so interesting. Industrial and classy!

Re: Chair Redo

My mom used to have those exact chairs, only in this awful oyster color. I LOVE your after photo~it makes me wish my mom still had her ugly chairs! Very cool!

Re: Jewelry stand

How cool! It looks like it's really functional as well as pretty.

Re: Wooden Ball Chandelier {ideal from Pottery Barn}

It's beautiful! Did the balls come with holes in them already? It looks like it took a lot of patience, but the result is just gorgeous. Good work!

Re: outdoor table and chairs - flea market find $20 for the 5 pieces!

I really don't know anything about your furniture, but it is COOL! I'd paint the metal white but leave the wood the way it is. Just add a clear coat. But your idea of leaving the metal and painting the wood could look great, too. Have fun with your awesome furniture!

Re: Silver or Silver Plated, Don't know, but love the look.

Those are great! I love the tea tin.

Re: Projects for my first Flea Market Booth this weekend

I predict that you'll do very well! I don't have any pointers, but I wish you luck! Have fun!

Re: Curbside find: tiger oak chest!

WOW! The things people throw away! You did such a fabulous job with this rescue~it's an absolutely beautiful piece.

Re: Upcycled Tennis Racquet Wall Trophy & Awards Display Shelf

That is so cool! The hooks underneath are perfect for medals~I'm going to have to make a few of these for my kids! Awesome repurpose!

Re: Spring into spring with a fun Easter display

That's such a cute display! It definitely says "spring"!

Re: Rustic Easter

That makes such a cool centerpiece! Rustic but pretty~great combintation

Re: CDTree - Here's a One-Of-A-Kind Christmas tree that will catch all eyes!

Holy Moly, that looks like a lot of work~but worth it! What a great looking tree!

Re: Message board

Good work! I really like the mail holder piece you added.

Re: Recycled from headboard.

I LOVE how you left the hardware on the posts/candleholders! I think you got a lot of mileage out of this headboard, and everything looks really good!

Re: Headbands with Vintage Buttons

Those are some happy headbands! Really cute!

Re: Circus Inspired Toy Chest

That's so cute! You did a great job on the lettering.

Re: FOR THE BIRDS

No matter what you keep in there, it will look amazing! What a great piece!

Re: Funky Coffee Table

That is fabulous!

Re: add spring to the garden

That is such a fun table! It definitely adds some spring. :) LOVE the colors!

Re: dining table and bench

Those are two of THE coolest things I've seen all week! I especially like the bench. It's rare to see something so industrial also be so pretty!

Re: Industrial Lamps

Those are some very cool looking lamps! I wish I'd kept our old milk strainers now. :)

Re: map & coat hooks

They look great together, too! It looks like a fabulous boys room~thanks for sharing!

Re: Bird House for Spring

How FUN! Some lucky bird family will LOVE it!

Re: Put your feet up

Cool! It makes a great footstool! Love the fabric.

Re: Splash into Spring!

I'm with gadgetsponge~the spray would give them a perch and make it even more fun to watch. It's a great birdbath!

Re: Old door as a photo display

That's so creative! What a great look!

Re: Some new items from JunkFX

Oooh! I love the funnel light!

Re: MORE RUSTY PARTS

That's so pretty! A hay hook and a wheel~who would have thought! Well. You!

Re: Old Garden Figurines make GREAT Decor for the Indoors with a little paint.

That's pretty cool! I love the black highlights! She looks great on her little plant stand.

Re: Furniture given a new life

You've done some really lovely things! I think the vanity is my favorite.

Re: FREEBIES

Yes, we do! Cool vase!

Re: Garage Sale Cubby Table

I LOVE it! Those hairpin legs are so unexpected but they look so good! It's so great that you got such a cool piece for $5, too.

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

Wow, Tammy! These are some fantastic projects! Tons of ideas here.

Re: Traffic Light Lens & Muffin Pan Bird Feeders

Those are so cool! Much more fun to look at than bird feeders at the home and garden stores.

Re: Using Vintage Textiles In Home Decor

Hi MakinItHappen~That is a fabulous slipcover! I wish I could take credit for it, but Shelley from howtoslipcover.blogspot.com sewed it. She was nice enough to let me use the photo.

Re: Using Vintage Textiles In Home Decor

Hi, InkByTheBarrel. I didn't make the lampshade. Judy from www.lampshadelady.typepad.com graciously allowed me to use the photo. It's a fabulous lampshade, isn't it?

Re: Happy Valentine's Day

Beautiful!

Re: Cuddling up to Valentine's Day

Those are simply stunning! Genuine pieces of art! Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

Re: More to Recycle, Projects never end!

Those are all great projects! Very outside the box. Good work!

Re: Faux {Vintage} Metal Stencils

Those look so authentic! I think the combination of the spray paint and the glaze really works. Great project!

Re: Another Pallet Top Table

I love the metal edging. It gives the whole piece a really great industrial vibe. Good work!

Re: Old Crate Table Top

That's so cool! The graphics from the crate look amazing~perfect as a tabletop!

Re: Button Pins

I'v never seen anything like these! They're lovely, and I think it's a wonderful way to remember your mother.

Re: Vase container on board!

It's darling! The little bird stencil is just the right amount of "jewelry".

Re: Mirror, Mirror, on the wall....

I'm trying to figure out how you got the aged look, too. Glaze? It looks fantastic!

Re: RUSTY BIRDTALK

Something like this would look so at home in my yard~I really like it! I might even have a hay hook laying around somewhere!

Re: Old Porcelain Knob Towel Hangers

I LOVE it! It's so cute~I love the knobs and the distressed finish in the shelf. I want
to make one now!

Re: BIRD HOUSE

It's a great looking birdhouse! Very nice work.

Re: Teapot Lamp

Oh, that's adorable! What a fun lamp!

Re: Kitchen & Breakfast Nook Makeover ~ part 2 ~ the breakfast nook

What was it with those fences? I remember them everywhere in the 70's. Your breakfast nook looks amazing!

Re: WORK IN PROGRESS

That's cool! Something like that would definitely add some interest to our garden!

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

That amazing! Your kitchen looks so fresh and bright now! Did you cut out the space in the upper cabinets yourselves? It looks great! You did a wonderful job.

Re: junk table

It makes a great table! That base is so cool~I wonder what it used to be?

Re: Outdoors Going Green

Right away that clock caught my eye~too cool! You've done some really interesting and great looking projects.

Re: This week's alley finds

I'd guess it's maybe from the 20's? The pull is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Re: Recycled homes and feeders for the Birds!

Those are all great! What an imagination you have! I really love the last one.

Re: Dressed Up Vintage Bottles

Those are just adorable! The webbing sure adds a lot of interest, and the tags are really cute.

Re: Upcycled Vintage Canvas Bin Side Table

That's such a great look! The top and the bin look perfect together. Good work!

Re: Andrea's Top 10 Pick: Rust

Is it weird that rust makes me drool a little?
Great top 10 choice, and wonderful photos!

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

Those are just the ultimate in cool! I especially like the Coke one. The way you wrecked the covers looks so authentic, and all the embellishments are pretty much perfect!

Re: Vintage Biscuit Tin Storage Idea

This is such a great idea, and so stylish. Awesome! Those old tins have so much personality.

Re: Vintage Photo Frame

How cute! And easy to swap the photos out whenever you want, too. Great idea!

Re: Vintage Bobbin Necklace

Now that is fun! My mom is a seamstress and she would LOVE this, too.

Re: all repurposed...

It's gorgeous! I love the soft colors you've used.

Re: Primping in the Ladies Room

How lucky are you to get all that reclaimed wood??! It's a great powder room. Good work!

Re: Crochet Clutch out of an Afghan Square

That is really cute! I'm going to be eyeing old afghans in a whole new light now!

Re: Old Laundry Basket Used For Towel Storage

I love this idea! It looks great hanging from that wrought iron hook.

Re: Chest Of Drawers For TV Components

Great looking piece~I love the paint job you gave it!

Re: Tool box "jewelry" box

That's just plain COOL! It looks great painted black. I also love that such a masculine piece has such a feminine function. :)

Re: Use What You Have

I have to find some rabbit feeders! I love your ideas!

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

Love all your industrial pieces! That guard rail is just awesome! I love the little "eat" box, too.

Re: Army Helmet Turtle with old wrenches Don Hutchings / JunkFX

I didn't realize until I clicked on your post that it's a turtle! How fun! I think something like this would look so cute in a flower bed. I'm with gadgetsponge~I love his open mouthed expression!

Re: Junky Memo Board

I really like this! The stenciling looks like it just belongs there with all the vintage yumminess.

Re: Yesterdays Queens

I can just see these tucked into a bookcase or china cabinet. Cute!

Re: Dress Form from old mail bag

That's so cool! I love the US Mail letters going up the side.

Re: junk swap ;)

That's some great junk! I'm going to have to sign up for the junk swap next time. Have fun with your new toys!

Re: Welcome Velkommen

That's really cute! Something like that would look great next to my front door.

Re: Ladder Craft Organizer

How cool! My grandma used to say "if you can't be useful, at least be decorative" but this has both! Good work!

Re: Old lantern gets new lease on light

Something like this would look great in my son's room! Very cool!

Re: American Girl Doll Day Bed from Dresser Drawer

That's adorable!I like the appliqu

Re: Wedding Decorations Thus Far

It's going to be a gorgeous wedding! I love the birds on the branch.

Re: Free to Fabulous!

Oh, wow! I love what you did here! I sure doesn't look like a free table now. Good work!

Re: Junky Pendant Lamp

Cool! I like the embellishments-they add a fun vibe.

Re: Gotta LOVE Vintage Hardware

Suddenly, I want to make some doors! I just love how yours turned out!

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

OK. I've been sitting her staring at my screen for 5 minutes, and I can't see any spoons! I think I see the trumpet part.
You are so creative!This is one fun birdhouse!

Re: Steel for a Steal

I love it! And I'm amazed at what you find in your alley! Very cool.

Re: Old Dropcloth Gets New Job in Laundry Room

Talk about resourceful! I think it's great that you took an old drop cloth and made so many cute things from it! I love the graphics, and that laundry detergent cozy is adorable.

Re: repurposed cross picture frame for kids room

I'll bet they liked it~those colors are so fun! The rhinestones are a nice touch of glam, too.

Re: January Wreath Change-up

I LOVE this! Not only is the entire display great looking, it's also very cool that the door came from your dad's farm.

Re: JMS Member Review 2011

Wow! There are some amazing projects in your lineup, and such incredible talent.

Re: Welcome to my office

That is cool! I love what you did with the ladder and the door, and the old paint finish is perfection! I also really like how you used things you found in your own barn. Fantastic work!

Re: I just couldn't help myself...

Great quote, and very cool sign! I really like the black and white and golden yellow color scheme of the room, too.

Re: Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

How pretty! That really is fine dining for birds!

Re: Pallet Box

Lucky you! It's an awesome crate! I love the handles.

Re: Repurposed Antiques at the Christmas Bazaar

I just got a lot of ideas just from you pictures! I have a ton of those old insulators just sitting in a drawer.
I love you you displayed everything! Those yardstick frames are great!

Re: High School Varsity Letter Pillows

I should do this for my kids. They all have big red "m"s, and now I can see how great they look on pillows! I like how the welting around the edges of the pillows makes a kind of frame for the letters.

Re: Mini Stepladder Card Tree

Well, how cute is that?? It's just the right size and everything. I'd have snatched that ladder up in a heartbeat, too. It's perfect!

Re: "Gettin' twiggy with it"

I LOVE this look! I've been wanting to do this in my son's room, and now that I know what it will look like, I'm going to go ahead!

Re: Holiday Party Ideas for the Wine Lover

I am so jealous of your cow tags! All those charms are a really fun touch. I'm sure everyone will love them!
I love the sweater sleeve, too.

Re: Starry night Necklace

Beautiful! I love the little lockets.

Re: "Bag" of Beauty!

I like the graphics on the front. You've used it well!

Re: I Love Junk Market Swaps!!!

That is a great vintage frame! You've got a lot of fun new pieces to play with. :)

Re: Bird of Pair-A-Dice

I love her little crown on top!

Re: Trunk and suitcase display

I love that little top one! I've been looking for one, but without luck. You have a fun collection!

Re: Vintage Glitter Bells

I'd love them, too! You can't find things this cool anymore. Gorgeous display!

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

I love your suitcase collection! All your vintage Christmas decor is a lot of fun, too. Great display!

Re: A little Joy

Vintage and pretty and fun! You hit the trifecta! Good work!

Re: Re-purposed Vintage Brooch Bracelet

This is gorgeous! So elegant and understated. I love it!

Re: Forest Glam DIY

This is so creative, and so cool!

Re: Upcycled Silverplate Bird Feeder

That's such an incredibly thoughtful gift! Plus, it looks amazing! I"m sure she'll love it.

Re: Cradle

That's WAY better than the old brown! Adorable!

Re: GaRdEn TrEe

That is one fun tree! I love it from the giant fork on the top to the quilt at the bottom!\. Good work!

Re: Another Junk Market Swap Christmas Decor

I love the end results, too! Junk elegance~beautiful!

Re: Reclaimed Materials Birdhouse Welcome Sign

That's so cute! It would look great next to my front door...:)

Re: Backyard grape arbor

I love that! You took leftovers and made something so beautiful! Good work!

Re: JMS I need help

I'd have to say burlap. If you don't like the texture, canvas would be good, too. The crates are awesome!

Re: Antique & Vintage for the Holidays.

I'm trying to picture a 3 year old selling at an antique show~that's just so sweet! I can't imagine anyone would be able to just walk by. I know I'd have to stop and buy something.

Re: from shabby to chic

I LOVE this dresser! It's so cool how you left the drawers and knobs unpainted.

Re: Nifty, Thrifty Find

That's a great color! Fantastic makeover!

Re: Renewed Arm Chair

You painted the fabric? Really? It looks great! It's a gorgeous chair!
I think boat load is a great unit of measure. :)

Re: Christmas Projects

Oooh! I have insulators, and I have springs~but I've never thought to put them together! All your arrangements are fabulous!

Re: Recent Junked up FUN!

I am absolutely in love with that chippy door with the hooks on it! Gorgeous!

Re: Some Thrift Store Bowls Made A Christmas Theme

Those pieces all look like they belong together! Very pretty.

Re: soda crate light

That is ingenious! Doesn't hurt that I'm a Pepsi fan, too. Love the lamp!

Re: second jewelry display...second daughter

Oh, wow! It is different from the other one, but still fantastic. I like the light fixture bowl on the top. Someplace to put the non hanging things. Very cool!

Re: My lil wagon

I thought it was an old wagon! You could have just said "I inherited this from my grandfather's farm" and I would totally have bought it! It's so cool!

Re: jewelry display

It's a great organizer~she'll love it! I don't think I'd add a thing. Good work!

Re: "Absinthe Wings" Necklace

I love that circle pendant on the right~gorgeous! The whole necklace looks great. The botanical gardens will certainly benefit from your generosity.

Re: Ladder as Frame (with a bicycle theme)

Now that is cool! The bike on top looks pretty cute, too.

Re: Sea Glass Accent Lamp

Ooooh! I'm going to do this! Beautiful!

Re: Copper Wedding Bouquet & Boutineer

Wow! Those would make a great statement~I'd love to see the whole wedding! I love those turquoise beads.

Re: Lucky Watch Pendant

It's really cute! I like the color you added with the beads.

Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

That makes a great centerpiece! It's easy to see why your home was chosen for the tour. It's beautiful, and you obviously have a great eye for decorating.

Re: Crazy Watch Pendant

How fun! I"ll bet she loved it!

Re: Trumeau Mirror

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! And thanks so much for the nice introduction, Sue. I'm excited to be contributing here!

Re: Chicken Crate Table

Of course it sold in under 10 minutes! It's so cool!

Re: The Reflection Of Christmas Using Mirrors

That centerpiece is gorgeous! I'll bet the candle light really sparkles off the mirror. I like the one you hung, too. Who wouldn't want to see more of that tree? Pretty!

Re: Sows Ear Bath House

Such a charming bathroom! I love the sink!

Re: Old metal box comes to life

I have one of those boxes! Now I know what I want to do with it! It's a great look. I love the house numbers scattered around on it.

Re: Cherries Jubilee

Your chairs are adorable! I love the custom painting. Well done!

Re: Simple (boy, do I mean simple) fall decorating

The sheet music is definitely appropriate! All your displays are really pretty. I love the leaves and pumpkin in the urn!

Re: Boring to Beautiful

That's very cute! I love the little random paisley pattern. Good work!

Re: Old Sewing Cabinet

It's darling! It does make a great display area. I'm kind of in love with the box full of spindles, too.

Re: Retro dresser turned entertainment center

Holy Moly! That's gorgeous!

Re: Revitalized Plant Stand

I love that apple green, too. And the paisley pattern! It turned out really cute!

Re: Refurbished Antique Pie Safe

Wow! You made that so pretty! The red really pops against the cream. Good job!

Re: Redo..Coffee Table and End Table

They look great! Gorgeous with the rug.

Re: Headboard bench

That is so pretty! Great job.

Re: Needing advice

Maybe some pond liner would work on the inside. I like the pots idea, too.

Re: card catalog drawers

what a great idea! I love how this looks.

Re: cabinet door chalkboard

I love the green color, and all the old hardware. very cute!

Re: spring things

how cute! I could see this on the wall in a sewing room.

Re: PUT A LITTLE "SPICE" IN YOUR WORKROOM!!!

I love this~it's so pretty and practical. I think it's time for me to toss out the egg cartons and look for something a little classier.

Re: The Owen's Live Here!

How cool is that? It beats those stick on letters on the side of the mailbox any day.