annebellRupert, ID, US
Member Since: 03/10/2009
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Rusty old iron hoops from whiskey barrel planters are salvaged and made into a garden ornament.
Pieces of junk make a handy thread holder.
Sometimes old hardware is too pretty to use as hardware.
Part of an old ladder makes a handy shelf.
Make something that's not quite what you wanted into something that's just right.
If you love it, why not display it?
Regular toilet bowl cleaner works miracles on shiny new galvanized metal.
I always look for storage options when I'm out junking.
A trunk and some old wooden feet make a great coffee table. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces!
A beat up shop mirror, some old leather belts and scraps of rope turn a drab mirror into something a little more special.
A functional and cute trash bag for the car, made from an old moneybag and a gallon size freezer bag.
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!
A great junk store in southeastern Idaho.
The top of an old built in china hutch becomes a gorgeous wall cabinet.
Can you furnish an entire room with junk? Yup.
A lamp made from an old tripod
It's not just metal and wood junk that can add character to your home. Vintage textiles can add personality, too.
I love the the look of those old cage lights, but not the price. So I made my own!
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.
A jewelry organizer made from scraps, a frame, some vintage knobs and an old soap dish.
A unique door hanger made from an old brass bell and a horse bit. Just add a little greenery!
A fun Christmas display using an old lantern, vintage bottlebrush trees, a small deer figurine, and epsom salts.
A trumeau mirror made from an old door, trim and paint.
A simple crate made from scrap lumber and vintage yardsticks.
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!
A frumpy old ceramic drink dispenser is now a cute laundry soap dispenser. Amazing what paint and some rub-ons will do!
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...
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...
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...