bigdogmom1960

Ogden, IL, US
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My mantra: Recycle, repurpose, reuse, redecorate! Nothing in my house is new and I love it! From antiques to uniques my style is original, innovative, and fun. I'm called upon for antique and junk advise on a regular basis by Family and Friends. I love a project! My husband is an enabler deluxe, bringing home a random bit of this or that just daring me to imagine it in a new light and give it new life. Junk or bust!

Member Since: 07/20/2009




Recent comments


Re: Reclaimed Wood Bottle/Beer Caddy or Tote

Yes indeed this is creative! I have a stack of cheese graters ready for the repurpose!

Re: Ironing board = Garden trellis & "window"

Oh Lordy do I love this! I have several old ironing boards in the barn. I can't pass them up at an auction for $1 so they come home with me! I am inspired and look to have a new lovely in my garden soon because of you!

Re: Upcycled Typewriter Table

This appeals to me in so many ways! Love the idea and end result.

Re: Repurposed Vintage Water Ski Custom Fish on a Stringer

I just bought a water ski at a yard sale for $.50! It now has a purpose and my husband will LOVE the end result!

Re: Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

I actually have one of these cabinets....got it for FREE on craigslist! Adding the wooden top and casters.....my husband and I are on this project this weekend!

Re: On Cue

Sweet idea! I have several sets of old pool balls and other accessories....I am inspired!

Re: Bird Bath

Seeing alot of these at antique and craft flea markets! Very creative and a pleasant repurpose!

Re: Renovation Garbage Turned Garden Decor

YAY! Fun and endless possibilities make for great projects.

Re: A Life More Palletable

A project turned blessing! Thank you for sharing your talent and heart.

Re: Industrial Lamps

Man Cave worthy! I'm on the lookout for milk strainers for certain!

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

CD...CHRISTMAS DELUXE! I love this and can absolutely see my way to having one in my yard this December!

Re: Garage Sale Cubby Table

Drawers, drawers, and more drawers! A place for everything and everything in its place! Love it!

Re: RAILS

We're doing this in a barn renovation! Great minds think alike!

Re: WORK IN PROGRESS

The unfurling of a focal point! You're on to something!

Re: best job interview ever

It's posts like this that motivate the rest of us to keep looking! The road less traveled has the best junk!

Re: PLATE UM UP

Whenever I travel I include a stop at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other thrift stores in the area. So glad this piece found its way to your home!

Re: DUMPSTER DIVA

WOW! It's the pick we all hope to find! Congratulations on bringing this piece back to life.

Re: Baubles and Bling

Fantastic! No worries about seeing yourself coming down the street with a one-of-a-kind creation such as this! Like, Like, LIKE!

Re: Welcome to my office

This is really awesome! Creative use of space and materials. Delightfully eclectic!

Re: Evel Knievel water ski hat rack

Super-de-da-duper! Fun idea for the water sport enthusiast!

Re: Michigan License Plate Flag

Awesome repurpose! I salute you!

Re: Repurposed Old Farm Windmill - Strictly for the Birds

Love it! I'm on this one like a duck on a June bug!

Re: Sewing Stand Table

We make LOTS of these and sell them. People love repurposed items in their homes! Great find on the butcher block. Your table is AWESOME!

Re: Front Door Bench

Very nice piece and a great story to go with it! Enjoy!

Re: A Vanity Just Like Grandma's - my 1st post!

These are great even without the mirror! A rock solid little seat/storage to put at the foot of the bed. Just add a cushion to center if you like.

Re: Vintage Hoosier Table Makeover

Great buy, great repurpose project!

Re: School Desk End Table

I just bought 4 of these desks for $5 at an auction. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Re: Upcycled Chalkboard

I like it! Functional and fabulous!

Re: Sewing Seeds in My Rustic Garden

I've seen the old sewing machines made into mini tractors too. Everything has the possibility of a new life! Enjoy your garden.

Re: Now I see the Light!!!

I have lots of these shades! It takes time and effort to get the wrapping off of the wire but it's worth it. I love your lamp, thus I am inspired!

Re: MY OLD CHAIR THAT MY HUBSON REDONE FOR ME

The chairs.....and your husband.....are all keepers!

Re: Clean up finds

Ah yes......the back of my truck looks like this just about every Saturday during the summer! I love how goodies at garage sales or auction left overs "talk" to me!

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

Nice job repurposing your garage sale goodies!