Junkin' Jewels

August 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
illiniCowgirl illiniCowgirl, member
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I was digging through a lot of boxes to find these treasures! Doorknobs, locks, gauges, watch faces, keys, eyeglasses, silverware, and more!
All of my junk finds arranged like a museum exhibit! A mail scale, a chair ($2!) a night-stand ($2!), some type of tin thing, cans, sheet music, crates, frames, a mirror, pitcher, tray etc.
I so randomly acquired this old Singer sewing machine! It needs a lot of work, but I am up to the challenge because I loved it! Any tips on how to clean this baby up? Also featured is an old toy truck, radio, lamp, and swinging frame.
Old window frames plus a door I hope to turn into a shelf - not quite sure HOW yet but Im excited to try!
I was digging through a lot of boxes to find these treasures! Doorknobs, locks, gauges, watch faces, keys, eyeglasses, silverware, and more!

I was digging through a lot of boxes to find these treasures! Doorknobs, locks, gauges, watch faces, keys, eyeglasses, silverware, and more!

ALL of these jewels were acquired during one weekend of junking bliss! I really found a lot, and also had a blast! I would appreciate any creative ideas or tips you may have - I'm new to the junking world. Also, any tips on cleaning these treasures up? Many of them were found in a barn, and I don't think they're quite "house ready" yet. Well, I just thought I'd share my finds since I'm so excited about them!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, wood, furniture, glass, country

Comments (10)

treasuresfromtheshed writes: Oh everyone is right you are the Queen of Treasures! I make craft type items and sell them and one of the things I can't find enough of are good windows to paint on. I will sometime paint right on the glass or if the glass is in bad shape I will remove it and attach screen to the back of the frame and paint it that way. The white one would look cute painted with chickens like they would be in a chickencoop. I also love to take the timepiece faces and add them to a cool old photograph for a neat portrait. The pulley is neat to use for hanging a plant from on a back porch say maybe a chicken feeder with some catus growing in the bottom. Just let it down to water!!!! Posted: 3:07 pm on August 27th
dresdenjunkshun writes: LOVE the old windows! These make great "picture frames" with a picture in each pane. Also have saw them painted and hung in a window...kinda like stained glass. You can get stained glass contact paper too that is pretty authentic looking on ebay. The scales are great for adding heigth to a vignette too. I love all your finds...you struck it rich this week-end!

Posted: 12:32 am on August 26th
RustyDiva writes: Ditto tisdesign ~ I dream a lot of my ideas. Great stuff! I too am jealous! Congrats. Posted: 2:43 pm on August 6th
piecesofthepast writes: I'm a little surprised that Gretchen hasn't commented on what I'm about to say....I could use lots of that for my jewelry!! Posted: 12:13 pm on August 5th
fellowjunker writes: I AM jealous!!!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:49 pm on August 4th
alicemom writes: Power wash. That's what we do clean up stuff. BUT you have to be careful not "squirt" to close! Have fun!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:02 pm on August 3rd
illiniCowgirl writes: it's so funny that you mentioned the towel bar, chippingcharm, that's exactly what I was thinking! :) I also have a doorknob that fits in the hole! Posted: 8:13 pm on August 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Very fun stuff! I especially love the hardware...that door plate with the handle looks like a little hand-towel bar to me :) Have fun, Laurel Posted: 7:31 pm on August 3rd
monakent writes: What a bunch of GREAT stuff!!!! A lot of the items you have posted, I would love to own myself. I'm sure others will be offering great ideas for your junk. I concentrate on creating works of "Vintage Art" for several art galleries, using junk and antiques, so I doubt my ideas are what you are looking for. Thanks for posting all this marvelous stuff. Best of luck cleaning up everything. Can't wait to see your progress. gailmarie Posted: 5:56 pm on August 3rd
tlsdesign writes: Way cool, Kris! You have an eye for the same treasures I do. Have fun scrubbing them up and inventing new and creative ways to use them! Sometimes it takes a while to find the right purpose for each item, but tuck them away and eventually a brainstorm will hit (usually in the middle of the night!) and you will discover exactly where the piece belongs!! Have fun with it!! Posted: 5:08 pm on August 3rd
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