Hi, Im Susan, a mother of 4 and a pre-school teacher. I love to craft, especially from junk finds. Im passionate about creating things for my home and for my blog. I enjoy spending time flipping through decorating magazines and other blogs for great ideas and inspirations.

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Oil Can Ring Holder

A vintage mini oil can cleaned out and screwed to a piece of driftwood created the perfect place to keep rings safe by the sink

Kitchen Ipad Stand

Every modern kitchen needs an Ipad stand. When reading recipes this stand will hold your ipad right where you need it. Created from an old cutting board, a piece of vintage molding and a cement...

Mantel Ladder

What do you do if you don't have a ladder for a mantel display? Well you make one of course. Most things I make at Homeroad are repurposed from another project.  Stop by and see where the pieces...

Birdhouse Makeover

An awesomely beautiful mossy rotting birdhouse got a facelift with some wood from a dicarded crate. The birds at Mom's house now have a new place to call home adorned with some rusty junk and an...

Wall Cubbies

These wall cubbies over my desk began life as a pile of raw wooden crates. I fastened them all together with screws, decorated them with rusty hinges and a number, stained the boxes with a vinegar...

Baking Pan Pedestal Tower

A bundt pan, a cheese cake pan, a light finial, and a metal decorative bowl put together to form a pedestal tower for plants, appetizers, cupcakes, or craft supplies.

Potting Bench

I started with a table that was on it's way out... I added shelves, supports and a fence for the top. For hooks I used old tools and rusty things for interest. On the sides I added a window and some...

Cubbie Table

Using several pieces of discarded furniture, legs and wooden boxes I melded them into a cubbie table that can be used for yarn, wine bottles or garden tools. Makes a great end table on the deck too!

Entry Shelf

This side light/garage door piece was transformed into an entry shelf with some corbels, shelves, rusty parts and paint. http://www.homeroad.net/2012/04/garage-door-turned-entry-shelf.html

Thrifted Desk Organizer

This desk organizer is made with all thrifted items. Vintage tin molds, a metal tray, a recycled sweater and we have the perfect organizer for tacks, pins, and paperclips. See the whole post...

Vintage Photo Frame

A large vintage frame with covered wire criss-crossing the inside makes a great place to display old photos or greeting cards. The words "a picture is worth a thousand words" is written along the...

Antique Armoir Door Coffee Table

After trying the black legs with unsteady results, this table uses an old bench as the base to an antique armoir door turned coffee table. The door is large, rustic, and heavy with an old antique...

Ladder Craft Organizer

This old ladder turned craft organizer leans on the wall in my craft room. Each section of the ladder holds crafts or memos needed for creating... The top holds memos on chicken wire and magnetic...

Junky Memo Board

Using some old wood from the garage, I divided the board into 3 sections. The first I added cork for a bulletin board, the second chalkboard paint and the third hooks for hanging keys. I stenciled on...

Closet Curtain

I needed a curtain for my skinny craft closet that wouldn't get in my way. It is made from painters cloth, hung on a vintage hanger and embellished with a wire garden fence.

Garden Gate Valance

In need of a window treatment for my craft room with only one small window, I headed for the shed. I used an piece of garden fencing, tied it to the window rod, painted the whole thing and...

Junky Pendant Lamp

This was a wire fruit bowl. I flipped it over, popped out the metal base inside, hung it through a wire light kit, and embellished with my favorite junky treasures.

Thrift Store Container for Herb Garden

The perfect container, found at the thrift store. Upcycled, repainted and filled with my favorite herbs. It makes the perfect gift!

Weighty Book Ends

A rusty find turned into some awesome heavy-duty book ends. Simply tied on with twine and go!

Curbside Creations

This antique tool box was found on the side of the road. I took it home, cleaned it up, and added a table for legs. When the top is opened up the tool box acts as a server with a shelf on top and a...

Rolling Coffee Table

The legs were cut down on this vintage glass coffee table and it was added atop an antique bread dolly. Now the coffee table has a rustic look, can be easily moved and has a great place to store...

Office supply jars

These jars are being used to store office supplies, some are decorated in chicken wire with rusty findings as decoration. All held together as a set in an old wire milk bottle carrier.

mossy chicken wire cone

This is a tag board cone wrapped in moss, then wrapped in chicken wire, tied with a ribbon and embellishments. Pretty!

Chicken wire Cloche

What do you get when you add a candle stick, a cheese tray, a glass top and some chicken wire? A chicken wire cloche!

Fruit Crate Photo Frame

This photo frame was made from an old fruit crate. It is hung by old window chains and embellished with an old key.

Junky Outdoor Pallet Table

This eclectic table is great for the outdoor deck. It can work as a garden table or an extra table for outdoor parties.

Junky Old Memo Board

I used things I found in my garage to make this very neat memo board with a hook to hold keys. The tutorial for this project can be found on my blog...

Moss Picture Frame Wreath

A moss covered picture frame or wreath for front door. Covered with moss and hanging from a cotton ribbon, decorated with cotton rosettes. Available for sale at Homeroad the Store ...

Menu Chalkboard

This menu chalkboard was an antique table leaf. It originally folded in half and has a hinge at the top. I thought this was just crying out to be a menu board!

Upcycled Chalkboard

This chalkboard is made from an old ornate frame. The chalkboard in the center is masonite painted with chalkboard paint. Available for sale at Homeroad the Store ...

Chickenwire Screen

This used to be a folding screen room divider. It had cardboard inserts. I replaced it with chicken wire and now I'm using it in my kitchen as a photo and momento holder.

Recent comments

Re: My Spring Mantel...aqua glass, jars and lots a JUNK!!

Beautiful Laurel!

Re: Aging Galvanized Metal

Oh my goodness!! Thank you for this. I have so many things I could try it on... Do you think it is the bleach in the Lysol?

Re: JUNKMARKET Style....25,000 Members strong

Congratulations Sue! A great place for awesome inspiration!
Thanks to all contributors!

Re: Repurposed Items Used for Washi Tape Dispenser Boxes

Brian I think this is genius! I can't wait to make something to hold my washi tape! Great idea!

Re: Continuation of JMS "Top Ten" Brian's Favorite Junk Parts

Brian I'm with you on all of your "favorite things!" You have great style!

Re: Utensil Holder - Old Heavy Lard Press

Great idea! Not sure what a lard press is but if I found one I'd want to use it like you did! Nice job!

Re: Happy Valentine's Day

These look so beautiful Jim!

Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

Your white kitchen is beautiful Laurel!!! I love the old lunch box for the spices!

Re: A Simple Window Covering Solution

I love the hanger! I haven't seen one like that! Beautiful window treatment!

Re: Laurel Putman is Dripping with Charm and Will be at JMUG "Fall Edition

Nice Work Laurel! Love your stuff! Wish I was having better luck putting pictures on Junk Market Style... I cant get the uploads to work for me. Frustrating! But loving your stuff!

Re: Another Simple Spring Wreath

Hey Junk Friend,
You go girl! Another fabulous wreath! I love your stuff!

Re: Vintage Projector Lamp

I love this! I especially love the lampshade. Great project!

Re: The Scruffy Cottage Coffee Table

Jim I love it! I especially like the shape of the top, it reminds me of a vintage label... hey, maybe, a little paint....
It looks terrific!
Susan @ homeroad.net

Re: Sewing Seeds in My Rustic Garden

Hey Rustique Art,
Good to see you here! I'm a follower. I love your garden!

Re: Junkin up your love....?

Good idea turning it on it's side!


I'm an old junker too! Love the rust! Made a lot of things out of old rustys!

Re: Junk...is for the birds.

Wow! I love it! I thought you bought it!

Re: Rescued Vintage Table Top

It turned out great! I love the color!
Excellent job!

Re: Vintage Screen becomes Office Organizer

Wow it came out great! I also re-worked a screen. I used chicken wire! I like yours it's great!

Re: Junky Old Memo Board

I'm so psyched! Thank you so much for featuring me! I love this site and I am super excited to be part of it! Thanks for loving my Memo Board!

Re: Junk Hang-Up: Vintage Door Coat Rack

Love this! Great patina!

Re: Check Out My Junk...from the "Junk Swap"

Love the hooks to hold up the game board. I used metal curtain tiebacks to do the same thing to hold a big heavy board in my kitchen. They are inexpensive and come in all kinds of designs. Susan

Re: Junk furniture for outside

I so love the table built with the picket fence... I have the fence, I hope I can give it a try!