chapin, SC, US

Ive been a junker forever! When you live on a budget and love quirky stylish things in your life you have to be creative and think outside of the box, or use the box! I have recently started staging homes with a realtor friend of mine. The Best Job Ever. You get to play with other peoples junk and make it look fantastic. Im always looking for new inspiration thanks to this site Ive found it. Cant wait to get my digital camera fired up and post some of my ideas.

Member Since: 05/19/2009

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Junk Swap Project just in time for Easter!

I love all the goodies Christina_S sent to me. The bulbs and shells especially seemed to marry well with each other. They have such happy faces!

Hollydaze make me smile!

Another brass chandelier re-do. I have turned this into somewhat of a cottage industry. I have sold 4 candoliers and the orders are coming in for Christmas. Who Knew!!!

Darling Dresser Cracks Me Up!!!

This was a terrific thrift store find. A solid cherry dresser that had seen better days. I sanded, painted and crackled the top and drawer fronts. A new set of drawer pulls "pulled" it all...

"While visions of giraffes and zebras danced in her head"

Another brass chandelier brought back to life. This animal print "candolier" will hang over a master bathtub in a zebra and giraffe inspired master bedroom suite. Hope she likes it!

Brassy Broad Lights up my life!

This was a great find, a double chandelier!!!  A little paint and bling and voila!

This little Diva's green with envy and dripping with bling!

This was an old 80's brass chandelier that I prettied up a bit. Paint,crackle,vintage bling and restrung beads!

Rusty Re-Purpose!!!

I found this old rusty plant stand in an antique shop and had to have it. I put some mini clay pots and tea lights in it and now it lights up the entrance to my walkway.

Have a "Belt"!!!

With the price of draperies these days I had to come up with an inexpensive alternative. I have been collecting old leather belts with interesting buckles and decided to use them as "Tab Tops" I...

Recent comments

Re: Tell me whatcha think... I need an idea.

I agree with Sue, you already have the lines on top so I'd stripe it black and white and re-stain the bottom. Tres Chic!
Have fun with your projects. Also, just realized we are neighbors (I live in Chapin,SC). I have a little store in W. Columbia ( I opened it after all the inspiration I got from this site) called Memere's Attic. Check it out on Facebook!
Happy Junkin!

Re: Meet "Ol' Blue," then go shabbify your 1970's dining room table...

I love what you have done with your table! I haven't been posting here lately because I've been too busy opening a shop and I would love for you to consign some of your pieces with me! Check out my fb page Memere's Attic. I am located in West Columbia....not too far from you.

Re: Farm Fresh Fruit Bowl

Simply Beautiful.

Re: A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

Beautiful! One of my very favorite projects of all time.

Re: Junk, Glorious JUNK!!!!!!!!!! Part 2


Re: My Swap Project 6 - bluebucket

Very shabby chic. The hats would make fun lamp shades too.

Re: My Swap Project 7 & 8 - bluebucket

Great the glass bowls.

Re: In love with Jack...

Gotta love Jack...the strong silent type!

Re: Junk food stands contain life, unprocessed.

Grate Racks!!! I'm now on the look out for these!!

Re: Spring Projects

I have canning jars just like yours...mmmmmmm. I love the funnel wind chimes.

Re: Finally Finished Junk Swap Project

Great Job! I love what you did with everything!
I hate waiting for paint to dry too!

Re: Need a Pencil?

Oh, don't we all have a drawer full of these somewhere!

Re: Memo Boards

What a great idea!

Re: my grandma's old salt and pepper shakers

I like these alot!

Re: junk swap!

Really love the beads on the candle!

Re: Another Party

Makes me ready for Spring! Great Ideas!

Re: Guess what? We're on Facebook!

I agree Karilelek...Finally!!!

Re: Junk Swap Fun...Thanks Marie!

I love everything!

Re: Suzy V Dressed for Spring

I want my own Suzy V. Doesn't every little girl love dress up !

Re: A Few Results From My Junk Swap Adventure!

Oh what great stuff you got! I especially like your bird house, very clever.

Re: My Swap Project 2 &3 - bluebucket

Simply Beautiful!

Re: A Fun Broken Chair Project...

Really interesting piece. I love your re-purpose!

Re: old toaster kitchen night light

Great Nite Light! I love the look of the metal grate. Sweet!!!

Re: Simple Thrift Store Decorating 1

Clever Girl! I like !

Re: Simple Thrift Store Decorating 2

Oh Christina! 3 Goodwill Stores close to home?! I'd be like a kid in a candy shop! Love your cloches. Marcelle

Re: A Lamp For The Birds

Very Sweet,love this!

Re: Junk Swap Project just in time for Easter!

Thanks Everyone! This challenge has been more fun than I could have imagined. Thanks to Christina for the fun junk you sent to me.I've got my thinking cap on for the rest of the stuff.Take Care, Marcelle.

Re: Sign -Up Complete! See Sue's Comment Below for Next Steps

I'm in !!!!!!

Re: Beverage bar....junk style!

love this transformation,beautiful.

Re: "Coffee Doodle Do"- CoffeeTime Lamp

love your designs...I think I've found a kindred spirit. Keep recycling those cups!

Re: Still Life... @ 12 Degrees

You'd think your beautiful pictures of snow would make me homesick for New England....NOT!!! I really like the south even though we're freezing here too. You have a great photographic eye.

Re: The Kitchen floor

Very inspiring work, love that you and your hubby worked together on this. Really beautiful!

Re: Shimmer Me Timbers

Sue, I love this Candolier! Since I've been making quite a few of them myself. Just a note though, my husband is an electrician (for over 30 yrs) and it is NOT against code to hang an electric chandolier over a tub! There's a light in your shower...right?

Re: Fall Back Decor

I TOO am a "Damn Yankee" and I make no apologies for it! Love the box...I want one. Wouldn't all my southern neighbors be shocked! Sounds like we grew up in the same neighborhood in NE I was about 40 miles south of Boston. I sure don't miss the snow.

Re: Festive Fall "JUNK" Scarecrows

TOO CUTE !!!! I especially like the idea of making them for charities. Great Job!

Re: Junk fall decor

Welcome CraftingWendy.... you're gonna love this site. Everyone is so talented and creative. Can't wait to see more of your posts.

Re: Happy Autumn

Jim - Your display takes me back....I'm originally from New England and one of the things I miss the most are the fall colors. Thanks for sharing...sigh!

Re: Climbing my Chippy Ladder to Success!

I really like what you have done with this piece. I do worry that there is the possibility of lead paint on all these old chipped pieces. I hope you don't have any little children in your home. That's something that every "junker" should be aware of.

Re: Head on Over

love the crackle finish.....did you use a crackle medium or elmers glue? I've heard it can be used instead and it's more affordable.

Re: Jewelry treasure hunting

I am sooooooo jealous! Oh the fun I could have with all that loot! Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.