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Hem Marker Fun...

Vintage hem markers make great display stands!  I love the graphic, industrial appearance and the built-in stand base lends itself well to all sorts of creations!  Here are just a few!

One to grow on...

I went to my first garage sale of the season the other day, and in the "FREE" box was the back end of an old rusty child's toy truck!  My immediate thought was what a cute planter it would make...

A Fun Broken Chair Project...

This is a fun rack made from an old broken chair and some miscellaneous junk hardware!  The chair was missing a seat and had a broken leg, but had such a decorative back design that I wanted...

A Rustic Little Side Table...

My daughter and I are going to be guest dealers next week at the monthly sale at Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley MN, and are working on some projects.  She found a great old crate stenciled...

A Couple of Fun Collages...

I worked on two collages this week, each very different, but made with all kinds of found goodies and junk!  The first is a dog collage (can you tell I love dogs...) and is made of all vintage...

A Great Marriage

This is a very simple project- a marriage of two pieces to make a decorative new useful piece!  I've had one of those old metal stand strainers for quite awhile, just waiting until I could think...

Slam Dunk...

This is a simple assemblage that makes a statement!  I used a decorative vintage black metal trivet, an old door plate, and a vintage metal basketball player trophy topper.  The trophy...

An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

I know in the past that there have been many posts with flat graters- even a friendly competition!  But for me, I love using these as great little industrial looking canvases for art assemblages...

Bird in the Cage...

I love using junk for collage and assemblage!  I had a vintage bingo cage which was broken off its base, and thought it would make a cute little bird cage.  I used an old erector set piece...

Recent comments

Re: Collecting Memories Album

This is such a lovely and personal piece...

Re: Headboard, Footboard=Chalkboards

These look great...I'm inspired!

Re: Foundry Pattern Mirror

Great the tags and graphic would make a wonderful addition to a room!

Re: Junk art coat hook wall? Yup!

Wonderful space, Donna...I love everything about it!

Re: Studio Space

This is lovely, Gretchen...such a creative space!

Re: My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

This post is pure eye candy...numbers would be at the top of my list, too!

Re: Ox Yoke Coat Tree

OH, it IS a beauty...wonderful re-use project!

Re: Singer Sewing Table

This looks great! Wonderful way to use a sewing machine base!

Re: Repurposed Glass Insulator Candlelabra

What a great way to re-use it!

Re: Rusty Little Shoes

These are SO fun laurel...LOVE them!

Re: Rusty Wheel Makes Rustic Chandelier

I think your chandelier looks wonderful! Great rustic goodness with an industrial vibe!

Re: Warehouse Industrial Cart Coffee Table

Beautiful projects! Love the coffee table and the windows and door look great!

Re: Old Window Frame to Message Board

I love this great looking project, even more so because you were able to use something from your childhood home!

Re: The Ooh-La-La Table

You turned this table into something really it!

Re: Funky Coffee Table

I LOVE this! A really great look!

Re: The Chair That No One Wanted

You did a beautiful job on this...turned out wonderfully!

Re: Create a pallet board wardrobe wall!

LOVE this idea! Vintage hangers look so great...and this is a fun way to use them!

Re: Upcycled Lamp No. 6

I love it! Great combination of elements for a whimsical result!

Re: Giving new life to old things - my junk furniture

This looks so great...a perfect marriage...

Re: Vintage Entryway with Chalkboard & Dictionary Page Walls

Hi Angie! Fun meeting you here! You know I love this wonderful room re-do! Full of great ideas!

Re: Garage Sale Cubby Table

A thing of beauty! Love the legs you chose...perfect! The whole space is wonderful!

Re: Organizing Photos...The Junk Market Style Way

What a fabulous way to highlight your portfolio...PERFECT!

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

I love all of your industrial goodness, Lanette! That wine bar is so fun!

Re: Metal File Drawer Chalk Board

Great re-use project~ love the industrial look!

Re: From bread bakin to shelf makin!

I love this! It's the perfect use for that great old pan! I love your elephants...I have a little collection of blown glass elephants!

Re: Vintage JEWELRY Sign

Fabulous project! You did SUCH a great job on this!

Re: Belted Bulletin Board

This is a great idea~ LOVE how it turned out!

Re: Chicken Coop

That coop looks great~ you did a wonderful job!

Re: "Flea Market Under Glass" Setup is Under Way!

Looks wonderful! Hope I can get out there!!

Re: my one of a kind, handbags made from recycled needlepoint and leather coats.

Love this idea! Very creative!

Re: Haupt Antiek Market - JMS Occasional Sale Pick!

Always a wonderful sale!!

Re: Candlestick Finials

I love these, Laurel! I have a bunch of idea! Thanks!

Re: Milkglass Planter

This is a great pretty and useful, too! I'm inspired!

Re: Shabby Chic Bedroom Makeover

This is really pretty~ great project!

Re: Industrial Table [WRECKAGE] is simply perfect...I love everything about it!

Re: ~~~Summer Breeze Planter

Everything about this combination is perfect! I LOVE it!

Re: Bringing a little bit of the Indoors Out...aka Deck-orating!

So pretty, Lanette...and beautiful views!

Re: Heavy Duty desk Vice Grip

I love this project! GREAT re-use and it looks awesome, too!!

Re: Flowers That Never Fade...

What a great project, Laurel! Very creative~ I love it!!

Re: Drink Up!

This project is talking to me...I LOVE this! Just a great project- thanks for sharing!!

Re: Freeze Frame

Charming frame! Your daughter is lovely! I love how you added your own sweet comment!

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

This is just the coolest piece ever...I can't even tell you how much I love this!!

Re: Playing Outside...

These all look wonderful, Laurel!

Re: Vintage Gears turned candle holders

This is great looking~ I just love the look on the table...


This is just lovely! I'm inspired to make a pretty centerpiece like this! Thanks for sharing!

Re: On the Hunt!

This looks like such a great day! You're right about dirty duties and not being for the faint of heart- our last foray took us through an unpicked old stone garage with bats! But it's just the best fun!

Re: Burplap Coffee Bean Sack Tote Bags

OH these are wonderful!!

Re: Tick, tock ... I've got clocks!

Three dollars?! Amazing...just love them all!

Re: The Toad House

This is so adorable! I've been wanting to make a fairy garden with my grandkids...this would be such a cute addition~ thanks for sharing!

Re: Guarding the garden

This is just so cute! You did a wonderful job on this!

Re: Is there a Doctor in the House???

Wow, these are all just wonderful and I LOVE the sign!!

Re: bird house

That is adorable! What a great way to use an old lamp stand!!

Re: is it art?

I sure think it's art~ great find!

Re: flower holder

What a cute idea! I've seen a lot of plants at the garden store displayed on wire stands this year- I think a lamp shade frame like this would be much cuter!

Re: Have You Ever Had A Wood Bucket Fall Apart?

Great projects! Wish I had an old broken bucket!!

Re: Scissor Holder

What a great idea! I am feeling inspired...thanks for sharing!

Re: Yard Sale find of the year: 8 foot industrial table/workbench

Absolutely fabulous table!!!

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

This is just charming!! I'll bet it looks fabulous in your space!

Re: More from AAJMS...and an outing or two...

It was so nice getting to meet you, Kathy~ as well as Janis, Sue, and Gretchen! Such a great, creative show! Linda

Re: A Gift I Call Gadget Man

LOVE it! A very thoughtful gift- love the Minneapolis clock and the W!

Re: my junky little garage

I think this is a GREAT project! You did a wonderful job...I love it!

Re: My Swap Project 11 - Bluebucket

Great project! I've always wondered what to do with these pieces!

Re: Greenhouses from old wood windows and industrial scrap material.

These are just wonderful!

Re: "Picture Perfect" Books...

Laurel, I love everything about this project! So original and creative~thanks for sharing!

Re: Custom Cigar Box Guitars

Wow, really amazing!

Re: Sampler totes

What a cute idea~ especially for those of us who don't sew a lot!

Re: Junk Swap Project #6

Very fun junk art~ thanks for sharing!

Re: Glitter Where You're Planted!

Gotta love the bling!

Re: junk swap no1

What a charming little shade~ very clever!

Re: 3rd Floor Stairs

Really fun project~ adds some whimsy to the house!!


Fun project- just charming in your garden!

Re: Proof It's In The Jeans

LOVE it! Great way to adapt to a situation and it looks cool, too!

Re: Amanda's guitar coffee table

This project is AWESOME! Just love how you re-used old cds for a mosaic! Original and creative!

Re: Plant Stand & Storage Cabinet

Great piece! Love the sewing machine legs!

Re: Once upon a time.......

Love your story and fun pieces...especially your Hosta Bed!

Re: Primitive dry sink from salvaged materials

Wow- this really turned out wonderfully! Just a beautiful job!

Re: from terra cotta to whole lotta red!

These turned out great- I love the color, too!

Re: Vintage Chair, re-covered

I just love the clean, graphic lines of this chair with the fabric, too! Great project!

Re: Beautifying a vintage spoon holder

Such a cute piece! Thanks for sharing the porcelain flower idea- very creative!!

Re: The Chimney Cupboard Family

Beautiful! I really love the colors you have chosen, too!

Re: From Clock Case to Jewelry Box

Gorgeous! Beautiful and useful way to re-purpose!


SO cute, and Love the bling!!

Re: I made my office playhouse inside!

Lots of goodies!

Re: Billy's Birdhouse

It's amazing the detail you put into each one!

Re: another free picture

Very pretty~ such a great frame!

Re: Kim's Coat Rack with Porcelin Door Knobs

That turned out just great! Very creative!

Re: Friends are the windows to the soul.

Such a sweet sentiment!

Re: 100 mile garage sale

I thought it was an old stained glass window! WOW...that turned out fabulous- great colors! I am getting so inspired on here today!

Re: Recycled Vintage China Birdfeeders

I just love how colorful these are~ I'm working on a new garden, think I'll have to try it!

Re: Great Finds at Garage Sales and Upcoming Projects

What a great day- wonderful finds!!

Re: glass mosaic

Beautiful! I think I have to do this, too! I can't wait to try this- thanks for sharing this fun idea!!

Re: Lock Case Towel Bar

This is a great re-use! It has a wonderful look!

Re: Shipping Crate Coat Rack


Re: More of my yard junk

What a cool potting bench~ love the sign on it!

Re: cabinet door turned to shabby chic art

Very the bling!

Re: My Giant funnels have a new life!

I am so looking for some of these!

Re: Purse Planter

So cute!

Re: Vanity Mirror

My favorite kind of project! Looks great!

Re: I have a few hang-ups...

Very cute! I always love letters!

Re: Not quite done yet!

Awesome, made the best projects with this set!

Re: Thresher finds new life as farm lamp

Wow...very cool!

Re: Large Green Carboy

That's amazing! Great find!

Re: High Speed Office Organizer

This is awesome...I just love advertising pieces, so graphic!

Re: claw foot curtain rod holders

Those are really gorgeous...they add such architectural detail to the window!

Re: Father's Day project

Very fun and thoughtful project!

Re: Large Iron Gate

Very decorative against the wall!

Re: Post Hat Stand

Very charming!

Re: O Spring of Junk

Lovely has a whimsical feeling! I love the bust!

Re: Tie Chair

This is a very attractive seat- artistic with an almost primitive look!

Re: Picket Stool

Really cute... and a great, creative way to use pickets!

Re: Another Printer Tray Idea

Very creative original idea- makes a great piece of art!

Re: Found on the side of the road

Very pretty chair...I love the fabric!

Re: Cable Spool Table

Great find and a fun table!

Re: Curch Pew Rebuild

Great project! I would match the green, too, so you could keep
the wonderful old patina!

Re: Cork Collection

Now THAT is a cool use for an old printer's tray...GREAT project!

Re: EAT sign

Very graphic!

Re: Wooden Toboggan Planter

I LOVE the old weathered look, too!

Re: Sewing Cabinet Door Chalkboard

This is very cool... and how great to have holes for the chalk!

Re: Old metal apple basket

I love this basket...very versatile! I can just imagine it with white rolled towels!

Re: Croquet anyone?

Very cute idea! Thanks!

Re: Another $50 salvage yard find

Wow...this is really a lovely piece! Fun to have a coffee station!!

Re: Commercial Laundry Hamper

This is just the best basket~ looks fabulous and so versatile!

Re: Rusty Round Iron Cover

Fun pieces~ they work well together!!

Re: Rusty iron rolling cart

Very cool piece~ I look forward to seeing what you do with this!


I adore this...really special!

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry - Heading to Cali for the Week-end

Gretchen, every piece is just gorgeous! You really are creative with your pieces! Looking forward to seeing you in person at the AA/JMS show!

Re: Black and White Dresser

This just turned out beautiful! Wonderful re-do!!

Re: salvage yard sink

Oh what a find...and two more?! WOW!

Re: Triumph Door Knocker

This is a really cool door knocker- great project!

Re: Croquet Bouquet

I just love old croquet stuff!

Re: Bowl of Spindles

Very graphic display! I love the simplicity...

Re: Bicycle Parts Steerhead

Very creative- love the whimsy!!

Re: Industrial style mushroom lamp

I don't know what it is...but it WOULD make an awesome lamp!

Re: Funky Junky Furniture

FUN projects...I love the lamp!!

Re: Junk Swap - #5

This is very clever and looks great, too!!

Re: No, Thank YOU Sir!

This is really an awesome project- inspires me!

Re: Bottle Rocket

oh my gosh....just love it!

Re: Broken Shutter Room Divider

This is a great project! I love how you did each side differently!

Re: Cast Iron Stove Bottom Ottoman

Very cool...looks great!

Re: Junk Swap - Projects 3 & 4

Great ideas...I so want to do the work light project!

Re: Junk Swap - Show and Tell

Great junk...can't wait to see what you do with it!

Re: trash junking

Now THIS is a great idea- love the paint!

Re: Infant prague assemblage

Very it...this just made me smile!

Re: You Shall Live

This is SO cool! I just love your art! Those wings are so inventive!

Re: An Aha Moment!

What cute kids! I love this idea- I never thought of using these old magnets! Lots of possibilities!


Those look great...such cool little pieces!

Re: Coffee Tin Projects

OH I love how you cut the can to use for art- I've never done that- and I think it looks so great!

Re: Thank you very much, Mission Rubato.

This turned out so cool- and I love your title!

Re: Vintage Silver Spoon Napkin Ring

Very sweet idea- just lovely!


These are very creative and fun!

Re: Junky Centerpiece Inspired by ND Junk Girl

Very cool junk! Just makes a great centerpiece!

Re: TING...went the strings (I mean xylophone) of my Heart!

Such whimsical fun!

Re: Junk Swap - Project #1

Such great decorative junk- fun projects!

Re: Junk Swap - Project #2

Love the combination of the insulators and the chippy wood!

Re: Junk Swap # 1

The cookie cutters are too cute...

Re: Old Letters to Make a New Entry

OH I LOVE this so much- just looks great at the entry!

Re: Assorted do-dads that I found at the auction today

Great finds~ just LOVE the old tag!

Re: 1 of a Kind bathroom vanity

This turned out great- makes a real statement in the room!

Re: Feeling Springy

Great find! You'll have fun decorating it all year!

Re: chestdrawer becomes a shelf unit

Great project- it will look wonderful in your room!

Re: blue and white from all over

This is so pretty and cheerful! I love the blue and white with the contrast of the dark wood- beautiful!

Re: sweet little table

Really cute and useful project!

Re: Minnesota or Bust...or so the sign says...

I just love clocks, too! Must be genetic~ my dad is a collector, I'm always asking for his leftover parts and goodies...can't wait to see your wonderful stuff!

Re: Parts Box Planters

Great good junk~ just love these boxes~ they look great with the plants and are so versatile!

Re: Plant Holder Wall Art

This is beautiful- I love it hung as art, so graphic- I need to find some of these!

Re: old windows

Great window ideas- my favorites are the chalkboards!

Re: Graphic Punch!

Great projects- the letters are fabulous! It makes a wonderful graphic art piece~ and you could still use it as a tabletop!

Re: To Market, To Market..Burlington Antique Show!

Lots of great goodies- would love to be there to shop!

Re: Buggy Tea Cart

This is just great! LOVE it!

Re: Picket Potting Bench

Fun project- turned out really well!

Re: Old sewing table makeover

Great re-do project~ the paint color is wonderful!

Re: Vintage Chair

Love your upholstery patchwork!

Re: Trunk Bottom Book Case

I love this project! Never thought about using a trunk in this way!

Re: Junky Chair with Promise

Very pretty- the silver leaf does give it a regal look- and the fabric is very pretty!

Re: Pictures of my home: the kitchen

Charming kitchen- love the cottage style cabinets! Your bottles are wonderful!

Re: My Swap Project 9 & 10 - Bluebucket

I just love the look of the galvanized metal with the painted wood! The eggs and pearls are charming!

Re: A Pleasing Palette

This looks so great- I need to make something like this! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Create a Fairy Garden with Me in Sunny California

I just think fairy gardens are adorable- full of whimsy!

Re: World Map Table

I think it looks great! Very creative and original piece!

Re: I flipped over a Christmas tree stand -- literally!

That does look wonderful flipped over! Very pretty!

Re: Scrap yard beds made good again

These turned out great- bet they look beautiful in your daughter's rooms!

Re: A couple of quick wall hangings

Very cool~ rustic and useful! Love it!

Re: A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

This is such an awesome piece...simply awesome...I love it!

Re: Have a Coke and a "smile"!

Fun project! I just love vintage bottle caps!

Re: Blue Plate Special

Very pretty and a great re-use!

Re: Junk Swap project: my first attempt at a mosaic

This turned out great- the the colors and the style!

Re: Bedspring Tablescape...and a little wine too!

OH I just love this- really a special tablescape! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Another Groovy Block Party!!!

Very pretty~ I always love those letters!! And your junk flowers are just gorgeous!

Re: Wreath of Rust

Looks like spring- so cute!

Re: A Magical Garden Party Charity Tablescape event

This is so lovely! Just charming!

Re: Stylin' Centerpiece

I just LOVE all of this! The grinder inserts look SO great! And I am so lovin' the number on the candle- I have to do this!! Great project!

Re: Tick-Tock Table

Great project- love it! Really nice transformation on the base, too!

Re: lamp stand become coat rack

This is really a creative, cute idea!

Re: 3 window treatment from $4.00 shower curtain and left over fabric piece

Turned out great~ a really smart source of decorator fabric!

Re: You Deserve A Crown

Adorable project, Lezlee! Just love the keyboard keys spelling "QUEEN"!

Re: Junk Swap

You are right, Judi- this IS junker's heaven! Such great goodies to play with~ can't wait to see what you do!

Re: JUNK from my bf's TRUNK!

My favorite is the drawer- great color!


Cute idea...and you still have more you can use!

Re: Been Busy Lately...

Just wonderful! I especially love how you have labeled them with the smaller letters!

Re: Oak Harvest Table and Window Curio Cupboard

Turned out gorgeous!!

Re: Tennis Racket Frames

Very creative- I really LOVE this idea- it has a great graphic look!

Re: "Fiesta Tree Hangers"

Very cool, they would probably be fun windsocks, too! Thanks for sharing!

Re: junk swap project #1 & #2

Fun projects! Love the candleholder, too!

Re: Sunshine Angel

I love the colors, too!

Re: foam tack boards for craft room

Turned out great- clever way to use old frames!

Re: Small Chairs for the Garden

Great funky garden decoration!


Wonderful project! Looks great!

Re: Built-In Desk Nook

This is an awesome project! Love how you re-used parts to create a wonderful new area! I want to work here!

Re: Junk Swap Project

Charming- works as a napkin ring and a place card!

Re: Seat Belt

Great project- love the different colors- inspires ideas!

Re: Cloche from 3 Vintage Glass Pieces

Very pretty cloche, Christina- love how you used the insulator! Your etsy shop is charming- I put you on my favorites list! (I'm itsybitsandpieces)

Re: Farm Fresh Fruit Bowl

Just love this! What beautiful patina!

Re: Our Yard Junk!

Those dryer drums are amazing- great re-use project!

Re: Lil' Cowpoke Armoire

This turned out awesome- love the colors!

Re: Great way to re-use old tea towels!

Great vintage modern styling!

Re: junk swap from gretchen /mimi toria

What a wonderful bunch of goodies- happy creating!

Re: Can o' lantern leads prosperous lineage

Very cool idea- love the blue!

Re: Things are always a changing

What a cute chair- and I love the message!

Re: It's a "Shoe-In"

Very cute and useful idea!

Re: My Round Top/ Warrenton Antique Weekend finds

Great finds1 Looks like so much fun!!

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

PERFECT...just perfect! Really adds to the gameboard display and just love that you can change it out!

Re: From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

I just love black and white with a touch of green- great projects!

Re: Glass Garden Totems/Centerpieces

Love all the beautiful colors!

Re: Roberta Gets an Upgrade

Just love that pointy nose!

Re: Why keep them in a drawer?

OH- these are just absolutely beautiful! SO original- I just love them!


Awesome! I REALLY love this fun bench- great project!

Re: MORE OF SWAP PROJECT .. Just in time for Easter

Lovely tussie- such a timely decoration to make with all your goodies!

Re: Happy Easter

Charming Easter tree- fun for holiday decorating!

Re: Reborn Cabinet for Quilts

So pretty- love all the gorgeous colors!

Re: Spring Projects

Fun projects- really does look like spring!! And I'll bet you stopped the squirrels- good fix!

Re: In love with Jack...

LOL! A little rough around the edges...he had me at the flowers...

Re: Junk food stands contain life, unprocessed.

This could really be a useful re-purposed rack! Wish I could find one!

Re: quilts and a few other things

Very pretty quilts and cool jack!

Re: My Swap Project 7 & 8 - bluebucket

Great projects- very pretty useful pieces! I like how you added the glass beads to the bowl edge!

Re: My Swap Project 6 - bluebucket

Very cute idea! Works well for hat displays!!

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

Great stuff- I always go for anything Bingo!

Re: Junk, glorious JUNK!!!!! had a great day junking!! Fun finds!


I really adore this! Makes something useful into something personal and special!

Re: My Swap Junk BEFORE project 1-Racers7

You received great junk! The little door is perfect for your cute rack!

Re: Elephabot

Just LOVE it- the teapot is perfect for this!!

Re: redo of bathroom adding a 100 year old door

My favorite is the half doll crib! Very cute!

Re: vintage magazine art: Part 2

Just very cool! I love vintage artwork like this!

Re: Turquoise~Color of Spring~Embellished Medicine Bottles

So pretty- I really love this color glass!

Re: vintage magazine advert

This is really fun- and looks really cool, too!

Re: small decoupaged box

This is very cute- love the colors and graphics!


I especially love how you used the tissue paper and burlap that came with the swap to decorate the case- fun piece!

Re: old shelf turned upside down, tiny gas pump, tricycle, cherub and doilie

Very pretty old radio cabinet!

Re: Tea Cart and goodies

Great items! Can't believe a watering can for free...

Re: Antique Show and Sale a Success!

That's great and you sound like you had a lot of fun!

Re: "Mad Men" art

I love the graphics, too! Fun art piece!

Re: Finally Finished Junk Swap Project

Great project- I love how you connected the box with the sconce! The chalkboard paint and buttons are cute decorations!

Re: SWAP Projects from my Amazing box 'O Junk from JunkinLindsey PART 1 of Many

Love the bling- great re-do!!

Re: vintage purses

Love your old stove and settee!


Love your screen door with the coke sign!


Just LOVE these! Oh-so-decorative and useful! Great projects!!

Re: Swap Projects 5&6: Light Jar and Candy Dish

Very fun projects! I have not seen this type of material before! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Meet Roberta: My First Attempt at a Robot

Very cool...I love the head! Fun project!

Re: What you can do with free 1892 house moulding!

You hit the jackpot here! Such fun creations and so many possibilities!

Re: It's old, it's's wonderful!

Wow, great find and for $5!! Love it!

Re: Formula Cans Into Easter Baskets

I think these are absolutely adorable! Inspires me to try something like this!

Re: Suzy V Dressed for Spring

This is so fun...I love Suzy V! Cute pattern display, too!

Re: Junk Swap Fun...Thanks Marie!

Wow, lots of fun junk to play with! That large piece looks great in your porch!

Re: Another Party

This is very sweet and so thoughtful! Charming decorations!

Re: junk swap!

Very fun projects- love the box and the apron is too cute!

Re: Barn-style Doors are Not Just for the Farm!

This just turned out beautifully! Really does make the room!

Re: Need a Pencil?

Love all the colors and graphics!

Re: dance necklaces using tap shoe taps

This is SO it!

Re: Cutlery Crosses

This is really ornate and lovely looking- and I like your stamped accents, also!

Re: Memo Boards

These are really cute- I'll bet your girls love them, too!

Re: my grandma's old salt and pepper shakers

Charming project with special meaning- so nice you could share it!

Re: A Few Results From My Junk Swap Adventure!

I just love everything you made! Very creative and beautiful items!

Re: STOP! Do Not Enter!

This is a great table, and I love the base, too!!

Re: Junk Swap Project just in time for Easter!

OH...these made me smile!! Very cute!

Re: A Lamp For The Birds

This is charming and such a feminine romantic look for your daughter's room! You did a beautiful job with the gold scrolling, too!

Re: Simple Thrift Store Decorating 2

These are just adorable! I love your inventive cloches- never would have thought to use a light cover in this way! I am inspired to see what I can find out thrifting, too!

Re: Garden junk!

Just love your awesome burner- so cool!

Re: My Swap Project 2 &3 - bluebucket

These are all just beautiful- great job!


Another great project- very creative!

Re: Junking Saturday

Great junk finds! My favorites are all the old hardware and latches!!

Re: My 2nd completed junk partner project!

Fun and graphic- great project!

Re: My first completed junk partner projects

I love that clock- great chippy paint!

Re: Pine Pantry

Beautiful cupboard and I can't wait to see your table!

Re: Happy Spring!

Cool pieces- looks like spring! That's a fun shop!

Re: Junk Swap Project

Great junk piece- love the old wheel and croquet ball! Very creative!

Re: Showcasing "Schnibbles" on Town Names Cards

These are so much fun! Great cards!

Re: Junk Swap

Just love this great looking clock!

Re: Swap Projects 1&2: Book Cover and Basket

Very creative way to make a basket!

Re: Swap Projects 3&4: Wall Decor and Tea Lite Holders

Great projects! Charming collage and cute tealights!

Re: First post from my swap partner.

These look wonderful- perfect for spring!

Re: Prepping for Art + Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style Event in May

Wonderful stuff- it looks like a great time!

Re: you can't always get what you want...

Great finds! Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

Re: Coffee Tray

Love this! Great way to make it current and trendy!!

Re: Grandma Memory Collage

Awww...this is very sweet- such a nice way to have her treasures where you can see them and honor her memory! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Clothespin Bag

What a cute idea- very creative!

Re: Junk Queen Necklace

What a nice post-and the necklace is awesome!

Re: Child's Vanity

This is just SO cute- love the chair back mirror!

Re: from old door to new headboard

Love how you added a shelf top- very creative!

Re: Chimney Cabinet

LOL! This turned out wonderfully!

Re: junk swap projects coming soon!

Can't wait to see how you use these!

Re: tractor smoke stack turned willow vase

WOW- that smokestack is amazing! I love the color, too!

Re: new cake stand

This has a great look! And I love the tarnish, too!

Re: Antique Book Page Projects

Fun projects- just love the look of old paper!

Re: Springtime & Easter stuff

Awesome piece- I'd love to see it with the rye grass!

Re: finally! i've actually done something

Lots of great goodies- love the cubbies for a headboard!

Re: First Junk Swap project!!!

These are great projects- I'll bet the sunlight is beautiful on the sun catcher mini-chandelier!

Re: Toasty warm light

Very cool re-use project! I'll bet it does give lovely light!

Re: Old warehouse cart turned coffee table

This is very cool- and I especially love that you used a logo with family history!


Wow- I love the lines of those chairs!

Re: Recycled Containers with New Tags

Love it! Great graphic industrial look!


Great junk! My favorites are the great old doors and beds!

Re: coat tree

This turned out great- I look forward to seeing the birch treatment!

Re: whatnots and thrift store finds ;)

Beautiful cabinet doors- and I love your collection of vintage picnic baskets!

Re: Help me think of a name!

Very cool...looks like a Cyclops to me...

Re: West End Salvage

Awesome stuff! My favorite is the table with the trunk top- very creative!

Re: Garden Globe Pedestal

Very cool pedestal! Lots of possibilities!

Re: Getting Back to Basics

This is just simply lovely! I love the combination of textures and the pop of the spring green leaves against the beautiful neutrals!

Re: Shower flange candleholders

Very cool industrial junk look!

Re: Getting Ready for Easter

Now THAT is cute! Fun junk twist on Easter decorating!

Re: My Junk Swap goodies from Laurel, aka Chipping Charm!

Ooohhh...this is some fun junk! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Re: Thrift Store Box

Very cute- adorable little ribbon and button flower!

Re: Spring fever

Very cute springtime decorations!

Re: Cheyenne Lockers Memories

Wow- you did a great job at recreation- I can see your attention to detail! Love the pantyhose- very creative!

Re: Dentist chair

I don't know what it is, but it sure has awesome lines!

Re: Chicken Crate Shelves

Your crates make great displays for your wonderful collections!

Re: Canning Jar Lifter Wreaths

These pieces are such nice graphic forms! Creative way to use them!

Re: Junk Linens turned Aprons

These are charming- very creative!


Fun finds- I especially love the numbers!

Re: Fringy Night Stands

Great funky retro feeling! Love the fringe!

Re: Step Ladder Wine Rack

SO creative! Looks great and so usable!

Re: introduction and first time post!

GREAT goodies- can't wait to see what you do with them! Glad to have you on the site!

Re: Junk-displayed photographs

This is GREAT junk re-use! I LOVE them all- wonderful projects!

Re: Best Man

I just LOVE your half man- what an awesome project! And the gazing ball is beautiful- what is it made of?

Re: Vintage Hobnail Lamps Get a Modern Makeover

Those shades give the lamps a whole new look- love it!

Re: Re-do of tiny bathroom

Clever way to make a sink skirt!

Re: Crockery Shard Pendant

This is just so unique and creative- wonderful piece!

Re: Vintage Watch Jewelry Necklace

This is really lovely! My dad collects and repairs clocks and watches and gives me his parts, too. I love them for art and am saving some special pieces for jewelry, too! I love what you've done with yours!

Re: Cobalt Bottle Tree

Such pretty glass- I'll bet this is beautiful in a sunny garden!

Re: painted western belt

I love the paint treatment- very creative!

Re: more flea market scoops!

More good stuff- love the 7-Up carton!

Re: my latest flea market finds

Lots of good finds- I love the Touring game!

Re: My Swap Project 1 - bluebucket

This is very creative- and they turned out great!

Re: junk jewelry

I love all these pieces- charming necklace!

Re: Transform a chest of drawers to a small dresser.

Turned out really lovely!

Re: Drumroll Please...

Wow, these just went together perfectly! Great table!

Re: A Rustic Little Side Table...

@Susie- On Eagles Wings- Yes, customers always want the display pieces- it will be for sale, too!

Re: Bottles and a basket turned into a beaming lamp…

This has a very cool, industrial vintage look- I love it!

Re: lampshade makeover

Always fun to re-use! My favorite is the wonderful rusty cart, too!

Re: eat your way around the globe lamps

Wow- very cool! Love the look of a globe as a lampshade!!

Re: The Bench is FINISHED!

Love what you ended up choosing for fabric- turned out wonderful!!

Re: More TRASH to treasure

These all turned out great! Never would have thought of decoupaging a lamp! Awesome project!

Re: A Couple of Fun Collages...

@ DebbieDL- these are done on stretched canvas, but could also be done on canvas board or any other board you have. You could even do them inside of a box or crate...many possibilities!

Re: My newly designed booth pictures

So pretty! I love all the chippy goodies and especially the funky mannequin head!

Re: Please help us....we would like to be a bench someday....

Great chairs- I love the lines! Sounds like maybe you are going for a French Nordic look- white paint and stenciled burlap would look great for that. I really love the black paint, too- it would also look great with the burlap you mentioned, as would toile, and even black and white houndstooth. Can't wait to see what you discover to do with these!

Re: Vintage Iron Gate

What a wonderful find- SO many possibilities!! Love it!

Re: Rickety Old Wardrobe~Relives as a rustic Piece!!!!

This looks wonderful! I love the color and your attention to detail!

Re: Junk Swap Project--just the beginning

Great project- and such FUN junk to play with! Looking forward to more!

Re: chalk board door

This is wonderful- graphic and useful- I love it!

Re: This coat rack / hat rack was made with two doors.

Wonderful job- looks great!

Re: "A Crown for the Queen"

SO sweet, the little enameled flowers are the crowning touch!

Re: Skullbot

OH, I like him, too! Love the wood and the springs!

Re: Tag, You're It!

Very fun way to use wrecked, reclaimed books!

Re: [WRECKAGE] Cabinet

This is SO cool! I love that you take old pieces and bring them together into something so great and useful! I can't wait to see your creations! And the name- Wreckage- PERFECT!

Re: front of my house

I love the red shutters and the wicker settee!

Re: Key Catcher

Thoughtful kids! Great way to keep organized!

Re: Unique "Black Dot" Foundry Mold Table

OH this is really awesome! I love everything about it! FABULOUS job!

Re: Some see a 'custard cup' ...... I see a 'mini glass cloche'

This is an adorable idea- cute cloches and love the painted rock eggs!

Re: Candles ~ "kicked up a notch or two"

Very cute for spring- I love the black eyed peas!

Re: ~Vintage Bundt Pan turned Birds Nest~

Very cool combination of textures and vintage finds!

Re: Picture Perfect Spring Welcome

How fun! I'd definitely love walking up to this door!


These are awesome- my mind is spinning...

Re: A Good Place To Nest

This is just charming- such a fun way to use an old sifter!

Re: Junk Gyspy meets Cowgirl Chic

I just love all this very cool vintage western stuff!

Re: How to Make the Stars Happy

This is just so charming! I love the container and would never have thought to use a button card as a gift tag! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Star Attraction!

This is a great project- I've seen folding measuring sticks made into stars, but never thought of using rulers!! Lets you use whatever combination you want! Thanks!

Re: Necklaces Reborn...Buttons, Too

These are SO much fun! There's such great inspiration on Junkmarket Style!! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Fuse-ion

This is a great, inventive re-use! Just LOVE it! Really thinking outside the box!

Re: A little yard somethin

Very creative- I bet it's lovely catching the sun!

Re: Objects as Art

I just LOVE all of these! Great artistic pieces!

Re: Jewerly Organizer

Very cute idea! Great re-use for the candle holder and I bet it looks adorable in your daughter's room!

Re: old chairs - refreshed!!

You gave them a nice, fresh cottage look! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Reclaimed headboard Now coat/hat rack

This is really lovely- a very versatile piece-it would work well in so many places!

Re: Bet you didn't know how sweet dripping wax could be!

Very pretty- I love the chandeliers- so romantic!

Re: "Wander/Watch/Nest" Necklace

Lovely necklace- so graphic with the watch face- I love the combination of materials and especially the cute little nest!

Re: Arachnibot

Another really great creation!!

Re: Repurposing a crate

Love it! Great paint finishing and design!

Re: Cataloging a new adventure!

Very cool! I would have snatched that up, too! Great find!

Re: Reproducing Old Documents

Wow- I bet these will look wonderful framed as a special remembrance!

Re: Bench from a bedframe

I really like this! I love the simple style, sturdy boards, and whimsical curve design- great idea!

Re: "Olde Tyme" Collage

Great project! I LOVE old clock parts- great shapes and so graphic!!

Re: Global Change

Great project! I'll have to start looking for those marble bases- very cool!

Re: Piperbot

How fun to make a family of them! Great personalized gift!

Re: Robopup

I just love assemblages like this! Great project!

Re: Letterbots

I just love these...whimsical!

Re: "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?....Well you better let him out"

Great old tins- love the old paint color! I never made THAT call, but I guess I admit to making a few others...LOL

Re: Airstream Project

This is really great! I love the colors, projects, and funky retro vibe!!

Re: toille trunk

Really lovely project! Love the colors- a precious heirloom piece for your daughter!

Re: Got Hoops?

These turned out great! I especially love that toile!

Re: All the Pretty Junk

Love these great photos- WONDERFUL good junk! Great shelf, too!!

Re: My Scavenge Wednesday in Ann Arbor 2.24.2010

Really some fun, eclectic finds! I'm always amazed what people find thrifting!

Re: Heart of Toile

This is very sweet! How nice you used pieces that had meaning to you for this special gift!

Re: Easy cutest pin cushion pin display in 3 minutes

What a clever, fun re-use for old shoulder pads! The pins look gorgeous displayed this way- thanks for sharing!

Re: Framed Clocks

I love the great simple look of these- you can adapt them for any decor!

Re: A TwoFer

The holes add a great accent to the shade! I want to know what the base is, too!


Janis- this looks lovely! I always get wonderful ideas from you here and on your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

Re: My First Post!

This is such a great re-use! You see these waterbed headboards at garage sales all the time- never would have thought of making something so nice! Glad you are on the site!!

Re: Antiquing To Michigan and Back

WOW, these are some awesome finds! I can't even pick a favorite- I would have bought them all!! I've never seen a stamp rack like that one either!

Re: Laundry room curtains.

Such a charming idea! Even better that they were yours!

Re: Disk Spacers Re purposed

These are great looking- I love the rusted patina!

Re: For the Love of White Junk

Great finds! I LOVE the wonderful old bin!

Re: Scrapyard lamp

Great lamp! And I love the shade you paired it with!!

Re: To DYE for!

This is such a great piece of advertising art! Such great colors and graphics! So nice it is from your family- wonderful re-purpose!

Re: My Funky Chairs

I love all the creative, artistic chairs- and the dining room set was great!

Re: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Very sweet...I always love birds!

Re: Junk on Parade Part 2

Great finds! My favorites are the cute cabinet samples!

Re: shabby chic picture frame

Very pretty- wonderful vintage frame!

Re: seeing the light

Beautiful colors!!

Re: Late Bloomers...

Your bouquet is adorable! Never have had a clue what to do with those old stretchers- very creative!

Re: Words on Vintage Maps

I really love this! So graphic- you have inspired me with all kinds of ideas- THANKS!!

Re: Towel rods from antique gas lines

Great idea- very creative and decorative!!

Re: Junk Necklace

I love all the cool chain parts!

Re: Sanity Restoring Junque

Ooh...LOVE all the bling!! Guess you needed a little junk therapy!

Re: A Fun Day of Junkin'

Great junk haul- looks like a FUN day!

Re: From Fireplace to Mantle!

Lani- these are just great! I love all the ideas, too- my favorites are the candles and flowers! I hope I run into some of these sometime!!

Re: More Thrift Store Finds.

Those plates will make a charming server! Always fun to go thrifting!!

Re: Front of my home

I love the dollhouse table- never thought of doing something like that!

Re: The Lighthouse Bed

Very creative way to replace those finials!!

Re: altered antique bottles and charms

Looks like a fun, creative project-I want to give it a try!


I don't know what it is, but sure love its design!

Re: My Rose Bowls (and plates and teacups)

Lovely dishes and I love the pretty aqua tin, too!

Re: Sea Glass Lighthouse Sconce

Lovely re-use of a found piece with your lovely sea glass!

Re: "Shift Key" Necklace

Charming! I especially love the little number stencils!

Re: Old Galvanized Drawers Tray-ded Up

Great use of very cool drawers!

Re: The Cat's Meow

Very cute way to use all your goodies- thanks for sharing!

Re: It's Good to Be Shelf-ish

I love divided drawers- they are decorative and useful!

Re: If JMS Jumped off a Bridge .....

My husband shares my love of junkin'- I totally get where you are coming from!

Re: Little Traveler wins!

Very cool- great assemblage art! Congratulations!

Re: Art & Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

OH this looks great! And lucky me living in the Twin Cities!!

Re: "Key To My Heart" Resin Pendants from old keys.

These are really cute- great job!

Re: Old kitchen cabinet door has new life

This is really pretty- I love your projects! I'm going to try this one, too!

Re: 100 yr old door is now an adorable sitting area

This turned out wonderful- I'm inspired to try this in my own home! Lovely!

Re: ~Be My Valentine~

OH this is GREAT! So love the combination of materials- the colors, the graphic letters, the rustic copper- SO fabulous!!

Re: Priceless Crown!

Charming and whimsical!

Re: scrappy sun catchers...

Reminds me of a crazy quilt- such a fun project!

Re: OXO ... Hugs n Kisses

OXO- so clever! Great colors and displays!

Re: SCRAPS - Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts

Great funky art lamp! Sounds like a wonderful place to shop for good junk!

Re: Can't believe this one sat in the attic for so long

I always love letters! Great job on the table!


LOL! It does look like that! Very pretty art piece!

Re: Boy and Girl Assemblage Collage

Great job- it's so fun making art from all your little goodies...

Re: Life Collection

Very pretty-special one-of-a-kind artwork!

Re: In a word.

Gotta love those letters- I can't get enough of them!!

Re: My shagalicious headboard. Don't try this at home, kids!

Wow, what an amazing job you did on this...must have been very satisfying when you finished that last piece!!

Re: Portable Light for Valentine's Day!

Great versatile rusty piece- and I really love that mirror, too!

Re: Smacking good Valentine

Just love those fabulous gumball machines!

Re: Faux Ribbon Necklace

Fun to see you on here! I really love these- so creative!!

Re: Must be L-O-V-E!

I love these! So graphic! Inspires me with all kinds of ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Re: An odd Couple can make a perfect least for furniture

Great project! I love the way it can be used opened or closed!

Re: Lunch box memory style

Very cute storage item- I love the little Memories tag!!


Very creative, useful piece! I love how you used different style legs!!

Re: Primitive cupboard

Beautiful! You did a great job with the paint!!

Re: ~My Sweetheart~

OH MY GOSH! This is a seriously gorgeous piece of junk art!!
I love EVERYTHING about this BEAUTIFUL piece! I LOVE all of your art, but this one has to be one of my favorites!

Re: My Treasures

Love that great old bench!!

Re: Junky Love

Great junk- I really LOVE the stencils!!

Re: An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

Christina- my piece is printed "ACME The Only Genuine Safety Grater"- so I guess its just some kind of grater...anyone know?

Re: Vintage Doorknob Curtain Tiebacks

Beautiful! Never thought of using something like this! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: "Springing" for the Wine...

Laurel- this is a really creative idea! I know you'll do well with your new space- it looks great! Have fun!!

Re: Patina or Dirt???

Oh how I love this great gardening box- beautiful!!

Re: It's "Wheely" a clock!

Great project! Love this- the wood looks beautiful- just a great statement in a room!

Re: "Bird of Nature" Necklace

So lovely...I love your attention to detail and that you think about the reverse side!

Re: Joshua "Jack"

Fun table- I like the chippy green, too!

Re: Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

Can't wait to see what you do- I love the graphic look and the "NEW HOME" name!

Re: More Vintage Valentine Fun

FUN art- my favorite is the little girl with the buttons!

Re: architectural hangings

Love the old graphics!

Re: Zero to Toasty in 30 Seconds or Less

I love everything about it! Great way to reuse and old piece!

Re: Pretty Things

Love it- such a pretty way to display your lovely items! Looks great in the room!

Re: The joy of JUNKING!

WOW... this looks like some FUN! I would love a day like this!!

Re: It's a Sun Kraft!

Great project- I LOVE the lines on this, too!

Re: Flea-ing in the Sunshine State!

My kind of day! LOVE IT!

Re: Old tiles

I love this idea- I never thought about decorating tiles in this way...very pretty!

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

Very creative! I love to see how lots of parts come together for such a charming result! I love the family sign, too- my daughter took architectural photos around town to make a sign of our eleven-letter last name- it made a most special gift for our family!

Re: Chippy Cottage Charm will be at Benson Flea Market (Sioux Falls, SD)

Looks wonderful- I'm sure you'll do great! Have fun! Linda

Re: Mirrored Plates

This is a great idea- very pretty way to add a mirror into a room!

Re: ~Concrete, Cloches & Candles~

Oh, how I'd like to run into some concrete like this! Great ideas!

Re: ~Junk In The Garden~

Beautiful...what a lovely garden...makes me long for spring! Thanks for sharing!

Re: How to Make a Gear Mold Clock

GREAT project! The gear is amazing and I really appreciate the step-by-step hints! Thanks!

Re: Repurposed Containers For Florals

Looks so pretty in the tureens! Great idea!

Re: "Where Junk Resides"

Looks like lots of great goodies!!

Re: Nesting Bird Server

This is absolutely adorable! Lovely project!

Re: Bird in the Cage...

Thank you SO much! I was a little nervous making a first post, but you've all made me feel very welcome! I'm so inspired by all the wonderful junk art I have seen here!

Re: Rainy Day Sale At Georgia Moon

Looks like a wonderful sale! The wall of rifle targets is AMAZING!! What a great idea!

Re: Bird in the Cage...

Thanks SO much, everyone for your nice comments and kind welcome- it inspires me to try more things!

Re: Vintage Door Vanity

Love it...what a great way to use a wonderful old door! Beautiful!

Re: Baby, It's Cold Outside!

This is so charming and welcoming!! Love it!

Re: Funky Side Table

I love this! Great project!!

Re: Yes, It Spins Too!

What a beautiful, creative piece- I just love it!

Re: Stop the Draft!

WOW...something so beautiful and functional, too- a true work of art- Thanks so much for sharing...

Re: A Simple Monday Floral Arrangement

I love this! I've been craving some spring greenery- what a sweet way to display it!

Re: Well Worn, But Well Loved . . .

I love cracked and crazed pieces- I think they are beautiful and one great benefit- they often sell for a song!

Re: Have Suitcases; Will Travel

What a wonderful collection! They're decorative, useful, and of course, you don't have too many!

Re: Photo Finish

This is such a wonderful project made all the more special by the love put into it for a special gift!

Re: What's Under That Glass Dome?

Glass domes and trophy toppers...two of my favorite things! I love it, love've made me look at them in a whole new way- thanks!

Re: Top "10" for 2010...Ten Very Good Reasons to Buy Junk

Great stuff...makes me want to go junkin'!

Re: Copper Pipe Dining Room Table

Beautiful! This is really quite special and oh, so usuable! I love the combination of the sleek glass and rustic copper, and the patina on the chairs is the crowning touch! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Pennant Christmas Tree Skirt

This is such a fabulous project- a very creative and original way to use those wonderful old pennants!