Barn Junkin' & Pickin' Trip

March 12th, 2014 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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How about all that great, old wood!  The structure was about 50 years old I believe.  One of the projects that the wood is going towards are a couple of Little Library projects that Ill be showing progress on shortly.  
Look at all the goodies!
How many times have we heard about someone peeing on an electric fence?!  Glad to have this old control box.  
A milk crate cornucopia of small gizmos to help create future pieces.
I couldnt pass up this awesome vacuum head.  Who knows what it will be!  Those little glass figure bottles were perfume/fragrance bottles, I believe.
The great uncle enjoyed cutting out and hand painting these little animal characters.  So cool to have found them and save them.  
The great uncle also made the top to this little table.  Its now a cool little prop table for one of my antique booths.
Im not sure what this galvanized sprayer will be but I had to have it.  The bird cage was said to have housed a canary that was a family pet.  
Heres a closeup of the more weathered of the wood we got.
And heres a few things Ive picked from estate sales and friends.  Check out that tall Coleman heater!  It looks like a tractor grill!  The folding chairs were in service years ago at an area church.  Ive been working through my several vintage water skis.  And the console radio has potential as something special -- just not sure what yet!
How about all that great, old wood!  The structure was about 50 years old I believe.  One of the projects that the wood is going towards are a couple of Little Library projects that Ill be showing progress on shortly.  

How about all that great, old wood!  The structure was about 50 years old I believe.  One of the projects that the wood is going towards are a couple of Little Library projects that I'll be showing progress on shortly.  


A fellow junker and I went jukin' and pickin' last weekend on the invitation of a friend.  Her great uncle has a small barn structure that needed to go.  We were offered the wood and whatever else was around the structure that wasn't already spoken for by the family.  Read below the picks for details.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
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Comments (7)

CottageElements writes:
Brian, I am sure you were in your glory! I'm sure some people thought you were crazy, but that's what I love about this business. Creating something beautiful out of cast-a-ways! Awesome!

Lani

PS Welcome, Justin! Posted: 8:26 pm on March 18th
DunhamDesigns writes: Brian.. You always find the coolest junk!! I'm so jealous. Can't wait to see what you do with all your new treasures :-) Posted: 10:30 am on March 15th
suewhitney writes: Wow! I'll just have to go cyber pickin' with you. The stuff here is still buried in the snow. Great stuff! Is that a squirrel I see in one of the pics? Just saying...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:30 am on March 13th
JustinFord writes: Hey yall, Brian wanted me to make my debut on here so, here I am, lol. It was a fun pick indeed, and the barn wood will work for so many differnt projects. I'll have to add the photos of the wood after i ran it through the planer,and give everyone an idea of what looks like under all that paint and years of distressing. Posted: 9:17 pm on March 12th
StrangeCargo writes: Brian, you hit the mother lode! Good luck and we look forward to your creations.
Ken Posted: 12:48 pm on March 12th
PlentyPlace writes: What an awesome pick! I bet that was loads of fun (and trips to the truck!) I just love that bird cage. I can't wait to see what you'll concoct out of all of that great stuff...especially the vacuum cleaner head. Should be interesting! =)

By the way...our spring birds are back & I just can't wait to fill our hummingbird feeder & see who comes to visit. Yay for spring!

Kerry Posted: 10:52 am on March 12th
MakinItHappen writes: All those old pieces of junk and folk art are just amazing! No wonder you're excited. Fun, fun, fun! Posted: 9:27 am on March 12th
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