Detrian

Cedar Park, TX, US
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I love junk of any sort. I take what I find and turn it into art or something useful. I have a vintage booth where I sell some of my finds in their original condition, also stuff that has been altered, and original art pieces. You can stop by and see if you are ever in Georgetown, TX - I'm at the Collectors Market on 29, booth #811. Hoping to have a website and newsletter up and running by the end of the year. Joined this site to get to know some like minded people, this place feels like home!!

Member Since: 07/22/2009


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Wheely Sweet Coffee Table

I have had this wagon wheel for a couple years now, it used to stand decoratively in my office but it was time for a change.  I love it because it's rough and rustic, it's been carved into, all...

sweet and girly coffee table

I got this cool vintage coffee table, loved the shape and the glass was in very nice condition.  It had a girly vibe to me, so I decided to paint it a very very pale seashell pink (which was...

prissy plant stand

I had this plant stand, I bought it to use as a display in my vintage booth, hoping it would also sell.  It was painted this hot pink when I found it, which I thought was great, but it didnt...

junk swap project #1 & #2

first two junk projects..... I have plans for the game pieces, it will just take a little more time.  And still no ideas yet for the strange lid lifter tool, that one has me stumped!

junk swap box contents..... ready, set, go!!!

now, what to make, what to make, what to make?????

old chairs - refreshed!!

found these old chairs at a local thrift store, they had good bones and I figured I could give them a second chance at life :)  They are currently for sale in my booth, at least I think they are...

"Falling" for vintage chest of drawers

This is a vintage chest of drawers that I've had for awhile.  It used to hold office supplies in my office until I redecorated (I now use an old radio cabinet converted into shelves :) I loved...

since everyone does a bedframe bench..... here's mine!

Since everyone's rite of passage is the headboard/bench project, thought I'd share mine.  Found this neat old headboard/footboard/rails combo at a local thrift store.  Back is the...

mid century chair re-do

I found this pair of chairs at a thrift store for a very reasonable price.  I loved the mid century look, but they were in bad shape and needed to be redone.  I had a cheery piece of...

CAN YOU FIND THE LIGHTSWITCH?????

I recently built a new home, and I really don't like the basic white light switch plate covers that the builder installs.  So, I decided to custom make one that would be quirky enough for my...

wild and wacky custom desk / table

I had three vintage farm tables, two were very old and not as visually appealing as they once had been (they passed right by shabby and went straight to homely....), but I still loved them and...



Recent comments


Re: My Unique Leather Handbag

love it! do you sell these? I am a handbag fanatic :)

Re: The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser

this is really gorgeous... LOVE LOVE LOVE it...

Re: Chippy repurposed old door knob backplates

oh, you beat me to it!! I have a small pile of these too, and I have been grouping things to make them into necklaces also... great minds think alike :)

Re: Wheely Sweet Coffee Table

oddly enough I found it in a local thrift store almost 2 years ago. I couldn't believe my eyes!! Thankfully my mom was with me and she drives a truck ;) I've never found anything this unusual before that or since.... but I keep looking!

Re: junk swap project #1 & #2

(MamaBearsJunktique was my swap partner)

Re: junk swap box contents..... ready, set, go!!!

sorry, I forgot to add my junk swap partner - it's MamaBearsJunktique

I did post it on the facebook page, but somehow forgot it here.

First two projects are posted.......

Re: junk swap box contents..... ready, set, go!!!

I'm realizing my photo isn't as close as I thought.... so if you are wondering, here's the contents list:

a crochet halloween drawstring bag

a baggie of wooden game pieces (at least I think so, they look like little wheels)

a baggie of tiny marbles

an Accent seasoning shaker

a small swanky swig juice glass with some yellow ladies on it

a flat glass bottle

a small crimped biscuit cutter

a nozzle piece for some sort of juicer?

an interesting "lid lifter" tool

a small silver-plate bowl

a plastic tomato

a plastic covered butter dish

cardboard game pieces with bunnies!

Re: Junk Swap Project

Adorable!!!

Re: Unique "Black Dot" Foundry Mold Table

this is gorgeous!! I am drooling ;)

Re: Fuse-ion

I really like this! I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either, very creative :)

Re: Scrapyard lamp

Love the way this turned out, very clever!! I need to see if there's a scrap yard in my area now, you've got me inspired!

Re: Funky Side Table

love what you've done here!! I have four odd legs from something... (found in a thrift store), now I just need to find an unexpected top.. thanks for the inspiration!

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

I can't think of anything I'd rather do right now. I'm clearing out some stuff, so I'm ready to trade!!!!

COUNT ME IN!!!

Re: "Falling" for vintage chest of drawers

thanks for the kind words, everybody! I just love this site!!!

Re: I've got some "Hang" ups!

I have one of these in my office, I use it to display vintage postcards...... glad to see I'm not the only one who loves old hangers!

Re: A bow you can easily zip together!

the zippers are a wonderful idea...... I have some vintage seam binding that I was at a loss for how to use, maybe they would also make great bows! Thanks for the inspiration...

Re: Crib Notes On Weaving - Shhh, Don't Tell

luv luv luv luv luv that idea..........hunting for a crib spring as soon as possible......

Re: You Can't Take the Fancy Out of Fancy...

I have one of those in my garage somewhere, I was going to rewire it and actually hang it in my powder room, but I like your idea much better.........hmmmm, rethinking in progress....

Re: wild and wacky custom desk / table

thanks to all of you for the positive feedback, makes me want to run around the house and take pics of all the stuff I've made and post it up.......keep watching, I'll try to do at least one per week...

Re: Junk Mama Birthday Gift for her Shabby Chic Daughter!

I just bought an old vanity stool with twisted wire legs. The seat is ugly, I had planned just to re-cover it, but I like your plant stand idea even better, think I'll take it in that direction instead.....thanks for the inspiration!

Re: Our Name in Junk!

adore this idea!!!! I've been collecting actual objects from nature (tree limbs, rocks, etc) trying to find the letters of my name.......don't know why I never wanted to spell with junk, but you've completely inspired me, and I will be hunting in a new way from now on.......

Re: Antique oil can bee

this is so fun! I want to make one for my garden!