SHABBYPATTY

HAMBURG, NY, US
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YEARS AND YEARS AGO I BECAME A JUNKER BECAUSE I COULD NOT AFFORD FURNITURE OR NICK NAKS. SO I WOULD HIT THE YARD AND GARAGE AND BARN SALES, GARBAGE PICK, AND FRIENDS HAND ME DOWNS. SO YOU CAN SAY, I AM AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE. PEOPLE LOVE TO SEE MY HOME JUST TO SEE WHAT ELSE I HAVE DONE. JUST RECENTLY I MADE AN ISLAND FROM A $10 DRESSER, 4 LEAVES FROM MY DINING ROME TABLE, WAINSCOTTING AND MOLDING. ITS THE BEST!!!! WHEN I SAW JUNKMARKET ON THE MAGAZINE RACK, I WENT NUTS. THIS IS ME!
PAT
OH YES, THIS IS A PIC. OF MY LITTLE RESCUE BOO BOO.

Member Since: 01/13/2009


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SOME EYE CANDY FOR THE PORCH

I found some sconces on Craigslist back in Feb. and got them for $15. I had all intentions of re-wireing them but the job looked to intense for me!! So I stripped all the wire out and cleaned up the...

GOOD TO BE A SENIOR!

I went to my local Goodwill yesterday and picked up these candle holders (5) and white plates(5). The plates in two different patterns.  There was one TALL candle holder which was $3, the rest...

FROM DESK TO POTTING BENCH

I picked up this childs desk from the curb and added a few tweeks and paint and vooowalla....my potting bench! 

MORE USES FOR THOSE TABLE LEGS

I STILL HAVE LEGS LEFT OVER FROM JUST ONE TABLE.  I TOOK TWO OF THE SAWED PIECES AND SUPER GLUED CANDLE PLATES ON THEM AND ADDED CANDLES!  VOILA! EASY AS PIE!

KILLED TWO CHAIRS WITH ONE GREENHOUSE.

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PROJECTS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. FIRST, I WANTED TO MAKE A GREENHOUSE FOR SOME OF MY PLANTS.  I HAD SOME WINDOWS I JUNKED PICKED AND TWO OF FOUR CHAIRS ALSO FORM THE JUNK...

X-MAS TREE STAND LAMP

FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT TO DO WITH MY ANTIQUE X-MAS TREE STAND.....TOOK ME AWHILE!  I THOUGHT ABOUT A FLOOR LAMP BUT YOU WOULD'NT NOTICE THE STAND THAT MUCH. SO MADE A TABLE LAMP INSTEAD...

"COFFEE TABLE/OTTOMAN/XTRA SEAT/STORAGE" PROJECT!

I HAD THESE OLD DRAWERS FROM OUR DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM. THEY WERE BUILT INS AND I SAVED THEM AFTER WE UPDATED THE BATHROOM.  THERE ARE THREE OF THEM AND I TOOK THE ONE AND MADE A COFFEE TABLE AND...

JUNK ANGEL 2

HERE IS ANOTHER JUNK ANGEL, I THINK SHE IS CUTER THAN THE LAST ONE I MADE. SHE IS OUT OF A SMALL TABLE THAT BROKE IN HALF SO I USED THE LEGS SINCE THEY WERE SO UNIQUE, AND TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN. 

CHRISTMAS TREE STAND

I FOUND THIS TREE STAND FOR $10 AND QUITE DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT!  ITS NEAT AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE IT.  ITS CAST IRON AND WOOD.  IF ANYONE HAS AN IDEA LET ME KNOW.

JUNK ANGEL

I HAVE HAD TABLE LEGS LAYING AROUND THE HOUSE FOREVER. FOR SOME REASON I LOVE TABLE LEGS.  NOW I FOUND A USE FOR THEM. FINIAL FOR HEAD AND MOSS FOR HAIR.

SHUTTER-LY DELIGHTFUL

FOUND THESE SHUTTERS AT ANOTHER GARAGE SALE. SIX SETS OF TWO HINGED TOGETHER @ $20 FOR ALL!!!  DID NOT NEED TO PAINT, JUST PUT THEM UP ON EACH END OF MY FRONT PORCH! THEY ARE ABOUT 10 FT. TALL...

GARAGE SALE FIND

A $3 DOLLAR BRASS CHANDELIER FROM A GARAGE SALE TURNED INTO A CHIC LIGHT FIXTURE.  MY HUSBAND TOOK THE WIRING AND PUT A PLUG ON IT SO I CAN MOVE WHERE EVER I WANT IT ! IT'S ON MY DECK RIGHT NOW.

ugly coverup

WE HAD THIS FRIDGE FOREVER AND I HATE THE COLOR.  IT DOSNT MATCH ANY COLOR IN MY KITCHEN SO I ASKED MY HUBBY TO COVER IT UP WITH THE LEFT OVER WAINSCOTTING AND I PUT A DOUBLE COAT OF CLEAR...

KITCHEN ISLAND

THIS IS MY ISLAND I MADE FROM AN OLD DRESSER($10) , LEFTOVER TABLE LEAVES, WAINSCOTTING,AND MOLDING.  I LEFT THE TWO TOP DRAWERS OUT FOR LARGE PANS AND COOKIE SHEET STORAGE.   HUNG AN...

DRAWER OTTOMAN

I AM NOT SURE WHERE I SAW THIS BUT ITS AN OLD DRESSER DRAWER MADE INTO AN OTTOMAN.  I HAD TWO DRAWERS AND BOUGHT 3" FOAM, REMNANT FABRIC, SOME FURNITURE TACS AND HAD SOME OFF WHITE PAINT FROM...



Recent comments


Re: A new kitchen light

FABULOUS! JUST GORGEOUS! I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY! STUPENDOUS!

Re: JUST A FEW YARD SALE SCORES

How cool! Man, I'm commin to your side of town!

Re: MORE YARD SALE SCORES

Bullet holder? Must of been awful big bullets! Its a great piece and now I want one.

Re: Recyclying a metal vase with Mosaics

WOW!!!!!!!! What patience! It's beautiful!

Re: Tile Scraper? .....Not!

OMG~ Sounds like the same conversation I have with my hubby! Neat sign!

Re: Recycled objects found at thrift stores

GREAT JOB!! I LOVE THEM!

Re: GOOD TO BE A SENIOR!

Hi Fellow Junkers, I used Super Crazy Glue. It Dosen't leave a yellow mess. Thanks for all the comments!

Re: free find favorites

What a haul!!! Love the book, that was my favorite as a child. I want the molding pieces, they're great also. good job!

Re: My first...

Its beautiful! I love the coloring on it. Nice piece.

Re: old doors galoore!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE EM ALL AND RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Re: Barnboard birdhouses

GREAT HAUL, AND THE THE BIRD ABODES ARE SO CUTE!

Re: the loner

I HAVE RIPPED ONE APART EASILY! JUST DON'T PLUG IT IN! I AM IN THE PROCESS OF TURNING OLD SCONCES INTO CANDLE SCONCES SO I RIPPED ALL THE WIRING OUT AND REMOVED THE PAPER SOCKETS. IT CAME WITH ALL THE CRYSTALS SO THAT WAS THE BIGGEST REASON I BOUGHT IT.

Re: Headboard Bench

Its wonderful. Your mother-in-law is so lucky to have you!
Great piece!

Re: Oak Table comes back to life

OMG WHAT A FIND!! I LOVE THE LEGS! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT? IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE ONE I DIESECTED!

Re: Vintage Doorknob Bracelet and Ring Holder

I am gonna USE this idea!!!!!! Great stuff

Re: Great Finds at Garage Sales and Upcoming Projects

EXCELLENT HAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: "Picture Perfect" Books...

THIS IS A FANTASTIC IDEA! WHAT A CREATIVE MIND!

Re: Another Groovy Block Party!!!

I sure would'nt call them weeds, they are beautiful!!! Love the blocks of wood.

Re: Oak Harvest Table and Window Curio Cupboard

I JUST LOVE THAT KINDA OF FURNITURE! TO ME..THATS WORTH A MILLION BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Got Ideas?

HOW ABOUT PUTTING SOME GRAVEL IN THE BOTTOM TO SET YOUR HOUSE PLANTS IN FOR HUMIDITY PURPOSES? THEY LOOK GREAT! YOU COULD MAKE PLANTERS WITH THE SMALL PLANTS THEY HAVE OUT NOW. MAKE A MINIATURE GARDEN THEME.

Re: dough board organizer

WOW! I HAVE A DOUGH BOARD TOO, FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH A BOARD LIKE THAT. I ACTUALLY USED IT ONCE BUT COULD'NT GET ALL THE FLOUR AND DOUGH OUT OF THE CRACKS! NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT. THANKS!

Re: Another Shabby to Chic Chair Re~do

GREAT FIND!! LUV SHABBY CHIC!

Re: My New Antique Shutter Headboard!!

I'M A SHUTTER FREAK, I LOVE THAT!

Re: Givin' the stool the BOOT!

OH MY! I'M STILL LAUGHIN'. I HAVE TO DO THIS. LOL

Re: Bird friendly coat/apron rack

NOW I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ALL MY LAMPS STANDIN' AROUND DOIN NOTHING!

Re: Bench/Coffee Table

ITS BEAUTIFUL! I WISH I COULD PAINT LIKE THAT.
THANKS FOR SHARING.

Re: Tuffet for chair

YOU ARE THE "MASTER" ! ITS BEAUTIFUL.

Re: Faux Fireplace

AMAZING! I LOVE FIRE PLACES, AND THE CHAIR IS BEAUTIFUL!
KEEP 'EM COMMING.

Re: Door Becomes Twin Headboard

LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

Re: Needing advice

HOW ABOUT A PLASTIC TOTE AND PUT SOMEBRICKS OR SOMETHING LIGHTER UNDERNEATH THE TOTE TO LIFT IT UP. SAVE ON SOIL.

Re: Fancy Feeder with a bit of Bling for the Birds!

VERY, VERY COOL. ALMOST TOO NICE FOR OUTSIDE.

Re: Altered Altar

I VOTE FOR HEAD BOARD, ITS FANTASTIC ! MAYBE MOUNT SOME VICTORIAN OR GOTHIC SCONCES ON IT FOR A LITTLE BLING.

Re: Potato Masher Recipe Holder

HOW CUTE,AND IT TAKES UP LESS SPACE ON THE COUNTER! THANKS
PATTY

Re: Door Casing Picture Frame

GREAT FRAME!LOVE THIS IDEA. I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OLD FRAMES. THIS IS GREAT!

Re: Arch Window Stained Glass!

LOVE IT, GREAT IDEA!

Re: front of my house

REMINDS ME OF MY PORCH, VERY HOMEY. I LOVE YOUR LITTLE DOG, IS THAT A RATTY?

Re: a marriage made in architectural heaven

HOW COOL! THANKS FOR THE IDEA.

Re: shadow box from an old drawer

ANOTHER GREAT USE FOR A DRAWER! I HAVE PLENTY AROUND THE HOSE THAT I CAN'T BRING MY SELF TO THROW OUT!

Re: From SCHOOL to "COOL"

SUPERCOOL!

Re: romantic chandlier

I'VE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR A CHANDELIER TO PUT IN MY BRDROOM. EVERYBODY ELSE SEEMS TO HAVE LUCK. NOT ME!
YOURS IS GREAT!

Re: China Cabinet Re-Done

WHAT A GREAT PIECE. I WANT ONE NOW!

Re: Old Doors

VERY COOOL! LOVE IT

Re: Kitchen Redo

very cool! you must lose weight every time you cross your kitchen!!!!!!! its huge!

Re: Victorian Christmas Wreath

LOVE THE FRAME, GREAT JOB!

Re: Satellite Dish Gazebo

WOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!! LOVE IT !

Re: THIS CHAIR AIN'T FOR SITTIN' NO MORE...

WHAT A UNIQUE LOOKING CHAIR! VERY NEAT IDEA! LOVE FOUNTAINS.

Re: East meets Midwest

YOU ARE THE MASTER!

Re: Everybody has shutters, don't they?

THIS IS THE NEATEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! I HAVE TO FIND A SHUTTER NOW, BECAUSE I HATE TO THROW OUT MY MAGS!
KEEP 'EM COMMING!

Re: coffe table w/ no top

I ALSO THINK IT WOULD LOOK GREAT AS A COVERED BENCH FOR BATHROOM OR THE END OF A BED.
PAT

Re: Something other than angels!

Love the table!!!!!! I love anything to do with doors! Keep 'em comming!
Patty