Ogden, IL, US

My mantra: Recycle, repurpose, reuse, redecorate! Nothing in my house is new and I love it! From antiques to uniques my style is original, innovative, and fun. I'm called upon for antique and junk advise on a regular basis by Family and Friends. I love a project! My husband is an enabler deluxe, bringing home a random bit of this or that just daring me to imagine it in a new light and give it new life. Junk or bust!

Member Since: 07/20/2009

Recent comments

Re: Reclaimed Wood Bottle/Beer Caddy or Tote

Yes indeed this is creative! I have a stack of cheese graters ready for the repurpose!

Re: Ironing board = Garden trellis & "window"

Oh Lordy do I love this! I have several old ironing boards in the barn. I can't pass them up at an auction for $1 so they come home with me! I am inspired and look to have a new lovely in my garden soon because of you!

Re: Upcycled Typewriter Table

This appeals to me in so many ways! Love the idea and end result.

Re: Repurposed Vintage Water Ski Custom Fish on a Stringer

I just bought a water ski at a yard sale for $.50! It now has a purpose and my husband will LOVE the end result!

Re: Vintage blueprint cabinet coffee table

I actually have one of these it for FREE on craigslist! Adding the wooden top and husband and I are on this project this weekend!

Re: On Cue

Sweet idea! I have several sets of old pool balls and other accessories....I am inspired!

Re: Bird Bath

Seeing alot of these at antique and craft flea markets! Very creative and a pleasant repurpose!

Re: Renovation Garbage Turned Garden Decor

YAY! Fun and endless possibilities make for great projects.

Re: A Life More Palletable

A project turned blessing! Thank you for sharing your talent and heart.

Re: Industrial Lamps

Man Cave worthy! I'm on the lookout for milk strainers for certain!

Re: CDTree - Here's a One-Of-A-Kind Christmas tree that will catch all eyes!

CD...CHRISTMAS DELUXE! I love this and can absolutely see my way to having one in my yard this December!

Re: Garage Sale Cubby Table

Drawers, drawers, and more drawers! A place for everything and everything in its place! Love it!


We're doing this in a barn renovation! Great minds think alike!


The unfurling of a focal point! You're on to something!

Re: best job interview ever

It's posts like this that motivate the rest of us to keep looking! The road less traveled has the best junk!


Whenever I travel I include a stop at any Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other thrift stores in the area. So glad this piece found its way to your home!


WOW! It's the pick we all hope to find! Congratulations on bringing this piece back to life.

Re: Baubles and Bling

Fantastic! No worries about seeing yourself coming down the street with a one-of-a-kind creation such as this! Like, Like, LIKE!

Re: Welcome to my office

This is really awesome! Creative use of space and materials. Delightfully eclectic!

Re: Evel Knievel water ski hat rack

Super-de-da-duper! Fun idea for the water sport enthusiast!

Re: Michigan License Plate Flag

Awesome repurpose! I salute you!

Re: Repurposed Old Farm Windmill - Strictly for the Birds

Love it! I'm on this one like a duck on a June bug!

Re: Sewing Stand Table

We make LOTS of these and sell them. People love repurposed items in their homes! Great find on the butcher block. Your table is AWESOME!

Re: Front Door Bench

Very nice piece and a great story to go with it! Enjoy!

Re: A Vanity Just Like Grandma's - my 1st post!

These are great even without the mirror! A rock solid little seat/storage to put at the foot of the bed. Just add a cushion to center if you like.

Re: Vintage Hoosier Table Makeover

Great buy, great repurpose project!

Re: School Desk End Table

I just bought 4 of these desks for $5 at an auction. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Re: Upcycled Chalkboard

I like it! Functional and fabulous!

Re: Sewing Seeds in My Rustic Garden

I've seen the old sewing machines made into mini tractors too. Everything has the possibility of a new life! Enjoy your garden.

Re: Now I see the Light!!!

I have lots of these shades! It takes time and effort to get the wrapping off of the wire but it's worth it. I love your lamp, thus I am inspired!


The chairs.....and your husband.....are all keepers!

Re: Clean up finds

Ah yes......the back of my truck looks like this just about every Saturday during the summer! I love how goodies at garage sales or auction left overs "talk" to me!

Re: What do you do with an old window and $1 garage sale shutters?

Nice job repurposing your garage sale goodies!