italianpeasant

somewhere in time , OH, US
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IM A TRASH TO TREASURER BEFORE IT WAS COOL IM A DECORATOR TO THE STARS!! i sell props to hollywood movie sets & tv shows, im an interior decorator that has been turning t2t for over 20 years.im an antiques dealer & love the thrill of the hunt!im also a writer (book in progress), about decorating & quick tips. i just love the whole junkin thing! i travel the states looking for goodies & also have people (pickers) that know what i like & they either bring it to me or save it for the next time they see me; if you need something e mail me at: JBONNELL3@neo.rr.com or visit my websites (3) http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com--http://gionisjunquestore.blogspot.com--http://italianpeasant.blogspot.com

MY MOTTO: IF ITS NOT MOVING, PAINT IT WHITE!

Member Since: 08/19/2008


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CHRISTMAS SKATES

A FEW PROJECTS I'VE BEEN WORKING ON, CAN'T KEEP MAKING THEM FAST ENOUGH

IS CLEANING OUT BUILDINGS CONSIDERED A PROJECT??????

cleaning out my buildings during the warm weather stint we had in ohio & getting ready for my "glamorous merchandise & fabulous crap sale"

HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE!!!!!!!!LET YOUR BANNERS WAVE :)

JUST A LITTLE PATRIOTISM & FLAG WAVING, I LOVE FLAGS & HAVE AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION, DON'T FORGET TO LET YOURS WAVE :) GET OUT YOUR NEWEL POSTS & PUT FLAGS ON THEM, JUST DRILL HOLES...

MY "GREEN" HOUSE

I FINALLY GOT THE GREENHOUSE MADE  OUT OF OLD WINDOWS & ARCHITECTURE; I  COULDN'T MOVE IT BY MYSELF LOL. I PUT IT OVER A CLUMP OF DAISIES AND PUT A BIRDBATH BOTTOM WITH A PINEAPPLE ON...

MORE GREAT FINDS FROM GIONI

I HOPE YOU HAD AS MUCH FUN VIEWING MY PICS AS I DID HUNTING FOR IT :)

OH MY

AND SO IT CONTINUES....................................

OK, I'M STILL GOING STRONG WOO HOO

I HOPE I'M NOT BORING YOU :) I CAN'T BELIEVE THE "STUFF" I FOUND THIS WEEKEND & IT ALL FIT IN MY VAN!

MORE JUNQUE FROM GIONI :)

MY JUNKIN' ADVENTURE CONTINUED, I PACKED A HAM SANDWICH BECAUSE I KNEW THERE WOULD BE NO TIME FOR A DRIVE THROUGH :) SO AS I ATE & RODE, I SPIED ANOTHER COUNTRY SALE.

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME, I WENT ON A JUNKIN' SPREE!!!!!!!

MY JUNKIN' WEEKEND WAS PROFITABLE; I TRAVELLED FAR & WIDE TO LOOK FOR "STUFF", I THINK I DID OK, DON'T YOU? to see more of what i've been up to check outnbsp...

THIS IS IT I'M DONE :)

MORE "STUFF" I FOUND THIS WEEKEND, I THINK I'M DONE & NOW LET THE SELLING BEGIN FOR MY BIG SALE MAY 30TH EARLY BUYERS MAY 29TH CAN'T WAIT, PLEASE NO RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

GIONIS ON A JUNKIN' ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOME OF THIS I'LL LEAVE IT'S ORIGINAL COLOR, I DON'T PAINT EVERYTHING "WHITE" :) THE WHITE TABLE I GOT FOR MY DAUGHTERS NEW APARTMENT, I THINK SHE'LL LIKE IT. THE CORNER CUPBOARD IS SO CUTE.

OK I HATE TO BE A JUNK HOG :)

I AM MEGA SHOPPING FOR MY GARAGE SALE, DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO BUYS SOMEONE ELSES STUFF FOR THEIR OWN SALE :) WELL, IT WORKS LOL

MORE & MORE

I HAVE SO MUCH "STUFF" STILL TO SORT, WISH YOU ALL COULD COME :)

MORE SALE STUFF

MORE GOODIES FOR THE SALE!

THE TOWN GARAGE SALES ARE ALMOST HERE

THESE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS I WILL HAVE AT MY SALE MAY 30TH, CAN'T WAIT TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD :)

GLASS STOPPERS & WAINSCOTING

I FOUND THESE GLASS STOPPPERS & WAINSCOTING FROM AN ELEVATOR & ADD THEM TO MY NEW SUNROOM :)

FLOORING SAMPLES

REMEMBER THE FLOORING SAMPLES I GOT A WHILE BACK IN ALL VARIATIONS OF WOOD: MAPLE, WALNUT,CHERRY,PINE & OAK. THIS IS WHAT I DID WITH IT;I PUT IT IN MY NEW SUNROOM & I AM PLEASED WITH THE...

MORE COOL STUFF

I WAS OUT & ABOUT THIS WEEKEND, HAD TO TAKE A BREAK FROM MY SONS REDO I'M WORKING ON :) DON'T TELL HIM.SHHHHHHHHHHHHH

BUILT IN CUPBOARD & OTHER GOODIES

THIS IS A WALNUT CUPBOARD THAT WAS A BUILT IN  AN OLD HOUSE, I ALSO BOUGHT THE WALNUT TRIM THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. IT HAS AN INSET DIAMOND PATTERN ON THE BOTTOM DOORS, CAN'T WAIT TO WHITEWASH...

OK, BEAR WITH ME & MY JUNK, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME :)

FINALLY, THE NICE DAYS ARE ALMOST HERE, LET'S HOPE THEY STAY  LOL

MORE JUNK FROM JUNKIN' GIONI

MORE COOL STUFF

GIONI WENT A JUNKIN'

DID SOME POWER  SHOPPING & MY PICKERS CAME THROUGH FOR ME WITH JUNK THEY KNOW I'LL LOVE

PART DEUX

ALMOST FINISHED.......

BATHROOM PROJECT ALMOST FINISHED

I'M ALMOST DONE, JUST A FEW TWEAKS HERE & THERE :)

TOO MANY WINDOWS

THIS IS ONE OF THE THNGS I MAKE WITH OLD WINDOWS. I ALSO MAKE MIRRORS & SHELVES WITH THEM. SOMETIMES I LEAVE THE GLASS IN & AS WITH THIS ONE I SCREENED IT.

LAMP PROJECTS

MY NEXT LAMP PROJECT IS WITH AN OLD GREEN  METAL COOLER

FRAMED AGAIN :)

I WAS SCOURING THE BASEMENT GETTING READY FOR MY SPRING PROJECTS & FOUND THESE FRAMES, SO I'LL BE MAKING SOME CUPBOARDS & BLACKBOARDS WITH THEM

BUTTON, BUTTON WHO'S GOT THE BUTTON

I KNOW WE'RE ALL CRAZY FOR BUTTONS; THIS IS PART OF MY COLLECTION, I ONLY USE THE MOTHER OF PEARL & YELLOWED ONES. I GUESS YOU COULD CALL ME A BUTTON BIGOT :), BUT HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED WHEN YOU...

MORE FOUND COLLECTIONS

I WAS CLEANING AGAIN, OR AS I CALL IT "FLUFFING" UP STUFF :) I FOUND ALL THESE CANDY MOLDS & COOKIE CUTTERS  IN A LARGE JAR & IN CARRIERS & CUPBOARDS, SO I MIGHT MAKE A KITCHEN...

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BLING

I FOUND SOME LITTLE MERCURY CHRISTMAS  ORNAMENTS & PUT THEM IN A VINTAGE CUT GLASS CAKE STAND WITH A CAST IRON DOVE. SO SIMPLE, JUST THREW IT TOGETHER :) 

A BARN DOOR REDONE

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD :)

FRENCH INSPIRED

I TOOK SOME PIECES PARTS OF METAL & CRYSTALS I HAD LYING & COLD SOLDERED THIS  CANDLE HOLDER  TOGETHER

ARCHITECTURAL BRACKETS & SHELVES

AS YOU KNOW I COLLECT ARCHITECTURAL PIECES & HAVE PUT SEVERAL SHELVES UP OVER MY WINDOWS & DOORS. THE SHELF PART IS ACTUALLY OLD DOOR PANELS (THE CENTER PART), THAT I JUST SCREW DOWN ON THE...

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE :)

ONE DAY I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO TEAR DOWN THE WALL BETWEEN THE DINING ROOM & KITCHEN WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS AT WORK, SO I STARTED & FOUND OUT THAT PART OF THE WALL WAS REAL BRICK, SO THIS IS...

SCREEN DOOR ANYONE

I HAVE A COLLECTION OF SCREENS DOORS :) THESE DOUBLE BLACK ONES I JUST LOVED & KNEW I'D FIND A SPOT FOR THEM; AREN'T YOU AMAZED THAT I DIDN'T PAINT THEM WHITE :)

SOME FURNITURE FINDS

THE FIRST PIC IS A FOOLER; IT LOOKS LIKE MULTI DRAWERS BUT IS ACTUALLY 2 DOORS; I'LL PAINT IT WHITE :) THE SMALL CUPBOARD I  WONDER IF I SHOULD PAINT IT WHITE. THE SUITCASE WAS A DEAL I COULDNT...

LET'S PLAY WHEEL OF FORTUNE!

I GOT THIS AT A SALE & MIGHT JUST HANG IT ON THE WALL OR MAYBE MAKE A TABLE :)

A FEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

THESE DECORATIONS ARE IN THE NEW SUNROOM I BUILT IN OCTOBER (REMEMBER)...I DON'T GO OVERBOARD FOR HOLIDAYS, AS I AM ALWAYS DECORATING ANYWAY :)

FLEA BAG!!!!!!

THIS IS A FLEA BAG THAT I MAKE FOR GALS ON THE GO THAT GO TO FLEA MARKETS :) IT'S MADE OUT OF VINTAGE BARKCLOTH, LACE & OLD BUTTONS. THE HANDLE IS AN OLD WEBBED BELT! THE BBIG PIECES OF LACE ON...

FRIDGE LOOKS LIKE A CUPBOARD!

I DECIDED THAT I WANTED MY FRIDGE TO LOOK LIKE A CUPBOARD BECAUSE IT LOOKED OUT OF PLACE IN THE KITCHEN, SO I GLUED BEADBOARD TO IT WITH PANELLING GLUE & REMOVED THE ORIGINAL HANDLES amp...

HOW TO MAKE A BED BENCH IN 45 MINUTES OR LESS :)

  OK, I'M GOING TO TRY TO TELL YOU HOW TO MAKE A BED BENCH IN 45 MINUTES! YES, YOU TOO CAN DO IT FAST :) 1.TAKE A BED, ANY BED (HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD) 2.CUT FOOTBOARD IN HALF 3.SCREW ONE OF...

OK, HERE'S MORE :)

I ALSO COLLECT ARCHITECTUTRAL PIECES & PARTS. THESE ARE ABOVE MY DOORWAYS.   

THIS IS TOO COOL!

WHEN I SAW THIS AT A SALE, I HAD TO HAVE IT & THOUGHT IT WOULD COST A FORTUNE $5.00 WASN'T TOO BAD :) SO I WHITEWASHED IT, PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE, BUT TOO LATE, I'M NOT STRIPPING IT! IT'S A SIDE...

MORE COLLECTIONS

THESE ARE A FEW MORE OF MY COLLECTIONS. I KEEP FINDING OLD BRUSHES AROUND THE HOUSE & NOW I'M IN SEARCH OF THEM WHEN I GO OUT :). I'VE BEEN COLLECTING TRANSFERWARE FOR YEARS, THIS IS A SMALL PART...

MY STUDIO

TODAY WAS NICE ENOUGH TO GO OUTSIDE FOR ONE LAST HURRAH. I CLEANED MY STUDIO & THOUGHT I'D SHARE :) I TOOK AN OLD BEADBOARD DOOR FROM A BARN & DECIDED TO TURN IT INTO A DUTCH DOOR. MY HUSBAND...

DID SOMEONE SAY COLLECTIONS

I COLLECT OLD TINS & SIGNS & SEEM TO HAVE REALLY ACCUMULATED! I MOVE THEM AROUND THE HOUSE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, KEEP THE MAJORITY IN THE SUNROOM. I SELL SOME AT MY SALES WHEN I...

OOH La LA CE OUI

THIS WAS PART OF AN OLD FRENCH DAYBED (RECAMINIER); I ADDED THE ARCHITECTURAL PIECE THAT WAS THE FRONT OF A PIANO, SCREWED IT ON THE WALL ABOVE THE DAYBED & ADDED THE MIRRORED BUFFET TOP. THIS IS...

ANOTHER BED BENCH

AWHILE AGO I POSTED SOME WEEKEND FINDS, THIS BED WAS ONE OF THEM. I DECIDED TO KEEP IT FOR MY SELF & PUT IT IN MY STUDIO. OF COURSE, I WHITEWASHED IT, OF COURSE I KEPT IT! IT ONLY TOOK ME 45...

CUSHY FOOTSTOOL

I LIKE TO TAKE OTHERWISE NONDESCRIPT FOOTSTOOLS & RE -COVER THEM & EMBELLISH THEM WITH WHATEVER I HAVE ON HAND. THIS IS OLD LACE THAT I ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND.

I'VE BEEN FRAMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HAVEN'T MADE ONE OF THESE FOR A LONG TME, SO I DECIDED TO MAKE THIS FOR MY OPEN HOUSE, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT DIDN'T SELL, MAYBE IT WAS THE ORIGINAL SALMON PAINT, BUT I COULDN'T PAINT OVER THAT...

11-01 JUNKIN' GIONI STRIKES AGAIN!

i found these items on the way to somewhere else; the indian summer must have had people cleaning out their garages!

SOME MORE VIEWS OF NEW SUNPORCH

THESE ARE A FEW MORE PICS OF THE SCREEN PORCH I BUILT THE ARCHITECTURAL PIECE WAS A TOP OF AN EASTLAKE DRESSER & THE CHANDY WAS DE-ELECTRIFIED & I GLUED TART TINS ON IT WITH VOTIVES amp...

MY 3 DAY PROJECT FINISHED AT LAST!

THIS IS A BEFORE & AFTER OF MY THREE DAY PROJECT OF ADDING A SCREEN ROOM ONTO MY HOUSE. THE PICS DON'T DO IT JUSTICE, BUT I WANTED YOU TO SEE WHY I DIDN'T GET ANY JUNK THIS WEEKEND :(

CHURCH MIRROR

WISH I COULD SHOW THE BEFORE, BUT I GET SO EXCITED TO FINISH A PROJECT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PIC! I FOUND THIS WINDOW AT A SALE FOR $3 & TURNED IT INTO A MIRROR, WAS GOING TO SELL IT BUT PAINTED IT...

I LOVE MAKING FIREPLACES

THIS IS A PETITE ONE THAT I MADE FOR A SPECIFIC SPACE. I USED TWO GREEN FLAT ARCHITECTURE PIECES FROM SOMETHING & 2 CORBELS; I CUT THE SCALLOPS & INSET A BULLSEYE IN THE MIDDLE. THE...

WHITEWASH BUFFET

THIS GREAT CONNECTICUT BUFFET WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY BROTHER WHEN HE MOVED, MY FAMILY COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WHEN I PAINTED IT, BUT DID HAVE TO ADMIT THAT IT BROUGHT OUT THE ARCHITECTURE & IT'S ON...

MY HOME

look at that gingerbread, what i could do with that! this is why i'm a junker, my home is 1835 & everything in it is old (including me) :)

I LOVE FOUNTAINS!!!!

I FOUND THIS WALL FOUNTAIN JUNKIN' BUT I NEEDED A WALL, SO I FOUND THESE TWO SETS OF BIFOLD DOORS & SCREWED THEM TO MY DECK & IT ALL FELL TOGETHER.

PIECES + PARTS= OOH LA LA TRES CHIC NIGHTSTAND

ONE DAY I WAS LOOKING AT PARTS IN THE BASEMENT, NEXT THING I KNOW IT TURNED OUT LIKE THIS! OH, AND THE HEATING PAD UNDERNEATH IT, WELL, US BUSY LADIES NEED TO TURN UP THE HEAT ON THOSE ACHES amp...



Recent comments


Re: Hooked on Books

SWEET IDEA, I'VE BEEN TAKING THE FRONTS & BACKS OFF OF OLD BOOKS & MAKING BIRDHOUSES

Re: Forest Glam DIY

great! isn't that a "harry lauder walking stick"? i have one in the front of my house & trim it & use them for plant stakes :) also,you are suppose to take out the ones that grow straight to proliferate the curly ones.....in case you didn't know

Re: From Corbels to Curtain Rod!

I'VE DONE THAT TO PRACTICALLY ALL MY WINDOWS, NOW ALL YOU NEED IS A SHELF ON TOP OF THE CORBELS:) GIO

Re: How to Make the Stars Happy

SUE, THE CONTAINER LOOKS LIKE A RICOTTA CHEESE CONTAINER :)

Re: Be thankful...

THOSE MY DEAR ARE GUM BALLS FROM MY VERY OWN FRONT YARD :) NEED MORE? GIO

Re: "A SCARY LITTLE JUNK SWAG"

janis,you sill girl, i thought that was made out of big silver trays, now that's a big BOO LOL GIO

Re: Is anyone going to the 650 mile garage sale this week?

I'M GOING & THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY BUYWAY ( FROM PA BORDER TO FORT WAYNE IN) IS ALSO THE SAME WEEKEND, IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, YOU'D THINK I'D DO IT WOULDN'T YOU, NO, I HAVE TO GO FAR & WIDE FOR MY STUFF :)WELL, ACTUALLY I MAY SET UP SATURDAY GIO

Re: Camp Lamp

jim, great lamp; i see the sign from torrington,ct that's my stomping ground for antiquing & tag sales :) gio

Re: Calling all folks in Arkansas !

GREAT! THANKS FOR THE INFO :) I PLANNED ON GOING TO THE CORRIDOR 127 SALES THEY'RE 500 MILES FROM CINCINNATI TO GEORGIA, BUT I MAY HAVE TO SWING OVER YOUR WAY :) GIO

Re: Gardens at Cabin Update

GREAT LOOK! I HAVE AN ARMILLARY ALSO, IT'S USED FOR TELLING TIME :) GIO

Re: Georgia Moon's First Occasional Sale

YAY, GEORGIA YOU PAINTED THE MANTEL WHITE :) I LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE ROOM ALSO, YOU'RE ELECTED & I'LL BE IN CHARGE OF WHITE PAINT LOL GIO

Re: MY "GREEN" HOUSE

i use hinges to attach everything together :) gio

Re: Faux Rabbit Hutch

GREAT! LOOKS LIKE THE ONE I JUST MADE :) GIO

Re: Loaf Pan Candle

GREAT & SO COOOOOL!!! YOU'RE A HOOT :) GIO

Re: Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

MAYBE WE CAN CATCH UP :) I PLAN ON GOING THERE IN AUGUST AUGUST CHECK OUT MY BLOG: http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com

Re: My auction buy!

GREAT HATS :) YOU'RE NOT FAR FROM ME, SORRY YOU MISSED THE SALE; CHECK OUT MY BLOG http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com

Re: Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

hey, that's not the corridor 127 sale is it? that's usually in august :)

Re: typewriter

HI, MINE WAS JUST DUG OUT FOR THE SALE & I MADE HUBBY PUT IT BACK, I WAS GOING TO PULL LETTERS OFF & MAKE JEWELRY, BUT A DISPLAY WITH OLD BOOKS UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE COOL OR A PIECE OF OLD PARCHMENT OR AN OLD DOCUMENT IN THE ROLLER OR JUST ON A TABLE WITH A LAMP & OLD BOOKS, ANY WAY I'M SURE YOU'LL MAKE IT LOOK GREAT :) GIO VISIT MY BLOG: http://decoratortothestars.blogspot.com

Re: Old white window frame

HI, SOMETHING SIMPLE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, I USUALLY USE 4 PANED WINDOWS, BUT THIS ONE WILL WORK; LAY IT IN YOUR GARDEN & PLANT HERBS IN IT WITH AN OLD HAND SHOVEL HALF IN THE GROUND AS IF YOU'LL GET BACK TO GARDENING :) GIO

Re: wooden architectural thing

WELL, WHAT FUN IT WAS TO CLICK ON YOUR LAMP BASE & SEE MY QUOTE, THAT'S MY MOTTO & YOU'RE SWEET FOR USING IT, SOMETIMES I THINK I SAY IT IN MY SLEEP LOL. THAT WOULD LOOK GREAT WHITE WITH A B HOUSE OR GRANITE PLATE FOR BIRDSEED, OR A TERRA COTTA PLATE FOR A BIRDBATH, JUST SAW THE METAL OFF OR PUT 4 SMALL FLAGS ON IT, JUST DRILL FOUR HOLES AROUND IT, AFTER ALL JULY 4TH IS AROUND THE CORNER :) I'LL POST MINE THAT I DID SOON, TAKE CARE & THANKS FOR THE QUOTE! GIO

Re: Let's Go Camping

ok, pictures coming soon, i pimped out my 1987 camper, barkcloth curtains & all, it looks like a cozy cottage by the lake :)

Re: JMS Returns to The Today Show

have fun sue, wish you could've used my sale this weekend as an example, they would've fainted LOL

Re: My new table made out of cabinet doors

hi there, it turned out great, remember i had the same doors,ain't doors grand LOL gio

Re: Sample cabinet doors that I am going to make into a table for our living room

hi, they're like the floor i did that you made a comment about :) i also got a whole stack of doors like that, i make tables & potting tables with mine; have fun with them :) gio

Re: HAND ME A "MIRROR"!!!

great work & i also collect eiffel towers, actually anything french :) gio

Re: Howdy Pardner

GEO, HI GIRL, MISS YA! WISH YOU COULD MAKE IT TO MY SALE IN OHIO, COME ON, WE'LL HAVE SOME FUN :) DID YOU SAY CHOCOLATE, I'M OUT LOL GIO

Re: Vintage Mirror/Frame

so funny, i looked at your pic real fast & thought it was a pond LOL

Re: Bird & nest

oh so cute & nice; i have a bunch of baubles i have to throw together also, hope mine looks as nice as yours :) gio

Re: Rain or shine...there's junk to be found!!

kath, sounds like all was not lost :)i have a flower frog collection scattered here & there, i put little flags in mine. can't wait to see you again, the one building is filled to the ceiling for qualicrest, but i have to sort for the MAY garage sales, see you soon! gio

Re: Flea Market Finds

leesee, did you know that your stripe carrier is from woolworths; that's what they would bring up to the check out; i have one also :) love it

Re: GIONI WENT A JUNKIN'

SUE, IF I DECIDE TO GET RID OF IT, I'LL GIVE YOU FIRST DIBS :) BUT OF COURSE I'LL HAVE TO DELIVER, AM PLANNING A TRIP TO MN IF THINGS GO RIGHT!

Re: Sue, Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today!

WELL, SUZIE Q, I THINK WE WOULD MAKE QUITE A PAIR; WHEN I WAS ON TV, I NOTICED WE HAD THE SAME MANNERISMS & MOVES, I REWATCHED MINE & HAD TO LAUGH :) IT MUST BE A JUNKIN' THING LOL, ANY GREAT JOB :) GIO

Re: My First Post! Can someone tell me how to resize my pictures?

if i remember correctly,this site said that the pics automatically resize :)

Re: My self-imposed junking intervention (aka organizing my basement workspace...)

kathy, now i don't feel so bad; i know where all the good ohio junk is yours & my basements. mine looks like yours only scarier, because in the one corner you'd think vincent price would be there LOL. i'm almost ready for you to come over & wipe me out, been painting up a storm :) gio

Re: Finally got our "things" together...or as I like to say, got our "junk" together!

ok chickie, i'll be over LOL

Re: Meme...Altered Doll

hi there :) where have you been hiding?

Re: Will You Be My Valentine

hi there, i didn't know you were from ohio also :) my ebay name: kcebnaoj

Re: PART DEUX

ebay name: kcebnaoj

Re: PART DEUX

texasjunkermom, that is an old mustard candle box :)

Re: Kitchen Redo

THOSE LOOK GREAT, AS I DID THE SAME THING YOU DID ONLY WITH BEADBOARD CUT TO FIT, LOOKS THE SAME :) I ALSO DID MY FRIDGE IN IT, SO YOU MAY DECIDE TO DO THAT ALSO :)

Re: old metal candy box

I USE WINDEX TO CLEAN RUST OFF OF OLD METAL; IT WORKS FOR ME :)

Re: Whitewashed and Collaged Wallpaper Hutch

yay, whitewash:) my motto: "if it's not moving, paint it white"

Re: Salvaged Secretary

i once had the same problem, if it has the look you like for its location, leave it as is, but if you can't stand to look at it, take out the mirror & use screen for a pie safe effect or some fabric you have laying around, you could also replace mirror with a thin luaun veneer purchased at hd by the sheet or 1/2 sheet very cheap & paint it :)

Re: HELP PLEASE! Sideboard and Hutch is not me....Can you ladies help me with some sort of painting technique?

ok, most of you are right LOL but i feel that if you don't like it the way it is, it couldn't look worse with paint :) i've been whitewashing for over 23 years & i've never met a piece of wood that didn't look better afterwards. some people think that painting takes away from the integrity of the piece or detracts from its value, but i've sold my painted pieces to antiques dealers & they leave the piece as is & don't strip it. ok, i'm done touting my white paint technique, oh. pizza wife, i never seal as i like the way it wears with time :)

Re: HELP PLEASE! Sideboard and Hutch is not me....Can you ladies help me with some sort of painting technique?

HI, THIS IS MY FIELD OF EXPERTISE :)

you can use spray or an air compressor if you have a lot to paint, any kind of white latex paint semi gloss will work, even the 99 cent cans. after you paint, let dry, sand edges, middle if you want, then comes the fun part :) to "primitivize" it ( my word) you can use a tea bag steeped for awhile, wring it out,then rub; or black coffee with a rag, rub on,or hot chocolate with vanilla, the vanilla stains good :) or used motor oil. these give the prim effect. you can go the dark stain route, but it doesn't look as prim & original :) hope i helped! also these treatments can be used for any other color of paint.

Re: old side table

hi, great color, i would leave it as is :) you know my motto: "if it's not moving, paint it white", but if it has great patina & old color i do leave it as is LOL

Re: How to make Your Bathroom Tolerable on a Budget

GEORGIA, GREAT JOB, I'M GETING READY TO REDO MY BATHROOM & I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A JOB, HOPE IT TURNS OUT AS I ENVISION IT :) GIO

Re: Cover a Thermostat

did you know that you're not suppose to cover a thermostat because that disrupts the flow of air to the thermostat to regulate the temperature, at least that's what i learned in my many readings of fix it books :), but i am occasionally wrong LOL

Re: Repurposed Typewriter

GREAT IDEA :) HOPE IT DOESN'T FALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LOL

Re: Art for under $3

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE DOORS :) I HAVE THOSE SAME ONES & I MAKE TABLES & POTTING SINKS WITH THEM. GIO

Re: make do window/curtain

great idea :) but if you don't like the curtain you can buy some spray frost & spray over the window & you can't see through it.

Re: We interrupt winter for...Ellen's Garden Room (Part 1)

kathy, is that the top of ellens store :)

Re: Scary salvage

GREAT PIECE :) I LOVE MAKING STUFF OUT OF OLD PIANOS. ARE YOU SURE YOU DIDN'T USE GARGOYLE GLUE LOL

Re: Merry Christmas to Me

GREAT! NOW WHITEWASH IT :) MY MOTTO: "IF IT'S NOT MOVING, PAINT IT WHITE!"

Re: Vintage Fireplace Grate Shelf

oh, by the way, it still looks grate...great :)

Re: Vintage Fireplace Grate Shelf

did you know that you're not suppose to cover a thermostat because that disrupts the flow of air to the thermostat to regulate the temperature, at least that's what i learned in my many readings of fix it books :), but i am occasionally wrong LOL

Re: Ski Lodge Headboard

LOVE YOUR IDEAS & WELL THOUGHT OUT SKETCHES :) ME....I JUST GRAB & START NAILING & HOPE IT TURNS OUT LOL

Re: What do you do rusted bottle caps????

HI, GREAT IDEA, HAVE YOU BEEN OVER TO MY SITE LATELY :) MISS YOU.

Re: Old window projects

great idea & where does one get looking glass paint? gio

Re: OLD CHANGING TABLE

and when you're finished with it, you can turn it into a potting table :)

Re: What can I do with all these?

i agree with TFG; when i was younger (last week) :) we had one as a table & when i got bored i'd turn it on its side & roll on it LOL

Re: I've Pulled Another Wheelie

ok, geo, that's a wheelie good idea LOL; you mean you're herbs are still growing :) it's 32 degrees here. gio

Re: Home for the Holidays!

love all your decorating :) i'm an antiques dealer & was always under the impression that the bottom picture was a victorian aquarium; there was one on the road show just like it. i have two + a green depression one.

Re: Pollyana's Lemons

i'm tellin' ya, every time i see these doll heads. it reminds me of the exorcist;i do love lemons though LOL

Re: Jars and Stars

that is too cute & so simple to do :) i put lights in my tall jar i posted :)

Re: And, a little holiday something for the "powder room" too!!

OOOOH KATHY 19 "MINI ME'S" I WANT A MIRROR LIKE THAT :)

Re: What to Bring the Hostess

ok, well, both of those are my initials :) hint, hint....i take the easy way out when it comes to the etch look; i use the frosted spray.

Re: Found...in my own garage!

you can send that my way :) you sound like me when i was cleaning, i found all those clocks i listed.

Re: Charming Little Chairs!

great :) i have too many chairs also, sometimes i hang them on the wall as a shelf

Re: SCREEN DOOR ANYONE

I also think it's a good idea for keeping pets out of the rooms when you're cooking :), that's especially why i put mine up

Re: A vintage Christmas - just a peek...

love the bottles, i just saw them on junk camp website :)

Re: a couple finds from monday at the yard

damon, i'm hot on your trail :)

Re: black chair

great chair, i have the compulsion to buy chairs even if i don't need them; i've hung them on the wall & used them as shelves, sort of shaker style :)

Re: Wild Thang!

great piece, i'm from ohio also :)

Re: Vintage Vanity Platter with Monogram

great, i love to decoupage :)

Re: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas part 3

oh so nice i love it :)

Re: Some Christmas Joy - part 2

kathy, great job :) does that postcard look like me :)

Re: great old antique iron scroll work cabinet thingy.

oh, oh, damon, i think i know where your junkyard is :) i'll be over! gio

Re: How to Dye Bottle Brush Trees

great job; i usually just get a can of spray paint the color i want & hold the tree in one hand & the spray in the other hand,far away, & spritz :) i'm all for simple too; the least amount of directions the better LOL

Re: Instant outdoor (or indoor) table

jenny, nice table but i'm jealous 'cause you're still in sandles & i'm freezing :(

Re: HOW TO MAKE A BED BENCH IN 45 MINUTES OR LESS :)

CIRLAM, i sell them for $30-$45 :)

Re: First Christmas Project

geo, so cute & so simple :) now you can start on the bedbench, i think you can master it now LOL gio

Re: A Collectible Christmas

you live in a white world too, we must get together :) sooner or later :)

Re: Auction Bargain!

ok, you must paint it white:) my motto: "if it's not moving, paint it white"! then put a rusty star on each back; that's how i do mine when i get them.

Re: Shopping for ideas ~ croquet, anyone?

WELCOME, I HAVE AN OLD SHOPPING CART LIKE THAT, THAT I PURCHASED IN CT; A MAJOR COUNTRY MAGAZINE GOT THE OTHER ONE :) MINE CAME WITH THE 2 WIRE BASKETS. I HAVE USED MINE FOR QUILTS, RAGBALLS, TABLECLOTHS, FAUX FOOD (FRENCH BREAD,FRUIT. I EVEN MADE A WINE GLASS WITH FAUX WINE IN IT & ANOTHER WAS A BLOODY MARY WITH FAUX CELERY STICKING OUT OF IT. I ALSO USED IT AS A COMP. PRINTER HOLDER, USING A CUTTING BOARD ON THE TOP.

Re: MORE COLLECTIONS

SUE, I ONCE DID A VALANCE AT A KITCHEN WINDOW WITH THEM HANGING! VERY CUTE, BUT I CHANGE THINGS AROUND AS OFTEN AS I CHANGE MY CLOTHES, SO FOR NOW THEY'RE IN A BASKET. LOL

Re: Screen Door Potting Stand/Kitchen furniture

great job, ain't junk grand :)

Re: OOH La LA CE OUI

fellowjunker, from what i've seen, you're equally talented:)

Re: MY STUDIO

georgia, usually where the bowl of shells are in the fireplace is an electric fireplace. i'll have to put it back :)

Re: big ol box of brass watch gears..i guess gears like me.

damon, you missed my show :( maybe next time :)

Re: A "renewed" chalkboard

ik cath, get off here & start creating, times's a fleeting :)

Re: Over run with windows!

hi & welcome, i built an arbor & put my doors on one side slightly open for an entry way :)

Re: Junking on a TUESDAY???

junkin' on a tuesday,no better time :) everyone else is waiting for the weekend LOL. great stuff! can't wait to see the finished. i think the tri leg bases are the old 30's lamp bases, but what do i know :) gio

Re: Found on the Curb!

love the table, reminds me of the time i moasaiced a table then couldn't lift it, LOL

Re: Love My Chair

the chair would look great covered in barkcloth :)

Re: Vintage typewriter turned photo display

you got a good haul, i just put my incredibly heavy typewriter under the table in the garage today :) i was actually going to pull off the letters, but couldn't bring myself to do it yet! are you coming saturday!leave the snow at home LOL

Re: Advice needed for project

what i do is drill a start hole, then put the saber saw blade in the hole & cut it out :)

Re: Mining for Junk? Absolutely!

SUE, i'll say drawers, i'm sure it's not bustle this time LOL

Re: 11-01 JUNKIN' GIONI STRIKES AGAIN!

OK, CSUDDERTH, I CAVED :) & PAINTED THE CHEST WHITE, WELL, NOT MINE, THE BLANKET CHEST LOL

Re: Going Junkin'

ok girls ,are we getting ready for the open house, wish i could be there, but mine is same day, as you know :) i hope you sell it all, then you can come & visit again LOL gio

Re: Another Conservatory

OK, NOT THAT I NEED MORE BUILDINGS, BUT THIS IS MY SPRING PROJECT, DON'T TELL HUBBY :)PRETTY SOON HE WON'T HAVE TO MOW

Re: Rustic Elegance Floral

ok, giggle giggle, is it a bustle :)

Re: Funny or embarrassing junking stories, anyone?

AT ONE OF MY SALES I HAD TWO WOMEN WERE OVER FOR EARLY BUYERS AS I LET A FEW GOOD CUSTOMERS DO :). THEY BOTH STARTED THEIR PILES & THE ONE WOMAN KEPT TAKING THINGS FROM THE OTHER WOMAN'S PILE, SO THE ONE WOMAN TOLD ME & I SET THE OTHER WOMAN STRAIGHT & TOLD THEM ALL TO PLAY NICE!

ANOTHER TIME I WAS HOARDING OLD WOODEN SIGNS IN THE OUTHOUSE, I FORGOT ABOUT THEM & MARY EMMERLING CALLED & SAID SHE NEEDED SOME SIGNS, I SAID I'D LOOK FOR SOME, BUT I DIDN'T THINK I HAD ANY :) SO I LOOKED ALL OVER, OPENED THE DOOR & OUT THEY FELL! I GAVE HER A CALL & WE HAD TO LAUGH TOGETHER AS ALL OF A SUDDEN I HAD PLENTY TO SELL!

Re: Ever Seen A Blue Pumpkin?

OK MIMITORIA, SPILL....WHERE DID YOU GET THE PUMPKINS :) LOVE THE COLOR.....SOMETIMES I PAINT REAL ONES TO MATCH WHAT COLOR SCHEME I NEED & YOU CAN WAX THEM TO MAKE THEM LAST LONGER (PASTE CAR WAX)!

Re: Junk Finds in my Gardens

mimi, great look,i sent my squirrel, to drive ya nuts :) i have a lightning rod in my garden also from my hubbys dad old farm! great minds think alike!

Re: Junk Finds

you can rent a heat gun, it'll take it off in about 5 minutes :)

Re: My Creative Inspiration Desk

i knew you could do it, here's another inspirational message to add: "if it's not moving, paint it white"! LOL have fun with your whitewash projects,once you start painting white, you'll go crazy :)

Re: MY 3 DAY PROJECT FINISHED AT LAST!

sue, that poor little squirrel must have been caught mid branch, he has a nut in his mouth :)i walked out there this morning & looked up & forgot i put him there i almost went through the screen!!!!!

Re: HELP!

hi, your wheel with the handle would be a great start for a wreath of tools & gadgets, just wire them on close together, until the wheel is filled up & hang it on an outbuilding :)

Re: In the "Pink" Garden Sign

geo, having survived the BIG "C", i was never a fan of pink, but now since it means survival,i have embraced the color & grunged it up a bit :) gio

Re: Glass Conservatory-By Request

LuAnn, cool conservatory, can you put it inside & decorate it?

Re: Merchandising Junk...Advice Requested

i visited your blog, great site, wish i had time to add to mine :) when i set up a display i try to make it look like it would as a display in the home or garden & also on your hang tags, put what the items can be used for e.g. an old advertising box: towel holder, remote holder,toilet paper,magazine......i use those big shipping tags & tea stain them quick in the micro, so there's enough room to write ideas :)

Re: Shabby Chic Bottle Tree

KIMBERLY, i'm not sure if the folk lore is the same as with a bottle tree, but the one i know is that if you hang bottles or canning jars from trees it keeps away evil spirits :)now the folk arty way of doing this is to wrap wire around the neck of the bottle or jar & embellish with crystals & beads & hang it, i used to do this but i put a votive in the jar; looked great at night, but we cut the tree down due to disease, not because it burned down!!!!!!!

Re: Noodle Board

LADYFAE, another ohioan, welcome, i've started the "junkin' girls ohio" club; check out my "stuff" :) gioni

Re: Storage Cabinet

mimitoria, is that my technique or are you a whitewasher fanatic too? my motto: "if it's not moving,paint it white"!
i need a t shirt with that saying LOL

Re: Mum's The Word!

MS. WHITNEY :) BITE YOUR TONGUE, NO SNOW YET; I'VE BEEN DOING THE NO RAIN DANCE FOR THIS WEEKEND, NOW I HAVE TO DO THE NO SNOW DANCE!!

Re: Old Beverage Holder Wine Bar

great idea, i have two from frito lay