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Noreen Midgley, Hudsonville, MI
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Like most people on this site, I am addicted to trash-to-treasure. So much so that I started my own T2T business --
Refunction Junktion. I have a small warehouse space where I
make my one-of-a-kind home furnishings and accessories from doors, windows, shutters, sporting goods, textiles, board games, and any other junk I can get my hands on. I also host workshops to let people try their hand at creating unique pieces for their home. One weekend a month I let the public come in for shopping. I love talking trash with other junkers and really enjoy seeing all the creative projects of others. I just started a blog -- Having fun with Junk -- and invite you to check it out if youd like to know more about me or my business.

Hope youre having fun with junk too!

Gender: Female

Birthday: 01/10/1961

Member Since: 11/14/2008


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"Spring" flowers Light up my day!

I was blessed to have a great turnout at my sale last weekend, due to some well-timed publicity I received (front-page feature on Sunday's

A couple fun winter shelving projects

I made this set of shelves using old skis as the back board.

Today is Her Birthday! So Here's Her Pallet pleasing project.

Okay, I know it's been a LONGGGG time since I've posted, but it wasn't anything intentional -- I just have been distracted.

Nature's junk is the best-- for crying out loud

This is a project of mine that I did last year, but I'm posting today in honor of Palm Sunday.  The passage in the Bible describing Jesus' triumphal entry says that even if...

Another industrial mirror!

When I saw this pipe clamp with just the right amount of patina and a hint of red, I knew right away it would be a great frame for a mirror.

What's missing?.....The REST of the story

I bought a church pew for $5.00. through our local online auction.  I really liked it!  No one else seemed interested, however, --I wasnbspthenbsponly...

Industrial Side Table

I'm sticking with industrial -- I think it's a fun look!

Roofing Wind Turbine Project #2

So I bought 3 old roofing wind turbines a while back.  And because they were mainly galvanized metal and rust, I knew I was looking at something indutrial -- and that's just fine with menbsp...

Junk that's 'Fit for a Queen'!

I was quite excited to land three wind turbines.  They were larger than I expected, but pretty easy to take apart (except removing the tar -- YUCK).  Though I mostly bought them for the...

Waiting for spring!

I'm waiting for spring!  You wouldn't know it by my fireplace however -- the long shot would give away that my stockings are still hanging there!  But I'm slowly getting around to making...

I like angels -- in a BIG way!!

Well, this is certainly not my first time posting one of my angels.  But this one is a little bit bigger than the others, as a matter of fact, it's 9' tall!  Why 9'?  Well, taller than...

I love double duties! -- and Freebies!

I don't always try to get things for free, it just sort of happens.  But I'm glad it does!  My friend was trying to throw out her beat up blanket chest, she thought it had seen better...

A project for parking your treasures!

Our old wooden garage door REALLY had to go!  It was old, nasty, dirty, and rotting.  Yuck!  After our friendly neighborhood garage door man installed a new one, it was in...

My wheels were spinning on this one -- or should I say blades were!

Tulips may not be blooming anymore in West Michigan, but we're never at a shortage of windmills and other Dutch paraphenalia.  So when I spotted this up high in my shortage unit, I knew exactly...

The Perfect Ending to a Life Well Lived

Yup, this is the final project from my Craigslist freebie croquet set.  And many of you who have come to know me know that I've got a thing for angels.  So it only seemed fitting that...

Yet Another Croquet Set Project!

Third but not quite final project from the Craigslist free croquet set.  I used the croquet balls to make these fun photo holders.  Super easy to do -- even for those not handy with...

Not quite done yet!

If you happen to have caught my last post, you might remember the croquet set I got for free from Craigslist.  Well at the end of that post, after showing the table I made, I mentioned that I...

No, Thank YOU Sir!

I couldn't have been more excited when I saw a free croquet set advertised on Craigslist.  However, I had no idea what it was like and the ad said it was missing pieces.  Still, I was...

Thank you very much, Mission Rubato.

In the world of music, the notation "rubato" means the suspension of rules to allow for the opportunity for free expression.  OH YEAH!  What junker doesn't love a directive...

My shagalicious headboard. Don't try this at home, kids!

That warning is not so much out of concern for your safety as it is concern for your SANITY.  This is a past project of mind that I never intended to share with you, butnbsphere...

Still Testing My Metal!

I'm really excited to start going more industrial.  My last metal project was more on the conservative side which is great because the side table I made could go with so many other things...

Testing my metal. aka Testing my mettle!

I have a few metal treasures in my stash, but mostly they've just been sitting.  I probably bought pieces that I liked then, but wasn't exactly sure why or how to use them.  And even...

Let the music move you!

I was given an old player piano to do something with, so I dismantled it.  The part used in this project was pretty cool and the sections move up and down as you turn the knobnbsp...

Not exactly "choirs'' of angels, but I do have a few

I hesitated to post these since I did a post last Christmas for the same thing.  But I just made these and though similar, it seems each angel has a personality all its own.

You can thank Disneyland for this one!

While watching a Christmas decorations special a few weeks ago, host David (HGTV no-shirt guy) was giving a tour of Disneyland at Christmastime.  He pointed to some giant ornaments on...

Organizing for Christmas ....AND BEYOND!

No, no connection to Toy Story, I just didn't feel like using my same lame chicken jokes and this IS a recycled chicken feeder.  I originally started this project this summer.  Decided...

Welcome Screen Door

I bought this screen door this summer because of its red color and I knew it'd be awesome for Christmas.  It was pretty banged up and dirty.  I repaired and washed it as best I...

I am TRIPLELY inspired!

Not sure if I spelled "triplely" correctly or not, I guess I've never had to write it before.  Then again, I've probably never been "triplely" inspired before.  I get so much inspiration...

Wash Tub Coffee Table

I'm not sure if it's really a washtub, but it is some kind of galvanized tub.  I always envisioned it as a coffee table but was waiting for the right time.  Well that time came this weekend...

A bow you can easily zip together!

I love seeing pictures of all the lovely presents under the tree all beautifully packaged, tied and bowed.  But reality is I usually don't  do my presents up that fancy -- and I feel guilty...

Something to sing about

After quite a time gap of junk making, I'm back at my shop working and singing away.  I always sing while I work (I try to tone it down during the daytime to spare my landlord...

Feeling A Little Starry-Eyed

Like many of you, I already have Christmas on the brain.  So when I was perusing my local online auction, all things red were jumping out at me.  One particular listing caught my eye...

Another 9-11 Tribute

AB's post inspired me to think about how I could make something in honor of 9-ll.  I didn't personally know any victims, but I don't think any American wasn't affected by it. I really like...

Don't Be Chicken! Guess What this used to be...

DON'T VIEW PHOTO 5 IF YOU WANT IT TO BE A SURPRISE!  I'll post the answer later.  But I'll bet most of you already know what this coffee table began it's life asnbsp...

Just a little more to snack on...

My last post had some ideas that some of you might feel are a little "out there", so I thought I'd show you one of my ideas that didn't get included.  This one is a little more tame. 

I Don't Know Why This Caged Bird Would Sing....

but it was calling out "Eat me!  Eat me!"  After missing out on all the Oronoco fun I was feeling a little sorry for myself -- especially about missing out on the Junk...

So much junk, so much to say, SO LITTLE TIME!

Okay.  I love me my junk!  I don't think that's a secret to anyone.  Including my town's planning committee of the local fair.  I was very privileged and excited to be asked...

Welcome to my cottage......maybe

Okay, I don't really HAVE a cottage...yet.  But someday I will, and I'll welcome guests with this fun innertube welcome "wreath" hanging from an old oar stuck in a bucket of sand.  The...

Ladder Arbor

Time issues, space issues, extensive heat, and poison ivy, among other things have keep me out of my shop the last couple weeks.  Anxious to make stuff, but also anxious to post! So I came...

Just having some graduation fun!

Ever wonder what happens to all those graduation caps that go flying up in the air?  Well, some of them get retrieved and some of them go orphaned only to be picked up by the school...

Another album challenge entry ...sort of

When the album challenge was announced, my immediate thought was "ooh, I'll make a table similar to the one I made before".  Well time got away from me and I still haven't made anything new for...

Take another little piece of my junker's heart windchime

When the record challenge was issued, I passed the news on to my family and asked for their thoughts on what musician I might be.  The only concensus reached was John Denver.  So...

Where do you keep a keyboard?... In a piano, of course.

A local senior center had an old player piano for me if I wanted it.  So I took it but had to dismantle it on location first.  I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with all the parts...

My first potting bench

I just finished my first potting bench!  I used an old door for the back and lumber for the rest and painted to compliment the door.  I cut a hole in the top to hold an enamel bowl.  I...

This jewelry is just a bunch of junk!

I've decided to jump on board the jewelry making bandwagon -- partly because Mother's Day is nearing, and partly because I saw such a cool fork pendant necklace in the Salvage Studio book.  This...

My latest "creation"! Am I still having fun, or am I just losing it?

Saw a similar garden lady on another site and thought it was kind of fun.  But that one had a head they cut from plywood and then painted the face.  I didn't want to work that hard, so...

Who needs a scarecrow when you've got a Gardening Angel?

Okay, so I've got a thing for angels.  This is my first full size one, and it's made for hanging out in a garden.  I didn't have a good place to display it (sorry) so I posed it...

Garden Totems

I first saw garden totems in an earlier post of Chovey's.  Then I saw other garden totems here and there and thought I'd like to try some.  These are a few I came up with. As you can see...

"Spirit in the Sky"

This birdhouse didn't make it into my last batch of funky birdhouses.  It's made from a 45 glued to a carved wooden bowl that I painted black.  The title of the record is "Spirit in...

Easy project for a fun planter

Just a simple, fun little project for holding plants or flowers.  I used an old cupboard door and attached one of those thingys that are for playing that yard game where you...

Angel in the Outfield!

I'm a big fan of baseball/softball and angels.  It just seemed a natural to put them together.

A project you can really hook your wagon to!

Super easy and fun project! If you have one of those wooden sided wagons that the kids no longer can use, turn it into a practical piece for their room, by the back door, or even in your...

Waterski seating projects

Obviously, this is not one of my current projects (note the beautiful background).  It does feel pretty nice around here the last couple of days, but not THAT nice.  This was one of my...

Finishing my Shutter Headboard

This headboard has been finished for some time now, but I never REALLY finished it.  It didn't bother me before, but with my growing appreciation for details, I feel the need to add the...

A few projects that are truly For The Birds!

I've been playing around with some ideas for unconventional birdhouses.  And since this is the day when we all start to wonder when spring will arrive, I thought it'd be a good time to...

Corner shelf from old door

Here's another example of how the same idea you've seen before looks different in the hands of a different crafter and by using different materials.  I've seen similar projects beautifully...

Is this the year I finally get organized?

Right up there each year on my list is the goal of becoming more organized.  I don't know if these will do the trick, but they sure couldn't hurt.  And I think they're kind of cute...

3 Chair Bench

I've made a couple of these 3 chair benches and people seem to really like them.    Different chairs, color, and seat coverings can completely change how it looks.  So each...

Pssst. Don't tell anyone, but....

I think this is my favorite of all my projects.  I don't know why (and my husband certainly doesn't agree).  It's just fun.  It's a gossip bench constructed from old ladder...

Towering blast from the past

Feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I'd post one more of my past projects.  This baseball bat headboard turned out pretty cute and is perfect for a little boysnbsproomnbsp...

Thinking Big!

This was one of the first things I made when I decided to be a full-time junker.  I felt like I needed something big.  And this fits the bill -- a couch made from 3 old...

Still playing with lamps

The fun thing about lamps is that pretty much anything can be converted into a lamp.  If you can't think of a project for something... make a lamp.  So I've been experimenting with...

The City Floor Lamp and the Country Floor Lamp

I've been in lamp mode lately and these are a couple floor lamps I made.  Floor lamp #3 turned out to be a "learning experience" lamp and you won't be seeing that one.  But #1 and 2...

Easy holiday coat rack !

You have holiday guests coming over.  Many people equals many coats (at least it does in Michigan).  Oh, sure, they could toss them on your bed, but wouldn't it be more...

Putting a little "Mush" into Christmas!

I've been trying to work on my display skills (or lack thereof).  This is my latest attempt.  It's an old authentic wooden dogsled from either Alaska or the U.P.   I tried to...

This little table's got game!

Ok, so this isn't exactly a Christmas project. But if you're looking to spruce up your game room for all those holiday guests who'll be hanging around, this project couldn't be easier or more...

Rustic candelier "dooded" up for Christmas

Thought I'd try doing a little Christmas embellishing.  This is a candelier that I'm pretty fond of and I wanted to add some holiday cheer.  Because there are candles above, I put a ring...

No Wonder this took so long -- It's three things in one!

I got out all my lamp "stuff" and planned on making several lamps and putting a few in one post.  But after taking FOREVER to do this one lamp, I thought I'd post it because finishing...

Great for gift giving -- fun & easy photo displays

The spiral photo holder idea is everywhere.  They can go into all kinds of items.  Here's a few ways you could do it.

A few more "borrowed" ideas

Though not an exact copy, the wheel photo display is based on one that Junk Market did.  JM used one big wheel, but I used 4 smaller wheels (only because I didn't have a big wheel that...

A few "borrowed" ideas

While it's fun to come up with original ideas, sometimes you see someone elses good stuff and just have to "borrow" it.  The buckets suspended from a pulley with flowers was an idea I saw...

Christmas angels -- junk style

Here are some angels I made from miscellaneous junk -- old table legs, bedposts, tabletops (cut in half), shelves, shelf brackets, spindles, doodads from wherever.  Inbspassembled...

Christmas card display idea

It's always a challenge to come up with ideas for storing and displaying the season's influx of Christmas cards.  I had a tall, skinny shutter (probably half of a bi-fold closet doornbspwith...

Another dessert stand, just my version

Ok, stacked dessert servers aren't anything new, these are just my versions.  They say presentation is everything, and it's amazing how much more appetizing the food looksnbspwhen...

Pottery Barn knockoff -- Junk Style

I saw something similar at Pottery Barn and thought "It looks like a couple ladders with boards across.......wait a minute".  So..   I had the matching boards already for the shelves...

Hardware angel ornaments

It dawned on me that hinges kinda look like wings. So, I pulled out my hinge box and discovered that hinge pins would be good for the body. I epoxyed together. Decided they...

Twinkle, Twinkle BIG Star

I was thinking up ideas for a topper for my junk tree and decided I needed a star.  I thought I would cut up a couple yardsticks to do it.  Then I thought "Hey, why cut up perfectly good...

Oh?! Did you think these were vintage radios?

These were radios, once upon a time.  And there is still music inside, only now it's because they are CD holders.

Primitive Bench

This is one of my very favorite projects I've done.  The bench is made from a $1 auction buy.  No one wanted it because it was very old and no one was sure what it was. But...

Mirrors, Mirrors on the wall. Which is the fairest of them all?

I saw the iron wheel at an auction and was drooling over it the whole time.  When the auction was ending with them overlooking it, I said "Hey, what about that."  They said "WAIT.  We...

Just some footstool fun

Just a fun little piece for the holidays, it could be a footstool or an extra seat for little holiday guests.  It's a red pop crate that I added stubby spindle feet.  Made a...

Greet your holiday guests with a little fun

These whimsical easels are a great way to welcome holidays guests. Set them by the front door, in the foyer, or wherever.  Use a board painted with chalkboard paint as I did with mine for...

Don't throw out those old cribs!

I can't really say this is mine, but it's a project I helped my friend make from her husband's baby crib from 60 years ago.  There was adorable artwork (circus themed) onnbspeachnbspend...

Sled Serving Table

This easy project can add some extra surface area for hosting those holiday parties.  Originally I planned on using an old ironing board base but found that it did not fit.  The bar stools...

Drum Side Table

I had this drum in storage and decided Christmas is the perfect time to put it to use.  It needed a little cleaning and I redded it up a bit for the holidays.  I mounted some stubby, little...



Recent comments


Re: SoccerBoyBot and HulaGirlBot

These are so fun! Glad you finally took the plunge into robot art. I bet the kids loved them. :)
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Re: A new look for Grandfather's Clock

Great job on shabbying up that old grandfather clock. It must be old if it's been around enough to leave that faded area around the pendulum. I bet the owners are so happy -- it looks beautiful. :)
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Re: Vintage Vanity

Great save on that old desk -- all set to be back in circulation! Love the surprise paint inside. Way to go!
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Re: crystal drops from faucet

Oh I love it!
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Re: Silver tea pot centerpice

Silver tea pots are good for so more purposes than tea, and as a vase is one of my favorites. Your centerpiece is so pretty! Good job. :)
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Re: Chicken wire headboard and shutter jewelry organizer

What a great use for an old headboard! Cute and functional at the same time! Perfect. :)
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Re: Some weeks are better than others

That is some sweet junk! I especially love that lifesaver! As for the drip poles, you could line them up near each other and hang bunting, or rope for hanging photos.
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Re: Farm Implement Repurpose

WAY cool!! Love both pieces individually, and especially as a repurposed project! So clever.
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Re: My "Big Girl" Ladder Bed Canopy...

I love it!! And the painter's dropcloth fabric ties in perfectly with the ladders! Love the wall art too. :)
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Re: Pelican in flight

Oh that's cool! Great use of driftwood.
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Re: Directions? where?

Oh I love these! Very fun and unique! I might have to copy some of your ideas (if that's okay with you).
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Re: Reclaimed Table

Very cool! Love the stained reclaimed lumber. :)
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Re: Pet Bed made from Old wine crate

Oh I love it! And I bet the cats do too! Cute and practical at the same time -- purrfect.
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Re: Americana Yard Art

I agree with the others, it looks great for the 4th but it provides a great backdrop so any theme. Love the crisp colors! Great job.
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Re: Beer Garden Stake - Stroh's Beer Tap

Oh, that's great!
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Re: JUNKMARKET Style....25,000 Members strong

Congratulations! What a great milestone! And so well deserved -- you've got one awesome site. :)
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Re: Vintage Fruit Crate Wall Display Cabinet

Oh I love it! What a cool display piece it makes.
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Re: Filigree Oval Necklace with Crystal Components

So pretty. Great job!
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Re: Yardstick & Galvanized Wash Tub Base Side Table

Great table! Love the materials and the colorfulness of it.
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Re: Entry Shelf

Oh I love it! Very clever. Beautiful and practical too!
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Re: Driftwood

Very nice collection of assemblage art! And from the beaches of Australia -- very cool.
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Re: Viral Protection Society

So glad those old tubes found there re-purpose in life. Very fun!
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Re: Simple Spindle Dragonflys

Oh how fun! Great project!
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Re: Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Wow!! That is so cool on so many levels!
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Re: Ironic....?

At least it makes a fun statement. :)
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Re: My New Apartment!

How exciting for you! Have fun decorating!
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Re: Framed Clocks as Wall Art

Yes, I think you COULD add to that collection. Very cool project.
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Re: Just a few of my projects

Great stuff! Love the redone dress form.
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Re: My design shelf

Oh, what a smart reuse project. Sounds like you were ahead of your time -- luckily the world is finally catching up to repurposing.
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Re: Reno Junk Potting Table

Love it! Especially how it was made from all salvaged parts. Great job.
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Re: Salvaged Cabinet

Love it! Unbelievable what people throw out, great save.
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Re: Side table sanded a bit

Great table. Great finish. Way to go. :)
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Re: Before and After: Old Chandelier Turned into Desk Lamp

Oh my gosh! I LOVE that! Genius. Great job.
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Re: Zipper Bracelets

Those are the COOLEST! Love them!!
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Re: Olde fence Headboard

The tree cutouts give it such a cozy feel. Ideal for using as a headboard. Great job.
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Re: Olde Farm Country Reindeers

Cute. Cute. Cute!
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Re: Olde picket fence frame

Adorable. Perfect addition to your laundry room!
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Re: grape trellis

Very cool! Love all the metal and the beefy chains. Your grapes will be so happy there. :)
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Re: Repurposed Door Sewing Table

Brilliant! I love it!!
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Re: Dumpster Dresser: Before and After

Amazing that someone threw that out! Too bad they didn't have your vision, you did a great job restoring it.
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Re: Reclaimed shutter shelf

Ooo, very nice! I especially like how you did the top of it. And all from the curb... :)
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Re: Vintage Mirror

Wow. That is gorgeous!
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Re: Glass Insulator Tea Light Holder

Oh I LOVE that!
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Re: Chair Redo

Wow, you did a great job on that! Wonderful transformation.
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Re: Vintage whistle necklace

Beautiful! Love the addition of the whistle.
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Re: Jewelry Organizer

Lovely and functional! The perfect project!
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Re: Vintage Fringe Tree

what a cute and clever use for that fringe! Love it!
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Re: Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

Wowwee. I hope those birds know how lucky they are. That is one awesome feeder! You did a great job.
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Re: Pallet Box

Clever girl! What a great gift. Love the handles too.
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Re: Holiday Party Ideas for the Wine Lover

Love the sweater wine cozy -- the details really make it! And I'd love to come to one of your parties just to hold a glass with one of those fun charms!
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Re: Repurposed Antiques at the Christmas Bazaar

Wow! It all looks great! Love it all.
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Re: Glammed up lamp shade...

It might be a simple little project, but it sure looks great!
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Re: High School Varsity Letter Pillows

That is so special. Perfect way to show off the 3 generations of letters. Way to go!
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Re: Mini Stepladder Card Tree

What a great idea! Fun and festive!
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Re: "Leftover" wall art

Very fun! What a resourceful redo! Great job.
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Re: Fancified light fixture

Wonderful transformation! New, fresh look! Way to go.
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Re: Starry night Necklace

Beautiful! Great job!
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Re: Vintage suitcases for Christmas

Love those little cases! And the painting makes it even more fun. Way to go!
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Re: Kitchenette

Adorable transformation! I'll bet there's one very happy little girl. Great job!
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Re: Teacher Gifts with Junque Appeal

Very cool! Great idea for a teacher's gift.
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Re: Re-purposed Vintage Brooch Bracelet

very cool! I haven't seen anything like that -- great job!
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Re: A little Joy

Very cool and creative!
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Re: "Suit" yourself...I still believe in Santa!

I love suitcases! They are great anytime, but DO look so perfect displaying those Christmas treasures. :)
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Re: Vintage Glitter Bells

Oh so pretty and sentimental too! And nicely paired with the pine cones.
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Re: Vintage Door Corner Shelf

Nice job! Love old doors!
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Re: "Bag" of Beauty!

Very nice! Some of the best projects come from pieces that we don't even know what they are. Good job!
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Re: Ceiling Fixture Pedestal Bowls

great idea! Pretty and practical!
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Re: Cradle

fun, fun, fun! Good work!
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Re: Upcycled Silverplate Bird Feeder

What a clever and thoughtful project! Love it!
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Re: Vintage bird feeder.

You even thought of the birds in your beautiful yard! Way to go!
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Re: windows in a pergola

Very, very beautiful stuff for your yard! You got me itching for spring already. Both of you have done a great job!
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Re: Wine Bottle Fountain

Wow! How cool is that! Fun and clever.
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Re: Nifty, Thrifty Find

Nice redo! Great shade of blue. Way to go!
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Re: from shabby to chic

Perfect redo for that piece! I'll bet your son is happy to have it!
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Re: Backyard grape arbor

It's awesome! Great job!
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Re: What is holding the wine glasses?

Such a clever reuse of an old rake head! Way to go!
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Re: Budget Cabinet Makeover!!!

Great makeover! The work you put into it paid off, because it now has a fresh, clean, inviting look. Way to go!
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Re: Holiday Mantel

beautiful!
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Re: Two Upcycled Bird Feeders

Both are very cool! And being a Michigander, I'm especially drawn to the license plate one. Way to go!
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Re: Christmas illumination, Add on's

Great find!
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Re: Cabin in the snow

Beautiful! And such detail. Great job!
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Re: Snowmen Lighting The Way For Hot Chocolate

Oh how fun and festive! You did a great job with your hot chocolate station.
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Re: Vintage Christmas Collection

Oh I love it all!!
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Re: A Murder of Crows

Those are very cool! I especially love the fork legs. What a vision you had for these -- great job!!
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Re: $92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN!

WOW!! You did an awesome job -- and in such a thrifty way! Woo Hoo! I especially love how you dealt with the missing doors. Pat yourself on the back!
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Re: piano bench

Amazing what can be found in the trash. Great save! You did a wonderful job bringing it back to life!
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Re: Seed bag from the past.

Love it!
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Re: Bed Spring Christmas Tree

Oh, that is so very cute and clever! Great job!!
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Re: Renewed Arm Chair

Wow, what a great solution for the chair fabric! You did a great job on the chair! Free is always good, but I bet no one would even suspect.
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Re: Christmas Projects

Great pieces for holiday decorating! Good job!
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Re: DIY Christmas Tree Alternative

Very creative! Great alternative to a traditional tree.
Way to go!
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Re: DIY Christmas Tree Alternative

Very creative! Great alternative to a traditional tree.
Way to go!
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Re: Swedish Tool Box

Great Box! Great Save! You did an awesome job on it, and now your family will be able to enjoy it for many more years.
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Re: Recent Junked up FUN!

Great projects! Spindles, doors, and rust are awesome, for sure! Way to go.
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Re: Winter Greetings Basket

Adorable!
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Re: Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

Super clever -- and SO adorable! Great job!
Midge

Re: second jewelry display...second daughter

I like the collection of different pieces. I bet she loves it! Great job!
Midge

Re: Harley Junk Sculptures

I KNOW he will like them! They are VERY cool. Great job!
Midge

Re: "Absinthe Wings" Necklace

Oooo, very cool!
Midge

Re: jewelry display

It's great just the way it is. She'll love it! Way to go.
Midge

Re: found at mt. dora flea market

Good find! Not yelling, just enthusiastic -- good junk can do that to a person! :)
Midge

Re: Candle Logs

Great use of the downed branches. Makes a great centerpiece -- good job!
Midge

Re: Oh my, another CHALK BOARD!

Great project! It turned out beautifully -- hope you continue to post!
Midge

Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

Love that table! Great work!
Midge

Re: Grandmother's Jewelry Box

What a special project -- a doubly sentiment one! Great job!
Midge

Re: Ladder as Frame (with a bicycle theme)

Great use for that old ladder! Good job!
Midge

Re: SNOWMAN WREATH

Very cute!
Midge

Re: From rags... to riches.... literally!

Very cool find! Good job!
Midge

Re: The Reflection Of Christmas Using Mirrors

Great use of the mirrors. Now the back of the tree will get to show off too! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Bench

Love it! Great job!
Midge

Re: Trumeau Mirror

Gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Brothers Christmas Present

What an awesome big sister you are! Of course he loved it -- it turned out great!
Midge

Re: Stair Step Table

Oh how clever! Great work!
Midge

Re: Wine Bottle Mosaic - Slumped Wine Bottle & Glass

I am sure you DID have a lot of fun! Great project. It turned out beautifully -- way to go!
Midge

Re: Wall of doors

Love, love, love the wall of cabinet doors! The paint job really makes it -- it looks like art!
Midge

Re: Piano Bar

Love it! It works perfectly as a bar! Never would have thought of using just the top. Way to go!
Midge

Re: How to Make a Towel Bar Cool!

That IS a cool towel rack! Perfect for that bathroom, too! Sounds like Lee and Tracie have it going on!
Midge

Re: Shabby Chic Bulletin Board

What a great transformation. Beautiful AND functional.
Midge

Re: Bubba

That's funny. You did a great job on that little guy!
Midge

Re: Upcycled Old Sewing Machine

I love it, love it, love it!
Midge

Re: my first mosaic clock!

Wow! You're on a creative hot streak! Great work!
Midge

Re: Decorating for Fall

I love fall! And what a great way you've come up with to decorate for it! Way to go.
Midge

Re: What to do with millions of golf balls?

Fun! Who knew? That's why junking is so awesome!
Midge

Re: Jewelry from an old Brownie Camera

Oh my Gosh!!! I don't know what's more amazing, the jewelry itself, or that you got all that from the old neglected camera! Genius! Each piece you've created is SO gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Metal Trim

What a great addition to your workshop! Good job!
Midge

Re: Pink turns Green with Envy

Ooo, I really like that shade of green. Little wonder that it sold! Don't be sad, there's always another junk project right around the corner.
Midge

Re: Happy Fall Y'all!

Great displays for the change in season. The addition of fall leaves brings everything to life!
Midge

Re: Up the stairs...

OH no! I read this too late! I actually passed through WI on my way to MN. I probably was near -- and I was on a junk hunt! Please keep having your sales, and I'll try to catch one of them. Love the stairs up to your barn!
Midge

Re: Counting down...The Fall Country Junk Sale

I WAS THERE!! And it WAS awesome! Loved all the metal...and everything else. :)
Midge

Re: Flamingo junk......

Oh how fun! Love the paint job too.
Midge

Re: Primitive Barn Wood Island

Wow! What a great island! And all from reclaimed wood. Nice job.
Midge

Re: Prim wall hanging

Nice job! Keep exploring those barns!
Midge

Re: Display case

Oh, what a great idea. Very resourceful... and patriotic. :)
Midge

Re: Window Photo Display

Ahh, I love old windows too. Great display you've used yours for. Way to go!
Midge

Re: First Project Completed......

You should be proud! It turned out great! Keep 'em coming.
Midge

Re: Unique Sofa Table

Oh, I love it too! Perfection.
Midge

Re: Billy Jo's "DO OVER DECO" Part 7

Very fun western style furniture! Great job!
Midge

Re: Fun Fall Inspired Bracelet

That is so pretty. You've done an awesome job on it!
Midge

Re: Rope Bowl

Oh, that is very cool!! It could be used in so many ways, and in so many different settings. Great job!
Midge

Re: Forgotten Cedar Chest

Shelly, you did an awesome job on that cedar chest. I love your choice for finish. Great job!
Midge

Re: Stained Glass Lantern Upcycled Light Fixture Birdhouse

Very cool birdhouse! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Midge

Re: Resting up on an outdoor pallet sofa

I SO love your pallet sofa! Amazing!
Midge

Re: Billy Jo's "Do Over Deco" Part 6

Wow! So much attention to detail -- and junk! Great job!
Midge

Re: Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

Ah, yes, I like the princess version much better! You did a great job with it!
Midge

Re: Altared (sic) Idenity!

Very, very cool! And I LOVE junk stores that make you want to take a bath. Awesome job once again!
Midge

Re: Junktastic Fall Mantel Decor

Gorgeous mantle display! I love ALL your junk (even the "fake" clock faces). You make it look so easy.
Midge

Re: spice rack

Great way to keep spices handy, organized, and awesomely displayed! Very resourceful! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Georgia inspired Trowel Rack

Love how we can get inspiration from each other. And now you have a cool coat rack! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Silver Swirl Bed Frame

Wow! It's a completely different bed -- in a good way! Great job!
Midge

Re: Grandpa's Ugly Old End Table

Wow! What a redo! You did a great job on it, love the color!
Midge

Re: Kitchen lights

Very cute! Love that color!
Midge

Re: 70's Lamp Paper Towel Holder

I love it -- so clever! And you were able to use so many parts. Great looking cake stand. Way to go!
Midge

Re: New junk growing in my garden

I so love all your garden junk! I love the display inside the wheelbarrow, and the knothole perfectly situated in the birdhouse, and the garden area where Beethoven lies. Awesome job!
Midge

Re: These are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Aaaaah (you're right, I guess it did!), no wonder they're your favorite things -- it's all gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Introducing Junktiques!

Congratulations on taking the plunge into professional junking (though I think Dave Barry might be on to something).
Hope you have much success and enjoy!
Midge

Re: Porch decor

What a junkily beautiful porch display!
Midge

Re: "Tools" of the trade!

Oh, it makes an awesome planter! There are still people out there who think that junk, is junk. Their junk is our gain!
Midge

Re: Kitchen junk lamp

Marie, that is such a fun lamp!! Great combination of kitchen pieces!
Midge

Re: Fountain made with vintage teapot, basin and china cups.

That is really clever!! Very cute and I bet it makes a great trinkling noise, too. Nice job!
Midge

Re: Sittin' pretty!

Very fun and pretty display for a garden area!
Midge

Re: Cup O' Garden Tea

They definitely will!! What a fun garden display!
Midge

Re: Cozy Corner

Cozy corner is the perfect name for your post -- that corner definitely looks very cozy and inviting! You did it up with some great finds!
Midge

Re: Garden Work Bench

Great potting bench! Love the primitive look of it and the combination of colors. Great job!
Midge

Re: "Cream" of the crop!

That would be a great addition to any garden! The spindles provide lots of opportunity for varying heights and are cute to boot!
Midge

Re: stars & stripes...

That is SO clever! I so want to do that if I get my hands on snow fencing! Thanks for the inspiration -- great job!
Midge

Re: Junk"Y" Situation

Ahhh, beautifully junky stuff. LOVE that sign!
Midge

Re: I Luv Ma Junky Projects

Lots of fun stuff! And I think the new version on those 80's plates is a BIG improvement! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Paper Bag Vase

Very clever! No one would guess that a paper bag CAN hold water. ;)
Midge

Re: Wagon Upcycle

That makes such a welcoming display. And you can move it whenever you want to! Great job!
Midge

Re: Mary Contrary's Garden

What a fun garden! The shutters really make it. I'll bet Mary would be contrary no more!
Midge

Re: Tipsy Pots

Such a fun addition to your yard! Glad you put it out front so passersby could enjoy it too!
Midge

Re: Dog Beds.

They are all very cute -- both the beds AND the dogs!!
Midge

Re: Dog Beds.

They are all very cute -- both the beds AND the dogs!!
Midge

Re: The sawhorse patio table that does it all.

The perfect dining table/coffee table/footstool! And in the perfect junky condition. Love the combo of the natural with the white (sawhorses, that is, not the socks).
Midge

Re: CORNHOLE ANYONE? Today's junking finds...

Great finds! Have fun with all your treasures.
Midge

Re: Thank you Grandpa!

What great gifts -- from grandpa to the grandkids, AND from you to him. Perfect way to express your thanks. I'll bet he treasures it. Great job!
Midge

Re: Cardboard Magic

Sounds like your nephew has a real future as a junker! Love that he didn't want to part with his cabinet, and love how you showed him it could be embellished and reinforced. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Old Wooden Locker

Very cool piece! Great job!
Midge

Re: Perfect herb garden

The whole ensemble is great, but I especially adore that old sign! I'd have to say it was worth the drag home.
Midge

Re: Funnel flower pot

Oh I love it! I'd certainly like to be greeted by a planter like that!
Midge

Re: Repurposed TV Armoir

Love, love, love it!!
Midge

Re: Old Window + Bed Posts + Wood = Plant Stand

What a great piece! It worked out beautifully!
Midge

Re: Flea Market Junque

What a great piece! Lucky you.
Midge

Re: Lamps from cool junk

Such cool lamps! I bet you're having such fun experimenting. I love the industrial look. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Water Pail flower pot

I LOVE old galvanized watering cans! Yours make a perfect planter! Way to go!
Midge

Re: croquet parts & copper planter

Very cool way of taking a planter to the next level. I love things made with croquet parts. Great job!
Midge

Re: Carmen Miranda

That is Definitely some fun junk!!
Midge

Re: Pillowcase Art Treasure!

Adorable piece of art! Little wonder that it's your favorite. You came up with a great solution for preserving it. Way to go!
Midge

Re: old world bench

Gorgeous bench!
Midge

Re: rainbarrel decorated

What a fun way to decorate an old rain barrel! Great job!
Midge

Re: Sign for New Antique Store

Love that sign! And the old hardware is way cool.
Midge

Re: In Honor of 4th of July

Congratulations on your first post! Hope there are many more to come. What a perfect bench for this season. Way to go!
Midge

Re: What do you get when you mix leftover porch spindles, plywood, a Sharpie, fabric and a thrift store throw pillow?

How very fun! And so resourceful! Great job.
Midge

Re: What do you get when you mix leftover porch spindles, plywood, a Sharpie, fabric and a thrift store throw pillow?

How very fun! And so resourceful! Great job.
Midge

Re: Junk Art Door/Headboard

I love old doors as headboards. You did a great job on this one. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Footlocker Facelift

Love the look of that piece! Glad you could reinvent it and keep it useful and in the family.
Midge

Re: End Table Repurposed

Oh my goodness, that is just as cute as can be! Very clever repurpose. You are one awesome cousin!
Midge

Re: Tre Verde

What a great reuse for extra drawers! It makes a wonderful raised planter! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Smokers pots or planters

What a smart idea! And you did a great job on them all!
Midge

Re: French Door Headboard

Great job! I agree with the others, the scrollwork really makes it. You will have lots of fun posting on this site -- glad you decided to share!
Midge

Re: Junk Chimes

Perfect use for that trivet! I love junk windchimes too! Great job.
Midge

Re: Gazing Ball - Terrarium

It's like 5 gazing balls in one! Great deal! Very clever use for it!
Midge

Re: Grandfather Clock - revisited

Love how you compiled all those separate salvaged components to come up with such a great piece -- and functional, too! Love that little light, and the Lions Club topper!
Midge

Re: Recycled Garden Frog Fairy Garden Totem

I think you've got one happy frog there sitting on top of that fun totem! Great job!
Midge

Re: Everything's coming up roses...

You certainly scored some good deals on your shelves! And you've displayed them so beautifully! Good job!
Midge

Re: Recycled Weathered wood from the Trash

What great ideas for reusing old lumber! I still marvel about the things people are so quick to toss aside -- good for you for scooping them up and for having a vision for them!
Midge

Re: Disk Cat

That cat is adorable! And I love the use of rusty metal pieces!
Midge

Re: Mayo d' Flores (May of Flowers)

What a very clever way to create a hanging planter! And so pretty! Way to go!
Midge

Re: GLEE - don't worry, be happy

This is so cool -- a true work of art!! I love your clever reuse of items, and I love the overall happy feeling of the piece!
Midge

Re: coat rack made from pallets

What a clever use for an old pallet! Your coat hooks turned out great!
Midge

Re: family photo wall

Love, love, love it! Both what you did with it and how you're using it! Great job!
Midge

Re: wooden ladders

I love decorating wtih old ladders. You could go horizontally too, or even suspend from the ceiling. Ladders are SO versatile -- have fun!
Midge

Re: fruit crate shelving

Perfect use for those crates -- they look great in white. And I think attaching them to the wall was a very smart idea!
Midge

Re: hanging flower vase

Great marriage of all those elements! Way to go!
Midge

Re: My version of "Dresser Turned into a Bench"!

Oh what a great bench -- complete with cozy seating AND storage. And all from the alley? Awesome.
Midge

Re: I've been framed!

Wow! What a score indeed! Love the frames and what you did with them! Great job!
Midge

Re: Boring White Vanity Gets a Punchy Makeover!

What a cheery, colorful vanity! I love it -- and I'm sure your princess does too! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Rainy Day Lamp Makeover

You did a great job on this! Maybe if the shade weren't pleated, it would make a difference too. It's like Rusty said, you just have to play with it. And isn't that what makes junking so fun? Glad you've discovered this crazy, creative addiction!
Midge

Re: .99 Thrift Store End Table Re-Do!

Amazing what you can buy for 99 cents! Great transformation!
Midge

Re: I'm Really Getting Into Leather!

Oh, yeah. I'm digging the leather. If I become addicted I'll know why and who! What a great piece and a great look! Love it.
Midge

Re: Recent Find! for redoing a fireplace or just adding to an interesting wall

Wow, it's beautiful! Hard to believe it was left unattended in an old barn. Great save!
Midge

Re: Thrift Store Container for Herb Garden

Oooo, it IS fabulous! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Bird Feeder & Bird bath

What great ways to take care of your birdy friends! Great job!
Midge

Re: Weighty Book Ends

Oooo, very cool! The rusted weights are great!
Midge

Re: Sundial Turned Mossy Planter

The hard concrete combined with the natural elements is a great look! What a great way to reuse that empty sundial!
Midge

Re: Candy, Anyone?

Oh how fun and clever! That definitely deserves some candy!
Midge

Re: Just LOVE old house fixtures.

I'm with the others -- LOVE this!
Midge

Re: WIRE BASKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, hmmmm is right! You've definitely got my brain twirling. Love those!
Midge

Re: another bird bath

Wow, Erin, that is super cool. I think you could even use it indoors as a planter, candle holder, or whatever. And you still have that silver ring for ANOTHER cool project. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Door Bench

Love this! Of course, I pretty much love any project using old doors -- especially those off the curb. Welcome to JMS, have fun.
Midge

Re: Green Hummingbird Feeders

I bet they look gorgeous out in your yard. How nice for the hummingbirds, and lucky for your customers! You're going to be busy with these -- you'd better get to work drinking some more wine!
Midge

Re: Old Window and Shutters

I love old windows, shutters, and mantles. And you've put them all together to make a great display! Good job!
Midge

Re: Seed Planter Flower

Oh, wow! That is one awesome flower! Who wouldn't love to have something like that in their garden?
Midge

Re: A mold that holds

Marie, you clever, clever lady! That is the perfect use for that! And it looks great -- you did a wonderful job putting it back together.
Midge

Re: "Harvested Organ" shelf

This is so Cool! You had a great vision for it. The pedal/frame with the hymns -- perfect!
Midge

Re: recycle addict

Your title is so true, recycling can be so addicting -- thank goodness! Look at the cool things you've created! Wish more people would do the same.
Midge

Re: Bees Wanted - Paying Good Pollin!

What a great gift Mother Nature handed you! Glad you decided to keep it. And the wheelbarrow is a perfect spot for it. (Too bad the same thing doesn't happen with chocolate).
Midge

Re: Stylish Wine Cart

Oh my gosh, you are at it again with your adorable, clever wine servers! This is so genius and so great looking! Once again I have to say -- "SALUT!"
Midge

Re: Turn me up and down.. let's dance..

They are adorable! Love them!
Midge

Re: The Scruffy Cottage Coffee Table

Love the table, and LOVE that nail-apron wrapped vase! Too cool.
Midge

Re: Rusty Drain Pipe Planter

Love that look! The rustiness is what really makes it!
Midge

Re: It's twiggie time!

You're not just using twigs, but you're recycling a can too! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Time to JUNK build

Oh your plant stand is clever, clever, clever! Hope you have fun getting back to building mode -- can't believe you STILL have snow.
Midge

Re: a tree for my wall

The combination really works -- makes a great piece of wall art!
Midge

Re: love to recycle

Great use for those aluminum cups -- makes a perfect vase!
Midge

Re: BEAUTIFUL DISCARDED AND BROKEN TREASURES

Love your mosaic work! The buffet is gorgeous! And I love that toilet! Good work.
Midge

Re: VHS Re-use

Tearing things apart is definitely fun! I wonder if you could weave the tape to do something with -- like cover a plain door for a headboard or something. Like your use of it as nesting material!
Midge

Re: VHS Re-use

Tearing things apart is definitely fun! I wonder if you could weave the tape to do something with -- like cover a plain door for a headboard or something. Like your use of it as nesting material!
Midge

Re: Birdcages

Love old birdcages! And you've displayed yours beautifully!
Midge

Re: turquoise frame and cross

Very pretty. It almost looks like it's glowing!
Midge

Re: Fruit Box End Table

You're right, that would be such a fun addition to a patio -- and functional! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Vintage Wall Mirror End Table

Very cool piece! The column is awesome -- what better than topping it off with the round mirror. Great job!
Midge

Re: Seamstress Bracelet

Ooo, what a fun piece of jewelry that makes (bracelet?)! I like the vintageness and graphics of the tape measure, but the bling really sets it off. Great job!
Midge

Re: Seeing Angels...

You KNOW I love these!!!
Midge

Re: I'm just ducky....

Oh my goodness, those ducks are adorable!
Midge

Re: salvaged desk

I bet you won't be bringing it back home with you! That desk looks great -- LOVE the knobs! Hope you have a great time at Jubilee.
Midge

Re: saved!

Oooo, this amazing! Great lines, for sure, and I love how you did dark with the white. Great job, Sandy!
Midge

Re: The 1905 Victorian Monster Builtinn in my old kitchen

You did a beautiful job! I'd love to have a monster like that in my kitchen!
Midge

Re: Crate tables... super easy!

Hmmmm...now you've got my brain twirling. I have about 200 of these and they've been sitting forever doing nothing. I really like what you've done with yours!!Hmmm...
Midge

Re: Missing Keys No More! Organ Stops Made into a Great Key Holder!

Oh, I adore those organ stops! What a cool piece!
Midge

Re: Upcycled Candleholder

Oooo, I like that a lot!! Great use for those old patterns -- it creates a wonderful affect. And the twine and buttons detail is the perfect way to top it off!
Midge

Re: Simple Snowflake mobile

Well, I am tired of snow and am looking forward to some flowers, but I think it works just fine with the white ones! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Wine glass holder

I SO love this idea, and am SO going to try to copy it! You so rock!
Midge

Re: Our New Sign

Your sign is gorgeous! And to think it started from $1 headboard.
Midge

Re: Repurposed mantle became our headboard

I love, love, love it!! And that price -- amazing! Way to go!
Midge

Re: "Zipper Flowers"

Those are very fun! Great job!
Midge

Re: Poster Tube

You made such an ordinary thing look so cool! And it serves a purpose too! Great job.
Midge

Re: T-shirt turned into a bracelet!

This is very cool! Great way to use up and old t-shirt.
Midge

Re: T-shirt turned into a bracelet!

This is very cool! Great way to use up and old t-shirt.
Midge

Re: Junk art door with drawer bins

Oh, I LOVE this! So clever, cute, and useful -- and all from reclaimed items! Yay!! Great job!
Midge

Re: White coffee chest

That's the beauty of junking -- taking something from this and something from that to create something totally new and unexpected. Great job pairing those two together!
Midge

Re: "Texas Red" - Oil Painting

I was thinking the same thing -- anything Texan is very in demand right now! You did an amazing job!
Midge

Re: Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

Okay, I love every single element of this vignette. Perfection!
Midge

Re: Oh, no! I've been Framed....but in a good way!

Okay, I love every single element of this vignette. Perfection!
Midge

Re: La Cage Aux Fabulous Fowl

Very, very creative!
Midge

Re: Get the Scoop Here!

Great piece you created! Love the scoops and the added numbers. Hope you continue to dig around in your garage!
Midge

Re: Wine a little bit .......

Perfect wayt to jazz up the thrift store placque. And even found a way to personalize it. Great job!
Midge

Re: Record On...

How fun is that! Love those vintage cards!
Midge

Re: Vintage Terrarium

Wowwee! No offensive to your sewing skills, but I think you got the best part of the deal! That thing is cool! And I agree, taking out the plastic just made it even better. How fun to change it out from time to time. Have fun!
Midge

Re: Savannah's Chair

You did a great job repainting that little chair. I bet your daughter just loves it!
Midge

Re: Fruit Crate Photo Frame

Very cool! Love all the details you added.
Midge

Re: Junk Hang-Up: Vintage Door Coat Rack

What a gorgeous junk hang-up that is!! Love it, love it! Your whole studio is perfectly junkified!
Midge

Re: Tightening the Belt(s)

Oh wow! That turned out great! I love the combination of colors it creates. I was wondering the same thing about how you attached the belts.
Midge

Re: Now I see the Light!!!

It really is a great look! That great base is what makes it. I might have to give it a try, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Miss Scarlett, in the Hall with the Rope!

Love this! And so want to steal the idea. Can't wait to see the game room completed -- you've got great ideas!
Midge

Re: On Cue

Great project! You racked up a winner with this one! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Upcycled glass collage

Beautiful! You really do good work!
Midge

Re: Decoupage Mannequins

Both very cool. I really like that decoupaging.
Midge

Re: From Broom Holder to Flower Display!

Oh, I so love this one!! The white chippines is just perfect and the bottle vases are just the right addition. Can't wait for spring either.
Midge

Re: recycled cupboard

Smart way to use up some weathered fencing! I did not know that about the salt water making a difference (I'm from the midwest).
Midge

Re: The Party Bird

Who wouldn't want to party with that awesome bird?! Great job!
Midge

Re: eBook Cover #2

Such a clever idea for holding the kindle. This book is PERFECT for the project! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Upcycled glass collage

Very beautiful! I love the colorfulness of it. You did a great job!
Midge

Re: Lace & Metal Dress From

She is gorgeous! I never would have recognized the skirt as fencing if you had not said that. Very cool!
Midge

Re: Saved from the dump...

I never cease to be amazed what people throw out. It was good before -- but you saved it AND made it gorgeous! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Steampunk Coffee Table

Beautiful! Love the color and all the details!
Midge

Re: Lincoln, NE Flea Finds

Great bunch of flea finds. But I'd have to say I'm with Jim and Vicki -- the milk crate is awesome!
Midge

Re: My upcycled beverage cart

That's a great use for that kitchen cart. And I especially like that attached bottle opener. Flea markets are such good places to find decorating bargains.
Midge

Re: Box Lot Left Overs - Ticky Tacky Fone Frame

I LOVE it!! You certainly exhibited the true junker spirit. And such a fun piece you created.
Midge

Re: Junk...is for the birds.

THAT is AMAZING!!! You are too humble, that looks like it requires a LOT of talent! Way to go!!
Midge

Re: is it almost time for the junk swap?

Wow, Erin, I've got some good junk, but none of it can fly! I would definitely want something from your stash! I agree, maybe YOU can get the swap going.
Midge

Re: Belted Tray

I love this and SO want to give it a try! But I'll certainly give you credit, your ideas are always awesome. Love it!
Midge

Re: Can anyone find the book?

Love the fun look of the vintage book covers -- it IS art! Great job!
Midge

Re: Vintage Pattern Art

Very cool!
Midge

Re: JMS Membership Red Letter Day

WaHoo!!! Way to go!! I LOVE this site and tell people about it all the time! I will continue to do so, as well as visiting more often myself. It's been an awesome experience "meeting" other junkers and sharing ideas and inspiration together. Here's to another 10,000..and even more!
Midge

Re: Blue Bedspring Butterfly

Cute, cute, cute! I love springs! Good job!
Midge

Re: Extreme Farm Furniture

What a gorgeous piece! Love the color. Your ability to cram 150 years of history into a few hours is amazing!
Midge

Re: Extreme Farm Furniture

What a gorgeous piece! Love the color. Your ability to cram 150 years of history into a few hours is amazing!
Midge

Re: Chalkboard Workstation

Great chalkboard and it works so well with the bottom piece. Love all the details.
Midge

Re: Chalkboard Workstation

Great chalkboard and it works so well with the bottom piece. Love all the details.
Midge

Re: Necklace rack

Yup. Simple, pretty, and it does the job! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Necklace rack

Yup. Simple, pretty, and it does the job! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Mad For Plaid

I love that bulletin board! You're making us ALL mad for plaid!
Midge

Re: Ghost Town Junk

Very cool! Love that you combine rust with nature. I especially like your last piece.
Midge

Re: Old fences become...

I really like the rustic look of this frames. I have a bunch of snow fence slats, I'm going to try the same thing with them! Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge

Re: Monochromatic Teapot Lamp

Very cute! Great job! I agree, I think the one color scheme is what really makes it.
Midge

Re: Were ready to go to the Flea Market Under Glass Can't Wait

It sounds like such an awesome event. Hope you have a great time!
Midge

Re: Fabric stamp/spool collection

The stamps, thread, and bird together make such a nice display. Fun item to collect.
Midge

Re: Wheel Well No Fuss Indoor Garden

Wow, do I ever love that! I'm going to give one a try. You've got the perfect combination of junk and nature -- beautiful.
Midge

Re: Chandelier Necklace

Looks like a lot of fun for you and your son! The necklace is beautiful.
Midge

Re: Windows to Photo displays

Wonderful uses for all your windows. You did a great job!
Windows are so fun. Enjoy!
Midge

Re: Shabby French Book Page Shelf

Way to go Rachel! That's quite an accomplishment with your busy household. It's beautifully shabby! Hope you have a fun and successful show.
Midge

Re: A Bedspring Bud Vase

Great project for an old bedspring! I'm curious about the flower too.
Midge

Re: sweet little find

Yes, the pillow IS adorable! And so is your cat and her new friend. Looks like you're have fun at the thrift stores!
Midge

Re: Save that door!

Great use for a door! Never would have thought of that. And it turned out beautifully. Good job!
Midge

Re: "Junk Drawer" bracelets & upcycled leather & button adjustable rings

Ooooo! Fun, fun, fun! Everything looks junky and creative!
Midge

Re: Meet "Ol' Blue," then go shabbify your 1970's dining room table...

You did a great job with ol' Blue! It's simply mind boggling what people throw out. Congrats on the redo and the profit you pocketed.
Midge

Re: Lamp Turned Table

That is amazing! Do did a great job.
Midge

Re: "Flea Market Under Glass" Setup is Under Way!

Everything looks awesome! What a great time you are all going to have. Have fun!
Midge

Re: Chicken Coop

I think it's adorable! And I'll bet your ladies know that it was built with love. Looks like lots of fun!
Midge

Re: Belted Bulletin Board

Very very cool! I never knew what to do with old belts, you idea is perfect! I really like the way it looks too --leathery.
Midge

Re: Vintage Grain Sack Tote

Marge,your bag is awesome! Love the bold red color. And of course the grain sack, especially that you even used it inside. Good job! And have fun at the Flea!
Midge

Re: A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

That is hilarious! I love it! I can so picture it as the cap on those propane tanks. But I like it so much better your way. Perfect!
Midge

Re: Garden Memo-Board

Oh that is adorable! You did a great job! Love that fabric and, of course the addition of that fun fencing.
Midge

Re: Simple Little Desk Makeover

You did a great job! I really like the patina of the wood. I generally use the clear polyurethane, too, but it does seem to give a yellowish hue. Probably wouldn't even be noticable on that wood. But I might switch to poly-acrylic, costs a little more but results in a clearer finish.
Midge

Re: Hold the phone - An estate sale find!!

Wow, that's so cool! And he really does look like he has a personality all his own. Someone is SO going to fall in love with him and snatch him up. You done good, good, good!
Midge

Re: Spring Fling

How very fun for spring! Great redo.
Midge

Re: Measuring up

Cool use for those measuring tapes. Never would've thought of decoupaging with them. Your box turned out great. Great job!
Midge

Re: TV stand

Very clever! I didn't realize there was anything there until you mentioned it. Beautiful piece, happy you were able to bring it out and put it to use.
Midge

Re: Lightning Bugs

Adorable! That's definitely the best kind of lightning bug!
Midge

Re: Refrigerator Spice Cabinet

I think that's an awesome idea! And you can still use the door as a magnet board. Good use of storage, and fun too! Great job!
Midge

Re: Recycled Piano

Great piano project! I love working with old pianos, too. I'll have to keep this one in mind. You did a great job!
Midge

Re: Mason Jar Soap Pump

I love this idea! I want to give it a try too. Canning jars are fun! Great job on this project.
Midge

Re: Mirro and Shelf get a new look

Great find -- and a great price! It started out great and your paint job makes it even better. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Another quick lamp

Oh, I so love this lamp! The funnel makes a perfect base! I've never seen one like that before. Way to go Marie!
Midge

Re: Great Work Bench Island or Bar

That's amazing! Love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: one hundred dollar diningroom

That's a pretty spectacular $100.00 dining room! Great job!
Midge

Re: Blue toy box gets a new look and a new purpose

Gorgeous! Great redo! What a great way to store all those DVDs/CDs -- so I guess now it's a toy box for grownups!
Midge

Re: Sheep Pen Bathroom Cabinet

Wow! That is an amazing transformation! You guys did a great job. It's beautiful!
Midge

Re: baby doll high chair turned book holder...

That is an amazing idea! Love it! Cute and practical. I think I've got one too, but I had no ideas. Now I do! Thanks!

Re: Large Birdhouse

Awesome birdhouse! Love the use of everything salvaged -- especially that adornment above the door. Great detailing.
Midge

Re: Bathroom Junk Re-do!

What a fun junk re-do for your bathroom! Love the stamp holder and all the fun items. The bath thermometer is VERY cool (yep, cool, not tempid). And I love the soap dispenser.
Great job!
Midge

Re: TREASURES FOR FREE!

You had me at FREE. I'm going a little spazzy just looking at the picture. SOOOO exited for your treasure adventure and the pile you came home with. Can't wait to see everything you come up with (especially your new playhouse/yard). WooHoo!
Midge

Re: Spring Ahead !!!!

Great idea! I hope a pelican makes a special delivery of spring near me too! What a great way to welcome in the new season and what a fun project. The pier will make a great display piece -- be sure to share photos.
Midge

Re: LOVELY DIRT DAUBER CONDO NOW...FABULOUS LATER!

Wow,Wow, Wow!!! My heart was pounding even BEFORE I saw the word FREE. That's SO amazing!! Yay for you! Can't wait to see it all done up. What a great CL story.
Midge

Re: Frame the frame

Love, love, love it all! Great job with all the frames.
Midge

Re: Puts a spring in my step when I enter my house

It makes a great look! Fun and function combine in a beautifully junky way.
Midge

Re: Adding a view to my kitchen

Great looking display! Very clever use of those old screens. And those corbels are gorgeous.
Midge

Re: All hands on the Bedframe

The iron bed makes the perfect backdrop for your other treasures. Awesome! And I love the hands and head, too!
Midge

Re: Hanging Flower Basket Light

Oh, I love it! Such a great industrial look, and yet it looks perfect in the pretty setting. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Junkin up your love....?

Gorgeous! I love it!
Midge

Re: MY RUSTY, JUNKY BITS

I see junk pieces. Beautiful! No better way to jazz up a house!
Midge

Re: Wall Hooks

Love the hooks! And the tin accents adds a little something! Great job on your first post! Look forward to more.
Midge

Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

Great collection of odds and ends. It certainly says "Happy Valentines Day"! And the "flowers" are beautiful.
Midge

Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

Creative, beautiful, and junky! Woo Hoo! Hope your Valentines Day was a good one.
Midge

Re: Roller Derby inspired skate key necklaces

Beautiful AND fun! Inspiration can come from so many places. Great job!
Midge

Re: WruffledWren Vinatge Ornament Wreaths

Beautiful! Love the colors! Perfect for Valentines.
Midge

Re: Repurposed Jewelry

Very cool and creative! Love that old lock and the skeleton key clasp. Great work!
Midge

Re: Round Wooden Baby Bed

That is the coolest crib! If you don't want to do the canopy (which would be very cool), maybe you could tie a ribbon to each of the spindles. Or string ribbon from one to the other, and you could opt to add pendants or other embellishments. What a wonderful project!
Midge

Re: Junk-displayed photographs

O I love, love, love it all! Very cool ideas!
Midge

Re: Wood Door Headboard

Love old doors! And that one's a beauty! It makes a perfect headboard. Good job!
Midge

Re: Curb Alert! Antique Telephone Bench Found!

It really is amazing what people will throw away. Way to keep your eyes peeled. Great save and redo!
Midge

Re: Spelling with Treasured Junk

O I love it! I've been wanting to spell things too, just haven't gotten around to it. Your ideas are so clever and inspiring!
Midge

Re: Architectural Salvage Angel

Clever, clever, clever. Love your angel and the use of the blade hardware!
Midge

Re: Wheel Serving Platter

Way, way fun! Another great idea for entertaining!
Midge

Re: old window

Oh my gosh! That is adorable!
Midge

Re: A-Door-able coffee table.

What a great door, and at a great price! AND great project you made with it! So cool that you were able to include your daughters too.
Midge

Re: Chalkboard Message Center from an old oval frame

I love it! Cute, practical, and fun too! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Hot Dish!

Oh what a great idea! The silver and burlap make a great combination.
Midge

Re: What we had done with a few old windows

Smart parens to introduce the wonderful of junk at an early age. She did a great job! And it's held up wonderfully through the years.
Midge

Re: Farm Junque

That thing really is beautiful. It's art now! But I wonder what it was used for too.
Midge

Re: little crystal windchime

Who needs a yard when you can hang cool things like that inside. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Doll bed from castoffs

Lisa, great job on that bed! No wonder your daughter just loves it! I never figure in the cost of paint, so I'm thinking you DID do it for free -- Yay!!
Midge

Re: Old crate stairs

Those stairs are just way too cool! They really do look like they were constructed from old crates. Awesome job!
Midge

Re: A Christmas Story Village, (With a Bit of Junk)

What a great tribute to a funny and classic movie! Love Ralphie's glasses setting atop the old books. And how cool that you have siding from the house. Fun, fun, fun. Worthy of a major award.
Midge

Re: Holiday Greetings from the Lorsung Family!

What great pictures of your family -- and of the wrapped presents. Hope you all have a wonderful new year!
Midge

Re: GALVANIZED TREE STAND

What a great water cooler -- and great find! You've found the perfect use for it too. I'll bet all your Christmas decorations are wonderful. Hope you had a great day.
Midge

Re: Santa can, can! Oh yes, he can, can!

Cool beans indeed! Santa is as cute as can be. (pun not intended) Such talent you have!
Midge

Re: Joan of Arc -- Jeanne d' Arc

What a gorgeous gal! Such a great combination of pieces. And I love the bling for her hat and for her, you know. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Clock themed New Year's party

Oh my gosh! How fun is all that! Perfect for New Year's. I especially like the clock cake stand. And clock face coasters?...too clever. I sure you had a great TIME. And congrats on being a contributor -- so deserved!
Midge

Re: Cake Diet

I love it! Your projects are always so clever and this one is no exception! I love that it's magnetic and a chalkboard -- and that the edge holds the chalkboard. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Warm Wishes from the Putman's

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the holidays! The smiles on your faces says it all (no matter how they happened). And your outdoor decor is great, the snow only adds to it. Wishing your family a wonderful new year.
Midge

Re: Old door is for the birds!

I do love door projects! And I would have never thought of that one. Great idea! And I'm sure the birds love you for it. (That IS a bunch of snow already!)
Midge

Re: It's time to play dominoes!

Marge, such a fun project! Love the dominoes for numbers! And I love that you're using it for such a great cause. Looking forward to seeing what's in store for 2011.
Midge

Re: Galvanized bucket filled with greens

Perfect bucket for those greens! And the added details pull it all together. Beautiful!
Midge

Re: Georgia on my mind...

Very Cool!
Midge

Re: Bohemian Chic Lampshade

Oh that is very cool! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Industrial Ambiance

Oh, I SOOOOOOOO love this.
Midge

Re: Roofing Tin Candy Canes

What clever ideas for what can be done with roofing tin!
Midge

Re: Finally Swingin'!!!!!

Way to go! I think Buster will testify that it's comfy.
Midge

Re: Industrial in the Kitchen!

Love that cabinet -- perfect for your cookbooks! Love your kitchen! Love that Industrial Modern is officially a new trend (they've been watching you for sure)! And love the EAT's -- and TO eat. As a matter of fact, I'm suddenly craving some toast, too bad I don't have the recipe like you do. Oh well.
Midge

Re: Kitchen islands and tables

They're all great! Way to go! And congrats on selling the same table twice in the same day.
Midge

Re: I decorate "My Buggy Wheel at Night"

What a cute idea for a vintage wreath!
Midge

Re: Our place on the creek - BEFORE!

Oh, it looks like such a beautiful setting. Glad you're starting to make progress on the repairs from the flooding. Hope you keep posting as you go.
Midge

Re: Work Boots???

The boots look awesome as planters. Very fun!
Midge

Re: "Meaty" Yard Art

Fun, fun, fun!
Midge

Re: Let's EAT!

Fun with power tools -- now we're talking! Love the EAT sign and the big B. Much to be thankful for here too. Enjoy your holiday.
Midge

Re: Junk for Entertaining...

What a great project, and just in time for the holidays! They WILL make the perfect junky pairing with your wine springs. Oh, yes, the kids will be the first ones to catch the "gas" one. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Cooler Weather = Bright Beautiful Color!

So pretty and so colorful!
Midge

Re: Giant Wrench Grasshopper

THAT IS AWESOME!
Midge

Re: Golf Club Birds

Oh how fun is that! Very cool!
Midge

Re: Crumpled Book Paper Wreath

Pretty, pretty, pretty! So glad you're able to carve a little time to do the things that you enjoy. Good job!
Midge

Re: Found item, industrial, steam punk lights by Mark Bell

OH, those are beyond cool!!! Love them all, but the tripod one is my fave. Keep 'em coming!
Midge

Re: Not too bad for under $2.00 ...

Great deals and great upgrades! Surprising how often a mishap will lead to an ever better result. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Play Like Dinner Party!

Oh I love it! And what a fun event for you and your sister to plan for! And what the heck, why not throw in a mud pie or two. Have fun playing!
Midge

Re: How To Build a Pumpkin Person

She looks spectacular! How can she not have a great night on the town? Great post!
Midge

Re: If the Shoe Fits!

Lezlee, what a fun piece you've got there! It really works with the bottles, but I bet it could be adapted in so many ways! And it DOES remind me of a Christmas tree. Have fun and keep us posted.
Midge

Re: Special Edition

Very fun piece!
Midge

Re: Billy Jo's "Do Over Deco" Part 4

Oh, I love that! Such a great use for an old door.
Midge

Re: Rosebud

Very cool!
Midge

Re: A window makeover part 2

Old windows make such great memo boards, and yours proves it! I really like the hooks at the bottom and the bows with them. Good job!
Midge

Re: Music as Art

Very ingenious! And I'll bet your playing IS just as much art as the instruments are.
Midge

Re: Industrial Trophies

So very cool! I would guess anyone would be excited to be awarded any of those "trophies"!
Midge

Re: Even more angels...

SWEET! You KNOW I love those! Very clever of you -- and you got a custom fitted chair!
Midge

Re: Steak Knife Case Reborn

Oh, what a clever reuse of that steak knife box! Perfect place for all those special momentos.
Midge

Re: Holiday wreaths

Marie, you did a great job on your wreaths! I bet it feels good to get back to being creative. Glad the knee business is almost over with.
Midge

Re: Black & White Pumpkins

They're beautiful! I especially love the paisley one!
Midge

Re: Halloween Framed Art

Great trio of art! And I love the use of burlap for the background.
Midge

Re: Ohio State Buckeyes License Plate Art

Even though it's not a big "M" I still love it! Too cool!
Midge

Re: Gettin' ready for Halloween

Genius! I love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: Burlap Halloween Junk Wreath

Junktabulous indeed! Very resourceful to think to use the sink piece. And the sign is perfect!
Midge

Re: Fall Harvest Decor

the pumpkins look great in that red suitcase. Like some creepy person got busted carting around heads in a suitcase. Little wonder people wanted pix.
Midge

Re: Rusty Junk Becomes Blinged Out Focal Piece

The "junk" necklace is very cool! So sorry to hear about the demise of your beloved fleamarket, but I know that won't keep you from coming up with more cool creations!
Midge

Re: Little Chippy Foot Stool

I agree. That white chippy paint is great. You done good!
Midge

Re: Bedside table with a new face!

Oh, how adorable. I bet your daughter is thrilled!
Midge

Re: 8th annual Fall Country Junk Sale

Wow, that looks like big time fun! Have a great sale!
Midge

Re: Autumn

Love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: Junk up those windows!

Neve would have thought of that either. Such a great look!
Awesome.
Midge

Re: AA/JMS Vintage Redesign Jewelry #2

Gorgeous, Gretchen! Your love for what you do shines through in your pieces.
Midge

Re: This is Halloween...

Well it certainly IS Halloween! Great displays!
Midge

Re: Has anyone seen the spices?

Love the color combos. Cool!
Midge

Re: A Little Fall "Shopping"

Oh, gosh, what a cool display. I LOVE that little shopping cart, it will serve you well at Christmas time too (as long as no one carts it off).
Midge

Re: Fall Foliage Fun

So, so adorable! Love all the color -- and the junk!
Midge

Re: Ugly and huge lamps!

What a great reuse for those big lamps! Amazing how different they after with the metallice finish. Great job!
Midge

Re: Birdfeeders and Garden Art

These are spectacular! Great job!
Midge

Re: Sometimes you need to have an extra vehicle just in case....

Too hilarious! I love it!
Midge

Re: Halloween Junque Shade

Oh, it's definitely starting to feel like fall! The bingo card is my fave!
Midge

Re: Plumbing Parts with Ruffled Edges

So very cool! You are indeed amazing!
Midge

Re: Ahoy Mate! It's Junk Repurposed with a Coastal Theme.

Love, love, love it! It's so coastal! And so you! (a very good thing)
Midge

Re: I'll grind your bones...

Very, very cool! I love it!
Midge

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Redo

Oh what a reincarnation! I'll bet it's the perfect match for your grandson's comforter -- it certainly adds fun! Winnie the Pooh, and Tigger, too! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Spooktacular Halloween

The rub-on sums it up perfectly -- SPOOKTACULAR! Great job!
Midge

Re: Old Pulley Wreath

Oh I love it! Love old pulleys, too. And what a great way of showing it off for fall.
Midge

Re: A Table for Two

Definitely a fun set! Love the combinations of color and design. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Chair and Table

Great job on both! I'm guessing BETTER than before!
Midge

Re: What to do with a dresser that is missing a drawer?

Perfect solution for the missing drawer! And, you're right, it actually looks better this way than the original. That happens so often -- what seems like a negative actually is a positive. Good for you for having that vision!
Midge

Re: Making the Best of Mistakes

Not sure what you originally planned, but this is awesome! Love the vintage ice cream bucket. Thank goodness for blond moments! Sounds like it was a lot of fun -- and a great event for a great cause. Thanks to everyone involved!
Midge

Re: The Goods

Oh, SOOO gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Still on the jewelry high...lol Reversible Remixed Jewels - updated photo

Well Ang, your larger projects might have to just deal with it and be patient. Your jewelry is gorgeous and I bet will be a big hit at your upcoming show. Love the over-the-head, reversible concept.
Midge

Re: From Trash to Elegant Little Bookcase

Ooo, I would have grabbed it too -- lopsided and all! Looking forward to seeing the end product.
Midge

Re: Photos from the "JUNK FEST AT THE NEST"

Sounds like the start of a beautiful junk tradition!
Midge

Re: Trash rack to pretty shelving unit

Great save on that piece and great use for it. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Closet doors to headboard

Great use for those louvered doors! How lucky that there's enough to do the footboard, too. Great job!
Midge

Re: Trash find to daybed/Couch

What an awesome find! It truly is amazaing what people throw away.
Midge

Re: Goodbye Summer!

Very fun! Can't wait to see what you do next with your "grate" porch displays!
Midge

Re: Pencil Holder

Cute, and functional too! Good job!
Midge

Re: I've Gone Crow Crazy

Cool, cool, cool! I just bought some bird ornaments on clearace, I'll have to give your idea a try! Love how you spelled out crow.
Midge

Re: Oronoco Junking Finds!

I am SOOOO drooling!
Midge

Re: Corkboard makeover

Playing around with junk pieces is the best way to get creative. And your project is the perfect example. You did a great job!
Midge

Re: FLOWER GARDEN CONTAINERS & ACCENT PIECES

Oh what beautiful pieces for your garden area! Love them all!
Midge

Re: First Oronoco Adventure

Oh, my gosh! I love every single thing that you got! The vintage cabinet door with the red latch -- love it! The mailbox door -- love it!! The stencil wheel -- love it!!!
Midge

Re: lancaster forge blower

Wow, such a cool piece! I couldn't take it apart. I like the ideas that the others had. And it's definitely a conversation piece!
Midge

Re: Old shop tools

Both pieces are extremely cool!!! Nothing comes to mind just yet. Don't know if I'd be able to part it out, but Lani's right, you would get some great components to work with.
Midge

Re: JunkPotluck Project

I would SO enjoy a glass of lemonade served out of that separater! Such a great idea! And congrats on being a winner.
Midge

Re: Wheelbarrow Update

Love your "ever evolving" wheelbarrow! And you junk fence is a lot of fun.
Midge

Re: Upcycle Planters Into Patio Furniture

Clever, clever, clever!
Midge

Re: Worm Sifter turned Spice Rack or Assorted Tea Bag Holder

Very fun redo!
Midge

Re: Inspired by JUNK MARKET

Great use for that old frame!
Midge

Re: My version of the PB clock.

Alice, that will look great hanging above your couch! Good job, you two! And I'm anxious to see what you come up with for the clock faces.
Midge

Re: More Hess Truck Toy Earrings!

I second that vote! They make such fun earrings!
Midge

Re: Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting!

Sounds like it was a fun night! Such a great event the Pfarkels so generously put together. One of these years....
Midge

Re: I Love Rusty Junk!

I love rusty junk too! And I love the necklace you created to say so.
Midge

Re: All "Dressed" up...

Laurel, that is pure genius! It seems as if the slots were made to be a salad dressing carousel, and then you brought it to life. Congrats on being a winner -- well deserved!
Midge

Re: Salvaging my 1st house

Oh, now that sounds like my kind of fun! Very jealous! Good luck on all that's ahead. I hope you'll find ways to use what you salvage, and of course I hope you'll share the photos with us.
Midge

Re: Mermaid Vanity Table

Very fun table! And how sweet that your brothers granddaughters were the inspiration! You're very talented.
Midge

Re: Garden Gnomes

I agree! Much better "old"!
Midge

Re: BIRTHDAY GIFT

Great sign! I think getting yourself something is a fine idea.
Midge

Re: Get Two Beers and Jump!

Haven't heard the song yet, but the story and sayings are hilarious. So great you found a way to turn it into something.
Midge

Re: Tea for Two Wall/Door Hanging

Too funny! I saw the photo and thought "It looks like Janis has a new project." She may have inspired you, but it's your project now and you did a great job with it! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Coat Hanger Topiary

Oh, I love it! Smart lady. I might have to give it a try --your results are amazing.
Midge

Re: New Old Pics of our Secret Garden

Looks like a lot of hard work, but the benefits make it worth it! And great lessons you're teacing your son. Way to go!
Midge

Re: The Sunshine Chair

Such happy colors! Good job.
Midge

Re: How to make an ice box out of a cabinet

That's amazing! Never knew such a thing could be done. And it's adorable too!
Midge

Re: Breadbox

Breadboxes are so fun for storing so many things. And yours went from sad to happy! Good job.
Midge

Re: hoosier redo

Awesome cabinet from your MIL. You did a great job on it. Actually, I love it all! Function and beauty combined.
Midge

Re: My junk storage

Sweet! I'd love a piece like that! So nice of your husband to grab it for you.
Midge

Re: Remixed Recycled Jewelry

Wow, Ang! What gorgeous pieces you've made! So glad you've found your way back to your junking roots -- you've got a real talent for it. And thanks Gretchen, for your inspiration.
Midge

Re: more lamp from old wooden tripod and a bookshelf made from a old door

Very cool lamps! Those skis are great, and you can never have too many door projects. I guess there's good junk to be found no matter where you are.
Midge

Re: It's a trashy day in the neighborhood.

Ha ha! So true! But you did end up with some good finds. Have fun with it!
Midge

Re: Dough Trencher Display

Great job pulling it all together! Perfect look for the upcoming fall season.
Midge

Re: Vintage Market Day...and an unexpected trip...

Kathy had a great sale, I look forward to seeing what she comes up with for next year -- minus the injury. It was great to get to finally meet one of my good junking "friends", but I felt like I already knew her.
Midge

Re: ~~~Summer Breeze Planter

Adorable! I love it.
Midge

Re: Bringing a little bit of the Indoors Out...aka Deck-orating!

What a beautiful setting and beautiful deck redo! I love that little industrial table. It's all very inviting -- and inspiring.
Midge

Re: Photos from WORLD'S LARGEST GARAGE SALE

Oh, how fun! I've been just once(shopping)and I had a riot! What's more fun -- shopping or vending? And as far as commenting, you'll get back to it, but it sounds like right now you have some great junking adventures to tend to. Enjoy.
Midge

Re: "Farm Junk" Repurposed

Oh, my gosh, I love it all! Such fun stuff for fall! I especially love that disc blades stand. And so happy for you learning to weld (and just a little jealous).
Midge

Re: I'm finally rubbing off on my husband

Oh, that will make an adorable planter! Can't wait to see it all done. Congratulations on you rubbing off on your husband!
Midge

Re: just a swingin'

Too funny! Very cute.
Midge

Re: Pelican?

Too funny! I think the pelican turned out great! And, yes, I think he and the cat would become fast friends.
Midge

Re: Hubby's Extra Large Spice Cabinet

Smart idea! And the cabinet looks great. Great solution!
Midge

Re: Hanging Flower Baskets

Oh, what a great idea! I love it! (and hope to copy!)
Midge

Re: Little windchimes

The windchimes are very fun! Using the buttons on top is such a great idea. Way to go! (Whereabouts in MI are you, I'm in the GR area).
Midge

Re: found treasures

Ooo, I love it all, but especially the wheelie thingy! Very cool.
Midge

Re: IT'S ART! OR IS THAT IDEA JUST FULL OF HOLES?

25 Cents for that cool holey thing?!?! Holy cow! No wonder it's your favorite sale! Have fun (well, in October).
Midge

Re: Giant Planter Box

What a great project! I love it!
Midge

Re: Bookends

ooo, what a clever idea!
Midge

Re: Pepsi Cola Wooden Crate Box

Pop crates are great for so many uses -- and they have a great look! Glad you found a practical, fun way to put yours to use. Good job.
Midge

Re: Soon to Be....Just a Swingin'

Oh, yeah, that ironwork is gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Radiant Fire

Beautiful piece! I think it would like great with candles in it.
Midge

Re: Kitchen "Door Knob" Apron Hanger

What a wonderful piece! Great job!
Midge

Re: Driving back from Galena, Illinois

Ooo, that does look like a lot of fun! I will keep it in mind if I'm ever heading that way. Love all that rusty stuff!
Midge

Re: More Wood and Metal

Ooo, you've got a couple of great pieces there. Well, worth the effort of removing tape and whatever else needs doing.
Midge

Re: An Old Shed Converted into Tiki Bar

Great project! So glad you posted. You have such a talent!
Midge

Re: Bottles

Old bottles never seem to go out of fashion. And those make a great statement!
Midge

Re: Vintage photo collages

Very cool.
Midge

Re: Summer Inspiration

Nice job! Everything looks very inviting. Glad you used your inspiration is such a great way!
Midge

Re: Garden Fun

It all looks great! Welcome to JMS and have fun!
Midge

Re: My First Post.... Antlers

Very cute. They look great with the new color. Good job!
Midge

Re: Whimsical Yard art continued made from old metal platters & odds & ends

Oh, what fun and colorful designs! Love them!
Midge

Re: What Didnt Have a Leg to Stand On..Now Has 4!

Very cool legs! Love the design and love the height they provide.
Midge

Re: Love my Bug

Adorable! Definitely worth $4.00 (and I'm extremely tight, too).
Midge

Re: Whisk-y Bugs

Oh my gosh, those are just as clever and cute as can be! Great job!
Midge

Re: cory rod christmas ornament

Oh, those make such great ornaments!
Midge

Re: It's Illuminating

Very cool! And very inspiring. Great job as always.
Midge

Re: Old enamel pots

What a great look for framing in the yard. Love the enamel pots!
Midge

Re: LIGHT MY CANDLE

Great look!
Midge

Re: FRAME ME UP

That's a great picture frame! And all the elements come together so nicely. Sweet.
Midge

Re: Jeans Transformed into Fabulous skirts and Bloomers

Such fun fashions! And all made from recycled goods! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Heavy Duty desk Vice Grip

I really like that combination too! And you know it will really hold the photos tight!
Midge

Re: OLD SCHOOL DESK vs TREE ROOT

Not only is it a great deal, but it looks great too. Love the old look from the school desk and the black branch really sets it off! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Time Traveler !

I think it would make a very cool entertainment center, but the linen closet idea is good too. Maybe even the same idea, but as a wine bar -- hopefully you were talking home office, otherwise that might not fly. Have fun digging it out and digging into that project!
Midge

Re: Roadside Treasure

That is amazing!
Midge

Re: My Cement Garden

Gorgeous! You did an awesome job with this!
Midge

Re: Flowers That Never Fade...

Oh, I'm with all the others! These are just adorable and I WILL be copying. So, so clever!
Midge

Re: Kitchen Wall Art

I can't believe that there are still so many people out there who don't see the beauty in old windows. And your 3 are awesome. Congrats! You did an awesome job of arting up the red one. And I loved the way you hung it.
Midge

Re: ROAD TRIP FINDS

Oh I love Andy too! And it's sooooooo cool that you do Sunday jaunts for junk (or whatever!). So glad you shared!
Midge

Re: Junker's Jackpot

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
Midge

Re: New church bird house

Great birdhouses! I love the mix of different shapes and woods.
Midge

Re: It Began by Planting a Tree Limb

Oh, that is just too cool!
Midge

Re: Room of chairs!

Oh, boy, my heart is racing just looking at the room in all its chair glory! How cool. But, yes, how DO they get the ones that they want? Funny.
Midge

Re: chicken?

It is amazing how much that number adds to the look of it! I think I might steal that one too!
Midge

Re: You never know where you will find good junk!

That is amazing! They are hard to find -- and I would think even harder to find in a lake! It's adorable! I'll bet you've got a future junker on your hands!
Midge

Re: award winning

How great! And there's always something new in junk -- my first "shadow ovals" sighting!
Midge

Re: Ode to Miss Gulch

That is HILARIOUS! I love it, love it, love it!
Midge
p.s. Thanks a lot (sarcastically), now that tune will be in MY head for the rest of the day. :)

Re: My front porch

I love your eclectic collection and even more than that I loved your description of it. Genius!
Midge

Re: The Door to Nowhere!

Oh, yeah, love that door! So glad you scooped it up!
Midge

Re: GREEN Radio Flyer???

Don't know anything about it -- but it's just as cute as can be!
Midge

Re: Junk Swap Embellishments

That is just too perfect! Good for you for having the vision to see that match.
Midge

Re: My Junkin' Finds For The Weekend

Wow. Wow. Wow. You DEFINITELY did good! Lucky you!
Midge

Re: Flowers For The Tin Man

The hard work was worth it (yeah, easy for me to say) -- what a great wreath for your door!
Midge

Re: Aah, Summer: A Few Projects

Too funny !!! So I bet that sausage was delicious!
Midge

Re: A Beach Chic Bistro Set

Adorable! What a talented painter you are.
Midge

Re: Fleamarket Dresser Redesign

You're right, it does have a great design. And you just added to it with that paint job. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Hangin' Around

Great use for those brass pots! Perfect for the garden.
Midge

Re: Shake Your Tail Feathers

Too funny! I love projects that bring a chuckle. Good job!
Midge

Re: My China Man

Oh, what a wonderful find!
Midge

Re: No Bills Allowed

What a great idea for that cute little mailbox! Sweet!
Midge

Re: Garden Gate

The gate makes such a great backdrop for all those garden goodies. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Rustic gate = happy towels

Oh, I love it, love it, love it!
Midge

Re: Drink Up!

How cool is that! Great job!
Midge

Re: Bessie's Music & Icicles

Very cool project and even cooler story to go with it! Awesome.
Midge

Re: My old rusty tractor

Beautiful!
Midge

Re: From Buffet to Bar

Oh, I LOVE it! Keep going -- I think everything you've done so far is right on. I like the doors off look -- we look spectacular with all the glass showing.
Midge

Re: New finds

I love it all! The ruler idea is BRILLIANT! And I love old fans. The old game board is very cool!
Midge

Re: Microscope Lamp

Oh, now THAT is COOL! Thanks for sharing!
Midge

Re: Zebra Chair...from dirty to flirty!

What an awesome transformation! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Birthday fountain

Oh my gosh! I was just about to type the EXACT words that Alice just said. SPOOKY! So -- Ditto what Alice said!
Midge

Re: My Doors

What a clever solution! The change not only hid the shed but added a great new look to the yard! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Tea Time!

Very cool! What a neat find, and what a great use for it!
Midge

Re: Have a seat?

Just as adorable as can be! Great save of those chairs -- when will people see what they're throwing away!

Re: Planter Bell

I like your use for it a lot better!
Midge

Re: Oil Can

Another great idea for a garden planter! It may be easy, but it looks adorable too. Nice.
Midge

Re: New Life for Old Turkey Fryer

Oh, I love it too! Such clever ideas for planters!
Midge

Re: Butterflies

And they won't fly away when you go near them. They're beautiful. Great job.
Midge

Re: Ladle

Oh that is perfact! Just the thing a junker knows what to do with! Can't believe you found such a thing. Very fun.
Midge

Re: Bell Chime

Oh what a smart idea. You found a use for the bell and you got a decorative chime to boot! Way to go!
Midge

Re: A Thank you To my MIL

So beautiful after all your hard work! How thoughtful of you. Well done.
Midge

Re: Side table re-do

What a transformation! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Broken chair to platter display

Perfect junk project! I love it, love it, love it.
Midge

Re: Mail Holder

I'm with the others -- love that bright red color! Great project.
Midge

Re: Framed VintageWatch Parts

Oooo, I really like that! Simple and elegant. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Funky Junky Jewelry

Love, love, love these! Too cool that you used the drawer pulls for the jewelry. Great job.
Midge

Re: Art Show

Wow! You are very talented! I love all your paintings -- hope you never tire of doing them. Wonderful you can share your gift where you work, too.
Midge

Re: Bird Bowl Made From My Broken Pottery

THAT is a piece of art!! Gorgeous! You've done a great job!! Midge

Re: Another bird bath...must be something in the water...

Oh, I love it! And some lucky duck..er..bird will too! It's kind of rustic but pretty at the same time -- very cool.
Midge

Re: Plant Trellis

Oh, what a great idea for a trellis!
Midge

Re: Vintage Kitchen Pantry

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.
Midgley

Re: I'm Really Into Heavy Metal!

Oh, it's all SO gorgeous!!! Just the perfect proportions of rust, metal, and color. Glad you were able to keep the other display -- that's so gorgeous too!
Midge

Re: Work is for the birds...

Way too cute! And I'm sure the birds would agree with your sentiment -- I think they're more about lunch! Good job!
Midge

Re: DOOR...THEN FRAME SHOP TABLE...NOW MOSAIC TABLE

What an awesome, awesome table -- a real piece of art! What a great addition to your sun porch, I bet you get so many compliments!
Midge

Re: Covering up an Old Leather Top of a Table

Way to save that table! Love the solution of the map on top. No wonder it sold so quickly! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Shadow Boxes

What fun pieces! Clever, clever, clever. Not only did you use reclaimed parts, but they are such reflections of the people and where they came from. What a thoughtful mother/MIL you are! Way to go!
Midge

Re: What to do With a Window from a 1930's House

Gorgeous window! And it looks awesome converted into mirror! Great addition to your outdoors area. If you have a spare mirror laying around maybe next time your husband (or even you!) could give a try to cutting it yourself -- you might be able to save a little money, and if it doesn't work, the scraps are good for more cool projects.
Midge

Re: Simple Glass Bottle Projects

What a great piece for by a back door for keys, etc. I love that all the parts are found parts -- great use for those barrel slats! Way to go, LuAnn!
Midge

Re: Tractor seat spring tealight holder

What a great fit for all the pieces! Springs and candles just seem to go together. I bet it looks great all lit up on the patio. Way to go!
Midge

Re: FRIEND'S FIREPIT

Very cool fire pit! No wonder they didn't want to build a fire in it -- that rust is just too beautiful!
Midge

Re: CAN I GET AN...I LOVE RUST!!!?

I LOVE IT!!!!
Midge

Re: It's About Time!

Great use for those lazy susan circles! I love the look of all three layered together. Great job!
Midge

Re: Framing the Ancestors

What a beautiful piece! And a special way to showcase those family memories. Good job!
Midge

Re: Potting Bench

Oh what a fun and unique potting bench! I love it! So very clever.
Midge

Re: 5 drawer stand "Cherry Mash"

Alive -- and Kicking!! Love it! Great Color! But the best part is the transformation from what it was to what it is --Amazing! Great Work.
Midge

Re: Curtain Up!

They say it's all in the details, and THOSE are the perfect details!! Gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Barn Sale Count Down

Oh, how exciting! I don't think I can make it over there, but I know it will be awesome. You do such great work. Have fun along the way and I wish you lots of customers and sales.
Midge

Re: Picket fence tablerunner idea

A picket fence table runner. Who would have thunk it? Oh, yeah, Donna -- that's who! You're so creative! It creates such a fun, homey look and works so nicely against the cool metal. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Back to the Beach...

Fun stuff for the summer! I think it's a bit of a hot summer here, too, but fall will be here before we know it. I LOVE your conservatory and look forward to seeing the look for each season. The little summer scene is adorable.
Midge

Re: Fish or Cut Bait

Love, love, love this! It's rustically charming. I'd love to visit anywhere that had THAT hanging from a tree.
Midge

Re: LeT ThErE Be A LiGhT!

Oh, Judi, that certainly was a perfect marriage! Love that light and it seems to fit in wonderfullly with your kitchen redo. Looks AND illumination -- great job!
Midge

Re: Flea Market-"Flea Bag"

Love those "flea bags". Who wouldn't want to go fleaing with a bag like that over their shoulder! Good job.
Midge

Re: Rusty metal thing

Marie, I love your mysterious rusty "thing". The lady might have thought you were crazy, but I think you're just one clever junker! A visionary! It works great as a planter.
Way to go!
Midge

Re: I Broke One Of My Favorite Vintage Flower Pots

What a good idea! Clever gal! Now I'll now what to do whenever I break a pot. Funny how often a goof turns into a new project. Kuddos.
Midge

Re: I Broke One Of My Favorite Vintage Flower Pots

What a good idea! Clever gal! Now I'll now what to do whenever I break a pot. Funny how often a goof turns into a new project. Kuddos.
Midge

Re: PokerFace...I mean PokerFlag

Now THAT is just too cool. I LOVE it! So glad your junk talks to you (and says just the right things).
Midge

Re: Desk

Ooo, nice job on the desk. That's a great one -- a classic!
Midge

Re: Vanity Bench

Very nice redo! And benches are always a good project choice. Good job!
Midge

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Great look for the 4th! Love all the red and blue, and of course the letters. Can't wait to see what's up for the fall look.
Midge

Re: God Bless America!

Perfect displays for the 4th!! I second that -- "God Bless America".
Midge

Re: 50's gaming table

What a fun idea! I guess I wouldn't have thought of junking in Vegas, but hey, why not! You did great!
Midge

Re: patio bench

Such a fun finish! So colorful and happy. Good job!
Midge

Re: Marble ous!

Putting them in the bowl was a smart idea. It really spreads them out and shows them off more. They're so colorful and fun (and round!). And great idea with the photo.
Midge

Re: Redo's get it sold!

Oh, I love it both ways. The details are too cool!
You did a great job on that piece.
Midge

Re: Chair back becomes a shelf

Oh I love it! I'm not surprised that it sold right away. Good job!
Midge

Re: cake stand

That table leg really makes it. Smart idea!
Midge

Re: 2 little fun finds

I love all your Wednesday auction free finds. So nice that you could include your mom. The plates are great. And, WOW, the Barbie game pieces are so fun.
Midge

Re: Old palette TV stand

I LOVE your t.v. stand. I especially love how the boards form the perfect space for the equipment. You have such great vision for junk!
Midge

Re: Birdie Builds a Nest

That is too funny! I guess that bird loved it so much she was just determined to make it her home. Glad you shared.
Midge

Re: All In A Day's Work

Oh you DID have a good day! I love it all!
Midge

Re: Flash Card Heaven

Fun for sure! Lucky lady! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy!
Midge

Re: finally finished my bird bath!

What an awesome birdbath! You hit it out of the park with that one! Bet you have some happy birds.
Midge

Re: Ruth Barnes-Memphis Tn.-Creator "Southern Junkers Group" on Facebook-Ruths redo's and JUNK

Cute stuff! Glad to have you part of JMS. Have fun and I look forward to more of your posts.
Midge

Re: sweet and girly coffee table

What a smart way to revamp that table! The pink is such a great color. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Cabinet doors make great wall art!

Great uses for those cabinet doors. They turned out great. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Easy Garden Projects!

Great projects for the garden! Adorable! And the prices were right too.
Midge

Re: Chalkboard Door

Love it! Love it! The simplicity of it really makes it, and the hanging clock sends it over the top. Way to go!
Midge

Re: PS Part 3 - Favorite Finds for Country Gardens Magazine

Ooooo, anxious to see what great creations you come up with from those treasures.
Midge

Re: PS Part 2 - The People Behind the Party

Oh, what a fun bunch! It looks like all of you had a blast!
Midge

Re: Junk/Bell Angel

Great job! Love the angel! And the coolest part is that the bell can still ding, (announcing more angels getting their wings). Very cool.
Midge

Re: Great buys last week!

What a great pile of junk! You definitely will have enough
to stay busy for awhile. But yes, the finding is a big part of the fun. Way to go!
Midge

Re: A new life for an old crib...

Wow Marie! That's the coolest crib I've ever seen! And what a gorgeous bench it makes. AND, you'll have great memories every time you see it. Love it!
Midge

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

Oh I Love, Love, Love it! What a clever girl you are and what great vision to see that in the scraper.
Midge

Re: Recycled objects found at thrift stores

Wow! What great pieces! You've done a great job reusing items. I especially love the pop of the yellow/black/white one.
Midge

Re: mosaic garden table

Wow! You did a great job on that table! No wonder all your friends want one too. Sounds like a good excuse for a girls' junk project night!
Midge

Re: SOME EYE CANDY FOR THE PORCH

Oh, wow! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall . . .

Can't say that I'm a big fan of mirrors. But yours are all so awesome, it's little wonder that you love them. I think I'm with Marie -- I really like that car mirror one. Way to inspire us!
Midge

Re: Gardening With Junk

Everything looks so inviting! I hope your sale is a great success!
Midge

Re: This is what it looked like in the begining

Looks like a step back in time! What a fun venture you two have been on. I look forward to seeing more!
Midge

Re: LOVING summer break!!

WooHoo!! Summertime! Hope you enjoy your time breaking and junking. Sounds like the fun's already begun. I'm certain your shovel likes flower duty better than the other...duty.
Your table turned out great....silly husbands.
Midge

Re: glass gems for mosaics

Glad you were willing to push on through the "pain"ful part. It turned out great!
Midge

Re: Summer Junkin' Fun

That definitely does look like a lot of summer fun. I especially love the windchimes with all the fun details -- strainer, keys, etc. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Garden Totems

Hi Dawn, I just noticed your comment. Sorry to be so slow on the uptake. The pipe is not connected to the vase. The pipe can be any kind or even a spindle or dowel, as long as it is skinnier than the vase opening. You whack it into the ground as far as you would like (of course the more sunken in, the sturdier it will be). Then you just slide the vase over the pipe. Have fun!
Midge

Re: Vintage Suitcase

I love vintage suitcases! I've never seen one like that either. It's awesome and makes a great coffee table.
Midge

Re: Money Box

Cool idea! Makes a great display. People will be so enamored with it they'll never suspect your secret stash is inside!
Midge

Re: Cleaning out the closet

Oh, what a fun project! The clothes were definitely the best part of playing with Barbies. Sewing those tiny outfits are actually much more difficult than big clothes. Your mom did a great job, and such great designs. You were smart to save them and even smarter to display them. Mom must be pleased!
Midge

Re: Some more of the Master Bath

Lezlee, I just love the shelf made from a door. I think I'd like to give one a try. Thanks for the inspiration, you're doing a great job on your bathroom!
Midge

Re: The Toad House

Clever, clever, clever! So resourceful -- and fun! You did a great job.
Midge

Re: Silverplate Tray Sign

I Love it! And even more because you're going to use it to inspire yourself. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Coming In 4 Days Vintage Treasures Market by the Pfarkel Sister's

Oh, what a great pile of goodies! Sounds like a wonderful event. And how very exciting that Sue will be there for a book signing. Have fun and much success!
Midge

Re: Vintage Inspired Occasional Sale

Everything looks wonderful! Hope it was a great event and you had a lot of sales.
Midge

Re: more free finds!

Amazing auction finds. The quilt could also be cut into good usable pieces for other projects if the rips are too bad. Either way, you got a great deal. Congrats.
Midge

Re: My salvage yard box

Wow. The poly really added a lot to it. And the blue peeking through really makes it.
Midge

Re: More goodies from the Mother in law

Oh, yeah! More great stuff!
Midge

Re: SCORE!!!!

I agree that you're lucky -- for having a great mother-in-law AND for the great stuff you got. Love the glass topped tables. And the half-round table, too! Then again, it's all good!
Midge

Re: Tennessee Yard Sale Hwy. 70

I'm with Alice -- it's too far for me, but I do love the angel!
Midge

Re: Is there a Doctor in the House???

Your combinations always look so great together and this post is no different. I love it all! I wouldn't say I have a thing for medical stuff, I never thought about it before, but it does have a cool look. However I do have a few doctor bags and I'd say I do have a thing for them. I especially like that table in your bathroom. Cool.
Midge

Re: junky lamps

I SO love both of these pendant lights. The vintage colander is great, love the light pattern it forms. But that other one -- WOW! You've inspired me! I'm going to see if I can find something similar.
Midge

Re: New booth Plano Texas

A new booth -- How Exciting! I hope you do well and have fun along the way. The white, black, and burlap is such a great looking combination. And, of course, the bling is the icing on the junk cake!
Midge

Re: Old Screen Door Redo

What a clever way to make a clock. You could even attach a shallow cabinet behind, too. It just has a really neat look to it. Way to go!
Midge

Re: In the Mail

Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! What a cool entry table! And you have another one waiting in the wings? Lucky you. Great job!
Midge

Re: FROM DESK TO POTTING BENCH

Wow, Patty, that potting bench is way cool! It looks great in your garden area. Can't believe you got the desk off the curb -- and all the details is what brings it back to life.
Great job!
Midge

Re: The Junkers at the AAJMS Spring 2010 Gala

Amy, your pictures are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us. It looks like it was an amazing time.
Midge

Re: More from AAJMS...and an outing or two...

Such great pix, thanks for sharing! Sounds like such fun! I'm hoping to make it to the one in the fall. Junk, friends, fun, (and the Mall of America) -- does it get any better than that?
Midge

Re: Colander Planter Just add BEADS

What a great idea! Perfect use for those old colanders.
Midge

Re: is it art?

It's definitely art! And the moose chair is very fun. Glad you pointed it out.
Midge

Re: free, chippy, old dresser=fabulous planter!

Very fun! Good solution to the dresser dropoff situation.
Midge

Re: New Booth Photos

I think everything looks great! I find display very challenging, but you make it look easy. Great job!
Midge

Re: Cross State Rivalry

Awww, LuAnn beat me to it! Your pieces are great!
Midge

Re: flower holder

OOoo that IS a cute idea! Useful in many ways. I'll have to give one a try. Thanks.
Midge

Re: bird house

Oooo, I like that! And obviously your bird friends do too. Good job!
Midge

Re: Junque Goddess

Ooo, great transformation! She definitely is a junque goddess!
Midge

Re: more pics of my new space. I am so excited !

Love all the doors. They make a great backdrop for all your treasures. Have fun!
Midge

Re: Painted table

The learning is part of the adventure! It looks great to me!
Midge

Re: I'm a junkie with a bad Thursday night habit

Oh what great finds! Well worth the nighttime adventure!
Midge

Re: my work room is starting to fill up again

The junking game is a very addicting one -- and always seems to need more space! But how could you pass on such cute items like that. Good luck on the move.
Midge

Re: Faking Blue Ball Jars

Very cool! And I LOVE that rusty metal flower!
Midge

Re: Faking Blue Ball Jars

Very cool! And I LOVE that rusty metal flower!
Midge

Re: ~Beary Cute Bow Holder~ala Build-A-Bear

Great project! What a smart way to reuse those hangers!
Midge

Re: Prim Grubby Coffee Pot Light

So it's a flower holder AND a lamp! Great job! One repurposed thing is great, two-in-one -- even better!
Midge

Re: Barnboard birdhouses

Those birdhouses are adorable! Sounds like you'll be busy making them for quite a while.
Midge

Re: junk heaven-orange park

Stuff....is good!
Midge

Re: junk heaven-orange park

Glad you're going back for that one. It looks like a keeper.
Midge

Re: Vintage Cardboard Mannequin Torso

You're absolutely right -- she turned out awesome! It will make a fabulous jewelry display piece. Great job!
Midge

Re: Mermaid dresser

Very cute! I bet your daughter loved it in her room.
Midge

Re: Can You HEAR Me Now?

What a great nook! It works perfectly in your bathroom. And how cool that it holds special memories and that your husband saved it for you. Way to go -- both of you!
Midge

Re: MORE USES FOR THOSE TABLE LEGS

Great ideas for those legs! I better check if I have some in my pile, too.
Midge

Re: I've been pickin'

I hope you and your daughter keep on digging. Those are awesome finds.
Midge

Re: Starting 'em off early

Oh boy, do I love this! I love making angels, but I never thought of escutcheon plates for wings -- I will from now on! So glad you're initiating your son in the ways of junk early in life. Enjoy.
Midge

Re: garden fun

The white paint gives it all such a great look. Perfect for the garden.
Midge

Re: old door fun

Old doors are great! Yours looks awesome!
Midge

Re: old hardware display

Beautiful junk! It deserves to be shown off!
Midge

Re: antique bird cage

That's an especially beautiful one!
Midge

Re: paint stir sticks

Good idea! I'm never quite sure how to hang plates, and this is a good solution. Never would have thought of paint sticks!
Midge

Re: keyholder

Oooo, great project!
Midge

Re: Apt for Rent

Your added elements are the perfect touch. I bet the rent is "Cheep Cheep" too!
Midge

Re: I love Rust

Ahhh......Beautiful.
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Re: Mothers Day Gift

Oh, what a great gift idea for your Mom! I bet she loved it.
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Re: Architecture

Great project. I love old trim pieces like that.
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Re: vintage playpen/crib shelves and spring junk finds!

How did I miss this before? I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm going to borrow it (if you don't mind). Way to go.
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Re: Alphabet Lantern (Junk Swap project!)

Wow! That lantern is W-A-Y cool! Have fun with the lampshades and other cool junk.
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Re: Window Trunk

What a great solution you came up with for the painted windows. Didn't just solve the problem, but made the piece much cooler. Love all the combined elements, and the knob and plate are the icing on the cake.
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Re: Headboard Bench

Love the bench and I love the story even more. Way to go, Lindsey!
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Re: japan doggies

I like the way you think!
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Re: Oak Table comes back to life

Marie, what an awesome job you did on that table! I SO love those legs too. I can't believe what a difference from using the Howard's -- I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Garage Sale Planter

I think you're right. But then again, I think it would look great anywhere.
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Re: Rummage sale find

Ooo, I love vintage fans. Way to go!
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Re: Mother's Day Gift

What a fun and thoughtful gift for your mom. I love that you even thought about how she could use it in the future.
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Re: Abandoned Factory Lighting

Very cool lamp! Love, love, love the fabric cord.
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Re: 3rd Floor Stairs

Oh my gosh! I love that! I wish I had stairs in my house --or maybe I'll try that on the basement steps. Too cool!
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Re: Any suggestions for these?

Oops.
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Re: depends on your definition of "junk"...

Nice transformation!
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Re: Beach Glass Jewelry

Wow! Gorgeous!
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Re: kitchen island made out of dresser turned on its side

What a clever way to make a kitchen island. You've certainly been busy. Hope you have a great Grand Opening!
Midge

Re: "Picture Perfect" Books...

Oh, Laurel, aren't you the clever one! Pure genius! I especially love that the book you used is entitled "Picture Perfect" -- that's for sure!
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Re: my junky bird feeders

Oh, I love both of the projects that are for the birds! Great job!
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Re: What do you do with 60 lbs of alfalfa seed?

Marge, that bag is the coolest! I love, love, love it! I've gotta get my hands on some feed sacks.
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Re: patio tables

Great little tables for the patio! I love projects that are dual purpose -- and I love these! Mind if I steal your idea?
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Re: Arbor with old doors

What a perfect little retreat spot in your garden. I'm not surprised the kids love hanging out there -- I would too! Great job!
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Re: Any suggestions for these?

Too funny. I just pulled out a couple of these, too, and I cut one in half to kind of play with it. Mine looks just like yours and after cutting in half stands up perfectly by setting on the tail (uncut) end. I did that after seeing Lanette's post. She used one as a flower vase -- very cool (like everything she does). She posted it on April 3, and you can find it on page 6. Or go to the front page and scroll down and you'll find it too. It's very inspiring.
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Re: Any suggestions for these?

Too funny. I just pulled out a couple of these, too, and I cut one in half to kind of play with it. Mine looks just like yours and after cutting in half stands up perfectly by setting on the tail (uncut) end. I did that after seeing Lanette's post. She used one as a flower vase -- very cool (like everything she does). She posted it on April 3, and you can find it on page 6. Or go to the front page and scroll down and you'll find it too. It's very inspiring.
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Re: Custom Cigar Box Guitars

Those are VERY, VERY cool!!
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Re: Sampler totes

Oh, what a smart use for those samplers -- useful and cute, too! So glad you decided to jump in. Will look forward to more of your posts.
Midge

Re: Junk Swap Project #6

Oh, that is so great -- so artistic! You did a great job with your swap pieces. Clever, clever, clever.
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Re: Glitter Where You're Planted!

What a fun way to dress up fake flowers! Great job using all the pieces.
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Re: junk swap no1

Oh how fun! Great use for those Swedish flash cards.
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Re: true american junk;)

Wow, that looks like something out of a scene from a movie. Very cool. Glad you took the time to get shots.
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Re: I have a few hang-ups...

A few hangups? Who doesn't have at least a few! But I like you kind much better. Very artistic -- little wonder that they're selling so well. Congrats on your new booth success.
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Re: Vanity Mirror

What a great idea to use the chair piece as part of the base. The mirror and stand look great.

Re: My Giant funnels have a new life!

Oh my gosh, Alice! I LOVE the funnels on the pole idea. It is totally cool. I so want to do that. I'm going to see what I can find in my stash that is similar. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that, I'll have to get the trend going in MI. Thanks.
Midge

Re: cabinet door turned to shabby chic art

That is COOL, COOL, COOL! Great job! Erin, I always marvel at the awesome treasures you get at that great Wednesday auction.
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Re: More of my yard junk

Oooo, all very fun junk for your yard! I love the door potting table, and especially that it still has the "Women" on it.
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Re: Shipping Crate Coat Rack

Totally cool! I love it!
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Re: Lock Case Towel Bar

OH MY GOSH!! You are clever, indeed! I have tons of these and have headed to the trash can with them many times but always chickened out. Now I know why I should keep them. I wonder if you took just one and turned it horizontally -- toothbrush holder (maybe a little too gross?) or something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: claw foot curtain rod holders

I love, love, love it! So original! Never seen that done before -- you might start a trend.
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Re: High Speed Office Organizer

That is WAY cool. Perfect use for that no-longer-needed bit organizer. Way to go!
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Re: Wooden Spools

Very cool collection!
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Re: Large Green Carboy

Very cool. Love that green color.
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Re: Coffee Tin Projects

Oh, wow -- smart, smart, smart. I love the trellis/picture frame! Way to go.
Midge

Re: candle stand

Great idea using the lamp base for a candlestand. Good job!
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Re: Mother's Day project

Erin, way to go on making your own candles. You did a great job. Your mom will love it and all the other goodies you're throwing into the mix. And that's a smart idea to use the scarf as your wrapping.
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Re: This post is for Gretchen...

That's a gorgeous piece. So nice of you to think of Gretchen. She does amazing things with her jewelry.
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Re: Thresher finds new life as farm lamp

Very cool lamp! Love that thresher thingy.
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Re: VINTAGE ART

Janis, the painting was gorgeous before and you made it even more gorgeouse-er. Great job!

Re: Old metal apple basket

THAT is an awesome basket! I love it!
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Re: EAT sign

Oh, I do love to eat! And so I like signs that say "EAT". How nice of your husband to make that for you. It turned out great.
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Re: Curch Pew Rebuild

Love the cutdown pew! You did great job duplicated the arm. I do like the vintage green color, but because of the repair job I think I would paint it all one color and distress it a bit. I think black would be awesome, but white would be nice too.
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Re: Old printers drawer

Oooo, I like that printer's tray. I don't think I've ever seen one that size. Cool.
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Re: Post Hat Stand

I LOVE that! I have MANY old spindles that I don't know what to do with. I going to try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: Picket Stool

What a great idea for using leftover picket scraps! Way to go.
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Re: Found on the side of the road

You found that curbside? Amazing what people will throw out (but I think really they are trying to give it to someone). Nice save and great job on the seat!
Midge

Re: O Spring of Junk

Your whole garden area is gorgeous! Love the old iron fence. Love that old urn. And love the vintage containers.
Beautiful work.
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Re: Large Iron Gate

Ooo, very cool! I love old iron gates --ESPECIALLY the very heavy ones.
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Re: Parts Box Planters

Those boxes are amazing! I love them! I don't think I've ever seen anything like them. They're great as planters, but you're right, the possibilities are endless.
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Re: Pictures of my home: Living Room

Erin, your living room is just as fun as your kitchen! You Definitely are the Queen of free castoffs. You get the most amazing finds.
Midge

Re: Picket Potting Bench

Great potting bench! I love it!
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Re: Buggy Tea Cart

I so, so, so LOVE this! I want to make one, too, SO badly (well, the "badly" is for the wanting, but sometimes it can be the making, too). I don't think I have a buggy but I'll certainly be on the lookout. Great!
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Re: A couple of quick wall hangings

Marie, you're right! The color on that rusty piece is amazing! Great project. And the trowel flower holder is just too cool. Way to go!
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Re: A Pleasing Palette

What a great idea for a pallet! I love it! Perfect project. Way to go, Becky.
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Re: Scrap yard beds made good again

They DID turn out great! Glad you had the vision to see it through. Perfect for a little girl's room (or a big girl too).
Midge

Re: My Swap Project 9 & 10 - Bluebucket

Wow, wow, wow -- On both the treasures that Karilelek sent and the creations you turned them into. I hope you don't paint the candle holders, love them just the way they are! And the combination of pearls and metal is beautiful. Who knew?!
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Re: Pictures of my home: the kitchen

What a great idea to take pictures for down the road when you want to reminisce. The winking cups are adorable. You have some fun collections. And I love the fresh lilacs picked right out of the yard. Thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: Wreath of Rust

What a great wreath. A perfect to welcome in spring!
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Re: A Magical Garden Party Charity Tablescape event

Rachel, that table is SO gorgeous -- I love it, love it, love it. It's perfection! The fencing, the fairies, the springs, the hose reel! Way to go! I'll bet the whole event was magical.
Midge

Re: Tick-Tock Table

What great vision you had for this table. The stool for the table base was such a good idea. And the clock face is such a great look. Good marriage of the two to make the coffee table. Great job (as usual)!
Midge

Re: Stylin' Centerpiece

Great title -- that IS a stylin centerpiece! I like the combination of pieces. I have several of the canning jar holders, but none of the spacers. I'd better start hunting, they look awesome as a flower vase.
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Re: From Springs to Sprigs . . . Easter Accents as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

I am all over this project!! Love it!! I found 2 of these in my stash and I can't wait to try it. You always inspire.
Thanks.
Midge

Re: Farm Fresh Fruit Bowl

Love, love, love it. Those spacers seem to be good for so many projects. I'm on the lookout. This whole project has such a cool, industrial, contemporary yet rustic look. It really pops with the green.
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Re: A Smooth Place To Hang Your Hat

Georgia -- very very cool! I think I've bypassed these before thinking there was nothing to do with them. Wow was I wrong, I will now be on the lookout. Love the blue door piece with the blue plant stand. And I LOVE the hardward/chain hanger. What is the chain hanging from (just curious)?
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Re: Wash Tub Coffee Table

Hi Annie -- just noticed your comments here. Glad you're so excited to do a table like that. As far as the base goes, I'm probably not much help. I found it in one of my piles of misc. metal pieces, but it was just some kind of plant stand (maybe ?). As for the glass -- $50...OUCH! Mine was probably closer to .50. I think you're on the right track with the thrift stores, and right place at the right time. They usually are the tops to those round cheap 3-legged tables -- it might take a while, but be patient and eventually you'll find a reasonably priced one. As for what's inside, that's what's fun -- anything you want!!
Have fun!
Midge

Re: Why keep them in a drawer?

Oh that is very, very cool! Are they set inside bottle caps? Such an original idea. Yes, no reason to hide away beautiful cards.
Midge

Re: Roberta Gets an Upgrade

Oh, I love Roberta's makeover. She looks even more spectacular (if that's possible). Love her red hair!
Midge

Re: Glass Garden Totems/Centerpieces

I love the colorfulness of your pieces. Nice work! And have fun here at JMS.
Midge

Re: Cans and bottles shed light

I bet you'll be the only bike in town with a reflector like that! Very clever.
Midge

Re: SWAP Projects from my Amazing box 'O Junk from JunkinLindsey PART 1 of Many

Really, really fun piece! Way to go!
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Re: Thrifting Thursday and I got...WHAT???

Love, love, love that wheel! Way to go on your great junking day.
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Re: Reborn Cabinet for Quilts

Oh, I love quilts! And you are really rocking the pink (you might convert me yet). Glad you discovered such a perfect way to store them.
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Re: Spring Projects

All your projects are great and perfect for spring. But I SOOO love the glass serving stand. I've seen a lot of them (including some I've made) but that one is the prettiest I've seen yet. So gorgeous! The pink is awesome -- and I'm not even a pink girl.
Midge

Re: quilts and a few other things

I'm so drooling over your spacious warehouse. How great! Perfect place for setting up your wonderful quilts and other treasures. Have fun preparing and creating.
Midge

Re: In love with Jack...

Awesome post and projects! Got my first "Jack" a little while ago after waiting for a long time. Hope I'll love mine as much as you love yours. Did I say "awesome post"?
Midge

Re: My Swap Project 7 & 8 - bluebucket

Oh, now those are fantastic! Look at you go!!!
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Re: My Swap Project 6 - bluebucket

Ooo, what cute hat stands. And now you still have the hardware to make some lamps!
Midge

Re: Junk, Glorious JUNK!!!!!!!!!! Part 2

Oh, you are GOOD!
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Re: Junk, glorious JUNK!!!!!

Your finds are amazing! You always do so well with the free stuff. You must have been so happy to be back there for the day.
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Re: My Swap Junk BEFORE project 1-Racers7

Oh how clever, clever, clever! You did a great job of combining the misc. items into something useful and fun.
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Re: VINTAGE GLAM

Very glamorous, indeed!
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Re: AAJMS JUNKMARKET Members Get-Together?!

It already sounds tempting and you guys make it sound even more fun. You'll really enjoy meeting each other, I'm sure. Janis, how cool that you're flying in from so far. I'd love to meet both of you, too, and other JMS people but I don't know if I'll make it or not, but I'm sure Sue will provide a great time for everyone. Enjoy that HUGE fun!
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Re: Elephabot

Way, way, way cool. Great job on this one!
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Re: redo of bathroom adding a 100 year old door

Love that old door! So great to use for decorating.
Midge

Re: vintage magazine art: Part 2

Ooo, I think Marge is right -- it DOES look like Doris and Rock. Great picture. Love the colors and fashion.
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Re: Turquoise~Color of Spring~Embellished Medicine Bottles

The bottles are so pretty and perfect for spring!
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Re: One to grow on...

Linda, that is just so darn cute. I love it! What good vision you had to put that together. And free! Great job.
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Re: LAST OF MY GOOD JUNK FROM SUE :-(

Oh, I love all your photo holders! Great job!
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Re: Swap Projects 5&6: Light Jar and Candy Dish

How creative you were with your junk. Way to go!
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Re: Meet Roberta: My First Attempt at a Robot

WOW! Never ould have guessed it was your first robot. She is amazing!
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Re: It's old, it's grungy.....it's wonderful!

That one's a beauty!
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Re: What you can do with free 1892 house moulding!

Oh, what beautiful molding! And what a great use you found for it!
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Re: My Swap Project 4 & 5 - bluebucket

Wow! What a great load of "junk" you received. That fire nozzle is really a treasure.
Midge

Re: "Mad Men" art

Old graphics are always so fun! Yours is awesome!
Midge

Re: SWAP DONE .. YEAH

Wow! You did an awesome job on that travel case! Great vision.
Midge

Re: Finally Finished Junk Swap Project

How clever are you! That turned out adorable.
Midge

Re: Antique Show and Sale a Success!

Sounds like it was a great experience. So glad it worked out so well for you.
Midge

Re: old shelf turned upside down, tiny gas pump, tricycle, cherub and doilie

Red has a way of really perking things up -- no wonder you love red!
Midge

Re: Tea Cart and goodies

Free watering can? Are you kidding? Amazing. And your cart in the garden is just as cute as can be. Now you need a white rabbit!
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Re: vintage magazine advert

Very cool! And the price was definitely right.
Midge

Re: small decoupaged box

Oh, I love it! The Dick and Jane decoupage is just too cool. I'm sure your SIL will love it.
Midge

Re: First post from my swap partner.

Alice, using the grate thingy as a planter was perfect -- very Sue-like. And that was a great idea for the misc. rod. Now you just have to do it again for the next project (no pressure or anything!) Way to go!
Midge

Re: and now it's time for...a round of "can this lamp be saved?"

The trick when you're looking at a piece is not necessarily to look at it as it "is", but as it could be. For this lamp, don't look at it as a lamp but as the sum of its parts -- think components. You have a shade you like -- keep the shade (embellish as you want) for a totally new table or floor lamp, or maybe hang from the ceiling. The wiring and such is inside to reuse in any lamp you want. The table could be painted and used as a side table if you need it. The leftover spindle could go into your junk stash for a future project. Remember: Anything can be a lamp -- think BIG. And have fun with it! Be sure to share when you're done.
Midge

Re: Best Man

That half-man statue is very, very cool! Great thinking on how to do it using the mannequin.
Midge

Re: YAYYY..THRIFTMANIA!

Oh, how fun! I'm anxious to see all the creations you'll come up with.
Midge

Re: Fringy Night Stands

Well, you say they look like parade floats. But who doesn't like a parade. They're great! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Art + Architecture, JUNKMARKET Style

This sounds awesome. I'm hoping to make it. Who knew my daughters had already been scheming for some kind of road trip? It didn't take much arm twisting. They aren't much for junking but apparently there's some big mall or something in your area that they're more interested in (I know, more than junk? Really?)
Noreen (whoops, habit)

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Re: Vintage Iron Gate

"FREE" is one of my favorite words. "FREE, gorgeous, metal" -- even better. Hooray for your husband, that piece is a keeper.
Midge

Re: Rickety Old Wardrobe~Relives as a rustic Piece!!!!

Great job! It looks new and yet vintage at the same time. You did a wonderful job saving it.
Midge

Re: Junk Swap Project--just the beginning

Fun, fun, fun! And what a great collage you made with some of the goodies. I received my box on Monday too but I didn't open it yet. I'm a procrastinator and haven't mailed out my box, so I'm holding myself hostage until I do. Enjoy!
Midge

Re: chalk board door

What a great use for the door, glad your husband found it. And what a fun way to get everyone in the loop and to welcome guests. Good job!
Midge

Re: old chairs - refreshed!!

They look brand new! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Jewerly Organizer

Great way to organize jewelry. The time spent outside seems to be just right.
Midge

Re: Fuse-ion

Oh, this is really cool! I love it as a business card holder.
Midge

Re: A little yard somethin

The cure for what ails you -- JUNK! Great job. What a colorful addition to your fence.
Midge

Re: Star Attraction!

Marie, I so, so, so, so love this project. I'm surprised you didn't add a photo in the center of one of your students -- maybe they wouldn't fit, I'm sure they're all stars. Great job on this one.
Midge

Re: Necklaces Reborn...Buttons, Too

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. So glad Gretchen so inspired you. And glad you've decided to create and to post, I hope you continue.
Midge

Re: Waterless Snow Globes & Pearls of Wisdom

Such pretty trinkets. Way to go.
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Re: Vintage silverplate garden markers and a load of other ideas

Adorable. I was wondering the same thing about the flattening.
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Re: NAME-IES

I'm with the others -- very cool and endless possibilities.
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Re: A Good Place To Nest

Becky, I love this idea. Great companion to your wreath project.
Midge

Re: Picture Perfect Spring Welcome

What a great welcome to spring!
Midge

Re: A Couple of Fun Collages...

Your collages are beautiful, I love them both.
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Re: ~Vintage Bundt Pan turned Birds Nest~

Very cool "nest". Love the nesting materials.
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Re: Candles ~ "kicked up a notch or two"

Great use for those extra candles. I love the little rustic fence you've added.
Midge

Re: Some see a 'custard cup' ...... I see a 'mini glass cloche'

Great idea. I like them much better as mini cloches than custard cups.
Midge

Re: Attention! Remnants of the Past Vintage Show

Looks like such an awesome event. You guys will have a great time!
Midge

Re: "Wander/Watch/Nest" Necklace

Gretchen, I totally know what you mean about working in isolation and wanting feedback. Glad this is helpful for you. I hope you know your work is beautiful. I've never seen one that disappoints, so keep trusting yourself -- you're totally on the mark! And please keep sharing with us.
And keep thinking spring -- Woo Hoo!
Midge

Re: Literally, A SPRING Wreath

I love it, love it, love it!
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Re: Objects as Art

So interesting and artistic. You certainly have the eye. I especially like the lab hoops.
Midge

Re: How to Make the Stars Happy

What a beautiful display of flowers. How fun for you and for her!
Midge

Re: Unique "Black Dot" Foundry Mold Table

That IS a cool table. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.
Midge

Re: To DYE for!

Alice, that lamp is awesome! You guys did a great job. Very graphic. I'm glad you saved one of the panels -- anxious to see what else you come up with.
Midge

Re: Scrapyard lamp

Oh my gosh, Marie!!!! That is the coolest lamp ever! I DID think that was bamboo when I first saw it (which gave me a whole separate idea) but so cool that it's a copper thingy. Doubt I'll ever find one -- seems like one of those one-of-a-kind type of finds. But it's sure inspired me to start digging. Way to go!!!
Midge

Re: Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

You're right, you do need more! But I think if you already needed and wanted a potrack, you should go with that. Your son's idea is right on, it would make an incredible overhead potrack and should be pretty simple to do. Have fun and be sure and post pictures.
Midge

Re: Lunch box memory style

Great reuse for that rusty lunch pail! All the little details are adorable.
Midge

Re: An Elephant Never Forgets...His Keys

What a cool new direction you've taken with junk! Way to go!
And I've never seen a round grater before. Very cool.
Midge

Re: "Springing" for the Wine...

Laurel,you're right! They are adorable with or without the wine. Such an original idea. I bet they'll fly out of your booth, I hope you have backup springs. So happy for your new venture.
Midge

Re: Vintage Doorknob Curtain Tiebacks

Love, love, love that idea! I've see it before with just the doorknob, but you took it to the next level. Way to go!
And just a little junk trivia -- the backplates are called escutcheon plates (but I had to look up how to spell it -- tricky word).
Midge

Re: Window makeover

What a great way to conceal your storage room! And it adds to living room at the same time. Good job!
Midge

Re: Patina or Dirt???

Gorgeous display! I love old toolboxes too, but never know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration. And also for the heads up about cleaning -- I had never heard of the Hantavirus.
Midge

Re: It's "Wheely" a clock!

Marie, that wheel is gorgeous! You did a great job cleaning it up, your efforts were definitely worth it. It works great as a clock, glad you were so inspired from Sue.
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Re: What's old and new (Testament, that is) is new again

Wow! That is one cool chair! I bet it looked awesome in the display window surrounded by books. Hope you took pictures.
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Re: My Treasures

Great stuff! I especially love those 2 red chairs -- they look like a pair of hearts.
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Re: Light My Fire!

Good luck! What a fun project. I have a feeling you'll be having lamp fun for quite some time -- it's addicting!
Midge

Re: "Bird of Nature" Necklace

Gretchen, your work is always so beautiful. Your attention to detail is impeccable. Love that you even thought of the backside in case of flippage. Amazing!
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Re: Most say "a table", I'm thinking lamps !

Call me crazy...(" ")but looking at that first picture, it almost reminds me of a wine rack. On second look I don't think the holes are big enough. But maybe the same idea but holding rolled up towels. The second shot makes me think of the outline of a lady. Hmmm...Anyway, I like the lamp idea, too. I even like the table idea. They are great pieces for any project.
Midge

Re: Joshua "Jack"

Great projects. I especially like the keys for keys spelling keys -- clever lady!
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Re: architectural hangings

Those trim pieces are awesome. And your touches just added to them. Great job!
Midge

Re: More Vintage Valentine Fun

O how sweet! Love all the little extras.
Midge

Re: Zero to Toasty in 30 Seconds or Less

What a clever use for that toaster! Love the message too.
Midge

Re: Coasters made from ceramic tiles

Very cool. Great ideas for the images.
Midge

Re: Pretty Things

That is soooo beautiful. One of the best shadowboxes I've seen. I've always wanted to try something like that. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge

Re: Happy Valentine's Day

LOVE that!! Simple idea turned fab with all the junk details.
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Re: Serving up Style for the Big Game!

What a great spread of both junk and food for the big game.
I LOVE the pizza platter on the stove bottom. And the scale salsa/chips server -- SOOO awesome. Great job.
Midge

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject!

That is very cool! And the family sign using things in town is cool, too! You're always very inspiring.
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Re: Still Testing My Metal!

Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like it. Laurel, you've got my number, I DO think that this is my new thing (not my ONLY thing, just my NEW thing). And Patti, too funny. I hadn't even thought about the cut off portion, but you busted me and knew I'd want to use it for something (and I thought I was so sneaky and mysterious). After you suggested it, I did think about using it over the table, but it might be too big for that. Hmmm.... Anyway, I'm going to keep trying things with the metal. I really like the look. I encourage any of you to try something industrial. It's fun!
Midge

Re: Stained Glass Bike wheel spinner!

Marie, that has got to be about the coolest thing EVER! What a lot of work, but the finished piece makes it worth it. Hanging it like that so it's outside and spins is brilliant.
I can't wait to see what else you come up with from your foraging adventure!
Midge

Re: Valentine's Day Collage

What a fun collage! It reminds me of cupid too.
Midge

Re: Chess Board Mirror

Great idea! I'd guess that piece in the center must be the queen. Good job!
Midge

Re: Mirrored Plates

Great re-use for those pretty plates. Mirrors are always so nice to decorate with. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Kitchen Rack

I have one in my kitchen too! It's such a fun idea but oh so practical!
Midge

Re: Entertainment Center

What a cute piece! Glad you were able to see beyond the flaws and see the possibilities. And now you'll have several projects from it. Way to go!
Midge

Re: A Trip down Memory Lane- S & H Green Stamps Style

Oh Wow! It brings me back too! My mom's favorite department store gave out S & H green stamps. I had several books for quite some time. I think I finally threw them out, but then again maybe they're just keeping a low profile. I bet there are lots of cool things you can do with them.
Midge

Re: Whoa Junkie!

Judi, what a great discovery! I love it! I guess even on your days off you don't horse around. (I can't believe I was the 9th comment but still the first to use it -- maybe the rest have a little too much self-respect, but not me!)
So glad you had your camera with you and so glad you shared this with us.
Midge

Re: ~Concrete, Cloches & Candles~

Wow! Such great ways to use broken concrete! Who knew?!?!
Great post!

Re: ~Junk In The Garden~

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it all, but especially the bee skep and the scaffolding bench (always wanted to make one but can't ever get the scaffolding -- congrats).
Midge

Re: My New, Old Eagle Pic

Good job reinventing your piece so it could stay around a little longer. That's what it's all about (that and the hokey pokey!)
Midge

Re: Barbed Wire Never Looked So Good

Oh what a simple but cool pendant lamp! Of course, every project you produce is way cool.
Midge

Re: How to Make a Gear Mold Clock

Very cool project as always. All your gears are so cool!
Midge

Re: Root Starter

Very cute!
Midge

Re: Transformation of 'The Ugliest Footstool Ever'

Great save! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Organizer Made From Vintage Fence

Great way to keep items up and organized. And fun, too!
Midge

Re: Plant Markers

Great project! Very fun, practical, and easy. Way to go!
Midge

Re: State of Mind

Great project! I like the message it sends and I like the colorfulness of it. Way to go!
Midge

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

Okay, I'm in! I can just be such a lamo when it comes to mailing things -- supplying the junk will definitely not be a problem. Sounds like fun!
Midge

Re: Rainy Day Sale At Georgia Moon

Everything looks so great. Glad you persevered despite that terrible weather. I'm sure your efforts will be rewarded with a great sale. Love the tree -- I'd think it would be welcome all year long. Wishing you good sales and lots of fun!
Midge

Re: Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Oh I just LOVE your display. It's warming me up just looking at it (of course, you would say it's already warm here -- we're in the positive single digits). That little stand is awesome and the way you've merchandised it is perfection. Way to go once again!
Midge

Re: Let Me Introduce Some Very Talented Junker's in Training

Sue, so sorry to hear that you had to miss this year's class.
But it looks like Amy's doing a good job of spreading the junk inspiration. The kids did a great job on the projects and I leap (not weep) for the future -- of junk, at least.
A's all around!
Midge

Re: Straight from the Heart

Very cute stuff for Valentine's.
Midge

Re: Bird in the Cage...

What an adorable project. Love the bingo balls as eggs. Great job! Great post and looking forward to more.
Midge

Re: Painted Recycled Wine Bottles

You did a beautiful job on these bottles. Such talent. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Garbage to Treasure

It's just amazing what people throw out. You did a nice job saving that piece. It works great as an open cupboard.
Midge

Re: Vintage Door Vanity

Great repurpose. I love all the details.
Midge

Re: Candlestick Angel

I always love angel projects -- and this one is GORGEOUS!
Midge

Re: JUNK ANGEL 2

You had me at "angel".
Midge

Re: Near and Dear to my Heart

How sweet! Glad you were able to keep using it your own home!
Midge

Re: Lampshade Bowls

Simply gorgeous -- all of them!
Midge

Re: WE LOVE THE SNOW - WINDOW WITH GRANDSON'S

Very cute -- both the project and the kids!
Midge

Re: Pink Sweater turned lampshade covering ..

Very, very adorable. I might try this myself. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Funky Matchbook Sandwich

Very, very clever! Good job!
Midge

Re: Stop the Draft!

I love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: embroidered floral silk shade ..

Ooooo, I really like what you did with that shade!
Midge

Re: Practical-ly Pretty...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I was so digging everything, and then I saw the lunch pail! Oh my gosh, I so want to do that with my spices, too! I actually have one sitting on top of my cupboards -- empty! It'll have to come down now. (I can't use anything that I put up there, just for show -- you've got a few inches on me).
Midge

Re: Noel License Plate Art

Very cool piece of art. Great for Christmas.
Midge

Re: New Years Bottle

Very cute, indeed! I hope your goal was to junk even more in 2010.
Midge

Re: Coffee Lamp

The lamp is great! I love how you always find ways to reuse things.
Midge

Re: Tumbled tile coaster

O that is gorgeous! Way to go and welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: Rusty Chick Protector Still Works

Oh my gosh! How gorgeous is that! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Another Shabby to Chic Chair Re~do

Great redo!
Midge

Re: A Shabby Chandelier Makeover

Great transformation! It's beautiful.
Midge

Re: New wreath from old junk

I love it! But I have to go with the others and say I especially love the green gear.
Midge

Re: Hemmed up!

Love it! Great job.
Midge

Re: Apothecary DIY

Oh, I love it! The pieces together make a beautiful display.
Midge

Re: Artwork: Too much junk...too little time

Way Cool! I love Bent!
Midge

Re: Suitcase pocket

Ooooo, I love it! Great idea to combine the pocket with the frame. And the details are awesome.
Midge

Re: Go Blue - Michigan Football License Plate Art

What LuAnn said. Oh, and I love it!
Midge

Re: Nesting Bird Server

Beautiful and fun at the same time! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Ahoy Night Light

What a cute night light! Clever girl!
Midge

Re: Art Fun With Vintage Linoleum Cutters

Oops! Forgot to tell you that I love these! You must see art in everything you look at -- glad you do.
Midge

Re: Would Thomas Edison be Proud?

Wow! Wow! Wow! Marybeth, let me be the first (I'm sure of many) to say CONGRATULATIONS! I've got a soft spot for fireman stuff so I love the theme and all the pieces. And it is gorgeous. You did an amazing jog on the construction. You hung in there and learned a lot along the way. AWESOME!
Midge

Re: What's Under That Glass Dome?

So cool, as always. Thanks for the info on cloches. A year ago, I had never even heard the word. Now... Great idea using trophy pieces, they are so fun.
Midge

Re: Have Suitcases; Will Travel

I'm a suitcase junky, too. And, no, you can't have too many or too much stuff. Great storage solution. I've never seen white ones before, very cool. Actually I love them all!
Midge

Re: Musical Revamp

Judi, that is beautiful! Great transformation. I especially like projects using old hymnal music. I'll bet your friends are thrilled.
Midge

Re: dresser makeovers

Awesome good on all these dressers! You do beautiful work.
Midge

Re: VINTAGE FISH TANK

Thats definitely got to be the most beautiful fish tank I have ever seen. Great jobs as always, Janis.
Midge

Re: Croquet anyone?

I have some croquet balls exactly like that too! I love the bright, cheerful colors. They look so great on your shelf --just like the pieces your son made. Glad you vetoed him and saved those.
Midge

Re: What To Do With A Thing-a-ma-jig

Oh, what a great project! That was the perfect use for that thingy and I love that it is movable, too. All the details are wonderful!
Midge

Re: What To Do With A Thing-a-ma-jig

Oh, what a great project! That was the perfect use for that thingy and I love that it is movable, too. All the details are wonderful!
Midge

Re: Sheet Music Wreath

What a great way to reuse sheet music. Good job!
Midge

Re: It's "Cloche" to Baby Time

I love it, I love it, I love it. Great job, Lezlee! I'd put you in charge too.
Midge

Re: Hall tree from parts

Very cool hall tree. You did a great job on it. And, yes, those definitely are killer legs.
Midge

Re: This shelf is "wired"!

I'm with the rest, can never get too much of wire basket. And yours is such a nice size. I'm a big fan of elephants so I love how you displayed it. And what else do I see -- a wooden piece, or is that another future angel...
Midge

Re: everything's coming up angels...

Marie, this angel is SOOOOO darling. I love the way the candlestand looks like a fancy gown. And the doorknob is the perfect head. It's very infectious, isn't it.
Midge

Re: FUNKY CHAIR

Such a happy looking chair! I'm not surprised your daughter took it.
Midge

Re: Some more clock projects

Love, love, love the clocks! You did a great job on them.
Midge

Re: Shutter Hall Tree

Very cute use for that shutter. Welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: Music to My Bar

Great way to reuse that old victrola. I love the little nooks!
Midge

Re: Foiled and ready to shine.

Oh, Alice, what a great job you did on this! It looks awesome and how much fun you'll have changing it up. Love the angel!
Midge

Re: More projects

I really like the way you've used the tin in our home.
Midge

Re: Barn siding and projects

I love all your goodies, too. But I'm especially fond of
the plow hooks. Good job!
Midge

Re: Box Mirror Re-Do

Oooo, nice job on embellishing the mirror. It turned out great! Since you have a few of them, you might even be able to use some for the top of an end table too.
Midge

Re: Silver leaf on the cheap

Alice,I don't think I'm able to tell the difference. That was good thinking on your part. I'm anxious to see your finished project. It's nice you have a helper (Bunny) to keep an eye on you.
Midge

Re: Screen Savers

What a great way to reuse old screens!
Midge

Re: Happy Birthday to ME!

Love all your junk finds. Have fun creating.
Midge

Re: Photo "Opp"...

Laurel, love this project. Great way to show off some special photos, and of course I love all the little junk trinkets. And Congrats on being named a contributor. You certainly deserve it, you always have such great projects. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2010.
Midge

Re: Top "10" for 2010...Ten Very Good Reasons to Buy Junk

Sue, great (nope, not going there) post. It's nice to be ahead of the game on what to be looking for in the coming year. And who better to hear it from than the junk master herself. Thank you for all you do and for the inspiration you bring to so many. Can't even say how much I enjoy being a part of it, and how much it's helped me. Looking forward to a great year of junking in 2010. Happpy New Year and Happy Junking to you.
Midge

Re: "Coffee Doodle Do"- CoffeeTime Lamp

I'm glad you were able to break, even if temporarily, from your AR. I actually prefer the handles all kattywompass (?) and I like the variety of colors. Keep freeing yourself and keep letting the creativity happen. You have some great pieces.
Midge

Re: Church Treasures

I love your entryway. The bench is great and I especially love that attendance board. And I love that cheese box/mitten storage with your name on it.
Midge

Re: "Second Cup is on the House" -CoffeeTime Lamp

Adorable. I have the same exact can, but never thought of that idea. Thanks for pointing out the handle differences, I probably would have just thought they were the same.
Midge

Re: more burn rescue

Alice, Lucy Locket IS cute for sure, but I am drooling over that piece you saved. I'm not surprised it's your favorite.
Midge

Re: Round Top Junk

Oh, what great finds. They look beautiful in your home.
Midge

Re: Piano bench-turned child creative center

What a neat way to create an area where the kids can get creative. Painting the bench with chalkboard paint is a great idea!
Midge

Re: Storage Solutions

Both those pieces are gorgeous! The barrel for storing the paper rolls is genius!
Midge

Re: garden mirror

Mirror in the garden. Hmmm. I never thought of that but it's a great idea! Reflects more sunlight and beautiful surroundings. Good Job!
Midge

Re: birdhouse from old pallet

Love the birdhouse! It's so great that you were able to do it using old pallet wood. Way to go.
Midge

Re: High Fashion Junk

Wow! Very, very cool. High fashion meets Junk, indeed. And in West MI! Woo Hoo!
Midge

Re: Cherish Boxes

What a great gift. The colorfulness makes it so fun!
Midge

Re: You Need a Little Copper in Your Diet

That turned out so cool! I've always wanted to try something like that, I'm a little leary of the blow torch. (Do you think I could get the same effect with PVC and the purple stuff -- hmmm, maybe not). Thanks for the inspiration. That table is beyond awesome.
Midge

Re: Antique Style Cupboards-Made from old house doors & reclaimed lumber.

Those are fantastic! Love, love, love them.
Midge

Re: Sack the Soy Sack and Stick it on Your Wall

Very cool! Love the graphics and the color.
Midge

Re: briefcase organizer and a pie

Love your desk area. And you're right, why bust something apart when it's still in good shape. I think that secret compartment would be a great place to stash that pie -- with everyone trying to get their hands on it, it needs to be filed confidentially.
Midge

Re: Spoony Hooks

Smart idea! And very cute.
Midge

Re: Beverage bar....junk style!

That is incredible! I am working on a couple "beverage bars" right now because I was so inspired by ones I've seen by you gals (not sure who made what -- they're all very cool!). I'll post when done. I agree with MakinItHappen, yours is ingenious!
Midge

Re: Do YOU Have A STASH??? Let's have fun!

Your sleigh is gorgeous! And all the stuff in it, too. I love your idea of the cobbler stand for a wreath holder -- I definitely will be stealing that one.
Do I have a stash?...Yes. Inside or Outside?.....Yes.
Midge

Re: Watch the Birdie...."6th Hole" Golfbag Lamp

Your improvements really add to the lamp. Love the idea of the astro turf base. Good job!
Midge

Re: Lighting Up My World

Great lamp, Rob! You're always so good at finding ways to reuse things.
Midge

Re: Angels small and tall...

Marie, your angels are adorable. How ironic that you were thinking about "angels" as you contemplated heading back to work. You must be the big one and a student your little one (hopefully symbolic -- I'll assume they are all angelic).
Midge

Re: Vintage Valentine Tinsel Wreath

How adorable! I love the vintage appeal of all of it.
Midge

Re: Toddler Toy

What great ideas! This is sure to foster not just dexterity and fun, but you just might be inspiring a future junker. Way to go!
Midge

Re: My Dress

Oh, what a wonderful display! The common white color adds a nice touch. I love it.
Midge

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!....

What a difference it makes in this setting -- but just as beautiful! It really makes a fun centerpiece display. Happy New Year to you.
Midge

Re: New use for an old crate

Oh, the wheels really make it! You can just haul it around to wherever you need. Let the games begin!
Midge

Re: Dining Room

I love the look of mismatched chairs too. Yours look great together and the bench is adorable.
Midge

Re: 10 MINUTE PROJECT.....BEMIS FLOUR BAG

O what a great idea! I love it!
Midge

Re: old skateboard

What a great way to revive an old skateboard. I love the Americana too.
Midge

Re: Game Table

Oh what a great piece! I can see how it could be so inspiring. I think your use for it is perfect. Love the wheels on it (games on the go!).
Midge

Re: JUNK ANGEL

Those table legs are beautiful! An angel was the perfect use for them.
Midge

Re: Repurposed Bifold Closet Door to Screen Room Divider

Oh what a great idea for a room divider. And you did such a great job on repainting it. And the finials add just the right touch.
Midge

Re: Painted Foyer Table Project from several years ago.

Great job on repainting the table. It looks just like real marble. And I'm glad you pointed out the floor, I never would have guessed it was really concrete.
Midge

Re: Pink and Black Chandelier

Wow! What an amazing transformation. You did a great job! How clever of you to use the mini ornaments -- who knew?
Midge

Re: Silver pitcher

Marie, the necklace around the pitcher was a genius move! It looks awesome!
Midge

Re: First project of the New Year!!

How Beautiful! What a wonderful way for you to start the new year.
Midge

Re: Moma's Old Smidgen Shop Treasures

Oh, this all looks so great. I love every piece.
Midge (almost a Smidge!)

Re: Edelbrock clock

Smart, smart, smart. It looks great.
Midge

Re: MORE COLORFUL, JUNKY, KITCHEN

I love all the junk pieces and little details that you added. But don't worry, I can't see any ungrouted parts. Glad to hear that you repainted the counters, I had heard it could be done and it's good to hear from someone who actually did it.
Midge

Re: Recycled Lunchbox into a New Year's Eve Centerpiece

So fun! What a great idea!
Midge

Re: Farm Rescue

Such a cool, cool piece. I love it!
Midge

Re: Colorful, Junky Backsplash

Great job on your backsplash! The color is great. I did something similar in my kitchen, but probably about half the area. It was very time consuming and near the end was So anxious to be done. So glad you stuck with it, the completed project is wonderful (you're right, I doubt anyone notices the uncompleted grout except you).
Midge

Re: Cabinet from old window screen

Great job on this cabinet! I love how seeing the screen in a certain position was inspiration for the project. And welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: Recycled Spaceship

What a cool project! love the collection of all the different materials used. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Holiday Boot

What a great gift idea. Very cute. And I love the sign on it.
Midge

Re: chair

Great job on the chair. Who knew pallet wood could produce something so great looking. I'm anxious to see what other projects you come up with.
Midge

Re: The Halls are Decked...

Laurel, I love, love, love the wreath so much. It really DOES embody the reason for the season. I've already stole the idea into my photo file and hope to start next year making it a family tradition. Thanks for sharing that. Everything looks great at your place, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your family.
Midge

Re: Mirror of Memories

That is so awesome! You went from ordinary to
extraordinary! I bet your sister just adores it. Great job.
Midge

Re: Chair Slat & Vintage Buttons Cross

Love your resourcefulness -- everything used is salvaged from something else! And look what a great piece of artwork it produced. Way to go! I look forward to more of your creations.
Midge

Re: Glass totems

Great job on your totems! I like that you thought of such a variety of ways to use them. The green glass lady is too funny --she really does look like a lady! Maybe she's the green giant's girlfriend overseeing the safety of the garden. Ho ho ho.
Midge

Re: I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas....

Oh, it's all SO pretty -- definitely girly! What a great room. And I love that the tree stays up year round and you can just grab what you want.
Midge

Re: Our First Garden Fountain in 2007

Not sure about how to repair it, but I hope you come up with a solution. It's a great looking fountain -- very serene. It's neat that the rocks came from a river that had meaning for you. Beautiful combination of elements.
Midge

Re: Chaining up the Ornaments!

Oh, I love all those vintage ornaments!
Midge

Re: A Traveler's Bag from Christmases Past

I love vintage suitcases! Yours looks so cool filled with Christmas goodies.
Midge

Re: I Love Christmas

I love it all! So festive! I was going to remark how much I like the white color scheme, and then I say the other pics and I like the colorful vignettes, too. I really like the latches as hooks for your shelf. And the marshmallow tin is adorable!
Midge

Re: You belong here!

Great Post! Yes, this site is just so awesome -- such a builder upper. Love your canner centerpiece. And you've got some mad Etch-a-Sketch skills. I could never get mine to do anything except go side-to-side or up-and-down.
Midge

Re: I have a Bright Idea . . .

Oh, so very cool. I love how all the textures work together to create such a great look. And it all happened by "accident". Cool.
Midge

Re: Grandma's Attic

Sweeeet.
Midge

Re: A Greenery Christmas

Oh, I love it all! The snow really adds such a picturesque look to everything. Especially love the mailbox and what you've done with your dad's memorial wreath.
Midge

Re: From nut sweeper (!?) to wreath!

Marie, that is so, so, so cool! I'm glad that you told your son to go back and get the rest. It's really great all by itself, but I really like how you dressed it up for Christmas. I agree that it would be great done up anytime of the year. Nut sweeper.....who knew?
Midge

Re: The three snowmen

How fun is that!
Midge

Re: wood shutters

How very resourceful of you! The shutters look great! I'm anxious to see what you come up with next.
Midge

Re: Junk on the Horizon

Okay, this is just way SOOOOOO cool. I'm trying not to get weepy (I have a soft spot for any posts involving dads). Your dad is going to love this! Love that you found a horizon to fit it perfectly and that quote is SO, SO, SO awesome. WAY TO GO, LINDSEY!
Midge

Re: "I'm WORKING here!"

Lezlee, I love the shutter too. And I love that you didn't let the missing slats keep you from seeing its potential. I'm so happy that you are able to incorporate junk into the classroom setting -- gets the creative juices flowing! How wonderful you can work with your sister. Like RustyDiva, I used to work with at-risk kids and really enjoyed it -- but that was before I became a full time junker (My kids said "Mrs. Midge, you're joking. You're going to leave us to play with junk!" Yup.)

Mrs. Midge,I mean--
Midge

Re: How to Create Sterling Silver Ornaments on the Cheap

These are SOOOO cool! Simple but oh so elegant. I'm going to have to raid my silver box and see if I have any orphaned lids (if they weren't before, they might be real soon). Thanks for another great project.
Midge

Re: infant prague collection

This makes a great looking display. I love the red, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: MORE - "JUNKY" IDEAS...

Oh, I love it all! I especially like the idea of using the old dustpan for holding cards. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Old Tree Stand Candle Holder

Oh, I love that you found a picture of the stand in action back in the day. That's so cute and so touching.
Midge

Re: vintage pearls

The pearls look great with the white pitchers! Good job!
Midge

Re: Pop Can Stars

Those are adorable! I love 'em!
Midge

Re: Farm Junk Recycled

This is all SO gorgeous! I agree, it looks like it could be a magazine shoot.
Midge

Re: Deck the tree with junky stuff. . .

Your tree is wonderful! I love all your junk trinkets!
Midge

Re: Knock Knock Who's There...Santa

I love it, I love it, I love it! I love door hardware -- what a great idea to showcase it in a wreath.
Midge

Re: (sing with me) Junkin around the Christmas tree...

Ooooo, I love all your junk! Those letters and that key!
Midge

Re: Organizing for Christmas ....AND BEYOND!

Thanks for the nice comments, you guys.
Joanne -- the mistake was not in the technique of painting the feeder, but more in my color selections. Painting the metal was actually a very easy process, I didn't even prime first. The metal took the paint very nicely, so much so that I could barely remove it when I found I didn't like my colors. I think your idea of painting your hog feeder would work really well and it would add a nice touch to it. I used chalkboard paint out of a can and brushed it on, but there's also a spray version that a lot of people like to use.
Enjoy.
Midge

Re: Merry Christmas!

Oh, I love all the colors! Very festive display.
Midge

Re: Simple Christmas Basket

The perfect centerpiece for this time of year. I love the little bird watching over it!
Midge

Re: Fun Wood Pillars

I'm glad you saved a little bit of your junk. Things are really fun!
Midge

Re: A "Light Bulb" Moment...

Oh, that is just way too cool! Laurel, you rock!
Midge

Re: My Chest is a Basket Case!

Ooo, nice job on that! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly.
Midge

Re: Merry Window

You can never have too many windows! They are great for so many things. Maybe you could just take SOME to Springfield, and keep some of your cute displays.
Midge

Re: Tis the Season!

I love that vintage cupboard! All the things decorating are adorable! And I totally agree with your rule.
Midge

Re: A Kissing Bulb...JUNKMARKET Style

Love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: Vintage Holiday Vignette

OOO, that vintage guest book is really sweet. Perfect those Christmas vignettes!
Midge

Re: More Junky Displays

I love the old gym locker basket for a display. So fun! And the photos for gift tags is such a great idea. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Cozy Cotton Sweater Throw

What a great reuse for old sweaters. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Bottle Tree

Great bottle tree! I can see why it grabbed everyone's attention.
Midge

Re: Christmas is REELY coming!

Great idea for that hose reel. I love it and the whole display.
Midge

Re: "BR549, please"

I'm with Gail, I was waiting for someone to recognize that phone number. Either I'm old or a hick (okay, it's both). All I can say is "Hey Grandma, what's for supper?" I wonder what kind of response you would have heard from 867-5309? Oh yeah, I love the phone!
Midge

Re: Magnetic Bulletin/Display Board

Not only did you use up all that stuff that was lying around, you got a great functional piece and it's darn cute to boot. Good job!
Midge

Re: Picking up a Little Christmas Cheer...

O I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT 2! Great project!
Midge

Re: Hope Inside...

Laurel, I thought you were going to say something about "hope SPRINGS eternal". But then I saw it was an angel -- ooo I do love angels. But what I thought was really funny was that when I do junk talks I have a "Top Ten Junk Items" -- you've included 4 of the ten (springs, scrabble tiles, buttons, and keys). We junkers think alike don't we? Great project, I love it!
Midge

Re: Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

I LOVE THIS! It looks just like the real deal (well, as real as cartoons get).
Midge

Re: Add a little Jingle to your Christmas!

Love, love, love it all!
Midge

Re: My "Out of the box" wreath

How fun is that! I really like the use of the dust pan. Way to go.
Midge

Re: 'Tis the Season

Oh I really love this one! I would love to have a piece like that -- but then again I WOULD have to empty every night, not sure if I'm up for that. So glad you took it on. The display is FABULOUS!
Midge

P.s. Urine specimen bottles? Chardonnay? Apple Juice?...
CHEERS!

Re: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Oh I just love this. Way too fun! You ideas are all so awesome!
Midge

Re: Santa Delivers with Boyish Charm

Love, love, love it! Now you're giving me some ideas. I have a red vintage pogo stick. Hmmm.....
Midge

Re: Another barrel of fun!

Very cool base for a tree! It was worth the extra effort.
Midge

Re: Elmer's Glue

I was going to say the exact same thing! Your new Elmer's spice rack is just way too cool!
Midge

Re: This project is a crock!

Why end the madness? All your trees are awesome -- including this one.
Midge

Re: Ice Cream Freezer Makeover...

Love, love, love it! The blue bucket freezer is adorable!
Great job.
Midge

Re: Junky front porch Christmas

Love how you've junked this up for Christmas. It's all junk -- and all BEAUTIFUL.
Midge

Re: Horse Collar Wreath

I love it! Very welcoming and Christmasy. The addition of bells would just make it all the sweeter. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Warm Welcome

We do get snow up here in MI -- lots of it! But our snowflakes aren't quite that big. Yours makes a very fun and inviting welcome. Good job.
Midge

Re: Barbwire Christmas Tree

That's one junky Christmas tree! No wonder I love it! The hammer head top is just way cool. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Faux fireplace to warm your holiday.

Missy, I love the faux fireplace! I always seem to get stuck on how to deal with the bottom/hearth dealy. Your method is perfect. I'm going to get busy on one, too. Thanks so much for the incentive and inspiration. I love all your "stuff".
Midge

Re: Birthday Bird Bath for my Mom

Oh, those are ALL so beautiful! You did an awesome job on these. I'll bet your mom loved all 4.
Midge

Re: Spiced up for the holidays

What a fun yet beautiful way to showcase those special vintage ornaments. Add me to list of those anxious to see how you change that awesome piece out throughout the year.
Midge

Re: Potty Talk...

Laurel, that is GENIUS! What a good and junky mom you are!
I don't blame you for not wanting to step on it -- look at the number it's already up to! OUCH! Yours is a much better use for it.
Midge

Re: Sled turned advent calendar

Glad you found a use that's more to your liking. I like the remake and what a fun idea to use as an advent calendar. Good job!
Midge

Re: Sanctuary ~ Doors to Headboard

Your room's really coming together -- a real sanctuary! Those doors are indeed yummy. The tiles are perfect for the recess. The headboard turned out great.
Midge

Re: what will it become?

Even your dogs are liking recycled junk! Way to go!
Midge

Re: A peek into our booth at the Scott Antique Market

Your booth looks great. No wonder your clocks were the big seller, they definitely draw you in and make you wanna dig.
I really like the chandelier ring display -- but actually I like it all!
Midge

Re: Winter Centerpiece

I LOVE THIS! And I love that you got the broken mirror from the hardware guy. Your display is stunning. Thanks so much for posting, I'm going to try it too (if you don't mind!) I just wish I had a gorgeous angora scarf like that. Oh, well.

Re: Charlie Brown ain't got nothin on me...

I love it, love it, love it. Amazing how the metal instantly is more elegant with the addition of the wine bottle. The bucket/branch idea is great. The whole arrangement is wonderful. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Xmas tree from a thrift store planter

What a great idea. Very festive and you got to use your red and silver. Way to go! When the junk bug bites, it bites hard. Keep having fun with junk.
Midge

Re: Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love them all -- especially the mink wine cozy. Your projects and photography are always so inspiring.
Midge

Re: Outdoor Christmas Sled

Great job! I especially like the festive look when it's all lit up.
Midge

Re: My first posted project - cookie cutter tree

Sooooo glad that you decided to post. I hope you find it fun -- and probably addicting. The tree is adorable. Hope you keep creating and posting.
Midge

Re: Rescued China Cabinet

Great job on the transformation of this piece! And the color is perfect for the Christmas season.
Midge

Re: Scrabble Board..Family collage

Love it, love it, love it!
Midge

Re: Scrap Fabric Ornaments

You did a great job on these. And you're right, they are a perfect way to use up fabric and ribbon scraps. I especially like the one in the last picture. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Bling It with Big Beads

I agree with you -- fun, fun, fun! You did a great job with you glass bead additions!
Midge

Re: Perforated Metal Lamp Shade

Wow! That lampshade is very cool! And the designs are so intricate -- no wonder your thumb is suffering. I think the lamp itself is fun too. You did a great job on the shade. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Book Wall Decor

That is really cool. It creates such an artistic look. I like them on the wall!
Midge

Re: Slipcovered Lampshade

Very smart idea. Everyone likes to change things up at times, and this could easily change with the seasons. Good job.
Midge

Re: Dad's Table

Great job on the table. It is awesome! Love the color combos. What a great porch warming gift and Christmas gift. I'm sure he will be surprised and will cherish it.
Midge

Re: Bud vases turned into little lamps...

Great idea! I love lamps and this is such a good use for all those misc. bud vases. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Christmas with Georgia

All your stuff is gorgeous and so wonderfully displayed. I love the sleds on walls and I especially LOVE your chandeliers.
Midge

Re: Use A Scarf Instead Of Wrapping Paper

Great idea! Very green and practical. My mom used to wrap shower gifts in towels (new) and make a bow from the washcloth. It just makes good sense -- and the scarves are so pretty.
Midge

Re: Sweet Reindeer

It's adorable. I can just hear him calling for "Clarisse".
Midge

Re: Galvanized Worktop Table with Hammered Nail Detail

Oh, I love this! But then again, I love everything you do.
Way to go!
Midge

Re: another outdoor decoration

Love the wheel hanging on the house. Way to be a trendsetter!
Midge

Re: something to decorate my garden

Great way to decorate your garden area. And, yes, it looks like your kitty definitely likes it too!
Midge

Re: "PARIS" chairs, what was once old is new again!

Very, very cool!
Midge

Re: From trash to treasure.

Beautiful transformations! Yes, it's amazing what a coat of white paint can do, and it's amazaing what people throw out.
Midge

Re: In progress

Love, love, love it!
Midge

Re: Photos from my booth at the antique show.

I'm seeing stuff I like too! Hope your sale was successful.
Midge

Re: Vintage Boxes

What fun and beautiful transformations of your boxes.
Midge

Re: Blooming junk

Your flowers are adorable! And apparently whatever variety they are, they sure are hardy. That's some wind! We've kind of put away flowers for now and are thinking more about pine trees! Nice reminder that spring will be here before we know it -- now I'm on the lookout for flower "junk".
Midge

Re: Bringing a Little Bit of the Farm to your Outdoors!

Oh, it's all so beautiful and SOOO inspiring. You've done a beautiful job (as usual).
Midge

Re: Repurposed Vintage Purse!

Beautiful job! It has such a Christmasy feel to it, I bet it'll get snatched right up.
Midge

Re: simple monday tree topper

What a great way to include both your mother and your grandmother in your holidays each year. And now you've passed it along to your sisters, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Golf Cardholder,Clock

Ooo, a multipurpose project -- my favorite kind. And pretty too, some of the wood in old drivers is just beautiful.
Midge

Re: Cremation Urn

What a great idea. And you could customize each one to fit the personality of the person. I would DEFINITELY want mine to be junky (maybe with a few Bible verses added).
Midge

Re: dressed up chairs

What a great idea! And I love your ideas for how you could change it out with the seasons.
Midge

Re: Silver Memories Tree

The tree is beautiful. I love the topper and also the way you displayed the paper ornament.
Midge

Re: playing with JUNK!!!

Love that galvanized tub. What a fun way for you to play with all your great junk!
Midge

Re: How to Spruce Up Your Porch

I LOOOVVVVVEEEEE that! The rusticness, industrialness, rustyness! I love the mat, the rope, the faucets, the greens! Perfect, perfect! Very inspiring for the upcoming holidays or anytime!
Midge

Re: found old french doors

I've used one before as a dining room table top by adding legs to the corners. Then I dismantled a sliding glass door and used one of the pieces of glass to top it off.
But all the ideas you've received so far are winners. Have fun!
Midge

Re: 3 Old Chairs = 1 ReNEWed Bench

Judi, you did a great job on the bench. Love the color and finish you put on it. Perfect for the porch setting. Way to go.
Midge

Re: The Art of Entropy

Love the tins! They make perfect artwork for the walls!
Midge

Re: Hatchery pipe plant stand

Very cool pipe, it makes an awesome plant stand. What a great score on that one! Hope you were also able to score some morels (I so love hunting AND EATING them!).
Midge

Re: Hallway hat and coat rack

Very fun coat rack! And I'm not familiar with Briwax, but now I'll have to check it out. Nice post.
Midge

Re: Surveyor's tripod lamp

Love, love, love these! You have so many great projects! I'm glad to see someone not only from MI, but from the GR area (I'm from Hudsonville). I look forward to seeing more of your projects.
Midge

Re: Doctor's bag "bookcase"

I just love old doctor's bags! What a great way to put them to good use! Great idea.
Midge

Re: Steel Spring Table

That table is beyond cool! I love it, love it, love it! Way to go!
Midge

Re: A Rusty Repurpose

Andrea, that table is AMAZING! Glad you had the vision to see it as a table -- perfection! The reciprocationg saw is one of my favorite tools, too. Way safer than a table saw or circular saw and useful for "weird" kind of cuts. Glad you could pass the word on the others! Way to go!
Midge

Re: SHESELLSSEASHELLS...

What a great way to showcase some special items! Good job.
Midge

Re: Junkin' Punkin' 2

Way too fun! Very creative and festive! Good job.
Midge

Re: I used to be an onion box

Perfect redo!
Midge

Re: Sew many things to do...with old drawers

Very cool. What a great little themed drawer!
Midge

Re: Redo..Coffee Table and End Table

Way to save that coffee table! It turned out beautifully! Good job.
Midge

Re: Vases

Very, very smart! Great reuse of materials and it looks really sharp! Way to go, Rob!
Midge

Re: Curbside score, now what?

What a great find and they are just adorable! I agree with all the others and wouldn't want to see them changed.
Midge

Re: Birdhouse beauties

What a great little setting! Love the birdhouses, chairs, and just the fun and colorfulness of it all!
Midge

Re: Solar Chandalier...

O what a clever, clever lady you are! I love it!
Midge

Re: Sea Glass Christmas Wreath

Just gorgeous! You do such great work!
Midge

Re: Birds of a Feather Grandfather Clock Birdhouse

Love, love, love this! Very clever idea for repurposing the clock.
Midge

Re: Leafy Sail Sculpture

Who would guess something so industrial could be so graceful and beautiful! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Pumpkin Carving Stencil Uses

What a great use for those Halloween stencils. Very festive and easy too! And I loved what I read in your profile. Hope you keep posting and welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: wine barrel sunflower

These are great too! And, yes, the price certainly couldn't be better. So glad you're on JMS, hope you keep posting. And, of course, I'm so glad you from Michigan, too.
Midge

Re: Ironing board daisy

That is just so, so, so cool. Genius! So glad you and your sister braved the ladder to make this. I bet people from all around use it as a landmark. So glad you posted this!
Midge

Re: Windchime

Very clever! I love the look of the flowers cascading down out of the pot. What a welcoming addition for your new deck.
Midge

Re: Window Pane

Very creative way to showcase both the window and the treasures. Way to go! I so love windows. Let me get this right -- your husband not only goes to antique shows (on this own, nonetheless) but buys things for you that you might like? HOLY COW! Don't worry, your marriage doesn't need any saving.
Midge

Re: Trinkets and Treasures Cake

Very, very fun project! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Candy find me?

Great transformation on the bread box! I love it! How fun that you're able to change out the center portion. Way to go!
Midge

Re: FINALLY!! Organized - sort of...

Everything's already been said -- ditto to every word. Besides, that much incredible organization is hard for me to get my head around, so far from my reality! Marie, you ROCK, ROCK, ROCK. Add me to the green list (with envy that is!).
Midge

Re: First one door...then two!

Wonderful job on the door, Marie. You know the Dutch love getting a good deal -- and 2 doors for the price of one is just that. And your door is practical and beautiful, too!
Midge

p.s. Wooden shoe rather have a Dutch door? (Just a little humor from the land of tulips and windmills!)

Re: Fall Decorations

SCHWEETTT!!!! That is an amazing price on that! What a fun way to display all year round. The pumpkins look great!
Midge

Re: i'll never do this again:)!

Not sure if you'll do it again, but I sure hope so. It turned out fabulous! I think Judi said it best "No pain, no gain." Keep on experimenting, I look forward to more of your posts.
Midge

Re: Shutter doors

Great job on your shutter shelf! I like the nice size of it and the black color. It's no wonder you've got orders. I look forward to more of your projects. Welcome to JMS (be careful, it can get addicting -- but in a good way).
Midge

Re: new use for vintage pokerchips

Clever, clever, clever! Great job.
Midge

Re: bench

Great job on the bench! Nice design and I like the black color. Welcom to JMS.
Midge

Re: This Old Mom, She Has Junk (lots of it!) 3

O those wacky firemen are such worriwarts! Everything there looks beautiful to me! Space issues seem to be a running theme for junkers. I think you have the makings for a great booth. Good luck!
Midge

BTW -- the other day while flipping through the channels I spotted a show pointing out all the "treasures" this person had in their house. "See" I said to my kids "other people do that too. It's cool." Come to find out it was about people who are suffering from mental illness. OOps.

Re: This aint your daddy's grill anymore...

Such a great idea! What a clever girl you are! And I LOVE the flower. Way to go.
Midge

Re: UPSIDE DOWN HANGING LAMP

Oh, Sharon -- Your serving dish is awesome! You had a good eye to see that it just needed a little flipping around. That will work with anything you might serve. I'm betting the world's going to see a lot more "junk" holiday tables thanks to you, Kathy, and many other creative junkers.
Midge

Re: Springfield Extravaganza - some of our stuff...Part III

Another great post, Kathy. Love all the pictures from the Extravaganza. Your collages are really cool. I've already marked my calendar for the spring show. I hope I'll be able to make it and it'd be really cool if some other JMS junkers showed up.
Midge

Re: "FALL"ing for the Springfield Extravaganza - Part I...

Love all the pics1 Springfield looks like such an awesome event. May is a long way off for me, but I have marked my calendar and hope I can make it down for the Spring Extravaganza. Too bad the bear's already gone, I could really use another floor lamp!
Midge

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

You're right, I've seen these before and they're ALWAYS used as candleholders. Your transformation is BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT! (literally and conceptually!) Way to go! You're a junk guru.
Midge

Re: My Simple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Project!

This is one of these posts where I had to take some time before commenting, I was blown away by your cool pieces! I REALLY love all 3, but that chimney table -- oh my gosh! That's got to be one of the coolest things I've seen on this site (I've said that before, but this time I MEAN it!) Great job, great post.
Midge

Re: Serving up a "light" snack - vintage junk-style!

All your pictures are awesome! I LOVE the bones with the word "eat". What a fun time. You definitely deserved to wear the junk potluck crown. Your project is just the coolest. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for project parts too.
Midge

Re: "Olive" She's one trashy lady!

Very, very cool. Love the hidden jewels!
Midge

Re: Warrenton, bay-bee!

Sounds like everyone's having a junkin' blast down in Texas these days. Too cool! You've got some great junk yourself there! Much success and fun as you launch your booth adventure.
Midge

Re: Silver and Walnut; My favs

I Love It! Useful AND cute. And totally reused items! Great job.
Midge

Re: CandyLand 50th Anniversary Tin turned Tin Wall Clock

Adorable! And I especially love your tip about the clock mechanisms. I've been wanting to make some clocks, but I'm too cheap to part with $$ for new, and I never trust old clocks. Yours is the perfect solution. Thanks!
Midge

Re: De-Light-ful Serving Pieces...Inspired by Shabby Chick...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! So cool that Kathy could be such an inspiration to you, but YOU did a great job on these, Laurel. Way to go!
Midge

Re: CHICCOTTAGEJUNK PROJECT

Janis, these turned out beautifully! Love the bling you added. And so nice that you gave props to my junking buddy Sue.
Midge

Re: Candle stick flowers

Adorable! Those are definitely the kind of flowers that would have the most success in my garden. Great job.
Midge

Re: From the book JUNK BEAUTIFUL.....

That turned out way cool. I love it! You did a great job on it.
Midge

Re: Ford Logo License Plate Art by Design Turnpike

Very cool. Love all your Michigan themed license art.
Midge

Re: Michigan License Plate Map by Design Turnpike

About your other posts not posting -- If it's a computer situation I'm clueless. But if it's a content issue, I would just say that the intent of this site is sharing ideas and projects (and of course encouraging each other, too). If your posts lean more towards the advertising direction, it become an issue. Just a thought.
Midge

Re: Thank You One and All

Okay, I had to comment, even if only for that last post. (Marie just seems SO adorable I can barely stand it sometimes!) I'm in, but wondering if we could call it more like a conference or convention since like Ang mentioned, it's not really a REunion -- most of us are still UNIONizing. Just a thought. And I'd be willing to help in ANY way -- as long as it doesn't involve....shaving cream.......having my picture taken....or fig newtons (I HATE those things). Love the junk swap idea. We already DO do a show & tell, of sorts, here on JMS, so maybe we could ramp it up a bit -- a show & tell on steroids kind of thing. Maybe events, competitions, junk olympics, seminars,junk tours, food, spooky junk stories in the dark. It'd just be fun to get together and keep the junk love going. Oops. Sorry to ramble.
Midge

Re: And MORE Birdhouses...

I really like all of them! And I'm intrigued by the coffee can concept, I've thought about trying something similar but haven't. Hmmmm....
Midge

Re: 34 Birdhouses in total...I don't know if that's enough

Great collection of birdhouses! They are all great!
Midge

Re: Michigan License Plate Map by Design Turnpike

OH, I love these my Michigan friend! Very, very cool! Hmmmm......
Midge

Re: Reel-ly Fun New Plant Stand...

Laurel -- Love, love, love it! Love the base and that you waited for just the right piece. And glad you're waiting for just the right piece of glass, you'll have a fab table, too, one of these days. Great nabs at the JB.
Midge

Re: Bed Spring Candle Holder

Great project! Love the addition of the crystal. You're certainly knocking out the challenges -- and they've all been winners!
Midge

Re: Thank You One and All

Sue, what a great post. I'm so glad I can count myself among the happy partiers. Though I must say I was mostly just in awe being there. It was all just SO awesome (thus me being in awe). Thank you for sharing your home with us -- it was SO cool, right out of your books. And of course the best part was all the great people -- everyone was so fun, genuine, and welcoming. And in summary: YOU ROCK! Hope I get the chance to do it again someday. Thank you,so so so much!
Midge

Re: Keeping it Simple

What a beautiful and SIMPLE project. I'm so glad you're focusing on keeping things simple. My husband always says that very thing to me "Why do you always have to reinvent the wheel?". (I don't know why.) So you're ideas are really inspiring me. Of course, all you ideas ALWAYS inspire me. Thanks for all you do.
Midge

Re: An old window gets a new job...message central!

Great piece! I'm sure your customers will love it too and it will be gone before the weeks end. I really like the clothespin added on the side, Great Idea! Have a great sale.
Midge

Re: There might be something FISHY about this FUN(nel) lamp!

Oh, Marie, YOU ROCK! I love this lamp! What a great way to kick off your funky industrial look work room.
Midge

Re: Garden Cloche

Oooo, great use for that light fixture. Way to go and welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: KING OF KINGS

Alice, there are so beautiful and they convey a beautiful message, too. Nice job!
Midge

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewelry - From Raw Elements to Fun

Gretchen, these pieces are all just so beautiful. You have such a talent for designing one-of-a-kind treasures. I'll betcha $2 the horse one is one of the first to go at the Bonanza!
Midge

Re: License Plate Art....

What a cool piece of art! I love the combinations of colors and ages. I hope that you continue to post -- but that the next post says that YOU picked up the tools and did the handywoman stuff! Try it! It's fun! Thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: Pick up the pieces.. but Never Forget.... 9-11 Tribute

Great tribute and great way you found to channel your energies to help with the healing process. I pray there's much healing for you and for everyone who suffered because of this -- but I hope we never forget.
Midge

Re: Wish I Had a Penny....

The rusted corrugaed metal for the roof is what really makes it! Good job.
Midge

Re: "Kind Words Will Unlock An Iron Door"

Oh Jenny K.! I can't even believe the things you come up with. This piece is incredible! Perfection.
Midge

Re: Any ideas?

I can't add to the great ideas you already received. But I did want to say what a cool piece that is!
Midge

Re: The Ugly Ducklings Become Swans - Editor's Challenge #4

Oh, YOU ARE GOOD!! How you pulled THAT out of your hat I'll never know, but it's incredible. That certainly did look like it was a challenge, but as always, you rose to the occasion. Way to go!
Midge

Re: From garden fence...to cloche...to chandelier!

Nice. Nice. Nice. This turned out beautifully. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Teacup chandelier/candelier

Crafty-- I really like you candleier, you did a very nice job. I've made a few and they look just like that, except mine do not include the crystals. I like yours better with the crystals (and that's coming from someone not super "girly"). Keep up the good work!
Midge

Re: Junky Sconce

Oh, this sconce is way cool! Love the combination of pieces and the little details. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Bird Perch 2 Tiered Server

Very cool! Love the bird perched on top.
Midge

Re: Junkin' Family Style

How special! I hope you have lots of fun with the recipes from grandma (aren't those always the best kind?). The book will be wonderful inspiration for your centerpiece. And how cool that you got back a piece from your childhood (grandma must have held on to it because it was made by YOU. awwww.)
Midge

Re: Time to water? Nope, time to relax!

Oh, Marie! I love the watering can clock! So cute and functional, too. Perfect for out on the deck.
Midge

Re: Just a little more to snack on...

OOOPS! OOOOPS! OOOOOPS! I forgot to mention one other direction you can go with this if you're into corny jokes. The words in the frame could say "Say Cheese!" and it could be used for serving....cheese. Carry on.
Midge

Re: Live from Charlotte, North Carolina

Oh, what a cool post. How fun to see what really goes on behind the scenes. I can't beleve you even worked in some junking trips between sets. You rock!
Midge

p.s. Love the lighted up girdle!

Re: corner shelf

You did a great job on your door corner shelf! I really like that you kept the knob and hardware. And how special that the came from your grandparents house. Keep up the good work.
Midge

Re: Fall Floral Arrangement

It is hard to believe that fall is right around the corner. You found a great way to welcome it back. I love the use of the horse muzzle for an arrangement. And love the details of the fob and the key. Very cute. Very clever.
Good job!
Midge

Re: Old metal serving tray = Cute magnet memo board

What a great way to reuse an old metal tray. Memo boards are always useful, and yours is fun, too. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Thrift Store Frame = Chic Office Decor

Sometimes projects sit for awhile before the true inspiration comes. Glad you hung on to this. You did a great on this one. It's very adorable!
Midge

Re: More treasure hunting

Wow. Wow. Wow. What a great haul of stuff. So many possibilities and even some goodies to help get you organized in your craft room. More junking fun for you!
Midge

Re: Jewelry treasure hunting

That is some seriously sweet bling! You hit the jackpot (more likely the jillpot). What a good friend to share some bounty with you. Have lots of fun!
Midge

Re: One Happy Junker...

Okay, so no wonder you are one happy junker. This is beyond amazing, it would be a dream come true if this happened to me. When the picture of the doors popped on my screen, I immediately started hyperventilating. And those grates, WOO HOO! You are going to have some big time fun!
Congrats on your good fortune, and I hope all your junk dreams DO come true.
Midge

Re: I Don't Know Why This Caged Bird Would Sing....

Well thank you, thank you, thank you. Almost makes up for the pain of missing Oronoco. Almost. In response to some of your comments, yes the earth's inner core is not really made up of ignaceous rocks--it's really just baked beans. So I do believe that beans, beans are the true cause of global warming. Or is that global gases? Hmmm....there's truth there somewhere.
Midge

P.S. Just wanted to come clean on Candy's keen observation of the loaf pan in the typewriter. A standard one did not fit, so I used one of those tin foil ones. Better fit but still a little short and I modified it with more foil.

Re: From garden fence to cloche - an unexpected project!

I really like this as a cloche! I always meant to make one of these as a chandelier -- I cut the fence and that's all the farther I got. But I think I'll pull it out and finish it cloche version. And how fun that you "discovered" it with your friends. Very cool. Bravo!
Midge

P.S. I am anxious to see the other version, I'm intrigued by the inner basket idea.

Re: Freeby :-)

I would definitely paint the piece, though not sure what color. And it looks like some veneer is loose so I would try to remove that if possible. It looks like it's good to go as is, but some might suggest converting to a entertainment center, buffet, etc. Love the details on it. And I really enjoyed reading your profile.
Midge

Re: On the Streets of London Town . . .

Sweeeeeeeetttttt. I reallly, really like this, but I do prefer this with the candles. Plus candles combined with the word castle is really cool. Great job!
Midge

Re: So much junk, so much to say, SO LITTLE TIME!

Hey all! Just wanted to report that this presentation went much better. I think I'm getting a handle on timing, but it means I have to exclude many things I would like to talk about -- oh well. (Candy, I have heard from others that it would be neat to see a project made right in front of them and I always envisioned doing your 4x4/test tube/centerpiece but fought the urge -- again not enough time.) I was able to relax more and use more humor (my opinion). Kenda and Sue, I so respect your insights as you've both "been there". And Sue I'm especially taking to heart your advice on simplicity. Not my forte, but I'm inspired and working on it and will be posting more "simple" projects. Thanks all.
Midge

Re: So much junk, so much to say, SO LITTLE TIME!

Thanks so much you guys! I will take of your words of wisdom
and encouragement with me. I'm still kind of remixing it, but I'll let you know what happens. Thank you once again.
Midge

Re: Old windows and doors

Wow, what a great haul of old doors and windows. I've done the corner shelves and coffee table projects and they're great. But if I had a door that sweet, with all those awesome panes, I would make a MAJOR project. Either 1) A Dining room table. If you get a secondhand slider door from say Habitat, you get 2 big pieces of tempered glass for WAY cheaper than ordering. Then design the door/tabletop to fit. OR 2) Some sort of armoire/display case with either each as a side or a stationary front pieces to left and right with center open.
If you weren't up for a major project I would clean it up good and mount flat on the wall horiontally long as a photo display or hang from ceiling (photos optional) as a room divider. Sorry to be so long winded. I REEAALLY love old doors and those 2 are gorgeous! Good luck and have fun!
Midge

Re: Broken china mosaic backsplash

Ooo, I really like this mosaic project. Time to make some more! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Old window coffee table

Great job on this table. I love that you can look through the glass to see the goodies.
Midge

Re: Simple Mondays

That is just the coolest. And it's beautiful! I'm on the hunt for some of my own. Love your simple plan and will now look forward to Mondays. But don't forget the tools altogether (I love me my tools!). Maybe you can designate that for some other day. But junk rocks any day of the week!
Midge

Re: mid century chair re-do

Cool redo. I like the green color you used. Good job.
Midge

Re: jewelry treasures

Love your necklaces! Very beautiful and very fun. I especially like the sewing one. Way to go.
Midge

Re: garden seat

Very cool chair. I'm not familiar with tobacco sticks. I hope we see more of your projects.
Midge

Re: Chippy Sconce Redo...

Very cool. Now I can see where you got your name -- these are definitely chipping and definitely charming.
Midge

Re: Views from the 127 Corridor Sale

Love the photos from "the Big One". I went a couple of years ago and had a riot. Hope to go again someday. Looking forward to more of your pix.
Midge

Re: Tiered Server

Beautiful, beautiful and useful too. Great project. I especially like your use of the 4 little glasses on the bottom tier. OH! And I love the little birdy on top.
Midge

Re: Shoemaker's Garden Art

Great post. I never knew they were called lasts. I have a few but didn't know how to use them. They look so beautiful and fun in your garden shots. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Newest Glass Garden Totem

Great job! That would look beautiful in anyone's garden.
Midge

Re: Repurposed Door into hall tree (my first post)

Great job on your hall tree and on your first post! I love the black color and the added touch of the basket at the bottom. Way to go. Keep posting.
Midge

Re: shell shelf

Great shelf. I love the finish on the wood, glad you pulled it from the burn pile.
Midge

Re: Bird House made with love

How special is that. Personalized gifts are always the best -- especially from junkers.
Midge

Re: A TP Holder

This project is just too cool. Very, very clever and funny.
Your execution of the final product is genious, of course. Can't think of any funny, punny comments but I certainly got an education from reading the other posts -- I didn't even know there WAS a #3 (maybe I've been doing something wrong!).
Midge

Re: Vintage Redesign Jewlery Designer Scours Oronoco Flea Market for Treasures

Wow, Gretchen. That is some gorgeous bling! Mark me down as one of the many drooling over the photos. You must be in your glory. I can't wait to see wait you come up with.
Midge

Re: JMS Post from the Past - "I'm Going All the Way to the Top!"

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Wait! Let me collect myself....Oh...Oh..
Oh. I'm so in love this this I don't know what to say, and I'm hyperventilating a bit (I wish I was joking -- I'm such a junk dork!) I was thinking something completely different, but YOU NAILED IT! (And drilled it and glued it). Love that you're not afraid to use the tools, even with a camera in hand. Oh, I think this is my favorite thing ever on this entire site!
Midge


Re: A few of my favorite things - from Oronoco with LOVE!!

Okay, this is just SO Not Fair. You're killing all of us who weren't able to make it there. Amazing post. Amazing finds.
You didn't mention it from pic#2 but I LOVE old doctor bags. The ferris wheel looking thing is WAY too cool. As is the cloche. Sue and that dress -- GROOVY, BABY. The cool display of the clocks. The roulette wheel -- also, NOT FAIR (no pun intended). But the disorganized pile of junk was like going home for me,too. Reminded me of my storage unit.
I love it all. Keep the posts coming.
Midge

Re: my washer in full bloom

What a great look!
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Re: ive had this glass jug for 30 yrs

The jug makes a perfect lamp base. Way to go!
Midge

Re: My herb garden.

For all your garden-on-the-go needs! Fun look and I really like the wagon color.
Midge

Re: Tea House of the August Moon

What a cool "Big Girl" playhouse you have. So lucky you had a friend with just the stuff you could use. Have fun!
Midge

Re: My Picks from Oronoco

What great finds! I'm drooling over the gas pump front, too. I'm with Jenny K., my first thought was really cool mirror, anxiouse to see what you come up with. But the clock is super cool, too. Never saw a military clock before. Love,love,love the industrial, cagey-looking light fixtures. Sounds like an all-around great time. I hope I can make it next year.
Midge

Re: A Junker's Nuts and Bolts Bin

Holy cow! You're not kidding when you say it's a junker's dream come true. My space is practically nonfunctional right now, so I am completely redesigning and REORGANIZING it. I would LOVE to have something like that. Cool AND functional. I don't have anything even similar (I do have lazy susans...hmmm), but I will be on the hunt. Great project as usual.
Midge

Re: The Five Feet Table

Everytime you've got something new I find myself saying "Okay, THAT one is my favorite." This time is no exception. I just love everything you do. Perfect marriage of pieces, love the humor of it. Did the feet really fit that perfectly, or did welder guy have to do something to tweak it a bit? Just curious.
Midge

Re: Girls' night at the workshop...it's nothing but fun!!!

Such a fun night! And your wreaths turned out great. Great post.
Midge

Re: Architectural pieces and cloches two of my favorite things.

Oh, I love the shelf. Good for you for salvaging beautiful pieces from that house. Can't wait to see more.
Midge

Re: ...with a Junk Junk here & a Junk Junk there

Your finds are all great! Love them. You've got the right answer. Just keep asking the next question: "Oh, junk, junk, wherefore art thou, junk?"

Midge

Re: Somebody STOP me!!!

Somebody might stop you, but it certainly won't me. I love your knack for recycling items and this is probably my favorite so far. Been meaning to try something similar with a square orange sign, but it's pretty scuffed up. Your sign is in such great shape. Are you sure you followed your own advice? :)
Midge

Re: Ol' Blue Door

Don't know if I should admit to this or not, but I audibly
gasped when the picture popped on the screen -- yes, I'm a junk geek. I LOVE old doors. And that color is A-MAZING. So many possibilities, just pick one and it'll work with that beauty. Have fun!
Midge

Re: Shabby Chic Bench

Cribs are so great for transforming into furniture. And did a wonderful job on that one. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Nature's Junk

Oh, I SOOOO love that. Look how gorgeous it is! Making things from nature never gets old. Have fun rounding up more "trees".
Midge

Re: My Kind of Aquarium!

You do great work! That piece is beautiful.
Midge

Re: Camp Lamp

Oh, I love, love, love this. Too cool!
Midge

Re: aquarium stand

It's amazing what people throw out. Your transformation is great. Way to go.
Midge

Re: wild and wacky custom desk / table

Your table turned out great! And so cool that it was a group project.
Midge

Re: Sentimental Junk...

Great post. Love the piece and the story behind it. Also all your fun accessories.
Midge

Re: You knew it was coming...

Very fun birdhouse! Great reuse of those old license plates.
Midge

Re: old chair

How to believe someone would throw out a chair that cute. You did a good job on it and it looks perfect on the porch.
Midge

Re: Country store beaded board bird house

Oh, I love those birdhouses! They're great. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Doesn't Matter if it's Black or White . . . .

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
Midge

Re: Our Name in Junk!

Oh, this is so great! I keep meaning to make some junk signs myself. Thanks for the ideas and the inspiration. Good job.
Midge

Re: This is my chalkboard painted cupboards with yardsticks and chalkboard paint

Oh, I just love that border, too! Good job on your redo.
Midge

Re: SIGN

Looks like you're making those junk dreams a reality! Good reuse of the ceiling fan blade.
Midge

Re: MY OUT SIDE KITCHEN

Love all those vintage kitchen items. What a fun way to cook outside.
Midge

Re: "Shake AND Bake!!??!!"

Oh, everything is so pretty! Such great projects with basic items. And I love that color!
Midge

Re: earring holder

Oh, aren't you the clever one?! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Recycled Window

That is amazing! So, so beautiful.
Midge

Re: Old farm to new home!

What clever reuses of those vintage items. I especially like the name sign turned table. Good job!
Midge

Re: Frameous solutions

What smart uses for those miscellaneous frames. Loved that you found a simple solution for covering the ceiling opening.
Way to go!
Midge

Re: Garden Glass Topiary

That turned out beautifully! What a nice addition to your garden. Have fun making more!
Midge

Re: Rug for Safety!

That's really cool! I love it. You have a real gift for painting, no wonder it's your passion.
Midge

Re: Ribbon, ribbon, everywhere...

Marie, what a great way to keep all those ribbons organized! Functional AND cute. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Raised Garden Beds made from Salvaged Wood

It looks great. Way to reuse that lumber.
Midge

Re: Old Washing Machine now a Planter

Oh, I LOVE that. Great look!
Midge

Re: Junkologie Blog Party at Oronoco Gold Rush

Oh, this just sounds so, so fun. I'm envious of everyone who's going. It's probably too big a venture for me....though I am tempted.
Midge

Re: Wiry Joe Clock

Oh, I SO love this project! The graphics and colors are amazing. Perfect use for the piece.
Midge

Re: ~More Glass Garden-Art~

These pieces are gorgeous! I'm also anxious for the twist.
Midge

Re: Old blue bottle bug

All your bugs are SO adorable. I'm anxious to check out your website. Glad you're here.
Midge

Re: What on Earth?

Oh, I REALLY like this. Great idea.
Midge

Re: Lotsa boxes...

What a fun, fun table. Way to go, Marie.
Midge

Re: Sometimes it's ok to break a dish (or two)...

Great projects! I love them all, but I'd have to say I'm especially drawn to your bowling ball ones (love the cheerful grandma's dishes one, and also Terri's whimsical dragonfly). I have a bowling ball that I keep kicking out of my way, maybe it's time I followed your lead got my hands "grouty". Hope your sale goes well.
Midge

Re: Bling for Sue! A must have for her upcoming sale.

Love the necklace. You do beautiful work! What a thoughtful way to show appreciation to Sue for all she has done for the world of junk. Sue rocks, AND SO DO YOU!
(I wrote that part before I read Candy's comment, but I'm keeping it in because I wasn't copying, it's just so true!)
Midge

Re: Ski bench #1

Wow! You did a great job on this bench. Love that you used the split rails so it'd be more rustic.
Midge

Re: Furnace Blower Table

What a way cool table! Great way to reuse part of your furnace instead of sending it to the landfill. Hope to see some more projects while you're still on break -- but be CAREFUL, it can get addicting. Have fun.
Midge

Re: Recycled Smokers Outpost

What a great way to keep your guests "butts" off your yard. Great project!
Midge

Re: Vase / Candle / Office Supply Holder made from Insulators

Oh what a neat project. So cute, functional, and versatile.
I love it!
Midge

Re: Fun Find

I love vintage tripods. What a great use for one. I love the look, you did a great job.
Midge

Re: Vintage Cash Register Art Piece

The vintage numbers are so cool looking! Great job!
Midge

Re: Vanity Makeover

Beautiful piece! You did a great job on this. Love the combination of colors you chose.
Midge

Re: audballs

So cool and a great way to recycle bowling balls. AUDball 3 is definitely my favorite, but you did a great job on them all. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Sundae in the Garden

Beautiful job on the garden totem. Love the added touch of the stones.
Midge

Re: Little-bit Junky Wedding Table Decorations

Oh, I L-O-V-E it all! The block topper is so awesome. And the little vases -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Midge

Re: Windchime

Very cool windchime!
Midge

Re: Wine bottle garden border

Oooo, I really like the looks of that border. What a great way to recycle bottles.
Midge

Re: Suitcases

Oh,wow. I have MANY suitcases myself. Some are cool and vintage, but some are not so great looking. But I would NEVER have thought to paint them. Yours turned out beautiful, love the black. Great idea! Thanks.
Midge

Re: Oyster Shell Fireplace

That is SO, SO cool! I have never seen anything like that!
You did a beautiful job on it.
Midge

Re: Sap Buckets

Oh, I love the sap buckets, they look great hanging on the wall. And what a special reminder of your good friends.
Midge

Re: Garden Angel

Aww, Marie, you're getting me all choked over here. You're so sweet to say that. But I say you did a great job. Give yourself a big pat on the back from me. I LOVE the springs for arms. She looks wonderful in your garden.
Midge

Re: The JennyK Room @ Georgia's First Occasional Sale

Oh so very cool. I hope you guys sold a lot. If not, it certainly wouldn't be from lack of amazing merchandise! So glad you've teamed up together. And so nice that Georgia and Melissa took over in your time of need. The place looks awesome (great job on the galvanized wall)!
Midge

P.S. Please tell me that the Hercules mirror sold, it's so, so cool.

Re: Teen Scene

Very, very, very cool. I love it! She definitely DOES have the eye.
Midge

Re: fencing in the platters

Oh what a wonderful idea! I've never seen that before. I love it!
Midge

Re: Another Tote Bag

This bag turned out so cute. And useful, too! I like that you recycled so many pieces. Way to go.
Midge

Re: More Garden Junk!

Oh what a fun and imaginative garden area. Wonderful!
Midge

Re: Givin' the stool the BOOT!

That is awesome! I love things that make me smile and that certainly did. And good job with the instructions. Way to go!
Midge

Re: wooden shoes

Oh, Marie, you're a gal after my own heart. I live in the land of wooden shoes (Holland, MI) and love all things Dutch. Those are wonderful! You did a great job.
Midge

Re: Scrabble Tile Transformation

Love, love, love this! I always wanted to try this but using the back sides. Now seeing it, I really like the letters. Thanks for sharing this.
Midge

Re: More of my free junk pile saves...

Oh, that sprocket is incredible. You used it perfectly!
Midge

Re: Cooper's buddy!

Both are hilarious! I love them!
Midge

Re: Trunk/Chest Planter

What a great use for an old trunk. You did a great job!
Midge

Re: Tuffet for chair

That really turned out great. It looks wonderful with your redone chair.
Midge

Re: Shelves - special addition...the silver forks/spoons for hooks!

Adorable! You did such a great job on the shelf.
Midge

Re: Faux Fireplace

Wow! That turned out beautifully!
Midge

Re: ~ Vintage Ornament Wreaths ~

WOW! Those are absolutely gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Tole Lamp Planter

Great way to reuse old lamp parts. Way to go!
Midge

Re: All dressed up with no where to go!

Very, very clever! What a great way to put that piece to use. I love it.
Midge

Re: Another quick project #3

Love the planter! The red, white, and blue is perfect for this time of year. And, OF COURSE, I love the MI license plate. Way to go, Luann.
Midge

Re: A JUNKTILLERY BIRD BATH

That is way too cool! I love the rustiness of the bowl and the addition of the stones. What bird wouldn't want to bathe there!
Midge

Re: Garden Junk Totems

That are absolutely beautiful! You did a great job.
Midge

Re: Vintage Treasures Market starts tomorrow

Hope you have a great sale!
Midge

Re: Toot Your Own Horn

Love it, love it, love it.
Midge

Re: The Rusty Gardener

Simply amazing! Love that chicken feeder on the scale. And of course the angel (fairy?) in birdbath. But really I love every single bit. REALLY. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Jenny K. Sets the Table with Some Spicy Junk

How fun is that!!! I love it all, but the clamps as napkin rings is pure genius! Love the cooler, vintage ashtrays, and the candle holders. Fun junk AND food and friends??? Oh, yeah.
Midge

Re: How to Make a Table from Cardboard Scrap

Georgia, amazing table. And to think it's just cardboard. Glad you stuck with it through the frustrating times. But yes, for me, too, that's part of the fun of it all. I'm glad you shared the whole "journey" with us.

And Gail, I'm looking forward to your new camera, too, and can't wait to see some of your posts -- you'll have fun.

Midge

Re: Fire-Planter

Extremely cool!
Midge

Re: Another Large Chalkboard Project

Great way to salvage an old picture. Much better your way!
Way to go.
Midge

Re: Now it's a coat rack...

Who wouldn't love that happy elephant greeting them. What a great coat rack -- perfect repurpose.

Midge

Is that an elephant angel I see on the top? Very cool.

Re: one more junk chime

How clever and fun that is! You've done a great job, Marie.
I look forward to see what you do with more of the chair parts.
Midge

P.S. Good luck on that bigger shop project.

Re: "The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose"

As always, your artwork is just WAY TOO COOL. Great sentiment.
Midge

Re: Souvenir Pennants

These are really fun! I like Sue's idea of a table runner. That would be cool.
Midge

Re: Mirror/stained glass/shelf

Beautiful piece! I tend to like to use black a lot so I would probably go with that, but the green seems to be a perfect match for your glass. I love the combination of parts. You've done a great job.
Midge

Re: Junky Love House

How fun is that! What a great way to junkify up an ordinary birdhouse. Way to go.
Midge

Re: Feet Shall manifest

That is WAY cool! And all the detailing is amazing. I love the Bingo piece on the top of his head. Way to go. I hope you continue to post your cool art pieces.
Midge

Re: Old Shipping Crate Flower Boxes

That is very cool. I love it!
Midge

Re: Garden Table Leg Candle Sconces

I LOVE your sconces! What a great idea. So glad that you posted and hope you continue to do so.

Midge

P.S. I'd have to say I'm more of a "tool-girl", but I so appreciate all the post by "display-girls" as I'm trying to learn how to be more like them (yes, I have display envy). Thanks.

Re: Vintage Treasures Market

Lots of sweet looking junk! Way to put in the work, but I hope you're having fun along the way and good luck next week!
Midge

Re: Navigational Chart Tote

Love, love, love this!
Midge

Re: OH MY

Ooo, great stuff! I especially like the gateleg table. Nice job.
Midge

Re: Kentucky's 400 mile yardsale

Oooo, it looks like such fun. And I love your treasures (especially the keys). Thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: Extra Special Repurpose

GENIUS! That is so awesome!
Midge

Re: Wine Bottle Fountain

That is amazing! I SOOO love it! Good job.
Midge

Re: I saw the light- it was ugly!

Oh, what a smarty you are. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Patriotic Clock

Love what you've done with this one. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Footboard "Fretwork"

I LOVE this idea! Way to go.
Midge

Re: Sticks and Stones

I love the use of the stones to spell out your granddaughter's name. Good job!
Midge

Re: Recycled Denim Tote Bags

Ooo, I really like those bags!
Midge

Re: Knick Knacks

Very nice. I love the rusty canning dipper thingy. It looks great with the pots in it.
Midge

Re: Huge Chalkboard

What a great way to get a big chalkboard. So easy! I never thought of that before. Thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: Screen Divided made with Metal Fencing

What a great way to provide some separation and places for hanging things at the same time. How nice that you were able to put that wire to good use.
Midge

Re: FIREPIT SCREEN CHANDELIER

Love, love, love this. Way to see the possibilities in broken things. It turned out awesome.
Midge

Re: Adirondack from salvage

Trey-- I love everything about this! The design, the colors, the reuse of materials (especially the door seat) and, of course, the window hanging on the back showing the history of it all. You did a great job. No wonder your mother is so proud!
Midge

Re: Before trash day I need an idea

Well, you probably should rust it up a bit. But after that, you have lots of possibilities. Add 2 bottom brackets as "feet" for a fireplace screen. Hang from ceiling flat as a candleier or potrack. Or flat on wall as potrack or jewelry holder. But I think it would be the coolest hung flat on wall and using the horizontal rods to suspend pictures, small potted plants, candles in small glasses, etc. These are all pretty standard ideas, but now you got my mind whirling. If I think of anything original I'll post again.
Midge

Re: table top stand

Great marriage between two vintage pieces. I like that it's so versatile in what you put in it and where you place it. Good job!
Midge

Re: Snap. Crackle. Now they Pop!

Beautiful finish on these pieces. Nice work!
Midge

Re: OK I HATE TO BE A JUNK HOG :)

To answer your question -- yes, JUNKERS! The Pepsi cooler is awesome. You're doing a great job with all your shopping.
Midge

Re: Old Door Coffee Table

Wonderful finish you created for the door. The table turned out great and it's a great debut post. Welcome!
Midge

Re: serious makeover

Alice, she turned out great! Glad your husband was able to give a helping hand. Setting her on the stool and adding the skirt gives a nice touch for your newly clean studio.
Midge

Re: Old pedestal table, travel stickers and stamps

Great effect with the stickers and stamps around the edge. They really pop against the black. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Old Metal Cash Box Transformed

I LOVE the decoupaged money itself the lid. Really, really fun!
Midge

Re: Shadow Box Keys and Lace

Fun, fun, fun. The keys with lace are great, but I especially love the charms -- you chose a great way to showcase them.
Midge

Re: Key Frame Mirror

Great use for a bunch of spare keys (junker's gold). It really adds interest to an otherwise ordinary frame. Good job!
Midge

Re: What's New Pussy Cat - Contributor Challenge

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa is that ever cool! I love the wall effect from the holey lampshade -- you're right, definitely very Studio 54ish. So glad Tom was able to help you out, maybe you SHOULD keep cover on the wall as a bf momento.
Midge

Re: Picture Holder Perfect for a Crash Test Dummy!

WOW! That is just so extremely COOL! It is the ultimate contemporary art holder. And the artwork you have for it is the icing on the cake. Perfect!
Midge

Re: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Contributor Challenge

You did an awesome job on this lamp. But I'm even more fond of the table with the mosaiced album top. Beautiful work. I'm not surprised that you had fun!
Midge

Re: Beach Driftwood Jewelry Hangar

I love things that are both beautiful and functional. This is one of those. The driftwood is great! Way to go.
Midge

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

Yes, those are more than likely sample doors. My husband has been a cabinet salesman for many years and we have MANY of those. He used to burn them, but he finally got sick of fighting with me over them and just gives them to me. I haven't made anything cool yet, they're just piling up.
Midge

Re: My new table made out of cabinet doors

Great job on the table. I love the combination of stains of the doors.
Midge

Re: Garden Bench

You did a great job on that bench. What a great friend you are.
Midge

Re: THE TOWN GARAGE SALES ARE ALMOST HERE

Lots of wonderful stuff, but those 4 colored bowls are just the coolest! Have a great sale.
Midge

Re: GLASS STOPPERS & WAINSCOTING

Those glass stoppers are gorgeous. They'll really make your sunroom shine. Are you displaying them as a collection, or are you using them somehow? Just curious. I love the wainscoting, too.
Midge

Re: Smokin'-Hot-Back-Yard in-the-heat-of-summer-in-Texas-(slightly junky)-WEDDING

I LOVE your homespun wedding! You did a fantastic job. I love the tiered rice packets, the jar/daisy centerpieces, the use of wrought iron pieces, and of course the old door photo display. That wedding looks lovelier to me than any big bucks production. I'm gonna keep this in mind for my 2 daughters (25,21), though that's nowhere in our immediate future. Great first post!
Midge

Re: Happy Memorial Day

Wow! That sounds like such a fun get-together. Good food, good friends, and good junk! What could be better than that?
Great ideas for junk table decorations. Thanks!
Midge

Re: How to Make a Metal Basket Planter

Love this project! And I agree with the others, your photos are always so helpful and enjoyable.
Midge

Re: Nature's Nest Farm Art Festival and Farmer's Market

The festival sounds like an awesome event. I love all the photos. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Midge

Re: Trellis

Ooh, what a clever way to reuse the border into a trellis. Way to go, Rob.
Midge

Re: Shabby Chic Windchimes

I love that use for an old light fixture. Perfect.
Midge

Re: Trash2Treasure Reuse Center Sign

I LOVE that sign. What a great way to be greeted at the reuse center. I checked out the website and it looks like a great idea for spreading the reuse way of life. But I LOVE that sign, and you've inspired me. I want to make something similar for my shop. Thanks!
Midge

Re: Doggie "Porthole" or Living Room Window in Garden Gate

Love these photos. What a smart "mommy" you are to make a window to keeep them calm. Thanks for sharing that.
Midge

Re: Meet Reece, my first Assemblage Art apprentice!

Reece and his creation are wonderful! Kids are so creative, I love to see them in action. It's awesome what you are trying to do with the classes. The guest artist for a day in schools would be a good plan. And homeschool groups are always looking for field trip ideas. You also might contact a local Big Brother/Sister program and set aside a day for groups to come in, they are always looking for cheap activities (maybe a local company could cover the cost -- especially if they get some PR from it). Keep up the good work!
Midge

Re: back door message center

What a smart idea! It is in a great spot and it's a great use for a door to get double duty. I like that you added trim around it, too.
Midge

Re: Caged Wild Birds (not really)

I love this idea! I'm with the others, I never would have thought of this. Clever, clever.
Midge

Re: Bird Cage Desk Organizer

Sue -- Nice job on these birdcage organizers. I love how you girlified them with the clipboard, notepads, etc. Such a nice touch. And I'm happy for you that you're putting that Dremel to good use.
Midge

Re: Quick simple fix

Nice job on this redo. I love the new red color. And it's fancy, yet practical.
Midge

Re: Time for Junk!

Love all your clocks! I think it's TIME for me to give some a try. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge

Re: Time for Junk! (part two!)

These clocks are awesome! Love, love, love them!
Midge

Re: "MARRIED" JUNK!!!

Love what you did with all these pieces. I guess glue is what holds that junk marriage together. Good job!
Midge

Re: Unusual planter

Oh I love the look! What a great idea for a planter.
Midge

Re: Repurposed Hollow Core Door!

Nice job on both projects! I wouldn't have guessed that they were made from hollow core doors. Beautiful projects, as always.
Midge

Re: Much Better

Wow! It looks like a completely different table. Beautiful!
You did a great job.
Midge

Re: New Purpose for Garage Sale Find

Clever, clever, clever. It does seem like they were made for each other. What a great way to showcase both art and junk. Good job!
Midge

Re: Faucet with wings!

What an angelic way to pretty up some empty space. Great piece. It's little wonder that your clients were so happy!
Midge

Re: A lamp is a lamp, is a lamp...again!

Kathy, Kathy, Kathy, what a groovy lamp. I have to admit I did shudder a bit when I first saw it, but you did an amazing transformation. It was MADE to be a hanging fixture. I love the flowers and the color. It's really far out!
Midge

Re: 3 tiered cart makeover

You did a good job on the cart. What a great way to store your craft supplies.
Midge

Re: Wrought Iron Table Base...turned Beautiful Garden Table!

Great job on the table. I love the combination of the white iron legs with the dark wood top. Maybe it's meant to be yours.
Midge

Re: Garden Totems with Surprises

Great job on your first post and great job on the garden totems. I'm happy you were so inspired, thanks for the nod my way. I've got a thing for angels so naturally I love the one with the surprise angel inside. Love that idea!
Midge

Re: Bathroom "Chandelier"

What a great light fixture! It does seem that "happy accidents" often produce the best creations! Love yours.
Midge

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Love, love, love that! Very cool! The combination of elements really makes it. And your instructions are very helpful. The clip/rope/spring method of hanging it is ingenius, I will definitely try to remember that for future projects. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Antique Sale FUN!!

Thank you for sharing pictures from your sale. Everything looks great and it's so inspiring and helpful to see what others do with their spaces. Love your stuff, it's little wonder that you sold so much of it. Congrats.
Midge

Re: Happy Mother's Day

Tulips and junk! It doesn't get much better than that. Beautiful gift for Mom. She's one lucky lady.
Midge

Re: Fun & Unique Jewelry Displays by Gretchen

Love how you creatively displayed your beautiful jewelry pieces. I especially like the bathtub feet. I always learn so much from your posts. Thanks!
Midge

Re: This jewelry is just a bunch of junk!

Hi Lisa, glad you liked the necklace and I was happy to be able to give a plug for your new book. A friend gave me her copy, though she told me she had it bedside and read it each night before going to sleep.
Midge

Re: Garden Chairs

Cute, cute, cute chairs! It's no wonder that you can't keep them stocked. Way to go!
Midge

Re: More jewelry from Pieces of the Past

I really like your pieces, especially the last one. Good job and have fun at the art show.
Midge

Re: Umbrellas

Love, love, love the umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Such a fun idea and a great way to set your store apart from the others.
Midge

Re: "old School"

I'm with the others. I think lockers are great and you're lucky to have them. I don't know if it makes any difference, but what you really have is 6 little lockers. They are easy to disassemble if you could use them some other way -- maybe even mounted on the wall horizontally, then you'd have the inside storage AND it would be a shelf. Just a thought.
Midge

Re: picture frame

The reverse photo frame is a great idea. That way you're getting a lot more of the good stuff. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Making miracles

Alice, thanks for sharing your garden girl. Nine years together is a lot longer than some people's marriages! How fun to change her outfits and dress her up. Her "laura ashley" blouse is nice, but the real fashion statement is the painted shortalls. Is that one of your designs? Very cute!
Midge

Re: Junk Chime

Candy --
The farm park sounds fun! We actually go around Cleveland quite often (relatives in Ashtabula on Lake Erie) but my family is more in the Rock Hall of Fame phase than the farm animals phase (but I sure enjoyed that time in their lives and sometimes miss it).
I've been OFFERING classes at my shop for some time, but I'm just starting to have actual takers -- the old fake it til you make it theory. Last month was my first multi-people class, 3 ladies and I made garden totems. They had a blast, and I learned a lot. I'm shooting for 4+ for the chimes class.
I'll gather up whatever junk trinkets I can and see what chimes develop.
Oops! Sorry to blather on! Troy's right, some sort of discussion format would be wonderful.
Happy junking,
Midge

Re: Greetings from Project Land

Project Land looks like an awesome place to hang out! You're projects look really great and I'm anxious to see pictures of the booth. I'm sure you'll have a great weekend.
Midge

Re: Shabby Chic Costume Jewerly Holders

Junkmama, what a great idea! I have a bunch of beautiful, but orphaned saucers that I knew I was keeping for some reason. This is the perfect use for them. Love it, love it, love it. Great job!
Midge

Re: LP album trays

These are awesome! The album covers are many times the best part of the album. What a fun and practical way to keep them in circulation and show them off to friends. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Junk Chime

Candy, I love that chime! So simple and fun! Was that some sort of field trip situation for one of your kids? The painted pots are cute. I love your junk chime challenge. I haven't made any yet, but I'm offering a class for just that in May so this is just the jumpstart I need. Hopefully, you'll get many responses and fresh junk twists.
Midge

Re: The French Flea Occassional Market Place

Gretchen and Lani, I'm so excited for you guys! Your stuff is so beautiful, I'm sure you'll do great. I wish I lived closer too, but hey, you never know -- it could be a great destination for a crazy junking road trip (I can always dream). The displays look really great. It's a lot of hard work but you'll have fun along the way too.

Sue, thanks for sharing this with us. I really enjoyed the pictures of the displays.

Midge

Re: Found Junk - Displays Now

Gretchen, you did such a nice job on your cloches. I'm so glad you posted them. I've just made some too, but now I have to figure out how to display them -- not my strength. You always have such a way with the details and I just love the tray with the moss idea. Thanks!
Midge

Re: A junking weekend - on the road to Kentucky...(Part 2)

That's one big, beautiful bouquet of tools! The trip sounds like a great time. I checked out the blog to get the total scoop. Fun, fun, fun. Thanks for posting!
Midge

Re: Bird & nest

Your necklaces are soooo cool! And I love the combination of the two together. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Contributor's Earth Day Challenge - Vinyl

Not only did you make a cool bowl with the album, but you managed to put the cover to good use too. Great repurposing.
Way to go!
Midge

Re: Dockboard table

Love, love, love this table! And I love that the wood came from salvaged wood from the old dock. All your guests will be so impressed. Great job!
Midge

Re: more vintage pendents

Oooo, I really like all your vintage pendants! I'm especially fond of the black and crystal one. Good job!
Midge

Re: Vintage Tray Transformed

Oh, I really love what you've done with this tray! It's classic, but perfect for today. And definitely useful and beautiful. Great transformation! Hope you'll continue to share your projects.
Midge

Re: Former Spice Girl - now a Chic Shelf

Sue, nice job on shabbychicing the spice rack. It's pretty and practical, too. And the clay rose adds the perfect touch. Way to go!
Midge

Re: MEET MR. and MRS. POTHEAD

So nice to meet Mr. and Mrs. Pothead (the kind I like to meet!) Such a fun project! You did a great job, they really make me smile.
Midge

Re: Terracotta Moss Garden

What a nice way to save the terra cotta pot. The moss garden is beautiful! And your clay mushroom is adorable.
Midge

Re: Junk-O-Rama Prom Memory Frame

What a great project! That seems a perfect use for the mailbox door, you had great vision for that piece. What a wonderful way to capture the fun and creativity of the Junk
Prom. I'm happy you were able to get down there, it sounds like a blast!
Midge

Re: Outdoor Pot

Wow, what a talent for painting you have. The pot looks great!
Midge

Re: Flower Sign

Love the sign and the collection of different languages. I'll never look at a foosball table the same way again.
Midge

Re: salvage windmill

What a cool piece to add to a garden space. Thanks for sharing and welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: From Barnyard to my yard...

Those feeders are awesome. Great color and they look so beautiful with the fresh flowers.
Midge

Re: "Princess" vintage redesign jewelry

Awesome work! Beautiful jewelry! Way to go Gretchen.
Midge

Re: Heavy Table Makes a Mighty Statement

I'm not even amazed at your work anymore, "amazing" is just status quo for you. The table is SOOOO awesome. Candy is on to something with her idea for cities to adopt manhole cover recycling projects.
Midge

Re: shabby shades from 70s beaded dress sleeves

Those are really cool. A lot of detail work there and the result looks flawless. Welcome aboard!
Midge

Re: Moasic server

Ooohh, that is so pretty. You did a great job on the mosaic.
Midge

Re: Great Crates

Love the idea of stacking the crates. The condition and colors on yours are stunning.
Midge

Re: Floods

Very cool! I like to keep old wasp nests, but wasn't sure what to do with them. Your use for them is wonderful!
Midge

Re: Circle Silhouette from Wooden Spool and Goodwill Dress

Love, love, love it! Way to go!
Midge

Re: MORE JUNK FROM JUNKIN' GIONI

Very cool stuff! O the possibilities, have fun!
Midge

Re: On the road again...

Your stuff looks great! Hope you have a great weekend.
Midge

Re: stirrup frame

This is amazing! I'm now on the lookout for big beautiful buckles.
Midge

Re: Button Tray

Cute, cute, cute!
Midge

Re: Mod Oval Ottoman from Goodwill Pleated Plaid Skirt

You did an awesome job on this. I love it!
Midge

Re: Need a new candle holder?.......no trouble!

Clever, useful, and beautiful too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Chick feeder

Very clever re-use for that piece. Perfect.
Midge

Re: Fish Box Cat Bed

The piece is great. I love the humor of it.
Midge

Re: milk bottle lamp

Aw, shucks, Leessee, you're making me blush. I'm flattered you liked my idea, but you are the one who took it and ran with it and turned out a great lamp. Way to go! What's next?
Midge

Re: HERCULES POWER Mirror Project

SOOO AWESOME! Jenny you're my hero!
Midge

Re: Blossom

Love this piece!
Midge

Re: Catch Me on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda!

Just caught your segment on the Today Show. You did a great job and shared fun, practical, and beautiful ideas. Kathie Lee and Hoda seemed to really like your stuff and did nice work promoting you and the new book. Congrats!
Midge

Re: Need ideas!

Sorry, my wheels were still spinning after I posted. They kind of remind me of poker chips, but maybe instead they could be used as checkers on a fun checkerboard.

Still Midge

Re: Need ideas!

My first thought was that they would be cute attached to the bottom of a lampshade as "fringe". If you wanted to be realy themey, you could make the lamp from a vintage milk bottle or bottle carrier. They also would make cute shingeles for a bird house, but not sure how they would hold up in the elements. You could also attach magnet on the back as cute refrigerator magnets (but who would want 100's of these on the frdige door?).

Midge

Re: A little Bit of Luck

It looks like a big smile. I think you made that little green box very happy. Way to go!
Midge

Re: What to do with iron table base and Chinese checker board?

Nice job on your table. The base is really interesting (the good kind of interesting). Way to go!
Midge

Re: "Gall"-y, it's s bird!

I guess I don't know what a gall is either (I'll have to follow Kathy's lead and google it). Your project is adorable! You really did a great job.
Midge

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

Love the fancy bird feeder! It definitely is fit for a king. You've inspired me! I think I'll give one a try, too.

Midge

Re: Old portrait frame

Great project! I've never heard of this product, either. That is definitely useful information. Thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: GRATE WREATH

Very nice projects. I especially love that license planter!
I'm going to copy it, too!
Midge

Re: Tool Box Planter

Such a happy looking toolbox! It makes a perfect planter.
Midge

Re: PUT A LITTLE "SPICE" IN YOUR WORKROOM!!!

So much beauty and function wrapped up in one project. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Inspired by fellow junker: Junk Sophisticate

Very nice project! It turned out great, I especially like how the green of the ribbon matches the stems. And I think your inspiration has inspired me as well. I've got some stubby, chunky lumber I wasn't sure what to do with -- now I've got something to try. Thanks to both of you!
Midge

Re: Bookends from vintage molding

Love this idea! The old molding is beautiful against the vintage books. Perfect use for them!
Midge

Re: Upcycled Sweater Purses

These are great. I love that you've used old sweaters to create purses. The removable flowers/pins is a nice added detail. Good job!
Midge

Re: Robot

Love your robot! Totally cool and creative.
Midge

Re: Altered Altar

Oh, what a great piece! It would make an incredible headboard, but I can see how you might not want to take your work into your sleep time, and I agree with kenziebr, it needs to be shared with others. So I guess I'd probably vote for adding shelves for display or corkboard for notes, photos, etc. It's probably to tall to set on top of a desk, so if it sets on the floor, maybe adding a bottom and some feet and place in a very public space for display.
Midge

Re: "Faux" Fireplace mantle

What a simple solution for your mom's mantle. It turned out beautifully. Good job!
Midge

Re: First piece... the $5.00 glass top patio table..

Congratulations on your first project. You did a great job.
You did a good job "seeing" what could be. I'm "seeing" more projects in your future.
Midge

Re: Nature Picture Frame

Great job on this frame. Using "stuff" from nature always adds a nice touch. And welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: Junky Clipboard Turned Handy Photo Holder

Wow do I love this! It's so simple, yet so beautiful and powerful. You had me at assisted living facility. This is the perfect solution for photo display and room decor. What a thoughtful sister you are.
Midge

Re: Vintage Clock to Fresh Chic Chalkboard

Nice save on an outdated clock. The new piece looks awesome and would be great in so many settings. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Felted crazy quilt

Great quilt! I love all the colors and "crazy" shapes. I've never seen a quilt made from felted pieces before. Thanks so much for sharing.
Midge

Re: Door bench

Love this bench, you did a great job. Welcome to Junk Market Style.
Midge

Re: Spoon Flower Closeups AND Spoon Angels

Love the flowers and love the angels. Thanks for sharing with us.
Midge

Re: Beater Tulips!!

Very clever plan for making the spoon tulips. They are adorable!
Midge

Re: Old Rusty Plumbing Knob Shelf!

Another great project! Way to go!
Midge

Re: Piano Bar

Incredible job on this! Brilliant idea and beautiful execution. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Pocket Full of Posies

That is such so cool! I love the choice of the jean pocket. And I love the colors you used, it makes everything pop.
Midge

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

Your booth and all it's "things" looks really great. Congratulations on this step your taking. I'm betting you'll do really well, everything is beautiful. Keep having fun with your "junk".
Midge

Re: Putting a Little Light on the Subject

Totally, totally cool!
Midge

Re: Square Wine Cork Wreath

That is really cool! It looks like it requires a bit of engineering, you did it beautifully.
Midge

Re: Hanging Planter made from an old Thermos

Love that thermos! It makes a great planter.
Midge

Re: Flower Power Garden Stakes

WOW! Those are amazing! I love them! Each piece is such a clever design and just darling. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Stocking Stretcher Hanger

What a neat idea! And I really like the wool quilt you used.
Way to go. Welome to Junk Market Style.
Midge

Re: dick and jane border

Very cute. I especially like the decoupaged cupboard door.
Good job!
Midge

Re: Do you see what I see?????

Oh, wow! What a beautiful pile of junk! The first thing that jumps out at me is the stars. I LOVE them! If they're big enough, they would make great tabletops if you add a round piece of glass. The trash can upside down like that could be the base for a different table. The shovel heads could even be funky feet for a table. (I must have table on the brain.) Great pile of minnow buckets, I have a hard time getting them at a good price. Great for flower arrangements, but they also make great lamp bases, wall sconces or funky birdhouses. I've never had the metal spindles, but I love what I've seen others do with them. Maybe for a table setting to add height, especially when paired with round holey things. I like the round cagey thing with the cone top, too. Something with a light or candle? Great post, Christy. I'm anxious to see everyone's ideas.
Midge

Re: A Place to Call Home

The finished project turned out really great. I love the scrabble tile letters. Good job!
Midge

Re: The Ugly Duckling turns into the Swan

What an adorable little chair. I love the fabric you used for the slipcover. You did a great job!
Midge

Re: ribbon message board

Great job on the message board. I love that frame!
Midge

Re: key holder

I love old doorknobs and have seen them as hangers, but never as chairrailing. Great idea! Way to go!
Midge

Re: old bread box - a project that went south

I really like the way it turned out. It's a great repurpose and you're right, it's practical for storing so many things. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Door Casing Picture Frame

Totally cool! I love the project and love the color. Good job!
Midge

Re: From boring to - well, NOT!!

What cheerful furniture you created from thrift store finds!
Way to go.
Midge

Re: more candle stands

Love the size and height of these candle stands. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Shutter Mail Holder

Great looking shutter organizer. Love all the details you added.
Midge

Re: Beachy Bath Bucket Storage

Such a fresh, beachy look! And functional, too. You did a great job.
Midge

Re: Thrifted Birdhouse Updated

Little touches can make a big difference. You did a great job rescuing this birdhouse. Way to go!
Midge

Re: DVD Part Necklace

Very clever way to reuse "junk". Way to go!
Midge

Re: My Issues With Ironing

How funny! I love projects that make me smile and this one did just that. Good job and thanks for sharing.
Midge

Re: Light At The Other End

Together they make such a beautifully, dramatic statement. Way to go! It really seems that many of the best designs happen by accident, thanks for sharing yours.
Midge

Re: Quirky Snowfolks

Fun, fun, fun. I love all the little junk pieces you used for embellishing your snowpeople. Way to go! And welcome to JunkMarket Style, it's a fun place.
Midge

Re: Potting Bench

Oh, I really like this potting bench. I've never made one before and had a plan in mind for my first one, but I may try your style instead. I really like the basic design and also the details -- door toppiece, fencing, faucet heads. How did you keep it from racking back and forth, I don't see any cross pieces? Nice job!
Midge

Re: Junkin' with Jenny K.

Oh, wow! My heart is racing! I wish I could say that I'm joking, but I'm not. I got the junking bug that bad. What a great lab. I wish I could be that organized. I do try, but space is finite and my junk is infinite (and I want more!) What a day you guys must have had. Thanks so much for sharing!

Midge

Re: Suitcase Stack Plant Stand

I'm a sucker for suitcases. Yours are beautiful and together they make a great display. Nice job!

Midge

Re: vintage magazines

I see a lot of decoupaging in your future with a grab like that. Way to go, Shamrock!

Midge

Re: doilies, silhouettes, and crocheted lace

What a beautiful keepsake of your girls. What a wonderful gift you've given. Way to go!

Midge

Re: shadow box from an old drawer

Great job on your shadowbox. I love all the little trinkets inside. Great reuse for an old drawer. Way to go!

Midge

Re: PORTABLE MINI BENCH

That is a great project. That would fit well with so many of today's decorating styles. At the price you paid, you could afford to make more. Such beauty from a pallet. Way to go!

Midge

Re: What time is it?

Nice work. A clever idea and I hope the answer to your question is "spring time".

Midge

Re: Play the Music, Not the Instrument

Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool.

Midge

Re: Cord Hide-Away

This is an awesome project! I love the antique phone. And how great that it's really serving a practical purpose. I'm not surprised that everyone loves it. Way to go! Welcome to JunkMarket Style and hope you continue to post.

Midge

Re: Push Lawnmower Lamp

That is so awesome! I've tried several times before to make one but gave up (the center rod keeps tripping me up). Maybe I'll try again -- yours turned out so great. How wonderful that it was a father/daughter project. You're always so inspiring. Thanks.

Midge



Re: Knock! Knock!

I love old doorknobs. Way to come up with a creative way to use them.

Midge

Re: Meat Slicer Book Rack

Very clever and it looks great. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Old faucet peg shelf

This is a really great project. Nice work!

Midge

Re: Piano Turned Puppet Theater

This is so very cool. What great vision you had for that old piano. Your kids must be having a ball! Very nice work!.

Midge

Re: Centrifuge Pencil & Pen Holder

Totally, totally cool. I love it!

Midge

Re: Junk Vacation - Part II

Oh, that looks like such a fun place! What a fun trip you must have had.

Midge

Re: My Flea Market Booth

Everything looks beautiful. You're definitely having fun with junk!

Midge

Re: Just great grates!

All your grate projects are fantastic. I especially love the stool (what an unusual base) and the table. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Earring Tree

Very clever and beautiful. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Rusty Sprocket End Table

Oh WOW. That is amazing. It is so gorgeous and the pieces work together perfectly. Way to go!

Midge

Re: "B"ounty

That's so awesome! I'm with the others, don't do anything to it. Just display it and let it B. Totally cool!

Midge

Re: Vintage Glass Insulators Make Great Candles Holders!

Awesome, awesome project. I love it!

Midge

Re: Initial Project!

Very, very cool! Way to go, Cynthia!

Midge

Re: Family Tree

I love, love, love this! Love the vase and the ribbon! Great job!

Midge

Re: wonderful scales

Oh, I love those scales! And I especially love that candle holder made from the butler's caller. HOW COOL IS THAT?!

Midge

Re: My store "What a great excuse to collect JUNK"

Your stuff looks really great. I hope the website program works well for you. I've been very slow to embrace this computer stuff, too. But I'm getting much better and sometimes even like it. And JunkMarket Style is the most fun computering of all. Welcome aboard and have fun with it.

Midge

Re: school house chalk board map to blind

That's awesome! I think you had some pretty smart parents.

Midge

Re: An En-Lightening Project that's Music to My Ears!

That lamp is perfection. You did an incredible job on this challenge. Love the shade and all the details you put into the project. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Simple Piano Roll Projects

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love it all! Great job on the challenge.

Midge

Re: Keeping Time With the "Rhythm" of Life

What an incredible piece you've crafted. It's awesome! All the details really make it. Way to go.

Midge

Re: Box Spring Re-Do

Very creative way to put an old box spring to use. What a collection of fun things you've put together. Way to go!

Midge

Re: to the virgins to make much of time

I love your projects. I especially love that you found a way to spend quality junking time with your girls while helping them through a very difficult time. Very special.

Midge

Re: Old Trim Hang Ups

Very functional yet cool looking. Nice job!

Midge

Re: Garden Cart

That is positively ADORABLE! I think I'll try making one myself (if you don't mind) because I just love it. But don't stop making your cool birdhouses.
Way to go!

Midge



Re: Upcycled Window Frame

Nice job on the window mirror. It has a great look and double functionality. Love that! Good job and welcome to JunkMarket Style.

Midge

Re: Glue Caddy to Go!

Very clever and cute way to keep handy things handy. I'm I big user of popsicle sticks, too. I should probably add Q-tips. Way to go!

Midge

Re: "Grow"

I love this piece. Totally cool!

Midge

Re: "If I try to be like her, who will be like me?"

Not familiar with Girls Inc. but I love their motto and what they are trying to do. I've never seen that saying before, but when I read it, it was so powerful it kind of took my breath away. YOU ROCK! And great piece you created.

Midge

Re: Woven Hearts Pockets for Valentine's Day

How fun are those? (Answer: VERY) Good job!
Midge

Re: Adorable White Chair

What a cute little chair. Great find and welcome to JunkMarket Style.
Midge

Re: "CORKER'

This is extremely cool. Love it, love it, love it.
Midge

Re: Cinderella Story

I love this display! It's so sweet. What a great way to showcase a photo (and to save an orphaned shoe). Good job.

Midge

Re: Re-Purposed Player Piano Roll Lamp!

Great job on the lamp. I love it and I love that you incorporated everything into one project. Way to take up the challenge!

Midge

Re: "Record" setting transformation...

How cool is that!? I was thinking what a perfect use it was as the plate holder, and then I saw the bathroom use. I love that! Great uses and what vision you have.

Midge

Re: "JUMP THROUGH THIS!!??!!" (project #1)

Pretty and functional, too! Way to go!

Midge

Re: Kitchen Redo

Nice job on this kitchen. What a great way to reuse existing kitchen cabinets. They look great!

Midge

Re: Piano Roll - Paper Roses!

GOR-ge-us! You did such a nice job with the challenge. Very innovative thinking. And what a beautiful display it makes.
Way to go.

Midge

Re: Floral Pocket

These are really beautiful. I like how you hung them on the
back of the chair. Very nice. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Junk Market Style!

Midge

Re: Mailbox turned table...

I love it! You did an awesome job on this table. Way to have the vision for that.

Midge

Re: Little BlueBird on my shoulder, Zippity Do Da, Zippity Yay .. Some Old Stuff

I love see the little, too. And I love the sign, too, and I enjoy all your stuff. I basically just said everything Candy said. I'm sincere, just not very original I guess.

Midge

Re: A few projects that are truly For The Birds!

Glad you like these. They are fun and I've got a few more good ones that didn't photograph well so they'll be in the next round. I'm still experimenting.

As far as the hole goes, I thought I could just drill a hole, but it wasn't clean like when you drill wood. So I had to scrounge around for things to trim some of the holes. I'm not even sure what everything was. But one is a plumbing piece that goes at bottom of bathroom sink, and there was another piece from our plumbing box. I also used the round piece behind a doorknob (but the hole is a bit small). I'm still on the lookout for possibilities.

Midge

Re: Thanks for the Inspiration

Great job on the headboard bench. And I think you made a good call on the black. It's beautiful. I think the toile would be a nice choice, too. Very, very nice work!

Midge

Re: Sewing Cabinet Shelf

Oh, I REALLY love this! Awesome job. It's the perfect application for that piece. Way to go and welcome to JunkMarketStyle. And welcome fellow Michigander.

Midge

Re: Tin Ceiling Tile Picture

Glad you finally decided to post, your projects are GREAT! I especially like the mosaic table. It's simply adorable.
Way to go!

Midge

Re: Sewing Machine Table

That's one good looking sewing machine table. I can't blame you for not wanting to set plants on it. Very nice work.
Way to go!

Midge

Re: Hope to get rid of these dishes

Nice, nice, nice. Aren't you glad they didn't sell right away? (Maybe?) Your new projects are really adorable and the dishes are being put to good use. Way to come up with a clever solution. I bet they'll sell now.

Midge

Re: Recycled Shelf

I really like this shelf! I like the way you incorporated the rocker parts into the shelf supports. Great idea! Glad you decided to share and hope you'll continue to post. I just love junk, too!

Midge

Re: Transformed Bathroom Cabinet

The best pieces usually start out as what others would call flawed. That's when creativity kicks in. And yours did, for sure. You did a great job on this. Welcome to JMS!

Midge

Re: Stove Grate Clock

Serendipity! This piece really works! Way to go!

Midge

Re: estate sale cupboard gets BUILT IN

That's an awesome piece. The crown molding definitely makes it look built-in and there forever. I love it! I love freestanding pieces in a kitchen (even though my husband is a kitchen cabinet rep, oops!). Your yellow display pieces really make it. Way to go!

Midge

Re: My Potting Shed

I've just got to echo everyone else and say what a beautiful piece of architecture that is. It looks so great in your yard, and I love the shot with the window overlooking the snow. Anyone would be envious of this! And you added the perfect amount of junk to make it functional, yet cozy. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Victorian Christmas Wreath

I love this "wreath". The materials are more commonly found and easier to work with than the traditional stuff. Yet, it is SOOO beautiful. Never been much of a wreath on the door person, but I think that will change. Thanks for the inspiration.

Midge

Re: VINTAGE FLAG DISPLAY

How cool is that?! I love that you have a collection of 48 star flags. And I love the way you solved the display dilemma. Genius! Good job!

Midge

Re: An "ugly duckling" project!

WOWWWW! That truly is an ugly duckling into a beautiful, beautiful swan. To go from what is was to professional photo shoots is really remarkable. What vision you have. Great, great job!

Midge

Re: A true "junky" to "funky" transformation

Oh, my gosh! I love, love, love it. That is amazing how different it is just by turning it. Genius! Way to go and welcome to JMS!

Midge

Re: benches I have made

Love the benches! I have a couple very similar bed frames I've been waiting to do the same thing with, but I'm still waiting to learn to weld. Now I'm anxious to get it going, yours are really great. I especially like the built in storage. Way to go! And welcome to JMS.

Midge

Re: Tin Ceiling Mirror

How great is that?! It does seem that some of the best ideas come from trying to compensate for messups (in my case anyway). Way to stick with it and be a problem solver. It turned out beautifully. Tin and mirrors always look so great together. Good job!

Midge

Re: Wine Bar/ Sofa Table

This is a great wine bar you transformed from a basic deck chair. I love that the colors in the bar mimic the colors from the original chair. Great job!

Midge

Re: THE MENOPAUSAL WOMAN---JUNK STYLE

Christy -- this gal is amazing! I love her. You do such a good job with your lady creations. Way to go!

Midge

Re: How to Make a shelf out of a Infants bed

That is incredible! I love, love, love it. Amazing job you did. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Water Ski Bench/Table

Hey JoyofJunk,
Welcome to JMS. So, glad to see someone from GR, I'm from Hudsonville.
Love your waterski bench. Great design idea and great exection. I always have a hard time getting my hands on waterskis (cheap ones, anyway). I've done a few benches, but next time I think I'll try something similar to yours. I like that it converts to a serving table, too. Good job!

Midge

Re: Miss Galaxy Girl Found Object Sculpture I Made Last Night

Are you kidding me?! That is so AWESOME! She is amazing. And she is WAY to cool for shiny chef robot. He looks like a bit of a brute. I hope she did end the night early. She looks like a smart, independent woman who could find her own fun --hopefully in her junk workshop!
Way to Go!

Midge

Re: angels inspired by ya'll

I am SO, SO, SO loving these angels. Such a variety of junk treasures and it all works. I'm fired up to make more angels now. Thank YOU for the inspiration.

Midge

Re: Everybody has shutters, don't they?

That is a great idea! I love it! I love the color, too. Way to save a broken piece and bring it back to life. Good job!

Midge

Re: Fire Place Dress Up

What a great way to add architectural interest to an existing fireplace. I like the look. Way to go!

Midge

Re: Wooden architectural pieces

I love those pieces, too! They're so beautiful all you have to do is display them as is. It's nice you give different rooms a chance to show them off.

Midge

Re: Antique doorknobs for drapery rod and tiebacks

Those doorknobs make great curtain tiebacks and finials. Way to think creatively. And I'm with you, I like it better that they don't match. Good job!

Midge

Re: East meets Midwest

Oh, WOW! You're GOOD! That is truly an amazing transformation of junk. Beautiful work. Way to Go!

Midge

Re: Ladder Message Center

Love this! Very practical, and very fun and cute. Way to go!

Midge

Re: wooden posts

Oh, another great find! Lots of possibilities with something like that. I think candlesticks will look great. Good job!

Midge

Re: white mirror

Great job on the mirror. The paint job is right on. You always find such great stuff!

Midge

Re: jewelry box with a history

Great story about the jewelry box. And it turned out beautifully. I love all the pieces, but I was especially touched by the "Time for Dancing" clock. How beautiful (inside and out).

Midge

Re: Love this bottle!

That is so very cool. I love it. Again, the details really make it. I learn so much from my fellow posters, thanks for sharing.

Midge

Re: Fun photo/card display

Oh, this are GREAT! I love all the details. And I love that you lightly painted the wire. They're perfect. Great job!

Midge

Re: Potting Bench

Tami, you did a FANTASTIC job on this potting bench. Great construction, color, and details. You should be very proud.
So glad you put aside your fears to try the power tools. Keep learning, you'll have even more fun and more project options. I LOVE all my tools, wish I had more (and newer ones). I'm trying to get a welder next. Sorry to ramble, tool talk gets me going!

Midge

Re: Out to pasture

Oh, yeah! That is definitely a sweet roadside find. Who COULD pass that up? Not a real junker. Way to go. Thanks for sharing that.

Midge

Re: Antique drapery rod key holder

What a great idea! It's the perfect use for that piece and it's so great looking. Way to go!

Midge

Re: use up your eggs...

This is great! I love that you're reusing everything, in general, and in making your projects. You're making the world a more beautiful place in several ways. Way to go!

Midge

Re: KITCHEN ISLAND

You did a great job on this island. Very clever and you really maximized it's utility. And it's beautiul, too! It's no wonder it's the popular spot.

Midge

Re: random wooden pieces

My first thought was the ends/sides to a bench. But it would
need a little something more to sturdy it up. I'm guessing that they are chair backs. You have lots of options. They are great looking.

Midge

Re: I keep bringing home chairs!

Such a cute little chair. You could just paint it and leave it plain and it would be adorable, too. It has a great design.

Midge

Re: more windows from the auction! yea!

Glad to see you back. And congrats on more great stuff, especially the windows. You can NEVER have too many windows. Nice project you made.

Midge

Re: "Every Wall Is A Door"

Love, love, love this. I'm with the others, I think this was just meant to be. Awesome job once again.

Midge

Re: Spice Rack

Another great project. It's a fun and practical. Love it!
Midge

Re: Cutting Board Sconces

Those are great! And color coordinated too. Very nice project. Keep on posting! (I've seen your blog and love your stuff.)
Midge

Re: table of faith

Way to go! Your table turned out great and carries such a nice sentiment. Thanks for posting.
Midge

Re: Painted and papered door and desk

Nice work! Welcome to JMS and I look forward to more of your posts.
Midge

Re: My Love for Junk is on the Rise!

That table is incredible! I love it ALL! You definitely have a gift for presentation. Thanks for sharing it.
Midge

Re: My Newest Angels

Sharon,
THERE you are! And you brought the angels with you! Oh, my gosh. I love these SO much I can hardly stand it! I want to try some too, if you don't mind. Question: I realize this was a special order, but are your angels more popular at Christmas, or do you find you can sell them anytime of year? Do you make them more gardeny for year around? I'm sorry I'm rambling. You got my head spinning.
Midge

Re: Is this the year I finally get organized?

Thanks for the kind words, all of you.
DownHome -- The paneling for the back could be any kind of thin, lightweight board. You could even use cardboard. Just cut to the size you need, apply a thin line of wood glue to each slat, and set down. Then set something heavy on top, like paint cans, and go to work on another project
(or see if there are any new JMS posts). Have fun!
Midge

Re: Old molding shelves

Love these molding shelves. So simple and so, so beautiful.
Way to go!
Midge

Re: GROCERY BAG FROM LONG JEAN SKIRT WITH POCKETS

Oh, that is adorable! Love the roominess, the big outer pockets, and the scrabble letters. Good job.
Midge

Re: Salvage Hot Spot

Thanks for the info. Not sure when, if ever, I'll be in the area (sad to say). But I'll be sure to check out the website. It sounds interesting.
Midge

Re: Tiny Pink Teacup Tulle Tree

I'm not a fussy girl, either, but I love this. It's adorable! What a clever design and great execution. Then, I checked your profile.. BONUS!..West MI! And you're not kidding about being a long time listener. Thanks for finally jumping, you're doing great.
Midge

Re: Ski Tip Table

Oh, Yeah! Way to go! Love the table. Very cool, very clever. And love that it was sold for a good cause. WooHoo!
Midge

Re: Cigar box diorama

These are very cool. You did a nice job on both of these.
Welcome to JMS!
Midge

Re: Entry table/old sewing machine base

Nice entryway table. I like the old bowling pin, too!
Midge

Re: Placemat bag

Great bag! Clever way to reuse placemats. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Belt Chair

Love the belt chair! What a great way to bring a dreary chair back to life. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Kids Kitchen sets

Those are amazing! What a great design and such clever details. Your kids definitely are lucky. Way to go!
Midge

Re: A Junk Bonanza Find! Can you guess what it is?

Well, I was going to GUESS a chicken thingy. But Texasjunker
sounds like she knows her way around the farm, so I'll assume I was kinda right. You are going to have so much fun with those. I'm anxious to check out your blog to see what you do! Have fun!
Midge

Re: Everything is Springin' up Daisies!

I LOVE this flower! It is adorable. The spring really makes it. Where did the petals part come from? Did you cut it that way? Anyway, good job and welcome to JMS.
Midge

Re: Very Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover

Great job on the bathroom. You do such nice work. I'm gearing up to redo my bathroom and this really motivates me.
Thanks!
Midge

Re: Dreaming bench

Love the bench. You did a great job on it.
Midge

Re: "THE UNCOLA Crate" Shadow Box Table

Ouch! I don't have the power to kick you off (and I wouldn't), but you are hurting me. RETAIL? ... But I love the
table, and I'm going to steal the idea if you don't mind. I have approx. 200 RC cola pop crates. I'm always looking for ideas for them. Unfortunately, I probably only have a few glass tops that will work. Darn! (I can't do retail.) I'll probably use old camp stools for legs. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Garden Gate Pot & Pan Hanger

Love, love, love it. And I agree with Sue, the fact that you can use the top for more storage or for display makes it all the better. Way to go! (I'm trying not to copy Sue, but she said everything I wanted to say, so I'm going with it).
Midge

Re: Shutter Closet Door Panel Divider

What a great way to create some separation in an open space. And I never would have noticed the door difference if you hadn't pointed it out. Nice job on the screen!
Midge

Re: How to make Your Bathroom Tolerable on a Budget

What a transformation! Once again you've inspired me. I've got bathroom just screaming for a redo. I think it's time for me to get busy. Thanks!
Midge

Re: Photo Stand

What in the world IS that thing? The world may never know, but it makes a great photo displayer. Way to think creatively!
Midge

Re: "Odds & Ends"

Great projects! Love the bits 'n pieces angel.
Midge

Re: Screen Door Dresser Mirror

Very clever way to work the mirror into your design. I love it!
Midge

Re: S T R A N G E CARGO...... the saga continues.

Love the way your mind works! And the sewing machine base table is incredible. Good job!
Midge

Re: How to Make A Paris Lamp

That is beyond cool. That fringe version was hideous. What vision you had to see what could be. You rock!
Midge

Re: A Precious Gift

How great to have a friend like that. Wow! And that gal is super cool, like all of Jenny's creations are. Is the base
a burner from a stove? And what are the arms? You two have really inspired me with your people creations. I don't consider myself at all artistic, but I want to give them a try, too. (I'll probably just copy you guys!) Thank you. Thank you.
Midge

Re: Create a Faux tile backsplash behind your stove

That is really amazing! I keep looking at it, and it still looks like the real deal. But I can't imagine you'd lie about that, so I'll believe you. I guess that's why you're a pro. Does it look that realistic in person? .....That's amazing!
Midge

Re: Broken Chair for Display

What a clever way to put to use a seemingly worthless piece of a chair. And to think some people would pitch it. Junkers like you know better! It's useful and it looks adorable. Good job!
Midge

Re: Repurposed Typewriter

This certainly IS wacky. But sometimes wacky is what's called for. I like pieces that make me smile, and this one sure does. Way to go!

Midge


BTW-- I once say a decorating show where a whole wall was covered with about 10 vintage black typewriters. Don't remember how they were mounted, but it was really cool and dramatic.

Re: Guttercap centerpiece

I've never heard of a guttercap before, and I've never seen one. But they sure look cool in your arrangement! Thanks for expanding my horizons.
Midge

Re: Assemblage Fun With Georgia Moon & JennyK

THESE ARE INCREDIBLE! Every bit is just so clever. My favorite shot is the one of you two together. You must have been having a riot!
Midge

Re: A Primitive Christmas

Lots of great ideas on this tree. The wire and clothespins are awesome! Ditto the skeleton key garland. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Cover a Thermostat

This a great solution for hiding the thermostat. Very clever and pretty, too. I'm no HVAC expert, but I would imagine that italianpeasant is probably correct. But that doesn't mean that NOTHING can cover it, you just need air flow. Because you're is open on top and bottom I'll bet you'll be fine. Good job!
Midge

Re: A Trio of Fresh Ideas!

These are awesome! The clock is so cool. And of course I'm going to love anything that holds tulips. And I love the detail of adding the washers to the picture frame. I'm going to be on the lookout for toothbrush holders from now on. Who knew? (Well, I guess YOU did.)
Midge

Re: Angels by the roadside

Those angels are awesome! Who would give them away? Well, their toss is your gain. It must have been divine intervention!
Midge

Re: SNOWMAN HILL.......junking forty two many years?

Oh, everything is just so adorable. Love the hoe towel holder, love the sled, love the old door, and love the hat birdhouse, too! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas with us.
Midge

Re: The Garden Room - (Part 2)...details, details, details...

This is very, very inspiring. The transformation is incredible! I can see why you had such a blast. It's just all so great. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Midge

Re: Cigar Box Items

Great projects using the old cigar boxes. Love the Daddy collage box. Way to go!
Midge

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

What an amazing project! Gretchen's right, this should be featured in a magazine. Who knows? Maybe this will be your "day job" if you keep turning out rooms like that. I love it all, but especially the porch rail shelf, and the trellis valance with tools attached, and the corbels, and
the beadboard doors.
Midge

Re: headboard shlef

Nice job on this project. I've done something similar, but mine turned out quite a bit different. I like the cottagey feel that yours has. And you've accessorized it so nicely, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Repurpose old jeans into a fun, funky purse!

Very cool! My duaghters would go crazy for these. And, even uncool as I am, I would love a purse like that,too. Practical, but lots of fun. Way to go!
Midge

Re: How to of Gretchen's Button Jewelry

WOW, Gretchen, these are amazing! I'm glad you're back to creating these. You've got the magic touch. I think my fav is the green and white one, but I'm also pretty taken with the ones with the six oblong pearls. You've done a great job of coming up with a variety. They're all beautiful!
Midge

Re: Doorknob jewelry holders

Great job on these jewelry hangers. Door knob projects are
always so much fun. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Spool Table

I sooooo love that table! The spools inside are great, too!
Midge

Re: wall art

Nice work on your window project. The wall paper behind the glass is a great idea. And the shutters and shelf are great additions. Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style (it's nice to have
another Michigander). Have fun!
Midge

Re: My Bench projects

Those benches are all fantastic! Great construction and sentimental, too. LOVE IT. I'm curious about the spindle arms. What part of the bed did they come from or were they from something else? They seem to match perfectly. I look forward to more posts (I see some juicy pieces right on your porch).
Midge

Re: Work bench becomes Scrap Table

What a great work table! You did a great job with it. And that it was your dad's is bonus. Love your work area, too, -- and right in your living room. YEAH!
Midge

Re: Wisdom Gal

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS! WOW! Everything about it is cool. Way to go, Jenny!
Midge

Re: Old Dresser Re-mix (appliance garage)

You did a great job on this project. Love the addition of the wainscoting door. Love the color, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Toilet Topper

How cool that the drawers fit the space so perfectly. And I like that you still were able to include the hardware. You did a great job on this project. Have fun with your new addiction!
Midge

Re: Downsizing with junk!

Very creative tree. I'll bet it looks great in your new downsized place. Welcome!
Midge

Re: Painted trash to treasures

Nice job on all your projects. I especially like the shutter shelf. And I love how you used the pearls for pulls.
Welcome aboard.
Midge

Re: Ski Lodge Headboard

This is very cool. I love the idea of using the skis as bedposts. Your son must just love his room.
Midge

Re: STRANGE CARGO CONTINUED....

Everything is great! Love the butter churn pub table. Love the door kitchen table. And LOVE the spring in place of a chain. Awesome job!
Midge

Re: Mobile Boutique

Hang on a sec while I collect myself...you really got me, junkjunkie...My dad passed away last year after being in an assisted living center (he had Alzheimer's) for 4 years. He was definitely outnumbered by the ladies. But I noticed that they always would be dressed nicely, makeup on, necklaces, earrings, the whole bit. (That will not be me!) I'd compliment them on how pretty they looked and they would just smile. Little things mean a lot to them. God bless you for what you do.
And how cool that you redid that bus! I've always wanted a bus to redo (ever since the Partridge Family). YOU ROCK!
Midge

Re: Message Boards

I love all your message boards. They are wonderful and you did a great job making them. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Vintage Fireplace Grate Shelf

Beautiful! Great work on this project. And it's not only beautiful but it hids the thermostat and provides a shelf.
Oh, yeah!
Midge

Re: Canning is for the birds!

You and your mom certainly make a great team! What a great way to keep the birds (and you) happy. Way to go!
Midge

Re: "WHAT TIME IS IT?"

This is gorgeous! What a clever way to showcase a beautiful black & white photo. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for one now, too. Great job!
Midge

Re: A Visit to "Purple Cow", St. Louis, MO

That looks like one of the coolest places ever. If it's only ONE of your favorite places, you must be having a blast junking there in St. Louis. I love all the signs. Thanks for sharing these great pics.
Midge

Re: blueprint wallpaper

THIS IS GREAT! It would have been great for any room, but one
occupied by a builder -- PERFECT. It looks wonderful and your accessories are perfect, too. I've never thought of this before, but I will from now on (note to self: think blueprints for paper). Thank you!
Midge

Re: Studio Junk

I love, love, love your studio. I'll bet the old redone mill is incredible. I just love old buildings anyway and how cool to house all those artisans in such a creative space.
Presentation is always a challenge for me, but now I'm greatly inspired. THANK YOU!
Midge

Re: An ugly old vanity light seen in a whole new light

So THAT'S what can be done with those. I knew there had to be something. Thanks for enlightening us. It looks great on that mantel!
Midge

Re: Thinking Big!

FunktionalJunk -
Old doors are great to work with (as you know) and can become so many things. They're the foundation of every great junk stash! In this project, it doesn't show in the picture but the seat section is another door. I wanted it to be more comfortable so I cut a piece of paneling the same size, cut a piece of foam cushion, spray glued them together, covered the whole thing with chenille and tacked it down on the back. Then I set this on the seat and pinner nailed in just a few spots (pulling the fabric up after) to hold it in place. Mostly because I hate sewing cushion covers. Have fun with all your doors!
Midge

Re: Old window and shutter cabinet

Cute, cute, cute. Another nice project. I think it would look great in so many places, but it has a very practical use, too. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Old door vanities and benches

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all 5 of those hall trees. Just amazing.
You've done a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing more.
Midge

Re: I've Pulled Another Wheelie

This is adorable! I love the mix of the colors and the mix of textures. It all comes together to make one cool display.
Midge

Re: Marilyn Monroe Mahogany Cabinet/Bar

This is an amazing piece! You do such good work. I'm anxious to see what else comes out of that garage.
Midge

Re: Sewing Machine Drawer Charging Station

Practical and cute at the same time. Those are the best kind of projects. Way to go! And Welcome.
Midge

Re: Handmade purse,and jewelry

What a fun and creative project! And I say -- Pro Schmo -- the important thing is written on your purse -- PASSION!
Just do what you love (and it sounds like you do) and you'll continue to have great results.
Midge

Re: A Wish For The New Year...

Thanks for the message and the wishes for 2009. I wish the same for you and for all here at JunkMarket Style. It certainly is an encouraging, inspiring and fun place to hang out. Everyone is so great. Looking forward to more junking fun in 2009!
Midge

Re: Heard It Through The Grapevine Table

That is definitely one cool and artistic table. I LOVE the design on the top. Your hard work and SANDING paid off big top. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Dominos

You did a great job on these domino projects. I especially like the business card holder -- very clever. And I love that you and your friend have a yearly coaster challenge.
Great!
Midge

Re: Old Door Porch Swing

Awesome job on this porchswing. Apparently your dad's not the only one who knows how to use tools. Way to go! And welcome.
Midge

Re: Junk Kitchen Makeover

What a resourceful woman you are! What a creative and economical way to breate new life into your kitchen. Good job! And welcome.
Midge

Re: Toboggan Winter Photo Display

Candy
That photo display is incredible! I'm with JunkArchitect, it's one of the coolest ideas I've seen, too. And you have such adorable photos to display. Love, love, love it.
Midge

Re: New Life For Old Buttons

This reminds me of the book I used to read to my kids --"Buster loves Buttons". He could never get enough buttons either. No wonder. Look at all your neat projects using buttons. I especially like the bracelets. Good job!
And welcome.
Midge


Re: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF STRANGE CARGO....

you call it Strange Cargo, I'd call it cool stuff. You've really got my mind spinning with possibliites. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the site. You'll have fun.
Midge

Re: Who's There?

You definitely are more artistic than I'll ever be. But it just so happens that I have several of the same things at my shop, so maybe I'll give one a try (or maybe I'll just send them your way and let you do your magic). It's amazing how they each take on their own personalities. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Old carousel horse lamp

Adorable! You did a great job on this lamp.
Midge

Re: Bags from Recycled Blue Jeans

Cute, cute bags. I can see younger women really going for these and I'll bet you could indeed market them. Good luck and have fun. And welcome aboard!
Midge

Re: trophies, trophies, trophies!

What a great haul you have there. I like Bridie's idea to think about some of the parts you could possibly use. The figures (basketball players, etc.) could make fun finials for the top of a lamp or anything really. Some of the interior hardware might be worth keeping, too. But it looks like you have plenty to spare. Good luck.
Midge

Re: Fun Little Organization Project

Oh, Jenny, you always do just the coolest things. Just that faucet hanger completely changes the look of the baskets. I love it! Your method for the knobs is very smart. Way to go!
Midge

Re: OLD CHANGING TABLE

Good job on both finding a good deal and then turning it into a special piece for special people. It looks equally nice in blue and pink. And welcome! You'll have fun!
Midge

Re: Towering blast from the past

Snowman -- You DEFINITELY could make this using hockey sticks. It would be awesome. You wouldn't even have to cut the top board in half, just drill holes big enough for the sticks. Or, what about the net for the headboard and the sticks as bed posts. And another project is if you take three sticks standing up with a hockey puck between (one high, one low) and attach together. Add hooks and you have a coat rack. Or wire up and add a shade and you have a floor lamp, or cut it shorter for a table lamp. Also, you could trim out a big bulletin board. Sorry, I got a little excited! Hockey sticks are great for so many projects! I'm sure your son will love whatever you do. Have fun.
Midge

Re: Create a Special Advent Calendar for Next Christmas

What a wonderful family treasure and thanks for sharing it.
I've neither done the advent calendar thing, but always meant to. I think I'll finally give it a try for my family for next year. I love that yours has little trinkets that represent family memories. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge

Re: Picture Holders

Very,very clever and you did a great job on these. I also like Kimberly's idea of using them as recipe holders. Or you could stick in a placecard for a dinner party. Either way it's a fun project.
Midge

Re: Angels Are Among Us

I love, love, love these. They are incredible and I love the tin wings.
Midge

Re: Here is a 6 foot tall robot project made from the best of junk

He is awesome. You must be having a riot making him. I say patina, patina, patina.
Midge

Re: Memory Lamp

Junkinhart, this is so GREAT! The rotor makes a fantastic base -- very clever of you. And to think it was from your nieces mechanical project. What a fun and useful memory lamp. GOOD JOB!
Midge

Re: Cast Off Pedestals

Oh, yeah. That is one beautiful display. What an awesome way to combine a variety of elements!
Midge

Re: Pantaloon Christmas Stocking

This is great! The window curtain really resembles a pantaloon (I guess?? I haven't peeked into my pantaloon drawer lately). I hope I can remember this for next Christmas. It's big fun.
Midge

Re: Photos of Our Home...

Great pictures from your home. I especially like the medicine cabinet, but you probably most appreciate that
paper organizer for the kids (kids definitely = papers).
Thanks for sharing and welcome.
Midge

Re: I've got the bug!

The junking bug is for sure a tough one to shake. Fortunately, it's fun to endure.

Congrats on taking the plunge and starting your own business. With pieces like you posted you're off to a great start.
Midge

Re: Arvin is HOT!

I see what you mean! It really does resemble a robot's head.
And the back side could possibly be turned upside down for a face (I hope my kids didn't see me looking at the computer upside down, I'll never hear the end of it!).

Kathy's idea is good too. It would make a great light fixture.

Be sure to post whatever you create from this fun find. Way to follow the JM voices inside your head.
Midge

Re: The City Floor Lamp and the Country Floor Lamp

Thanks for the positive comments on the lamps.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but the learning I did had nothing to do with wiring or construction but more to do with decorating and patience. It was actually a pendant lamp I was planning -- a suspended megaphone. Because it was plastic, I spray painted it with plastic spray paint but apparently didn't let it dry enough. As I was making it, sticky yellow paint was getting on my sweater, sweater fibers were getting on the paint, the chain was getting wound up and making matters worse. I'll proabably salvage it...later.
As for the surveyors stand, I always wanted one so made up my mind to get it when it came up on a local online auction. I paid $35 for a set of 2 different ones. That's unusually big $ for me, but the pick up guy said that was a great price. Who knows? The other one is yellow and I will take photos as I go and post them when I make that one into a lamp.
Midge

Re: Christmas Lamp

That is so adorable!
Midge

Re: 1st Pump Organ Project

This is gorgeous. You did an awesome job. I love the wood and the manufacturer's tags. And you still have keys for another project. Woo hoo!
Midge

P.S. (that stands for "pretty snowy") -- we got about 11" here on MI's west side

Re: Coasters for two hard to buy for friends

Genius idea! The coasters, the hotpads, the loops. Awesome, awesome job on this one.
Midge

Re: Seasonal Tool Box Centerpiece

I LOVE this display! It's so simple yet powerfully dramatic.
That red color is gorgeous and makes everything pop. I can't believe you found it just like that. What were those people thinking?!
Midge

Re: Baby it's cold outside

That's a great idea. How clever of you to use the sleeve of a sweater for a "coat" for the bottle. And you decorated it so adorably, too!
Midge

Re: Little Rusty Wagon

Fun, fun, fun. But one question ... why would anyone ever want to hide their junk (oh, yeah, too tempting for thieves!)
Midge

Re: "1945 Speedster"

Oh, man, I so want to learn how to weld. I asked for a welder for Christmas, but doubt I'll get it. Your project is very cool. I hope you'll continue to post.
Midge

Re: window w/ new bling

I think etching words on there would be a great idea. Good luck on your hunt for that elusive etching cream!
Midge

Re: little red drawer

I agree with your assessment... it's definitely kinda cute!
You did a great job, both on grabbing it and then adding your own touches.
Midge

Re: LAMP PROJECTS

Aren't lamps great? When all else fails I find myself saying "Well, I guess it could be a lamp". And who couldn't use another one? Nicely done.
Midge

Re: TOO MANY WINDOWS

I bet those go like crazy. So pretty, and useful,too. You do such a good job.
Midge

Re: A LITTLE CHRISTMAS BLING

What a neat display. It fun and elegant and homey all at the same time. That it's easy to do is BONUS.
Midge

Re: Home, again!

Again you've done a great job! So many good ideas. I Particularly like the vintage ashtray display and the red grate. But I love vintage suitcases so that one was right there, too.
Midge

Re: Home for the Holidays!

Everything is great, but I have to say I am blown away by the mailbox idea. I LOVE IT! I will DEFINITELY be stealing that one (if that's alright with you). Way to go.
Midge

Re: biker's virtual reality

WOW! You did a great job on your project. It's awesome. Hope to see more of your work.
Midge

Re: stocking holders

What a great way to hang stockings. Not everyone has a fireplace. This way you get candlelight and holiday decor,too. Nice!
Midge

Re: dog tags o plenty

Great score! My immediate thought was garland and hanging chains, too. The holes on each end make it easy, though time consuming. (Remember those cop shows from 60s/70s? They always entered "hippie pads" and every doorway had the beads hanging down. Personally, in the Midwest we strung pop tabs). Since those ideas are taken, maybe using for trim on say the edge of a shelf.
Midge

Re: More Whimsy

I'm kind of partial to teapots, so I like the third one, too. But I think the bride and groom one would look awesome as wedding table decor.
Midge

Re: Necklaces crafted from Silver Antique & Vintage Fork & Spoon Handles

What nifty jewelry! Some of those silverware pieces are so ornate and beautiful it's little wonder that they've become a fashion statement. I like the idea of the leather cords. I can see my kids wearing something like that.
Midge

Re: V is for Victoria

What a great project, it turned out beautifully. What a cool brother you must have!
Midge

Re: Giant Whisk Light Fixture

I love the whisk light fixture. I don't have any either, but will now certainly keep on the lookout. You did a great job.
The tart pan wreath is a great idea, too. It's beautiful.
Midge

Re: One Hot Christmas Kitti

I think your tags already said it best -- Ooo la la!
Midge

Re: Find the Junk in this photo!

Great job using repurposed items everywhere to decorate your home with. It's perfectly junky!
Midge

Re: Shutter light fixture

Great transformation. I love what you did!
Midge

Re: I'm done with holiday decorating...

Love your displays. The clocks are very cool. And the colorful ornaments in the colander are very festive. And.. Oh, it's all Good!
Midge

Re: "TOO FLUFFY DOBY"

Oh, I love, love, love this one. Genius! And Doby is adorable.
Midge

Re: Vintage Surveyor's Ruler Art Piece

WOW! I love this piece. The graphic appeal is just great and the sentiment blew me away. WOW! (Plus, personally, I just love measuring things). Did I say WOW?
Midge

Re: Holiday Junk Angels by Georgia Moon & JennyK

Thanks for the props. I don't know if I've ever been shouted out before -- though I'm certain I've been shouted at.
It sounds like you guys really know how to throw a Christmas party, complete with stirring creatures. What a blast! Your angels are great, too. Very creative and unique.
Midge

Re: Ollie and Candie Light up our lives.

ADORABLE -- both the collars and the dogs! I particularly like Candie's with the connected plugs. Awesome job!
Midge

Re: Vintage Button Dog Collar

Great collar. Love the vintage buttons. Practical, yet with fun and cute junk. Great job. And welcome!
Midge

Re: What Do You Do With A Free Electrical Wire Spool?

I get it! I get it! Though I didn't until I saw the words typed out. Hilarious. I love it!
Midge

Re: Headboard Christmas bench

You did a great job on that bench. Your mom's gonna love it!
Were the back section and front section from the same bed or
from 2 separate things? (Just curious.) I really like this design. Glad you shared it with us and glad you're on board.
Midge

Re: Evergreen, Tinsel & Snow

That is absolutely stunning. It seems like it's glowing right through my screen!
Midge

Re: America's First Nostalgic Guest House --- going 'green'

That's awesome! LOVE the fridge idea, I always wanted to try something like that. Yours is wonderful. And the screen door shower curtain is genius. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Tea Cup Birdfeeders

Those are great! I've made a few of these myself, but I think I'd like your husband's way of attaching them much better. I'll have to add lathe to my tool wish list. Good job!
Midge

Re: Coffee Tin Upcycled to A Bird House

Great birdhouse! I've made a few unconventional birdhouses, too. Tin boxes are great to work with, but I always struggle with the hole. What did you use to trim out your hole? The domino is a great idea for a perch (I'll probably be stealing that idea if you don't mind.)
Midge

Re: vintage children's playing cards

Those are adorable! You could probably use one or a couple of them to decoupage onto a kids shelf, table, headboard, etc. to add a bit of fun. Once again you've made an amazing
find.
Midge

Re: Laugh out loud

That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing that. How lucky that you had your camera handy and thought to use it.
Midge

Re: Memory tree

That is awesome! Both the tree and the story behind it.
Wonderful.
Midge

Re: found this antique dentist chair a few days ago

That chair is very cool. It's kinda fascinating and puts weird images in your head. COOL! I'd love to see what you do with it too.
Midge

Re: Snow Miniature Milk Bottle

I really like this little project. It's very fun!
Midge

Re: Scrabble Boards

This is a great idea! I made a Scrabble message board, but
didn't think of adding knobs. Next time I will. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Big Giant Pulley Wreath...For Candy

Love it! It's big and it's beautiful! And it's Christmasy!
Midge

Re: Junk Built Wreaths

This is great! I especially love the shepherd's hook idea.
And the pulleys! Thanks for more inspiration.
Midge

Re: A Little Christopher Robin Advice We Should All Make a Promise To Keep...

Ooh, that piece is incredible! I'd love to know what all the pieces are that went into making it. It's crazy good.
Midge

Re: No mantle-no problem!

That is such a great idea. And you did such a great job.
I love it!
Midge

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

Oh, all your stuff is gorgeous. The three-tier caddy is awesome and perfect for using in the bathroom. And the mirror is certainly cool.
Midge

Re: Tree Stand Shopper

This is hilarious! Personally, I like the shopping lady.
Thanks for posting this.
Midge

Re: Tiny Christmas Tree: reuse

This little bathroom Christmas tree is just great. I always thought it'd be fun to have a tree of some sort in every room. My bathroom tree would probably have t.p. garland or something dorky like that. I like your ideas much better.
It's perfect!
Midge

Re: Rustic candelier "dooded" up for Christmas

OK. PIECES, you were definitely on the right track when you said it was some kind of furniture.
And, LOVE, no it wasn't a coat rack, but what an awesome idea. Now my brain is thinking coat racks.
And GRETCHEN, you're good! You nailed it exactly. It was a round coffee table with an odd height and a bad top, so no one wanted it. Once I took the top off I saw it immediately and flipped the base upside down. Thanks for the words on my embellishing, but I think you're being kind. (To me it looks like my candelier is wearing some sort of weird Christmas hula skirt.)
Thanks to all for playing along with me today.
Midge

Re: Let's Go Skating!!

What a wonderful display for decorating outside. The colors look great together and make everything pop. And who doesn't love vintage skates?
Midge

Re: Oh There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

Such beautiful pictures from your home tour. Thanks for letting us have a peek, too. What a fun way to welcome in the holidays.
Midge

Re: Junk Basket Display

You make it look so easy. It's gorgeous!
Midge

Re: Gliding into Winter

So simple, yet it makes such a wonderfully dramatic statement. Love it!
Midge

Re: Northwoods Christmas tree

Nice job decorating with the northwoods theme. I love that style, too. Your tree looks great and I especially like your winter picnic vignette and your bench. Stay warm!
Midge

Re: Inspired By Gretchen - Old Garage Door Headboard

Wow. Very, very cool.
Midge

Re: Joy To The World

I think Gretchen summed it up perfectly -- this looks like it should be featured in a magazine. It's positively amazing how putting a few things together can look so awesome. The color coming through from the map is perfect. Very inspiring!
Midge

Re: Charming Little Chairs!

That little red chair is just adorable! And I couldn't help but notice those sweet vintage suitcases (that's one of my fill in the blanks, and probably windows and doors, oh yeah, and shutters).
Midge

Re: Found...in my own garage!

I really like that piece, too. How awesome that you husband
would do that for you. Great!
Midge

Re: Vintage Christmas

You've inspired me. I have plenty of birdcages sitting around doing nothing. I'm going to find some shiny (or maybe rusty) things to fill them with. Thanks for the post. It's a beautiful display.
Midge

Re: Old door bench seat

I love this bench! I've seen a lot of benches and made some, too. But I've never seen one like that. It's amazing how different it looks just by cutting those curves.
Midge

Re: COOL way to showcase your villages

I agree with LuAnn, this IS way cool. I always thought it'd be fun to turn an old refrigerator into an entertainment center, but now I think there's a cooler idea. Looks like your friends were also thinking outside the icebox (ouch! sorry). Nice post, Patti.
Midge

Re: SCREEN DOOR ANYONE

Screen doors are great and I love the way you've incorporated them into your home. Very cool. I've never seen a double screen door before. It's awesome!
Midge

Re: Christmas wash tub

WOW! You grow your snowflakes big over there, your cord will be covered in no time! What a welcoming way to greet your guests.
Midge

Re: Funky Desk

This stuff is fantastic! Amazing artwork. How fortunate that your girls have such a talented mom.
Midge

Re: windows

U R 1 Lucky Lady! You find the best stuff! Two awesome windows like that -- dumped! Are you kiddding me?! Keep up the scouting. I'll be watching for your Wednesday finds.
Midge

Re: Inexpensive & Simple Junk Tree Ideas

Thanks for clarifying about the Rx Bag Tags. It wasn't that I didn't understand what you were thinking, I simply didn't know what you had done (I thought you had used the actual bag -- tree stand? gifts tumbling out? I didn't know) But I've got it now. And you don't need to explain it, whatever you're doing, just keep it up. You're a natural talent. Congrats on your new gig. How fun and exciting for you!
Midge

Re: Refinished Furniture

All your tables are great. We have a GW warehouse by us, too. It's only open on Fridays and everything is basically .50, but glassware is .10. Ahhh...I love Fridays. Anyway, I like the tables and all your other stuff you've posted. Keep finding those treasures.
Midge

Re: I Love the Details of Vintage Cast offs & New

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your post. I tend to approach projects from an "idea" perspective and often neglect the details. This, and other recent great posts reminds me of how right you are. It's something I hope to work on more. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. (And that picture of your mom IS really great.)
Midge

Re: My little red wagon - repurposed and happy to hold some fun goodies.

Ah ha! I knew there was some perfect use for those wagons. You nailed it! Your display looks great, too.
Midge

Re: Inexpensive & Simple Junk Tree Ideas

Oh,oh,oh,oh,oh. I'm kinda freaking out. I love this. The
carpenter's ruler garland is genius. Ditto the feather duster topper. I didn't get the doctor bag idea, but I love those and sure I'll love whatever you did with it. The lampshade stand. Oh my gosh. I'm feeling a bit giddy!
Midge

Re: Having a Ball at Christmas . . . Christmas Balls that is!

I love vintage Christmas ornaments. What a great way for you to display them.
Midge

Re: vintage Chrsitmas cards

That frame -- another one of your amazing free finds -- is perfect for showcasing those vintage Christmas cards. Way to go!
Midge

Re: Art with Heart Show concluded...Upcycling in Georgetown, Texas

These are really fun and creative. I'm particularly fond of the guy with the coffeepot head. Good job!
Midge

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

You did a great job with your decorating and it sounds like you're having fun, too. I really like the centerpiece with the silver, but I think the hiking boots one is my favorite.
You've inspired me. Thanks.
Midge

Re: Believe and you shall recieve

What a great job you did painting that ironing board. I can see why you'd want to keep that out year round. You have a real talent. How wonderful that you use it to showcase a cause that has touched you so personally. May God continue to bless you.
Midge

Re: cherish the journey

That's really cool! I like the tiny little hand and the typewriter key with the tiny words. And, of course, the sentiment is perfect. (Strangely, it reminds me of the movie we'd watch in school every year where the tiny handmade canoe would travel downstream as the snow melts.)
Midge

Re: cool drawer pulls

Those are SWEET indeed. They would look awesome mounted on a board or drawer front and used for hanging towels, robe, jewelry, or whatever. Way to go!
Midge

Re: old antique heat grate i picked up this weekend

I like your idea of a wall sconce light. But any project you
decide to do will be great (I'm fighting the urge). You really can't go wrong with a piece that awesome.
Congratulations or my condolences on being a bona fide JunkMarket junky. I'm glad you are.
Midge

Re: Our Day-after-Thanksgiving show!

Your stuff looks great! Congratulations on a successful sale.
Midge

Re: very old child's school desk

Good find. I love auctions too and love when nobody wants things. Those are usually the best treasures of all (as you already know!). Way to go.
Midge

Re: Have You Got The Time?

I LOVE the Bill Ding clock -- and it's new information to me also. But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gear clock.
Midge

Re: LET'S PLAY WHEEL OF FORTUNE!

Oh..my..gosh! That is the coolest thing ever!
Midge

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

LuAnn -- How awesome that all 3 of your sisters live in Michign, and your mother is still with you too. I love Michigan! Even though we're struggling with this economy, I will never leave.
Sharon -- I'm in Western Michigan in a little town Hudsonville) between Grand Rapids and Holland. Lived there my whole life, and now have a litte shop there where I try to sell my wares (it's harder than I thought it would be). A junking adventure sounds fun -- we could be on the lookout for angel goods (and potato mashers).
Midge

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks for your post and Happy Thanksgiving to you,also. I am indeed greatly blessed and so grateful for all the Lord has done for me.
As a fellow Michigander, I'm going to have to guess the one with the yellow "Michigan" sweatshirt (but perhaps that's just a rouse, or maybe your sister(s) is from Michigan too).
Midge

Re: Another dessert stand, just my version

Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like them and would like to make some, too.
Upyourattic -- I love your idea about filling the glasses before gluing them! I'm going to try that if I make any more.
As for the glue, I used basic 5min. epoxy, the kind where 2 tubes squirt at the same time and you mix together. It was $1.98 at WalMart. You don't need much at all because too much will drip and form strings and you can't get them off. I heard people talk about glass glue, but I don't know what that is and have never seen such a thing. (Of course, I live in a small town and I don't get out much!)
Have fun with your junk!
Midge

Re: old deck chair

Cute little deck chair! I do like rustic things, but in this case I'd probably vote painted white or some other cheerful color. But that's just me. Good job on all your great free finds.
Midge

Re: salvaged architecture pieces

Those are SWEEEEET! You definitely can't mount them on the wall because they would need suppot. I was thinking the same thing about a desk/sideboard. It only leaves a few tiny holes because the floor is holding most of the weight. Corbels flat side against wall and other flat side up for the desktop. Screw top down into corbels. Then put L brackets underneath where the top hits the wall (make sure it's into a stud, the desk is going to be heavy). Two more near the floor where the corbels meets the wall.
That thing would be SWEEEEET!
Midge

Re: Memory garden

Thank you so much for your very kind offer. I am at total peace with the situation. It's been almost a year and previous to that he spent 3 years in a home suffering from
Alzheimer's. He was anxious to go and my sorrow was small compared to my joy in knowing where is new home is. At this time of year, more than missing him, I am keenly aware of what a great Dad I had and realize what a blessing that is. More and more I'm finding that a lot of people never experienced that.
Thanks again for your project and for posting it so others can share in that. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to contact your local newspaper and suggest they do a story on it. I think it would make a great human interest piece. Take care.
Noreen (Midge)

Re: My first Mini Greenhouse from Old Windows

Love your little greenhouse! I'm with the others -- I think I'm going to move this to the top of my "one of these days" poroject list. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge

Re: Memory garden

What you did was awesome, project wise and sentiment wise.
This is my first Thanksgiving without my Dad, too. Now, you have a daily, visual reminder of him and what he was about. Totally cool.
Midge

Re: Candle Stick Holder

I love the look of it, too. Congrats on a great "score".
Midge

Re: Twinkle, Twinkle BIG Star

I just have to come clean on the color thing. I didn't have that many yardsticks to choose from so I had to use a few
plain ones. But since my red and green paint cans were already out, I gave it the ol' smear and wipe treatment. No
one is the wiser (well, now except all 1200+ of you). Now,
I can sleep soundly tonight. Thanks for your comments.

Midge

Candy -- not sure yet where it will go, but somewhere with big wall space.

Re: Hardware angel ornaments

Thank you so much! I am sincerely honored and grateful for your recognition. I've had fun posting since joining up, almost as much fun as being in my workshop. Thanks to everyone for all the supportive comments and I plan on returning the favor and, of course, continuing to post. Thanks once again, you've made my day!

Noreen (but you can just call me Midge)

Re: Hardware angel ornaments

Paisley -- Would that be my hardwarian angel?

Re: Oh?! Did you think these were vintage radios?

Oh, boy. Not sure if I even want to respond but thought that I should. I must say that I'm not very knowledgable about radios or electronics (I'm more of a construction type person). However, I only paid a few bucks and it didn't work, so I assumed that part of its life was over and even if it could ever work again, most would rather listen to modern radios. The value to me was its exterior charm, which I retained. I try to take the invaluable and make it valuable again, even if it's in a new way. That being said, as I removed the interior parts it occurred to me that radio people might covet some of them so I saved what seemed like it might be needed for parts. I have a pile of the little tubes and anyone who could use them, please let me know and I would gladly send them to you. Thanks. Midge

Re: A Rustic Junky Holiday Tablescape

I really like these tablescapes. The contrast between rustic and elegant is what really makes it. Thanks. Midge