saginaw, MI, US

I have always been attracted to old and unused. I am the girl who was embarrassed to wear brand new white tennis shoes. I prefer the used and abused. I explore auctions, estate sales, garage sales, and garbage sitting in front yards in hopes of saving the old and unused so that i may give these items purpose once again. On the verge of starting a business with a friend who has the same eye; we are called, The Van Gogh Sisters

Member Since: 10/30/2009

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antique mattress springs

Attracted to old and "worthless" stuff.  Hauled this away from an auction and not long after, persuaded my husband to hang it on the west side of my porch where the sun and wind will force one...

wine barrel sunflower

The auctioneer bought me a hotdog for taking a wine barrel that had fallen apart at his sale.  Not long after i saw the parts fall into a perfect flower.  The inner circle is the metal that...

Ironing board daisy

At an farm auction i bought antique ironing boards for a dollar.  Many folks giggled when i purchased them.  A year later i used them to create a beautiful daisy- my barn- the canvas.

Recent comments

Re: A new addition to the front yard

did you have to weld. i'm going to learn to weld for just this reason. outdoor art is where i'm heading.

Re: Deep Fried Decor - A Floral Welcome

pleasing to the eye. dig it.

Re: How to Spruce Up Your Porch

now i'm looking at snow fence in a different way. thank you.

Re: Corbel Shelf

would have never guessed the piece was pieced. great idea!

Re: Stirrup Photo Frame

very cool. i dabble in photography and would use this frame idea in a heart beat.

Re: RE Boutique Sign

dang girl. you got what it takes. i'm wishing you wealth while you enjoy your gift of creating.


have always wanted to weld and have a farmer friend who says he can show me. others say, "ooooew, there is much involved." do i need real classes or can an amateur work with metal? i have a scarecrow in mind and a junk yard down the road.

Re: Rusty Old Wheelbarrow Planter

Always looking for sellers like that. my favorite line, "Here, just take it - it's junk to me."

Re: Don't be Chicken - Nightlight

I wish you were my neighbor. I so admire your aesthetic eye and resourcefulness. great combo!

Re: Barn Burner Wall Sconce

yummy. have all those ingredients right in my own barn! how did you attach the barn door roller to the level?

Re: Ironing board daisy

Before i take all the credit, my friend, the other van gogh sister, was the brave one who climbed the ladder and courageously screwed it to the barn wall. I stood below fretting that i may the ambulance driver if she fell...