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Chair Redo

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When I couldn't find the exact right vinyl to reupholster these chairs, I went with this VERY COOL/FUN coated fabric instead

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Vintage Record Tidbit Display

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Once in a while at garage sales I would find small old records {the size of an old 45 rpm} with a small center hole {45s usually have a large center hole}. With these in hand, I took apart a thrifted...

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License Plate Letter Signs

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Lately, in addition to the large license plate maps I make, I've been receiving orders for a lot of signs made with assorted vintage license plate letters. I created a tool on my website where...

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This week's alley finds

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The week is just two days old, and I've drummed up these two treasures on my way to work. I can't wait to get on refinishing them. Oak was last week's theme; I found an oak chair for my office, and...

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Trunk Turned Settee

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We are trunk obsessed. Trunks and Junk.

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Coke Crate Table

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Another creation that started from the shed!  My mother gave me 2 of these dilapitated Coke crates.  I had no idea what I'd do with them but I certainly wasn't going to turn them...

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Baccy Tins & Shipwreck Nails

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I love old tobacco tins and metal matchbox covers but they tend to gather dust. I just found this very large and beautiful old vase and, upturned on a turned wood base, it suits them perfectly...

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Samco Heater Upcycled Bird House

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I was really happy the way this birdhouse turned out. It started with an antique white enamel/porcelain metal gas space heater shell. I then fabricated some metal flashing to cover up the holes...

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

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I found this vanity at one of the local thrift shops.  My Grandma used to have one just like it when I was a kid.  I got the fella down from $80 to $40!  It was in good shape...

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Junk Architect ~ My Home Furnishings Store

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Back in 1990 I realized my dream. by opening a home store named NEW FRONTIER, which featured my furniture and junk creations.

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Horseshoe Picture Hanger

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Found the old frame at Goodwill. Painted and distressesed the finish and added the embellished horseshoe hanger...ready for a nice western print. 

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Vintage Go-Kart Coffee Table/Wine Bar

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I saw this Robin's egg blue vintage go-kart and just knew it had to come home with me.  It just screamed "make me into something fabulous!"  I found the 2 metal metal crates on the same...

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Vintage JEWELRY Sign

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I went waaaaay back for inspiration.

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Hey Mr. Postman!

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I stumbled across this 1950's postal chute the other day.  The "junk" lobe of my burned-out brain refused to leave it behind.  The problem is that I don't know what to do with it nownbsp...

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At the end of the rainbow... an ANTIQUE SHOW!

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POT OF GOLD ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE!  Come visit our 15th annual show in March, 2012 in Grayson, Kentucky.  it will be held March 24 & 25 at the Middle School on William and Mary...

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4 Old Plates = 10,000 Lakes

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Finally had a chance to do a map of Minnesota out of vintage plates. This one needed a green-ish base to match with a great room wall. I love the fact that I was able to find plates from the 50s for...

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Another file cabinet re-do

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I'm new to Junkmarket, and to the world of junking, which is why I didn't think to take "before" photos of my first few projects. This cabinet is at least forty years old, was badly damaged, and...

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Apron Window Valence

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Vintage aprons were used as valences in my Nifty 50s Kitchen at my Nostalgic Private House rental. I simply cut a small slit opening on the inside in the waist banding for the curtain rod...

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Vintage Revival

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I found this dresser for dirt cheap in a thrift store.  I bought it for a friend to make into a vanity, but he did not...

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More Wood and Metal

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I found this file cabinet in a basement collecting dust and someone was throwing out this 1950s wood trunk covered in old masking tape.  I got it for free.  It took 2 hours to...

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