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Vanity Dresser turned to Desk

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While Shopping at a thrift store this old vanity was marked 9.99.  It was also a 20% off day.  Well I hated to pass that up.  I picked up the twin headboard at a local garage...

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beautiful weathered wood transformed, and still beautiful!

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remember my weathered wood?  http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/24638/help-me-with-my-beautiful-weathered-wood well, i finally did something with it! i took the house apart, and using some...

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lamps, lamps, everywhere!

i'm FINALLY done with these bedside lamps.  it feels like it took forever!  check out the befores and afters and all the details at my blog, curlyampcraftylamps...

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Funky Junky Furniture

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This last summer  I started some painting projects and now I'm finishing up.  My dining room needed a new look.  I think it now has a funky, cottage...

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Old warehouse cart turned coffee table

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Here's an idea for turning an old industrial cart into a coffee table...probably not a new idea, but I figured I'd share my take on this.  I refinished this one using a retro logo from my...

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Fringy Night Stands

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I know it resembles a parade float...but it's really a night stand. I took two home made, rickety tables and transformed them into kitschy little western night stands to be paired with a couple of...

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introduction and first time post!

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i'm a newbie here, and kind of to the "junk" world, but i've loved old things for ages!  i come by it honestly; my dad restores old cars and license plates, and my mom loves all sorts of...

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NAME-IES

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How fun are these 'letter tacs' that I've recently come across.  They are from the 1950's and were advertised as "NAME-IES" - Initials for Footwear Identification.  I haven't actually...

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Pink Sweater turned lampshade covering ..

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i had an old drum style lampshade .. i had a big bulky pink sweater with awesome big pink sweater covered buttons .. i had the current issue of country living magazine, which has an article on...

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Mid Century Modern Shaw Walker Redo

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i had purchased this vintage 1960s era shaw walker aluminum frame guest chair right before the holidays .. unsure what to do with it .. we tried selling it and it didn't sell .. this months issue of...

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"Sweet Spot"- CoffeeTime Lamps

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I found this little golf bag lamp in two tone brown and beige...it had a dented base (is that a divot?) and that yellow brass base that didn't look very good- so (just like the...

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"Coffee Doodle Do"- CoffeeTime Lamp

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This was one of my first lamps with the cup and saucer theme...after I got past the point that it was OK to show the handles back and forth instead of all on one side. Sometimes, being a little AR...

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"Eye-Full Tower" Lamp- CoffeeTime Lamps

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So the biggest part of building this (besides the permit....and you KNOW how those french people are!!) ....anyway, the biggest part was finding the PATIENCE to wait for the shade to appear. I found...

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"Second Cup is on the House" -CoffeeTime Lamp

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Everybody loves a free second cup!!  This one is made of multi colored cups and saucers ( note the different cup handle silhouettes) with an old Maxwell House 1 lb tin as the...

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'Coffee With Dick and Jane" CoffeeTime Lamp

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This one was a custom piece for my friend Audrey's mother.  When I asked her to tell me about her, she said that she had been in child care for over 10 years, and also very...

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"Coffee And My Secret Ingredient" -CoffeeTime Lamp

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This lamp is built on an inverted peanut-shaped plate as the base, with a mismatched cup and saucer in the front (perfect for spare keys, change or loose diamonds).  There are two cookbooks, a...

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Watch the Birdie...."6th Hole" Golfbag Lamp

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I found this little golf bag lamp in two tone brown and beige...it had a cheap, rust spotted brass base that didn't look very good- so I covered it with astro turf. and then added...

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"One Cup, with Cream and Sugar" CoffeeTime Lamp

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This little lamp title says it all-!! In a box of melmac, I had these extra parts...so I flipped over one cup as the base, added the saucer, then mixed up the cream n sugar colors.  The stove...

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"One Legged Flamingo" Mini Lamp

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So I found this lonely little lamp base in a second hand store...uses a nite light bulb.  It was metal, black and boring....and no shade. I took it home and started digging- found the flamingo...

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"Early Bird" CoffeeTime Lamp for a yard sale affectionado

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This was custom made for a yard sale and coffee fanatic (Happy Birthday, Jolene)! Her hubby, Matt, asked me if I could do one just for her.  I asked a few questions- what does she like...

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