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Wash Tub Fairy Garden

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Worn-out wash tubs create the perfect setting for fairy campgrounds.

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Get your Lighting in Gear!

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Save those junky car parts as the foundation for an elegant lamp!

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Ceiling light made by a washing machine drum

A fully upcycled project. I took the drum from metal scrap yard. I put only three steel wire rope slings of one metre lenght each and I made it.

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Turkey Feeder Planter

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I came across three turkey feeders the other day and thought it was about time to put them to use!

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Coffee Table

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Practically creepy, creepily practical.

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Fab '50s Mini Bar

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In the top, we added a cubby for tumblers, coasters and other essentials, and a removable, insulated ice box. The bottom features a wine rack, a drawer for wine glasses and cabinet space for other...

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An Elegant Junky Holiday

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Welcome to a Junky Holiday! The best kind of holiday to have! Why, you ask? Well, it's easy, it's elegant, and...it's junk-inspired! Check it out! There is a longer...

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Test #1

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An experiment with some odds and ends

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A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

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With the cool weather in Minnesota, I thought I'd share a throwback post from October of 2010. Hope it gets you in the Fall spirit!

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Pin-up simplicity

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This is a just a pairing of items that facinate me. I love the work of pin-up artist George Petty and this hood ornament was designed by him for the 1955 Nash line. I also love the simple vintage...

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A Pair of Industrial Style Lamps

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These two industrial style lights have a shorter base than earlier efforts.  I think that the proportions are better with these lamps.

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Entry table

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Entry table, couch table, made from a couple old drawers I came across.

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New Life "Cooked Up" for Worn-out Pots

Vintage Club cooking pots get a new lease on life as planters.

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Upcycled Vintage Cookie/Candy Tin Bird Feeders

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An abundance of cookie/candy tins at thrift stores and garage sales make these so fun to do. Usually connected with a candlestick and topped off with different vintage items such as a metal light...

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Biggest. Map. Ever.

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Hey, it's Sue here! On our way to Nashville so we thought we'd spend the week doing a throwback to previous posts! To start it off, we thought we'd share this little ditty from Design Turnpike with his map of the good old USA in honor of the Winter Olympics! Love it! ~Sue _______________________________________________________________ So, a previous client called and asked, "Just how big of a map COULD you make?" And so, this project began. Months later, I am ready to ship out a map made of license plates that is 10 feet wide by 6...

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Industrial Tripod Spotlight

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This is a nice industrial style light that I assembled from picked pieces.  The wood leg tripod is for a surveyor's transit that was long departed.  It was found at a local garage sale...

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Vintage watering can planter.

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Here's a recycled watering can that is no longer suitable to hold water.   Planted with creeping jenny, variegated vinca and room for annuals.

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Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

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This summer has been quite busy and needless to say I didn't get a very good start in getting my flower pots planted. So I thought maybe I'd go back into the archives of JMS and pull up a post from the summer of 2009! That way I can still enjoy my porch...at least what it looked like back in 2009! I hope you enjoy it, too!

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Creative Succulents

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This rusty old toolbox works great for the Cactus. 

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How Grate Owl Art

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Hootie the Owl is created from a vintage grater, peeler, tea infuser, bottle opener and finished with an aluminum vintage spade cookie cutter. He asked not to be painted as he is sensitive to enamel...

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