Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Calling all JunkGirls!

I was hanging out this evening with my JunkGirlfriends (Cassie, Andrea and Lynette) in a place called The Barn. We were having a grand old time reliving the wonderful time we had a JunkFest 2009. It was a great day to catch up with old friends and meet some new. I tell you what though, my JunkGirlfriends are some curvaceous BABES! Take a look at them here...

Oh, you're on to me aren't you!?

I'll fess up...I wasn't with the real JunkGirls tonight,
and I was in MY barn, you know, the kind with straw on the floor. I was cutting out these shapely shapes for some fun, funky wire dress forms I picked up this summer. The wood will be sanded and painted with chalkboard paint. What fun!! Two of these funky creations went out the door at JunkFest this year. Now, on to the reason I'm making's for ME! YIPPEE!! Us JunkGirls sometimes forget to treat ourselves to the fun stuff. Another is for the extremely talented Tamra of Just For You Jewelry and Beads. Tamra was a vendor again this year at JunkFest but even better yet...she has once again created a wonderful JunkGirl masterpiece. We made a little barter, funky dressform chalkboard for awesome JunkGirl necklace! WOOHOO!! And I super LOVE my necklace!! Check out Tamra's link on the sidebar of this page. If you're a real true'll find some awesome "junky" accessories at her site.
Check out the DIY projects and links here! And watch for our next post GIVE AWAY!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Before & After

One of my favorite pieces at JunkFest this year was a faux fireplace mantel that I "rehabbed" from it's original state. The mantel was pretty much already assembled and in place as a faux fireplace. It was just really ugly and in need of a facelift. You may recall from earlier posts that I'm a bit forgetful when it comes to taking "before" pics of anything. I did happen to get one shot of it before I tore it apart.

There she is, in all her fake brick beauty. She was actually sitting on a hearth made of those very same realistic looking bricks, but I decided to leave them behind. It was work enough just wrestling the fireplace away from the wall, what with the 40 or so 6" nails it was secured with! Okay, there were only 2 nails, whatever. I removed the top trim pieces so that I could re-use them, but had to cut a new that would be deep enough to accomodate the most fabulous vintage corbels that my father-in-law found for me (yay Ed! keep it comin'!)

After much color contemplation, I decided to do a white/stain overlay finish. First, I primed the entire piece with Kilz spray primer. I was liking how it looked so far, but it needed some extra "oomph" so I took apart an ornate little side table and used a piece from that to adorn the panel below the mantel shelf. Here she is primed and painted with flat white paint. Just needs a good sanding and staining for that time-worn look.

This last picture is the best "after" shot I had, and it was taken the morning of JunkFest...just before the madness began. I used a vintage chippy mirror in the insert and some ornate gold frames on top of the mantel. I was secretly hoping that no one would want her so I could bring her back home with me! But, shortly after the sale started, she was going out the door and headed to a new home. Oh well, lesson learned! Just so someone gets to enjoy her!

Check back soon for our very first give-away! And no, it's not a fireplace mantel...sorry!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Great Junk for Sale!

Attention Junkers! I've got a few fun things left that didn't sell at Junk Fest! I am posting these items I personally LOVE and thought some of you junkers may be interested in them. If you attended Junk Fest, give any of us girls a call to see if that item you can't forget about is still for sale!

The first item of mine is ONE of these pillows...the other sold. The pillows inside (new) are queen sized and the burlap was used. I cleaned and ironed the burlap and stenciled numbers in black. I stitched the ends with twine and knotted them at the top and bottom. The price is $35, plus s/h. How fun in a bedroom, porch or cabin?Here's an adorable little rusty stove. It's dimensions are 12x11x12. The inside could store cookbooks or the door left open to sit a plant in. The grate-like shelf is removable. Adorable? I think so!
Here's a close up of the front. It would also be functional in a bathroom holding lotions and bath essentials. Only $18 bucks!I love old safety deposit boxes. This one is only $14.The "label" is from a page in an old dictionary - the meaning of "home", but can be taken out. Sorry, I don't have the key, but the top opens and does shut tightly.This was a filing drawer that once held nuts and bolts. The label is actually original to the piece...only $12.For now it'll sit by my back entry and hold car keys.
Who the heck doesn't love an old rusty scale? Evidently this year's Junk Fest shoppers! It's only $12! For now, I'll leave it on my dining room table surrounded by fall decor. Again, this could also be used in a bathroom holding that extra roll of toilet paper...
This rusty piece made it to the sale, but for $18 bucks must have been too spendy. I decided to get out my new stencils and put my address on it. Love it filled with hydrangeas in my family room. This piece is no longer for sale, but if you live close to Carrington, give me a buzz and for a small fee I will stencil number(s) on an item or items you already have...Remember, shoot me an email if you're interested in any of the items I've listed for sale. Thanks so much for looking! Andrea

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Didn't make it to JunkFest? Here's what you missed!

Check out our displays...before the doors opened! There's only a handful of things left over so inquire if you're wondering.You can see more of our event at our friend Nicole's site, The Story of Us. She's one talented photographer!

Sale pictures, and flea market pictures coming soon!!

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