Sunday, August 30, 2009

5 reasons to be at JunkFest

Five good reasons to be at JunkFest 2009... #1. WHEELS, lots and lots of wheels.
#2. BURLAP, rough, rustic and in all it's natural glory.
#3. RUSTED perfection.
#4. CHIPPY elegance.#5. Enough SURPRISES to knock your socks off!
So don't forget to come to Carrington, ND...just like this iron piece says!!
And get there early, so you can pay your $2 charity admission and get in line!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Check this out!

One of the perks of hangin' with the JunkFest gals is gettin in on the goods before the rest of the world! I snagged this baby up last year a good 10-12 hours before the sale even began!! Yep....Andrea was hauling this gem into the building and I was oohing and ahhing and drooling on myself as she did so. This gorgeous re-creation wasn't in the door 10 minutes before I was loading her up in my 'burb and headin' for home!
According to Andrea, this beautiful wine buffet was not always the Cinderella you see here. Seems there were several pieces the back, the top, and perhaps the bottom, but she waved her magic junk wand and came up with what you see here. It fits perfectly in my dining room, and holds a good 8-10 bottles of wine. Or 8 good bottles of wine....or 8 cheap bottles of decide.

What you see here is an inverted (junk-speak for 'upside down') heat register grate, in place of the now-vacant drawers. Guess those were missing too. For those of you who don't already know this, our Junk Girl is very resourceful!! Wonder whose house those grates came from??!

I'm really sorry that no one else got to eyeball this beauty at last year's JunkFest, but I'm not gonna lie....I'm thrilled that it's MINE. I'm fairly certain that you'll find equally fabulous pieces at JunkFest '09. All you gotta do is show up! Gotta you can see, I'm getting low on wine!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

JUNK FEST: It's all about the three R's

When people ask us what the heck Junk Fest is, I always find it hard to explain. Then while cleaning up some great heavy cast aluminum letters I found recently, it dawned on me that our answer should simply be that Junk Fest is just all about the three R's: Restore, Restyle and Repurpose...yep, that's really what it is in a nutshell.
And AFTER Junk Fest, the three R's will be all about Rest, Relaxation and Refresh. For me, the Refresh part will include that is...but hey, that's just me!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Numbers, jewelry, and a junk story...

Man, I love blogland! It's the best thing ever since the whole junk craze entered my life! Finding new blogs has been very addicting, and reading these junk blogs makes me feel like I've known you all for YEARS! It's great! For example, I actually think Sweet Melissa on this site first found Artsy-Fartsy girl, Janna, and told the other three of us how hilarious she is...and we love the junk she finds. You have no idea how many times I've laughed outloud reading her blog at my desk at work. Oops, did I just say that?

So, while reading her blog a couple weeks ago at home (wink) I see she has these metal numbers for sale...I love numbers and knew I had to have them. I mean, seriously, the 1 & 4 will be adorable on my mantel in February for Valentine's Day. Hello! Cute! OR just the 4 on the 4th of July! Hello! Cute!Then the next day I see this necklace she posted and loved it! So, I emailed her and was mine! Hello! Cute! So, she sends the great metal numbers to me today, along with the necklace and inside the package is an added bonus: this spoon with JUNK GIRL on it! My blog name! Hello! Cute!
The two charms I already had and I think the three go together well. It's SO me! How did she know?! Please check out her blog by clicking here: The girl has me in stitches daily with her great humor/stories, and she will you, too. So, today I thought I'd tell you a "funny" story myself, and it just happens to be junk related.

A couple years ago a house in town was being torn down, and word on the street was they were selling everything in it - doors, windows, woodwork, etc. The guy at the house asks me if I am looking for anything in particular and I ask if there were any old cupboards. He tells me there are some, down in the basement. Well, I proceed to follow him down in this dark, damp, smelly basement to find the cupboards were ugly and not at all what I wanted. So, I follow him back upstairs and leave. A few days later I find out the guy is a REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER. Oh, nice one! Just dandy. You have to understand: 1) this would only happen to me, and 2) don't tell my husband because he has no idea I was an IDIOT and went in a basement alone with a complete stranger. After the horrific discovery, I unfortunately made the mistake of blurting it to my lovely co-workers who understandably have never let me live it down to this day. No, I wasn't attacked and thank God I evidently wasn't interesting prey. They tell me I would have gone down in that basement even if I had known, since they are aware I have gone to great lengths for junk. Uh, NO!!

Hey, if you've got a great/fun/inspiring or disturbing story (like mine) to tell, please leave a comment. After all, we could all use a good laugh!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Mum's" the word...

Is fall really in the air already?! Harvest...pumpkins...back to school...crisp air evenings...ripe tomatoes on the vine? Yes, it's hard to believe our summer is quickly slipping away! I stopped by our local discount store to grab a few things yesterday over my lunch hour and there in the front of the store were these colorful mums... had apparently just arrived...yet another reminder that fall is upon us...There's a chance you'll find mums filled in some of our junk creations at this year's Junk Fest...Sorry I don't have any other pictures to share today, but time is of the essence...we're all four knee deep in paint and stain! And, unbelievably, we are still searching for more great junk to sell! That's right people, the great junk hunt will NEVER be over...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

JunkFest 2008 re-cap!

The JunkGirls have been busy, busy bring you the best sale ever! September 12, just around the corner...YIPPEE!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

29 days and counting!

Only 29 more days until JunkFest '09....are you ready? You won't believe what we have in store for you this year....!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Do your homework...JUNK STYLE!!

This desk just screamed at me..."Make me functional, and make me FUN!" (and yes I get a little help once in a while. Bribes work)

By the way, this desk was a Thrift Store score!! Check out these other awesome thrift finds and redos at Bloggeritaville!
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