furniture makeover

Latest Loves: Bead Board

This week’s Latest Love developed out of the Bead Board Hutch Shelf Makeover when a plain white shelf was transformed by adding a row of old mismatched pieces of bead board. I definitely liked bead board but I didn’t fall into full blown love with it until I saw how charming it was.  The difference it…

The April Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway Winner

April’s Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway topic was “My Junk Shopping List.”  I picked this month’s topic because of the shopping frenzy I’ve been on this month in preparation of the start of market season.    As it so happens, my Junk Shopping List is a mile long, ever changing and constantly being added to.   I might…

furniture makeover

Furniture Makeover- Bead Board Hutch Shelf

In preparation of an upcoming market, I needed to add a little “something” to a plain, little white painted wooden shelf.   I picked the shelf up at a thrift shop and quickly painted it a stark whitebecasue I needed it ASAP.  It had no back to it and wasn’t much of an attention grabber.  I…

Let Market Season Begin

May seems to be the starting point month for most market seasons everywhere.  Flea markets, rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales, antique shows and junk extravaganzas- they all seem to start when spring is headed into summer and continues until the fall.   I love this season.  I love selling at markets.  I get…

The Junk Addicts Unite April Giveaway and March Winner

The announcement for the winner of the Junk Addicts Unite March Monthly Giveaway is so very late and I apologize for that. Those of you that left comments tell us about your Best Junk Find Ever- thank you for taking the time to do so! The winner of the Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway for…

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Faking It

When I hear people talk about the word “patina” it seems to always be paired with a certain object.   I hear the word patina often used when someone is describing the aqua blue on an aged copper piece.  The deep brown of a metal object that has rusted past the beginning orange stages and onto…

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Latest Loves: Carts

I have a mental sticky note in my head of all the things I look for when out junk shopping. Some things come and some things go on the list but not wooden or metal carts. At Texas Antique Week, I saw carts everywhere I went.  Weathered wooden ones with rusted nail holes, gouges and…

Operation Texas Antique Week Part 2

My day started out at 3:00 this morning, when my alarm went off.  I actually sat up and thought, “What is that?!”  Nothing on this earth needed to be making a single sound at that time of the night…or early morning and it took me a minute to figure out what that rude, obnoxious, violent…

Junk Mobsters Part 5

After returning to the Junk Mobster’s Shop and being invited to pick from The Don’s secret collection, I returned every week to sit and chat with the Mobster Family.   La Familia was fierce to outsiders but once those outsiders were accepted, they were treated like family. On a recent trip I got to be a…