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The March Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway and A Winner

 Welcome to the March Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway and congrats to Liz Anthony, the winner of the February Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway! We start out the March Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway a day late BUT, here we are, fighting our way through the technical issues and all the other unexpected things that…

One Last Chance! February Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway

When I think about extreme makeovers I imagine me suddenly with long fingernails.  They would look good for the first minute, when I wasn’t using my hands.  But when life did require me to use my hands, those long, gorgeously painted fingernails are now just plain getting in my way.  One would be ripped off…

A How To Saturdays Disaster

This last Friday, I started putting together my How To Saturday Post.  I decided to teach all of y’all how to make your own milk paint. I went out, early on Friday evening to hit a grocery store for my small list of ingredients.  Seriously, I needed to pick up three ingredients.  This post is starting…

Junk Addicts Unite February Giveaway

We are already nearing the end of February and the end of another Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway.  What is the Junk Addicts Unite Monthly Giveaway? Every month,  you can submit your story based on the featured topic for a chance to win the official t-shirt of all Junk Lovers.  In January, the topic was Your…

Latest Loves: Old Toolboxes

The first metal tool box that caught my eye was buried among tools and construction supplies in lonely corner of a thrift store.  It was a forest green metal tool box, with metal latches and a metal handle on the top.  It seemed like my version of “well loved”- scratched, dented, dinged, mssing paint and…

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Junk Crazed Part 1

This past weekend started out like an ordinary one with a little bit of extra time on my hands.  My normal 40+ hour a week had me going to training and, because of that, I was traveling past several new junk shops. I stopped in at one when I saw a really neat cubby.  I…

The Old House Chic Extreme Makeover

It is nothing new for me to give all manner of antique, vintage and salvage pieces a makeover- no matter if it’s a piece of furniture or a railroad cart.  The pieces that wind up in my hands are usually past their prime and need a little love and that is when I feel my…

Latest Loves: Antique Brass Stencils

While I was shopping at the Two Gentlemen Antique Shop, I came across a long wooden box.  A lid that was meant to slide along the length, within grooves, was set on top. I lifted the box lid and immediately noticed a thin piece of brass sheet metal that was cut in a stencil type…

Operation: Texas Antique Week

Twice a year, a sleepy little section of the Texas Hill Country comes alive with an event that people come from all over the world to visit- Texas Antique Week.  It’s actually more like 3 to 4 weeks and happens twice a year.  The little towns, that have only single digit populations, swell with countless…

Junk Mobsters Part 3

A few weeks after being thrown out of the Junk Mobster Shop, I saw a flyer on a bulletin board in a little coffee shop, for an estate sale.  The estate sale was for a founding family of a little town and I knew it would be good. I scouted out the house the day before,…