The Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway: The Boxing Gloves


Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway

So, what’s with the boxing gloves?

I joked often about fighting, bringing your best fight face and brawling at the thrift shop.

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But really, “the fight” is so much more than that.

   It’s about the reasons behind why you must rescue that piece of junk, complete that project, protect your ideas, keep your focus.  It’s about believing in what you’re doing and the reasons why you’re doing it- maybe your vision has to do with that one project or a series of them,  maybe you want to quit your day job and start a business, maybe you want to be a vendor at a market or sell online, maybe you want a blog or website, maybe you want to write a book or have a little shop, maybe you want to start an entire movement.

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Whatever our hopes and dreams are, we fight for them because we know that it is just a matter of time before those hopes and dreams become our reality.  It’s called vision, your vision, and we fight fiercely to protect it from others and from our own self doubt and we will keep on fighting for it until there is no more fighting to do.

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The boxing gloves represent everything that you should be proud of, no matter where you are in your particular fight.

 I, for one, want to have seven t-shirts for every day of the week because, I, too, have fought many a good fight– against other doubters and the hardest battle of all, against myself.

At the very beginning of it all, I sat alone on a roof top of an abandoned old house taking a break from salvaging and let the self-doubt creep in: “What am I doing?!”  I questioned myself.  “Stop it!“  I said as an answer. “You know what you are doing.  You might not know exactly where you are going BUT you know exactly what you are doing.”  I just knew that I was on to something and it didn’t matter what anyone else thought.  It was my vision and although it was a bit murky at that moment, I was going to fight for it. No matter what.


Here’s an bonus way to enter the Junk Addicts Unite Giveaway…

Leave a comment on this post (Why the Boxing Gloves?) by telling me and your fellow Junkies about your own fight.  What hopes and dreams do you have for yourself and your junk?  

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Here are the other ways you can enter to win a Junk Addicts Unite t-shirt:

1.  Subscribe to the Old House Chic Blog.  If you have already subscribed…

2.  Spread the word!  Recruit a friend, family member, loved one, fellow Junkie or anyone that might want to be a part of the Junk Addicts Community by subscribing to the Old House Chic Blog.  Let me know you recruited someone by sending me an email at

3.  Like Old House Chic on Facebook.

The Junk Addict Giveaway will be open until Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 11:59pm MST.  A winner will be announced on Friday, November 21, 2014.

If you miss out on this giveaway, The Junk Addict Unite t-shirt, designed by the lovely genius Kaylie Hall at 68 Designs, will be available for a limited time at the Old House Chic Shop on Etsy.

Good luck!


  1. Sara Rayburne
    November 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    My junk is of a different sort. I promote kids giving back by donating and giving their time. I also enjoy crafts using upcycled materials!

  2. Sandy
    November 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I am a former director of a non-profit that helped women transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. It was awesome to watch the transformations and new lives begin. Due to health reasons I had to resign. I’ve been searching for that new vision, purpose and fulfillment. I know it has something to do with my love for antiques, repurposing junk, art, selling stuff I’ve inherited or maybe something else. I’m struggling…but I’m NOT throwing in my boxing gloves!

    • bernadette
      November 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Sandy- I love your resilience, strength and refusal to ever give up! You are such an inspiration and I am so glad you are a fellow Junk Addict!

  3. Pam Ballard
    Pam BallardReply
    November 18, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love junk, rusty, crusty and plain shabby. I always joke the rustier the better. Right now I am fighting not to buy but to treasure all the junk I accumulated during the passing of my parents last year. Clearing out the stuff that doesn’t mean as much and cherishing the stuff that does.

    • bernadette
      November 20, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it? I have found that the more I try to not see/buy/rescue junk the more I find/acquire/obtain!!

  4. Pam Ballard
    Pam BallardReply
    November 18, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I have been a subscriber to yours for sometime. Thanks again.

  5. Pam Ballard
    Pam BallardReply
    November 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I like Old House Chic on facebook.

  6. Ronnda
    November 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    There is just something special about seeing the beauty in what many others view as useless junk. Nobody in my family wanted several pieces that belonged to my grandparents, so I have my grandma’s Hoosier cabinet, a corner cabinet my grandpa (who died before I was born) built, and another awesome cabinet that was my other grandma’s displayed proudly in my home. Of course I painted them all white, and there are so many times I wish these pieces could talk and share stories about my grandparents. I have been told I have way too many chairs, both adult and child sized. It doesn’t bother me though, because when we have gatherings at m house everybody has a seat! And boy, oh boy do I have a ton of pieces that were found on the side of the road that were left in hopes they would find a new home or just left out to be tossed (gasp!) in the garbage! 🙁 I proudly adopt these pieces and give them a new life. My fight is to keep these beautiful pieces out of the landfill even though they are not so beautiful when I find them. My husband is also on my team. Several times he has brought home “beautiful” pieces abandoned on the side of the road, and once this summer in the Home Depot parking lot! He knows what I like, and free is always a very good price! 🙂

    • bernadette
      November 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Good for you for seeing the value of memories in each of the family heirlooms you kept! It’s always good to have a good partner in life to share your love of junk with- what a wonderful hubby!

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