“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Washboard Mirror and....

Recently at an auction I came across a washboard with no scrub board. I immediate thought of a mirror could be added to this!!!! There were a total of three washboards standing there waiting for their new owners and I really wanted the "broken" one and thought they would let the bidders pick which one they wanted for the highest price and then I could get the broken one cheap!! Well, they decided to sell all 3 as a lot, that was OK by me, since I have 3 places to sell them now. As you can tell I got them all!! 
So, I asked my husband to help, and he removed the bottom rail, and measured the opening. It had grooves in to hold the scrub board part so I new it should be easy!! 
The mirror I found at a yard sale a day after the auction and after a trip to the local hardware store for a glass cutter. I thought we had one but after looking for it he just went to get one. After he cut it from the back sade he thought he should have cut it from the front so he measured and cut again, still no break. He then decides he should have got the glass break too. Glass Break tool? never knew of such a thing so off to the hardware store again!  Well, it worked and here you can see the finished project!!

Now since I am on the subject of washboards I want to share a pic of one of my yard sale finds. A washboard cabinet, this was done long before pinterest!!! It has 2 would shelves inside and a latch to keep it closed. It also had 2 saw teeth hangers on the back for hanging on the wall. As you see in the pic I just had it hanging on the display with a jute string, for easy hanging. It did sell pretty quickly!!

That's all the Junk for today!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


After buying one of these from a booth at a craft mall for a gift I decided to make one.
I did a little research online and came up with this!
(the one I bought used 2 copper reducers one smaller than the other) 

 A washer big enough so it doesn't fall into the bottle, and a nut! the inside hole of the nut and the washer are the same, don't know the size, just so the wick fits snug.  I used a funnel to add the tiki fuel to the bottle. The wicks can be found a variety of places, look or ask for replacement tiki wicks. they are about 8 inches long.
I have seen some with flat marbles, stones, etc in the bottles too. It looks nice on the clear bottles and also uses less fuel, when you want to have more bottles.
 Fun project to do with the guys in your life! 
Fire and Wine!!

Here is a photo of what the wicks look like.

Also, any bottle will work, I like the labels on you may not.
Beer bottles for a more casual look!
Or maybe you want to glam them up with glitter!!

What ever you decide!!
All this junk was found in the basement or garage!
Except for the wick and fuel!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Console Table Makeover

I just love this darling little console table and love the way it turned out!

Here is the before!

I wanted to make better photos so I tried styling it! I love furniture pieces when they are photographed outdoors. Besides that I have no good place inside!

 If you noticed, this piece only had one knob, with the help of my husband, he measured drilled another hole.
The knobs are from Hobby Lobby,  not really loving them but they could easily be changed out.

This id my favorite photo, I like the branches of the tree in the top of the frame.

 Books, bird, camera and nest, just plucked them off the shelves in the house!

You can see in the photos I distressed the paint with grit 220 sandpaper, I just used black craft paint I had on hand and also used beeswax to finish the piece. 

The best part is distressing!!

 The inside was decoupaged with dictionary pages and Modge Podge. A layer of MP on the furniture and another layer of MP on the page then apply to furniture. I left it dry and then another layer of MP over the pages.

No particular order, just tore the edges, and if it didn't fit just tore it again, I filled in small gaps with small torn pieces.

Note to self, the books on the inside should be over on the other side!!!

Hope you enjoyed this little transformation, as much as I enjoyed creating it and photographing it!

Have a Great JUNKIN DAY!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Couple Quick Projects

Now that I use GOGGLE CHROME I can post pictures now, most of the pics I have been taking are on my phone, but here are three that I downloaded to the computer.
 First is a Memo board using leftover pieces of grain sack from the sewing bench fro the previous post, mounted on foam board, used cotton string and wound it around and glued buttons where ever the lines met. Placed it in an old frame, added hangers on the back and ready to go!!!

 Here is another card holder for a small wedding, anniversary or even a birthday party.

And, last is a vintage aluminum cookie canister, I found at a yard sale, the top was originally copper color and someone painted it green and I painted it with chalkboard paint.
A great way to take cookies to a party or picnic and let everyone know what is inside!
( I also just did a vintage cake carrier too! )

That"s all for today!
One more quick update, We opened a third Booth in Big Valley Antique Mall, Milroy PA.

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