Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seaside Find

Usually my treasures come from the side of the road 
but this one... 
comes form the side of the sea...

Knowing how much I love old wood, my youngest daughter came home from the beach the other day with a very weathered piece of redwood that she found on the beach...

She knew I'd like it! 
And I sure did!

I cut the wood into pieces and screwed them together....

The wood was beautifully weathered!
I added a piece as a bottom and matched the color with paint...

When the box was put together I stenciled on the word "port"
and then heavily sanded it to distress the word.

"Port" because it was found by the sea...

I ended up with a simple but beautiful box for flowers 
that reminds me of my thoughtful youngest daughter. 

She sure knows what her Mom likes!...


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Great Impulse Buy!

 I was making my weekly trek to the 
neighborhood Salvation Army...

And as I pulled up there was a big truck outside. 
They were loading or unloading furniture, I couldn't tell which...
I spied this big thing with a lot of architectural charm looking like it was being taken off the truck....

It looked like white oak and it had beautiful carvings.... 
 the thing was massive

I quickly asked if they were selling it but at that point had 
no idea what it was that I wanted to buy...

The manager said, "Yes, how about $25.00?".... but I'd have to hurry because it was going on this truck right now....

Ok! I'll take it! 

15 minutes later....
Here it is in my garage...
it weighs about 100 lbs and is 7' tall and 6' wide!!...

(There was no way I was sneaking this thing in the house...)

And here it is in my living room....

We have this big opening between the living room where 
we watch TV and the rest of the noisy house,  
we tried to block off the room with a curtain....

But how great is this!!!

Luckily I spoke up fast or this baby would be on it's way to 
"who knows where" on a truck....

Sometimes it pays to speak up!

 According to my sister-in-law, it was upside-down (duh!).
I flipped it over and it looks even better with the 
heavy molding on the bottom! 
I think she's right!

Linking to the blogs I love! 

Would you buy it?

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Homeroad the Store


Stop by 
for Kristin's lovely

Did you know Homeroad has an Etsy shop?

and it can be found here!

Here is a small sampling of some of the great items 
you can find at the shop...




Come on by and give it a look!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An Interview With Me!

 Come on over!

Today I'm being interviewed by

Cherie Burbach

Cherie is a journalist that interviews all kinds of writers.
 She's talked to successful bloggers, novelists, online columnists, poets, an audio book talent and just about everything in between.

I'm especially excited about her section on Artsy Bloggers!

So come on over and check us out today...

You'll learn a little more about me
and you can learn new tips about
blogging, writing, and publishing.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Bed Tray

I found this little table at the thrift store...
pretty ugly but $2 and it had potential...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Nautical Mantel

Living near the water, a nautical mantel is a given....

with a little bit of rusty things thrown in for good measure...

Ahoy Maties!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

OMTWI We Have a Winner!!!

The Winner of 

Get the crown ready....
The Pennington Point
her deck re-do won 1st place!
(no doubt!)

Second place went to 
Amy from 
Our Dish

And third place went to me :)
(I so wanted that crown!)

Thank you for voting!
These were my projects....

week #1- "Patriotic Theme"

Rustic Bunting

week #2- "Animal Theme"
Junky Birdhouse

week #3- "Natural Elements"
Shell Sifting Boxes


week #4- "Furniture"
The Fleur de Lis Table

I gave it a good shot and

I had a lot of fun competing!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Picket Fence Planter

You might remember this picket fence from my Garden Table post?

I got a little tired of it as a fence...


A few cuts...
A few screws...
(yes, I was working at night!)

A little swearing...

and I turned it into a picket fence planter box...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Making a Demijohn

Did you see those awesome Demijohn's in the Ballard Catalog?
Aren't they beautiful?!

Well I can do that! 

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