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Great Ways To Use Old Ladders

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Great Ways To Use Old Ladders

We know ya'll come across rickety old ladders at garage sales. Most men don't see the value in them so they toss em' out for garbage, after all, if they are rickety then they can't be used for their original purpose...right? 

Sooooo WRONG...

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Mid Century Makeovers Part 1

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Mid Century Makeovers Part 1

We haven't always been fans of the Mid Century Modern look but lately we have fallen in

love with some of the creative ways people have been "redoing" them. This basic white and brown look has caught our attention. Simple enough for just about anyone to try. Below the actual design within the piece itself created an easy pattern to follow. 

This look could be accomplished with a vinyl cutout also. 

Similar to the one above. 

This is actually an ikea dresser....same look as mid century but with an ikea price. 

A little busier pattern with the same type of results. 

We'll do another post on this style soon where the focus is on color... lots of color! This style of furniture can pull it off both ways. 

The Great Junk Hunt will have numerous vintage markets this year all over the country. See our show dates to see when we will be in your neck of the woods! 

Make your plans to attend today!

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Ever Wonder Why We Started All This Junkin Stuff? Here's A Look Back....

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Ever Wonder Why We Started All This Junkin Stuff? Here's A Look Back....

This blog is dedicated to FUNKY JUNK SISTER #1, my mother, Dixie. She is the original "Junk Queen". 

She taught me how to decorate on a budget. That means that you went rummaging at garage sales, estate sales and flea markets all the time. And I do mean all of the time, if we were in the car with mom we were on the hunt. She would turn in at every garage sale sign she saw, and as kids, believe me, that wasn't always a good thing. She would hear the whining too. "Not another one! Let's go home!"

If my brothers were in the car, oh Lordy watch out. They would make her miserable all the way home for that last stop. The trip home wasn't a short one either. We lived in a small town north of Spokane, Washington so the ride home took about 35 minutes.

When we arrived back at the farm everyone that didn't make the trip into town with her was forced (seriously forced) to see all of her new finds.

Back then I didn't appreciate the things she found. Now it's a different story.... now I have taken all that she taught me and turned it into money, treasures, or heirlooms for my family. Thanks Mom, I finally get it!!

Linda

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