Sunday, May 18, 2014

Spring is in the air!

  After a long and brutal winter, spring is here.  Yes, N.W. Ohio has the great distinction of being named the city/area with "The Worst Winter in the U.S."!  So you can understand why we were looking so forward to spring this year. 

  Every change of seasons brings work and enjoyment in the country.  Time to drop the blade from the tractor and charge up the golf cart.  We will check on the shack and think about opening the pool!

  The trees are budding and the flowers are popping!  I picked up my sunflower seeds and hope to get them in the ground soon.  I had hoped to plant some pumpkins this year, but that will have to wait until next year.  Why, well I fractured my arm in two places, so I am very limited as to what I can accomplish.

  So spring leads to summer and that means, fun, food, family, bonfires and hanging out at the shack!  Fun times and fabulous memories!

For now, peace, love & junk, 

Funky Junk from the Country

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Vintage French inspired commode

Funky Junk from the Country

  This piece is one of my favorites!  Simple, elegant & chic!  I purchased this piece from a high school friend's Mom.  His Mom was moving out of the home she had lived in for 20+ years and was not able to take everything with her.  So this piece and several others needed to find a new home.

  Yes, this piece was missing several handles and really needed a fresh coat of paint.  The bones of the piece were in fantastic shape, the harp towel bar was intact!

  My favorite paint brand is General Finishes Milk Paint.  So this piece would need several coats of paint, to freshen it up!  I then used General Finishes Pitch Black glaze over the entire piece. A rub down with very fine {0000} steel wool was next.  I then added graphics, from "The Graphics Fairy".  The Graphics Fairy is a free site and has tons of tutorial information, check it out!  I know you will love it, like I do!  This piece needed to be simple yet elegant, so I didn't want to over do it!  I use black oil "Sharpies" to complete my graphics .  Add elegant clear glass handles and knobs!  Ohhh-la-la! 

  Next up is to photograph the piece, determine a price and which antique mall to deliver it to?  Well it went to the Maumee Antique Mall, Maumee, Ohio and sold two days later.  

  I am sure this piece is at home wherever it is.  Enjoy!

  Thank you so much for taking a moment to catch up on my journey for junk!

Peace, love & junk,