Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Custom Order

  A gentleman called me last year looking for a dresser that he wanted painted in antique white, French typography and an ebony wax. Sure, no problem, come check out what we currently have. He came out, looked around, nothing caught his eye.  He told me he would call me again, he was building a new home several miles away and it was not finished.

  Fast forward a year, he called.  He had found a beautiful dresser from the 1920's, all the drawers pulled smooth and it was in solid shape.  He wanted to know if I would just add the graphics and  wax it.  I said yes, although I was leary.  I filled a jar with paint and told him three solid coats of paint.  

  He called me 3 days later, he was done and wanted to bring out the dresser, when could I get started? Wow, that was fast!!  Bringing out the dresser was the easy part, now try to choose a design. Even I take awhile with what design to draw, but nothing like Wes!  Several hours later we had a plan.  Thank you The Graphics Fairy for so many beautiful designs to choose from! If you haven't visited The Graphics Fairy's website, you should!  You will be amazed! 

  When I finished the dresser, graphics, wax and a top coat, I called him.  He was anxious to come over and pick it up, he had guests coming and this dresser was going in the guest bedroom.  I faced the dresser towards the driveway and opened the studio overhead door. There it was in all it's glory!  So often when you are working on a piece, you really don't appreciate it, until you can stand back and look at it. 

  This is Wes's guest bedroom dresser! 

  He rang my doorbell and before I could get out the door, he was hugging me! He loved it, packed it up and away he went! 

  Another happy customer! 

  Check out the detail! 

  The paint is antique white from General Finishes Milk Paint.  Graphics, The Graphics Fairy and Ebony wax from Mon Bri Wax.  Please show these retailers some live, for their fabulous products! 

  I love what I do! A little piece of my soul goes with every piece I complete! 

Peace, love & junk, 


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Summer junkin', who's in?


  It's summer in the country, it took forever to get here!  We have had tons of rain and below normal temps, yet it's still summer! Jump for joy! Ok, I digress, summer junkin fun!  

  Estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, auctions, oh my!  The choices are endless, yet my budget is not! I have been concentrating on smalls, more for your money, while the studio is packed with furniture for now. 

  What items are you looking for? My list is:  linens, tootsie toys or Tonka small trucks, door knobs, vintage Christmas items, vintage Christmas bulbs {{I can't get enough of them! }}, pink depression glass, old bottles, cobalt blue old bottles, globes & flags.  I have an electric style, so I will look at everything, eye candy! 

  Check out a couple of my summer junkin' finds so far! 

  Yes, I picked up this old scale, insert a potted plant and you have a fabulous hanging plant! 

  We picked up an old piece of stained glass at an auction.  No one else wanted it, no frame and it was bowed.  My hubby, very carefully flattened it out, added a wooden frame and painted it.  It now hangs in our sunroom! Perfect addition and fabulous piece! 

  I picked up the sun dial and two turtle sprinklers at another summer auction.  I can't get enough garden treasures.  And to think, someone else thought they were junk! 

  Keep junkin', the summer is still young.  While ridin' {{on the back}} I am always keeping my eyes open for great finds, with the wind in my hair! 

  peace, love & junk, 


Mr. Funky Junk and I! <3

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July friends...

  Time to share some Independence Day pics! Happy 4th of July everyone! 🇺🇸✌️

  I painted this commode several years ago. Every time I post a pic, I am asked if it is for sale and what the price is?  My response, SOLD.  Although, I want to paint another one.  It is the coolest!

  This pic was from last year, my kitchen table.  I love sunflowers! 

  My antique space at the Maumee Antique Mall with a little bit of the red, white & blue. 

  Summertime, and the living is easy... I took this pic in Sturgis, S.D. Several years ago while we were on vacation and I love it!  It doesn't get any better than this! 

  Can we keep summer all year long? Our front porch is always decked in red, white & blue! 

  And so is our shack!  This pic was taken last fall, I need to get out there and get some new pics this year. 

  Of course our cannon has a flag.  Doesn't everyone have a cannon in their back yard? Don't mind all the tire tracks in the grass, we have had so much rain this spring and summer. We want to see the sun Mother Nature! 

  I will leave you with a pic of our funky junk truck, it's a perfect faded shade of red! That's Ethan & Emily at last years 4th of July party, they had a blast! They will be here again this year for fun, food, family and the charged up golf cart! 

  Be safe this holiday and please remember to reflect on everything this beautiful country has to offer, freedom! 

   Peace, love & junk, 


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