Sunday, April 25, 2010


While I was rummaging last weekend I spotted this silver basket with wheels. I decided for $2.00 I could do something with it. I searched online and found one just like it with a liner for $49.00 and of course the super cute Pottery Barn one for $89.00.

Pottery Barn
I am always looking for places to put our laundry, with a family of 4 it seems to really pile up. Cute wicker hampers seem to be a thing of the past, or they are really expensive.
So with my new sewing class under my belt I thought I could attempt the liner with some muslin I picked up.

Here's my new hamper, it is so handy I am hoping to find another one someday.

Junk Mammas

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fabulous Find

Sandal is season is here. Time to get those toes pretty again.

I tried Sally Hansen's new Complete Manicure Nail Polish and loved it. It claims to be a complete manicure in a bottle. Five steps in one bottle, base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat. It also had a new style brush, that I liked.

I picked some up at Target, and I was impressed. I have had it on over a week with no chips or no wear with just two coats of polish. Our Target didn't have the greatest selection of colors, but the Sally Hansen web site does have quite a few. I picked out Commander in Chic and Pedal to the Metal. Check it out

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quick $1.00 project

Picked this piece up at a thrift sale last year for $1.00. I originally intended to use it for a ribbon holder, but it just didn't hold enough ribbon. I have been looking for a paper towel holder, but haven't been able to find one I like. They all seem to be black rod iron, or chrome.

So, I cut off the arms and the base was just the perfect size for a paper towel roll. I may paint it in the future, but for now, I like the dark wood.

Added this to The Shabby Nest's frugal Friday Party, check out all the great ideas over there.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, April 5, 2010

Man Cave

I think we all have one of these in our house, unfortunally for me ours is not in the basement. My husband occupies our den which is right off the dinning room and the walk way to our main floor bathroom. 3 deer, a bear, a turkey, and some ducks adorn this lovley space. Plus, my husband uses this room as his catch all place, hunting clothes, books, even his everyday clothes at times are in there for everyone to enjoy. :)

My challenge was finding some storage, something inexpensive that I could transform into a stylist piece of furniture. I am going for a sort of english study looking room, with wildlife and a Pottery Barn twist- not sure if that is even possible, but here is my first project.

I picked up this dresser for $50.00 at a local furniture store, they had a trade in sale and this was the best I have been able to find for the money.
Today, I painstakingly painted it black. It is sort of an MDF material, so needless to say the painting didn't go so well. I sanded and repainted mulitple spots to just get the paint to stick. After inhaling all the fumes, I went to purchase pulls for the drawers, I came home with 6 pulls because I have 6 drawers right, wrong each drawer needs 2 pulls so tomorrow Iwill be off to the hardware store.
Stay turned for the finished product and some other touches I picked up for the room.

The Junk Mammas

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter~

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!
The Junk Mammas

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fairy House

Since Spring break is this week, I knew I needed a few things planned for my daughter to keep her from wanting a friend over everyday. We decided on making a fairy house I seen a few years back on a blog everything nice.

We got all our supplies at Micheal's and I already had the moss and saucer at home. My daughter painted the bird house I mean fairy house. And I hot glued everything else as she directed me to the correct placement. We left it outside for the fairies to pay a visit and leave a note with a little fairy dust. But the fairy forgot to stop by last night, so she was running around at 6:30 this morning leaving a quick note about how much she liked her new house. I was thinking that it would make a nice gift for my niece's birthday, if I bundled up all the supplies for her and her mom to make together.

We are enjoying a week of abnormally high temps around here. It is suppose to be close to 80 today normal high of 50. I am not prepared. So I am off to locate where are the shorts and sandals have gone. Hoping they still fit from last year.

The Junk Mammas