Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend project

I found this at a rummage sale close to my house about a month ago. Paid $20.00 for this little table, a desk for my sons room and a chair. I saw one of these on someones blog painted and thought it was really cute, otherwise I probably would have passed it up. I had been looking for a small night stand for my daughters room with storage and thought this would work.

I started painting before I took a picture, but above is the before.

Found this little drawer pull at Anthropology for $4.00, it had plaid fabric in it. I switched it out with my bargain Pottery Barn Kids bedding fabric.

Painted it pink, and now it's ready for Maddie's room! Linking this up to Just A Girl's show and share day.
The Junk Mammas

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red, White and Blue

Feeling a little Red, white and blue today.

photos-William Sonoma, Martha Stewart and Country Home

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Garden markers

The time has finally come for some real planting. Last night, I planted my vegetable garden and some herbs. In the past I have not marked stuff, but I have seen some really cute plant markers in blogland so I decided to make me some this year.

I picked out some old knives I had and glued scrabble letters to them with E6000.

Longer words might be a problem, but I really think they turned out neat. Veggies and herbs not your thing, try using a word like "grow" and placing it in a pot with flowers.

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Elkhorn review

We loved the Elkhorn Flea Market. It was huge with many fabulous items that we bought and a lot more we didn't bring home.

One of our favorite finds were these architectural pieces. Both Jenny and I bought two each. We actually got from two different vendors that both told us they came from the Wrigley house in Rockford, IL. So it must be true, we just thought they were cool.

We also met a few bloggers. Jan from Gracie's Cottage was just too sweet. We bought grain sacks from her. She had the fabulous idea to turn the grain sacks into floor clothes. I didn't get a picture of that, dah. But great idea.

Her booth was so busy it was hard to even snap a picture of her wonderful treasures.

We also met Joan and Mr. Anything Goes Here from Anything Goes Here. She also had some fabulous goodies. So if you are ever in the area be sure to check these lovely ladies at the Elkhorn Flea Market. We can't wait to go again

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Where is your favorite flea market?

Unfortunally, we live in an area where flea markets are far and between. We have to travel 2-3 hours either way to find one with more then 50 venders.

This coming up weekend we are heading to one in Elk Horn Wisconsin. We are going on a road trip or a mini vacation as we call it. We are leaving on Satruday afternoon, staying the night and coming home around suppertime on Sunday.

If you are in the area you should check it out, we will give you the scoop next week on what we found.

From what I have read it is suppose to be one of Wisconsins finest with over 500 inside and outside venders and great food.

If you have been to it, we would love to hear from you. Otherwise tell us where your favorite flea market it.

The Junk Mammas

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wind chimes

Worked on some wind chimes the past couple of days to add to my mothers day gifts. I took old rusty/chippy paint door hinges and added silverware with fishing line. I pounded the silverware flat, and did a lot of it-so I have extra to use for other projects as well.

My husband drilled the holes in the silverware, but I think you could make it by just tying the line onto the silverware.

For a little touch of whimsy I added a few keys into the mix. Love the sound it makes when the wind blows and it is supper cute also!

The Junk Mammas

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick Mothers Day projects

Worked on some quick and fun Mother's Day projects today.
Found this old coffee pot, took out the guts and planted this cute pansy in it. Added a cute tag.

Love this little red lunch box, it makes the perfect planter. We are adding this to the Frugal Friday party @ The Shabby Nest and Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special, come check out all of the great stuff.

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It was a windy day here!

And a tree on the boulevard fell onto my van. Very minor damage to my beater and no one was hurt. ;-)My son thought it was exciting to watch them remove it. Sad to see the tree gone, but we can plant another. So much for a quiet day at home.

The Junk Mammas

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Let the gardening begin

image from Katy Elliott
The last day of frost on average for our area of the country is May 5th. Oh yah, let the gardening begin. Now I really love the look of cottage gardens like above, but truth be told I am really not that great at this gardening thing. Since we moved in a over eight years ago, I have planted umpteen perennials that have not returned. We have sandy soil and I lose gusto for watering plants. But I am ready to try some more. I do however do a decent job at container gardening, it is quicker and easier in my mind.

I do feel the cottage garden needs a little junk for character. So I added a little junk to my fence. This crusty mailbox thingy was found for 2 bucks at a garage sale and I thought it would look cute hanging on my gate with flowers planted in it. I planted bacopa, geraniums, and pansies. Now let's hope the kids don't knock it off. Now if I could only talk someone into painting my fence white.

The Junk Mammas