Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bar Table

I rescued two matching bar tables out of a storage bus
at the local junkyard.  They were sturdy & had potential.
I loved the industrial looking base.
The tops were full of sticker residue,
 graffiti & black marker.

BEFORE:

 
 
AFTER:

 
I talked my hubby into helping me make
tongue & groove tops.  They look like great
garden tables or rustic matching cabin decor!
 
I can't wait to dress it up outside with some
clay pots, a trowel, plant labels & more!
It's a shame we are expecting over a foot of snow
here in Minnesota again tomorrow. 
Will gardening season ever arrive?
 
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Welcome Screen

This old screen was transformed into a welcome sign.
Various items were used to make a cluster of flowers.
 
 
I found the metal word at an adorable gift shop in Iowa on clearance.
It worked perfectly here! The white hill is half a doily
stitched directly onto the screen! 
Green pipe cleaners & star candle tins (flattened) finished it off.
With tiny doilies & gem brads for the centers.
 
 
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chippy Blue Pocket Sign

It will be a sad day when I run out of my chippy blue reclaimed wood.
I've made planters, shelves, frames and more from it.
Here is an inspiring sign with a fun jean pocket.
 
 
The saying is common, but looks so good in cursive on
the chippy blue wood!  It ties in with the black leaves
stamped on the jean pocket.  The flowers were made
from an old cut up shirt. 
 
 
I think the pocket would look cute with mail stuffed in it!
 
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Tickets to Junk Bonanza

 
The Junk Bonanza, the Nation’s Best Round-up of Junk, is GIVING AWAY 20 SETS OF EARLY BIRD TICKETS to the Bonanza April 10-12 in Shakopee, MN.

 
Each $25 ticket is good for admission to shop two hours before the doors open to the general public, and for regular admission again on Friday and Saturday.
Each ticket can be used to redeem a free souvenir canvas tote bag, too. And each winner will also receive A FREE COPY OF THE NEWEST SPRING FLEA MARKET STYLE magazine!
To enter:
1. “Like” Junk Bonanza on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Junk-Bonanza/139633041207
AND
2. “Like” Ki Nassauer on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ki-Nassauer/492098767488578
AND
3. Go to the Junk Bonanza blog at http://junkbonanza.blogspot.com and leave a comment saying you liked both Facebook pages!
You need to do all three steps to enter!
 
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Old Linens

I've accumulated many vintage linens & have been
giving them new life by sewing pillows!
 
These two are made from old pink hankies.
 
 
I love giving pillows two sides of color,
so you can flip one around.
These are fresh spring colors
or would be cute in a girls room.
 
 
These three pillows are from an old curtain.
 
 
This one features a little garden humor.
I stamped the words.
Does this describe any of you??? 
 


 
Are you a country girl?
I am.

 
 
These two have the prettiest embroidered doilies:
 
 

 

 
All these pillows were made from a huge
embroidered tablecloth.
 

 
Fairy gardens are all the rage right now,
so I thought this phrase was cute!


 
Aren't these flowers lovely???
They just scream SPRING!

 
I found this vintage looking patterned (pillow back) 
fabric at my local Ben Franklin store!
It was so pretty, I got it in every color they offered.

 
 
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Junk Trunk

We've all got some junk to put in a trunk!
I gave this very ugly thrift store trunk
 a proper make-over.
 
Before:
 
Does anyone know what on earth the design is?
 
Well it's history now!
 
Here is the new improved rustic trunk
*gypsy style*
 
 
It was painted with a flat black called
Forged Iron, then sanded.
 
I added some dry brush streaking
and dabs in both white & pink.
 
All the stenciled images & designs
were made using my Cricut machine.

 

 
 
 
What would YOU store in here?

 
Books, old quilts, keepsakes.. you name it!

 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Window

Happy Valentine's Day....
here is a little love humor.
Some of you might agree.
 
 
This window SO belongs on my wall at home!
 
Enjoy your holiday with the ones you love.
 
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