Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mood Board

A while back I created this mood board.
It is the best definition of my personality & style.

I love all things vintage, earthy, and crafty.

This is a photo of our hunting cabin.
My husband built if from some local logs
that blew down in a storm.
It's a great place to retreat, with NO POWER or WATER.
The wood heat is extra cozy &
 we cook on cast iron or the campfire.

I get a kick out of that old coke can.
It was discovered in a lake on one of our
canoe fishing trips way up north in Minnesota.
How long did that can deteriorate?

I love feathers of all kinds &
this cluster from a grouse
is out my collection of "found" plumage.
I spend a lot of times wandering in the woods,
which has it's rewards!

The glitter deer sticker is on some old
song book paper & I put it in a
vintage portrait frame.

One of my addictions is collecting old photographs.
This neat old snapshot is from a Minnesota state park.

I have many old used envelopes, which have endless
mixed media uses.  You can find them for sale in my
Etsy store: MinnesotaJunker
They come in a pack of 12 & I just keep relisting them
as they sell.  Their best feature is the one & two cent stamps!

I hope you find a nugget of inspiration in my mood board.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Corn Window

You may have seen my other previous blog post featuring
old windows that framed patriotic fabric.
I decided to have a vintage image show through
the old weathered wood on this project.

I've been hoarding old feed sacks for a while now.
I think this one was from a garage sale.
I usually snatch them up for $2 - $7.
But they seem to sell for much more online.
This STECKLEY Corn sack isn't very common.
I love how the words fit perfectly in
between the pane frames.

I fold the sack fabric over a cardboard backing.
It's a great way to keep your wall art lightweight.

Then I use a heavy duty staple gun to secure
the backing to the window.
It's a very easy project!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Photo Stand

I love using old metal items and a magnet to create unique photo hangers! 
I had a small toy iron that was just perfect for my son's baby picture. 

The great think about repurposing things is that almost
anything can again become useful!