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December 4, 2011

Ornament Wreath


Super easy, very cute ornament wreath that I whipped up using a tut I found at Eddie Ross's blog.

November 30, 2011

rouched tree skirt

Upcycled 70" round tablecloth found at a local thrift store. A few stitches later, it's a fun rouched tree skirt. :)

August 18, 2010

Junkologie Giveaways!!

Go here to enter the FIVE fun giveaways at Junkoligie!!! Go! Go! Go!

July 16, 2010

The cat's outta the bag...

As promised...I'm sharing my super-secret source for burlap coffee bags: Cafe Del Mundo roastery in Anchorage. The "green" beans are shipped in these bags to the roastery before they get, well, roasted. Shoot me an email if you'd like the contact name and phone number. They ask that you call before going to pick them up.

Here are a few ideas I've found I'd love to try....

Please share your projects with me if you go get some of these beauties!!

July 9, 2010


Do you ever see a photograph that literally makes your jaw drop? Makes you say "wow" without even knowing the word escaped your mouth?

For me, it was this picture. I've lusted after corrugated metal for a very long time, but haven't had the opportunity to use it in my house. I was always thinking along the lines of wainscoting or facing a kitchen island with it. But to me, this is brilliant. And stunning. And perfection.

This photo is going into my idea file. What ideas do you have stashed away that you're longing to do someday?

July 5, 2010

Not Junk

Saturday, the wonderful man in my life took me to lunch at Sheep Creek Lodge. Not only was the food delicious, but the decor was pure eye candy! I should have taken lots more photos, but it was crowded and I did NOT want to look like a dumb ol tourist. lol Fellow Alaskans will know what I mean. :)

Technically, this doesn't fall into the category of "junk" but it is definately UpCycled. What a gorgeous way to pay tribute to this wild, rugged place we live. Love, love, love.

July 1, 2010

Good Junk

Tuesday I hit the Motherlode of junk! I'll spare you all the non-decor items I found (like the rat ball, snake lights, etc...lol) and just share these beauties today.

She needs a little sprucing up (but come on, don't we all?) but I LOVE this table I found at Happy Dawn's Thrift in Wasilla (on Bogard, just off Main St). I am going to use it as a buffet in the kitchen. A good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap should have her looking like a million bucks. Eventually I want to add some industrial locking wheels to the legs, if I can find some I don't have to sell my firstborn for. Sheesh, they are expensive! Sweet new buffet=$20!

And I was SO excited to find the pitcher and serving dishes at Salvation Army, marked down 25%, no less! I already had the nested bowls, so when I saw the others I snatched them up faster than a fat kid on a french fry! I got them all for $3. Smile!