July 16, 2010
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....
July 9, 2010
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
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
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!