Ya'll know us...we would much rather head to a flea market than to a mall so we thought we would give you the list we take with us
when we head out to hunt and gather.
Here goes....1. Architectural Pieces. Things like garden gates, mantels, old door and windows. These things never get boring...we always find new uses for anything unique. Right now we're searching for just the right old door to use as a divider to separate the office from the kitchen area. It must have a window to allow the light to shine through but enough wood to still keep it private.
image courtesy of the pinkcouch.blogspot.com2. Old Linens and hankies. Reuse them as pillows, or hang them in the window as a colorful valance. Display them on a ladder or frame them to hang on the wall.
3. Anything Galvanized. Buckets, bins and old oil cans take on new life as light fixtures, planters and shelves. It a great way to add a touch of industrial to your home.
4. Vintage Game Boards. Perfect wall art. They are graphic and colorful and will look good in most any room. Group them. They show beautifully as a collection with several on one wall.
5. Trophies. Tarnished and beautiful. They look charming lined up on a shelf or full of fresh flowers on the window sill.
6. Children's Chairs. Use them like pedestals to ad height to any display. Our mother uses one to store the bath towels in her bathroom. We always love seeing and smelling her beautifully folded stack of freshly washed towels sitting in the corner...it just kinda says she cares.
7. Marquee Letters. You know we love these... our last several Junk Salvation shows have been full of them. They are great on a shelf, on a wall or fence, or even on the side of your garage. It's a great way to announce that someone important lives here!
8. Suitcases. Stack em, store in em and use them as a side table. They come in every hue and size imaginable, just remember to start with the larger ones on the bottom and work your way up!
9. Paper Ephemera. Old books, pictures, sheet music and love letters You can rework the delicate pages into flowers, wreaths and lamp shades. They truly have a story to tell.
image credit ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com10. Toolboxes, caddies and totes. These items are as much at home outdoors as they are inside. Use them to organize things. Put extra wood pieces for the fireplace in a metal toolbox on the hearth or plant primroses in a wooden caddy for your outdoor table.
Remember always be on the lookout!
Power to the JuNKpEOpLE!
Linda & Dixie