Want To Join Me For The DIY Furniture Finish Challenge?

Recently I announced the DIY Furniture Finish Challenge. I love figuring out how to get the look of an inspiration photo to share. And I'm thinking some of you might like to join me! Here are the photos that several folks posted on Facebook that they would love to get a recipe for. I love the gorgeous yellow and grey pattern as inspiration for a furniture finish. What a lovely table top! And the soft grey, more modern shimmer on the dresser i...

Kim Yeager And I Collaborate On A Cute Stool for Display at Junk Bonanza!

The adorable, energetic and oh so talented Kim Yeager of Lark Nest Design and I met two years ago at the wild and crazy-wonderful September Junk Bonanza event in Shakopee, MN. She was displaying a cool piece of hers from Flea Market Style that featured Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in the Annie Sloan Unfolded booth where I was working. Plus, she was working the event with Ki Nassauer, upcycling guru, creator of Junk Bonanza and editor-in-chief of Flea Ma...

4 Steps To Junkin’ At The Salvage Yard: Good Stuff To Know Before You Go!

Last week I shared a pretty post about finding gorgeous patina in a nasty, filthy salvage yard. To some, a place to avoid at all costs. To me - more fun than a fun house! Pickin' and grinnin', discovering rusty gold and dreaming of the artsy possibilities. Here is one pile of potential: And here is a huge box of crusty and rusty parts waiting for creating a masterpiece. How did I know where to find what I'm looking for? How did I find ...

The Sassy Salvage Sisters And Their Talent For Display And Merchandising

What does this girl do all by her lonesome on a gorgeous 70-degree Saturday morning while the hubby is golfing and all of the junking friends are hither and yon? Well, I grabbed coffee and headed out to the Salvage Sisters, a shop 30 minutes down the road from our home in Greensboro, North Carolina. A lover of all things related to display and merchandising, I needed a fix of inspiration! Salvage Sisters is a once-a-month-show run by two sisters wit...