Merry Trashy Tuesday! We are almost to the end of a totally trashy year, filled with all kinds of junque. In case you missed some of my favorite Junque makeovers, here is my top 10 list. Almost all are from this year, one or two are from years past, but they are consistently my highest viewed posts.
Every post has some sort of tutorial and step by step instructions with the links. You can check them out and start making over your own Junque for 2014!
From my Junque pile to yours. Here we go:
#1 Maybe my favorite. My Bench made entirely of Junk.
I made this bench from a free headboard. A free wood garage door panel I chopped in half for the arms, reclaimed wood for the frame of the seat. The front legs were made from a free Coffee Table. The front trim is the railing from an old twin bed someone gave me. The pad was made from an old bedspread, with a drop cloth.
My friend had a garage sale full of small decorative items I could easily repurpose and sell at Paris Flea Market. She would only give me them to me for a bargain if I took this table off her hands. I was only too thrilled. I added some reclaimed wood and wheels on the bottom, a large piece of MDF I had on hand. Then used extra long nails to hang paint brushes. This table has made my work life so fun!
I found this desk in the saddest condition. I had to use a belt sander to smooth the top. Then filled it in with Bondo. . Then majorly sand again. Finally two coats of CeCe Caldwell’s paints and some glaze. That desk is solid now! It was all solid wood, it seemed so sad to discard it just because the top was so beat up.
My friend Susan Goodman that owns Paris Flea Market where I sell and teach CeCe Caldwell’s Paint techniques gave me this old headboard. I cut the legs off, painted the inset in chalkboard paint and the rest in CeCe Caldwell’s colors. Added the hooks, a hanger in the back, and it sold fast!
I found this dresser on the sidewalk near Suffering Husband’s office. It was trash day, and there was actually a lot of furniture out. A truck was in front of me, pulled over to examine this dresser, turned it’s nose up and kept driving. All the more junk for me! I did a multi layered finish with CeCe Caldwell’s paints, (they blend so easily) to mimic old weathered wood, added the numbers, (wheels of course) and off it went to a new home.
I took an oversized shipping Crate, added a piece of MDF to the top, a piece of MDF in the middle where there were reinforced pieces of wood, and locking wheels. I have my table saw on it and store extra over sized things in here. More free workspace!
I found this old drawer in a dumpster. I removed the printer’s box, painted the body in CeCe Caldwell’s, added wheels and some decoupaged newspaper. It really is working as a great solution for my kid’s shoes downstairs.
These were free to me chairs from a neighbor. The leather was stained and not very attractive. I used layers of CeCe Caldwell’s paints, a glaze and a crackle to mimic leather cracking. I just ran into the owner of these chairs, she has had them for a year now, and they are holding up perfectly!
I found this dresser while cruising some Apartment Dumpsters. You can read part Two of my How To Dumpster Diving Series HERE. The drawers did not get dumped along with the dresser. I used existing parts of the dresser and scrap wood to create shelves. Did a layered and blended paint treatment with CeCe Caldwell’s paints and added the baskets I already had on hand.
This was my most recent junk makeover. I have so many old cabinet doors. I saw this from Chapter 37 and I loved it! I made my own version with Cece Caldwell’s paints and their new 100% natural Metallic Waxes!
This was not a junque makeover, but we did add to our family. From a dumpster no less! My friend Manny the Manequin.
We really love him and he loves hanging out with us.
Merry Trashy Christmas from Manny, Me and the rest of my trashy family.
Sharing my trash at these classy parties: