Trashy Tuesday, I am the Queen of Junk
Why am I the Queen of Junk?! Because I find the BEST stuff!!!
My crown is a bit tarnished. The Queen of Junk’s crown may or not have been at the bottom of a dumpster. The Queen of Junk’s Crown definitely has had a questionable past. Why am I the Queen of Junk or Le Rein de Junque?
I have been taking a break from Dumpster Diving. Even the Queen of Junk must take time off from her royal junking duties My kids go back to school Monday, we are squeezing in the last minutes of summer vacation this week. From the Queen herself, here is a round up of some of my most favorite finds.
My friend Emma gave me this adorable little chair a while ago. It is still in my bedroom awaiting an upholstery makeover, but I love it, and it was Free! The Perfect throne for a Queen of Junk.
I am grateful I can see the light. Can you see the light? This free light serves as my task light in my work area.
I also have task lighting over head. I found this basket light on the top of a dumpster.
I removed all the basket off and hung it over my work table with an Edison Bulb. If I am working on junk, I must have lighting to match the mood! The free basket light sans basket hangs over my junk work table. Remove the light bulb and this light could serve as a nice crown for the Queen of Junk too.
I love my Dining table that I had to pay $5 for to get everything else I wanted at a garage sale and promise to haul it away. I turned it into a rolling work table. You can read all about it HERE. By the way, I painted the legs with a combo of CeCe Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise and Destin Gulf Green. One of my favorite color combos.
I have found unbelievable treasures like this Steel Trunk that had casters and a cool lock. Seriously, it was next to a dumpster in an Industrial area near Paris Flea Market. So nice for someone to leave it for the Queen.
I gave it a Patina and it sold for a nice sum quite quickly. Check out how I made this Patina Here.
One of my favorite items I have found was this large Military Issue desk. I found it outside an empty Industrial park office. I took the drawers out early morning (so no one else would take it! ) and came back when work hours started and asked two guys really nicely if they would put it in my van. After all, it was the Queen of Junk asking them…..I actually got it out of my van and into my house by myself. Don’t ask how, it was sheer adrenaline.
I Painted it right where it sat with CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White. It is big, solid and so functional.
Here is Manny relaxing and reading the paper. He keeps me company in my mess of an office, (which some day I will complete…)
Manny can’t serve the Queen in too many capacities, but he doesn’t mind being dressed up in silly hats sometimes. Mr Red and my other subjects enjoyed giving Manny a CeCe Caldwell’s Splatter Paint Treatment. Manny never said a word of complaint.
If you can’t get enough Trashy Tuesday, you are in luck! Every Tuesday is Trashy Tuesday around here. Now you know why I am the Queen of Junk.