Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Junk Files :)

Today I'm starting a new feature which will appear each and every Monday here on this neglected little blog!
The Junk Files, don't ya love that name?!  I find bad junk everyday and turn it into 'good' junk :).  My favorite thing in the world is taking UGLY stuff and turning it into a treasure. I promise to photograph one project a week and share it with my loyal followers :)!

Week #1: UGLY vintage washstand
 One of my pickers offered this sad gal to me twice for $5 bucks. When I turned it down the 3'rd time, he asked if I would just take it off his hands. Well, free is free. These are the kind of pieces that gave me my start when I didn't have 2 pennies to rub together. I would take curbside junk and fix it up and there is no better feeling IN THE WORLD than saving something from the landfill! I've been turning away these kind of projects for years, but when I brought this piece home and started working on it I remembered why I do what I do! FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK!!! My passion is renewed and while I can't dedicate a lot of my time to fixer-uppers anymore, I can surely do one a week...and thus The Junk Files was born!

 The doors were broken so I removed the hinges and filled the holes.

 A good cleaning and sanding...
 and then the paint {I heart Chalk Paint}...

 Because of the missing doors, I added a tension rod with a vintage scrap of barkcloth for a skirt...
Glass knobs of course...

 Isn't she cute?!!!

Don't forget the drawers! I like to line them with vintage ephemera and book pages using Modge Podge.
This sweet piece will be available at the shop Thursday, April 4'th for $95 :)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy spring from Nest...

 we've been busy restocking the shop with lots of fun stuff!
 check out our FACEBOOK page for more pics, prices and info!
 we are open every Thursday-Saturday from 10-5  Find us in charming historic Downtown Mebane at 107 W. Clay St.  Visit all of Mebane's quaint shops, take a coffee break at Reed's, have a delicious lunch at one of several great eateries...what a fun day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

eye candy for junk lovers...:)

 hello everyone!  enjoy the pictures and go HERE for lots more! have a lovely week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Thursdays!

don't forget tomorrow is First Thursdays in downtown Mebane which means we will be open until 8:00 pm along with most of the rest of the shops and restaurants! 10% of all our sales Thursday will benefit Kids Path of Alamance County! 
LOTS more pics and prices on our FACEBOOK page!