Hi, I’m Kathy Owen the gal behind Petticoat Junktion and I love decorating my home. My decor is eclectic and unique. I find fun things at thrift stores, junk shops, and flea markets and make them better. Every day is a new adventure at Petticoat Junktion.
I freely admit to being a junk addict..
My passions are; architectural objects, rusty junk, rhinestone jewelry, vintage hardware, and old wood furniture. Flea markets and junk shops are my favorite hangouts.
I love, love, love, painting furniture! I use paint, fabric, paper, appliques, stencils, toners, etc. when restyling a piece of furniture.
My favorite shopping spots are junk shops, flea markets, and salvage yards. I always share photos of my junkin’ adventures. Come along for the ride. It’s always fun.
Kathy Owen – Bio
I was born and raised in Arkansas, on a farm. I’m famous for catching a greased pig at the local county fair. I also searched high and low and beat the bushes until I found a man with the same last name as me so I wouldn’t have to change my name.
And since my husband and I are both from Arkansas I’m sure you are curious. After searching our family trees going centuries back we determined….we are not related by blood. Good to know.
I grew up in the 60’s and am a closet hippy….love disco…..margaritas…..Elvis……the Twist….and avocado green furniture (don’t freak out, I’m mostly normal).
fiction novels (murder or detective mysteries), Chuck e Cheese, the beach, Taylor Swift, The Supremes and Temptations, embarrassing my grandchildren, T.J.Maxx, Beachfront Bargain Hunt…..
My leap into painting furniture for resell began in Pensacola, Florida. I rented a booth at Alyssa’s Antique Depot in Pace, Fl and I continued my painting and junkin’ when we returned to Tennessee.
My Blog life began in May of 2011. My friend Kendall started me on the basics of setting up a blog and I went from there. My husband once told Kendall she created a monster.
Blogging is a full time job and I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it. I love sharing pictures of my projects and posting tutorials, but I really hate to write. Weird huh!
I worked for over 35 years in the medical profession. When the laboratory I worked at closed in 2013 I finally finished my college degree at the age of 62. Double major with a 3.6 grade average. As you guys can probably tell I didn’t major in English or Writing.
My loving husband is a 26 year Army veteran. I have 2 grown children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, a fabulous son-in-law, and 4 wonderful grandchildren.
Our Home Where Everything Is Not Perfect
Home decor doesn’t have to break the bank. The projects that make our home warm and inviting are budget friendly and easy for any homeowner to duplicate.
We do everything from painting shutters and metal storm doors to hanging inexpensive white pillowcases as curtains.
Our Guest Room…I decluttered this room and added touches to make our guests feel at home. You can see the room and the amenities by clicking this link….Bedroom Makeover With White Walls
Click this link to see How We Painted Our Metal Storm Door!
What do you need help with? I might have a blog post tutorial for you. Just click the pink link to read the posts….
Read our family Alzheimer’s and Arkansas Stories.
Milk Paint Radio Cabinet (The “Makeover” I’m known for….as in, everyone says “Oh, you’re the one with the red cabinet!!”……yep, that’s me.
Or you might want to see my most controversial makeover…..Too Much Distressing?? Love it or Hate it??
Start at the …Blog Page
You can find Petticoat Junktion painted furniture, junk creations and diy crafts at
You Never Know, 1218 College St., Clarksville, Tn, 931-809-823 and
Warehouse 41 Vintage Market, next door to You Never Know