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Junk Finds: Unique Drawer Pulls, Bird Feeder, Birdhouse, Barstools

Sharing my junk finds and auction buys from the past week today. As usual, I picked up some awesome things to upcycle and a few things for our home.

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Starting with my auction buys. I fell in love with the kids’ shopping cart and paid too much for it but oh well. I need to clean it up. There are a few rust spots and just good old grime. I can see it holding magazines or potted succulents. What about you? Any ideas for this piece?

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I bought the barstools for me too. I just got them at an online auction last night so I haven’t picked them up yet. They seem to be in good condition. I will probably paint them and change the seat fabric for sure. This will be a spray pain job for sure.

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I also got these chairs from the auction. I really just wanted the soda fountain chair but the price for all three was only $8.

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I needed the chair for a desk project but now I don’t have the desk. I may sell the chair as is.

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Now on to my favorite junk shop. Mr. Butler had tons of chairs but I hate painting chairs.

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While painting and changing the fabric on dining chairs makes for a dramatic transformation, the problem is the paint process. It is a pain to paint the frame.

Butlers Antiques at the Nashville Flea Market

This is the lovely family who owns and runs the shop. I took this photo at the Nashville Flea Market. They don’t set up at the flea market anymore. You can visit their shop in Hopkinsville, Ky Monday-Saturday.

Beth Tidwell and Mr. Butler with Kathy Owen, Petticoat Junktion at my favorite junk shop in Hopkinsville, Ky

I took this photo of my friend Beth from Farm Fresh Vintage Finds and Mr. Butler a few years ago on a shopping trip.

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These cabinet or furniture handles were definitely unique and I can see using them in a project but I haven’t come up with a plan yet.

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The church birdhouse has a lot of potential.

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The crazy bird feeder has been hanging on the fence at the junk shop for months. Someone filled it with faux flowers. I brought it home with me this time.

Watch a video of more of my junk finds here…

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You know we have been having crazy storms here in Tennessee and Kentucky. Well, this morning the electricity was off at the junk shop, so no shopping inside.

What do you think of my finds? Any ideas for me. Thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I enjoy all the pics from your favorite junk place. It’s wonderful. Good thing I live in TX and can’t shop it! Thank you.

  2. I don’t mind at all. I paid $30 for it which is way over my budget but you know how it is. The cart caught my eye and I couldn’t let it go.

  3. Those are some good buys, especially the kiddie shopping cart! Always enjoy seeing the folks from your favorite junk shop😄

  4. Good buys! If you don’t mind sharing what you paid for the doll shopping cart. I have one just like it that I am getting ready to sell…thanks and understand if you don’t want to share. Enjoy your shopping trips…you always get fun stuff!

  5. I’ve been clearing out my mom’s house and found that same bird feeder! Mine looks much the same as yours. Love it.