I made a trip to the junk shop last week and got a lot of goodies for future projects. One of the best finds was this Eastlake table base…..
I’m a sucker for Eastlake furniture. I love the detailed carving and this table base without top was calling my name. I knew I could find some wood or a reclaimed table top in my stash in the workshop. For $15 why pass it up. I could even take it apart and use the pieces for decor. Architectural pieces make great wall decor.
This is the front door to my favorite junk shop in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Inside there are all kinds of goodies and about 7 rooms stuffed to the gills. Outside there is just as much stuff.
Lots of glassware and pottery.
I bought the bottle with the blue top. The shape of the bottle is really cool.
I bought the zinc jar lids with a specific project in mind. I plan to make candles out of them. What do you think?
Isn’t $3 a great price for the vintage jars with lids! I plan to fill them with snowy Christmas scenes.
I didn’t buy anything from the blue and white collection but it did catch my eye.
I DID buy the two enamel pans with handles. The price was cheap because there were a few tiny holes in the bottoms. I plan to put a Christmas scene of some kind in the small one.
The wrought iron multi-candle holder display was only $3. It can be used to display all kinds of things…..pumpkins, Christmas ornaments, favorite collectibles, etc.
The corner stand was $15 so I bought it too. It’s hard for me to pass up anything wrought iron or anything with a bit of rust.
The vanity stool is an inexpensive made newish piece and I just bought it to sell as is in my booth.
I bought the two glass containers with fleur-de-lis decorated tops to sell in the booth as is too. I plan to paint the base the’re sitting in and use it for another project.
I got the decorative clay flower pot and may repaint it.
I passed on the windows with and without glass. Are they going out of style as decorative pieces?
Look!!! I found this table top at the junk shop and it fits the Eastlake table base perfectly. Stay tuned for the makeover.
I got the Lemonade sign at Goodwill just because I liked it. Adding a ribbon hanger or something else will add a little more character.
I bought the glass salt and pepper shakers at Goodwill with a project in mind. I want to make Christmas scenes similar to these by Susan from Homeroad….Recycled Jar Snow Globe Ornaments. Do you think I have Christmas on my mind? It will be here before you know it.
The glass container is larger than it looks in this photo. I plan to use it for another mercury glass project similar to this one DIY Multi-Colored Mercury Glass With Silver, Gold, And Bronze Spray Paints…..but using different colors.
The wood bucket caught my eye just as I was leaving the junk shop so it got loaded up too.
The fruit wall hanging had a couple of chips on it that I didn’t notice until I got it home. Oh well, I love it anyway. And that’s it for my haul. What do you think? Any project ideas for me? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy
Watch this video from my favorite junk shop showing the owner……
Junk Shop Video
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