I got some great junk deals last week at my favorite shop and also a few furniture pieces from a local online auction. I’m already looking forward to Christmas and picking up inexpensive Christmas items or colorful items that will fit the Christmas theme.
I bought this solid wood bookshelf. It has contact paper on the back and it’s kind of cool. The antiqued green finish is just like one my Mom did on a bedroom set when I was growing up. This “antiquing” process was really popular at the time. Any of you guys grow up with this look? I’m not really a fan.
The tablecloth was only $2 and I really like it. Although it’s a bit small for my dining room table I’ll find somewhere to use it. It’s already washed, dried, and put away.
The red bowl had a few scratches but the color was pretty. The bowl has “flashing” meaning the red color is applied to the surface of the glass. This is different from vintage or antique glass where the glass itself is colored.
The orange, green, and yellow bowl is just lovely. It has all my favorite colors. On one side there were a couple of tiny scratches but who looks at the backside. I haven’t decided where or how to use the bowl.
The small green frame and metal angel will also fit the Christmas theme.
Ribbon is really pricey and anytime I can buy it on the cheap I grab it. The red and plaid ribbon is especially pretty.
I’m not really a fan of the red and green braided fabric wreath but I can see using it in a project.
The greenery wreath with the gold and white accents is more my style. I got all these purchases from the junk shop for $38. I thought that was pretty good. The price included the bookcase which I took to the shop and sold the first day.
The wood frame and bag of ribbon came from the Goodwill. I stop at the Goodwill on my way to the junk shop.
The desk was an auction buy. The price was $22 with all fees added. I like the straight lines. I can see it painted with new knobs. I just have to decide on the color. I may go to Hobby Lobby and look at knobs. I sometimes find knobs I like and select the paint to highlight the knobs. A good way to get inspiration.
I bought the three beds above at the same auction. Do those look like twin beds to you? They did to me. I was sure surprised when I picked them up because two of the beds are double or full size. Does anyone buy or use full size beds anymore?
What piece or pieces did you like the best? Do you have paint colors or ideas for the desk? Leave a note if you have time and 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