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Vintage Wicker Furniture Finds And More

Another week and another awesome junk shopping trip. I found a great piece of vintage wicker furniture and all kinds of goodies even something for my Christmas decor.

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This wicker chair is so sturdy and so well made. The white paint is chipping off and I can see blue color underneath. I don’t know if that is the original color or not. I took the chair straight to my booth. If it doesn’t sell I will bring it home, clean it up, paint it, and keep it. I can’t keep everything though. When I bring a new (junk find) piece of furniture into the house I usually take one out.

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I also bought the wicker table. I don’t think the chair and wicker table are by the same maker. The table just does not feel the same in heft or look like the same style. I also took the table to my booth. What about all that cute stuff on the top? Another picture is coming up.

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The blue metal bird was too cute to pass up. Look at his yellow curly tail!

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The two very rusty flower containers with the attached “stakes” for names are too perfect. I’m keeping those. The green “bench” planter is unique….and cute.junk shopping with Petticoat Junktion (5)

I didn’t buy the cedar chest. Probably should have.

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Another cute metal piece. this chicken is a candle holder.

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Yep, I bought this ugly wreath. I like the shape of the grapevine and plan to discard all that other mess. I have all kinds of things to make a Christmas wreath so be on the look out for that.

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Are yall as in love with that screen door as I a? I bought it! Don’t know what I’m going to do with it but it’s mine.

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The welcome pineapple sign will get just a bit of a makeover.

old wood frame and decorative weather vane

I plan to paint the wood frame. I like it because the frame is wide and detailed. The decorative weather vane is something the JTS picked up at an auction for free.

green 7UP bottles to use in Christmas decor by Petticoat Junktion

Now we get to the green 7up bottles. I spotted one a back shelf in the junk shop and I couldn’t get to it so Suzette grabbed it for me then she said “We have a bunch more over here”. So I took those too. I can see them on the mantel at Christmas time or maybe in a centerpiece on the table.

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I have to walk through the stuff outside at the junk shop several times because I always miss one or two or three things on the first look through. The giant metal flower stake is a prime example. How could I miss that.

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This is my pile of stuff or most of my stuff. I got that metal plant stand on the right also.

green 7UP bottles with pops of red for Christmas decorating

If you have some ideas for decorating with the bottles just leave a note. What did you like the best out of my junky finds? I always like to hear from you and as always, 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. In your picture of all the things you just purchased I noticed a small side table with a glass insert. Any ideas how you will deal with that? I have a coffee table and 2 matching end tables with glass inserts. Would it be best to fill in between glass and wood and then treat it as one. Or perhaps I could do something with rub-ons> Also I do resin art and have done furniture tops with resin paintings of scenery or something. I have severaI tables with resin tops that I’ve done. They are quite special. I plan to sell the 3 pieces and would love your input! Also they are a dark stain with much carved detail. I’m thinking of using your wash idea to lighten them. They’re in wonderful condition so won’t need any repairs. Holly

  2. The green “swing” is a bird feeder. I have one just like it that I bought where I worked. Holds water though. Would be a great little planter though. I use mine as an oriole feeder. I put a metal skewer against the front of the back of the seats with oranges on it and take a large rubber band on one end and bring it around the back and jhook it over the other end of the skewer. Then I put small bowls of jelly in the “seats”. They love it.

  3. I bet your barn is lovely. I haven’t decided what to do with the door yet. In fact, I still need to pick it up. I paid for it but on the day I went to the junk shop I didn’t have my truck. Now, I’ve had eyelid surgery and no one wants to see me now, lol.

  4. I love it all! But my favorite is the screen door. I have a collection of windows and doors. Most of them I painted with pictures, but the doors are the walls of my barn. When I was in the process of painting them, they were lined up in my driveway. I had all kinds of people stop to see them. It was so much fun.

  5. Kathy,
    I love the bird, rusty flowers pails and the pineapple welcome sign. I love rusty items and would probably put a polycrylic on them to have them stand out. The 7up bottles would look great grouped on a mantle. Maybe a Christmas flower or berry stem in each one? Love your stuff you bought. Show picks of your mantle when you have it decorated for the holidays?

  6. Never wrote a comment before but I love your site. I love the rusty metal planters and everything else.

  7. The green bench planter looks like a bird feeder to me. Great place for the birds to “sit and dine”.

  8. Great finds, Kathy. I’m always on the lookout for unique metal items, but we don’t have a great junk shop where I live. I would love to spend one day scrummaging through your junk store!

  9. I love all of the metal things, especially the blue bird, weather vane, and the screen door. I can’t wait to see what you do with them….and the bottles 🙂

  10. I live the screen door! I have one in my shed that I don’t know what to do with either… I keep thinking I’d love to use it as a trellis…. Or just prop it up and put a wreath on it in a random spot on my house… Looking forward to seeing what you do!