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Garden Junque Part 2

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Junque in the Garden, Part 1  was published thirteen, almost fourteen months ago. I'm not even sure what happened to keep me too busy to create a Part 2. Other than time, the other element that separates the two parts is that Part 1 is junque I kept for myself and Part 2 is junque I made for someone else to purchase...or hopefully purchase.

All of these items were found on trash day. I love making money from someone else's discards. The other day, while driving around treasure hunting my six year old asked, "Why do these people throw all these good stuffs away?" He ponders his own question than replies, "They aren't problem solvers like you, mom." This kid's a keeper!

Without further adu, Garden Junque Part 2:

Step Stool Converted to Plant Stand


 Look at all that natural rust. Thank you Mother Nature!


Painted in exterior paint from the oops paint shelf. Tried not to cover over all the rust. Its part of the charm. 
What is this? Its such a funny size, n…

Converted Stool to End Table

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I love coffee, the smell, the taste, the pick-me-up-and-get-me-rolling feeling. Pretty sure I bleed brown, with creamer.

Anyways, when we were first married we struggled finding "our style," like really really struggled. Once we even told some friends how much we liked their house and asked where they bought every single item. We then proceeded to buy furniture where they bought theirs. Hey, imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?

It was close to seven years before we finally settled into an "us" style. During our trial years I went thru a coffee decor phase. I still like the pieces but have moved into more colorful accents. This coffee themed clock sat in our basement for two years because I was unwilling to either part with it or hang it back up. Then the hands fell off.

Inspiration finally hit, slowly, but eventually all the pieces and colors came together.


Enter a broken stool, a wooden spool, and the coffee clock. The stool needed some slight TLC, one…