Monday, April 26, 2010

Office "Makeover"

My 9 year old has been using this child size roll-top desk for a few years. Hubby and I keep noticing how his legs get longer but the desk refuses to grow along with him! Hubby says, "he really needs a bigger desk." Yes, but we really are not fans of most current furniture (particle board stuff) and are also not fans of spending huge $ for furniture that we don't even like. Besides, boy has a unique personality (how about that Pez collection!) which should be reflected in his furnishings. So we put it in our minds but realized it would take some time.
Remember George Peppard's character Hannibal on The A Team? I feel like him because all I keep saying is, "I love it when a plan comes together." Enter one thrift store vintage file cabinet with drop-leaf desk section. Woo hoo. Boy loves it because it reminds him of the massive metal desk he wanted from another thrift store which was a) too expensive and b) way TOO BIG for his room. Magic price on this was $10 and somehow boy and I managed to maneuver this into the trunk of my four-door sedan. I did graze his knee with the corner but sometimes you've got to suffer for great end results!

Fits in the room perfectly. But what to do about a chair? Oh wait...and off I run to the garage where I have been storing a garbage rescue chair. Don't they look like they were meant for one another?

Every desk needs good light. Oh wait...let's use the nifty retro lamp we bought at Goodwill several weeks ago for $3.

The chair seat was less than pretty. Off to the fabric store where we spent $5 for an orange print (we are an orange household as we begin the Syracuse indoctrination process). Pulled some batting from my stash and hubby and son recovered the seat.

I love this manufacturer plate on the front of the drawers. Sturdy steel destined for many years of use.
Boy is happy with the look. Mom and Dad are happy that needs have been met, dollars have been kept reasonable, and we didn't have to make do with something we didn't like.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Burlington Antique Show

The booth looked pretty good. Set up with three other ladies and between us we should have had something for everyone! Love this floral print. The old shabby frame was nice
too. Hope the new owner loves it!

Sunday dawned crisp and bright and I was out the door at 5AM. I am so not a morning person but seeing as I was so excited I couldn't fall asleep, getting up was much easier than anticipated.A healthy line of dealers and early shoppers awaited me at the fairgrounds just before 6AM.

The weather was great and got better as the day went on. By noon I was able to take my coat off and make sure everyone could see my fabulous vintage fruit apron. The pockets were great for holding money.

All in all a successful event and I arrived home famished and tired with a bit of color on my face. Can't complain about that!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

To Market, To Market to sell some great junque!

Heading out this weekend with some junque treasures to sell at the Burlington Antique Show.

Been busy collecting and creating over those long winter months. Time to let these fun finds see some outside sunshine and find a new place to live!

Show runs 8AM-3PM the third Sunday of every month. Located at:
Boone County Fairground
5819 Idlewild Rd. KY Rt 338
Burlington, KY (10 minutes South of Cincinnati)
You can find more info on their website:

I'd love to see you there. If you see a tag that says Junque Magnet - it must be me! Pop in and say, "hello"!

Love this little school chair - it's actually a Heywood Wakefield piece. We have a thing for globes and my son is more than a little peeved that I told him this one should go. We really do have too many of them and no more room on the shelf! "But MOM...."

There are lots of great vendors and it really is a pleasant show to wander. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Greetings

Wishing you a fun filled day of flowers, bunnies and joy! Hope your baskets are filled with fabulous "junque"!