Saturday, May 17, 2008

And the Winner is . . . ?

Last February I entered a few items, okay, more than a few items into a contest through Junk Markets' Junk Club. If you haven't joined yet, you should. You meet a lot of great people and get awesome ideas. Anyway, back to my point. So I entered some items into this contest for Junk Club. The purpose was to find junk projects worthy of being in Country Home Magazine. Here are just a few of the items I entered:

First I have an end table I made. The top, I was told, was
an old manhole cover mold. I'm not sure if that is what it really was, but I thought it was a cool piece. I just attached it to the base of an old office chair. No real talent involved. Wwa-la, instant table! It's nice, too, because it rotates like a lazy susan so if you need the romote (which your husband has on the other side), you just have to turn it. I also added a grate in the center of it which I purchased at the Junk Market :).



My next project was a table rise or lazy susan made out of an old metal wheel and an old wooden office chair base. One side of the wheel fit into the center hole in the chair base and the other side I had to cut off so it would lay flat. I then just put a piece of glass on the top.

This project was made from a wash stand bench that I purchase at an antique store. I loved the advertising on the side so I just stained it and added the slats in the middle of it. Would be great as a coffee table!



Here are some really cool smaller grain scoops I picked up at a flea market. All I did was add a wire to the back and stencil a number on the front. They look really awesome with a tea light in them. The light reflects off the silver.


This is a really simple project to jazz up old bottles. Just attach an old key!





Here's another project I did. It's just an old tricycle wheel I hung from a vintage sign holder. I just added the sign to add some fun!




This was an inexpensive curtain rod I made for my family room. Without the corbels (which I already had), the piping cost about $16. For the length I needed, this was a very cheap solution.What I did was I just want to Lowes (they had the black piping I wanted versus silver). I had them cut and thread the sizes I needed in the piping which they do for free. I also purchased three end brackets and a "t" bracket. I attached the corbels securely onto the wall first, then screwed in the piping. Didn't take long at all and wa-la! You can also use this piping for towel holders, toilet paper holders, jewelry stands . . . the possibilities are endless!


And finally, my winning project to be published in the September issue of Country Home . . . (Yell, Scream, Hoot, Holler . . . Run around the house like a mad woman!!!!!) . . . .


This is from an old crib and it works great to display old antique family photos. I just bought the clips from an office store to attach them. You can also use it for your Christmas Cards, memos, etc.

Thanks to the Junk Market's Junk Club for this opportunity!

5 comments:

cynthia said...

girl, I have been waiting to see new things on your blog! You know I just love it all!!! cynthia

Cottage Elements said...

Thanks, Cynthia! Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement you give me. I have been kind of a procrastinator. Are you going to be coming up for Junk Bonanza this year? It sure would be fun to meet you! L-

BirchBerry Farms said...

Well there ya are---Nice darlin---very very nice----I hope this has been more fun for you than anything---I love to BLOG!

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Robolady said...

Congrats to you. I know you had some stiff competition and kudos go to you and the other winners. Can't wait to see the magazine.
Margo

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