Welcome to Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, and Junque, literally.
The Junque gods were smiling on me yet once again! Here is what I rounded up last week…. This didn’t come like this, but it was some of my junque!
Not quite sure what I would do with this, or why it was at my favorite dumpster….It didn’t actually come home with moi. I was thinking if I was really mechanically inclined, I could fix it and how much fun it would be to walk my dog this way!
What is it? The correct answer is….I have no idea. But, it looked kind of cute, and I thought with some casters on the bottom, a bench seat, and it could be a cute little entry thingy.
This thing was in really good condition, just missing the drawers, small problem. I have grand plans to gut it, add shelving, cut those weird looking legs off, and of course, add casters. Are you with me, can you see it? (I also will fill in that attractive decorative trim….)
This piece, well, it was sad, and it just needed to come home. I think it was freshly trashed because it had someone’s banana and a bag full of Strawberry Special K in a bag in it. WEIRD!!!!
And….here is my fabulous “Before” pic of a (piece of crap) little cabinet I picked up at an apartment dumpster. I didn’t take the before, before. The legs were little wood plastic things. I replaced with some legs I had on hand.
I painted the entire piece in a 1/2 CeCe Caldwell’s Sedona Red and 1/2 Georgia Clay. Some light and dark wax, added little casters, and this fun graphic from the Graphic’s Fairy. I added the “No. 4” on it to match the graphic. BTW, I purchased a huge amount of burlap last year at a garage sale. It was all in a box for $4, yards, and yards, and yards. When I pulled it all out, I realized it had been curtains. Perfect because it saved me some time on having to hem the bottoms!
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We received some very upsetting news on Monday. My stepfather, Todd, aka the world’s best stepfather was admitted to the hospital Sunday for heart problems. Further testing was done Monday and it was discovered he has quite a bit of blockage in his main arteries. He is having surgery today at noon, and it will be a long one. Not to go into too much detail, but my father had a long history of heart problems, two open heart surgeries, and this is a painful and scary road for us to travel once more. I appreciate any prayers and good thoughts you can send our way.
My mom, Todd and my sister Julie who lives near them all spent the day at the hospital. Not fun.
We had planned to go on a hike at Mt. Diablo State Park near where we live, and decided this was the best thing for our family to do to get everyone’s mind off our troubles. A really neat area of the park is called “Rock City”, all kinds of interesting sand formations and small caves. Here are some fun pics of the day.
And us at the very top: