Newest Junque and actually using some older pieces

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Our trip last Friday was so much fun, always is when we get together for the day with our oldest daughter. I had decided that this junque trip I would concentrate on one or two of the larger items I had been wanting instead of the bags full of little things. Didn't have any particular object in mind but I knew something was waiting for me.

    I walked around the corner of one room of about the 3rd store and there it was and that is when I started singing Here Comes Santa Claus.

    The back....
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    The front...
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    After sealing it for protection outside and mounting it out back I am going to have fun decorating front and back with some of the pieces I have been collecting over the years.

    These decorated coffee cans I found on a junquing foray last month, found the hangers a couple of weeks ago and finally got them ready to hang and planted the other day. The are planted with Mint, Oregano and Cilantro....hopefully something besides weeds will grow
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  3. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Very nice. I love the look of that old door. It would make a great dining room table. Just sand and add a few coats of varnish. Minus the door knob of course. Or you could make it in a very unique hall tree or coat hanger. Oh boy, I want one. The ideas for it are flowing threw the pages of my mind.
    Toni what is the container sitting on the chair behind your hanging garden? Just curios.
     
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    Very nice cans and great idea.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks you two. I am finally getting some of the collection items put into use.
    Tooty, that is a rain gauge. It sends the rain amount to a little monitor in the house.....trouble is it hasn't worked properly in years and it's way down on the 'things to repair list' for hubby.
     



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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    What a great find!!! You always have good luck on your searches :) I'd like to go "huntin'" tomorrow, maybe I can talk hubby into it since it's raining and too wet to mow the lawns :fingerscrossed:
     
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    @toni - have you finished? Any piccies of the final project?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Islandlife, it turned hot here and all outside work comes to a halt for me until at least October and that includes work in the unairconditioned back room where the door still stands. But I do know where it will be put and some of the goodies that will accompany it.
     
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    @toni - will look forward to photos of your door in due course ;) :) Giving the project a rest 'til the weather cools up also gives more time for MORE ideas ;) Definitely an interesting project :like:
     
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    I love the door what did you do with it? I was wanting one thought I would make a big coffee table , What do you think about that?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Margie, good to see you on the Stew again. I think a large coffee table out of that door would be wonderful. I don't have a room big enough to hold that size coffee table but I really hope you can find one to make yours from.
    I haven't done anything with the door yet, summer temperatures hit before I could but I know where it will go this fall.....that is unless I change my mind in the process :rolleyes:
     
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    When I saw the door I envisioned a rustic country kitchen and that door being used as a kitchen table.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    OMG, that would be a wonderful table. I need a larger house :eek:...too many ideas surfacing. I have a wood pedestal kitchen table that I can not get rid of, it's the first thing I bought with my own money after my divorce....I had always wanted one but never had the money. It's kind of a symbol of freedom for me.
     
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