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Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Little Junk Update

I want to say thank you for all of the encouraging messages I received after my last post!
I am touched more than I can say by the kindness shown toward me and my kids. I am truly grateful for each of you!

Tonight I was working on a little project with one of the items that was in that pile of "junk" in my van, and I just wanted to give you a tiny peek at what's going on over here.

One of the things I picked up was an old canvas beach chair. It is quite weathered and the wooden seat is in the garage waiting to be used for a different project. The canvas wasn't "cool old", it was just "ugly old", so I covered it with a couple of coats of white paint.

Then I decoupaged a vintage beach print, that I've had for many years, onto the canvas.

I added a couple of distressed white hooks. Now the vintage beach chair will become a vintage beach-inspired towel rack.

These photos aren't so great (taken in my poorly lit living room at night) It still needs a couple of tweaks, and some hangers on the back, but I'll be finished with it tomorrow.

Another thing I picked up was two old, large (approx. 24" x 30") heavy cotton bags from a linen supply company. The day I picked the items up it had recently snowed and everything was very wet. 

The bags had some metal items on top of them, and have some rust stains. I washed them twice (with bleach!).

What is it about a piece of heavy soft cotton with a frayed edge? Some girls like diamonds, I like tattered cotton. I know, I'm a silly girl : )

I'm going to try and see if I can use the good parts to cover the back of my little chair. It's been waiting to be finished up for months! I have a small feather pillow that I'm going to try and cover with this fabric also, to go with the chair. Then I'll have to let it go!

That's it for tonight. No "biggies", just a peak at what's happening with some of my junk finds. 

Thank you again for holding me up with your dear prayers and words of encouragement!


Sharing over at:

Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors 
Monday Funday at Finding Home 
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House 
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Knick of Time Tuesday 
Pretty Things at twelveOeight 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch  
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm 
Budget Decorating at Creative Cain Cabin 
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Welcome Home Wednesday at Vintage on a Dime 
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours 
Creative Inspirations at Embracing Change 


  1. Cute fabric bags! Whink can remove the rust stains from fabric if you wanted to. Jean

  2. Jeanette, I do very much like the "towel rack", very clever. It would be interesting to try WHINK on some of my rust stains. I think that the photos are perfect. Do people who read your blog expect professional grade photography? I have read a few other blogs that apologize for their photography-hmmm, just don"t know.

  3. I love the towel rack - how creative you are! I recently started following your blog and love it.

  4. the towel rack is genius!! can't wait to see what you do with the rest

  5. The beach image you decoupaged onto to the beach chair is so charming! Perfect pairing of the two beach items...


  6. Awesome...YOU GO GIRL!! You are my newest inspiration!!

  7. Awesome...YOU GO GIRL!! You are my newest inspiration!!

  8. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love your towel rack - such a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura

  9. You are too clever. I love the beach chair towel rack idea.

  10. I love your beach towel rack! The graphic you added is perfect. What a great idea!
    Debbie :)

  11. Very creative! Love the idea! Nicole from southerncharm

  12. Perfect, the towel rack is genius. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

  13. Another amazing project Jeanette! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Pretty Things party this week. I hope you can join me again tonight for another great party!!

    xo, Tanya

  14. What about tea staining your fabric w/ rust stains? I also love your towel rack,am gonna go refill my tea glass now and look at your older posts,etc... look like the kinda gal I would follow ... seeing the 'supplies' in ur car,why,we might even be kin!!! Keep smiling~


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