Welcome to Junky Monday Roundup. Here is where I dish on the best junky finds after a trip to my favorite shopping place. The curb. One man’s trash is this chic’s treasure and I’m bringing it to you every week. Stick around until Transformation Tuesday to see how I glam the stuff up.
This past weekend was Easter. The whole family was off for a nice long weekend and we took complete advantage! We hit Texas Antique Week in Warrenton which was a bust. It took five hours as opposed to one and a half to get there. We got stuck in the traffic coming and going from the big shows like Marburger Farm. Personally, my favorite spot is around Zapp Hall which took almost three hours in stand still traffic to get there. When we did finally make it, we had a little over an hour to shop before sundown. Boo.
We strolled, ate, and enjoyed ourselves anyway. There were a few places open after dark and I scored one of the items on my short list. These cute little eggs baskets. I thought they made lovely Easter baskets, but the kids protested saying they were much too small. Suits me just fine. I get to selfishly find something to use them for and I’m ok with that.We had contemplated finding a place to stay around Warrenton and hitting the scene early the next day, but I was done and didn’t want to waste an entire weekend in our vehicles. Especially, since we took the van and the truck just in case we hit it big with the loot.
We drove back home and hit our local architectural salvage spot early the next morning. That place is a gold mine for all things window, door, reclaimed wood, shutters, fixtures, and pretty much anything else you can salvage from a home before it’s demolished. I was a kid in a candy store.
A train rolled by every ten minutes and in the back of the warehouse was some real life salvage and scrap action going on, so the kids were more than entertained and felt right at home taking a prime seat to enjoy the free show.
I found the cutest little mirror for Princess’ room the minute I walked in. I also couldn’t live without a pair of hanging metal and glass lanterns and an iron planter/sconce that Princess and I agreed will make a great outdoor chandelier with lights.
After, we headed to the Betz Art gallery which was closed, but their dumpster wasn’t! We found a few goodies and were on our way to the next spot.
Between Houston and my ‘hood, the junk really flowed again this week. I found a pair of gorgeous wingback chairs, but still haven’t recovered the one I snagged months and months ago, so Hubbs put the kibosh on them not that I can blame him.
1. Wooden Chair: This guy was pulled out of a dumpster by my smoking hot Hubbs. He was determined to get it down for me and that made him even hotter in my eyes. It needs some TLC, but I love a good project.
3. Dollhouse: Not that we need another dollhouse, but Soyjoy gets so excited at the sight of one. I wonder where he gets it. I drug it home and will let him play out on the deck with it until it’s no longer fun. It’s cracked plastic and covered in child graffiti. Eek.
7. Fire Pit: Again, this was pulled for parts. Not sure where to go yet, but the wheels are already turning.
That’s it for this week’s roundup. It just goes to show, one man’s trash, is this chic’s treasure and today I am a rich girl.
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Can’t get enough junk? Check out past roundups here. Until next time.XO, Tommie