Thursday, June 18, 2009

Junk Party

Me & My House is hosting a cool junk party so that everyone can share their junk. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
The lady I bought this from won a bet with her husband. He bet her $20, which is more than I paid for it, that no one would buy it. He said and I quote, "That is pure junk." Little did he know, that's exactly what I was looking for. Here is my chicken coop that I use to hold my cookbooks.
I can't tell you how many times my dad has offered to throw this piece of junk away for me. I moved several times withing a few years, and every single time he'd offer to haul this to the trash for me. Little does he know. It's my favorite piece of furniture that I own. I've managed to keep him from throwing it away for about nine years now.
I have several pieces of "junk" in my bathroom. My bathtub was originally in my grandparents yard with cactus growing in and around it. I found chair at a yardsale. The shutters I found somewhere.
And last but not least,meet Miyagi, my authentic junkyard cat. I work at a "junkyard," or used auto parts shop, and we have lots of junkyard cats. They are always very very wild. When Miyagi was a kitten he came up to the backdoor of our shop and just stayed there. Being a softy, I took him home, and he's ruled the house ever since.

21 comments:

CHER said...

Love your furniture!! Same thing has happened to me. People have asked if they could teach me to refinish furniture!!LOL!!!( you can see some of them on my blog) Hope you have a blessed day, Cher

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi, I'm a Junk Party first-timer! I love that chicken coop, and I would've bought it myself! I also love that cabinet with the great blue paint, it's just perfect!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

I wish my junk looked that good! The chicken coop is awesome and I"ve told you before how much I love that turquoise cabinet. And I'm pretty sure that is one of the Twilight books sitting on your chair in the bathroom! Have you finished all four yet?

Barb said...

Love that coop!
Tell you dad to keep his hands off! =0))

blessings,
barbara jean

Marie Reed said...

Fabulous! Miyagi is purrrfect too!

foxxy said...

I love how you've used the chicken coop for a book shelf. I think it's adorable.

Evy said...

The chicken coop looks great! And what an awesome idea to turn it into a tiny cookbook library - I love it.

And your bathroom looks great! It's funny how someone's 'junk' is another person's treasure!

marty39 said...

Oh I love all your primitive pieces. They really aren't junk. They are just fabulous. Hugs, Marty

msartist said...

What fun! It all looks good.
Nothing like a cat that finds you!
~Theresa

Dirt Princess said...

I love junk!!! Others people junk is the best!

Imseeingraggedies Nutt said...

OMGosh!!! Let me know when your going to throw it out and I will be stalking your trash pick up! hehehe I would love to have one of those!!!

Jane said...

You just can't beat that worn patina. I knew by the name of your blog that I was in for some good finds!

Me & My House said...

Thanks so much for joining in and I can't decide which "junk" piece is my favorite! I love the story about the chicken coop...priceless! I also love the washed cabinet in your bathroom...can't wait to see more!

Joan said...

Keep your dad away from you fabulous furniture. My dad never "got it". He was a professional furniture maker and never got what I liked about junky, old stuff. Happy Junk Party Thursday.

LillySue said...

Awww~ I LOVE your kitty, what a doll!
Blessings~LillySue

Marie said...

Hello Steph - love your blog, and I love your sweet bathroom!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Girly Stuff said...

Great junk! I love the coop and tub!

JunkinJane said...

Love your green cabinet, Dad don't throw that! away unless he throws it my way!!

paintinpatti said...

I LOVE your cabinet - and your tub, too! What a neat kitty - a junkyard, cat... I LOVE THAT!

Kitty said...

love the chicken coop cookbook holder!! my brother is the same, looks @ something and says 'who would buy that junk?!" and I'm like'''''ME!!! love the tub too...dream of having one like that! Best is Miyagi as I am a cat lover!thanks for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Ahh.. the chicken coop! Wait, I need to post the picture of mine stuffed in my garage because I had No IDEA what to do with it. I like what you did with yours!
I am a pure junkie too,and it drives my husband crazy. He has threatened many times to bring in a dump trunk to haul off my entire garage. Better not do that, or all of his bicycles will be gone!!!
Thanks for the inspiration:-