Copyright (c) 2018 en-us JUNKMARKET Style - GypsyBarn's posts JUNKMARKET Style - GypsyBarn's posts Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:44:03 -0700 JUNKMARKET Style - GypsyBarn's posts JUNKMARKET Style - GypsyBarn's posts <![CDATA[The PAINTED chair and JD Cabinet ala GypsyBarn style!]]> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 04:00:00 -0700 The PAINTED chair and JD Cabinet ala GypsyBarn style! Posted by GypsyBarn
I dont know how to make this short .... but here's what I posted on our Facebook page about this project - PAINTED CHAIR and JD Liqour Cabinet - DO NOT ATTEMPT without reading this! First off - I... ]]>
<![CDATA[Porch Swing Delight from Junk! Of course!]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:15:00 -0700 Porch Swing Delight from Junk! Of course! Posted by GypsyBarn
This was a fun to do! All custom ordered from a great couple! They threw caution to the wind and told me to do my "thang" and voila - here it is! ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring is HERE!]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 06:40:00 -0700 Spring is HERE! Posted by GypsyBarn
Ok, well not really. But the springs are! I'm on a mission to find a bunch of ways to use these. I thought this was a simple easy peasy little redo. ]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Fairy Tale Doors]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:36:48 -0700 Giant Fairy Tale Doors Posted by GypsyBarn
I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! All better and ready to roll! What better way to start it off then with a little magic!!!! Repurposing a door. The door I have watched wither away in a pile of debris for well over a year! Well.... here is what I did! ]]>
<![CDATA[Rust and Wood and Junk -OH MY]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:15:00 -0800 Rust and Wood and Junk -OH MY Posted by GypsyBarn
I literally tripped over some junk for this one! When that "A-HA" moment comes, it can be at some pretty random times, but as some that loves to design junk, once that moment hits, it's like a nagging non stop, git'er done, kind of thing! So here's what happened! ]]>
<![CDATA[Trunk Table Monster Makeover]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:55:00 -0800 Trunk Table Monster Makeover Posted by GypsyBarn
Another one for my trunk obsession! ohhh this was pretty disgusting when it came in!!! ]]>
<![CDATA[Washstand Harp with a twist]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:51:10 -0800 Washstand Harp with a twist Posted by GypsyBarn
You know those awkward places in the house where you neeeeeeed something, but nothing ever fits? Here s a solution! ]]>
<![CDATA[Washboard Organizer]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:57:56 -0800 Washboard Organizer Posted by GypsyBarn
The winter of getting things finished. Yet another project that has been sitting in my basement "crafting" area for a year! I had an idea that I wanted to play with using doorknobs for feet. I just never knew what they would go onto. Then this little beauty walked into my life. ]]>
<![CDATA[Repurposed Pub Table]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:34:28 -0800 Repurposed Pub Table Posted by GypsyBarn
We had a summer of hosting and boy did this table come in handy! I knew we had a few major birthdays and pool parties to host, and what we did not have was a pool side pub table. Because you know - everyone needs one! Here is what I came up with! ]]>
<![CDATA[Repurposed Washboard to Toilet Paper Holder ]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:21:48 -0800 Repurposed Washboard to Toilet Paper Holder Posted by GypsyBarn
A lot of people seem to request interesting toilet paper holders. Odd - I know! But yet - a challenge! How do you make something fun for toilet paper? Well, Here's one idea. If it were just a smidge... ]]>
<![CDATA[Dressers with Broken Drawers. No Problemo.]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:50:25 -0700 Dressers with Broken Drawers. No Problemo. Posted by GypsyBarn
I have been waiting some time to find a piece that had beautiful shape and lines but not so beautiful insides. One random phone call for a curb pick up one day and here she is. I finally get to put my idea into action!!! ]]>
<![CDATA[Telephone shelf]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:19:31 -0700 Telephone shelf Posted by GypsyBarn
I saw a photo that had been blown up and put on canvas of the top of an old telephone booth that was red, chipped and a wee bit wonky. I thought - I love that piece! However it's not really my thing to mount art on my wall, as I'm more someone in need of functional art. So I decided to create something to mimic it's look. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Shabby Little Adventure!]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:37:23 -0700 A Shabby Little Adventure! Posted by GypsyBarn
My old landlord called me up to let me know she had something she thought I would love to play with that was left behind from an old tenant. Well, she was right! of course, I saw it completely different than she did and that vision took on a shape of it's own! ]]>
<![CDATA[Old Washbins Have So Many Uses]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700 Old Washbins Have So Many Uses Posted by GypsyBarn
Metal and wood. These are a few of my favorite things! I'm always on the look out for new ways to repurpose these old bins. I thought of a few and when the idea was laid out, it appeared as though this design could use them in each manner! ]]>
<![CDATA[Random Garden Decor]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:40:00 -0700 Random Garden Decor Posted by GypsyBarn
Peeking over my neighbours fence I notice her amazing gardens are full of random rustic bits and bobs. Running from what I can see, I decided to make a few things that I could see fitting into her decor. Here are two recent examples ]]>
<![CDATA[Turquoise - Who knew]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:35:12 -0700 Turquoise - Who knew Posted by GypsyBarn
It all started with a clock! And then...... all of this appeared! ]]>
<![CDATA[Using Picture Frame Samples]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:24:14 -0700 Using Picture Frame Samples Posted by GypsyBarn
I was given these by a local store. Um. Last year! They called me up and said - we have no clue what to do with these. But they are fun. And they really don't need to be in the dump. We figured if anyone could do something to save them. You can. Sooooo. I did. ]]>
<![CDATA[Coke Crate Shelf]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:56:50 -0700 Coke Crate Shelf Posted by GypsyBarn
Knick Knacks! Everyone has them! Or collectors items. Shells, rocks, vintage toys, lighters, shot glasses... whatever tickles your fancy. Now.... how to find creative ways to display them.... hmmmm... I KNOW! Cruise Junk Market Style and look for things like THIS! ]]>
<![CDATA[Save those random knobs and pulls!]]> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:05:45 -0800 Save those random knobs and pulls! Posted by GypsyBarn
In needing somewhere to store her hand me down jewelry that was being given to her, she asked me to make her something ..."me" I came up with this lock and key storage cabinet for her. ]]>
<![CDATA[I'm a little behind - sorry]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:54:51 -0800 I'm a little behind - sorry Posted by GypsyBarn
The weather has sort of had us trapped indoors for about 2 months. We CAN go out but....... we try not to ]]>
<![CDATA[Piano Pantry]]> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:52:01 -0800 Piano Pantry Posted by GypsyBarn
It's safe to say we can add Pianos to my obsession with makeovers! So many Ideas. I decided this one was going to be Shabby and cute. So much work involved with these but I do love them! Some people love it as a pantry, some love it as a bar, we even had a big screen tv sunk into it at one point. Any way one chooses to go is just going to be fun in the end! ]]>
<![CDATA[Doors! Who doesn't love Doors??!!??]]> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 07:11:13 -0800 Doors! Who doesn't love Doors??!!?? Posted by GypsyBarn
i think doors have to be one of the most simple repurposing for functionality items out there! So many things can be done! The need around here is function and organization. This was created to cover just that! ]]>
<![CDATA[Burn Pile Beauty]]> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:57:21 -0800 Burn Pile Beauty Posted by GypsyBarn
You know - when you do things your own way - sometimes they turn out better! Going against the "suggested application" of this wax really turned out for the better! This burn pile save is looking pretty shnazzy now! ]]>
<![CDATA[Such a NNNNNovel idea!]]> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:24:41 -0800 Such a NNNNNovel idea! Posted by GypsyBarn
This is a fairly simple post. One simple photo. One easy set of instructions. Find books, pile books, decorate! ]]>
<![CDATA[Is it really just an ironing board though?]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:35:00 -0800 Is it really just an ironing board though? Posted by GypsyBarn
Look a little closer! I've always wanted an ironing board to show off my plants and decor, but I can't JUST have an ironing board .... where's the arty farty fun in that? ]]>
<![CDATA[I've been waiting for some of these legs!]]> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:32:55 -0800 I've been waiting for some of these legs! Posted by GypsyBarn
I have been saving a piece of barn board for when I finally got my hands on a sewing machine base! And one finally appeared! I love love love mixing metal and wood together for a nice rustic look. Especially in time for the holidays! ]]>
<![CDATA[Barn Door and Gun Crates Turned into a Coffee Table]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:51:55 -0800 Barn Door and Gun Crates Turned into a Coffee Table Posted by GypsyBarn
I had the pleasure of picking a families estate before they sold off the farm. Over 100 years in the family! - So many treasure to be found! I decided these needed to be used for this custom crafted piece. A 4 foot by 3 foot rustic coffee table. ]]>
<![CDATA[Salvaged Wine Caddy]]> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:33:46 -0800 Salvaged Wine Caddy Posted by GypsyBarn
There is nothing about this creation I do not love. The beam itself was a find! I saw it - I HAD TO HAVE IT! For what? It didn't matter, it would come to me eventually! Looking at the before photo of it, there were unlimited possibilities... until.......... I found the legs! ]]>
<![CDATA[Beds to Bench Seats]]> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:06:58 -0700 Beds to Bench Seats Posted by GypsyBarn
I've been playing with these for a while now. Especially when I get a 3/4 bed in. Tough sell as is, but once transformed, they seem to go out the door pretty easily! Here are a few to help stimulate some ideas. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wine Bar from a Door]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:35:25 -0700 Wine Bar from a Door Posted by GypsyBarn
Get ready for hosting these upcoming holidays with your own little wine bar! Complete with a cute little serving tray! ]]>
<![CDATA[Simple DIY Lanterns]]> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:23:55 -0700 Simple DIY  Lanterns Posted by GypsyBarn
I love when I'm cleaning shop and piling things on top of each other and all of a sudden ......... WHOAH! That works! The fit was too perfect not to share! ]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Food Storage Solution]]> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:06:58 -0700 Pet Food Storage Solution Posted by GypsyBarn
She needed something small-ish for her entry, to sit on and store her cats food in. A little finesse here and some pizazz there and BAM! Done and in her new home! ]]>
<![CDATA[One style two looks. Paris End Tables]]> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:01:35 -0700 One style two looks. Paris End Tables Posted by GypsyBarn
I started on a mission to make two matching end tables, but in the end, I made the same mistake twice, had to start all over and well, feeling pretty dumb now ( you'll read why), I have two non matching but very fun end tables! ]]>
<![CDATA[Dirty Ol' Work Bench PURRRfect as an Island!]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:08:00 -0700 Dirty Ol' Work Bench PURRRfect as an Island! Posted by GypsyBarn
You wouldn't think something this nasty can turn into something beautiful! But anything can with some elbow grease .... in place of workshop grease! ]]>
<![CDATA[Dresser to Window bench]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:50:52 -0700 Dresser to Window bench Posted by GypsyBarn
AS a bench, storage or a little shelving area, its a great little project to take on if you have a lovely old house with tall windows. ]]>
<![CDATA[Rustic Triplets Bench]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:50:00 -0700 Rustic Triplets Bench Posted by GypsyBarn
The phone rang - "Hey gypsy lady! I got this ol' pile o'crap here that's gonna go off to the burn pile, figured you might wanna take a peek at it first!" YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is really taking ones mans junk is anothers treasure! ]]>
<![CDATA[Simple Little Wine Bars]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:12:43 -0700 Simple Little Wine Bars Posted by GypsyBarn
When you are a lover of wine and hosting little get togethers, it's always nice to have a conversation piece on display, especially revolving around why you have come together that night! That is the main purpose behind this re-purpose. Simple in theory, but there are many many different variations you can choose! Here are 2 to get you started! ]]>
<![CDATA[Wedding Gift Idea from an old window]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:55:01 -0700 Wedding Gift Idea from an old window Posted by GypsyBarn
Do you have a wedding coming up? Not sure what to get that special couple? This is a fun easy re-purpose and with a touch of your own style, you can adapt it to anyones decor. Keep it chippy and original, paint it to match any accent colour or leave it rough and rustic. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stripping Veneer - The EASY WAY]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:56:31 -0700 Stripping Veneer - The EASY WAY Posted by GypsyBarn
It's almost Yardsale time! Here's a good tip to keep in the back of your head when you see a damaged piece and are ready to haggle - YOU CAN DO IT!!! But clearly, you are haggling so of course you would make it sound like a pain in the rump that the veneer is wrecked! Shhhhhhhh it's soooo easy! ]]>
<![CDATA[How To Turn an Old Coffee Table into Beautiful Signage]]> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:13:56 -0700 How To Turn an Old Coffee Table into Beautiful Signage Posted by GypsyBarn
An amazing woman in my town is doing amazing things with a park the city had otherwise left as "forgotten" in a neighbourhood that is, well, it needs some prettying and a better reputation. She wrote and asked if I would contribute a sign for her children's butterfly garden she wanted to create in the new community gardens that were being built in the park. I had the perfect piece that I had been keeping for just an occasion! ]]>
<![CDATA[Our New Hallway Mantle - from an Old Door]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:36:55 -0700 Our New Hallway Mantle - from an Old Door Posted by GypsyBarn
I made a mantle before - somewhere to show off your funky decor and still be functional. But it sold. And we are in desperate need for hallway organization. So, when I found this door on the side of the road - I decided - THIS IS OURS! ]]>
<![CDATA[Angel Wing Cubby Transformation]]> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:45:00 -0700 Angel Wing Cubby Transformation Posted by GypsyBarn
From an old Record Cabinet into a funk-tional piece of artistic decor for the home! It was a lot of work, but she was worth it! ]]>
<![CDATA[Wine and Cheese Tray? Of *corks* it is silly!!!]]> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:01:21 -0700 Wine and Cheese Tray? Of *corks* it is silly!!! Posted by GypsyBarn
I had a fabulous customer come into the shop in need of something fabulous to serve her wine and cheese on to her fabulous dinner guests this summer! Did I mention faaaaaabulous? This turned out nicer than I had pictured in my head! A seemingly simple upcycle and repurpose project. 2 in 1 ! ]]>
<![CDATA[Shadow Box Coffee Table]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 07:25:00 -0700 Shadow Box Coffee Table Posted by GypsyBarn
In the age of "stuff" many people are looking for unique ways to display their favorite things. Here is a great conversation piece for your room or porch! And the best part, you can display whatever tickles your fancy and matches your decor! ]]>
<![CDATA[One door - 2 fun side tables]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 08:04:02 -0700 One door - 2 fun side tables Posted by GypsyBarn
Doors are so great! So many uses! And so many tidbits to add to so many uses makes them even better!!! This is a fairly simple makeover given you can cut a straight line lol! ]]>
<![CDATA[Reno Scraps to Shabb-u-licious Coffee table]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 09:00:52 -0700 Reno Scraps to Shabb-u-licious Coffee table Posted by GypsyBarn
So many tid bits and so many uses! I love re-using reno scraps! Thankfully this old house needs a LOT of renovating so I'll never run out of scraps! ]]>
<![CDATA[Piano Entertainment Unit]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:09:05 -0700 Piano Entertainment Unit Posted by GypsyBarn
A bar, an entertainment centre - whatever you like! I love these old things! So many heading off tot he dump. One has so many uses. I have a bunch of projects coming up incorporating the inners of this beuty! Stay tuned! ]]>
<![CDATA[Rustic Insulator Containers]]> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 05:42:21 -0700 Rustic Insulator Containers Posted by GypsyBarn
I love these! I have found SO many uses for them! Flower vase, tooth brushes - paint brushes, change holder, sugar bowl, etc etc etc! ]]>
<![CDATA[Clawfoot tub to French Chaise!]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:56:11 -0700 Clawfoot tub to French Chaise! Posted by GypsyBarn
Of course I have seen Breakfast at Tiffanys and my hat goes off to the original tub couch creator! However, I of COURSE have to add my spin!I though long and hard about simply taking the front out to make it a love seat, but .. then .. when do I do things the simple way? It needed that added flare and I am re finishing a clients bedroom to feel french, so it was a MUST to have curves. Voila the new Chaise for her master bedroom bay window! ]]>
<![CDATA[Rustic Centre Pieces]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:21:57 -0700 Rustic Centre Pieces Posted by GypsyBarn
Good bye winter and woodstoves - hello piles of left overs! Wedding season is coming up and we've been getting requests for simple DIY centre pieces for rustic themes. Well, this project took about 10 minutes. There are so many things that you can add to make it fun - and I'll post some more ideas once I get to the fun decorating part! For now - here is a simple start! ]]>
<![CDATA[Ski Coat Rack]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:48:11 -0700 Ski Coat Rack Posted by GypsyBarn
Very simple idea. And a great re-use of an item we have never used! ]]>
<![CDATA[Filmstrip Door]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:04:58 -0700 Filmstrip Door Posted by GypsyBarn
An old door with glass panes in perfect condition, a stock pile of stickers I had no use for, and of course, a lot of photographer friends looking for interesting ways to display their photos at tradeshows = The creation of the filmstrip door! ]]>
<![CDATA[Corner shelves from old doors]]> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:28:50 -0800 Corner shelves from old doors Posted by GypsyBarn
Well, I have an abundance of doors. And when I get overloaded with items of one kind, I rip through the house to see what I would need ... and I need corner shelves! ]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Pot-ah-to Dogfoodo !]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:50:00 -0800 Potato Pot-ah-to Dogfoodo ! Posted by GypsyBarn
She's small and dainty but her dog food bags are huge and ugly! We needed a solution to store them away. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Tattooed Table]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:20:30 -0800 The Tattooed Table Posted by GypsyBarn
I wanted to push my artistic side to the ultimate challenge. Something that incorporated a lot of the things I enjoy - refinishing, burning, staining, painting and "testing". I figured, I might as well go all out on the design, why not? And after a lot of hmmmming and hawwwwing the design was chosen, then created, then the process began! ]]>
<![CDATA[my "CHAIR"ity creation donation]]> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:14:47 -0800 my Posted by GypsyBarn
I was asked to revamp a an old chair for a local Chairs for Charity auction for the YMCA. I asked if I was allowed to just MAKE a chair. Here is what I came up with. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Whatchamacallit! ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:19:33 -0800 The Whatchamacallit! Posted by GypsyBarn
Given my love of tidbits, art and junk, I sort of needed a space to put it, you know - incorporating that thing they call organization. I though - I need cupboards, drawers, shelves, material hangers, chalkboards and chicken wire. That should cover it ...... now what? Then I saw this. ]]>
<![CDATA[Coffee Stations from No Hope Dressers!]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:44:54 -0800 Coffee Stations from No Hope Dressers! Posted by GypsyBarn
Don't send it to the dump! Yes, it looks hopeless, but it's really not! So any uses for old dressers!!!!!! Like this! Coffee stations! I started making them a year and a half ago, and now, I can't keep them in stock! Make one today! You will enjoy that cup of coffee so much more! ]]>
<![CDATA[Hunka~Junka Burnin looooove]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:16:40 -0800 Hunka~Junka Burnin looooove Posted by GypsyBarn
Basically, I was told I need to do something manly - to store manly things .... well, it just so happened I had a TON of "manly" things laying around! And a cigar ad the handle tops it off! ]]>
<![CDATA[Teenage Rockstar Wardrobe]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:07:12 -0800 Teenage Rockstar Wardrobe Posted by GypsyBarn
I was asked to create something fun and funky for a teenager in Rockstar pink. Hmmm. Try asking a team of paint mixers to come up with Rockstar Pink LOL!! Thank gosh they had the colour sampler. We toured around the place for a while looking for just the right pink.... found it. Now, think back quite a few years .. what on earth do teenagers "need" for functionality? Well, back in my teenage days, it was an open door to outside, these days... whole other story! Here's what I came up with! ]]>
<![CDATA[Mirrored Window Rustic Hanging Vanity]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:26:14 -0800 Mirrored Window Rustic Hanging Vanity Posted by GypsyBarn
This was going to go into my junkin around the house post, but I think it needed one posting for itself, as it really was more of a project! Old Window - Old mirror - Old rat chewed veggie flat .... Love ... love.. LOVE ]]>
<![CDATA[Shabby Chat Cat Condo - Re-Purrrrrrr-posed]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 06:45:17 -0800 Shabby Chat Cat Condo - Re-Purrrrrrr-posed Posted by GypsyBarn
Re-Purrrrposing has taken on a whole new meaning now lol! Old Dresser - new Cat condo! ]]>
<![CDATA[FUN~k~tional Junkin Art]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:11:04 -0800 FUN~k~tional Junkin Art Posted by GypsyBarn
Shes FUN, Shes FUNKY - Shes sooooo FUNKTIONAL! ]]>
<![CDATA[4 post bed to 1 post Coat Tree]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:07:03 -0800 4 post bed to 1 post Coat Tree Posted by GypsyBarn
A destroyed 4 post bed turns into smaller fun projects - such as a fun chippy coat tree with added elements of funk! ]]>
<![CDATA[Junkin Around the House]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:32:47 -0800 Junkin Around the House Posted by GypsyBarn
Here are a few ideas that can be found around my house. Just a few of the things ... my house is a total re-fab project always on the go! But people always pop over and oogle at alllllll the things and asked me to make a posting on it, I was going to just post it on Facebook, but I figured, it's re0fabbed junk - it should come here as well! Simple easy little things to add to the home, in now way entire projects, but quick, easy and fun! ]]>
<![CDATA[Shoe Display]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:05:00 -0700 Shoe Display Posted by GypsyBarn
SHOES!!!!!!!!! I love shoes! And I lose displaying shoes, and having them everywhere! Here's one little way I have a couple pairs displayed ...... ladder. Thats it. Easy, perfect angle to show them off. ]]>
<![CDATA[Knock Knee Trunk Table]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:44:57 -0700 Knock Knee Trunk Table Posted by GypsyBarn
I love her knock knees! Love love love! I got a few scrunchy nose faces from it, asking if I was going to put them on right .. I said but they are right! The more I look at her, the more I think of a star wars machine for some reason ... hmmm ]]>
<![CDATA[Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:21:24 -0700 Old Blue Prints framed in Rustic Charm Posted by GypsyBarn
I found these blueprints for how to build this boat all scrunched up in a dresser I picked up. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sled Shelf]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:02:40 -0700 Sled Shelf Posted by GypsyBarn
Lots of people have one of these stashed away somewhere, well in Canada they do, and they generally sit unused in an attic or garage as the new toys come out for winter. But they are so nostalgic that we don't want to let them go, so here's an idea to help make them functional. Each time you get something off the shelf, you can remember being pulled through the sugar bush, or zipping down the hills with friends and family followed by some hot cocoa with marshmellows! Well, those are the memories I have. So here is the project to help make things tidier and be a fab conversation piece! ]]>
<![CDATA[Just Caulk it for a little OoOo La Laaaaa]]> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:21:22 -0700 Just Caulk it for a little OoOo La Laaaaa Posted by GypsyBarn
The easiest way to summarize this is - for a little french twist on something, just add caulk! Yes, this was created with caulking. ]]>
<![CDATA[Junk Trunk turned Vintage Beauty]]> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 05:28:07 -0700 Junk Trunk turned Vintage Beauty Posted by GypsyBarn
Just a sad trunk... with gorgeous bones! Waiting for a makeover. This sat here forever in each state of finishing, as I just had no clue what I was going to do with it. but here's the final product! ]]>
<![CDATA[$148 Scrap Junk Makeover! WOW!]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:41:15 -0700 $148 Scrap Junk Makeover! WOW! Posted by GypsyBarn
Before you say, NO WAY, let me tell you ... yes. It's TRUE! This nasty bathroom was made over to look .. well, pretty amazing for $148.00! A LOT of work mind you! But it happened and you won't believe what I used! ]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Martini Table]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:53:41 -0700 Wild Martini Table Posted by GypsyBarn
You know, some people save pets from the pound, and well, let's be honest, I don't have time for a pet, so I saved this one from the trash instead! LOL! Awww I have such a soft spot in my heart for him! He needed major TLC! So I gave it to him! ]]>
<![CDATA[Pink P-Antlers Jewellery Display]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 06:11:36 -0700 Pink P-Antlers Jewellery Display Posted by GypsyBarn
This was too fun to make! I was asked to make something unique to display some jewellery. I think this qualifies doesn't it? What colour should it be I asked? Pink Panther Pink she said. As she was saying that - I saw the antlers in the background, and I swear I heard her say Pink P-Pantler ! So I guess it was just meant to be! ]]>
<![CDATA[YOU-Nique Sleigh Bed]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:44:09 -0700 YOU-Nique Sleigh Bed Posted by GypsyBarn
This beauty was too gorgeous to let sit in someones garden and rot away even more! Gypsy Barn to the rescue!! When I found this baby at an Estate Sale, I sat and watched people snubbing their nose at her :( *sadness* The family of the owner of this piece told me about what an heirloom this was and they were so sad they didn't have use for it.... that fueled me to create that use! I think everyone looked at me like I was crazy for paying the price I did and then paying more to have her shipped to my front door! But I saw it in its completion from the first second our eyes locked in a loving embrace! * can you hear the romantic music as we run to each other through a white haze filled meadow to embrace * LOL! I LOVE HER! ]]>
<![CDATA[Table Top Turned into Rustic Signage]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:27:02 -0700 Table Top Turned into Rustic Signage Posted by GypsyBarn
I often stumble across table tops with no base, I love them, the shapes and edges and solid wood. When asked to create a rustic wooden sign for a local business, I jumped at the chance to use this old Oak top I had sitting here! ]]>
<![CDATA[*Berry* Easy, No Bugs, No Spill Party Glasses]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 02:57:36 -0700 *Berry* Easy, No Bugs, No Spill Party Glasses Posted by GypsyBarn
This project will take you about 5 minutes to do. Given you have the right drill bit and aside from waiting for paint to dry, but that's the best time to prep your favourite beverage! ]]>
<![CDATA[Foyer Mantle]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:45:00 -0700 Foyer Mantle Posted by GypsyBarn
The first thing new guests see in your home, is your entry. Why not start them off on the right fabulous foot with an amazing first impression by displaying a nice mantle right in the foyer? This took 3 days, in the middle of a heat wave, to finish! But isn't that the best time to play with a torch? ]]>
<![CDATA[$92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN!]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 -0700 $92.00 Kitchen Makeover, Re-use, Re-Purpose REBORN! Posted by GypsyBarn
Gasp in horror at the Befores! it's ok! We did! ]]>
<![CDATA[Rockin Record Flowers]]> Sun, 17 Jun 2012 08:22:11 -0700 Rockin Record Flowers Posted by GypsyBarn
Easy Peasy! Melted Record Flowers! My gardens are rockin now!!!  Supplies Needed: Old rake handleRecordsShort ScrewsSpray PaintWARNING: Melting Vinyl will create a horribly toxic gas. Please do... ]]>
<![CDATA[Ox Yoke Coat Tree]]> Sun, 27 May 2012 02:00:00 -0700 Ox Yoke Coat Tree Posted by GypsyBarn
I found an old Ox Cart Yoke buried in the grass outside an old barn we were called to "pick" through. Also found a bucket of old rusty tools, in it were some heavy old iron hooks, after some mega... ]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Tongs and Paper Towels]]> Mon, 07 May 2012 21:08:51 -0700 Ice Tongs and Paper Towels Posted by GypsyBarn
I'm sure people have done this - but in case anyone hasn't had the thought, here it is ..... use the smaller sizes to hold toilet paper .... quite the conversation pieces! Love it! ]]>
<![CDATA[Front Door Clutter Collector]]> Wed, 02 May 2012 07:53:00 -0700 Front Door Clutter Collector Posted by GypsyBarn
Easy PEASY!!!!!!!  Basically, that is the base of a gorgeous unuseable lamp we stumbled across. It was so nice, we had to find something to do with it. We also had a pile of the old ceiling... ]]>
<![CDATA[Toboggan Wall Piece]]> Wed, 02 May 2012 07:38:34 -0700 Toboggan Wall Piece Posted by GypsyBarn
Here's the before and after of the toboggan wall piece we just made! We have a few of these in different sizes. The idea came when we sold the piece that we had made to hold our keys and things at... ]]>
<![CDATA[Simple Spindle Dragonflys]]> Sat, 07 Apr 2012 03:05:00 -0700 Simple Spindle Dragonflys Posted by GypsyBarn
Very easy! Spindles from an old chair, and the screen we ripped out of the storm windows for our potting table project. ( see other projects to see the windows). ]]>
<![CDATA[Ultimate Salvage Potting Table]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:01:55 -0700 Ultimate Salvage Potting Table Posted by GypsyBarn
Where do we start? Old door, old storm windows, screens removed and used in our other projects ...... (look for the Spindle dragonflys in our collection) old knobs to hang tools, old table legs, old... ]]>
<![CDATA[Reno Junk Potting Table]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:56:47 -0700 Reno Junk Potting Table Posted by GypsyBarn
Our Old junk Door Potting table. Not one thing purchased! Old wall trim, old table legs, old fence board, the top is an old storm window screen to let the water and soil sift though to a reuse... ]]>
<![CDATA[Flower Beds within Beds & Boxsprings !]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:32:07 -0700 Flower Beds within Beds & Boxsprings ! Posted by GypsyBarn
Well, we are in the hunt for useful things to do with a boxspring. So many heading to the dump... but do you realize just how much good wood is inside one of those things??? Rip one apart, if its... ]]>
<![CDATA[Renovation Garbage Turned Garden Decor]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:10:42 -0700 Renovation Garbage Turned Garden Decor Posted by GypsyBarn
Well this one is pretty self explanatory, what you decide to create is all up to you! We did a LOT of renovations this winter and hada trailer or 5 full of Lathe and Plaster. Well, we hate to throw... ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY Tip - Pain in the rump, lumpy / separated paints]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 11:25:33 -0800 DIY Tip - Pain in the rump, lumpy / separated paints Posted by GypsyBarn
Basically, we saw a photo of someone that had spilled paint all down her front, in her shirt, all over the floor, by shaking the can ...... first we laughed and thought about how many times weve... ]]>
<![CDATA[Trunk Table]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 09:00:00 -0800 Trunk Table Posted by GypsyBarn
We found an old table with a destoyed top, and took it's legs!!! Mua ha ha! It makes us sound evil :) BUT, then we found this old trunk! She was covered in travel stickers and looking great! We... ]]>
<![CDATA[Got Junk in Your Trunk?]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:35:59 -0800 Got Junk in Your Trunk? Posted by GypsyBarn
When we found this we were asked... what do you want that piece of garbage for?  *DING DING DING*   For GARBAGE!  We've been combing over ideas for a new fun garbage can ... and... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Trunk Turned Settee]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:31:00 -0800  Trunk Turned Settee Posted by GypsyBarn
We are trunk obsessed. Trunks and Junk. ]]>
<![CDATA[Farmers Daughter Desk]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:37:19 -0800 Farmers Daughter Desk Posted by GypsyBarn
We had a student with a passion for unique farm and country decor ask us if it was possible to build her a desk out of random things to create one fun style! OF COURSE!  Pretty much our... ]]>
<![CDATA[Dresser Repurposing Take 2]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:23:34 -0800 Dresser Repurposing Take 2 Posted by GypsyBarn
The Old dresser neeed to be saved! ]]>
<![CDATA[The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:06:15 -0800 The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser Posted by GypsyBarn
This baby came into our home covered in things I don't want to describe.  But the paint was heavy and thick and chippy as all ..... well it was chippy. Discovered a nice Mahogany underneath it... ]]>
<![CDATA[The Living Coffee Table]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:21:54 -0800 The Living Coffee Table Posted by GypsyBarn
Basically, this is a mish mash of a bunch of random things lying around our house, and yanked from the garden before the freeze. The vines dont ned a lot of light and there are airholes drilled in... ]]>