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Summer Garden Project!

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I was able to get most of my summer garden projects/plantings done this spring, but this was one seems to have gotten missed. But as they say, better late than never!

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DIY Garden Urn Turned Coffee Table

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I took a cast-iron garden urn, filled it with some of my favorite treasures, and topped it with glass to make a unique and simple junk beautiful coffee table.

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Steel Spring Table

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New dining room table I made today; for the whole story behind it see my blog at http://industrialrevelations.blogspot.com . A huge, heavy train spring, with a concrete saw for a top.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Junk

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In the true spirit of the traveling junk, it is now my turn to share my all purpose, never in the same place for long, traveling junk. Who wants to be next to pass the junk forward?

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Some weeks are better than others

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This was a great week for junk. First I found some old hospital intravenous-drip trollies, four for $7 each, haven't worked out what to do with them yet, then an old bakers rack, which is...

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Is there an Architect, errr, Architecture in the House!

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Do you have a new home and want to add some vintage charm to it? Add some architectural elements!

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Spring is HERE!

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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.

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Slab Wood and Iron Table

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This console table was assembled from pieces bought at a couple of different auctions.

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Primitive decorative iron converted to a pedestal.

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Found roughly cut iron exterior house piece for $5 and decided to bring it inside from the cold.  Tethered a hardwood tray for the base and a cutting board for the top by using beam clamps to...

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Vintage Holiday at Rue 72!

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I love using vintage and non-traditional items for the holidays. My go-to item? Vintage clip-on earrings...not only do they make lovely ornaments- just clip them right on to the tree, they also adorn...

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A Falloween Porch Redo with some New (Old) Junk Finds!

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With the cool weather in Minnesota, I thought I'd share a throwback post from October of 2010. Hope it gets you in the Fall spirit!

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A Windproof Patio Table

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A cast iron patio table that will not blow away even in a big wind.

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A Rusty Wall Pocket that's a Total Gas!

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Well actually in it's former life, it was some type of gas can cover. But with it's perfect patina and pre-made holes, a wall pocket was a perfectly reuse!

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Another Industrial Pieces Lamp

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This is another Industrial style lamp that I assembled from parts that I've scavenged for such a purpose.  The shade is a strainer  from an old milk can.  The shaft is made up of pipe...

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I've been waiting for some of these legs!

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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!

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Fancy Cast Iron Base Bar

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I combined the counter top from the 100 y.o. hardware store in Browerville MN with the revamped cast iron balcony railing from an old apartment building to create a huge (and heavy) bar. nbspThe...

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Simple Little Wine Bars

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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!

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Clean-up that Yard With a Little Junk!

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This summer has been quite busy and needless to say I didn't get a very good start in getting my flower pots planted. So I thought maybe I'd go back into the archives of JMS and pull up a post from the summer of 2009! That way I can still enjoy my porch...at least what it looked like back in 2009! I hope you enjoy it, too!

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How To Turn an Old Coffee Table into Beautiful Signage

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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!

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Creative Succulents

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Found this amazing iron kettle at the flea market last week.I love the rustic feel of it. I knew right away that it would be perfect with some succulents in it.The more beat up the better!

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