Junk Gypsy

Author: Jolie Sikes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501135694
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New York Times bestseller In their first book, the Junk Gypsies—sisters and stars of the popular Texas-born brand and HGTV show—combine big dreams, stories of roadside treasures found, and down-home design projects inspired by epic makeovers for friends like Miranda Lambert, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Sadie Robertson. Amie and Jolie Sikes, the Thelma and Louise of the design world, are the Junk Gypsies: a family with an addiction to flea markets, wanderlust, and Americana inspired design. In their world, cowgirls are heroes, road trips last forever, and junk is treasured. Beginning with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart and soul, the sisters travelled the back roads of America like gypsies, collecting roadside trinkets and tattered treasures while meeting kindred spirits and lively characters along the way. With a mix of hippie, rock n’ roll, southern charm, and big dreams, these small-town Texas girls became restless wanderers and owners and operators of their dream business and bohemian brand, Junk Gypsy. Filled with stories from their unique journey as well as DIY projects and bohemian inspired designs, Junk Gypsy is a tribute to all the rowdy gypsies, crafty junkers, free-spirited romantics, and true-blue rebels who have ever dared to dream big.

Country Living

Author: Robin Brown
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588165787
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A textile artist and founder of Magnolia Pearl showcases her interior design philosophy, which brings together colors, textures, and materials in innovative new ways to create meticulously detailed, eclectic environments that blend elements of Victorian, oriental, and vintage American décor, and includes easy-to-follow instructions for a range of decorating projects.

I Brake for Yard Sales

Author: Lara Spencer
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125690
Format: PDF
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Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends’ homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.

Flea Market Fabulous

Author: Lara Spencer
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126514
Format: PDF
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Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identi­fies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorat­ing plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.

Junk Genius

Author: Juliette Goggin
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782495284
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Junk Genius, you’ll find highly rewarding and money-saving repurposing projects, and discover why making your own is a trend well worth exploring. Juliette Goggin and Stacy Sirk have created over 80 projects and ideas using items you can easily find or might already have. Discover creative ways to use glass with the compact kilner jar sewing kit and the pretty message-in-a-bottle pendant. Myriad uses for old crates include planting them with herbs and vegetables and transforming one into a night stand. Add something different to your household with a range of light fittings made from colanders, a birdcage, and even jello molds! Discover no end of uses for paper, including making bunting, labels, tags, and table settings, and inventive ideas for crafting with wallpaper, stamps, and old photos. Clear out those old keys and transform them into a range of items, from jewelry to door handles and coat hooks. Finally, try making unwanted sweaters into cosy pillow covers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, you'll learn to hunt out and see the potential in a whole range of items and be inspired to transform your treasure trove of useable raw materials into stunning new accessories for a beautiful home.

Junk Therapy

Author: Mikki Terzian
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539414797
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Junk Therapy began one early morning as my dear friend and I went out looking for a junk adventure. The things we see and the places we go are all stories of their own! Sharing our found treasures with others is the most fun. We are crazy about searching for junk of all kinds to upcycle, repair, recreate into something new, and just the thrill of the hunt. We call it "Junk Therapy." In the issues to come, this small publication will offer ideas for collectable junk, junk for the upcycler, seasonal home d�cor, and some other surprises too. These issues will also feature other local collectors, their wares, and a variety of styles. Everyone's ideas are different. I hope you enjoy it. Before it becomes beautiful again... it looks like this!

American Pickers Guide to Picking

Author: Libby Callaway
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401303978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A true adventure story and the go-to guide for "picking" American treasures from anyone's backyard, straight from the stars of History's American Pickers In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way. Wolfe and Fritz do not deal in fine antiques. Their secondhand treasures are of the down-and-dirty and sometimes even bizarre variety, from old bicycles and vintage tools, to sun-bleached cars and handmade furniture, retired carnival games and unusual taxidermy. Assisted by Danielle Colby, who helps out at Antique Archaeology, Wolfe and Fritz buy on the cheap and then sell to dealers, art directors, interior designers, or anyone looking for a little bit of authentic Americana. The three now share their secrets to finding hidden gems, offering helpful hints that will show what average Americans can do to find the treasures that await them. From American Pickers Guide to Picking: Junk is Beautiful When we knock on a door, 90 percent of the time the things we find are junk. But we don't care about the odds; a picker never turns down an opportunity, no matter where it is. We've picked pickup trucks. We've picked flat beds. We've picked dumpsters. We even picked a Mercury Sable. We're looking for the unusual, the impossible, the funky, the different, the bizarre-things we have never seen before. And we'll go anywhere we have to go to find it. No location is off-limits to a hard-core picker. And there's plenty of things to be found at antique stores, thrift and consignment shops, flea markets, estate sales, and swap meets, and a lot of the tips in this book apply to finding treasures at these joints. But that's not really the kind of picking we do anymore. We look outside the box to find our junk-a word we use almost like a term of endearment: to us: junk is beautiful.

Better Than New

Author: Nicole Curtis
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657311
Format: PDF
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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Part celebrity memoir and part self-help book, Better Than New goes behind the scenes with an entrepreneurial single mom who worked her way from waitress/real estate agent to home renovation expert, preservationist, and television star. With eight chapters in the book—eight lessons told through her life story and through several of the homes she has remodeled—readers will get to see another side of Nicole Curtis, including the private and personal struggles that are not seen on TV. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Curtis has opened her fans’ eyes to the beauty of older homes and the value of reclaiming and reusing authentic original materials rather than sending dumpster loads to the local landfill. Curtis applies the same principles to her personal life—valuing old friends, rescuing dogs, and advocating for the wounded, the elderly, and the disadvantaged. Readers will find inspiration to apply to their own lives supplemented with never-before-seen photos of Curtis and the homes she renovates. Better Than New is a visual treat, packed with more than 75 color photographs from Curtis’s personal collection, ranging from family photos to before-and-after photos of the rehabbed homes’ interiors and exteriors.

Garden Junk

Author: Mary Randolph Carter
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: 9780670869381
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A reference for those gardeners who love cheap garden-related items, such as old watering cans and flea market flower vases, reveals how to restore these items as well as where to find such treasures. 25,000 first printing. Country Homes & Gardens Main, Crafter's Choice Alt, & BOMC Div. Tour.