Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cool Junk

One of my favorite places to find stuff to re-purpose is at a little antique/junk store in south Tennessee. Donny, (hereinafter referred to as The Junkman) travels all over the country to flea markets, estate sales, yard sales, etc. He even stops at old barns and asks the inhabitants if he can look through their stuff and buy some of it. Most people are delighted to cull their junk. And surprise! His favorite show is Pickers!
Yesterday, I drove the farm truck (because it's a long bed, and therefore has more room) down to the Junk Palace to pick up some metal tulip chairs. In case you don't know them by their name, this is what it looks like. This one is not mine, but was restored by another junk addict. It does inspire me to paint mine pink and white, though.

These chairs used to be all over the place in the 50s and 60s. My grandparents had them on their screen porch. I like them because you have to bounce up and down a little while sitting on them. This keeps me from jiggling my leg, which drives my husband nuts.

So, I bought two from The Junkman. Along with a few other things. Check out these columns!

These are cool for two reasons: They're aluminum, and therefore easy to paint. And they have bases. Husband and I have been trying to figure out a way to build a pergola on our back patio without having to tear up the concrete. These babies are the perfect solution! They can stand on their own two feet, so to speak.

There is a sign on the door of The Junk Palace (which is not its real name, but what I call it). It's written with a sharpie pen on a piece of cardboard. Why didn't I take a picture of it? It says: "Open whenever we get here till whenever we leave. No exceptions". I just love the place.


  1. Robin...your junkman has better stuff than mine does! wow!! BTW American Pickers my fav also..met Mike and Danielle last week ( Frank was one..buying himself a house) ( see my blog) now i am off to read yours . welcome to delphi forums!

  2. Hi Cindy, Yep, I'm pretty happy about my Junk Man. He gets new stuff in all the time, and even calls me when he picks up stuff I might like. How cool is that?



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