I once had a friend joke with me that my fashion style could only be described as "Yamhill County Chic!" This means anything with boots, that would be mud boots, Blunnies, Cowboy Boots, you name it..I've got them all. I hope you enjoy my posts that will share a little about my simple world in Yamhill County Oregon.
Is my treasure! I think I may have a problem. I love other people's junk! I think it all started when I was in college and had $000 (this translates to zero dollars). I would find things that other people were throwing into the trash and repaint or clean up to find a new spot in my apartment. It is almost like treasure hunting now. This chair I found at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. If you could read the blue sticker....$5.00. That is a screaming deal, because this chair is solid oak that has been painted black at one time, then primered for this beautiful Silver color. I will scrape this down and make it BEAUTIFUL! Just as I did to this....
This was a $30 garage sale find. Boy did it need some serious LOVE, and 2 months worth of sanding, a little epoxy for some loose joints and this beauty has been "Salvaged".
Lucky for me, digging through other people's trash is now the "In" thing to do. The good news is that it doesn't end up on a trash pile somewhere, more importantly, you aren't buying something New made out of cheap plastic from CH....well you know where, to only have it fall apart in a couple of years.
Recycle, Re-USE, Re-Furbiture! Here are some more great Junk Salein' Buys!
I love this old trunk! Literally found in front of someone's house ready to go to the dump. Being from Colorado (however having never been to Pierce CO)....this chest has remained with me through the years. A little beat up, but I can see the beauty in the flaws.
Not all items are furniture...like these three little cuties! I think I paid $ .50 a piece. So sweet!
Winemaker Man laughs at me, because he only sees the "Work", which could be better directed to the Vineyard or Winery. Not all Sweat belongs to the land!
Maybe I'll paint this guy black.
This is a project in the works. This coffee table has to two planes of glass, was purchased by my Mother in the late 70's early 80's..originally came in a dark walnut wood. My sister got ahold of it in the mid eighties and sanded/stained to this Santa Fe, torquise wash...no offense sis...but blaghhh!
I have big plans for this...taking it back to it's original Walnut. It will fit the Hand Carved Chess Game from India nicely. Although I have a feeling this is going to take a little longer than a couple months.
Now you know what I do with "my spare time"! The world better watch out when I finally get around to taking that Wood Working Class.
Welcome to "Yamhill County Chic", a place where I share all of my favorite things about where I live in the Wonderful Willamette Valley Wine Country. I will not only talk viticulture/wine, but life in a small town, growing and eating local food, raising healthy children....I guess whatever grabs my fancy! Enjoy!