Saturday, August 16, 2014

HQ Junk Expo

You may remember my “what’s in my barn post?”--when a couple of weeks ago, I took you on a tour of our barn and showed you some of the awesome JUNK that has been stowed away; and some things forgotten about, up in the top or down in the bottom of our Big Barn. 

Well then, welcome to my HIGH QUANTITY JUNK EXPO-

Go ahead—read that one more time. 
  • JUNK -equals- all items are subject to taste and preference –eye-of-the-beholder- and ALL THAT!
Yep!  I’m exposing ALL my JUNK!  It could take a while. I mean it could take weeks or a year even; but I plan to use it all up or sell some of it off even; and when it’s all said and done, I will have emptied out my barn.
Truly a plus!    
Part of the problem for me is picking out what project to do first.  I HAVE SO MANY!  On top of that—picking a piece from the HQ JUNK PILE really needs to coincide with an indoor project.  I know, I’m all over the place.  I am still working on my craft room… it is perpetual.

I ended up picking three this week. YES, THREE!
mystery project

This what I chose for my first project.old shelving arrow

As I’m working in my one spare bedroom trying to create a more organized place to be creative.  This shelf will do nicely for storing fabric!  I was also able to incorporate some pallet wood—from the shed tear down.

piles of pallet wood

I used 4 boards and created 2 shelves. I had already started painting when I remembered to get a picture… Ooops!

lower shelf with pallet shelf addition

I used some left over Clark and Kensington “Lewisporte” –paint and primer in one. Flat.

clark and kensington lewisporte

I like that it covers so well. I put one coat on;  and it covered almost the entire piece.  I dry brushed the paint onto the added pallet shelves, for a different look.  I stopped there and didn’t give it a 2nd coat—because, well, I wanted to fill the shelf placement holes from the previous shelving… and I forgot. After that it will probably get some wax since it’s flat paint.

clark and kensington primer and paint

That’s where I am currently with it. You can see the orange spots below—that is wood filler. I’ll be adding a touch up coat of paint and then I’m considering adding more pallet wood to the back.  I want it closed in back there.

filling the holes

see the final result of my shelf make over—once I get it into the room and spiffed up.  You can wait for that right?

I have two more projects to show you from the set.  One is probably obvious, since I told you I’ll be organizing, my craft room.

wire mesh baskets- diy

The other is a mystery. 

mystery JUNK

This item I chose from the barn IS NOT PICTURED in any previous pictures.  It’s a small project—but very useful.   I’m glad I came across the piece when I did.

Where do you keep your HIGH QUANTITIES OF JUNK?  A closet?  A garage? We don’t have a garage. Oh! but we have an attic—and it’s filled up too!  Just the thought of the quantity of junk to be cleaned out makes my head swoon!

Stay tuned for more of my High Quantity Junk Expo.

Til next time, Be Blessed!

You may also like to see some of the treasure  All the junk in my barn you can read “What’s in My Barn” here
I was inspired by these pictures on Pinterest 
linking up to these parties: 
FJI- All about Pallets
Revi- Thrifty Life Thursday 31

Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanks giving let your request be made unto to God; And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your heart and minds in Christ Jesus.  ~~ Philippians 4:6-7


Audrey said...

Nice shelf Pat. Doesn't it make you feel good to make something useful and use stuff you need to get rid of?
Audrey Z.

Revi said...

I wish I had a nice tall shelf like that in my storage shed!!! Shelving is amazing.

Liz said...

Well thats a great start on clearing out the junk! The shelf looks great!!

A Daughter of the King said...

I'm so impressed!

Anonymous said...

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Diane said...

Great job!

My Repurposed Life said...

loving the color of your shelf! :)

where do I keep my junk? anywhere I can! lol

anxious to see the mystery project


Revi said...

Keep up the good work, Pat! I want to see what you do with that baby carriage thingy. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party.