31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees”

Catchy title yes? But now that I have your attention, here’s the scoop in the last two weeks I have found some of the most primo junk at local antique malls, and… everything that I’ve bought and brought home has been a treasure that was found while I was squatting down or on all fours.Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 14: “The Best Junk is Below the Knees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 13 ” The Order “

Sometimes I get carried away with my love for rusty, galvanized metal, industrial treasures, vintage dishes and just plain junk, that I forget to share another side of me. Another side of Rustique Art. The side that started this obsession with rusty + antiques + beads + wire = Rustique Art. My little business isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 13 ” The Order “”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 12 ” A Vintage Feeder Finding It’s Place “

I found this wonderful feeder awhile back and I attempted to use it outside for a bird feeder, but when it’s outside I can’t see it all of the time. So I brought it in and stuck it in the dishwasher to clean it up. I love the galvanized tray and the jar has greatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 12 ” A Vintage Feeder Finding It’s Place “”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window”

Before I begin today’s “before and after” post I wanted to thank those who have sent emails, left comments here and on the facebook page. I won’t lie to you, it is gratifying to know that someone is interested in what you have to say. A few, including my wonderful supportive husband, have asked whyContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 11 “A Picture Window””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape”

A change of seasons, a change of decor. Was… Is… I love this time of year… cooler weather soups hearty breads sweaters jeans snuggling date nights at home in front of a fire… oops! I’m getting ahead of myself! What changes are going on in your home? I’d love to hear about them…please share. inspirationContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 10 “Cabinet Scape””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier”

Our house was built in 1985 and the kitchen/dining room chandelier is an original fixture. Straight out of the 80’s, complete with the antique brass finish and frosted, fluted glass sconces. It’s a classic! The reason I’ve never replaced it is because it is solid and heavy. Real metal. Not hollow. It’s quality lighting. ButContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 9 “the Chandelier””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue”

My mister did it again. But this story has a little twist…This time the curbside rescue he brought home was quickly snatched up by my DD. Indeed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So today’s post is all about her before & after of a curbside rescue. A solid wood office chair isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 7 “Two Views”

You might see junk… but I see… You may see the odd… but I see the end… [Vintage Door Knob Photo Holder] By clicking the photo above you can check out the other participants of the 31 days of change! Click here to see all Before & After posts to date Find and follow moreContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 7 “Two Views””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees”

Awhile back my husband and I made use out of some tree limbs that had been salvaged from a tree in our yard that had been damaged in storm.  Normally we don’t get so sentimental over a tree that we would save the branches, but this tree and 4 others are very special to me. Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 5 “the Mantle”

My fireplace and I are at odds…maybe even an all out war. I expect to win, however before I can claim victory there will always be some set backs. A few months back I got a wild hair one morning and removed the hearth, that post can be found here. It was an all outContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 5 “the Mantle””