Monday, May 14, 2012

From Junky to Funky - Giveaway #3

Sorry I'm a little late with this week's giveaway stuff.  It's been a crazy weekend, sort of.
This weekend I bought a bunch of minis from someone on Craigslist.  They are all very traditional and some needed A LOT of rehab.  I probably paid too much, but I had a vision.  Has anyone watched the show Color Splash on HGTV?  I love David Bromstad's style and the fact that he isn't afraid to use color....and a lot of it.  Home by Novogratz is another one where they sometimes use regular old furnishings and really funk things up (my favorite decorating show by the way).

Anyway that is what I did on Mother's Day.  The hubby took the kids and I was able to do a little mini rehabbing.

This is what I started with:

Box #1

Box #2: By the way, box #2 is going on Ebay soon if anyone is interested, look for it! There is really some good stuff, just not my style!

Hello super dated 70's furniture

Oh look, more traditional...

Really needed some love...

I got out the sand paper and spray paint (and bought some other colors) and went to town on a few pieces that seemed to have potential.

This is what I got:

Of course, I painted them my favorite colors.  It's a little hard to tell, but I think they turned out really cool. It's amazing what a little paint can do in both mini-life and real-life!

This brings me to the week #3 give away:

Wait for it....

A couple of pieces of junk that got funky!  For those who are modernists, notice the cool chairs in the frame?  These pieces would be great for any style of decor.  They look light blue, but they are really turquoise. Sorry but the drawers don't open, they're just for show.


1: Be a follower of this blog or become one.
2: Comment on this post (hopefully something nice).
3: The deadline is June 4, 2012.  I will announce the winner sometime that week.
4: I will ship to mini lovers anywhere.
5: Links are not necessary, but appreciated.

Good luck and most of all have fun!


  1. ooh clever girl! very funky get idea with the picture of chairs!

  2. Que bien!!!
    Son una recuperación estupenda
    Lo anuncio en mi blog.
    Puedo participar por favor?
    Un abrazo

  3. You have a nice blog. I´m follower at once. :)

  4. Gorgeous work! I`d say brilliant!
    I`ll put another link into my blog...

  5. What a nice find! I need to start looking more on Craigslist but there is not many miniaturist around here. Love the 70's octagon end table!

    count me in for your giveaway! I will link you on my blogs sidebar!

    1. It's pretty rare to find minis on CL here.. There don't seem to be many miniaturists around here either.

  6. I love the color. Please count me in. I'll put a link on my blog.
    Thanks and a hug, Drora

  7. Oh my goodness, I love the colors you chose, and I'd love a chance to win, they'd go perfect in my girls kitchen!


  8. I love the color. Please, count me in your giveaway. I put the link on my blog.
    Bye Faby

  9. Mad for you colors! My favorites too! Please count me in this fantastic give-a-way! :D
    I bought a dollhouse on Craigslist and it came with a box of furniture like yours. I never thought of spray painting them! Great idea!!!

  10. Hola! Está hermoso! Me gustaría participar, por favor cuenta conmigo, gracias, besitos Ana (mucuy)

  11. Very cool indeed! I love the colors you chose. David's style is totally up my alley and I'd love to play with these pieces. I'm going to TRY to do the link thing. It's my first time, sorry, can't guarantee. :)

  12. Ya estoy aquí, y por supuesto me apunto también a este, tienes los tres sorteos anunciados en mi blog.
    Besos y gracias

  13. me apunto tambien a etse, y lo subo a mi blog

  14. Me encantaria participar.
    Subo el aviso a mi blog.
    besitos ascension

  15. Мне нравится этот стол!
    Ссылка в моем блоге


  16. I love what you did with the furniture. Please count me in your great giveaway. Wonderful color they would look great anywhere.
    Hugs Maria

  17. Que chulo!!! me apunto y lo anuncio en mi blog!!

  18. Great idea with the colors. I want to see they in the dollhouse with great colors at the walls.
    Please count me in your giveaway. A link is on my sidebar.
    Hugs from Craftland

  19. Hola!! me gustaría participar!!es un color muy alegre.
    Te anuncio en mi blog.
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  20. Mercedes(sonrisas)Me apunto al sorteo,haber si hay suerte con alguno.No tengo blog,mi correo
    Gracias por tanta generosidad

  21. I love turquoise!!! I can't miss this give away! Please count me in :-) Thanks


  23. Hola, que bien poder encontrar todos esos muebles, la transformacion ha quedado wowwww jajaja, me encantara participar, ahora lo pongo en mi blog, besos.

  24. I'd love to enter - so I hope you'll count me in.

    I'll put a link to my blog.

    MiniHugs, Irina

  25. Great makeover, love the color. Please count me in, I'll put a link on my sidebar.
    A big mini hug

  26. Ohhh lovely this colour! This work is perfect!
    I'd like to participate in your giveaway. I put your link on my blog.
    thanks and greetings

  27. Love what you did here! Count me in for this one, too! :)

  28. Didn't you learn your Color Splash design lessons very well. Great junky to funky makeover...the turquoise does make it all look modern. Count me in!

  29. Love the colours! Green is my favorite, but this turquoise is beautiful too.
    Please count me in :)

  30. I adore your imagination. Kisses from Poland!

  31. Brilliant! I love makeovers. Never thought to try it with traditional stuff. I have a box full like that...broken bits too.
    Off to look at the previous related posts.

  32. Again lovely goods. So please, count me in! Lovely colours! You made them quite different in appearance. You are very clever! :) Lovely day to you! :)

    P.S. I´m your follower already and I have put a link to my blog. :)

  33. es genial!!! quedan magnificos, por favor cuenta conmigo y muchas gracias por la oportunidad, saludos :D

  34. It is amazing what a little paint can do. Very fresh color choices. Count me in! :D

  35. Hi there~!

    Thank you for this chance in your giveaway~! I'm a new follower~! Found your blog after surfing around via links from other miniaturist blogs, and I'm glad I found you!

    I'm usually a Black and white modern kinda player when it comes to style, but I'd love to see how a blue table and frame can bring out more ideas for me~

    My email is:

  36. I love the fireplace in the first box picture!