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Old Reliable has a home under here until he can be a coffee table. No sense sitting in storage when I can enjoy it for a little while. πŸ˜† . . . #vintagefinds #vintagebox #vintageadvertising #pickin #junkin #junkerlife #junkstyle #rusticdecor #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue
Big plans for this piece! 😍😍😍 It used to be a chicken coop. (Don’t worry it’s been thoroughly cleaned πŸ˜†) Perfect piece for a side table with storage. I am obsessed with vintage pieces with little compartments! That’s the fun of #pickin you never know what you will find. . . . #projectpiece #upcycledjunk #upcyclersofinstagram #shabtofab #repurposed #reusedmaterials #notmassproduced #handmadeisbetter #junkstyle #junkin #junkerlife #itsnottrash #artifiedjunkrescue #junkrescue #ilovejunk #ilovevintage #shopsmall #smallbusiness #handmadefurniture #thethrillofthehunt
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I am obsessed with #sugarmolds I just love repurposing them into rustic wooden candle holders. You can also use the smaller glass insulators in the holes if you have them! This one is available now in my shop . . . #repurposed #vintagerepurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #shabtofab #upcyclersofinstagram #upcycledjunk #candleholder #rusticstyle #vintagefinds
Most Saturdays are #junkin days 😍😍 This gorgeous wooden box is absolutely amazing and will quite literally be a great coffee table! πŸ˜†I love the wooden boxes with the words on it! Can’t wait to get started. . . . #pickin #pickerlife #saturdaypickin #coffeetable #fancyroastedcoffee #oldreliablecoffee #upcyclersofinstagram #vintagestyledecor #repurposed #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #farmhousefeelsgood #farmhousefabulous #vintagebox #ilovejunk #bestillmyjunkinheart #coffeeroasters #upcycledjunk #junkstyle
Hey everyone, we have a lot of newcomers here, so I thought I'd tell you a little about me 😊 πŸ“ I live in the Northern VA area. Deliveries are available! I spend most of my time between Woodbridge and Manassas. πŸ“ I have an amazing BF who shares my love for antiques and all things vintage, although his tastes are slightly different lol. But he always encourages me in my work. Between us we have 5 kids and 5 pets. 🀣 πŸ“ I have 2 beautiful girls who are 12 and 9. πŸ“ I started Artified Junk Rescue in 2016 more as a hobby but found people liked the things I was making so I decided to start selling them. πŸ“ Being creative is my outlet. It has especially helped over the past several years as I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship. πŸ“ I have a FT job that I also love that appeals to my numbers and spreadsheets side! πŸ“ I live in a tiny townhouse and make do with the workspace I have. My dream is to one day have an old, vintage house with character and a much larger work area. πŸ“ I would love to work for American Pickers. πŸ€£πŸ€“ Searching for junk-treasures all day would be amazing. πŸ“ On my list of things to learn is carpentry. I am not very good. I could build so many more things if I knew how. πŸ“ I love to travel, near or far. I lived in Europe periodically in HS and college doing study abroad programs. Time and money limits me now! 😭😭 Tell me in the comments below what we have in common! 😊 #repurposed #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #americanpickers #pickinlife #creativenerd #craftymom #momboss #mombloggers #vintagelife #ilovetorepurpose
This table got a makeover! It also allows me to display my beautiful junk without keeping it in storage at my house! Most of these items are for sale or waiting to be made fabulous! See last pic for the before photo. . . . #repurposedjunk #upcyclersofinstagram #upcyledjunk #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #vintagehomedecor #farmhousevignette #craftynerd #hairpinlegs
Oh emmm geee this 1959 ammo crate-table turned out fabulous! 😍😍 See last photos for the before. A long process of sanding and staining and lacquering. 20.5l x 11.5w x 20.5”h . . . #upcyclersofinstagram #shabtofab #junkstyle #vintagehomedecor #ammocrate #cratetable #repurposeddecor #upcycler #itsnottrash #1959 #militarycrate #upcycledjunk #artifiedjunkrescue
OMG this vintage metal breadbox is so fabulous! 😍😍 There are certain vintage items I just rescue and not upcycle or alter and this is one of them! It has the perfect rusty patina. Spray a little clear enamel protection on it and that’s it! . . . #rustypatina #breadbox #vintagebreadbox #vintagemetal #upcyclersofinstagram #preservingvintage #preservinghistory #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #deserve2preserve #upcycledjunk #junkin #pickin #pickerlife #ilovejunk #bestillmyvintageheart #farmhousefeelsgood #trashtotreasure
My scale collection has grown! 😍 My love knows the way to my vintage heart and got me the red candy scale (bottom right) for Christmas. @vinyetetc you’re right, you can never have too many! πŸ˜† . . . #vintageatheart #vintagescale #vintagecollections #artifiedjunkrescue #repurposed #upcycled #upcycler #upcyclersofinstagram #farmhousefeelsgood #farmhouselove #shabtofab
These antique horse stirrups are hard to find! So when I saw one this Saturday, I had to rescue it. They have so many great uses! . . . #horsestirrups #antiquefind #thethrillofthehunt #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #farmhousefeelsgood #shabtofab #diyhomedecor #handmadegift #uniquegift #northernvirginia #princewilliamcountyva #dmvartist #junkstyle #junkstyledesign
A fun find today! I’ve been wanting one of these card catalogues for forever! I remember using these as a kid! 😍 I have a fun repurpose idea for this one. Stay tuned to see the finished piece! . . . #repurposed #diyhomedecor #upcycled #cardcatalog #librarycardcatalog #farmhousefeelsgood #artifiedjunkrescue #vintagedecor #ilovevintage #preservinghistory #shabtofab #trashtotreasure
Stella is going through some quality control checks on the new pet bed I am almost finished with. She says it’s coming along nicely. . . . #petlovers #puglife #snugglepuggle #petbed #catnap #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #applecrate #petfurniture #petapproved #pettestedandapproved #dogbed #catbed #furryfriends #furmomma #rescuemom
Another custom order finished and ready for delivery on Friday! Display your favorite mugs you’ve collected while traveling 😍 . . . #coffee #coffeemugs #traveloften #souvenirs #coffeemugholder #artifiedjunkrescue #shabtofab #cupofjoe #worldtraveler #coffeemugcollection #lovetotravel #diyhomedecor #palletart #customorders #uniquegift #oneofakindgift #handmadeisbetter #handmadegift
Some more completed wall hook decor! The first one is made from a curved chair back, second from a drawer front. 😍😍 . . . #uniquegift #shabtofab #repurposed #upcycled #diyhomedecor #artifiedjunkrescue #trashtotreasures #vintagefind #farmhousefeels #famhousefabulous #farmhousefeelsgood
Another un-boring bookcase complete! Perfect for a nightstand to hold all your current reading! Link to shop in profile. Use XMAS10 at checkout to save an extra 10%. . . #bookworm #books #bookcase #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #vintagehomedecor #shabtofab #crafty #craftynerd #creative #recreated #currentreads
Finally got to go pick out my cash register drawers today! We befriended a man with a fabulous cash register collection (we have 3 now 😳🀭) but he also let me pick through his giant spare parts work room to find these beauties! 😍😍😍 What should I make with them? I’m thinking a wall shelf. They’d be perfect for little trinkets or to hold essential oils? Perhaps jewelry? Help me decide! . . . #vintagecashregister #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #antiquefinds #thethrillofthehunt #repurposed #upcycled #junkin #pickin #pickerlife #itsnottrash #ilovejunk
Finishing up this beauty tonight! Often you see them in vintage stores but I take the time to clean them and put a clear glossy finish on them to really make them shine and preserve the weathered patina. . . . #cocacola #vintagesodacrate #cokecrate #shabtofab #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #weatheredandworn #patina #preservinghistory #handmadecrafts #uniquegift #perfectlyweathered #farmhousefeels #vintagedecorating
Finally got our wheel back from sandblasting! Just put the first coat of primer on before it rusts again! . . . #sandblasting #fordwheels #progresspic #wip #rustywheel #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #shabtofab #upcycled #itsnotjunk #ilovejunk #trashtotreasure
I love packaging up orders and sending them off to their forever homes! 10% off holiday sale going on now. Use XMAS10 at checkout! πŸ™‚ . . . #handmadeshop #uniquegifts #giftideas #vintagegifts #shabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #artified #notmassproduced
Love the details on this refinished bee box. Perfect shadow box for all the vintage goodness. 😍😍 Available now in my shop! Use XMAS10 at checkout for 10% off. . . . #beebox #beekeeping #repurposed #upcycled #refinished #artifiedjunkrescue #greyandwhite #chalkpaint #zibrapainting #zibrapaintbrushes #crystalac #farmhousestyledecor #vintagelove #trashtotreasure #shabtofab
I finally found a cobbler’s bench to restore! I’ve just always loved them, their lines and they have so much character! I’m told this one is early 1800s 😍😍😍 This one is definitely worn and wobbly but I will make it shine again! . . . #artifiedjunkrescue #antiquefinds #cobblersbench #drabtofab #trashtotreasure #antiquefurniture #furniturerestoration #chippy #weatheredandworn
Shipping this beauty off to its forever home this week! This has been one of my most favorite projects and I can’t wait to do more! . . . #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #shippingcontainer #preservinghistory #drabtofab #trashtotreasure #cratefurniture #crafty #craftynerd #itsnottrash #itsnotjunk #dontthrowthataway #shabtofab
Some new pretties added to my shop today! And don’t forget they’re all 10% off now through Monday! Use coupon code THANK10 at checkout. . . . #smallbusinesssaturday #shopsmall #shophandmade #shopvintage #handmadegifts #holidayshopping #giftideas #farmhousechristmas #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #itsnotjunk #itsnottrash #farmhousefeels #smallbusiness #shabtofab
I finished this fabulous antique drawer front. I cleaned it up and put a clear shiny finish on it. This drawer front is curved and has a key hole 😍😍😍 I’m sure this original piece of furniture was impressive! The ways of styling this piece are endless! Esp in a nursery with a christening dress and baby shoes and hat! 😍This is not up in my shop yet (cause Thanksgiving!) so DM me if you’d to purchase. . . . #architecturalsalvage #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #itsnotjunk #smallbusinesssaturday #shopsmall #shopvintage #shophandmade #farmhousefeels #farmhousestyledecor #crafty #creative #craftynerd #momboss #shabtofab
I love working with #architecturalsalvage pieces! After cleaning and putting a protective finish on these, they are fabulous wooden coasters! Available now in my shop! If you’re in the DC metro area, stop by @communityforklift , they have an amazing selection of architectural salvage items! . . . . #junkin #pickin #itsnotjunk #salvageable #fixerupper #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #artifiedjunkrescue #areyouthrowingthataway #ilovejunk #chippy #patina #ilovevintage #preservinghistory #nothernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvshopping
Today’s #trashure post is a Mary Washington sewing table. Most people wouldn’t have wanted it since it’s broken. But I love making beauty out of brokenness so I figured why can’t she just be a shelf on that side πŸ™‚ My @zibrapainting brushes worked great for this project! You can read more about it only my blog (link in profile) Swipe ⬅️ to see the before! . . . #drabtofab #trashtotreasure #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #upcycledfurniture #shopvintage #shopsmall #shophandmade #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist #handmadeinvirginia #shabtofab
It’s never trash 😍 Swipe ⬅️ to see the before! . . . #drinkstationlove #coffeebar #coffeemug #farmhousetray #itsnottrash #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #shabtofab #tieredtray
Finally got most of the varnish (and 2 coats of paint) stripped off this military box. We used this stripping gel which worked well, although it took many passes and a good amount of time. It’s just as messy as sanding, just more gooey than dusty! Will still need a small amount of sanding now. Almost to the finish line! . . . #wip #projectpiece #repurposed #upcycled #militaryhistory #shippingcrate #artifiedjunkrescue #junkrescue #itsnotjunk #itsnottrash
Rescued these fabulous curved drawer fronts yesterday with key lock holes! 😍😍 They weren’t much to look at in the store but they’re going to be fabulous when I am finished! . . . #drabtofab #trashtotreasure #artifiedjunkrescue #itsnotjunk #dontthrowitaway #junkin #pickin #architecturalsalvage #shopvintage #projectpiece #wip #repurposed #upcycled #reused #reclaimedwood #farmhousedecor #farmhousefabulous
Not sure I got enough molding scraps at the store today. 😬😬😬😬 . . . #projectpiece #wip #reclaimedwood #architecturalsalvage #junkin #pickin #thethrillofthehunt #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #junkrescue #shopvintage #shopsmall #upcycled
Finally finished! I rescued this early 1900s level from a pile of dust in a barn. I stained it in Sedona Red and finished it with a clear lacquer. This level has so much character 😍😍😍 This would make a great man cave gift! Swipe ⬅️ to see the before! . . . #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #junkin #pickin #giftideasforhim #mancave #mancaveideas #holidayshopping #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist #dmvblogger #itsnottrash #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #shopsmall #shophandmade #handcrafted #crafty #craftygirl #shabtofab
Oh my ⭐️⭐️😍😍😍 I finished my two tier tray. Looks so fabulous and could be so many things! Swipe ⬅️ to see my styling ideas (finally something for my vintage bottle collection!) and the before when I rescued it from the trash! You can also check out my latest blog post (link in profile) to see how I made it. I do have a few more of these (sizes vary slightly) so if you want yours customized, send me a DM! 😊 This one is also available for purchase via the link in my profile. . . . #repurposed #upcycled #coffee #coffeemug #coffeebar #coffeebardecor #farmhousedecor #cablespool #industrialstyle #crafty #beforeandafter #craftynerd #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist #artifiedjunkrescue #junkin #pickin #dumpsterdiving #itsnottrash #trashure #tieredtray
I’ve had this gorgeous piece for awhile just never applied the final protective topcoat. Hoping to finish it up in the next week or 2. This is called a Mary Washington sewing table. Drawers in the middle and hinged top loading sides with storage cavities. Although the left side is broken I’m just embracing it since the sides were just too fragile to reattach. It will make an fabulous open shelf! Second photo is a sneak peak of the finished product! . . . #wip #projectpiece #oneofakind #vintagefurniture #chalkpaint #sneakpeak #onetofollow #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #upcycled #junkin #pickin #artifiedjunkrescue #itsnottrash
Tonight I was cleaning out my workroom😱😱😱... I think that my collection of vintage kitchen tools is at capacity. πŸ€“πŸ§πŸ˜² I have a soft spot for beautiful metal patina 😍😍😍 But I just can’t rescue them all πŸ˜©πŸ˜† . . . #vintagekitchen #kitchentools #artifiedjunkrescue #handmadeisbetter #ilovevintage #ilovejunk #repurposed #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #ihaveaproblem #butitssopretty #junkin #pickin #thrifting
Just finished up some more beauties going into the shop soon! 😍 These are perfect for Christmas but can be used throughout the winter season 😊 . . . #crafty #farmhousekitchen #vintagechristmas #vintagedecor #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #farmhousechristmas #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #vintagekitchentools #holidayshopping #christmasgifts #giftideas #buyhandmade #shopsmall #shabtofab
It may be a little early but Christmas Eva needed to come adorn my window sill! I picked up this adorable little tree this past weekend from @artifiedjunkrescue ! I love how simple little decorations can change the mood in a room. #spirituallyyounique #xmas #cheer #xmaswitch #tree #corks #smallbusiness #shoplocal #artifiedjunkrescue #windowsillview
As is usual for me, I find junk where I’m selling junk πŸ˜† This scale is fabulous. It appears to be 1940s-50s. What’s neat is all the other ones I found online are cream color all over but this one has a red top. 😍 Now the question remains, am I keeping it or listing it? πŸ˜† #loveitorlistit . . . #vintagescale #artifiedjunkrescue #junkin #pickin #vintageisbetter #thethrillofthehunt #antiquefinds #farmhousedecor #vintagedecor #patina #metalpatina #iloverust #ilovejunk #ilovevintage
I found this coal scuttle and it just needed a little shining up! Swipe right to see before photos! . . . #copperpot #copperpatina #junkin #pickin #thethrillofthehunt #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #vintagedecor #farmhousedecor #handmadeisbetter #restored #patina_perfection #trashtotreasure
I have a small obsession with antique wooden levels. The bigger wooden one is from the early 1900s! The red one appears to be early to mid 1900s. Watch my FB live today to see all the recent treasures I’ve found! . . . #antiquelevel #artifiedjunkrescue #antiquefinds #junkin #pickin #thethrillofthehunt #handmadeisbetter #crafty #craftynerd #trashtotreasure
Just finished this custom project for a customer that I am delivering next week. βœ… yes I do custom work βœ… yes I can deliver within a 150 mi radius of 22192 βœ… message me for details! This piece is to hold all the special mugs my customer collects when traveling ❀️ . . . #traveloften #coffeemug #pallet #rustic #coffeemugholder #customwork #deliveryisavailable #shopsmall #shophandmade #handmadeisbetter #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist #dmvblogger #artifiedjunkrescue #holidayshopping #ilovecoffee #coffeedrinker
My last un-boring bookcase is available in my shop until I make some more! This was the first one I added crystal drawer knobs to 😍 . . . #handmadeisbetter #handmade #linkinprofile #onetofollow #artifiedjunkrescue #farmhousedecor #books #bookcase #bookworm #bookshelf #repurposed #upcycled #scrabbletiles #scrabble #shabtofab
This is, quite literally a potted plant! πŸ˜† I love enamelware and this red and white one exuded Christmas cheer to me. 😍 . . . #christmascheer #enamelware #farmhousedecor #winterplants #holidayshopping #handmadeisbetter #shophandmade #farmhousechristmas #vintagechristmas #artifiedjunkrescue #repurposed #upcycled
Started sanding this beautiful box down today. For some reason people love to paint over perfectly amazing antique military ammo crates πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜±πŸ™„ But sanding it down and preserving its history is my favorite 😍😍 . . . #preservinghistory #deserve2preserve #laredotexas #afb #ammocrate #militarycrate #militaryhistory #1959 #texarkana #shippingcrate #specialfireworks #handlecarefully #furniturebuilder #junkin #pickin #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #craftynerd #crafty #creative
I’ve only gotten my hands on 2 so far, but vintage bee boxes are a great repurposing project! But that’s the fun in junk hunting, you never know what you will find! This one is available now in my shop! Link in profile. . . . #beebox #beekeeping #beekeeper #repurposed #junkin #pickin #thethrillofthehunt #junkhunting #artifiedjunkrescue #junkrescue #itsnottrash #onetofollow #creativemind #creativeprocess #crafty #craftygirl #craftymom #mompreneur #momboss #smallbusiness
Looks like my friends Ethel and Maverick are enjoying their new pet bed! Always love when customers send photos of my pieces in their forever homes! I have materials to make more. Message me to order yours! . . . #petbed #dogbed #catnap #petsarefamily #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #applecrate #upcycled #petlovers #doglovers #catlovers #petlife #petfurniture #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #rustic #notmassproduced #originalart #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist
Welcome to my island of β€œmisfit toys”. πŸ˜† I like the least wanted items, the ones that are a a challenge. This one will need a lot of work but the end result will be amazing. . . . #smallbusiness #mompreneur #momboss #wip #projectpiece #misfittoys #upcycling #artifiedjunkrescue #ilovejunk #transformation #refinishedfurniture #vintagestyle #ambition #goals #trashure #drabtofab #trashtotreasure
I love finding these sewing machine drawers. A lot of them come without a top as they came right off the underside of the sewing machine desk. Not to fear! They make fabulous mail and key holders. . . . #repurposed #artifiedjunkrescue #upcycled #functionalart #architecturalsalvage #shopsmall #shophandmade #handmadeisbetter #handcrafted #antique #sewingmachine #shopupcycled #vintagestyle #ilovevintage #junkin #pickin
Am I the only nerd πŸ€“ who finds it strangely satisfying to strip and scrape off varnish? Anyone? πŸ˜‚ What I’m wondering is, who’s the knucklehead who covered this amazing military trunk with this awful varnish? I didn’t even know that’s what it was until I uncovered this label. My BF just saw potential in it and got it for himself (in other words for me to refinish for him πŸ˜†) can’t wait to restore this box to its original beauty. Swipe to see before. . . . #vintagebox #wip #trashure #militarybox #elbowgrease #repurposed #discoveries #thethrillofthehunt #ilovenerdythings #yesimanerd #historynerd #artifiedjunkrescue #junkin #pickin #itsnotjunk #fixinstuff #militarycollectibles #vintagestyle #farmhousefabulous #architecturalsalvage #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist
I’ve finished my crown moldings! They cleaned up quite nicely! I need to remember to take more before photos. I get so excited to start a project that I forget πŸ˜† . . . #architecturalsalvage #itsnotjunk #itsnottrash #trashtotreasure #drabtofab #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #reclaimedwood #shopsmall #shophandmade #holidayshopping #holidaygiftideas #northernvirginia #dcmetro #dmvartist #handmadeinvirginia
Making some Christmas ornaments out of wine corks and glass stoppers. I just love the unique shapes of these decanter stoppers! They will look so pretty with the Christmas tree lights reflecting off of them! . . . #holidayshopping #shophandmade #shopsmall #artifiedjunkrescue #shoprepurposed #repurposed #upcycled #christmasornaments #winelover #winecorkart #itsnotjunk #itsnotbroken #perfectlyflawed #glassstopper #decanter
So excited about tonight’s #trashure post! This gorgeous oil drain pan makes a fabulous Christmas wreath. Swipe right to see; it also looks amazing on a mantle! I also made this #trashure interchangeable with the seasons; simply switch out the floral and the sign! Nothing glued or permanently secured. 😍😍😍 . . . #rusty #vintagechristmas #repurposed #upcycled #artifiedjunkrescue #iloverust #ilovejunk #ilovevintage #oildrainpan #patina #metalpatina #christmaswreath #farmhousechristmas #christmasshopping #christmasdecor #shopsmallthischristmas #shophandmade
Hello IG friends! My first FB live video is posted. (Link to my FB page in profile) I’d love it if you’d follow along there with me! I talk about how #artifiedjunkrescue came to be and a little bit about me! Plus you can meet Stella, the grumpy pug LIVE! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ . . . #thisisme #linkinprofile #smallbusiness #mompreneur #momboss #shopsmall #shopvintage #trashtotreasure #shophandmade #dreams #goals
Working on these beauties I found at an #architecturalsalvage store here in VA. They are scraps of crown molding. I usually attach glass bottles or jars to them and they make fabulous wall sconces! . . . #drabtofab #trashtotreasure #repurposed #upcycled #oldtonew #junkin #artifiedjunkrescue #ilovevintage #ilovejunk #smallbusiness #handmadebusiness #handcrafted #originalart #originalidea #notmassproduced
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