Monday, September 28, 2009

From Card Table to Wall Art

While driving along minding my own business recently, I came across a pile of vintage card tables sitting by the roadside. Well you know me and how this whole junk decor thing I did a little turnaround of the van to check these goodies out. I couldn't leave them all stranded-like, ya know.

I loved what I saw. The tables were definitely vintage, some with wood legs...some metal. But most were decorated with unbelievably cool designs that you just don't see anymore. Then I spotted the superstar in the group!

Check out this black and white plaid baby! She was all nestled in among the group of brown and green tables, but I knew immediately what part of my home she was meant for. My foyer.

The foyer has a 17' ceiling so it requires larger pieces of artwork for the walls. Larger pieces of art means large amounts of cash most times, hence the walls in this area have been bare for the last 2-1/2 years...that is, until now.

From the curbside to my entrance wall. And best of all...I could cut out the middleman.

As always, take care and keep on junking!


  1. Candy - YOU ROCK and you are queen of the curbside!! Love what you did with the plaid one...can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Hugs, Kathy

  2. Most Excellent Find & Project.... I Love it!

  3. Great find, Candy! I like where you put this one . . . it's so tre' chic! Are any of the tables metal? They'd maybe make a great magnet board, dontcha think?


  4. totally amazing. Love how you always think outside the box. I almost purchased one this weekend at the Nebraska Junk Jaunt with poppies on it with the same intention. Great minds think alike.

  5. Fabulous find Candy and it looks magnificent hung on the wall in your BEAUTIFUL home.
    Happy day.

  6. Awesome curb find!! Love how you have displayed, now I will be on the card table hunt!! Hugs, Janna

  7. Card table, card table on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The b&w plaid one, wins! I have never seen such a pretty card table. You scored! I hope you took them all. I love the brown leather ones with the stitching. This was an A+ repurpose my friend! It was meant to be.

  8. If you see a black Ford Fusion follow you in the near future, its me. I need to get out more. lol
    Take care

  9. Candy - taking another peek at your fabulous card table...and wanted to let you know you've been awarded the "Honest Scrap Award" - stop by my blog and see what you need to do!

    Hugs, Kathy

  10. I LOVE what you did there! I really looks fantastic.

  11. I absolutely love it! It couldn't be more perfect!!

  12. Oh my Gosh! I am in junk heaven. I was visiting Faded Charm and was caught by her mention of Junk Dreams. And while drooling over her stuff, she mentioned you. I am so into curb treasures, so I can't wait to scroll through both you gal's blogs and get caught up. I have been in a funk and this may be just what the doctor ordered. Two junk blogs a day with keep the doc away.
    Thanks for the inspirations ;-)

  13. how creative is that?? Wonderful! I've just started my little ol' blog - would love if you could swing over for a visit sometime & say hello!

  14. First of! What a fantastic piece of art!

    Secondly, I *never* see cool junk on the side of the road. Ever! You are a lucky lady!!

  15. Totally cool wall art and free to boot! xo Joan

  16. Candy'
    you lucky duck! Your house looks fab-O. I love the new home for the plaid beauty.
    smiles, alice

  17. Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
    Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
    Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
    Bring out the Y-O-U!
    Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
    Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
    by T. Miller
    Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
    Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
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