Pantry Door Line Up

coleyDIY, Home Decor, RefinishingLeave a Comment

SO as most of you know I have been doing a lot of painting for our friends at Rafterhouse.  I have shared some of the doors on Instagram, if you aren’t following us, you should!  @Junkinthetrunkvintagemarket But I realized I haven’t shared them here with you!

Rafterhouse takes old vintage doors, sometimes out of houses they find around the valley, and sometimes from the midwest.  They turn them into beautiful pantry doosr by adding glass and a pantry decal.   Then they let me take over and make them fun colors and distressed!  I love it!

The latest one I did this weekend was in Neapolitan Blue from Annie Sloan (I get my paint at Audrey’s on Cave Creek and Cactus).  It turned out great, but it’s not installed yet, so I will share that one when it’s in it’s new home!  This one was special because its for our dear friends that just bought a Rafterhouse (totally jealous!).

Here are the other ones I painted.

pantry black with logo

pantry red with logo

pantry turquoise with logo

pantry yellow with logo

pantry yellow 2 with logo

Which one is your favorite?

Photos by Rafterhouse

Visit them on instagram @myrafterhouse or facebook


coleyPantry Door Line Up

New Year, New Headboard!

LindseyDIY, Home Decor, Refinishing, Thrifty, Vintage1 Comment

Happy New Year everyone! I decided to start out my new year with a new headboard. When my dad was here for the holidays he helped me make this simple headboard from a vintage door I picked up from the last market. Didn’t it turn out great! I think it took us about 1.5 hours in total. Just my kind of project, cheap and quick.


My dad precut the door to fit the size of my bed, after that we picked up a”>primed one by four at Home Depot. Had them helpful fellow there cut it for us since I don’t have a saw (two pieces at 30 in and one at 60) got some “mending plates” to help hold it all together. I think it all rang in around $15.
The 30 inch pieces were used for the the two legs of the headboard, and the 60 inch piece was used to give extra support between the two legs. First step was measuring and marking where the legs would attach to the headboard. We pre-drilled the holes to keep from splintering on the boards.
IMG_3797 (1)
After both of the legs were attached we added the longer strip on the front of the legs. Again we pre-drilled spots for four screws in each leg. Making sure to use screws that were long enough to go through both boards, but not break the surface on the front. And now you have a full headboard.
The final step is to attach the headboard to the bed frame. We put it in place, marked and drilled the boards, and bolted it in place. It’s as simple as that. My room never looked better.

LindseyNew Year, New Headboard!

A Sneak Peak and some giveaways

LindseyGiveaway, Home Decor, Instagram, Refinishing, The Vintage Market, VintageLeave a Comment

This past week, the painters have been busy at our new house. Here’s a sneak peak of what they have been up to.
PicMonkey Collageh
And don’t forget we have some really awESOMe GIVEawAYS and there is still time to enter!
PicMonkey Collagevm On Instagram we have a great giveaway w/ Hello Apparel! And on our blog we have another amazing giveaway for VIP Entry to the market. Don’t miss out on these GIVEAWAYS!!! Because the market is right around the corner and we have some really fun stuff planned!!

LindseyA Sneak Peak and some giveaways

My new house

LindseyHome Decor, Refinishing, The Trio6 Comments

Well today I wanted to take a minute to share with you some of the craziness that has been going on around here.  Besides preparing for a market on November 9th (I hope you have all marked your calendars because its going to be an AMAZING event), we sold our house and have been on the hunt for a new house.  After looking at hundreds of houses, literally, I’m sure our realtor was happy I left for a month because we had looked at so many houses, we finally found the perfect house.  And actually we found it while my husband and I were both in Washington, but it was what we had been looking for.  So today I’m going to share some pictures of what it looks like before we get the keys next week and when all the fun begins.

Here she is, our new humble abode.



This lovely built-in, not my favorite, so hopefully that will be one of the first things to go.   And that doorway leads back to the kids bedrooms.



The beautiful kitchen, one of my favorite things about the house.  And I have to tell you, my family is all really tall and these counters were made just for us, they are all really high.  And I love the oversized island, it works great in the open floorplan.



This is the master bedroom.  Its good size, has some funny skinny windows that are off centered, we’ll see what we can figure out with that.



Master bathroom, kind of funny with just one sink.






Nice big laundry room with lots of storage!



Guest Bedroom.  Includes these interesting built-ins, can’t decide if I like them or not, we’ll see if they stay or go.



Kids Bedroom #1



Kids/Guest bathroom, despite the tiny picture it is good size.



Kids bedroom #2.



And the backyard.  You can’t really tell in this picture, but it has a nice grassy area to the left and a pool (which the kiddos are quite excited about) and a great patio (which you cannot see in this picture).



We will hopefully be getting keys in the next week and can get started on the real craziness!  And in the meantime my mind is going crazy with all the possibilities, does anyone else do that?



LindseyMy new house


LindseyInspiraton Tuesday, Kickin' it Old School!, Refinishing, Summer, Vintage2 Comments

Have you guys caught the Glamping bug yet? I have been seeing people all over instagram and pinterest who have been busy making over old trailers into the cutest way to camp that I ever did see! I don’t know about you, but it makes me want to go camping!!!


Polka.Dotty. lovin' this!


How cute are all these trailers?!  And check out what they are doing to the inside . . .



Now who’s ready to go GLAMPING!!!



$30 Table Redo

LindseyBefore and Afters, DIY, Home Decor, Refinishing, Thrifty3 Comments

This weekend I worked on a really fun project. I found this great table at a garage sale a couple weeks ago for just $20, well actually $30 because I couldn’t fit the table in my car so I paid $10 to have the guy deliver it to my house. This was a steal, this table is huge. And I couldn’t have been more excited because this was the exact table I had been on the lookout for my brother in law. Here she is.
table PicMonkey Collage
And with a little sanding, painting and distressing (using the same technique that I used on the drafting table a couple months ago, you can check it out here) . . .
table2 PicMonkey Collage
What do you think? I’m excited to see the table in its new home!

Lindsey$30 Table Redo

Why I Love Milk Paint

coleyBefore and Afters, DIY, Home Decor, Junkin, Refinishing, Thrifty, Uncategorized, VintageLeave a Comment

I use a lot of different types of paint, but I have a small crush on Milk Paint.  I am working on a tutorial for you on Milk Paint, but I didn’t get the dresser all done in time to get it styled for photos so that will come soon.   So instead, I will tell you why I love it.

*Milk Paint is easy!*

When the paint starts to dry it begins to bubble.  Once it’s completely dry, I just take a scrapper tool (that’s the technical term right?!) and scrape the flakes off and I get amazing chippy goodness!

*It looks authentic*

Old pieces have layers and layers of paint that is chipping off.  If you love that look, this is the paint for you.  Milk paint needs to be mixed with water and can leave a few clumps.  When the clumps get brushed on, it streaks the colors a little bit so you get depth.  You can minimize this by mixing with a mixer, but I love it because it looks authentic. I will go into detail about this on the tutorial.

*Great Colors*

I use Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint because of her colors.  They are beautiful and I love the names of the colors too!

All pictures are from





Aren’t they beautiful?!

coleyWhy I Love Milk Paint

Drafting Table turned Kitchen Island

LindseyBefore and Afters, DIY, Home Decor, Junkin, Refinishing2 Comments

Today I have a fun project for you. A while back I found this great oak drafting table. You may actually remember this crazy picture of me trying to get this table back to my house.  The things we do for JUNK!
And here she is in all her glory. After a good cleaning it was time to get busy, and with 2 coats of paint it was time for some distressing.
I love a good distressed piece of furniture, so naturally I decided this piece would look best distressed. Now I am kind of old fashioned when it comes to distressing furniture, and I’ll be real honest, I’m cheap. I painted this whole piece from a sample size of paint (2 coats) from Lowes. Now I prefer to use a power sander, it makes this go so much faster. I lightly sanded the corners and edges and places where the piece would naturally show some wear. It doesn’t require heavy sanding, I used a 200 grit sand paper. Once your piece is good and sanded, grab a damp cloth and wipe it down good to remove any excess sand and dirt. Then grab your favorite stain, mine is Minwax’s Dark Walnut. I prefer to use a paint brush and brush on the stain. Now here’s the kind of tricky part, I only do a small section at a time. So on this table I painted up one side of the leg, then I grabbed a clean rag (or old tshirt you don’t want any more, or old burp cloths work great too) and wipe off the stain. As you will quickly learn, the stain is going to soak into the areas that were sanded down the most. If you do not get your desired color the first time you can brush on the stain a second time and wipe it off again. Now this process will darken up and give the paint a richer over all color. You can get a better idea of what I’m talking about as you see in the pictures below.
And now for the fun part, I bought this great butcher board top at Ikea to create the perfect island and then I brought my dad to town and used his expertise to put it on. And let me tell you, it was really so easy, I could have done it myself, but since my dad so kindly offered to help, why not just let him do it.  And it freed me up to take some pictures to share with you all.  So to get started I bought these corner braces or brackets, I used 6, 3 on each of the long sides of the table.  Place the bracket where you want it, make sure it is a place where you will be able to fit the drill into.  Also make sure that the bracket is level, we couldn’t find my level, so instead we used a piece of wood and placed it across the corner of the table to make sure that the top of the bracket did not exceed the top of the table.  This is very  important because it will ensure that the table top sits down onto the wood instead of leaving a gap between the table base and the butcher block top. (hopefully that makes sense, just leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions.)  Then using a very small drill bit, drill a small hole into the 2 holes of the bracket.  This will make it easier to then screw your screws into the base.picmonkey_image(25)
Now that the holes are prepped, grab your screws and screw them into the base.  Then grab the butcher block top, measure and make sure that you have it placed evenly, then repeat the same process with the brackets, by prepping the holes and then screwing the screws this time into the table top.
And there you have it!  A beautiful butcher block island!  Once the top is all attached I would recommend wiping a mineral oil to treat the butcher block before using it.

Once a drafting table but now a beautiful island!


Linked up at Furniture Feature Friday w/ MMS

LindseyDrafting Table turned Kitchen Island

Storage Room Wars

coleyBefore and Afters, DIY, Family Life, Home Decor, Inspiraton Tuesday, Instagram, Junkin, Organize, Refinishing, The Vintage Market, Thrifty, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

My husband and I decided to tackle the storage room this weekend.  It was a big junk pile and now I can actually find my paint and brushes!

Before (this is a little embarrassing!)






I would love to slap some paint on the walls, but if we buy the house this has to be torn down anyway so hubby wouldn’t let me waste my time.  Smart man, but it would look so cute in a bright fun color right?

Did you do any organizing this week?  Post some pics on our facebook page or tag us on instagram #junkinthetrunkvintagemarket

Happy organizing!


coleyStorage Room Wars


coleyDIY, Family Life, Fashion, Holidays, Home Decor, Refinishing, The Vintage Market2 Comments

Happy New Year’s Eve day

  Do you have plans tonight?  Last year we stayed home with our little ones and had a New Year’s celebration at 8pm, snuggled in bed and fell asleep.  It was wonderful, but this year we decided to go out.  Let’s hope we can stay up that late!


I am not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but we are making some for our blog.  Our team is working hard and making big changes to our blog.  We want this to be a place where you can come and be inspired, learn new things, get to know us and where we can get to know you.  We would love your comments and feedback.  Please let us know in the comments on our posts and on our facebook page.  So here is what we need from you…

~ What do you want to see more of on the blog?

a. DIY’s

b. Furniture re-dos

c. Inspiration

d. other- please tell us!


Please tell us so we can be better for you!