Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sentimental Junk...

So you already know I'm new to blogging and I'm not even sure I know how to "link up" but when I saw the theme for Funky Junk Donnna's SNS was "Favorite Project EVER", I couldn't resist sharing this one with you.  This isn't my favorite because it's super original or "crazy cool".  It's my favorite for sentimental could say it was my first glimpse into repurposing and creating something wonderful from something otherwise discarded.

My husband and I were married in 2000 and for our honeymoon we decided on a road trip to Door County, WI.  We took the "scenic" route, stopping at shops and antique stores along the way.  We stumbled upon a "Junk Shop" and bought these old windows.  We left them "As Is" and my handy hubby built the cupboard around them.  We were going for a very simple style.

We added these old door plates for the "pretty" factor...and these rusty rose drawer pulls were something I had stashed away for someday...

I use it to store my special dishes and assorted hardware, of course :)

The little house on top has a story too...wanna hear it? 
OK...if you insist...
It had been my dream to buy an old white farm house with a front porch.  When Tyler and I met he already owned a nice "piece of land" and a "bachelor pad" house that it just made sense to fix up.  So he...oh so sweetly...made me this little house to tide me over until I could someday have the real thing. 

And of course it has a "Companion" piece...

We purchased this window on our first anniversay trip to Duluth, MN.  We'll be celebrating 10 years in October.  This time we're heading to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Do you suppose they will have windows for us there??

Thanks for visiting!


  1. That is a great piece, and even more special because of the story behind the windows. Love the way it is accessorized too.

    I'm stopping by from SNS at Funky Junk Interiors. Now I'm off to check out more of your posts.

  2. I love your cupboard...I have a similar one made from the old windows from our house...

  3. What a great post Laurel. Baby steps are the best steps. :) The stories behind these pieces make them all the more special and what a great catch you found in Tyler.
    Welcome girlfriend, to blog land.

  4. What a neat and very SPECIAL piece...thanks for sharing it and WELCOME to blogland!!! Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!


  5. Laurel - I love your cabinets and your "little house" and the stories that go with them. Thanks for sharing how special they are to you! Great post!!


  6. Hi Laurel,
    I am so enjoying your blog posts...sure wish I lived closer to you. Now that husband sounds as sweet as you are!!!
    Happy day!

  7. Love your projects, Laurel~ and how sweet they have sentimental meaning to you, as well...

  8. I'll bet you find some great windows in Mexico, but I'm not sure about the getting them home part! And that little house your husband made for you.... tooooo sweet!!



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