Sunday, January 26, 2014

Polar Vortex Round 2 Lucky Junk Grand Opening Find

With Polar Vortex Round 2 this week ughhh! I am trying to find inside projects to keep me sane during these harsh and I  mean to tell you harsh winter days we are having.


This is Libby our 10 year old basset hound.  The look on her face says it all!

Yep! back inside on my fav rug where I lay and soak up some sun.  Temps today were below zero and wind chills in the dangerous 40 below wind chill range.  You just cannot even describe how cold it has been and continues to be here in the midwest.

This seems to be the only thing to do these days.  Take a nap where ever you can find some warmth and sun!

I went to Lucky Junks Grand Opening and it was fabulous.  Janet and Bill that own the shop are the sweetest couple ever and have the best treasures for sale.  I met up with Anne from White Lace Cottage and we made a day of it.

This is Bill's prized pick up truck that is parked outside the store.  Janet and Bill found this great truck on a junkin trip down south last year.  It is in mint condition and do you notice the name on the truck!!! I think it was meant to be for Bill to find!

While at the Lucky Junk open house I came across this chippy heavenly door just sitting there.  It has so much character with it's chippy hinges and all.  I did not know what I would do with it but had to have it.  At first I thought I might make the counter bar out of it but it was too long and I did not want to ruin her character by cutting her up so I waited and found another fun place for her in the dining room.


My two chandeliers hang over my farmhouse table.  Just hanging from the ceiling so I thought hmmmmm what would bling those up some!

Got Terry out of his leather recliner and put a drill in his hand and said "hey how about we hang this door on the ceiling?!" Yep! I got the look but he knew from living with me for almost 33 years now to just go with the crazy!

So down came the chandy's and up went the door.  Terry drilled two holes where the chandeliers would hang through.




So up the door went and then the chandeliers went back up and I had this old rusty crusty candle  chandelier and hung that in the middle for a little more romance for the dining room.

There you have it.  A chippy door now is the accessorizing around the chandeliers.  It was hard to get a nice picture with it looking so busy with all the background stuff.  It really looks good to have the door giving some character to the chandeliers over the table.  Next project is redoing the top of the farmhouse table.  Not sure if I want to paint it or just re stain it a richer color and maybe trim out the edges of the table.
Have a great week.  Stay warm where you are.
Kris
:)

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59 comments:

  1. First, your dog is sooo precious! I just want to smooch her! Second...I love the door on the ceiling! It's just perfect!

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  2. It's cute as ever when I started reading the post I thought to myself ,"where will she put another door" Who would have thought the ceiling. It looks great :)

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  3. I love the door! What a great idea. Hmm... we might just have to do that as well. (Just moved into a new house a few days before Thanksgiving and it's still not really decorated). I really love what you've done here.

    Stay Warm! It can't even imagine what 10 degrees feels like, much less anything below zero. We have harsh summers here, so freezing temps like that.... boggles my mind.

    Kristin

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    1. Kristin,
      I cannot even describe this weather. We midwesterner's are use to winter but this has been pretty bad and we still have two months to go ughhhh! I am a summer girl so I will take heat over this cold any time. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  4. Love the idea! Oh and the dog too ;) too sweet!

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  5. What a great idea! My hubby indulges my "crazy" ideas most of the time also. :)
    The weather in Michigan is downright horrible!! We are supposed to have "thunder snow" tonight. I am sooo over this winter. Ugh!!
    Blessings~

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  6. OMG...my Junk Heart is a-thumpin'!! Just the absolute coolest Lucky Junk repurpose I've seen! You & Terry are Vintage Rock Stars! And not to mention your sweet dog, Libby...LOVE! And I ditto your description & feelings about our CRAZY winter...ughhhh! But obviously you guys are making the best of it inside your beautiful home :)
    Thanks MUCH for Lucky Junk Part 2...I am absolutely blown away and SO flattered! How LUCKY I am...to have met you...thanks to Anne.
    xo,
    Janet

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  7. Kris, here you go, being SO creative again! Love the door on the ceiling! And I think Libby has the right idea :)
    Susan

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  8. When is a door not a door? When it is ajar. That old joke doesn't work in our house. Doors have so many other purposes if you just look at them.

    Terry

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  9. Too cute. Our Vic follows the sun around the house as well :)
    The door as a 'medallion' for the chandeliers... how clever is that?!
    Happy new week!

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  10. Oh Kris - I was wondering when I first read your post as to where you were doing to put the door. I LOVE IT - I would have NEVER thought to put it on the ceiling, but it is terrific. Terry is such a wonderful guy - do you loan him out? LO:L
    You never cease to amaze me on how creative you are.
    Stay warm and Libby has the right idea - lay where the sun comes in. She is adorable - know she doesn't like all that cold weather and snow.
    Hopefully your weather will warm up soon. Looks like there is rain in our forecast YEA YEA YEA. We need it so BAD.
    Mary

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  11. I think the door on the ceiling is an absolutely fantastic idea...it really accents the chandeliers. I think you are going to have people all over doing this very same thing!! The new shop looks fun...get some inside pictures next time. Is it near you?

    Libby looks so cute in the snow. It has been in the 30's over here all weekend and I'm waiting for that big freeze I keep hearing about. Everything is supposed to shut down tomorrow.

    Take care!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Libby is adorable. After that romp in the snow, I see she has found a sunny spot to take her nap.

    Love the door on the ceiling!

    ~willa~

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  13. I can't believe how you can keep coming up with these really uniquely creative ideas Kris!!! I would have never thought to do that, I would have just done something boring like leaning it up against the wall or something. It really looks cool hanging up there with the chandys! Do you remember that show Trading Spaces? Well I want to trade spaces so you can add some fun to my decor! I know what you mean about finding things to do to keep occupied, it's not nearly as cold here as at your place but I'm getting cabin fever from being inside all the time to stay warm. That truck is beyond cute and how fun that you have a new shop to find more goodies. Take care and give Libby a hug for me, she looks so sweet!

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  14. Now that is a great idea, Kris! Really adds some fun architectural interest! I love your beautiful Libby...before the 2 pugs we have now, we had 3 bassets over the years...Molly, Maggie, and Nellie. They all lived to old age...miss their sweet faces...

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  15. Oh dear GOD - every time I come here I end up gasping at some point -
    At first when I saw the door hanging on the ceiling I thought " ok - that's a bit much now Kris "
    and then of course came the gasp - how could I doubt it even for a second -
    Absolutely breathtaking - perfection - like always -
    You hit it out of the ball park - every single freaking time!!!!!!!
    XOX
    p.s. sick to death of winter here too - really sick to death of it - I've been hibernating!

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  16. You poor souls! With temps like that I don't blame you for staying inside! The door was a great idea. It looks great.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  17. I guess I can't complain about our 30 degree temps over here! I LOVE the door on the ceiling, Kris. Another great job, thinking outside the box! Your Libby has the sweetest face ever.

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  18. Libby is ADORABLE Kris!! It's been way to cold for our Neena too, and she loves to be outside. Love the way the door looks on the ceiling with those pretty chandies! Have a great week and stay warm:)

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  19. Your sweet Libby is precious. The weather is so hard on everyone, including the poor furry companions that have to piddle outdoors. Off to watch Downton Abbey now!!

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  20. Great idea. Yes, the weather is fierce here in the Midwest. Although I'm more of a Fall person, I CAN'T WAIT TILL SPRING.

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  21. Your ceiling door looks great, Kris! It's good to have a handy hubby, isn't it? You both make a great team!
    I don't blame sweet Libby for rather staying inside. Her paws must feel like ice cubes when she goes outside.
    You both stay warm and have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. Love what you did with that door--it is wonderful that your husband is so accomodating. I adore that picture of Libbey in the snow--you are so right--her face says it all!

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  23. You continue to amaze me! How beautiful is that door on the ceiling! I would have NEVER thought to hang it there. And your sweet husband! I know how hard it can be to get them out of the leather recliner!!! Love your sweet dog. We're expecting several inches of snow tomorrow. My kids are so excited. We never get snow here in NC. It'll be close to 60 this weekend so it'll be gone. I'm glad.
    Take care Kris! Stay warm.

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  24. Very clever....and I love your husband...mine is the same!

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  25. Hi Kris! We're sharing that cold air with you here in Ohio. Poor Libby ~ our kitty spends his days laying right on top of the heat register, he's lucky he doesn't have to go outside! The door looks amazing with your chandeliers and the little one in the middle was the perfect finishing touch!

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  26. libby is so darling--love the look on her face! and the door is just fabulous looking, kris! it adds so much to the chandeliers! so very clever:) stay warm this week!

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  27. My youngest son has a basset hound too, Penny, and she is the sweetest hardheaded puppy dog. She lets the baby crawl all over her, pull on her ears; just whatever and never gets upset. My other son said the schools have closed up there today. Even though they are only two houses down from the bus stop he drives Brynn down to the stop and waits in the car with her. It's just too cold to even be out there for 2 minutes. I absolutely adore what you did with the old door!!!!

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  28. Your Libby has the same look on her face as all of us, I'm afraid! I can't believe you found another wonderful old door, and how you put it to use in your home! Looks wonderful, Kris!

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  29. Brrrrrrrr! I was wondering how Libby was making out with the horribly cold temps and all that snow! I know my cockers never really liked it. They liked eating the snow but not being out in the cold! Your new door is fantastic and I love its placement! Brilliant idea! That new store looks like fun and you know that I love the old truck! Stay warm and keep doing your projects - it'll keep you sane and I love reading about all of them! Hugs, Leena

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  30. Your dog is so precious! And the door idea is amazing!

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  31. I was looking at the picture of your door on the ceiling and thinking "that table is absolutely beautiful". Then the next paragraph says you are thinking of changing it!!!! Oh NO! I could just cry thinking of you changing that beautiful table top. Its yours and you should do whatever makes you happy but I had to say that its so gorgeous I wish you wouldn't change it, just my 2 cents worth.

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  32. It's cold here too in NE Penna. but not as cold as where you are. I LOVE the door idea, it looks so good I wish I had a nice door to do that with, I will keep it in my Things I Love Folder.

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  33. Libby is sooooo right!! I do not like Polar Vortexes!! I missed the last one as we left for Atlanta that day, but I'm stuck here for this one. ICK!! I looooove what you did with the door! I give your hubby such props as mine would never have done this for me! Looks awesome!

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  34. Kris,
    Oh how sweet Lilly is. My cats Max and Simon follow the sunlight for napping too. Great use of the door.
    Stay warm.
    Vera

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  35. Kris, I feel so bad for you guys in the Midwest. It has been very cold and windy with snow here but nothing compared to you guys. My pups just run out the door go and make a beeline for the door. They are so tired of having cold wet paws. That piece you found is fabulous. I had a feeling you were going to do what you did with it. Don't know why, I just did and it looks fantastic!!

    Cynthia

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  36. You guys really deserve a break from the horrible weather. What a great find. Thank you for stopping by My Dream Canvas!! Stay warm!!

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  37. Brrrrrr Boy o Boy that sounds so cold... I hope it eases up soon for you all...Love what you have done with the door...it looks amazing... Love it... Hugs May x x x

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  38. Great idea, this might be a way to deal with an ugly kitchen fixture I have, because when / if we EVER take it down!!! (ha ha) it's going to leave a big bare patch in the ceiling that isn't popcorn'd. Gotta show the hubby. Thanks for the idea. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
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  39. Oh...Kris....you are so inventive! I love the door on the ceiling !!! Your dining room is more romantic. Your dog is so sweet
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  40. Does your husband love you or what!*!*!
    The door looks FaB there... REALLY defines the area... Y*O*U Never stop!!!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  41. Absolutely perfect! I love that your hubby does what you think of...you always have the neatest ideas!

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  42. Oh my girl, you never seize to amaze me! A door on the ceiling - SA-WEET! Love how it looks! Cute pooch!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  43. Stay warm?? hahahaha Libby looks exactly like our Coco feels these days! She has gained some weight due to laying around. Love the door on the ceiling with the chandeliers hanging from it! Who would have thought of that but you!!! Nancy

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  44. Of course you found a chippy door. I think you have a homing device for chippy doors.

    The chandeliers looks amazing.

    Steve would die for that truck!

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  45. I believe that is the first time I've ever seen a door hung on the ceiling! You come up with the most unique projects. Lucky you to have your husband help you out with that one. He did a great job hanging it for you. That was really a great find.

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  46. That looks so great! A unique idea.

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  47. Libby is adorable and the look on her face says it all. Our little Zoey goes outside and gets so cold that she can't move and I have to go out into the yard and pick her up out of the snow. Poor little puppy!
    Love the door on the ceiling...it really show off the chandeliers. It looks so pretty!!
    Hope you are staying warm. I'm covered up with a blanket and 2 warm puppies on my lap.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  48. Kris,
    What a creative idea you had for this charming old door. Thanks for sharing it at my party today.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. Love this idea, Kris!! Adds a great anchor to your two chandeliers.
    Mary Alice

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  50. You bring new meaning to ceiling medallions!…that is one creative and clever idea…you are the queen of chic!…Love it and glad that your hubby is open to your great ideas!..He is a good man!!

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  51. Oh my word, what a great idea, I love it. That is so clever and the door is just perfect. I had to giggle, you left a comment on my post about maybe check drapes and that is exactly what I have already bought. Great minds. Can't wait to get them and put them up. Hugs, Marty

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  52. You are the most creative woman!! I want to know how you come up with these wonderful original ideas. You must never sleep!! The chandeliers look fantastic!! You have a wonderful husband that helps you out all the time, so lucky!
    Libby is a sweetie too!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  53. I want to lay on the rug and soak up the sun too......instead I have to do housework!!! Poo!
    I LOVE what you did with the old door....so clever!! It looks amazing.....
    ~Des

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  54. Every time I looked at your blog, I think I am looking at pages out of Better Homes and Garden.....maybe I have said that already....but it is true!!! So pretty!!!

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  55. Kris, you are my hero!!! Who (only you!) would think to use the door in this way?!
    So very genius, you never disappoint, and always amaze!
    Love you girl!
    Patti

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  56. I absoutely love the idea of a shabby old door to hang the chandeliers from!! You always have the best ideas. Love it!!

    ~Shanon

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  57. You have such amazing vision - using the door on the ceiling was such a fantastic idea, love it!!!! Can't wait to see what you decide with your table. I have a very similar one and am also undecided as to how to change it (paint or darker stain). Your home is truly a labor of love and I so enjoy my visits to your blog.

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