Upcycled Chevy Christmas Wreath (I know, right?!!)

For a gal who loves her a good ‘ol rusty truck, can it get any better than this?? This was one of those true Rusted Roots tales…  You see, when my rusty ‘ol truck counter was born (remember?), she was born with a small birth mark. We all have them, right? That one little blemish […]

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Upcycled Bed Spring Snowmen

The things you hear escape the mouths of Rusted Roots shoppers… it’s some of the best entertainment I’ve had in a while!! The other day in a most dramatic fashion, I had a lady walk through the door, take a deep breath in (as if she were trying to inhale nose-spray) and exhaled, proclaiming “Finally, […]

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Have a Holly Junky Christmas! (Upcycled Wreath)

♪ Have a holly, junky Christmas… It’s the best time of the year! ♪ We haven’t been doing a lot of decorating at home this year. Our home has kinda become the shop, ha ha! We kinda live there!! So, we have put most of our energy into making the shop a place of inspiration […]

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I’m Dreaming of an Upcycled Christmas! (Child’s Iron Bed Wreath)

I remember it like it was yesterday…. the excitement of Christmas as a child. See… we don’t have children yet, so I often reminisce about the days of my own childhood. My brother and I anxioiusly awaiting Santa’s arrival. We were never the type of kids to want to sneak in the living room and […]

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Upcycled Wooden Shoe Mold Christmas Trees

Serendipity (noun): luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Do you believe in serendipity? I sure do!! I believe that everything happens for a reason… good or bad. If you’re not of the serendipitous kind, you may be after this story. Do ya’ll remember my fascination with […]

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Rusty ‘Ol Lawn Mower Christmas Tree Stand

I don’t like winter. Let me just get that out of the way. It’s cold. It’s dark at 5:30. Aint nobody got time for that!! But it occured to me just the other day that there was a silver lining to old man winter rearing his head… no more cutting the lawn!!! And boy, does […]

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Upcycled Water Spigot Handle Christmas Tree

Guess what?? Guess what?? I landed another big ‘ol load of vintage water spigot handles for the shop!! Woot! Woot! I tell ya, I love these things!! I have to admit, it’s like Christmas digging through the pile picking out the ones I like. I happen to have my own little collection at home waiting […]

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My New Baby… a 1949 Chevy Truck Counter!!

This whole process of opening a junk shop has been a lot like having a baby!! Bill and I never sleep! I mean NEVER!! We barely take time to eat. We are up in the middle of the night… like that one time we made a barn wood run at 3am!! Ha ha!! No dirty […]

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DIY Vintage Shopping Bags & Barn Wood Display

“Only you, Candace! Only you!”  I have heard my mom utter these word quite a few times over the last couple of weeks. It seems that I always choose to do things the hard way! Ha ha!! Pin-sized holes in my price tags… they’re cuter that way! Scraping windows with a single razor blade… it’s […]

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Rusty ‘Ol License Plate Door

Just the other day when Mom and I were stamping bags for the shop, let’s just say I made a little mess on her kitchen table with the bottle of black ink. Ooooopsie. Mom, being the patient woman she has always been, just kinda smiled and said, “Candace, you and your projects. Just like when […]

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