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 diapers… but we have swept the floors in that shop at least 74 times and still there is dirt!! We feel like we gotta raise this shop right! Give her a good foundation for a long and healthy life!! And today, I have to share one of my favorite things about the shop…. our counter!!!

You see, we had this space… oh, right about here…

New Junk Shop #RustedRoots

that we had prepped for the arrival of our new baby!! Bags in place (see how we made them here) and an upcycled funnel light, because let’s be honest, no baby likes the pitch black! She had to haveΒ a night light. <wink> And then exactly on her due date , she arrived! The delivery was painless really. No epidural needed. She came right out of the truck. Mama always said that’s how trucks were born.

Upcycled Old Truck Furniture #RustedRoots

She was a big baby!! 300 pounds. 8 ounces. A little over six feet long. We didn’t have a name picked out because we waited to find out if she was a boy or a girl. But now that she is here… she is definitely a girl!! I guess I’ll have to flip through a baby names book to find one that’s fitting!

Old Truck Shop Counter #RustedRoots

It wasn’t your typical delivery. No C-section. But 3-sections. And it’d a good thing because she wouldn’t fit through the door any other way!!

Old Rusty Truck Upcycled Counter #RustedRoots

The doctors (errrr… builders) swept her right away to get her all cleaned up and in one piece. I couldn’t wait to give her a big ‘ol hug!

Old Rusty Chevy Truck Counter #RustedRoots

Once they got a top on her, I was able to welcome her to her new home!!

Old Truck & Pallet Wood #RustedRoots

So, who is resposible for bringing this new baby into the world, you ask?!!! The incredibly talented team over at Eminil Designs!! Say it with me, Eminil. Like M -n- L which stands for Mark and Lola! Two of the rockin’-est people you will ever meet!!Β 

Eminil Designs Truck Counter #RustedRoots

They are masters of creating beauty from Rusted Roots!! Salvaging rusty beat up cars and trucks and creating furniture, lamps, and boo-coos of other amazing pieces!! If you haven’t checked them out on Facebook… do! And tell them I sent you!! Now, to get this baby dressed up and take more pictures!! It really is a magical piece that I can’t wait to show off more!! But just like any newborn, I had to make the announcement of her arrival and then you will be overloaded with baby photos in the coming days!! Ha ha!!!

Happy Birthday, Rusted Roots Counter!! (We will name her one of these days!!)

Until next time, let us remember..

Beauty Stems from Rusted Roots

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  1. Sherry Bosch says:

    love it!

  2. That is so stinking fabulous I can’t stand it. I almost want it in my house as a kitchen island!!! LOVE IT TO PIECES!

  3. Carol Morris says:

    OMG!!! I am totally in love, that is the most amazing, fabulous, cool….I don’t even have enough adjectives to express how much I love that counter.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Looks like a betty to me.

  4. Fonda Rush says:

    Congratulations on the new arrival! She looks so much like … errr … you!

  5. Traci Johnson says:

    O M G I am so jealous! But so happy for you!

  6. absolutely love this idea. great job all around.

  7. Mary Johnson says:

    She looks like a Bertha! I can hear you now( just take your purchases over to Bertha and she’ll take good care of you)!!!!! How fun! Can’t tell how much I have enjoyed your journey!!! I’m jealous, if I were younger I would so do the same thing! Best of luck, can’t wait til your next post!!! Mary

  8. oh my gosh…oh my gosh..oh my gosh!!!!!!! First of all I love your announcement and secondly all I can say is I love it!!! It’s you are so freaking it! We are planning my daughter’s wedding next years, it’s outdoor and it has a rustic theme..this would be an amazing bar!!!

  9. Amazing!!!! And so like you πŸ˜‰

  10. She is fabulous! What a wonderfully creative idea. Can’t wait to see her Saturday.

  11. Wow this is even better than what I thought it was going to be! It’s perfect!

  12. Jo Ann Miller says:

    How amazing! You could name her after me since she was delivered on my birthday! LOl

  13. What a beautiful baby!!

  14. Too stinkin’ cool for words! I absolutely love it!! Everything is coming together!! Your store is going to totally rock the junk world! I can’t believe I get to come to your opening! Can’t wait!

  15. Oh my goodness, this is TOO cool! And I can’t imagine a more fitting counter for your shop. Candace, you have worked SO hard – – and assembled such a dream team to help bring this shop to life. I couldn’t be MORE excited for tomorrow!!!

  16. Very! Very! Cool!!!!!!!

  17. GRANT DAU says:

    Georgia is a good name


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