Junk Bonanza 2010 – Day 2

Happy High-Five Friday friend!

I’m gonna go ahead and slap a big ol’

banner on this post right now.





We’re back from our whirlwind trip to Junk Bonanza and boy does it feel good to be home!

The trip was a blast, and I’m excited to finally have a chance to blog about some of the great junk we scored!

But first, I have to rewind back to Wednesday, September 15th.

That was the night I got into some bad shrimp posted this video…

Well, shortly after I posted that, a cute couple from Minneapolis named Alex and Carla responded to our vessage (that’s “video-message”), and we were able to spend a fast-paced couple of hours shopping with them at Junk Bonanza on Friday.

(Kev, me, Carla & Alex)

And lemme just tell ya-
the whole place was pure awesomeness !

(I’m seriously considering setting up a booth there next year with my friend Mary!)

Since we were on a mission to shop for things for Alex and Carla’s guest bedroom, I only got a few small things for our house while we were there.
It’s all good though.
Things probably woulda’ gotten pri-ty crazy, pri-ty quick, if we had had more time to shop!

We bumped into (sometimes literally) TONS of other friendly bloggers while we raced around the place.

It’s always fun to meet (and hug!) the folks behind the blogs we love!

We ran into (not literally) Amy, from Whisperwood Cottage during lunch on Thursday…

And by “Amy”,
I mean, “Amy-with-the-FAB-master-bedroom-closet-door”, Amy.




On Friday, she took some pics of us filming a segment with Carla.
(Thanks for sharing these with us Amy!)

Here, we’re chattin’ with Cammie of Daffadowndilly’s

We were interested in a pretty, little aqua blue-colored table she had sitting underneath the big, green trunk we’re standing in front of…

But in the end, we decided to get an old, white, commode-style cabinet from a vendor called Junk Style Home instead.

And when we got back to Alex and Carla’s house, we moved this tall, skinny guy out…

and moved this short, chunky fella in…

Isn’t it precious!?

Thank goodness Kevin remembered to measure that area before we left their house that morning- and thank double goodness he spotted that sucker amongst all the other amazing junk it was buried under!

He’s becoming quite the “picker” I tell ya!

(“Junk”, not “nose”.
Lead singers (Kevin) never touch their fingers to their noses or mouths for fear of catching a cold and not being able to sing. I have no idea why I just shared that little nugget with you. Oh gosh. There I go again.)

Oh, and I should mention-

The production company filming us was primarily interested in capturing our junkin’ adventures, and seeing how we did on camera- so we didn’t have a chance to shop for a lamp to use on top of the nightstand.
(Boo! I bet Carla’s got one on there by now though!)

Also, we only had a couple of hours (and $200) to shop, and we only had about 30 minutes to put the room together before we revealed it to Alex and Carla.

Nothin’ like a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am style “room fluffin” in front of a camera crew to get yer pulse a’racin!

Anywho…Alex and Carla also bought the little black box ($10) sitting on top of the cabinet in the photo above.
And I talked Alex into clipping those pretty, pink flowers from their front yard.
(They were covered in bees, and I do NOT do bees.)
The white vase they’re sitting in came from their kitchen.
It was previously full of flour, but I convinced them that temporarily storing your flour in a zip-loc bag while a camera crew films your guest bedroom is more fun.


They also scored a chippy, old, aqua-colored chair (for $30), a light blue, tin container ($10), a huge piece of ceiling tin ($20), and a vintage jar ($9) for the desk area of the room…



…and since she’s such a cute little fashionista, Alex surprised Carla with the vintage dress form ($100).

(The flowers came from the grocery store and the mail holder came from another room in their house, and as you can see, there wasn’t any time (or $) to add pretty, new window treatments either! Boo!)

To fill up the wall to the left of the bed, we hung a small, old bed spring Carla got at the Bonanza for $20…



It’s going to serve as a big, interactive art piece.
They can clip little notes, cards, photos and other lightweight momentos to it for their guests to see, and hopefully they’ll find some surprises from their guests once in a while too!

I forgot to mention it to Alex, but I think it would be cool if he built a wood frame around it.
Sorta like Jen did in her daughters’ room…

(Click on the photo to check out the rest of their precious room!)

We forgot to take a photo of all the black/gray/white/natural colored bedding we snagged from other rooms in the house used on the bed.

I did snap this one with my cell phone though…

…but as you can see, the quality is pretty “wah, wah, wah.”

(I’m sure Carla will post some better photos on her blog though!)


Last, but not least, Kevin put together a little video montage of our Junk Bonanza experience so that we’d always remember our spontaneous trip up to Shakopee…

Good times, good junk!


Well, now that my retinas are officially fried, I’ll bid you a toodle loo and wish you a very happy weekend too!

Wanna see more beautiful junk?

Here’s a little video I found online that features some GREAT ideas from the lovely and talented Ki Nassauer.
(The brains behind the Bonanza!)


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