Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Welcome Angie from Knick of Time!

I have such a special treat for you today!  In celebration of my one year blogiversary (which was a little over a week ago) I invited Angie from Knick of Time to be my first ever 'guest blogger'.  Angie is one of those talented bloggers that you aspire to be like!  I'm sure that most of you know her and love her blog, her style, and her diy projects! 
 She is special to me because she was the first person to feature my blog, about only 2 weeks after I began blogging. She not only featured me but encouraged her readers to follow me, and she also helped me with some 'technical difficulties' that I was having. Her kindness and encouragement have meant the world to me, and I'll always be grateful to her for her faith in me right from the beginning of my blogging journey.  
It is with much admiration and appreciation that I introduce to you, Angie...

Hello, fellow Must Love Junk fans!   My name is Angie and I blog over at Knick of Time.  I live in rural Illinois with my husband and 4 kids (3 are college students).  I love chatting about antiques, repurposed junk and country life.  Each week, I host a vintage theme link party, and share printable antique graphics.  

I discovered Susan's wonderful new blog when she was a brand new blogger and felt like I'd discovered a star in the making.  She linked up at my vintage theme weekly party and I was so impressed with her home, photos and blog, that I selected her as one of my features for the party.  It's been a pleasure watching her blog grow by leaps and bounds.  I'm thrilled to be here today to share one of my latest recreations from old "junk".

Last year I picked up several beautiful antique head and foot boards at the auction.  The were filthy and I was the only bidder, so I got them for just a few dollars.  
I've been cleaning and clearing out some space to in my workshop, so I was finally able to pull out this headboard and work on it.
 I cut the posts off of the sides, then painted it bright white, then put a coat of homemade mustard yellow chalk paint (my recipe for it HERE) over that.  Once dry I painted the words and arrow in an antique white chalk paint.
I distressed the sides so that all three layers would show through and lightly distressed over the rest.  I also did a small border of antique white around the edge, to highlight the outer edge.
Congratulations on one year of blogging, Susan and thanks so much for inviting me to share with your readers today - it's been my pleasure!  I hope you'll drop in and visit me at Knick of Time.


  1. Great sign, Angie! The headboards and footboards are a great size for that type of project.

  2. Angie, this sign is AWESOME! Love the cheerful color and what a great re-purpose for head and footboards. Simply wonderful! Thank you too for the recipe for your chalkpaint.

  3. I love that! I've seen other people do some really cool things with headboards and footboards. It's just so smart and shapes are fun.

  4. What a great colour! Just gorgeous! Xx

  5. Thanks so much for having me, Susan!

  6. Angie, this is just awesome! I have to have a peek at your blog!


  7. That is one gorgeous sign - love the vintage feel!

  8. Angie - I declare you the Queen of Signs - really - they just keeping one upping themselves constantly -
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!
    Congratulations Suzan ( oops I mean Susan - my fingers automatically type it with a Z - have no idea why LMHO -
    Much love to both of you

  9. Angie, great signs and I agree with Suzan, you are the Queen of Signs. Great post and I love her blog and yours.


  10. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. That is a great accomplishment. I love Angie's blog and this is a great looking mustard color. Great job, Angie! Blessings to you both.

  11. You're both favorites of mine. Nice to see you both in the same place!

  12. Hi, What a fun and interesting blog post. Congrats on your 1 year. Time sure flies when we're having fun, doesn't it?...Connie

  13. What a fantastic sign!...just love that color....I will have to be on the lookout for some headboards!! have so inspired me!...and congrats again Susan!!..Happy Blogaversary!

  14. What a treat to see Angie featured here! Love Angie and her style too!

  15. Hello, you have a lovely blog!! What do you think about following each other on GFC, Bloglovin and/or Facebook? Please let me know if you're interested. Hope to hear from you soon.


  16. Angie comes up with the most creative the sign and her blog too. Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary Susan. Love all the inspiration you share with us.

  17. I love the idea of using a headboard for a sign...Angie is a woman of many talents! Congrats on your blogversary, Susan!

  18. I love you both and look forward to each post from you both!

  19. She called you a star in the making!!! Wink wink! Told u so! <3 love!!!

  20. She called you a star in the making!!! Wink wink! Told u so! <3 love!!!


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