Re-using and re-inventing vintage castoffs as home furnishings take center stage in today's home decor, as these one-of-a-kind treasures create uniquely personal spaces. Best-selling author and junking maven Sue Whitney unleashes her JUNKMARKET Style on furniture and accessories that make a statement, add a little flair, and tell a story. These pieces are coming from many places—the flea market, antique shop, vintage fair, grandmother's attic, and Goodwill store—and all are getting a new lease on life with a little DIY creativity.
In Junk Beautiful Furniture Re(Freshed), Sue Whitney, heralded as the Queen of Junk and founder of the wilkdly successful JUNKMARKET Style community, provides inspiration for reimagining and refashioning furniture and accessory pieces. Each of the 30 projects is presented with clear, concise step-by-step text and photographs, requires little to no skill, and can be completed in a weekend or less.
"Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed showcases Sue Whitney's uncanny ability to forge new paths and stay well ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative creations for your home."— - Don Taylor Short, owner of West End Architecture and host of DIY Network's West End Salvage
"Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed not only shares Sue's innovative ideas and tried-and-true repurposing techniques but it also sparks the urge to repurpose those aging pieces and make them stand out in your home."— - Dr. Lori Verderame, director of DrLoriV.com and History channel expert
"Sue Whitney understands what people want to live with in their homes and is able to convey a freshness in decorating for junkers as well as vintage enthusiasts, antique lovers, DIYers, and collectors."— - Lynne Louise Worden, Worden Select Objects
Sue Whitney founded JUNKMARKET in 2000 in response to a need in the marketplace for utilizing vintage finds stylishly in your home. Her company's vision was pretty and practical design through affordable re-use. She grew the company at a rapid rate and it was not long before JUNKMARKET was the national leader in the industry, and it remains so today.
Sue has authored three successful titles (Decorating JunkMarket Style, Junk Beautiful, and Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition), and her 4th—Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed is due out fall 2017. She has produced columns for Country Home and Country Gardens magazines, produced her own special interest magazine issue, and contributed to dozens of other publishers. She is the founder of JUNKMARKET Style, a large online community of about 42,000 loyal members, and is active on Facebook, with 8,500 likes.
Sue is a veteran public speaker and she knows her way around a television studio. She has been on the Today show multiple times and appeared regularly on HGTV's Country Style. She is also a paid speaker and consultant to vintage shows around the country. In spring of 2015, Sue launched her own show, Uncorked JUNKMARKET Style.