August Events

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There are so many great things happening in August at Junk Mama’s General Store.

We started off the month with one of our FURNITURE PAINTING WORKSHOPS on August 2. Don’t worry, if you missed it, because we will have more!

JM US flag classJoin us on Tuesday, August 8, to create a beautiful US Flag using Dixie Belle Paint & Patina. This is a great way to try out the new Patina Collection! The flag measures 12 inches wide and is made of MDF. The cost is $20 and includes all supplies. Registration & payment are due in advance to reserve a spot in the class. Stop by or call the store at 770-461-4607 to sign up.

JM lipsense partyJunk Mama, Kelli, is now selling Lipsense! Have you tried it? It’s a long lasting lip color that lasts all day! KELLI’S LIPSENSE LAUNCH PARTY is at Junk Mama’s on Wednesday, August 9. Drop in between 11:30 & 4 to test it out. No reservation necessary. Already love Lipsense? Junk Mama’s is proud to be your one stop shop for Lipsense.

jm shop til you drop1Many of you have said that you wished we stayed open late. Well, we are honoring your wishes on Tuesday, August 15. Come SHOP TIL YOU DROP from 5-8pm. Of course, we will open at 10am, but if you come between 5 and 8pm you will be entered into a drawing for an awesome door prize! Refreshments will be served.

JM paint workshop FB night1You’ve also been asking for an evening FURNITURE PAINTING WORKSHOP. We will be hosting this class on Tuesday, August 15 from 6-8pm. The cost of the class is $35 and includes an 8oz Dixie Belle Paint in the color of your choice. Registration & payment are due in advance to reserve a spot in the class. Please note that these classes are limited to 4 people and fill up quickly. Bring in a small item to paint such as a side table, frame, jewelry box, etc. We are limited on space so the item you bring must be the size of a kitchen chair or smaller. If you have a large piece with drawers, you may bring in 2 of the drawers to paint. Stop by or call the store to sign up.

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Some of you are sad that Summer is coming to an end, while others are thrilled to have the kids going back to school. No matter how you’re feeling about it, you’ll have lots of fun at Junk Mama’s END OF SUMMER OPEN HOUSE. Join us on Friday, August 25 during our normal business hours, 10-5, for a fun day of shopping. There will be lots of sales going on, refreshments, & door prizes!

JM paint wax glaze class2Want to test out Dixie Belle paint, wax, & glaze before you try it on your furniture? Then you’ll want to join us for our next PAINT, WAX, & GLAZE CLASS on Tuesday, August 29, at 1pm. In this class you will paint with Dixie Belle paint & learn different finishing techniques using Dixie Belle waxes & glazes. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. Registration & payment are due in advance to reserve a spot in the class.

JM happy camper classJoin us on Thursday, August 31, at 11am to create this fun mixed media project. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. Registration & payment are due in advance to reserve a spot in the class.

Like our Facebook page to be the first to know about more upcoming events.

We hope to see you soon at Junk Mama’s General Store!

Project Pieces

Do you enjoy DIY projects? Well, look no further for your next project than Junk Mama’s General Store! We have lots of pieces ready to be painted. And, of course, we have the paint and all the accessories to help you get started.

Want to start with something small? These candlesticks would be a great project for the novice or the expert…

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Need a coffee table? This one would look great painted.

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How about a desk?

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Maybe these pieces are more what you are looking for…

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Remember the sewing table we recently shared on Facebook that had been turned into a drink station? Well, here’s your opportunity to make one for yourself…

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Think of all the things you could do with these shutters and cabinet door frames!

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What would you do with these old doors and windows?

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Whether you are newbie or an expert at DIY, Junk Mama’s is the place to look for your next project!

How To Use Dixie Dirt

Want to age decorative items or furniture? 
Well, put a little dirt on it…
Dixie Dirt, that is!
 
This tin ceiling tile had been painted white and lightly sanded. And that’s exactly how it looked…painted and sanded.
 Dixie Dirt from The Dixie Belle Paint Company will add more of a natural looking age effect. And, it’s easy peasy!
 
Start by adding clear wax…
 
Dip a paintbrush into the Dixie Dirt. Give it a tap to remove the excess dirt.
 
Paint the dirt onto the wax, concentrating in the recessed areas and grooves.
 
It will look a little heavy, or too dirty, at this point…
 
Use a rag to rub off some of the dirt until you achieve the desired look…
 
 
Perfectly aged…
and so easy!

 

 
What will you put some dirt on?

 

 
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Happy New Year

It’s hard to believe that it is 2016! Thank you to all of our loyal customers!!! We look forward to a great year at Junk Mama’s General Store and growing our business. We have some fun things planned for the year.

If you are a regular customer, then you have seen our chair in the front room change for every season. If you haven’t seen it, then here is a little history…

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In October of 2014, our resident artist painted the chair, fabric and all, with a pumpkin theme for Fall.

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In November of that year, the pumpkins got turned into ornaments for Christmas…

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The chair celebrated the new year in 2015…

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And, it wasn’t long before hearts graced the chair for Valentine’s Day…

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There have been more changes to the chair since then, and for 2016, we decided that a new color scheme was in order. So, we gave the arms and legs of the chair a fresh coat of Buttercream from The Dixie Belle Paint Company and the fabric got an update with Dixie Belle’s color The Gulf.

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The chair looks pretty like that. But, you know we can’t leave it alone! Help us come up with a design. Email us at junkmamasgeneralstore@gmail.com with your ideas.

Do It Yourself

Are you a DIY fanatic? Or, do you just dabble in DIY projects? Maybe you want to do it yourself but are intimidated?

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Whether you are a pro at do it yourself projects, or are just getting started, Junk Mama’s General Store can provide you with great pieces of furniture at reasonable prices. Here are just a few of the pieces that we have in the store now that given a little attention would be beautiful.

Looks like someone tried their hand at DIY on these 2 vanities. A new coat of paint and they’d be gorgeous!

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Either a fresh coat of stain or paint and this vanity and chest of drawers would be stunning. Only need one piece? They’re sold separately.

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Need chairs? If the style of chairs is different, paint can bring them together!

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This piece is a little dated with its stencil design but, of course, paint can fix that! And, who doesn’t need more storage?

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Drop leaf tables are perfect whether you have a small kitchen or if you do a lot of entertaining and need extra dining space for you guests. Just open it up when you need it, then fold it down for more living space.

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This small table would be the perfect size for a dorm room or small bedroom. A fresh coat of paint would give it new life!

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Of course, we have a lot of pieces at Junk Mama’s that need no work at all. But, if stained wood isn’t your style, then it’s easy to change with a little paint.

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Are you ready to start a DIY project? We are available to answer any questions you might have and help you get started on your next project. Feel free to email us with any questions at junkmamasgeneralstore@gmail.com

Mix, Match, & Create

door basket1NWhile browsing the different rooms at Earth Mama’s General Store, be on the lookout for items that you can join together to create something beautiful.

For instance, this door basket was found for $8 in Cindy’s room…

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This fabric was found in Theresa’s space for only $1 per yard…

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We wrapped the plaid fabric around the basket and secured it with tacky glue…

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Then we tied a thin strip of the striped fabric around the basket and added a chenille candy cane…

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Finally, we filled the basket with festive Christmas picks…

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So, the next time you visit us, go on a treasure hunt through the store in search of items to stimulate your creativity!

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We’ve Got Class(es)

At Earth Mama’s General Store, we offer a variety of fun classes. Our most recent class was a mixed media art class. Take a look at some pictures of our fun day!

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Every month we offer Milk Paint Workshops…

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Upcoming classes include a cuff bracelet class…

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and, a Pinterest Party with Fayette Woman Magazine…

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Check the classes page of our website to stay informed on upcoming classes. We hope you’ll join us soon for a fun day or evening of creativity!

Craftsmanship #2

We have started a series where we feature craftsmanship. We first featured this great handmade cooler. We think it would make a great Father’s Day gift!

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In this second installment of “craftsmanship” we are featuring this

beautiful drop leaf table.

EM pew table1AThis table has history!!! It is made out of church pews from a Methodist Church inNew York that burned. Some of the wood from the pews was saved. The wood was sanded down so you can still see the beautiful knots…

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There are burn marks where the metal brackets for the hymnal racks burned deep into the wood…

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rather than one made in a factory?

Mixed Media Art Class

mixed media class1POn Monday, April 28, we held a mixed media art class at Earth Mama’s General Store. We had so much fun and everyone’s project turned out great! Take a look at a few pictures from the class…

Here the ladies are covering their canvas…

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Now for the really messy part. It’s fun getting your hands dirty!

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We added butterflies for a 3D effect…

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Great job ladies!

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We hope you’ll join us for a class soon!

Upcoming classes:

Pinterest Party with Fayette Woman Magazine on May 6 at 11am or 6pm. We will be making a 4th of July banner which will be featured in the July issue of Fayette Woman. Cost $15.

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Learn how to use milk paint! On May 20th at 6pm, bring in a small piece of furniture such as a chair or small side table to work on. The cost is $30. You must sign up and pay in advance for this class. Space is limited so sign up ASAP to ensure your spot. The piece you bring in to paint must be small enough that you can carry it into the store on your own. Contact Virginia at artsyvava@gmail.com for more info.

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We’ve Got Class(es)

Earth Mama’s General Store offers a wide variety of classes.

We have taught classes in  jewelry making,

 painting, crafts, and health & nutrition.

We always have a great time & hope you’ll join us for an upcoming class.

Here’s what we have coming up…

On Monday, April 28 at 11am

we will have a class in mixed media art

where you will receive step by step instructions to create this butterfly canvas…

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To ensure that we have the proper amount of supplies,

you must sign up & pay in advance for this class.

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On Thursday, May 6, at 11am & 6pm,

we are teaming up with

FAYETTE WOMAN MAGAZINE

to host a Pinterest Party.

At the party you will create a 4th of July banner…

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Someone from Fayette Woman will be on hand taking pictures,

so you just may end up in the magazine!

Call the store to reserve a spot at 770-461-4607 or

email Virginia at artsyvava@gmail.com.

You can see pictures from our last Pinterest Party in the April

issue of Fayette Woman on stands now.

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We recently held a class where me made

Panoramic Sugar Easter Eggs.

Sue Harris did a great job in teaching us this nostalgic art form.

Take a look at some pictures from our fun day…

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We hope to see you soon at one of our fun classes!