Posts Tagged ‘Junk Bonanza’

Roundhouse Project: Library/Lounge, Part 2!


  While earlier posts announced Lark Nest’s new commercial project, in the old Burlington Northern Roundhouse in St. Paul, and talked about the general makeover in the employee library/lounge, this post is all about decorating the wall of shelves, above!  This post focuses on how these vintage, industrial thread spools… …this patterned wrapping paper… …and […]

Carolina Collaboration!


Love the look of this footstool? It’s proof that long-distance collaborations do work! Here’s the “Before” — a rickety footstool unearthed from my garage stash. Its leather upholstery job was fairly shot. It needed regluing, some tightening, and a total redo from the stuffing on out. Enter Debbie Dion Hayes, a fab faux finisher from […]

Guthrie Wedding, PART 1: The Prep!


Summer weddings are beautiful, and this one — in the storied Guthrie Theater on the Mississippi River — was no exception! Lark Nest planned the decor of this July wedding, partnering with Linden Hills Florist on the flowers! The ceremony took place in the theater’s “amber box,” cantilevered out over the rest of the building. Our bride’s colors […]

Headed to the Junk Bonanza in Style!


This Meadowlark is taking flight today, headed to Canterbury Park to prep for the Junk Bonanza, opening Thursday, April 10, for a three-day run! Every Bonanza teammate needs a piece of utility clothing, and I’ll be clad in this rockin’ carpenter’s apron — a special custom job by Karla Cunningham of Remixed Stitches! Does any […]

We Have a Winner!

Becky Haugsdal of New Town, N.D., you are the lucky winner of the free copy of the latest Flea Market Style magazine! Please contact me at! I will mail your copy once I have your address! Thanks to all for participating! Watch this space; later this month we’ll be giving away a pair of […]

Succulent Update: Still Going Strong!


Whether the hard-headedness of my German forbearers, or the thriftiness of my Scots heritage, I just can’t seem to part with these succulents. And with the wind chill today in Minneapolis, it’s s 50 below zero, so this green is a welcome antidote to the frosty temps! Here they are, Jan. 1, 2014, perched jauntily […]

Modern Glam at the Junk Bonanza Weddings Lab!


  Yes, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted! While this blog is supposed to be a bulletin board of sorts for ongoing Lark Nest Design projects, it sometimes falls to the bottom of the list when I’m looking to take just one more “before” or “after” photo, or thinking, I’ll just wait […]

Win a Copy of Flea Market Style Weddings!

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One of the swell perks of Lark Nest’s work for Ki at is the excited anticipation that builds before each Junk Bonanza and the publication of each new issue of Flea Market Style magazine! And now, the same frisson of excitement surrounding its new, sister publication, Flea Market Style Weddings! It’s just starting to […]

Happy New Year!


What a whirlwind 2012 was! In the last 365 days, Lark Nest has experienced tremendous growth and bodaciously rewarding jobs, both against a backdrop of the most spectacular clients, colleagues and confederates for whom one could wish! There have been times — while balancing client jobs with the pursuit of junking/refurbishing along with work for […]

Lark Nest Design in the Winter Edition of Flea Market Style!


Lark Nest Design’s latest project for Flea Market Style magazine, this bench crafted from a castoff door, is in the Winter edition, on newsstands now! Per the usual, this project took a village, with Lark Nest playing one part in several! The design was a collaboration with Ki Nassauer, the FMS executive editrix and junk […]