How to Make Something from Nothing Author:Ruth Stearns Egge An...easy-to-follow guide to the fine art of "junking". — Ruth Stearns Egge first became interested in the art of junking when she noticed a resemblance between a baroque candelabrum featured in a "decorator room" in an expensive department store and a pair of old andirons she had stored in her attic. This marked the beginning of a fascinating h... more »obby that grew into a profitable source of extra income.
How to Make Something from Nothing is Mrs. Egge's engaging account of "junking", and an introduction to what is likely to become a popular new decorating craze.« less
This book is so interesting, and I was a "junker" long before I even knew it!! It's from 1968, so the photos and tastes are a tad dated, but the many ideas it contains...of how to turn old pieces of lamps and furniture into exotic new pieces...is very translatable today. This book has given me many ideas over the years, and because of it I find that I still look at the components of old brass lamps and stuff I see at tag sales in a whole new way. This old book is very hard to part with.