mobile home.

September 5, 2012

about a year and a half ago, we did this…

{gives a whole new meaning to the lyrics..."our house, in the middle of our street."

typically our trailers are loaded with home decor. but this time, the trailer was loaded with a HOME. there’s a first time for everything…and this was a first for us.

{all in a day's work}

but let me start at the beginning…

there once was a farm house. an early 1900’s farm house with no indoor plumbing. no electricity. and no people. this turn-of-the-century cottage, although small (800 square feet!), had great bones and irresistible charm and was just begging for junk gypsy salvation. it was begging for love. it was begging for a family.

it was begging to be the perfect home for amie and indie…

{amie and indie doing the new house happy dance}

{amie, indie, & dad test-driving the porch}

so we did what we had to do. we bought it.

{sitting in it's original location...awaiting JG rescue}

thus began our first ever haulin house experience…

and thanks to KANA brothers house moving and their biggo trucks…

john, rodney, and their motley crew…

{it was a VERY solemn group of guys}

this was more than a house movin’…it was like dinner and a movie texas style – house movin’ and entertainment.

 

{rodney kana...work hard. play hard.}

making room for our wide load to hit the road….

{trimming a few dead branches for clearance}

watching the action…

documenting the action…

{because 1 camera just wasn't enough...}

annnnddddddd she’s road-worthy…let ‘er rip, tater chip.

{the journey.}

{causing a bonafide traffic jam in the big city of round top}

amie back-seat driving…

 

{because she is a PROFESSIONAL}

arriving in gypsyville…

{home sweet gypsy home}

 

and although we give these guys serious kudos for already having a tricked out grill…

 

{superheroes and army men...boys will be boys...}

we decided it needed a little JG touch…

{from the sistas to the bruthas...}

after finding a new home and family, this old texas farmhouse got a fresh coat of paint and became amie and indie’s little pink house (cue john mellencamp)…

 

we added a porch made of salvaged table legs and gargantuan architectural fleamarket corbels…and as all junk gypsy projects, it’s still a work in progress. a labor of love.

in case you missed the HGTV episode of us making over amie’s living room…watch a sneak peek here…just click on the little pink house picture above!

OR you can get the entire episode on itunes for $1.99!

little pink houses for you and me….

 

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86 Comments

  • Reply Kristin Cook September 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!!! You guys (I mean girls) ROCK!!!! Wish I lived closer!! Would love to visit your new place…unless ya’ll wanna come up around Chicago sometime….give me a shout!

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      ahhhh….dYINGGGGG to come to chicago!!!!!

  • Reply Tina Buenzow September 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Its a sic(as what my son would say) transformation! i never would have imagined it turning out so fantabulous!

  • Reply Corinne Green September 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    i wanna see inside! I know you have it soooo Gypsy style!
    🙂

  • Reply April September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I would give just about anything I have if yall could redo my home.I live in Tn.and love me some junk gypsy.Girls you are a breath of fresh air.Thank You all for making me smile in these sad times in my life.Love all your work.

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      thank you! thank you! thankkkk you!!!!!

      • Reply juanita spicer September 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

        hey, hey, ya all! this comes from a greatg’ma who has lived and had to fix-up some “homes” in my time. It sure is fun to have found your show and to watch what you do each week. If you would come to Lafayette, In. I would take you to some greaT junk shops! May I suggest you lighten this site? I can’t tell when I’m making a typing error! Ha,ha–Not that I ever make one!

  • Reply Linda September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t understand buying Itunes when HGTV shows reruns… IMHO this ig going over the top off $$$$$$… Something is wrong with that picture

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      hi linda…
      the itunes option is just for those that may not get hgtv…we don’t make the money from itunes…it’s just a 1.99 option for those that want it.

      • Reply Barbara September 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

        I don’t buy regular TV, so I’m glad to have the iTunes option!!

    • Reply TexasLea September 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      My HGTV doesn’t have any of the episodes airing right now. 🙁 Every now and then I could use a Junk Gypsy fix and I appreciate the Itunes option.

      • Reply Linda September 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

        I taped most but didn’t get Amie’s taped and IMO that was one of the best, her ship lighting is awesome.

  • Reply Joe Hefferon September 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I’m hopin’ you get another season on HGTV – Best of success to you.

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      thanks so much brother joe…we’ll keep ya posted!

      • Reply Jan September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

        Can’t wait to see more of your shows as well! I am a junker too – and hardly toss anything away thinking I could use it for something else (you would probably love some of the items I have haha)

  • Reply Angela September 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    SHOW US MORE!!! I LOVED the living room but long to see the rest!!

  • Reply Belva Miller September 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I miss Texas so much!! This is something my sisters and I would do!! I’m living vicariously through you two until I can get back home!

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      as they say…you can take the girl outta the country…

  • Reply Janette Mayfield September 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I am so ready for more JUNK Gypsies o HGTV… hope they give you both a contract for lots more shows!!!! love it and you both… love your style and your great stuff online… have bought some cool stuff (mostly jewelry) and check back often… KEEP on keeping ON!

    • Reply Jolie September 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      thanks soooo much janette!!!! sooo glad you’re diggin’ our stuff!!!

  • Reply Barbara September 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    LOVED Indie’s room, love you ladies! JG makes me so happy.

  • Reply Nancy Wilkins September 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Not only do I love your HGTV show and fresh ideas…I love the humor in your blogs as well…That moving gang I bet had NO idea what they got themselves into with you two leading the way!! LOL See you Warrenton!! Keep on Junkin!!!

  • Reply Christy Floyd September 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Inspiration is not even the tip of what the two of you and your team of Gypsies are to many people around this big OLE world ! Thank you for being true to yourself and pushing the limits. WE need more women that add some sparkle to the world like you two!!! AND I can’t wait for some more JUNK GYPSY on HGTV!!! #everyoneneedsmorejunk 🙂

  • Reply Shelly Kloet September 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I’m with Angela, love the LR, but show us the rest of the house! 😉

  • Reply Randee September 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Love this lil punk house. Y’all so inspire me to try to create greatness outa junk. I’ve inherited my grandpa’s old general store. It used to be his business back in the 20’s and 30’s. Now it’s a storage place for us but there’s tons of his old stuff out there from back in the day. I wish y’all could head up to e. TX and point me in the right direction on junkin’. Up the old store. I got to meet Archie at the end of June at a baby shower up here. I love yalls junkin’ skills and taste. Hope to see more on HGTV!

  • Reply Charlotte September 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I love your show and enjoyed watching the living room redo. I ordered a T-shirt and wear it proudly.

  • Reply Laura Higgins September 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    HoME iS WHeRe the HeARt IS. Sweet story of rebirth for a little cottage that will make such a fine home for Gypsy Amie and dear little Indie.

  • Reply tHERESA-gARDEN aNTQS vINTAGE September 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Love this! And I loved the episode too. Have I told y’all how much I’m going to miss seeing you during Antique Week, but I’ll definately be down to see you. I loved the army guys too.

  • Reply Holly wall September 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I always thought each of your family members were so special when y’all lived down the street from us here in Overton. Jolie and Amie have only gotten more beautiful. For those who don’t know them personally, please know that what you see is just what you get, the real deal. I am so proud of you all. Even more though, I am proud that OTHER folks understand that real folks are fun, creative and beautiful. You don’t have to live like a Hollywood star to be happy, creative and fun!! Live on Junk Gypsies and may you flourish and grow!!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      thank you so much holly. . . we dearly miss overton and all the good people there that made our childhood so wonderful! much love from us to you . . . xoxoxo!

  • Reply Deb September 5, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I LOVE your show and love your quilt jacket. It’s so cute !!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      thank you deb!!! that quilt jacket came from a thrift store in sun valley, idaho about 15 years ago! i’ve been lovin’ it ever since! XOXoxo, amie

  • Reply Toni September 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I love your show and I have been repurposing and making things out of junk for as long as I can remember now we call it gypsified when I finish a new project!! Keep on junkin from your soul sista up north!!

  • Reply Stephanie September 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    LOVE the corbels and the awning – SWEET!

  • Reply Susan September 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Loved the show of your cottage and all the others also! Looking forward to more seasons to come!:)

  • Reply Amanda September 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I live up the road in Brenham but have never been to “Junk Gypsy” yet. I love the living room redo(want to see more of the house) and your parents house also. I hope y’all will continue on HGTV. Love Love the show! But i want to see y’all in person! We love Miranda Lambert also, and the T’s she wears(need to get me some)

  • Reply Tammy September 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Loved loved the HGTV shows! Hope there is more to come. Y’all sinspired me so much that on a trip to Austin a few weeks back I found a great architectural salvage store, bought an old red chipped door that used to be in a house in Austin. We tied it to the roof of my Jeep and rode back to Houston! My sweet husband hung it on the wall above the sofa as a new piece of art! Go JG!!! Love you gals.

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      tammy!! 🙂 it sounds like you found the perfect “art” for your house! LONG LIVE JUNK! xoxooo!

  • Reply Diane September 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I think what you have done with the little house is awesome. It would be so much fun to do this.
    I have purchased a few of your shirts, and I too, wear them proudly. Was in Dallas this last weekend, and was wearing my cleanest dirty shirt and had a guy comment about it. You guys rock!!!!

  • Reply Lynda September 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Love the house!!! I love what you two do so much that I have started “junkin” myself. I even have my husband helping me when he’s home…. I grew up in Texas and moved away in 1986 and there is nothing like Texas… really miss it….I love your show on HGTV and hope y’all will have more on soon…. Will be in Texas in October and hope to get to come for the Zapp Antique Show… Happy Junkin!!!!!

  • Reply Brooke September 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I can’t wait for more shows!! LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  • Reply Mike Zellner September 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    You girls are just too cute…! :0)
    Hope things are going your way every day!
    Keep smiling ladies……!
    Have a great day!

  • Reply cindy jo hart September 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hay girls I want to know when you’re coming to the pacific northwest to bring me some texas ideas that will work foe me love what you do happy trails cindy

  • Reply Donna Hobbs Conner September 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I am a lifetime junker who has dragged stuff home tied to cars, trucks, and have even seen my husband and his best friend move a chicken house! Your shows are magic and I hope HGTV has sense enough to keep you on. Your family and your ideas link art and history. It’s such a delicious combination. Thanks.

  • Reply karley hardin September 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    so stinkin’ cute ya’ll! ya’ll even wound up with the cutest house-moving trucker ever made! good luck on the rest of the house, it’s no doubt going to turn out awesome!

  • Reply Scarlett Fiona Reed September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    That porch is too damn good! I love the trim on the bottom of the windows too. If you’re showing your friends around the compound during antiques week I’d love to see what else you’ve done!

  • Reply Tracy September 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Love it, so neat to see the house in the before state, then the after. Great job! Now, y’all need to come to Alabama and do some work in our old 1921 house. 🙂
    Tracy

  • Reply Shannon September 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Keep it up sistas – the world needs so much more of your joy of life!!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      thank you shannon . . . much love from round top!

  • Reply Roxanne September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Watch your show on HGTV and live about a mile from you, but would love to know where the house came from. It had to be north of Round Top somewhere, but was it close??? Keep up the good work…love what you do.

  • Reply Cheryl Haener September 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I am so all about The Junk Gypsy’s…..I have the article that HGTV magazine did on you gals hanging up next to my computer at work….such inspiration. It is my dream to have an old barn/building moved onto our property (11 acres), and have you two “Junk Gypsy” it out for me, to use as a creative workspace, and location for my vintage business…(my very new….still getting it going… new business) I live on a dirt road in the outskirts of Monroe County, in Petersburg, MI……..maybe someday…..this dream will never die!!!!!!! Love you gals!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      long live dreams . . and dirtroads! maybe one o’ these days we will make it down that dirtroad of yours. . . til then . . happy dreamin! xoxo, amie

  • Reply country design home September 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Love the junk gypsy style! You girls are such an inspiration!!

  • Reply Anne Lorys-Fiona and Twig September 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Our home has the same story to tell!
    We live in a 102 year old Victorian farmhouse that was relocated just outside the city limits of Fredericksburg, Texas.

    We love it as much as you love your beautiful gem of a home!

    All the best,
    Anne

  • Reply Cathy Guess September 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I sooooo love your lil pink house, and infact that was one of my favorite HGTV episodes!!! Can’t wait to see ya’ll in a few weeks in Round top and so hope your store will be open!!!
    Hugs an Junkin luv to ya……..Cathy

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      xoxoxo cathy!!! we will be lookin’ for ya! antiques week is right around the corner!!! 🙂 Xoxoxo amie

  • Reply Tammy in Ca September 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    AWESOME JOB!!!!!!!! I just love your show. I wish HGTV would have it on more . The old ball and chain and I plan to move to Mo. in the next 5 yrs we need ya’ll to come junk up my new house!!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Allison A. September 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    My 5 yr old daughter just fell out of my lap when she saw the house. She said it was beautiful and looked like a real dollhouse for real people. I gotta say, I totally agree! I love the house and the fact y’all rescued it from a field and turned it into home. Great job as always ladies!

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      thank you so much allison! please tell your daughter thanks for watchin’ the show with her mama! 🙂 XOXOxo from us to yall!

  • Reply Leena Lanteigne September 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I saw the episode where y’all decorated the living room – loved it! Fun to see how the house got moved. That always fascinates me! I’ve seen it done around here a couple of time and it’s an amazing feat! Happy Home Amie and Indie! May you enjoy many many happy, loving and fun-filled years in your little pink house (LOVE PINK!)
    xoxo, Leena

  • Reply Laurie holmes September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    ohhh LORD.. I love those guy’s where can I find one….??!!! just kidding… sweet story

  • Reply Dee Batis September 6, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I’ve been going through JG withdrawals for several weeks now ~ where have you been? I soooo hope you’ll be back on HGTV again soon. JG is one of my favorite shows! Loved this episode & thanks for posting the story of the move. I, too, want to see the whole house. I record & save each episode to share with friends & re~watch! You gals are the best! If you ever come to California, please stop by & put your magic touch on my place!!! Much love!!!

  • Reply Monica September 6, 2012 at 2:09 am

    LOVE it! Yalls show has totally inspired my mother in law and I ..We are having such a blast talking about yalls ideas, and attempting being junk gypsies our selves! So from us down here in TEXAS CITY… A big ol’ thank you, and great job! Can’t wait for next season.!!!

  • Reply ByLightOfMoon September 6, 2012 at 7:51 am

    How neat to see your new home moving down the road coming to you! And awesome, what you have done with it. I remember the episode on HGTV “Junk Gypsies” where you decorated it.

    I just love watching you girls and your families grow!
    Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

  • Reply Rene' Foust September 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Love it love it love it!!! And I love the show too…can’t wait for the next season. I hope to see you guys at the fall antique show this year. I can’t wait another check on the bucket list. Oh and are you hosting the promorama this time?

  • Reply Boss Lady September 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    It is such a cutie patootie!!!!!!

  • Reply Heather September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I have loved watching you ladies over the years grow in your business! I’ve been a follower since Miranda Lambert first came out wearing your MAMA TRIED tank top. I bought one of my own and wore it until it practically fell apart. Lawd, that was what, over seven years ago!? Anyway, I love what you do and you’ve inspired me to do a little junkin’ of my own over the last several months. Visiting your place is on my bucket list.. whenever I make it to Texas! (:

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      heather . . thank you for hangin’ in there with us all these years!!! that kerosene video is STILL our fav! COME SEE us for our grand opening! 🙂

  • Reply KC September 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Moving a house (in Texas) can cost you an arm and a leg – usually twice as much as the home to be moved costs. We are in Brenham on acreage and have looked at several homes to be moved to our property for projects/guest houses for Round Top Weekends…I will check with Hana Bros. to see if they are any more reasonable on the costs…

    • Reply Amie September 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      KC . . call the KANA BROS . . they are THE BEST! it was a great experience for us! and it only cost us $4500 to move the house. . of course it’s small though! 🙂 good luck!!!

  • Reply Coolerlady September 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Only recently introduced to your show.. love it. Became the perfect answer when my kids tell me to get rid of some of “my stuff”

  • Reply Liz September 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Love the house! Saw the episode! What a great way to find a house!

  • Reply Adil Ahmed September 7, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful work. Way to go

  • Reply Delisa Anthony September 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    So happy for itunes…..NO HGTV for us here in Stavanger Norway! Im going to get it :0)

  • Reply Barbara Joslin September 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I do not find your show often but love it when I do. Especially great these days with all the super rich realtor shows, million $ rooms & all that crap that very few can relate to. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Ginny Sims September 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    What a great house~~~I need to get me one! I moved from the Canton, TX area up to Maryland last year and have been so homesick. Seeing your show on HGTV and browsing through your store has helped me to stay connected. THANKS! Aime…I have 5, yes 5, quilt jackets that I had made for me 20 years ago and I love every one of mine too. Ya’ll keep truckin’…..and junkin” and enjoy the new house!!Peace, ladies!

  • Reply Ginny September 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    fav quote of this bLoG … “because she is a PROFESSIONAL”!!! made me LoL!!! <3 yall long time. G

  • Reply Weekend CowgirlCowgirl September 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I saw the episode and the house turned out simply precious! If only I could make my little farm house look like that!

  • Reply Kim Whitley-Gaynor September 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    LOVE the fact that you saved this old place. Also, I adore the corbels on the house. They’re WONDERFUL!

  • Reply Lisa October 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    If only we had the great buys you girls find – here in California. thre aren’t many of those. I would have squealed with complete delight if I found that ship and for $50!!! I think it may be time to hook up a Uhaul and do some junk travelin’!

  • Reply Jenn October 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hello junk gypsies. I just watched your show for the first time last night and fell in love. I am a mother of three boys and one beautiful little lady. I can’t stop thinking of the angle wings that you decorated the pink house with. I want/need these for my little girls room. Any idea where I can find a pair?

  • Reply Heather October 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Hi yaw!! Just wanted to say that I aspire to be as funky cool as you folks! Love the compound! That’s the way families should be. I just found you guys, missed the whole HGTV thing earlier, but I caught the new one and bought the whole last season on I-tunes!! Love you guys!! Keep on Keepin’ on!

  • Reply Scott Stephens November 8, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Thank you so much for having us. Johnny and I had a great time at the photo shoot. Your new shop is wonderful, but most importantly you and your employees were just great people. Best of luck to you guys and I hope to see you again!
    Scott

  • Reply Sarah November 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    This house looks just like my Granny’s house in Overton. I love your show!

  • Reply Kimberley Fowler July 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love y’all show! My family and I just moved into my parents old farm house and would love to get some information for y’all to come help me with my family room ! We live in Oklahoma !!!

  • Reply Steph April 13, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Looks like one hell of a move!

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