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"It helps keep the landfill free of stuff," says Kark, who restores the antiques and junk yard finds with Faulkner.
She met Kark 13 years and bonded over a similar interest in all things old.
"It's nice to know where it's come from, what they used it for," says Kark, reminiscing about a stool she got from an old barn that was built by a man for his wife to make it easier for her to milk cows.
Together the pair have been collected farmhouse treasures during road trips to Spokane, checked out numerous garage sales and rooted through many piles of "wonderful Men Wallet Prada
The friends have a penchant for things that are rusty, dented, roughed up and well loved.
Lots of treasures in Olde Farmhouse
One man's trash is another man's treasure. That's an adage Leah Faulkner and Barb Kark take to heart.
People would come over and ask where we got this, says Faulkner, who has a soft spot for old cupboards.
"A lot of the times you grab stuff and you don't know what you'll end up using it for," explains Faulkner, who often transforms items into something completely differently from what they were originally built for. She's turned a mirror into a chalkboard and used antique door knobs as hook to hang jewelry on.
funky junk" left on the side of the road.
be a full time job they are constantly looking for something new, or rather old.
dumped on the side of the road, Faulkner says with a laugh.
They've also hooked their husbands, in laws and siblings into junking and don't hesitate to send them out on shopping missions.
"Ninety per cent of the time people are only too happy to get rid of it."
"We'll take it off your hands," says Kark, who doesn't hesitate to knock on the door of a stranger if she spots something she likes discarded in a yard.
Faulkner got her junking bug from her mother in law Bertie while living in Manitoba.
Both say there's something special about owning an item be it a chair, cupboard, lamp shade or bowl that's been used by someone else.
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It was a trip that cemented their friendship, an outing that sparked many annual "junking journeys" to source wonderful collectibles, unique primitives and vintage items.
After filling their homes Prada Fairy Bag Replica with stuff for over a decade, Faulkner and Kark decided to turn their hobby into a business a year ago, christened The Olde Farmhouse.
The weekend after they met, Faulkner and Kark went to the Cloverdale flea market.
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