Amie and Jolie Sikes book Junk Gypsy: Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder and Wander is American Pickers meets House of Style; it’s innovation and tradition; it’s the collaboration of spunk and spontaneity.  Junk Gypsy is a book that combines the repurposing of items found at flea markets and antique stores with a fun, flirty western flair.  Packed with unique decorating tips from transforming a wheel well from a ’57 Chevy into a bench to up-cycling a tattered lampshade into a glitter feather chandelier, this inspiring title is an invaluable resource.  The Junk Gypsy’s have a keen eye for thrifty style and they don’t scrimp on the fringe.  Their book include chapters on the use of vinyls and velvet, vintage signs, and the transformation of Country Music stars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.  The numerous photographs are exceptional and add to the flavor and enjoyment of the title.  The great pictures help ensure that readers will be able to easily follow along with the DIY projects whether it be building a table from a tree stump or distressing jeans.  The way the book is bound makes it easy to use as well; it lies open to the page you are using.  This essential book is just as enticing for the casual browser as it is for the professional interior decorator.         

Chris Enss is the COWGIRL Book Editor, and a New York Times Bestselling author who writes about women of the Old West. For more stories about these wild women, visit for more information on her books.