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Jul 17

Junk Gypsies Unveil the Wander Inn

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Amie and Jolie Sikes transformed two old bungalows into fabulous inns.

On top of their growing list of projects, the Junk Gypsies undertook opening an inn. Amie and Jolie Sikes purchased two abandoned four-bedroom inns adjacent to the Junk Gypsy store in Round Top, Texas. In tonight’s episode, the Sikes sisters and their family renovate the living space of one of the inns. They’re calling it the Wander Inn, inspired by their plan to make it a destination for traveling “gypsies at heart.”

Sneak Peek: Tour the Wander Inn >>
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Jul 10

The Junk Gypsies Collaborate With Sadie Robertson

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The Junk Gypsies team up with Sadie Robertson to create a T-shirt design for her new clothing line.

Sadie Robertson, daughter of Willie and Korie from A&E’s Duck Dynasty, is starting her own clothing line called ‘Live Original’ and needs some help designing a T-shirt for it. Sadie calls on Junk Gypsies Amie and Jolie Sikes-Smith to transform her inspirations into a T-shirt logo that reflects her personality and the clothing line. Amie and Jolie also surprise Sadie with a “congratulations” present.

Besides Sadie’s project, the Sikes sisters need to create T-shirts for their annual Pasture Ball Game. With only a few days left before Sadie returns to see the design, Amie and Jolie hit the warehouse to find unique junk for the surprise gift, a custom desk made from two antique sewing machines.

Tune in tonight at 9/8c on Great American Country to see the final design of Sadie’s T-shirt!

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Meet the right-hand Gypsy, Archie Allen>>

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Jun 24

Junk Gypsies ‘Great Find’ App Launches on Facebook

Hey, flea market, antique shop and estate sale junkies, want to share your finds with the Junk Gypsies and their fans? Now you can! Show off your upcycled projects on Great American Country’s Facebook pageInstagram or Twitter with the hashtag #junkgypsies.

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Click here to start sharing your finds!

Upload photos of your trash-to-treasure finds via Facebook under “Great Finds” or your personal Instagram or Twitter. Tap into your creative side and share photos of transformed junk or post a pic of your latest flea market score and get refurbishing tips from other users. If you need an excuse to scour antique stores and estate sales, this is your opportunity!

Get inspired by Junk Gypsies’ Upcycled Designs >>

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Amie and Jolie’s tips for salvaging junk >>

Watch all-new episodes of Junk Gypsies on Thursdays at 9/8c, only on Great American Country.  Plus, get the scoop on your chance to Watch & Win $5,000 every week in June. Get Junky With It Sweepstakes >>

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 6/26/14. To enter and for complete details, visit www.gactv.com.

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Jun 19

Under Pressure: See New Additions to the Junk Gypsy Store

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Amie and Jolie Sikes are ready to tackle the junk!

The Junk Gypsy store survived opening week, but not without a few scars. An almost empty store means business is booming, but it also means Amie and Jolie need to go junk hunting again. With only 24 hours to find new pieces, Gypsyfy the junk and redecorate the store, the Gypsies rely on the help of friends and family to get the job done. Archie Allen gave Great American Country a sneak peek yesterday of some “redneck engineering” happening in the Junk Gypsy store.

Finding junk and turning it into unique home decor is what the Junk Gypsies do best. In Thursday’s episode, Amie and Jolie transform a dilapidated dresser into a bathroom vanity, and old, wire lampshades become glittered-feather chandeliers. After a busy 24 hours, the Sikes family relaxes with a campfire under the Texas stars.

Tune in tonight at 9/8c on Great American Country to see if they can pull it off!

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Projects like this lampshade have become bestsellers in the store.

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Meet the Junk Gypsy’s family >>

Visit the Wander Inn >>

Be sure to get the on-air code to enter the Watch & Win ‘Get Junky With It’ Sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000 every Thursday in June, starting at 8/7c. Plus, tweet along with us as you watch the season two premiere using the hashtag #JunkGypsies… you could score some Junk Gypsy swag!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 6/26/14. To enter and for complete details, visit www.gactv.com.

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Jun 7

CMA Fest: Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings Host Friday Night Concert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert‘s good friends, Amie and Jolie Sikes, appeared throughout Friday night’s concert at LP Field to introduce artists and promote season two of Junk Gypsies. Helping the sisters with introductions were Farm Kings brothers Dan and Pete King. Concertgoers caught sneak peeks of the Junk Gypsies’ and Farm Kings‘ upcoming premieres on Great American Country.

The Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings at CMA Fest 2014

Photo by Matt Blair

The Junk Gypsies introduced Miranda Lambert, for whom the Gypsies designed the Pistol Annies logo. The Shelton-Sikes relationship goes deeper than that, though. Blake and Miranda hired the Sikes sisters to design a funky, boho wedding reception in 2011.

Dan and Pete King joined the Sikes sisters and Storme Warren, host of Headline Country and The Collection, to open the show and introduce the evening performers. Later in the night, Dan and Pete gave fans an exclusive look at their new season, starting in August.

Sister network HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, also made appearances to promote the new season of their show, airing June 8 on HGTV.

The new season of Junk Gypsies premieres Thursday, June 12 at 9/8c. Plus, enter for your chance to win $5,000 in our weekly Watch & Win giveaway throughout the month of June, and tune in to the Farm Kings season four premiere on August 14.

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Jun 4

CMA Fest: Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings to Make Special Appearances

The stars of Great American Country’s hit series Junk Gypsies and Farm Kings will co-host the CMA Festival’s Friday night concert at LP Field. Performers will include Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Eric Church.

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Farm Kings Dan and Pete and Junk Gypsies Amie and Jolie Sikes will also join our guests at the CMA Fest Great American Country Breakfast Series to introduce performers and discuss upcoming premieres of their respective shows. The King brothers will be at AT&T Fan Fair X and the HGTV Lodge on Friday, followed by the Sikes sisters on Saturday. 

Social Media Maven Jessica Northey will host the morning concert series. Her weekly #CMchat features celebrity Q&A sessions, Facebook and Twitter discussions and Google+ hangouts. Forbes gave Northey the No. 3 spot on its list of Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers.

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Apr 14

Great American Country Announces Original Series Highway Cowboys and Junk Gypsies

Great American Country Announces Original Series Highway Cowboys and Junk Gypsies

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Great American Country, with its fresh all-American lifestyle positioning, has seen ratings growth of 23 percent among P25-54 viewers versus first quarter last year. Capitalizing on its viewership gains, the network will debut 150 hours of new, original programming in 2014, including the premieres of Highway Cowboys and Junk Gypsies coming in July.

Highway Cowboys, set deep in the wilds of Texas, follows a deadly epidemic sweeping through cattle country. Loose livestock become a lethal threat when they find themselves on the highways and byways of the Lone Star State. It’s life and death, and authorities are turning to the only experts who can handle the job: the Highway Cowboys. The 14 hour-long episodes focus on the brave men tasked with clearing the roads of wild animals. The stakes are high and this job is without question one of America’s dirtiest!

Highway Cowboys is a lively, exciting series that is beautifully shot and features heroic characters,” said Steven Lerner, senior vice president of programming and development for Great American Country, and its sister networks, HGTV and DIY Network. “It celebrates an American way of life that appeals to our viewers, who are hard workers themselves and have strong American values.” Continue Reading

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Jun 28

PHOTOS: Check Out Dierks Bentley’s Renovated Airstream Trailer

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The Junk Gypsies, Jolie and Amie Sikes, join Dierks on the sofa in the renovated Airsteam. Photo by Sarah Wilson/Getty Images. © 2011, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dierks Bentley likes vintage things. He famously duct tapes his well-worn boots before each show; his tour bus recently tripped one million miles; and he still drives around in the same truck he had when he moved to Nashville. So when he purchased a vintage Airstream trailer, he went straight to some of the best “junkers” in the business, Amie and Jolie Sikes, known as the Junk Gypsies, to renovate the unit with their signature vintage flair.

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Since Dierks was on tour, he held a video chat with the Junk Gypsies to give them an idea of what he wanted. Amie and Jolie then headed out in search of the perfect ‘junk’ pieces to make Dierks’ vision come to life. Among their finds was an old church pew they sawed in half to use as seating and vintage music posters used to make a table top.

A stop at Bediko’s in Round Top, Texas — where metal artist and fellow junker Kwaku Bediko lives and works — led them to a motorcycle gas tank, which Kwaku helped them convert  into wall sconces to include Dierks’ love of motorcycles. They had him add metal wings to the tank sconces in honor of Dierks’ wife’s favorite song, “Sharp Cutting Wings”, by Lucinda Williams. Continue Reading

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