Living (close to) a Cabin Life with bathroom storage ideas

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 Yesterday I spent a day at the beach. It was so nice to sit on a chair, with a mocha frappucino in hand, facing the gorgeous water and mountains, with the sound of the waves lapping along the shore. I even did a little junk’in at Rusty’s again… (more on my day soon!) And that’s when […]

6 – Why you need to visit Paia, and other Maui tips

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This weekend I tried something new. Many years ago I use to frequent auctions. A kind reader (thanks Louise!) just emailed me the other day to ask if I’d ever been to the auction house in my own town. I hadn’t!  It was a LONG day. I did get some stuff, but the thing I’m most […]

PJ 253 – upcycled trays

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  Welcome to Party Junk 253 – upcycled trays Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with upcycled trays! I LOVE TRAYS! They are productive,  make great centrepieces, and save table tops acting as a huge coaster. And they are super easy to make out of nearly anything flat. Just […]

Learn it, buy it, make it! and an update

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“Where did you find that? “Where can I buy it? “Where’s your store? As many times that I’ve created a project, I get asked at least that many times if not more where one can find the stuff I use to create with. Or if I sell it. There’s never been an easy answer because so much […]

Junk for sale, with a toolbox workshop at Crafty Affaire

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Awhile back, Ginna from Crafty Affaire asked if I’d be interested in hosting a workshop at her vintage show. Right in my home town! I loved the idea! So we began to brainstorm. What Ginna desired me to do was host a free seminar for anyone that wanted to learn how to build a reclaimed […]

A milk painted pallet wood tray in tricycle

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When a friend asked if I’d custom make her a red tray, I kinda sorda listened. She requested that it be around 18″ x 18″. So going through my stash of pallet wood, I came close and dry fit the above together. I never worry about the wood being too rustic. Using a good palm sander […]

PJ 252 – All about pallets

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  Welcome to Party Junk 252 - All About Pallets Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to a special edition of Party Junk, celebrating All About Pallets! Most of you know by now my love for the stuff. It isn’t so much about the pallet itself… it’s about the weathered wood. […]

My last truck

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Today was a rather big day. It started like any other… I just went to work, and then came home again.But what made today different was, I gave notice. I just signed and striped my last truck. Out of fire trucks alone, this was #500. For one client.I’ve been in the sign biz for 22ish years and […]

How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist

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When I was looking for furniture to marry my upcycled take on the world, it just wasn’t happening. There was nothing out there that could execute my love for reclaimed. So I took it upon myself to make it happen. Here is how to marry high tech with an upcycled twist. Funky Junk style.  Sawhorse ladder […]

PJ 251 – upcycled DIY projects

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Welcome to Party Junk 251 - an Upcycled DIY projects party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to yet another upcycled link party. I can’t believe how fast these weeks fly by. Since this one went by so fast, I didn’t have time to create a theme, so I’ll be filling up this […]

Sunsets and sand at Papakea Resort – 5

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When on our Maui vacation, our wonderful place at Napili Point was coming to an end. But our holiday wasn’t over yet. We just needed to relocate to our next stop. Our stay at the Papakea Resort is very different from the smaller condo we were at. I admit there was an adjustment period. But it was […]

A new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed

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Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour. It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! […]

PJ 250 – repurposed shutters

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Welcome to Party Junk 250 - Repurposed Shutters Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend once again everyone! Welcome to another upcycled party where you get to show what you’ve made! So… shutters! Repurposed shutters are easy to work with. You can just hang them up and they will add character galore, or […]

The best way to snorkel and snuba while on Molokini – 4

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Lest you think my blog is about to turn into All About Maui Inc., I promise you, it isn’t. Unless I move there of course. No plans as of yet, so I think you’re all safe. Since coming back from our Maui vacation, it’s been a little rocky getting back on schedule. I think I finally experienced […]

A real rainforest experience at Iao Valley – 3

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When we booked our trip for Maui, I sorda knew what was ahead. I’ve been there a few times before, but after 15 years, and me running the show this round, I wasn’t sure how brave I’d be. In other words, how adventurous would I be capable of? Would I take in the (somewhat expensive) […]