PJ 256 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 256 - an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend party people! I’m currently in Toronoto, Canada of all places, gearing up for a big weekend at BlogPodium! I can’t wait to tell you all about my adventures upon my return. Until then, the show […]

What truly makes a booth successful

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I have done at least 1 million garage sales. Maybe even 2. But when you cart your stuff off your property into a small temporary booth, it’s a whole different story!  Remember my other posts on all my stuff I was bringing HERE and HERE? I knew I was in trouble as soon as I started […]

My little cheater branch and box toolbox

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I was desiring something to put all my cordless drills and palm sanders in for travel. And then it dawned on me… In my little red tray post, I had this grey box. With leftover paint, the box got hit with a little new colour. I didn’t know what to do with the box at first, […]

PJ 255 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 255 - an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend junkers!  This week was one crazy busy week with prep for the Crafty Affaire market in the works. Yesterday was spent pricing, packing and then realizing my truck wasn’t big enough by a LONG shot. The borrowing […]

Cleaning up and clearing out for bigger and better

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An unexpected happening transpired downstairs in the neglected basement. My photo studio has taken on a new look of late. Last Sunday, I had great intentions on getting up EARLY and heading out to the flea market again to curate more junky goodness for this weekend’s market I’ll be a part of. But… something held […]

The perfect little red pallet wood tray

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Remember the Market tray story I told you about? I was to create a red tray, but I took the ‘red’ a little too far and created THIS instead. Cute… but not what was ordered. I debated painting over it, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I honestly thought the red paint overtop wouldn’t […]

Reclaimed wood number coasters for serious coffee drinker junkers

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With the quick approach of Crafty Affaire Market and my upcoming booth deal, I’ve been busy behind the scenes gathering all kinds of stuff. While I was creating a few new yardstick coasters for the sale (you can see them HERE), I had a little design brainstorm I had to try out. Serious reclaimed wood number […]

Forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder

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It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder. This is what I had moments before. You might say I forgot to care for this bucket of flowers. So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in […]

PJ 254 – salvaged summer decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 254 - salvaged summer decorating Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with salvaged summer decorating! Wow, was that a fast summer or what? School begins next week in our region so that signals a shift of sorts for most… time to get back on some […]

How to survive an antique auction

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So, on the weekend, I went to an antique auction! It’s been YEARS since I sat in the sidelines, white knuckling my number as my favourite page came up in the roster. I’m not sure if I adore the process or not, but I hung in there, because some things just needed to come home […]

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 […]