When New York visits Oh Canada

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So, what happens when you get delightful visitors all the way from New York for just a few mere hours? When New York visits Oh Canada, you invite them over of course! And ham it up for the camera.  We chose the bedroom with it’s funky ladder sidetable and pipe handled tray because this room […]

Junkers Unite with a stepladder side table

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to yet another riveting Junkers United, where 11 junkers gather ’round to show you what they’ve made out of… you guessed it… junk! If you’re new here, I’m Donna, a self proclaimed junkaholic and welcome to my little junk haunt where I share everything from rusty stuff, to things I rust […]

PJ 234 – reclaimed wood projects 2014

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 Welcome to Party Junk 234 – reclaimed wood projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone! Ready for my most favourite topic ever? Let’s talk about reclaimed wood projects!   Soda Crate Tray / Bliss Ranch Bliss landed this little crate for a buck. She then added shims to the sides and […]

3 days of junk shopping #1 Harrison Hot Springs

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Welcome to 3 days of junk shopping! #1 – Harrison Hot Springs. Being that last weekend was my birthday (thanks for all the bday wishes you shared HERE), our out of the country plans didn’t transpire due to a change in weather. But I knew I wanted to spend my weekend having something to do […]

Springing up the bedroom with a pipe handled bed tray

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Every morning, I glance outside, stretch, then reach for my iPhone. Checking the time, I quickly scroll through a few quick things online, then begin my day. But every evening, I always wish I had my laptop nearby.   But with nothing to put it on, I’ve never bothered… until now!   Springing up the […]

Getting older musings from a rusty birthday junker

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rusty gear candle votive This past weekend was my birthday. And that meant making some plans. Fun plans! Plans to take us out of town, into the states. Well, the weather turned. And I didn’t really desire to shiver outdoors in the rain while taking in new sights, so we’ll reserve that trip for a […]

PJ 233 – an upcycled link party

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   Welcome to Party Junk 232 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone! And yet another happy upcoming weekend to you! It’s been a busy week at the ‘ol dayjob, plus I did some public speaking, as well as attempting to book a little weekend getaway for […]

An impromptu family day in Washington

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“Son, we’re going to the states!” My boy looked at me with the most dismayed look ever. He knows my directionally challenged ways. And he also doesn’t like a whole lotta new and detests getting lost. So we are quite a team when we venture out to places unknown. Sundays are traditionally our family day, […]

PJ 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas

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   Welcome to Party Junk 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific This weekend, kitchens have been on my mind. I’ve done a little updating of my own, and it triggered a need to see what everyone else was up to… Wood crate cupboard  / Knick of Time […]

A new branch handled toolbox organizer by the phone

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  If you were around the blog yesterday, you would have seen all the junk love poured towards my crazy little sawhorse pipe lamps. Thank you so very much for the thumbs up! Totally unexpected! I’ll admit, those lamps indeed dressed the kitchen up a notch. And a few elements seemed to need updating alongside […]

Junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades

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Today’s post is rather special. Or should I say, it was a special gift, which eventually morphed into junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades! Yes. TWO of them! Visit #1 JEN RIZZO HERE! Welcome to those of you from Jen’s house! I’m #2 so here we go! Jen Rizzo is the mastermind behind this […]

PJ 231 – Spring Decor Repurposed

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   Welcome to Party Junk 231 – Spring Decor Repurposed Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific First off, thanks so much for chiming in your opinions on the link party survey last weekend! Most of you loved the themed linkup as well as the generalized one, so no big changes! On we go! […]

How to get through changing seasons

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Today I was working on a DIY… that didn’t go so well. That’s 2 fails this week! Oh dear. Well, I have some work to do with no post to show for it. So I dug into my blog archives to see what I had sitting there and found this one. Not sure why I […]

A gym with a view

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This will quite possibly be the strangest post I’ve put out there yet. But… it’s working, so I felt a need to share it. Ready for a little crazy? Awesome! You SHALL be entertained… guaranteed. Everyone? Meet my gym with a view. Remember when I talked about walking up that hill? Well, walking up and […]

How to make a burlap bow

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When I hosted the Michaels Hometalk Pinterest Party, I was given a little surprise. This beautiful crate of crafts was gifted to me from the Michaels Abbotsford team! Stunned, I took it home and waited until I felt I had the time to super appreciate every little surprise tucked inside. And today was the day. […]