How to distress a new shelf into a dumpster find… with a video

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Today was deemed a family day, so I didn’t have time to work on anything home bound. And that doesn’t make for very interesting blog material… Something I’ve learned in the past 31 days of writing so much is to ensure there are pictures stored up, so a new story can emerge any time. I’m […]

And so this is Christmas… flops and all

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Today I worked on my first 2014 Christmas project. It was rather cute! And sorry for the mere peek… I need to make 11 more before December 1st, so I promise if I come up with a surplus, I will start sharing early. Anyway, the one project inspired me to do more. So I started […]

Funky new boarded wall for the laundry room

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Back in the day, whenever someone would be sitting in front of the TV, we’d all be in danger of ‘the laundry basket’. Mom would swoop into the room, plunk a big ‘ol basket full of freshly line dried laundry in front of us, and we knew the drill. But we whined anyway. “I don’t waaaant to fold that! I […]

A bird’s eye view of magnificent Niagara Falls

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Back in the day, my parents took my brother and I to the Ontario region. Mom and Dad were extreme sightseers, and didn’t know the meaning of relaxing when on ‘vacation’. One day in particular, I refused to leave the hotel room one. more. day. NO amount of encouraging worked, no matter how big of a deal the […]

Enter to win a branch handled toolbox kit – giveaway!

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I’ve made no secret about my love in creating with reclaimed wood. And with that, came my funky little wooden toolboxes. 1. branch handled toolbox phone station I love these guys. They are so easy to make, and can do most anything! #2.  Now, if you really look hard at them, they’re actually quite plain. Well… the […]

An easy photography background – cheater board and batten

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A blogger’s busy season is about to fire up with Christmas straight ahead. Remember 12 Days of Christmas last year? That’s happening again! So I’m mulling over 12, easy junk styled Christmas tutorials to whip up. And being that my home is generally a dark cave this time of year, it’s nice to be able to […]

PJ 262 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 262 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall weekend to you! It’s been a busy week, and this link party snuck up on me! No running themes today, let’s wing it with the party, and I’ll highlight some amazing features […]

24 – The little woodworking workshop that could

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It was my first official full blown workshop day since this area got worked on. In other words, I made a ‘real’ mess. It was pouring rain for most of the day. But I didn’t care. I had this lovely overhang to work under for all the sanding. Great view, with a dust free indoors.  […]

A very unjunky laundry room before

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Yep…just another day in a perfect home. You know us decorators… we always have it together… So this picture above? It’s placed here so feeds that display a first picture don’t scare readers away. Yes. Decorator types live in these perfect, magazine worthy homes. Aren’t we fortunate? We even create names for our beloved rooms. Much like a challenge […]

22 – Drilling towards success

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On Tuesday night after dinner, my son suggested we watch Lord of The Rings / The Fellowship of the Ring together. I’ll never turn down a date with my son!  And I certainly didn’t think I’d be posting tonight because of it. That is one, long, intense, but awesome movie! And I saved money, because I won’t […]

Toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy – by complete fluke

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Nothing excites me more than finding super easy fixes for things I need. Since I’m still putzing around in the workshop, this toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy is exactly what I needed! LOVE it when stuff like this just happens. By fluke. You caught that this was a toolbox, right? HILARIOUS how my little reclaimed wood toolboxes […]

20 – what it took to make the final jump into blog land

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After leaving my dayjob HERE, I promised I’d update you on how I finally made the final jump into blogland. I say this like I know what I’m talking about. But I kinda don’t. I only quit in September, so the full wrath of it all hasn’t hit yet. (How I worked up to quitting is […]

Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

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I cut myself a deal. Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be: #1. Unique. #2. Super easy to make for others to copy. #3. Hopefully, quite possibly free. #4. Very me. And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet […]

18 – Rejoice! You are who you are.

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While waiting for our regular Friday night pizza delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the workshop and work on a new project. It was a drizzly night, but that didn’t matter. With lights blazing, I opened the back and main garage door so I could take in the fresh air and hear the […]

PJ 261 – Salvaged Fall Decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 261 – 70+ Salvaged Fall Decorating Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall day to you! We are in the midst of rain season, so we just may be finished mowing the lawn. I’m replacing Fall with JOY. Anyway, with all these fabulous fall ideas […]