White, bright and a little bit reclaimed wood crazy – workshop update

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Nothing like running two series at the same time. Do I continue my Toronto story, or the dream workshop series? Well, since these photos were edited first, I hope you Toronto fans will forgive me. Because I have been workin’ this workshop thing and it’s looking mighty spiffy! Recap from last post / the curbside tables were ready […]

Country mouse meets big city lights of Toronto – 2

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It took me awhile to come up with the words for this series. So much transpired, it was completely overwhelming. I think you know me well enough by now to realize I can’t possibly write about an experience like this in just one short post. I want to take you with me… so here we […]

PJ 258 – salvaged junk treasures

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  Welcome to Party Junk 258 - an Upcycled Link Party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello my weekend friends! Ready to get another caffeine buzz over some great inspiration? That’s what these make me feel like… Check out these gorgeous highlights from last weekend’s upcycled party…. From dumpster bookshelf to kitchen island / Redoux […]

When Zoe Brown Photography shot the Funky Junk booth

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Remember my first booth experience at The Crafty Affaire Harvest Market? I summoned the amazing help of niece and master photographer, Zoe Brown Photography to document the booth and workshop for publicity reasons. Fact is, I needed some photos of things in action which is something I can’t do. Boy am I glad I can’t. I’m […]

When neglected fall flowers emerge

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Today rolled out in an unexpected way. I had BIG plans to get that dream workshop painted today, but sadly, only got to filling the holes. Where did the day go? While the filler was drying, I turned around outside… and gasped. SHOCK. Did my yard truly look this dreadful?! Oh yes it did. Where have I […]

When sneaky friends and curbside workshop tables team up

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Now that I’m home from my most recent adventures, I have been mulling over what to start working on next. I had thoughts of maybe firing up my dream workshop again. But after quickly building for Crafty Affaire, then dumping my unsold stuff off, then heading to Toronto, then going on that weekend cabin getaway thing, […]

A junk styled file sorter, quirky clock, and cool twine station.

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If you’ve just arrived from In My Own Style, welcome! Junkers, today’s post is extra special and right up your quirk induced alley…  The Painted Fox recently sent 9 DIY bloggers some surprise farm house swag kinda gear in the mail. (their stuff is AMAZINGLY cool with a vintage, farmhouse vibe) And our assignment was to […]

A surprising goldmine at a cabin on the river

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It was right before I left for Toronto. My son was due to go to camp the next weekend so I knew I had to act fast. I searched for a bed and breakfast in the nearby area so I could enjoy a little r&r myself.  Fully expecting to perhaps stay where I stayed last time, […]

PJ 257 – 75+ salvaged old signs

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  Welcome to Party Junk 257 - Salvaged Old Signs Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend party people! I am back from my Toronto trip! And I think the difference in time zones and a hectic schedule are just hitting me now. All at once. So it comes with PERFECT timing that I […]

A curbside metal rack welcomes me home

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Oh my friends… what a weekend I have just come from! My venture to Toronto has come to a close. I will admit, I’m a little overwhelmed in a good way from all that transpired, so I need to sit on all that for a bit before I can start to tell some stories. Just […]

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 […]