Funky Junk’s Top 10 2012 projects +

Personal Top 2012 JUNK Projects and Greatest Hits year end recap via Funky Junk Interiors

2012 was one very junky year indeed. It was a blast creating these projects, but you made them even more fun by enjoying, commenting on and sharing them. Thank-you so very much!And here they are. My top 10 2012 projects, plus some greatest hits that continued to be a hit this past year.

#1 - How to edge flowerbeds like a pro - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

#1. – How to edge flowerbeds like a pro

One hot summer day, I took my camera outside while doing my ‘boring yard work’. This post became my #1 hit.

#2 - Create a pallet wood walkway for the garden - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

#2. – pallet walkway revisited

Desperate for a new walkway, this brainstorm came one day and it was finished before the night was out. Fast, easy, and super productive!

#3 - Make toilet paper crate storage - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#3. – toilet paper crate storage

This crate on a wall was nothing to write home about until I added a plate… and toilet paper. Then it went KABOOM. Isn’t the power of toilet paper amazing?

#4 - Create a pallet wood closet wall - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#4 . – Create a pallet wood closet wall

My lazy ways of not liking to hang up my clothes resulted in a popular reclaimed lumber wall complete with hooks galore.

#5 - Make coffee bean bag window shades - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

#5. – Coffee bean bag window shades

What I thought was a failed magazine admission attempt was a hit on the blog. Who knew.

#6 - Stencil Route 66 on a cupboard - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#6. – Route 66 cupboard

Adding a cool design to a prebuilt cabinet dramatically changed the whole thing. It became a highly copied little number.

#7 - Garden art with junk - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

#7. – Creating garden art with junk

Plants just go better with junk. Many others thought so too.

#8 - Make a pallet wood coffee table - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#8. – Pallet wood coffee table

I wanted a coffee table with my style attached. I think this did it.

#9 - How to decorate a junk styled mantel - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#9. – How to decorate a junk styled mantel

Gettin’ junky on the mantel was never so… junky.

#10 - Decorate a bedroom with messy linens - via Funky Junk Interiors (click here for the rest of the top 2012 lineup)

 

#10. – Decorate a bedroom with messy linens

This is what happens when you keep buying sheets that don’t fit your bed.

Older top contenders in 2012

Parade of Homes Full Home Tour via Funky Junk Interiors

 

parade of homes full home tour

A full home tour that could use a little updating!

All you ever wanted to know about pallet wood - via Funky Junk Interiors

Everything you ever wanted to know about pallet wood

Crazy ridiculously popular post. Glad to help!

How to make old signs - via Funky Junk Interiors

 

how I make old signs

One day I might even finish the full blown ebook… gah!! I’m on it! Still one of the highest ranking posts ever.

Outdoor pallet wood sofa - via Funky Junk Interiors

pallet sofa reveal

So glad so many loved this post! So did Cottages and Bungalows – yup, it was published! And also won a Canada wide recycling challenge!

 

how I built the pallet sofa

The how to edition is right behind the reveal.

Old crate styled stairway - via Funky Junk Interiors

 

crate stairs

My little rockstar stairs will never die it appears. They’re going to make a main feature in a magazine this spring too!

2011 Christmas Junk full Hometour via Funky Junk Interiors

 

2011 xmas tour

My last year’s home tour is still alive and well.

Top 10 blog / website referrers in 2012

Saved by Love Creations – 50 wood pallet projects

HomeTalk

Miss Mustard Seed

Apartment Therapy

Thrifty Decor Chick

Shanty 2 Chic

Knock Off Decor

Beyond the Picket Fence

Roadkill Rescue

Nesting Place

Thank-you everyone, for such an amazing year!

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  1. all great creative projects. You deserve every acknowledgment you receive.
    I tried to do the edging last year following your instructions. mine turned out OK and hopefully it’ll look more like yours when I try this spring. thanks for the step by step instructions.
    Happy New Year

  2. You have an awesome talent and thank you for sharing. My 9 year old nephew was especially excited about the old wood sign I made him for Christmas thanks to your directions. Again, thank you for sharing your wonderful projects and the how-to directions for all of us who love to create but lack the imagination. You are inspiring!

  3. Your projects are fun and inspiring. I love the stairs the most, but I don’t have stairs but could use the inspiration for something else. I plan to copy your Route 66 cupboard one of these days.
    Happy New year Donna to you and your Son.
    Looking forward to lots more fun junky projects in 2013.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  4. You’re a superstar in my book!! Thank you so much for all your fab ideas, Happy 2013 to you and yours can’t wait to see what you have instore for us xxxx

  5. What an amazing talent you have! So many great projects using all the re-claimed wood. Love, love, love your style! I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2013. ~ Jamie

  6. You are a girl after my own heart! This used to be my favorite way to relax and unwind! After having my children, I have put my creativity on the back burner! Thank you for lighting that crafting fire in my heart again and get back to one of my ahhhhhh moments! You Go Girlfriend!