You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.
Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013.
Fasten your seatbelt… this stuff will make you laugh and cry. And hopefully even learn something!
Click here for all of —> January
This industrial take on curtains polished off the ‘spare room photo studio’!
Click here for all of —> February
My church asked me for a bulletin board. So upon gathering a whole bunch of nothings, this 6 foot tall board cost me a whoppin’ $2. For the burlap sand bags. I did not submit the bill for expenses this round.
All it takes to make these delicious pancakes is an egg and a banana. The end.
Click here for all of —> March
Because it worked.
One of the most asked questions I get is what template my blog is from. It isn’t. It’s completely custom designed and built. This post explains who, what, when, where and why.
And THIS post shows the reaction once it went live.
The best day ever was when I discovered this farm 10 minutes from me. Barns and barns and BARNS filled to the brim with life long collections. You won’t believe your eyes.
Click here for all of —> April
The perfect little portable garden!
Click here for all of —> May
I was there. I stayed in this home. How could this post NOT be a raging success with the beautiful subject matter at hand?! This photo heavy tour is a MUST SEE.
This biggest hit for 2013 didn’t even require pounding a pallet up for change! It really was a breeze to make and we loved it all summer long.
This post is my #2 all TIME most popular post, having been pinned over 200k times.
Click here for all of —> June
One of my most popular posts to date.
Click here for all of —> July
No building required! The hardest part was levelling the ground.
I needed screens to keep the cats inside the house, but didn’t want to pay a fortune. So I invented my own way… and it worked with cheap $35 prebuilt doors!
Come and visit my little patio sanctuary with my junk styled planters! With not a dead petal in sight.
What transpired when I allowed the grapevines to go wild on the shed… and what it meant to me.
Click here for all of —> August
Take an AMAZING tour of a sweet cottage totally decked out with just thrift store finds! Jaw dropping gorgeous. It’s way more than what you could ever think right now.
This entire road trip transpired through a miracle and led to a story based series. This is what happened when an online addict and gamer both head far, far away to a little cottage with no wifi. And what became of it. Read the entire 7 part series HERE.
Click here for all of —> September
What to do with too tiny bathroom cabinets. The 3rd one is a photographer’s dream… check it out!
Best thing we ever did! I need to make another so we each have one now.
Another best thing we ever did! The hidden storage is amazing.
If you love reclaimed pieces in a garden, this little tour is a must see. Taken when I was on my little weekend getaway at Hope, BC Canada.
We ran out of room… so we went UP!
Click here for all of —> October
I was on the hunt for junk, and all pointing fingers led me to this place. Extreme doesn’t cut it. You’re in for one wild ride… watch your step…
If you’re tired of standard kitchen cabs, this temporary junk fix could be for you!
It’s a mouthful, but man oh man, is it a lamp and a half!
Also includes Part 2 / how to wire it.
Also includes a kitty that didn’t stay put for long…
Click here for all of —> November
It’s really rustic, and REALLY easy!
Works great, and is good and junky! #WIN
Click here for all of —> December
12 Days of Christmas Junk – complete collection of Funky Junk’s 2013 Christmas
If you desire a different twist to Christmas, this would be your tour… it’s one of my most popular posts to date.
An explosion of rustic goodness caught in the middle of a big, fluffy snow dump!
A Year of Inspiring Posts
My little girl was always hanging off the back of my office chair while I blogged, so one day I took a photoshoot of her. I’m so glad I did. 4 months later she was no longer with us. Don’t delay these special opportunities!
I knew nothing. So one day I picked up a drill. This is a story of how that one little drill turned into so much more. The success of this post completely threw me off guard.
I felt lousy one day so I forced myself to take a walk. It was then that I realized we all have the means to feel AMAZING every single day with these oh so very simple habits.
You came to my rescue 190 comments later when my sweet little Teddy passed on. The video was taken the day before in her favourite spot by the creek out back. Trust your gut during these times… make it special. This one’s a tear jerker but worth it if you can get through it.
I don’t love my house. Does that shock you? Here’s how I made it my own regardless of what the structure itself looks like.
A stray cat came to pay me a visit. But when I found the owners, I internally panicked! So we went shopping to ‘look’. And came home with TWO! Here’s the story along with 100+ comments! And here’s a post with their first official photo shoot. When they aren’t running full speed.
I was about to go camping but my door died. Which made me nearly die. So I bit the bullet and did something I NEVER thought I could do against other’s advice. Glad I didn’t listen! 73 comments agree.
Want change? Then YOU must change… or morph.
This post is a must read if you feel ‘stuck’ in life. Here’s how to get out of that rut.
A junker gets into a sign magazine?! Ahhh… but there’s that loophole you see…
I’ve been there. Penniless and with no ability. I get it. But did you know you can end that?
I spell out the reason why I’m no longer going without in life. This post will leave you BREATHLESS. And eager to do more.
Old posts still on fire
VERY popular older posts that continue to stand the test of time…
Do this and your flowerbeds will look like you paid a fortune to have them pro done. Well worth the effort! I’m still so surprised this post continues to be #1! Above all of them. ALL. Maybe I should have been a gardener?!
Is it truly safe to use? How can you tell? I tell all here.
This method uses decals as stencils. One of the first DIY old sign tutorials on the web.
How something so simple became so popular I have no idea.
This is a (my) story about how I had to lose everything in order to get everything my heart truly desired. All because of one prayer.
Warning… it may make you cry.
Thanks so very much for coming along for this junk ride! Here’s to an even wilder 2014!