Make an instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters

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 With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze. But I was missing one thing. While I made a handy little crate side table with a tray top, it wasn’t really perfect for say… a laptop. Being that I had two pallet sofas, another table […]

PJ 245 – upcycled old crate projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 245 – Upcycled Old Crate Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Why Upcycled Old Crate Projects Being that my newest build this week was all about a lowly little crate, I was hugely reminded how valuable these guys are. Upcycled crates are one of my alltime fav things to […]

If it weren’t for those ever reliable perennials in bloom…

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Today we had this amazing, overcast but super warm and humid day.   I was out shopping and once I hit the tarmac, it felt like I stepped into hot jello and transported into the South! I love weather like this because it isn’t’ all that common on the West coast. And thank goodness our vegetable garden […]

Our pick a room-one room easy cleanup method for summer

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toolbox phone organizer With the kids out of school now, the days are long, the evenings are warm, and our schedule is in summer mode. We REALLY drop the ball this time of year. Our dinner may be at 4pm or at 9.. it just depends how we feel, what we’re doing and where we are. (Without […]

PJ 244 – 130 upcycled storage ideas

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Welcome to Party Junk 244 – 130 Upcycled Storage Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Why 130 Upcycled Storage Ideas? Well, it’s been an amazing upcycled storage and organizational kinda week here at Funky Junk headquarters. I’ve been working hard on morphing a messy garage into a dream workshop, and after landing that […]

The metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is full!

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The beginnings of my dream workshop are coming to fruition! The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is full! Doesn’t it nearly bring a tear to your eye? I’m positively giddy over how organized and easy it is to find each piece and size! The unit didn’t need shelves at all. The longer pieces of […]

The ultimate red metal rack dumpster find

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I will admit… I was nervous posting yesterday’s messy garage post. Showing my garage in its current state was a little unnerving! But I braved it for a reason. Mess is normal. And I think it’s important to show the chaos that inspires the improvements we make. A few of you asked about the ultimate red metal rack […]

The makings of a dream workshop

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On Sunday, I had full intentions on doing a little building. But once I walked into the garage… Ugh. Not gonna lie. It’s not easy having a single car garage for your shed, storage and workshop. I’ve long wanted to gut this place and make it into something special. It’s all insulated with a heater and […]

Celebrating Dad with buns and jam in a pan

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Every Sunday morning, we had a traditional breakfast back on the farm. Because we were always rushed to get to church on time, my mom served homemade buns and jam. Well, it was more than about just being rushed. My parents believed in the 7th day of rest, so the less time spent over a […]