How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist

Living in a high tech world upcycled style! A collection of electronics gone rustic by FunkyJunkInteriors.net #Techoration
When I was looking for furniture to marry my upcycled take on the world, it just wasn’t happening. There was nothing out there that could execute my love for reclaimed.

Earphones on a rustic hook / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net #Techoration

So I took it upon myself to make it happen.

Here is how to marry high tech with an upcycled twist. Funky Junk style. :)

Sawhorse ladder desk / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Sawhorse ladder desk / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net #Techoration

 Sawhorse ladder blogging office tutorial

To call this actual furniture kinda makes me chuckle. I didn’t know how to build a thing at the time! I mean, this blogging desk  is just a ladder propped onto two sawhorses, with attached pallet wood for the top. 

But it wasn’t about dove tail joins or fine wood working. It was, “How can I make something out of what I had, that would be productive and fun to look at in my style? Without being a real builder?”

No tall order there… :D

Thing is, I wanted to love what I had in my home. And the only way I could make that happen was to create something you just can’t buy. I had to completely wing it to see what I could create.

Pallet TV stand / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Pallet TV stand / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Pallet TV stand / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net #Techoration

Pallet TV Media stand tutorial 

It’s all about experiementing. When I create something with salvaged materials, I think of need first, then search out my stash to see how I can make it happen.

So when I needed a TV stand, I checked to see if the components would fit into the pallet slots. (they did!) Then I figured out how to add legs. Which were custom made to accomodate the soda crate drawers. 

Building and staging like this is kind of like building with blocks. You don’t know how it will all end up yet. You just stack things up, try them out and see what happens.

Gear SD card holder / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Gear SD card holder / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net #Techoration

A visit to a welder’s yard

You can’t get away from the sleek, modern look of flat screen TVs, SD cards, and headphones. So I don’t even try. But marrying old with new is absolutely possible! 

And here’s a little more proof…

Toolbox side table for remotes / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Toolbox side table for remotes / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Signed up old toolbox sidetable to store remote controls

kitchen toolbox-1928
Branch handled toolbox charging station

Reclaimed wood and pipe laptop tray / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Reclaimed wood pipe handled laptop bedtray

Toolbox charging station / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Toolbox phone charging station

Wall cabinets for camera lenses / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Wall cabinets for camera lenses / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Funky cabinets on a wall camera lens and iPod station

Wood topped laptop table / How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Reclaimed wood topped laptop patio table

Just put some old relics to work, and you’ll soon end up with a blend that not only chimes with your personal style, it’ll be one of a kind original!

Just. Like. You. :)

How do you like to display modern technology? Do you chime it in with your own style?

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Technoration Contest by Verizon on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Want a fun challenge for a chance to win a $4500 Visa® gift card? Here’s how! 

1. Visit  #Techoration Inspiration hub by Verizon FiOS® at http://vz.to/7tfgHJI

2. Create a Pin board on Pinterest and name it “Verizon FiOS® #Techoration Contest Entry”.

3. Pin one of the setups on their site page, and fill out the entry form.

4. Load that pin board up, pinning pictures of technology done in your own personal style or what you love. From anywhere! (look up? haha)

I also get to help pick who wins! :)

(offer good in USA only)

Check around their site for other cool techorating inspiration and get moving tips & tricks. Good luck!

Disclosure: I have partnered with Verizon FiOS® for this post, however all opinions and projects are my own.

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  1. Awesome ideas Donna! I see some favorites in the post. And what an awesome campaign. I just started my board!

  2. I love the rustic feel your “marriage” looks. Keeping it neutral with black accents makes them all work well together. Nice.I especially like the sawhorse blogging desk.

  3. I so enjoy seeing what you come up with out of nothing. Talent that many of us do not have. Thanks so much to what you do and share.

    God Bless

  4. By any chance is the house next to yours for sale? Really want to live next door so I can learn all you have to teach about your style — in person and hands on!

  5. Wow Donna!! I think you did an awesome job marrying old with new. It looks just like everything is right where it’s suppose to be. You have talent. Thanks for sharing this. I love all of it.

  6. You’re amazing Donna! Do you realize how much you’ve accomplished over the past few years? The style and personality you’ve put into your home are second to none. LOVE your style!! Thanks for doing what you do!! Rock on girlfriend!!