PJ 268 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 268 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Howdy all! My apologies, I completely forgot about the party tonight. Oops! 🙂 Busy packing for my speaking engagement for tomorrow. I can’t wait to meet some new local readers! I hope you come. 🙂 So […]

Historic Route 66 stencil with pallet wood storage cabinet

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With my speaking engagement fast approaching on Saturday, I belted out another project as part of my speech. It appears that this week on the blog is gonna be signs. Next week a dollhouse. Funny how deadlines pave the way, no? 🙂 This was a fun one! I can always use more room in the […]

How to build a reclaimed wood crate

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Hello there crate woodworking friends! If this doesn’t describe you today, I sure hope it will tomorrow! Because making your own old crates is fun, easy and oh so very cheap! 🙂 I LOVE landing a great old vintage crate! Who doesn’t? But sometimes you just can’t find one you want in a size you need […]

How to stencil featuring a pallet wood crate

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Stencilling is actually very easy to do! However, here are a few tricks of the trade so you too can achieve exceptional results. How to stencil   1. A dry brush is key. When you load your stencil brush with paint, ensure most of it is tapped off again. A cloth or paper will work. This […]

PJ 267 – a salvaged junk link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 267 – a salvaged junk link party! Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello hello, party junkers! So glad to have you back once again to party with all of us! I was really blown away by so many of your wonderful upcycles last weekend… it was so […]

Where in the world would you travel to next?

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A visit to the Iao Needle in Maui “I want to go to Fiji!” That comment came so out of left field from my son, I didn’t even know which way to turn to catch it. Let me back up just a smidgen. My son isn’t very well travelled. I flat out couldn’t afford it all his […]

Upcycled bookshelf dollhouse – the floors go in

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Have you been curious about an upcycled dollhouse update? I wasn’t completely sure if I should just hang tough for a final reveal, or take you along for more of the ride. I decided a few steps may be worth sharing, so I have ‘more room to get wordy’. You know how I get. 🙂 Today, I’m […]

Is an iPhone 6 + really worth it?

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We were still in Disney for Christmas. But in between the luscious dole whips and the frenzy of The California Screamer, my son blurted out, “Mom, I can’t wait to go home!” Still chomping on my churro, (or was it Mickey Mouse pretzel) my brow pulled a puzzled why now… “Say what?! Why? I mean, […]

PJ 266 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 266 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello online weekenders! * A few updates… Regular followers of Funky Junk may have noticed I didn’t post much this week. Here’s why… I’ve been so busy ‘learning’. My head doesn’t seem to share well with […]