Funky Junk’s 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour

Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour! Lotsa old signs and other fun junk! FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Happy summer, friends!

Welcome to Funky Junk’s 2015 summer home junk tour!

Ella Claire
Those coming from Ella Claire, welcome! 

Summer Tour of Homes 2015, hosted by The Shabby Creek Cottage, on Funky Junk Interiors25 blogs have banded together for Shabby Creek Cottage’s annual tour, so you are in for a treat!

I’m Day 3 / Stop 4, so you can start at Day 1 / Stop 1 here at Gina’s place, or visit everyone below this post.

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To avoid repeats, this post represents just new changes from my 2014 Summer Home Tour HERE. So catch up there first… It’s massive… πŸ™‚

Let’s go!

Old market signs around windows / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
When I said yes to this summer tour, I knew it would be a challenge.

Old market signs around windows / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

I’ve been busy gearing up for The Olde Farmhouse vintage market this weekend, and lemme tell ya, you don’t take the time to clean your house much when you are creating!

Old market signs around windows / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Find how I make my signs with Old Sign Stencils HERE.

Antique soil sifter / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Little red bench phone station / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Summer flowers hanging on a sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Metal kitchen island / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
So… I gave myself ONE day to clean and decorate, and one day to take pictures. That’s it!

I will say this… I didn’t need to go to Zumba those two days. It was quite a workout! It’s been awhile since I did any deep cleaning.

Shaker kitchen cupboards / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Rustic coffee sign with an Old Sign Stencil / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Similar coffee sign tutorial HERE and coffee crate lid sign HERE.

coffee cups hanging from coffee sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
And then one thing led to another… what fun is a home tour if it’s just a cleaned up version of what it already was? I haven’t had time to do much to the house lately.

So I went through my big pile of who knows what and came up with a fab plan… I’d showcase all my new stuff I recently picked up for the market!

It was like Christmas morning. Out everything came… and up it went!

But then… something happened…

little red antique bench coffee station / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
little red antique bench coffee station / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I fell in love with everything exactly where I put it. 

#oops

2014 bathroom vanity-1221
Salvaged farmhouse bathroom tour

2014 bathroom vanity-1152

farmhouse bathroom with ladder towel rack / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

shutter shelf in a bathroom with flowers in a Pepsi Bottle / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Shutter shelf tutorial

shutter shelf in a bathroom with flowers in a Pepsi Bottle / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
shutter shelf in a bathroom with flowers in a Pepsi Bottle / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Even my repurposed shutter shelf is so, so happy with the colourful summer changes of painted books and Pepsi Cola flowers!

After the house was decked out, I stood back.. and wondered why I don’t do this sort of thing more for myself.

I mean… it felt like I had a brand new home. And all I really did was clean it and add a few new things!

And that’s when I was wondering how on earth I’d be able to let go of the new changes for the market… when the voice of reason stepped in.

fresh and dried hydrangea summer mantel / funkyjunkinteriors.net
fresh and dried hydrangea summer mantel / funkyjunkinteriors.net
fresh and dried hydrangea summer mantel / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Fresh and dried hydrangea post

tuxedo cat with old signs / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
“JUST GET / MAKE MORE.”

He’s such a wise one. πŸ™‚

But then this happened… 

crate stairway with old sign wall gallery / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
An old sign gallery down my crate stairway

This. THIS is me!

For those not in the know, I’m a sign fanatic by trade, been making them for 20+ years. But most recently came out with an Old Sign Stencils line you can see HERE. And these guys are going to the market.

Or so I thought? haha (wimper…)

crate stairway with old sign wall gallery / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I hung up every old sign I made.

And I loved the look.

old sign wall gallery / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
No two are exactly alike. Such personalities! Some are arrows that help guide the way… 

crate stairway with old sign wall gallery / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
… and some just wanting to be friendly and hold out flowers to you. Awww… πŸ˜€

red apple farm old sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
And then there are some, encouraging you to go big and bold with apple red!

I tend to be a woodsy person, so this punch of barn red on the Apple Farm sign (post here) was a little out there for me.

But… it’s true. I can make this stuff again. I’ll keep mumbling that while I take it all down knowing I’ll have nice clean walls to paint first then, right?! 

So how about a little tour of the more recent changes I’ve done to my home not included in the last tour?

 

Make your own beach and lake signs / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Beach signs

Old sign paint cart / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Fusion Mineral Paint Shelf-9460
This crazy little cupboard turned paint cart resides in my photo studio. It’s where I do most of my photography for stencilling, so I needed a funky little companion on wheels to help out.

But this isn’t the only place I create. You’re about to see two others. When I challenged myself to revamp some areas in January, I chose all the places I made stuff first.

So glad I did! It really made a difference in my productivity.

Upcycled workshop with Route 66 cabinet and reclaimed wood wall / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
dream workshop-6235
Welcome to my dream workshop! Residing in a single car garage.

Most of what you see was found on the curb, or I made it with wood scraps.

pallet and ammo workshop storage-9968
Pallet hammer workshop storage

Ammunition crate workshop storage / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Ammunition crate workshop storage

pallet tool shelf-006

Enhanced pallet workshop storage

In other words… FREE. πŸ™‚

toolbox paint roll caddy-003
Toolbox turned paint caddy

Upcycled workshop with Route 66 cabinet and reclaimed wood wall / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
This little Route 66 pallet cupboard helps keep my safety glasses dust free.

Upcycled workshop with branch tape holder and red / yellow oil cans / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
hanging workshop gear on reclaimed finds / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
metal rack full of reclaimed wood
This metal wood organizer was found in front of a dumpster. It was like the heavens parted with this amazing gift… whatever it was!

crate ends workshop broom storage / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
The walls were painted bright white, and with all the colours and elements that are me to a T, it’s a very inspiring place to play!

metal rack full of reclaimed wood-007
I also work under the overhang at the front of the house, so I don’t have to breathe in all the sawdust. Love the outdoors!

One day I’d love to build an overhang facing my back yard so I can take in the mountain view… and not have my neighbours have to look at my mess. πŸ™‚

Paint studio organizing / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
And next up, my paint studio! (click to see the ACK before)

This was a (kinda horrible) little space down in my basement. It use to be my signmaking area, but I now had a new need for a dust free painting area with the stencils.

Paint studio with white work table / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
It’s just a tiny hallway space in between two rooms… the one through the doors is the photo studio.

But after working it over, it sure told me what could become out of nothing.

old sign wall display / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Shutter toolbox tutorial

You cut tree farm sign tutorial

toolbox paint storage / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
junk storage / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
This space is also connected to a larger area that houses all my decor and photography props. 

Floor to ceiling storage of junk… yummy. πŸ™‚

laundry room with Farm cow sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Laundry Room funky wall treatment tutorial

laundry room with Hopedale Farm cow sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
One day I may even finish the laundry room. But this was a great start!

The sign is from my parents’ farm. Isn’t it a beauty?

rustic garden shed with coke sign / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Outdoor shed

May is considered early for being ready for summer outdoors in my area. I’ve yet to plant one thing. But thank goodness for perennials, right?!

Here’s what it WILL look like… soon. πŸ™‚

garden shed 2014-3115-2
garden shed 2014-3130

pallet gate on rustic garden shed / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Pallet gate

red geraniums blooming in crates / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

rusty lantern / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

crate tray and sidetable for patio / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Patio crate table

Pallet double wide chair – my #1 runaway hit!

And one last stop… the patio. I live here in the summer when it’s warm enough.

Nothing pleases me more than to grab a good book on a hot summer night, flick on the propane fire pit and enjoy the peace. Or start my day here with my first coffee, listening to the birds belt out their first song.

summer patio table with 2x4 top / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Patio laptop table

firewood coasters and purple hydrangeas / Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour / FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Firewood coaster tutorial  

Branch ladder flower Market stand / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Branch ladder flower Market stand / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Branch ladder flower stand tutorial

And that’s a wrap! Thanks so much for your visit, and I hope you enjoyed my junky little tour! There’s SO MUCH MORE to do so I hope you stay in touch! 

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And here is where to find my stencil store with many new designs and projects coming soon!

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Next up on the tour… the fabulous


Organizing made fun

Organizing Made Fun!

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Monday, May 25th
 
Tuesday, May 26th 
House no 124 (showcased on The Shabby Creek Cottage)
Finding Home
 
Wednesday, May 27th 
Thursday, May 28th 
 
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  1. Donna….When I opened your post and saw the first couple of photos, I had to head to my coffee pot to grab another cup of coffee as I knew that I would be spending a lot of time enjoying each magnificent pic of your home. I am always in awe of your creativity and sense of style. Each and every room, every inch of your home is sheer eye candy. Thanks for the beautiful summer tour!…So enjoyed it!

  2. taking the tour, I never realized how many things of yours I loved before I knew it was yours, like the bathroom, I think that was the first time I saw your site, still in love with it.

  3. I’d have such a hard time parting with any of your creations, but it’s good to know you can always make more. I love how you organized your home tour, a perfect showcase for all your fabulous projects!!

  4. Love your summer home, Donna … well, actually, I love your home during “any” season! You have a gift for creating such personality with your pieces, vignettes and fabulous creations! Your sign gallery on the staircase is awesome, and I love your shutter shelf!

  5. Loved the tour. I can relate about the projects taking over. I live by the motto, CREATIVE MINDS ARE SELDOM TIDY! My kitchen counters are always cluttered with projects. When they’re clean it drives me crazy because I feel like I should be making something!

  6. I love your kitchen. I’ve followed you for awhile but I don’t ever remember seeing a full view before. The flowers really make it look like summer!

  7. AMAZING!! Love al the details, and the fresh flowers paired with all the distressed wood πŸ™‚ Most of all I think I’m moving into your sweet little shed πŸ™‚ HA! XO

  8. I love your tour! Your home and projects are so creative! Wow, your white ladder in your bathroom is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Did you make it or was it a vintage find? So, glad to have connected with you via Shabby Creek Cottage!

  9. I love it all, but you take all that stuff to market and sell it. Now that you know you like the look of the stuff you created, you can just create more to keep.

  10. Hello from West Kelowna, how could I have not seen your blog until now! Will be back here to see your wonderful space time and time again! BTW..the thrifting is amazing up here..(secret is now out)
    Xo
    Dagmar

  11. Gosh Donna…I am just head-over-heels in lurve with your home! It’s sooooo beautiful, but the kind of warm beauty that invites you to sit and stay and to touch and to truly relax and enjoy! I’m not a fan of sterile and cold beauty that slaps your hand if you go to reach out and touch it…the sort that you are afraid to kick your feet up in. Your sweet, homey abode is perfection, in my eyes! Heck, I’d even live in your shed! πŸ™‚ Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us and all of the work that went into making it such an accessible beauty…you should be very proud to call it your home!

  12. Love, love, love it. I’m moving in tomorrow Donna, just a heads up, lol. Every inch of your place is right up my alley, darling. Don’t take those signs down, make some more for the festival or whatever it was called, Sorry i forgot the name, i’m jealous that i can’t even come to that. Anyway the signs look way too cute. They were made for that space. Keep on junkin ! ( = <3

  13. I am having serious little red bench envy from the kitchen, but the sign gallery got me right in the heart! And I have to agree, we live in our homes every day and we should treat ourselves to the little things that give us joy at the site of them. So very glad you took the time from creating to share!

    • Haha, I LOVE the square red bench so much. And guess what… it’s staying! I was taking things down for the market but I had to leave the bench right where it was. That’s my gift to myself for having to clean the house… LOL

  14. Hello, love your site and home. Always enjoy stopping by. Your pictures are so crisp and clear wondering what type/make/model of camera you use. In the market. Thanks for always an enjoyable visit over coffee from the east coast.

    • Thanks Brenda!

      I currently have a Nikon D800 full frame. All the shots are taken on a tripod which helps a great deal for clarity and allowing more light in.

      So glad you joined me for coffee today! πŸ™‚

  15. your home looks awesome, donna! i love the touches of red in the kitchen. my 8 year old daughter was sitting here with me as i was scrolling and she loves it, too, and loved how you used “old things hung on the wall” and then my kids started walking around looking at all the old things hung on our walls, too. i love that they can appreciate it and recognize it in other homes- i told them that all of those old things are full of so much soul and character. anyhow, i am rambling but your home looks lovely! πŸ™‚

  16. Your house is so much fun! I love all of the signs and I adore the shed! I think I’d be very happy living in it, it’s that cute!

  17. LOve, Love, Love the single pop of color in each room. If the garden shed is missing one day, it’s in my yard in Michigan.

  18. Hi Donna
    First your home is amazing – I love everything about it. Usually I look at a few pictures, but I looked at everything on your blog and wished there were more pictures.
    Second I love your signs – I love how you hang flowers from them – it looks so pretty.
    I will be ordering some of your stencils – as I went through your store it gave me so many great ideas for Christmas next year.
    Have a wonderful Sunday
    Much love,
    Rose

  19. I copied your “Most Kool” idea for the bathroom and EVERYONE loves it….I even did all the work myself…quiet proud…wanted you to know you’re my role model…Ha…I live in North Carolina.

  20. I absolutely love your creativity I am unwell at the moment I am suffering from “junkenvy” I had hoped there was a cure and I think I have just found it on your site. Fabulous is the best word I can use. Thankyou for sharing xxxx