Welcome to Funky Junk’s 2015 summer home junk tour!
Those coming from Ella Claire, welcome!
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… 🙂
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!
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.
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…
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 post
He’s such a wise one. 🙂
But then this happened…
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…)
And I loved the look.
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?
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.
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.
In other words… FREE. 🙂
This little Route 66 pallet cupboard helps keep my safety glasses dust free.
This metal wood organizer was found in front of a dumpster. It was like the heavens parted with this amazing gift… whatever it was!
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. 🙂
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.
But after working it over, it sure told me what could become out of nothing.
Floor to ceiling storage of junk… yummy. 🙂
The sign is from my parents’ farm. Isn’t it a beauty?
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. 🙂
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.
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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How to 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
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Friday, May 29th