A nature inspired branch ladder plant stand

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Flower MARKET : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Congrats to winner #38 Carol B! You have been emailed. Well, it isn’t everyday I post for 5 reasons! 1. A new project, 2. inspired by a new book, along with 3. a few new stencil designs, and 4. two giveaways, plus 5. a great deal!   When I get my mojo back, I don’t mess around […]

Why it’s so cool to repurpose

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Remember this little patio table from last summer? While ending the day on the (still very undecorated) patio tonight with coffee in hand, I sighed. My patio still needed a facelift. During the spring, I had pressure washed everything, and it’s been sitting, waiting for me to do something… anything to it.  I don’t know about […]

Claiming back the DIY mojo through gardening

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Apparently when we were in Maui, we had drought conditions at home. VERY hot. And very dry.  So imagine being in surroundings that were always groomed to perfection for you. Most vacation spots are like that of course. That’s what you pay for. But when you visit the tropics, it’s a little more than a trimmed […]

PJ 290 – an upcycled link party

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Welcome to Party Junk 290 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello once again, to another junk filled weekend! We are now on our last week in Maui… where did the time go? I’ve only had one day of feeling a little homesick, but it only lasted […]

Old beach sign towel hangers

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I think it’s impossible to have too many hanging opportunities in a home.  Or on vacation for that matter. Between drying pool towels and beach towels, (tough life I know!) every chair back was used. I was always wishing there were a few more hanging options by the door. But I will admit… I dreamed this project up […]

A Maui coffee sign… made in Maui

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My love for the Hawaiian island runs deep. It use to be my go to playground back in the day before my son was in the picture. Remember back before marriage, a mortgage, kiddos? So when I created my National coffee stencil, my first draft was to use Maui in the description in order to […]

The perfect little trunk on wheels for your next coffee fix

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One of the very best things about going shopping to stock up for a market is, the fact that you’ll land some new stuff.  When my local thrift stores started cooling down with vintage finds, I just stopped shopping, and started gathering old wood instead, so I could make my own ‘old’ stuff. Do your local […]

A mini Maui lanai makeover

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Aloha, and welcome to my mini Maui lanai makeover! And a BIG welcome to those visiting from The Procrastinator’s Summer Porch Tour 2015! Kathy from Petticoat Junktion is the brainchild of this marvelous event! A few procrastinating bloggers have banded together to showcase their own summer porches. Are you late in the game too? Good! […]

A little Paia storefront repurposing

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When we first arrived to Maui, we were wondering how on EARTH we’d fill up 6 weeks. It’s now officially one week past, and honestly, it feels like we barely blinked and it was gone. Which tells me, we need to slow down these days somehow! Each day, I start my day with coffee in […]

A summer hydrangea mantel with a twist

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My poor fireplace mantel. It hasn’t been changed out since I did this version with the dried brown hydrangeas. During winter! Can you tell I’m not huge on seasonal decorating? I honestly would have just left it, but the metal containers were really dusty and it needed a good clean. Plus I wanted to summerize it […]

Make your own rustic beach, lake, and bed & breakfast signs

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Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils Getaway Collection

I’ve said for years I’ve wanted a cabin on the lake. But I’d also take on a beach house somewhere tropical with no issue! Since that hasn’t transpired, here’s a way of pretending I’m there anyway. Introducing, the Getaway Collection from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! And the coolest part? There are countless ways to mix and match these guys. […]

Ammunition crate workshop cabinet

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Little crates have a special place in my heart.  Or… in this case, an ammunition crate workshop cabinet! I purchased this cute little ammo box from the flea market in preparation for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market. But may I admit here and now, I priced it high so I could bring it back home again? […]

Pallet hammer organizer for the workshop

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Loving upcycled organizers really makes my job easier. It really means, no matter what additions are used, they just work! Such as this rustic pallet hammer organizer for the workshop. Remember these middle sections from my last pallet hunt? <— click to see how I cut these out Well, the hammer hanging from it proved to be a natural. So I needed […]

What happens when you ignore that perfect, little unknown plant

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So funny! Yesterday I posted about one of the most thrilling attractions in Las Vegas, but in comments, there was more conversation about my lack of garden weeding. So today I bring you… weeds. Or… what I thought were plants. Never ignore that perfect, little unknown plant. EVER. Do you remember this flower bed I showed you last summer? […]

Why rotten pallet wood is a score

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Riiing…. “Hello?” me – “Hi there! I’m your neighbour ‘down the road.’ And I noticed you had some pretty weathered pallets on your driveway. Are you looking to get rid of them at all?” “Sure! But they’re pretty beat up. What are you using them for?” (I have no idea actually…) “Uh, I just make […]