Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

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I cut myself a deal. Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be: #1. Unique. #2. Super easy to make for others to copy. #3. Hopefully, quite possibly free. #4. Very me. And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet […]

PJ 261 – Salvaged Fall Decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 261 – 70+ Salvaged Fall Decorating Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall day to you! We are in the midst of rain season, so we just may be finished mowing the lawn. I’m replacing Fall with JOY. Anyway, with all these fabulous fall ideas […]

Drywall repair for junkers… hello reclaimed wood

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When I brought this curb side reclaimed wood storage rack into the workshop, did you notice the holes in the wall? During my renovation, there was major wiring done to the house. In order to either locate or install the wires, lots of cutting into the drywall went on. I personally had NO interest in […]

Rustic log candle fall centrepiece … and a cat.

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Today’s post is brought to you by Thanksgiving in Canada, and a cat photo bomber. My son wanted a nice dinner for our Thankgiving, so I got all fancy like, and picked up a ham, whipped up some homemade scalloped potatoes , applesauce, ambrosia, and a few other fun things. But no Thanksgiving table is complete without […]

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

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It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season! Let the over abundant decorating games begin.   Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them. Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never. But… they need one more thing. With the […]

PJ 260 – reclaimed wood projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 260 – reclaimed wood projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy reclaimed wood kinda weekend to you! It’s absolutely no secret that I’m a reclaimed woodaholic. I get it from anywhere I can, but most commonly, the good ‘ol lowly pallet. But reclaimed wood can […]

10 – inspired by dried hydrangeas in a new toolbox

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I woke up to a very nice surprise today. Remember yesterday’s post on being gifted by others? What timing! Just this AM, friend Kelly dropped this toolbox off by my front door. She found it at a garage sale, and being that it reminded her of me, it was brought my way. I had to run into town […]

Reclaimed wood wall and junky storage workshop reveal

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Friends, I did it! You’re about to see a reveal of the reclaimed wood wall and junk storage in the workshop! Visit all dream box building updates HERE    I’ve long desired a workspace that was absolutely me to a rusty ‘ol T. My ways are not the ways of most. And I’m ok with that. What means more to […]

White, bright and a little bit reclaimed wood crazy – workshop update

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Nothing like running two series at the same time. Do I continue my Toronto story, or the dream workshop series? Well, since these photos were edited first, I hope you Toronto fans will forgive me. Because I have been workin’ this workshop thing and it’s looking mighty spiffy! Recap from last post / the curbside tables were ready […]

PJ 258 – salvaged junk treasures

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  Welcome to Party Junk 258 – an Upcycled Link Party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello my weekend friends! Ready to get another caffeine buzz over some great inspiration? That’s what these make me feel like… Check out these gorgeous highlights from last weekend’s upcycled party…. From dumpster bookshelf to kitchen island / Redoux […]

When neglected fall flowers emerge

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Today rolled out in an unexpected way. I had BIG plans to get that dream workshop painted today, but sadly, only got to filling the holes. Where did the day go? While the filler was drying, I turned around outside… and gasped. SHOCK. Did my yard truly look this dreadful?! Oh yes it did. Where have I […]

PJ 257 – 75+ salvaged old signs

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  Welcome to Party Junk 257 – Salvaged Old Signs Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend party people! I am back from my Toronto trip! And I think the difference in time zones and a hectic schedule are just hitting me now. All at once. So it comes with PERFECT timing that I […]

My little cheater branch and box toolbox

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I was desiring something to put all my cordless drills and palm sanders in for travel. And then it dawned on me… In my little red tray post, I had this grey box. With leftover paint, the box got hit with a little new colour. I didn’t know what to do with the box at first, […]

Cleaning up and clearing out for bigger and better

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An unexpected happening transpired downstairs in the neglected basement. My photo studio has taken on a new look of late. Last Sunday, I had great intentions on getting up EARLY and heading out to the flea market again to curate more junky goodness for this weekend’s market I’ll be a part of. But… something held […]

Reclaimed wood number coasters for serious coffee drinker junkers

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With the quick approach of Crafty Affaire Market and my upcoming booth deal, I’ve been busy behind the scenes gathering all kinds of stuff. While I was creating a few new yardstick coasters for the sale (you can see them HERE), I had a little design brainstorm I had to try out. Serious reclaimed wood number […]