The heap of shame challenge. January. Wanna play?

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Bedroom Dearest house… This time of year is a tad traumatic for a blogger. In the mess sense of course. I had plans to clean you up today. I really did. But an unexpected photoshoot kinda took over. It was the kind of shoot that required part of my kitchen. So dangerous. This time of year. […]

PJ 256 – Salvaged Christmas wreaths

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Welcome to Party Junk 266 – Salvaged Christmas Wreaths Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend everyone! Has your own house gone KABOOM yet with Christmas prep? Mine sure has. I was creating this new wreath idea yesterday (which I can’t show yet!), but you can bet that encouraged me to see […]

Happy New Life… with a Christmas decor recap

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Old windows Christmas fireplace mantel With every Christmas season approaching, I always have this vision. The Christmas spirit will one day just explode! Our days will be filled with Christmas music, fluffy hot beverages, and our houses will get decked out into magical wonderlands without a hitch. We’ll have plenty of cookies in the freezer, our […]

How I shop outdoors for Christmas decor

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‘Tis the season to bust outdoors to find all Christmas decor’s finest! It was a really chilly day. With temps near or on zero, I bundled up good, grabbed my gloves, and head out to a strip of road known for the best fallen tree finds. We’d had a recent wind storm so I knew […]

A fall home tour with hydrangeas and junk

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While fall may be the shutting down of many things, it’s also the start of something pretty spectacular. For me, fall is a season to gather what’s been growing all along, catching it while it rests. Then making it into something that could never have been, while growing madly mid summer.   I’m thankful… for hydrangeas when they are past […]

PJ 263 – upcycled funky wall treatments


  Welcome to Party Junk 263 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello all! Lately my own DIY focus has been on wall treatments, so I felt that was a great theme to run. Wall treatments can really bring plain’ ol drywall to life. And while planked […]

How to distress a new shelf into a dumpster find… with a video


Today was deemed a family day, so I didn’t have time to work on anything home bound. And that doesn’t make for very interesting blog material… Something I’ve learned in the past 31 days of writing so much is to ensure there are pictures stored up, so a new story can emerge any time. I’m […]

Funky new boarded wall for the laundry room

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Back in the day, whenever someone would be sitting in front of the TV, we’d all be in danger of ‘the laundry basket’. Mom would swoop into the room, plunk a big ‘ol basket full of freshly line dried laundry in front of us, and we knew the drill. But we whined anyway. “I don’t waaaant to fold that! I […]

A very unjunky laundry room before

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Yep…just another day in a perfect home. You know us decorators… we always have it together… So this picture above? It’s placed here so feeds that display a first picture don’t scare readers away. Yes. Decorator types live in these perfect, magazine worthy homes. Aren’t we fortunate? We even create names for our beloved rooms. Much like a challenge […]

Toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy – by complete fluke

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Nothing excites me more than finding super easy fixes for things I need. Since I’m still putzing around in the workshop, this toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy is exactly what I needed! LOVE it when stuff like this just happens. By fluke. You caught that this was a toolbox, right? HILARIOUS how my little reclaimed wood toolboxes […]

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 […]