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 […]

Forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder

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It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder. This is what I had moments before. You might say I forgot to care for this bucket of flowers. So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in […]

PJ 254 – salvaged summer decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 254 - salvaged summer decorating Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with salvaged summer decorating! Wow, was that a fast summer or what? School begins next week in our region so that signals a shift of sorts for most… time to get back on some […]

PJ 253 – upcycled trays

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  Welcome to Party Junk 253 – upcycled trays Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome back to Party Junk, with upcycled trays! I LOVE TRAYS! They are productive,  make great centrepieces, and save table tops acting as a huge coaster. And they are super easy to make out of nearly anything flat. Just […]

A milk painted pallet wood tray in tricycle

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When a friend asked if I’d custom make her a red tray, I kinda sorda listened. She requested that it be around 18″ x 18″. So going through my stash of pallet wood, I came close and dry fit the above together. I never worry about the wood being too rustic. Using a good palm sander […]

PJ 252 – All about pallets

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  Welcome to Party Junk 252 - All About Pallets Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to a special edition of Party Junk, celebrating All About Pallets! Most of you know by now my love for the stuff. It isn’t so much about the pallet itself… it’s about the weathered wood. […]

How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist

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When I was looking for furniture to marry my upcycled take on the world, it just wasn’t happening. There was nothing out there that could execute my love for reclaimed. So I took it upon myself to make it happen. Here is how to marry high tech with an upcycled twist. Funky Junk style.  Sawhorse ladder […]

A new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed

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Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour. It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! […]

PJ 248 – risky rustic projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 248 - Risky Rustic Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, everyone! I am still in Maui and having a spectacular time! But time is ticking away quickly, so we are attempting to start to do more of the activities the island as to offer. You can see […]