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 […]

Another pallet wood drill handled toolbox planter

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My friend Hanne had an old drill that use to belong to her Grandfather. We recently connected and she expressed an interest in having a toolbox made with it like I did to my original drill handled toolbox HERE. It’s been awhile… could I remember how to make another pallet wood drill handed toolbox planter?!  Not […]

One gutsy junk style entry table made from who knows what!

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My front entry table was looking ‘tired’. I could either choose to tidy it up some, or start over. But…. I don’t know. I was ready to shake things up a little. You know how it doesn’t really matter how nice something is, it just feels old when it’s been around too long? That. So […]

Make an instant, chunky 2×4 tabletop with firewood coasters

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 With our muggy, summery days of late, it’s been nice to escape to the patio to take in the summer breeze. But I was missing one thing. While I made a handy little crate side table with a tray top, it wasn’t really perfect for say… a laptop. Being that I had two pallet sofas, another table […]

PJ 245 – upcycled old crate projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 245 - Upcycled Old Crate Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Why Upcycled Old Crate Projects Being that my newest build this week was all about a lowly little crate, I was hugely reminded how valuable these guys are. Upcycled crates are one of my alltime fav things to […]

PJ 244 – 130 upcycled storage ideas

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Welcome to Party Junk 244 – 130 Upcycled Storage Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Why 130 Upcycled Storage Ideas? Well, it’s been an amazing upcycled storage and organizational kinda week here at Funky Junk headquarters. I’ve been working hard on morphing a messy garage into a dream workshop, and after landing that […]

PJ 243 – upcycled side tables

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  Welcome to Party Junk 243 - Upcycled side tables Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend all! Welcome to yet another upcycled link party, with side tables being the star of the show this round. Being inspired to see what others were doing after creating my toolbox special this week, here are a few […]

An old sign toolbox side table to store all those remotes

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It’s been said I don’t ‘do colour’ in my house. And I’d have to agree. Between my monotone’d salvage farmhouse styled bathroom and rustic bedroom, there’s virtually no colour. Well, adding colour is pretty easy AND painless with just a little paint! And I’m happy to say, making this old sign toolbox side table to store […]

Funky Junk’s 2014 summer home decorating junk tour

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Welcome to those from Makely School for Girls! A special thanks to Gina via The Shabby Creek for masterminding this entire tour. Gina’s tour at #1 HERE. If you’re new here, welcome to Funky Junk’s 2014 summer home decorating junk tour! I’m Donna, and my passion is decorating with reclaimed finds. – – – – – A […]

Make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes!

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This project may be too simple to even blog about, but… what can I say here… You can make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes! Yesterday I was continuing my big weed fest in the backyard and had all this apparatus (the usual… sawhorses, pallets.. doesn’t everyone?!) lying all over the place. Including a couple […]

PJ 238 – upcycled outdoor furniture

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  Welcome to Party Junk 238 – Upcycled outdoor furniture Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific  Welcome once again to another weekend of the greatest upcycled projects in blogland! This past week, the sun finally made an appearance and really heated the outdoors up. And that meant one thing… it was time to dust off all […]

Bring on the 5 minute outdoor pallet sawhorse lounger!

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What on EARTH do you think one could make with all three of these things together… a pallet and two different sawhorses? I’ll give you a hint. It goes outside. And it takes about 5 minutes to make. And you’ll love it so much you’ll DIE in leisure love.  (aside from you reading the title […]

The little toolbox that brought me back to my quiet

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A funny thing happened to me when I came back from Snap. I didn’t know what to do with myself.  We as bloggers are accustomed to creating on our own. In the quiet. Then we move on over to a humming computer monitor, type a few keys and create a blog post. Then we do it […]

5. Mantel decorating with a lilic filled junky toolbox planter

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Upon returning from the Snap conference, I was pleasantly surprised to come home with our lilac tree in full bloom! My fireplace mantel needed a shot of spring, so I got to work, creating a lilac filled junky toolbox planter. In order to get that amazing fragrance in the house pronto, a few blooms were […]