Metal filled winter fireplace mantel

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Fireplace mantels… have you winterized yours yet? Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned. And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. 🙂 Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, […]

A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? 🙂 You actually already caught a glimpse […]

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 […]

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 […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

Day 10 – illuminated old windows Christmas mantel

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Nothing spells progress quite like when your mantel is decorated for Christmas!  And this year, my illuminated old windows Christmas mantel comes with a little heartwarming memory story attached. Create an old world rock fireplace without destruction – tutorial HERE The fireplace mantel is glowy, snowy, with plenty of greens and a grapevine / pinecone […]

9 – a tour of the fabulous Lucketts Design House

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 Part 8 – Let’s Meetup at Lucketts! is HERE. Let’s say there was this cool old house that you could decorate any way you wish, using all the things you love. Wouldn’t that be like a dream come true? That’s exactly what visiting Lucketts’ Design House is like.  For those not in the know, I […]

Party Junk 207 – fall mantel decorating

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 Welcome to Party Junk 207 – fall mantel decorating Home Decor / Gardening Crafts / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog Tips *Theme of the Week Every Friday, 7pm thru Sunday, 11pm Pacific With the season of fall, comes images of fireplaces, blankets and warm fires. So let’s check out three very different fall […]

The first cozy fireplace fire of the season

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Anyone else still have a real wood burning fireplace? I am SO glad we do. And I was even more giddy when my brother Les called about some firewood he wanted to send my way.  This garden shed is where we store firewood. But I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never loved smacking through […]

Hydrangea filled baskets for a fall mantel

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And a happy fall to you! Is it fall yet? I’m not entirely sure. It’s still super muggy out here and coats aren’t needed quite yet. But that hasn’t stopped me from playing around with hydrangea filled baskets for a fall mantel. Oh hello there Skye! Thank you for sitting still for a quick moment! […]