The perfect little trunk on wheels for your next coffee fix

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One of the very best things about going shopping to stock up for a market is, the fact that you’ll land some new stuff.  When my local thrift stores started cooling down with vintage finds, I just stopped shopping, and started gathering old wood instead, so I could make my own ‘old’ stuff. Do your local […]

Rustic paint cart with Fusion and Old Sign Stencils

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If you do any kind of painting, you know how tricky it is to juggle all you need on one table. Enter… a rustic paint cart with Fusion Mineral Paint and Old Sign Stencils! Don’t go letting all that junky bling overwhelm you. Wait till you see just how easy this all was to put together. […]

Furniture how tos for the upcycled dollhouse

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This post was a little bittersweet to make. My beloved upcycled dollhouse is now a wrap, and will go off to a place that works with children soon. But as promised, here’s a post that’s ALL about how the furniture was made from wood scraps and thrift store finds. I’m glad I had a reason […]

Wood storage cart under a farm table workbench

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The big pie in the sky plan this weekend was attempting to get to some garage sales on Saturday and the flea market on Sunday to start shopping for The Olde Farmhouse event. But with my son not feeling up to par, I knew it was a stay at home kinda weekend. One more setback sealed that deal… The […]

Junky office helpers and tax receipts

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I crack me up. I told myself “I was taking Sunday off’. It ended up being one of my BIGGEST cleaning days. Christmas needed to still come down! And enough was enough. So tonight, I shall be rewarded with enjoying Downton Abbey in the cleanest living room in the land. More on that soon. In the midst of […]

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 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 […]

You Asked – How to decorate a bathroom rustic

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I get lots of emails behind the scenes. And I tend to answer lots of questions the same way. Zipping an email back has been a pretty standard thing. Rather than hiding all those valuable answers, I thought I’d bring a few of them to the blog every now and then, in hopes that the […]

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 […]

No sew burlap coffee bean sack sofa pillows… instantly!

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 One frequent question I get asked are where I get my burlap sofa pillows from.  I’m nearly embarrassed to tell you how ridiculously easy it is to get this instant look with these no sew burlap coffee bean sack sofa pillows. But I will anyway. Non sewers unite! Collecting burlap coffee bean sacks are the […]

Party Junk 212 – salvaged junk storage

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Welcome to Party Junk 212 – Salvaged Junk Storage Home Decor / Gardening Crafts / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog Tips *Theme of the Week Every Friday, 7pm thru Sunday, 11pm Pacific After you see this weekend’s features of salvaged junk storage, you’ll be rethinking anything that can hold anything. Funky wall cabinet […]

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 […]