12 – on whiter walls, and not playing it safe


Dear house,  It’s about time we had a little chit chat. You already know I’ve been battling to clean you up but good. We’re coming along nicely. But you’ve been continuing to taunt me in ways that have had me a little scared, and playing safe. Safe isn’t very exciting, is it? No. It’s not. In fact, […]

Funky Junk’s 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour

Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour

Happy summer, friends! Welcome to Funky Junk’s 2015 summer home junk tour! Those coming from Ella Claire, welcome!  25 blogs have banded together for Shabby Creek Cottage’s annual tour, so you are in for a treat! I’m Day 3 / Stop 4, so you can start at Day 1 / Stop 1 here at Gina’s place, or visit everyone […]

Upcycled barbie doll house reveal

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click click click click click… “WOW! Did you see this?!” “Funky Junk Interiors is creating this super cool upcycled dollhouse out of all reclaimed finds! And it says here, it’s going to be donated to a place that works with kids!” “Wow… can I see?” (Coffee design –  National Coffee stencil – Go design – BINGO stencil) “Ok, that’s just cool! Check out […]

Tips on designing an old sign themed paint studio

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When I first challenged myself with Heap of Change, all I really expected to do was declutter. But I’m SO GLAD I pushed myself to the extreme in this area. I’m so pleased with the outcome! Welcome to Heap of Change #2! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, through decluttering and […]

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. […]

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 […]

PJ 237 – upcycled office storage ideas

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  Welcome to Party Junk 237 – Upcycled Office Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific   Happy weekend once again, friends! It’s so good to be home after my amazing trip to the Snap conference in Salt Lake City! Surprisingly, I came home to shorts weather. It’s been nice to sit out […]

PJ 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas

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   Welcome to Party Junk 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific This weekend, kitchens have been on my mind. I’ve done a little updating of my own, and it triggered a need to see what everyone else was up to… Wood crate cupboard  / Knick of Time […]

Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes

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I hit the new and used store the other day, and came across some old wooden shoes.  I posted them on Instagram and Facebook, (read the replies in those links) asking what in the world others would do with them. Well, you convinced me I HAD to bring them home, even without a goal in […]

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 […]

How to make a board and batten feature attic wall

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Everyone’s heard of a board and batten wall by now. Board and batten is boards attached to a wall, with both painted out one colour, to give the illusion of a boarded wall, when in fact, most of it is drywall. It’s a great trick for added character at a low cost! I’ve done a […]

How to plank a bathroom ceiling

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Unless you’re new here, you’ll already be aware of my most recent master bathroom makeover. One of the main features in the master bathroom was the planked ceiling. Planked ceilings are gorgeous! I mean, I’d welcome this crisp, clean, timeless look for every ceiling in my own home! But I desired to start with one […]

Party Junk 222 – upcycled bathroom ideas

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Welcome to Party Junk 222 – upcycled bathroom ideas Every Friday, noon Pacific thru Sunday, 11pm Pacific Hello and a happy weekend to you all! Welcome to the new, revamped Party Junk! What’s new you ask? THEME – Upcycling Definition of upcycling:   Home and garden decor that is: vintage inspired something old made into […]

1. The bathroom vanity is undecided… which room?

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Dear friends… this post right here could make me famous. I think I’ll look into retiring right this minute from all the potential pin traffic that’s about to transpire… because this one is a BEEEE AUTY! I have this bathroom downstairs that I’ve never shown online. I put in the tile floor, er… 4 years […]