How to survive Disneyland during Christmas with park pictures galore

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Nearly every day, my boy still brings up Disneyland. If it’s not about Disneyland, it’s about Disneyworld, which he has never yet visited.  And in my eyes, that means our Disneyland over Christmas trip was a massive success! Funny how all you think about is how tired you are when there, but once home looking at your pictures, you wish the […]

Do you wanna build an upcycled dollhouse…

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Sung to the tune of Frozen’s “Would you like to build a snowman.” “Do you wanna build a doll house…. It would be for a good cause… You can put your spin on it. Any way… any way you see fit cause…. (how am I doing?) We’d like to utilize your talent. To help a […]

PJ 264 – upcycled organizing and storage

Scavenger Chic junk organizer

Welcome to Party Junk 264 – upcycled organizing and storage Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Greetings and a happy weekend to you! If you’ve been tuning into Funky Junk the last few weeks, we’ve been hosting a Heap of Change challenge, where purging and organizing has been the name of the game. […]

Public speaking on a new chapter

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When people ask what I do for a living, I still stumble over the question. Because the story keeps taking new turns. It’s particularly funny when I go through customs. I have to rehearse so I don’t stutter. (Never stutter through customs.) “What do you do for a living?” Don’t stutter… don’t stutter… But the […]

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, through […]

Junky office helpers and tax receipts


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 […]

PJ 263 – salvaged junk hearts

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Welcome to Party Junk 263 – salvaged junk hearts Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello my fellow junkers! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to revisit the land of salvaged junk hearts. We junkers are a different breed, are we not? Not that there’s anything wrong with sparkles […]

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 […]

Files full of memories


I’ve said it before, and you’ll probably hear me whine 100 times more… purging is hard work. VERY hard. And it just got harder, because I’ve officially ventured into “The Zone” I’ve been avoiding for a long, long time. See those big ‘ol metal file boxes? I’ve never been a fan of them. I mean, they […]

PJ 262 – upcycled link party

DIY Faux Enamel Ware Compost Bin - homework ~ carolynshomework (10)[15]

  Welcome to Party Junk 261 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy Friday once again! So, as most of you know, I’m in the midst of this big purging spree thing. I shocked a few with my painting studio, going from ‘garbage can special’ to ‘heavenly white’, but […]

When BE is enough


There was a knock on the door today I didn’t expect. First, the delivery driver apologized for waking me up.  Hmm… he didn’t wake me up. I guess I should have taken more time to get cleaned up for the day?  Anyway, upon opening the package, I knew exactly what it was! YES! I wrote […]

A new paint station area for Heap of Change

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My friends, I have been BUSY! But, first things first… Welcome to the offcial Heap of Change post! The place where you get to see what I’ve been up to, we get to see what you’ve been up to, and what 4 other junkers have been up to! Here’s HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE. That’s right! […]

Blog survey results – what you do and don’t like

Blog survey results on Funky Junk Interiors.05 PM

I kinda think one of the best, if not bravest things a business can do, is host a survey for their readers / customers. My reason for hosting a survey was to see where my own strengths and weaknesses currently were. And was I hitting on topics that truly interested you? The survey is still up, so […]

First things first… a little repurposed organizing

Heap of Change

Is everyone super busy with their purging? Oh boy… things have been moving full steam ahead here. But… ever notice how one thing leads to another?  I thought I was so smart establishing starting and finishing ONE. ROOM. FIRST. in my initial Heap of Change post HERE. (insert hysterical laughter here) Well, it did not […]