Junk for sale, with a toolbox workshop at Crafty Affaire

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Awhile back, Ginna from Crafty Affaire asked if I’d be interested in hosting a workshop at her vintage show. Right in my home town! I loved the idea! So we began to brainstorm. What Ginna desired me to do was host a free seminar for anyone that wanted to learn how to build a reclaimed […]

A milk painted pallet wood tray in tricycle

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When a friend asked if I’d custom make her a red tray, I kinda sorda listened. She requested that it be around 18″ x 18″. So going through my stash of pallet wood, I came close and dry fit the above together. I never worry about the wood being too rustic. Using a good palm sander […]

PJ 252 – All about pallets

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  Welcome to Party Junk 252 - All About Pallets Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to a special edition of Party Junk, celebrating All About Pallets! Most of you know by now my love for the stuff. It isn’t so much about the pallet itself… it’s about the weathered wood. […]

My last truck

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Today was a rather big day. It started like any other… I just went to work, and then came home again.But what made today different was, I gave notice. I just signed and striped my last truck. Out of fire trucks alone, this was #500. For one client.I’ve been in the sign biz for 22ish years and […]

How to marry high tech with an upcycled twist

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When I was looking for furniture to marry my upcycled take on the world, it just wasn’t happening. There was nothing out there that could execute my love for reclaimed. So I took it upon myself to make it happen. Here is how to marry high tech with an upcycled twist. Funky Junk style.  Sawhorse ladder […]

PJ 251 – upcycled DIY projects

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Welcome to Party Junk 251 - an Upcycled DIY projects party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello, hello friends! Welcome to yet another upcycled link party. I can’t believe how fast these weeks fly by. Since this one went by so fast, I didn’t have time to create a theme, so I’ll be filling up this […]

Sunsets and sand at Papakea Resort – 5

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When on our Maui vacation, our wonderful place at Napili Point was coming to an end. But our holiday wasn’t over yet. We just needed to relocate to our next stop. Our stay at the Papakea Resort is very different from the smaller condo we were at. I admit there was an adjustment period. But it was […]

A new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed

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Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour. It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! […]

PJ 250 – repurposed shutters

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Welcome to Party Junk 250 - Repurposed Shutters Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend once again everyone! Welcome to another upcycled party where you get to show what you’ve made! So… shutters! Repurposed shutters are easy to work with. You can just hang them up and they will add character galore, or […]

The best way to snorkel and snuba while on Molokini – 4

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Lest you think my blog is about to turn into All About Maui Inc., I promise you, it isn’t. Unless I move there of course. No plans as of yet, so I think you’re all safe. Since coming back from our Maui vacation, it’s been a little rocky getting back on schedule. I think I finally experienced […]

A real rainforest experience at Iao Valley – 3

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When we booked our trip for Maui, I sorda knew what was ahead. I’ve been there a few times before, but after 15 years, and me running the show this round, I wasn’t sure how brave I’d be. In other words, how adventurous would I be capable of? Would I take in the (somewhat expensive) […]

Our amazing stay at Napili Point in Maui – 2

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When I was first hunting for a place to stay in Maui, I called on Pastor Dwayne for his advice. Dwayne is well travelled, and at first, I just requested some suggestions to take to a travel agent. That all flew out the window pretty quick! I was quickly encouraged to book everything myself. Yikes… I’m […]

PJ 249 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 249 - An upcycled link party with ‘spontaneous current features!’ Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello everyone!  Oops! I had this scheduled for 7pm pacific but for some reason it didn’t go live. My apologies! We just came back from vacationland very early Friday AM. We are sleep […]

PJ 248 – risky rustic projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 248 - Risky Rustic Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, everyone! I am still in Maui and having a spectacular time! But time is ticking away quickly, so we are attempting to start to do more of the activities the island as to offer. You can see […]

Arriving to vibrant flower filled Maui – 1

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(red Torch Ginger) Aloha, all the way from gorgeous, amazing, vibrant flower filled Maui! We’ve now been here just over a week. I’ve been instagramming (HERE) about twice a day, however I just haven’t taken the time to even pick up the good camera until now. We are just having the BEST time! After a week, […]