PJ 268 – an upcycled link party


  Welcome to Party Junk 268 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Howdy all! My apologies, I completely forgot about the party tonight. Oops! Busy packing for my speaking engagement for tomorrow. I can’t wait to meet some new local readers! I hope you come. So here are […]

Historic Route 66 stencil with pallet wood storage cabinet

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With my speaking engagement fast approaching on Saturday, I belted out another project as part of my speech. It appears that this week on the blog is gonna be signs. Next week a dollhouse. Funny how deadlines pave the way, no? This was a fun one! I can always use more room in the workshop, […]

How to build a reclaimed wood crate

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Hello there crate woodworking friends! If this doesn’t describe you today, I sure hope it will tomorrow! Because making your own old crates is fun, easy and oh so very cheap! I LOVE landing a great old vintage crate! Who doesn’t? But sometimes you just can’t find one you want in a size you need (or […]

How to stencil featuring a pallet wood crate

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At LONG last… I have a few surprises for you today! First of all, my brand new shiny Old Sign Stencils store is open, and stocked with new designs! Think BINGO and ROUTE 66… fun stuff! Visit new store HERE Secondly, it’s time for a few tutorials on using these old sign stencils, don’t you […]

PJ 267 – a salvaged junk link party


  Welcome to Party Junk 267 – a salvaged junk link party! Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello hello, party junkers! So glad to have you back once again to party with all of us! I was really blown away by so many of your wonderful upcycles last weekend… it was so […]

Where in the world would you travel to next?

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A visit to the Iao Needle in Maui “I want to go to Fiji!” That comment came so out of left field from my son, I didn’t even know which way to turn to catch it. Let me back up just a smidgen. My son isn’t very well travelled. I flat out couldn’t afford it all his […]

Upcycled bookshelf dollhouse – the floors go in

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Have you been curious about an upcycled dollhouse update? I wasn’t completely sure if I should just hang tough for a final reveal, or take you along for more of the ride. I decided a few steps may be worth sharing, so I have ‘more room to get wordy’. You know how I get. Today, I’m going […]

Is an iPhone 6 + really worth it?

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We were still in Disney for Christmas. But in between the luscious dole whips and the frenzy of The California Screamer, my son blurted out, “Mom, I can’t wait to go home!” Still chomping on my churro, (or was it Mickey Mouse pretzel) my brow pulled a puzzled why now… “Say what?! Why? I mean, […]

PJ 266 – an upcycled link party


  Welcome to Party Junk 266 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello online weekenders! * A few updates… Regular followers of Funky Junk may have noticed I didn’t post much this week. Here’s why… I’ve been so busy ‘learning’. My head doesn’t seem to share well with […]

A new phone and the perfect bHome for it!

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When I hosted the survey so many of you faithfully answered, some of you mentioned my blog was hard to load. And hard to read, as it wasn’t mobile friendly. (eep!) I know. I know it all. I’ve delayed things terribly, because my original blog designer and guru team are no longer in the biz as […]

Photo studio props with an old door, farm table and shutters

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I’ve been trying to be a good girl and keep my my cleaning at least once a week. But last week I felt so guilty cleaning nothing, I scrubbed down the bathroom instead…  That was very nice of course, but a spit polish on a mirror doesn’t hold a candle to an entire paint studio […]

PJ 265 – DIY arrows for home decor

Salvaged Junk Arrows! Reclaimed wood, metal, branches, and more

Welcome to Party Junk 265 – DIY arrows for home decor Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Greetings and a happy weekend to you!  Arrows felt like a cool topic right before Valentine’s Day. They are so big in home decor right now, so here’s a little collection of salvaged junk arrows that […]

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 […]