I figured it was high time I covered things that get asked frequently. So… here they are!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who are you and where are you located?
I’m Donna, a Canadian blogger who resides on the west coast of Canada. I am a sole home owner and have 2 cats and am a mom to a young adult son. I also run an online store.
2. Where is your store? What do you sell?
There is no brick and mortar store. I do however sell Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils online HERE.
I offer wholesale and retail and ship pretty much worldwide.
3. Do you sell the things you make?
Not at this time. But I do create frequently to encourage creativity and fuel new ideas.
4. What’s the paint colour that runs throughout your home?
Where there is beige on the walls:
Canada’s Cloverdale Paint’s Bamboo Beach, half strength, kitchen quality eggshell. It’s the PERFECT mocha undertone that isn’t pink nor green. It’s the perfectly clean brown and looks great with everything.
In some updated rooms such as the salvaged bathroom above, the colour strength was cut to half to brighten things up.
Where there is white on the walls:
Cloverdale’s interior eggshell in pure white, straight out of the can. I get the gallons tinted with 2 drops of white to brighten it up.
5. What sign equipment do you run?
I own a Graphtek 24″ cutter, alongside CorelDraw and Signlab software. I run it all on a mac these days, set up with Parallels to run the PC side of things.
If you desire to cut decals for your own use, I’d suggest to look into a Silhouette machine for a mere few hundred dollars vs thousands.
What I use my sign equipment for today is for stencil proofing. I draw my own ideas, and cut them out of vinyl to trial out. Once approved, my files are sent to my manufacturer for mylar fabrication.
6. How do you make your stencils?
I design the stencils, then send the files out for mylar fabrication. The stencils are produced and shipped from Ontario, Canada.
7. What kind of camera do you have?
I currently use Nikon D800 full frame as my ‘good camera’. I’ve written a post about what I have HERE.
I also wrote a post about all my camera equipment I use HERE
8. Do you host workshops or speak?
I’ve also been a keynote speaker at Blogpodium, Canada’s largest blogging conference in Toronto and have spoken at Snap, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
9. Where do you find your junk?
You can spot my fav local destinations in my travel section HERE
10. Where do you find your pallets?
Generally on the side of the road.
I’m more into ‘loose’ reclaimed wood these days and oversee falling down fences or barns for most of it.
11. Is pallet wood safe to work with?
THIS post will explain everything.
But basically put, use any reclaimed wood at your own risk. Wood is porous and anything reclaimed is questionable, and shouldn’t come in contact with food sources.
12. How do you take pallets apart?
I generally saw them apart or have used this wooden wedge HERE.
13. Can I pin your pictures or feature you on my blog?
Please do! No need to ask at all if it’s just the odd photo here and there with the watermarks intact and you’ve linked back to the original post. If you desire more than one or two photos, please contact me prior.
14. Do you accept guest posts?
I don’t. I’ve tried them in the past but they didn’t do well as folks tend to come to my blog for my own content. I will however feature other artists I choose myself from time to time.
15. Can I, a business, add a paid link inside one of your posts?
Sorry. Google says no so I have to as well.
Plus, I only endorse companies where I have tried their products and like them.
Would you like to send me something to review? Please email me at email@example.com
16. What are the fonts you use in your signs or stencils?
I don’t divulge that. You are welcome to purchase the stencils from HERE though.
17. How do I subscribe to your blog?
You can enter from the sidebar from desktop or select from HERE
18. What trails do you bike ride along?
I frequent the Vedder River Rotary Trail. Find out where it is and read all about it HERE
19. Do you work with sponsors?
I would love to! I’m currently seeking opportunities with payment, tools, products, travel, and drop shipping goods. Please email me so we can talk.
20. What’s next?
I hope to travel more.
I muse about creating a membership.
I often think about offering an online course.
Or travelling to retailers to visit.
I’d love to work with sponsors for DIY and travel.
Any suggestions? I’d love to hear what you’d like to learn!
Until then, you can find me right here.
This document was last updated Jan 2 2019.
Have any more Frequently Asked Questions? Fire away! I may add them.