DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 451

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 451 - Wooden mushrooms, DIY sleigh, Hudson’s Bay desk, cheese box side table, plus! Features and new up-cycled projects!

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 451

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Hi all!

I just got in after a very exciting yet kind of difficult day.

Long time readers will remember my story of me driving past my childhood farm (read full series HERE) to find one barn had been taken down. Gasping, I made my way to the owner and asked if I could have a little bit of the wood as a keepsake. He obliged!

But just today, I got another call with my brother telling me our main barn was now down and we had only 2 days to go get a few extra mementos before it was all gone completely. GASP! As you can imagine, I dropped everything and ran.

I will blog about it, but for now, I have it saved to my Insta Stories highlight under The Barn HERE

It was tough… but at the same time, I was so very grateful we were able to obtain a little bit of something so important to us. 

 

Tour of brick filled historic Roncesvalles, Toronto, Ontario in the fall

I also recently returned from a work trip in Toronto that morphed into a pretty epic 2-week stay!

But first things first, Toronto Part 1 HERE shares where I first ended up by fluke, in one of the most charming districts imaginable. Vintage, nature, water, junkin’ with friends and more…

As luck would have it, before my trip, I had quickly made a few accessories to bring along that I didn’t have time to blog about….

Stained and stenciled patterned banner that resembles leather by Funky Junk Interiors

This was a cute cardboard banner I had on hand that accidentally morphed into leather! Very cool effect! This post also includes some pretty neat wooden dollar store revamps… who knew the dollar store could look so rustically cool?! 🙂

And then there is you… here are some pretty fab  highlights from last weekend

(working on commentary below now… this post was a little tight for time going up due to our day!)

Buffalo Checked cheese box side table with pin legs by Organized Clutter, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Buffalo Checked cheese box side table with pin legs by Organized Clutter

This cheese box side table has it all imo… it is rustic, trendy, modern, and vintage. Goodness I love this thing! I need one, that is all.

DIY pallet wood vintage sleigh by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

DIY pallet wood vintage sleigh by Scavenger Chic

Love vintage sleighs but don’t wish to pay the high price for one? Here’s how you can make one with pallet wood! It was designed around a vintage design. So very cool!

Crate turned Christmas catalog drawer by Homeroad, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Crate turned Christmas catalog drawer by Homeroad

While a rustic crate can never go wrong no matter what it looks like or how it’s used, turning it into a card file drawer with the smallest of details is super cool! Love the Christmas twist too!

Charming fall wooden mushroom collection by Karin Urban - Natural Style, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Charming fall wooden mushroom collection by Karin Urban – Natural Style

I’m not certain what all these wonderful mushrooms are made from, however this collection is over the top delightful! Karin uses this display each fall. So so charming isn’t it?!

Galvanized garden etagere with dried flowers and plants by Karin Urban - Natural Style, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Galvanized garden etagere with dried flowers and plants by Karin Urban – Natural Style

And I had to search up what an etagere was. It is noted as a piece of furniture with a number of open shelves for displaying.

All I know is, this etagere made from all kinds of mis-matched galvanized pieces was super cool and the outcome so incredibly lovely! ADORE the height! Very unique vignette for the beautiful outdoors.

Printed pumpkin seed packet picture by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Printed pumpkin seed packet picture by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

I love fall displays, however this pumpkin seed packet picture has such a cool vintage vibe! This post offers the printable so you can make one too!

Painted Hudson's Bay blanket desk by Birdz of a Feather, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Painted Hudson’s Bay blanket desk by Birdz of a Feather

This iconic look on a desk is so unexpected, yet so vibrantly cool! I love that it brings a modern edge to an old piece.

What have you made this past week? Link up below!

Party Highlights on Pinterest from Party Junk.53 PM

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1. UpcycledDIY home decor projects only please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog. NO FOOD NOR NEW CRAFTS please.

2. Linkups must be your own work, not another’s.

3. Only projects new to this link party please, to keep things fresh. Repeats may be deleted.

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  1. Looking forward to all things Christmas soon, but finishing up Thanksgiving for us Americans;) People can get a little fussy if we skip over it;) Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend, Donna!