Can you even believe it? 2019 is a done deal!
And that generally means it’s time to share Funky Junk’s favorite posts and junk projects of 2019.
Looking back this past year, lots transpired. My heath took a turn downward but then improved, I took another long Hawaiian adventure (I’ve yet to share!), transformed the living room and a spare bedroom, and made plenty of cool projects!
But did I check off all my dream to-dos? That would be a no. But I love how life weaves its own way to help guide.
For example, for the longest time I thought I was prepping my house to sell. Maybe I still am? But my health took a turn downwards totally stalling that one. So I went on a lengthly Hawaiian healing trip instead.
While I can’t even begin to know where 2020 will take things, there are a few things on my list that keep rising to the top…
Within my 2020 dreams…
Waterfront is still in the picture, I just don’t know how.
My house needs lots of work, especially the outside which is basically untouched.
More people in my life would be a great perk… perhaps through travel or a hobby?
I’ve been debating on introducing a new way to inspire with a more one-on-one twist… possibly a membership group? Course? The subject keeps rising to the top… encouraging women with full-throttle support through a community, DIY challenges, sole travel, life changes, etc.
Anyway, regardless where things go, let’s take a trip down memory lane from this past year… I’ve chosen these projects and posts as my own personal favs due to how much I loved the outcome and what they ultimately brought to my home and life, and based on readers’ interest.
Recognize a few?
Funky Junk’s favorite posts and junk projects of 2019
Two new beasts came home and made my dream living room finally a thing!
An unlikely little curb-side find got a cute and easy revamp. And it’s one of my fav pieces I still use every day!
I love this project because it’s helpful, cute and easy!
Just when I had finished redecorating my son’s old room, it became a ‘guest room’, thanks to this gorgeous bed find!
A revamped TV tray got another revamp… And I continue to love and use it every single day!
I gave myself a deadline to get the guest room done, so this shelf became a BIG part of it!
I’ve always wanted grain sack designs to go with the grain sack striped stencils, and finally launched 4… putting them right to work!
This pillow includes a cool technique to give the fabric more texture.
With garden season upon us, I challenged myself to make some cute garden-themed crates… and the Ikea hack began!
My fav part is the addition of casters, corners and pulls.
You already know the day I started biking my life changed overnight.
This 2 part series shares how that all became, and all about my fav bike gear. It’s a helpful read and just may encourage you to get out there and move a little yourself…
There are two posts that continue to do so well… so I guess lots of people need to edge their flowerbeds!
This one included a new video of the process, which makes it even easier to copy now!
I will say, this method hands down WILL transform your yard in a matter of an hour of your time.
I wanted argyle in my life, so I created a 2-part stencil and promptly put it to work in a style that married my rustic theme. The TV tray still looks as good as the day I made it!
I finally spilled the beans, and shared the way I journal.
But it isn’t just a to-do list. This is MUCH more, and will have you digging deep, and writing down scary big dreams as well… if you dare…
Hands down, starting the day on paper in this way WILL redirect you in a very productive way.
My paint studio badly needed a revamp, so this easy wood block shelving unit from wood scraps was so perfect!
Easy to adjust, and detailed with just the right shipping crate stamps thanks to a new stencil…
With the reclaimed wood fence finally complete, it was time to finish it up with some cool stuff!
Coming home from a month’s vacation left this shed in a grapevine shamble. So I took the pruners to it and had it totally revamped in a couple hours time!
The cute shutters and bike were new additions.
When I visited my son’s closet, most of his clothes were on the floor. So rummaging through my garage workshop, I came across a shelving unit that would work wonders… but it had to get a lot prettier first!
During my month long Hawaiian vacation, self care was #1 on my list. So once I got home, I promptly visited my Dr. for a bunch of advice.
What I didn’t expect to hear was lots of what I was experiencing was related to menopause! And other things.
Here’s what I learned… it’s an incredible read that you WILL learn something new from.
Landing an old dresser on the curb became the missing piece to the guest bedroom makeover. A little paint later, this beauty now stores sewing supplies. Fabric-style no less….
With fall upon us, it was time to play with the living room. The warmth of reclaimed wood and crates sealed this tour’s deal!
While I was biking daily, I wasn’t writing about it. So when I noticed the leaves were nearly done, I hauled the camera along and snapped some pretty beautiful sights… and also share a life update in this post as well.
With Christmas upon us, it was time to start with some festive ideas… and this JOY sign with a buffalo checked ornament became an online favorite!
Rummaging for a piece of barn shiplap that was the perfect hue against my front door brick, this JOY sign was fast, easy and PERFECT.
An impromptu trip to Seattle by train with my best friend transpired… and I’m so glad we did this!
We took in major Seattle sights, saw the (somewhat gross) gum wall, plus! If Seattle is in your sights, this 2 part series is a good one.
A cheap sandbag became an instant santa sack idea, thanks to a couple stencils that made it easy.
I’ve always wanted a Christmas countdown. A bulletin board and vintage mirror frame later, this happened!
This post also turned into an incredible blog hop where other bloggers shared their latest Chrismtas projects with new Christmas Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils. SO good!
I’ve never had a flocked Christmas tree before but have always wanted one. After landing this beauty, it came home AND got a new reclaimed wood tree skirt too!
A stack of vintage crates from fall got slightly shifted to accommodate a vintage Christmas!
Every year I like to create a Christmas idea with scrap wood… and these scrap wood Christmas and winter trees won!
Challenged to decorate the kitchen in one day, I completely gutted it, took a toothbrush to it, and painted skis, made a new sign, and much more! With the last room complete, here is the whole tour… and it’s personally my fav Christmas tour to date. I LOVE THOSE SKIS!
And with that my friends, 2019 is a wrap! Hope you enjoyed this little memory lane travel of Funky Junk’s favorite posts and junk projects of 2019.
And a very special thank-you for following along all year, supporting me through blog reading, purchasing stencils, opening up newsletters, sharing my work through social media, and enjoying epic laughs over Instagram Stories!
Let’s ring in the new year together through creative and affordable ways to enhance our homes, join me in some epic new travel, and whatever else comes along!
Is there anything you’d like to see more of in the new year? Please share… I’d love to hear!
See ya ‘next year!’
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