3000 Followers Event – The Colour Challenge linkup! (and a vote)

Welcome to The Colour Challenge linkup!

I admit, my own colour additions are small and simple. I simply didn’t have time to actually paint something big, plus I’m still feeling my way around vibrant doses of all things fun, so I made my changes easy.

The muted tones of nature added a whole different flavour to this little rustic vignette. I LOVE it now!

Β The pretty aqua basket was my mom’s.

It’s simple, provides an awesome function, and serves as a gentle reminder of one of my best friends.

Next up, the main bath got hit. Pinky swear, I did NOT remove colour in order to get this colourless pic. πŸ™‚

AΒ  beautiful hand done original painting by The Old Post RoadΒ  steals the show in this little bathroom corner! A simple crate becomes the perfect rustic frame to accompany a picture holding alot of deep meaning for me.

Have you visited The Old Post Road’s Etsy shop before? Trish’s work is so bright and cheerful! And I can vouch it’s even prettier in person. πŸ™‚

Nature helped me out next.

I realize the colour you are seeing here is very subtle. Baby steps, people. πŸ™‚ But even the tiniest bit of colour made a big impact in these zones. When more time is on my side, I can’t WAIT to push this colour thing a little further!

Ok, here’s one more. My son and I escaped this weekend to a lakeside resort as part of a contest win I had. (I’ll be sharing the details soon!) I shot this picture just today at Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada. Doesn’t the colour simply complete the picture here?

Inspire me to really get it, my colour loving friends!

3000 Followers Event update

This nearly concludes this little party. NEARLY. πŸ™‚ There is a junk giveaway that will transpire soon, as well as other possible random surprises that may come up in the mix over the short term as well. So stay tuned! And thanks for playing along!

The Colour Challenge Linkup

1. Find or paint something in a fun colour., then stage it.

2. Show your before and after in your post, then link up!Β 

3. Feel free to share an older link if you desire. But if you can, try for a new project! This one’s all about trying something new to broaden your own horizons.

Link up will be open for 1 week so keep checking back for new linkups!Β 

This Wednesday! Are you ready?
(Last event HERE)

Β Care to vote? Check out One Project Closer to vote for the best before and after!Β  I’m in the running too with my crazy crate stairs!

link HERE

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26 thoughts on “3000 Followers Event – The Colour Challenge linkup! (and a vote)

  1. lookin good as usual Donna…you created a new coffee table or my memory has gone south? Hope you and your son had a blast on your weekend

  2. This is fun but I really can’t participate. I have probably too much color already. Everything I do has to have pops of color, especially red. I don’t think I have anything lacking color that I can change. It will be fun to visit all of the other links and see how others are using color.

  3. Im in love…with your blog!
    My sweet friend Michelle from Emerald Cove told me about your blog…I tthink I might have seen your blog at one point or a photo from there because I have a photo of your entryway with the barnboard and the hooks that Michelle and I both love!!!
    There is so much to look at here and Im having a blast!! lol
    Your bathroom is so gorgeous..I want it!!!
    We actually need a whole bathjroom reno..but when..who knows, but what you’ve done here is so lovely!!
    Im your newest follower..(purehunnybee)

    So happy to meet you !!
    Coma and visit..

    With all my heart…Deborah

  4. Hey Donna, I finally got my color post up… better late than never. Love the subtle touches of color you’ve added to your home. Those yellow (daisies?) in the aqua jars are gorgeous!
    Happy Monday!
    ~ Jo πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for all the linky fun here all weekend, even while you were away!

    I’ve driven past the Black Forest restaurant many times… always love how perennial that happy little spot is along the way.

    Love the shutter you made… it’s fabulous!

  6. Donna, I just adore your decorating style! I love the way you added color because in your neutral environment it really makes the colors stand out so they can be enjoyed more. If only you lived closer and could help domestically-challenged me!

  7. What a nice post…All the images inspire me to try some paint projects and be more creative and adventurous in coloring my world.

  8. I so enjoyed this post Donna. Those pops of color were just enough to make a great addition to your already fabulous spaces. Any so easily changed as well. Love this post and was way inspiring. Now to find the time to execute some of this beauty.

  9. Oh what a lovely colorful post! Sometimes a little bit of color can go a long way! I totally dig the yellow daises! What a cheery window! Beautiful job!

  10. Hey neighbor! Hope you had a great time at Harrison! It’s funny, we just bought a gift certificate tonight to send my in-laws there for their 25th anniversary!

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3000 Followers Event – The Colour Challenge (and giveaway!)

(EDITED: Colour challenge on MONDAY Oct 4)

Welcome to Funky Junk’s


3000 Follower’s Event!

(click HERE for the intro)

Wow! We’re there! 3000+!Β  To help celebrate the event, over the next little while you’ll see some fun interactive posts come up, with the intention to inspire, teach and encourage you. You’re here for DIY decorating, so that’s what I aim to deliver!

So why don’t we kick this thing off with a fun challenge? Here’s a chance to push yourselves in an area that may be foreign to you.

(picture source HERE)


Beyond the Screen Door

In today’s world of whites, when you see sudden colour, you take note!

Cottage Instincts

Whites and neutrals are beautiful. But look what simple colour can do in just the right places. Wow.

Lucy’s Lounge at Tutti Chic

Because quite simply put, sometimes being brave and just going for it can transform something standard to extraordinary.


Β Maison Decor

This one’s all about colour. Wish to broaden your horizons just a little and play along? Here’s what to do:

Β (picture source HERE)

1. Find something (small and easy) you’ve always wanted to try in a fun colour. Go ahead and just paint it! Or, find a colourful object that’s just outside of your comfort zone. Then stage it where you’d like it to go.

2. Post your before and after. Let’s see what you can do with some new colour bling in your life! (grab the 3000 Followers Event pic or one of the colourful pics if you wish)

3. Share your post in the linkup going upΒ  MONDAY AM. (Oct 4)

4. Feel free to share an older link if you desire. But if you can, try for a new project! This one’s all about trying something new to broaden your own horizons.

Whaddaya think? Wanna go for it and join in?!? I’ll be trying robin’s egg blue. Weeee! I’m feeling so brave today. How will I feel when I do it? I’ll soon find out. πŸ™‚

Let’s talk colour!

Are you scared of colour or love it?

What colour have you always desired to try?
Do you prefer colour that’s there for the long haul or just removable objects with bright tones?
Fess up! What do you think you’ll try for this challenge?

Linkup changed to Mon Oct 4.

Let’s do it!

So, let’s get this party started right and offer a present!

This colour challenge was inspired by a gal that uses bright fun colours in her adorable creations.

The Pleated Poppy

is joining the colour bandwagon and offering you something that’s all ABOUT colour! Run on over to

The Sponsor StoreΒ 

NOW to enter for your choice of a giveaway item!

Thanks Lindsey!

Now go colour that pretty world of yours and see youΒ  Monday!

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29 thoughts on “3000 Followers Event – The Colour Challenge (and giveaway!)

  1. I love color! I have had yellow, dark red, cherry red,
    white, peach, pale green, dark corally red, blue, dark green, a Martha Stewart bright medium green, beach glass, a darker beach glass, camel, khaki, silver, pale lavendar(laundry room), pumpkin orange (little kitchen in NYC) rooms over the last thirty something years. I guess the only color I haven’t tried was chocolate and black. I would like to try the Farrow and Ball Drain Spout, or Rain Drain or whatever it is, but I don’t think that will fly with my banker. I do have a room in the basement that is half chalk board.
    I always say that I don’t like green, but I have three green rooms now, and used to have a Dartmouth green room years ago. A lot of color depends on the light you use it in. I am at a high altitude now, so really bright colors don’t work and have to be grayed down.
    My color palette now seems to be a faded red, chocolate brown like leather, beige or camel, and a pale turquoise or sea glass. In my bedroom and most bathrooms I seem to have a pale blue and white .
    So, as to what I will paint? Depends on what colors are available in spray paint, maybe. I think I should end this because I am under the influence of Ambien and could go on and on without realizing it. Ann

  2. I love color!! My front porch is a study in beige…boring!! So I think I will tackle my screen door!! This has inspired me!! Blue’s sound good! So I will be mixing paint today and see what I come up with. Wednesday huh? Whew! I better get cracking!!

  3. We’ve been debating on a colour for our front door. It is a hunter green now and we hate it. We live in a brick house in brown hues (light and dark with bits of gray. Help. Any suggestions.

  4. I love colour! In fact, I can’t live without it! I think that homes done in neutrals are beautiful and peaceful, but I couldn’t live in them! I need colour. I got really daring last year with my family room, I painted the walls (they are actually half walls) 50/50 bar orange. Guess what? I love it!!!! It is the most cheerful room, and everyone who comes and sees it loves it. I will have a project ready for your party, admittedly I have been working on it for a couple of weeks, but it WILL be ready by then! I am going with Harbor Breeze blue, not my usual color, but still one I love! Thanks for doing this party!

  5. OH this is just the prodding I needed! My hubby has been giving me gentle little nudges that he would like to see some color on the front door (I’m a white door kinda gal)! So I am off to find either a barn red or cranberry… I normally surround myself with natural colors such as sand, chocolate, white but the exception was our family room in Ohio (burgundy), the kitchen in Ohio (sunflower yellow), and our kitchen in Alaska (tomato!! I loved that kitchen!) When we moved to Indiana imagine our surprise to find the master bedroom bath was none other than…. Harley Davidson ORANGE! Yep, and it still is! Thanks for the little nudge! I know my husband will be ecstatic!!

    (plus I’m picking out the paint for the laundry/utility/garage entry hall and beadboard!! A bright white for a windowless area!)

  6. Oh my… you gals are going a step beyond what I had planned myself. Let’s extend the deadline then to include more of you!

    Let’s wait a week then… next Monday it is. Like that better?

    For now on, I promise… all post making challenges will be at least 1 week. Deal? πŸ™‚


  7. Ok, here’s one you probably haven’t heard yet.
    WHITE would be my color challenge. I have so much color in my home already, and so much of my furniture is already painted various colors, so WHITE would have to be my own challenge. I just can’t seem to fit it into my decor.

    Having said that, I still won’t be able to make the challenge date. Much too busy and far behind. But when and if I ever paint anythig for myself white, you’ll be the first to know!

    I think this will be a fun link up to see.

  8. Congrats on the 3000! I love pops of color. I had darker color on the walls in my old house. Here my walls still have color but not as dark. But I still like using brighter color in smaller ways. I will try for Wednesday but its raining here so I don’t know how much painting I can get done.

  9. I have one piece of furniture in my home that is painted, white of course, and all else is wood. I was always a white wall kind of gal, until I painted my library red and stenciled gold fleur de lis, and I was hooked. Now I’ve got red, blues, greens, yellow, purple…you get the point! I’ve got a locker I’m debating painting, how’s pink sound? can’t wait to see everyone’s projects! Lisa πŸ˜‰

  10. You always shake rattle and roll things around here….geesh!

    I have 7 pieces painted white in the work room downstairs and NOW SHE WANTs COLOR!!!!!!!!!!! Lordy! Lordy!!

    I try NOT to miss your parties….don’t I? So, I will be there, with bells on!!!!

    Maybe purple bells, maybe chartreuse, or vermillion!!! (I just like saying vermillion!!!)


  11. Congratulations on 3000, Donna! I’ll see what I can come up with. Although my newly painted aqua barstools are outside my comfort zone. I still haven’t added the last coat and poly. I like them, but sometimes they seem like just too much colour.

  12. Although I love all the whites in blogland ~ I cannot imagine it in my home. We just painted the office terra cotta over the week-end and I love it! Now to lay the floor ~ figure out what to put on the window and load it back in… we should have it done by christmas!! I live with one of the founding members of the procrastinators club! Love this colour party Donna ~ I will have to think on it….

  13. I’ve been loving a little color lately. A couple months ago, I painted my dining chairs in shades of red, white, and blue(linked up to your color party Monday!), and painted my white shutters a dark midnight blue. And just yesterday, I painted the white knobs on my white dresser blue! I still love lots of white, but some fun pops of color are making me happy!!
    Hope you have a great week!

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