About Funky Junk Interiors
Hello new friend! I’m Donna and welcome to Funky Junk Interiors!
This blog showcases DIY project tutorials of creative home decorating with salvaged finds.
I also design and carry a line of Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE which are sign market-styled stencils helping others create antique looking signs with professional results.
I sincerely home this blog becomes a home for those who wish to learn how to make things themselves, in the most affordable way possible.
I’m so glad you are here! Follow along by subscribing to my posts HERE so we can create together!
How this blog started
Creating cool stuff out of salvage finds derived out of need.
I live on the west coast of BC, Canada, with 2 cats and mom to a young adult son.
When I started my life over again and moved into a complete fixer upper home with little funds and knowledge, I set out to furnish my home with… well, nothing.
Curbside diving became my shopping mall.
Searching for reclaimed wood and pallets for materials quickly became a free valuable resource, thanks to the firetruck manufacture where I currently worked as a sign maker by trade.
Once I started seeing some real results, a fire lit. If I could decorate my home for free, perhaps this would interest others too…
So I found out about blogs, then spent a few (lot) late nights learning how to build and operate one.
I then started sharing my outlandish, unique, ultra affordable (free) creations and even furniture. Pressing that publish button was downright scary sometimes!
But I’m so glad I did. Never did I fathom that my style of rustic home decorating or placing signs in unique areas would become an interest!
Then repurposing in general really took off. Who knew my current lifestyle of scavenging for reclaimed wood or curbside finds would even become a real thing the world was craving to try themselves?
The blog continued to grow, as did I. Learning new things became part of this ride.
How creating sign stencils filled a need
Along with my upcycled creations was sharing my continued love of making DIY signs for my home in unique ways.
I’m a 20 year professional sign maker by trade, creating vinyl signs for storefronts, pinstriping on vehicles, lettering and striping for a major fire truck manufacturer, along with graphic design.
When I started turning vinyl into paint stencils (as per the stairway above), and placing signs in unique areas in my home, readers reached out asking how to recreate that look.
That’s when I decided to create a line of Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils so anyone could make the signs I was making with complete ease!
No more font talk needed. Here’s the stencil fully designed which is the hardest part. All you need to do next is add paint! With pro results every time.
Sign projects with stencils
So I now I create stenciled DIY projects organically by incorporating sign stencil designs in with my own DIY projects to resemble reproduction antiques, as well as inspire others on what to make too!
Other blog topics you’ll find here:
Bike riding along the trails
However, I also blog about other topics too!
My passion for bike riding adventures through our gorgeous river trails
My vast travels HERE for work and play will take you around my area, across Canada, to Hawaii and the United States!
And much more.
What else I offer
I also love to team up with other bloggers and businesses for blog hops, workshops, product endorsements, sponsored posts and speaking engagements. Is there something we can do to work and play together?
I know what it’s like to go without. So I take extreme pleasure in teaching whatever I learn right here.
Encouraging others to pick up tools for the first time and follow their own dreams is what this blog has become about.
I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome! And… let’s junk!