An illuminated cabin resort sign for a fall mantel

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I have often shared my dream of having my own lake front cabin.  I’m also kinda blessed to have a rock floor to ceiling fireplace that could be in a cabin. So I decided to celebrate fall… Cabin Resort style this year! But there’s more… Today I’m teaming up with a TON of other desperately artistic […]

A summer hydrangea mantel with a twist

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My poor fireplace mantel. It hasn’t been changed out since I did this version with the dried brown hydrangeas. During winter! Can you tell I’m not huge on seasonal decorating? 🙂 I honestly would have just left it, but the metal containers were really dusty and it needed a good clean. Plus I wanted to summerize […]

Furniture how tos for the upcycled dollhouse

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This post was a little bittersweet to make. My beloved upcycled dollhouse is now a wrap, and will go off to a place that works with children soon. But as promised, here’s a post that’s ALL about how the furniture was made from wood scraps and thrift store finds. I’m glad I had a reason […]

Upcycled bookshelf dollhouse with furniture reveal

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Upcycled bookshelf dollhouse with furniture reveal This is a story about how two barbie dolls became lucky owners of their enchanting new dollhouse made out of a bookshelf, filled with easy-to-make upcycled furniture using scrap wood and objects found in a thrift store. Have a child you’d like to do a project with? This may […]

Metal filled winter fireplace mantel

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Fireplace mantels… have you winterized yours yet? Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned. And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. 🙂 Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, […]

A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? 🙂 You actually already caught a glimpse […]

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

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It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season! Let the over abundant decorating games begin. 🙂  Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them. Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never. But… they need one more thing. With the […]

5. Mantel decorating with a lilic filled junky toolbox planter

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Upon returning from the Snap conference, I was pleasantly surprised to come home with our lilac tree in full bloom! My fireplace mantel needed a shot of spring, so I got to work, creating a lilac filled junky toolbox planter. In order to get that amazing fragrance in the house pronto, a few blooms were […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

Day 10 – illuminated old windows Christmas mantel

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Nothing spells progress quite like when your mantel is decorated for Christmas!  And this year, my illuminated old windows Christmas mantel comes with a little heartwarming memory story attached. Create an old world rock fireplace without destruction – tutorial HERE The fireplace mantel is glowy, snowy, with plenty of greens and a grapevine / pinecone […]