DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 with tips

Vintage ironing board laundry room sign to hide fuse box, by Grit Antiques, featured on Funky Junk Interiors DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 | upcycled features with a themed repurposed theme party on

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361

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Happy weekend, and thanks for joining us once again! 

So… you may remember me asking for your input last weekend, on all things link party. In a nutshell, I am completely honoured, in this day and age where link parties are kinda sorda going out of style, you want this one to keep on keepin’ on.Thank you! And so that we shall.

I also felt you may appreciate learning a little behind the scenes thoughts on what I do with this party and why. Plus, I also have some tips that could help you get clicked on more. Here we go!

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I personally love that it’s a smaller party. Less competition, it’s just the stuff you want to see, and you get more eyes on your stuff due to it. Thanks for agreeing!

And you are so right… the quality is here. Bar none. It’s hard to pick features because everything is so good! Thank you for offering up a non text overlay pic to choose from too!

Each feature (plus) is pinned to the Party Highlights board. It’s a super beautiful, very active board, and a great resource to repin from. It is advertised on every single party post. So visit this if you wish to see past highlights!

I also appreciate those that help advertise the party, by pinning the top graphic. It’s created to help drive traffic to the party (so everyone benefits), without directly pinning other’s features to my own blog. I’d much prefer a pin vs. linking back (for bloggers that participate). So, thank you for that!

Photo size suggestion

I love posting your photos, but all the different sizes can be challenging to create a streamlined look. I generally resize most photos based on the smallest one I feature. But sometimes they are too small. So a tip: ensure your photos are at least 650 pixels for horizontal, or 960 pixels for vertical, which is a standard for most blog post formats. These sizes would GREATLY enhance those that pin you as well.

Regarding photos, I rename them with all your credentials for the best SEO, but always add, ‘featured by Funky Junk Interiors’ on the photo itself. I do this so if one sees the image on Pinterest, they know it’s a feature and not your actual post. I then click through, and repin from YOU instead.

I also like to give a commentary on how your project inspires me. I love hearing other’s perspectives on projects, so felt the little extra time spent is worthwhile, and makes this party a little more unique.

And I do love to feature you on my FB page. A link goes to the overall party (to benefit everyone), as well as a direct link to the blogger’s feature. It’s a well known fact that the more we link away from FB, the less insights that post will get. But I refuse to feature you without your credentials. So if you see yourself shared, a like, comment or reshare would totally help fuel your own feature, making up for it. When I feature you there, I track our hits so I can continue to tweak what works and what doesn’t. The good news is, those FB features do work! Most features get at least a couple hundred hits, to the low thousands. Thanks for making my FB page so pretty! 🙂

Add your blog name

For feature reasons, I allow 100 characters for the linkup titles, so please DO include your blog name with your post description! I think it helps with your own branding, and helps me locate you.

ie: Wood and pipe coffee station by Funky Junk Interiors

And, I do love your comments. When you link up and tell me what you brought to the table, along with your linkup number, you indeed stand out. It’s also good SEO. Did you know blog comments can actually show up in a google search? Make sure to add those keywords… 🙂

So… thanks again for being here, and loving what you see! On with the show…
Here are some highlights from our last party

DIY vintage styled Crab House sign, by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
DIY vintage styled Crab House sign, by Scavenger Chic

I really couldn’t love a vintage styled sign more design wise, but when Joan does this one completely by scratch, well… it becomes greatness. NEED.

DIY industrial bookshelf or plate display, by Cherished Bliss, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
DIY industrial bookshelf or plate display, by Cherished Bliss

She had me at wood and metal. But I can see this easy and stunning bookshelf project become even more! How about a plate wall? Hang mugs on S hooks from the bars? Bathroom towel bar / reading rack? Or even toilet paper rolls? SOOOO cool!

Vintage ironing board laundry room sign to hide fuse box, by Grit Antiques, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage ironing board laundry room sign to hide fuse box, by Grit Antiques

Jane desired to hide an unsightly fuse box. Love her definition of hide. The vintage ironing board laundry sign is a must copy! You could make it even more super productive on a horizontal, adding some pipe fittings or hooks to hang stuff too! Hmm.. don’t mind if I do. 🙂

Stencil info is inside her post.

Repurposed and distressed farm crate, by Homeroad, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Repurposed and distressed farm crate, by Homeroad

Inspired by one of Jane’s projects, Susan came up with her own version of a rustic crate, repurposed from a cubby shelf! Love it when half your project is already built for you. 🙂

Stencil info is inside her post. 

Stikwood reclaimed wood wall, by Designing, Dining and Diapers, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Stikwood reclaimed wood wall via top blog posts, by Designing, Dining and Diapers

Oh but that wall… and it might be easier to create than you think! Easy, and clever way to create the look without having to make the authentic stuff work.

Part of a Top Blog Posts roundup.

Framed chalkboard printable layered winter wreath, by Setting for Four, Funky Junk Interiors
Framed chalkboard printable layered winter wreath, by Setting for Four

A wreath that can be changed in a moment’s notice. So clever! Loving the layers in this one as well.

Printable included in the post.

Vintage button rhinestone bracelet, by Sadie Seasongoods, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage button rhinestone bracelet, by Sadie Seasongoods

When buttons become glamorous! Really gives you a reason to trace back to the sewing isle at the thrift store, doesn’t it?

Industrial frame on a cool printable, by Design, Dining and Diapers, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Industrial frame on a cool printable, by Design, Dining and Diapers

This post is about the adorable printable. But what stole my heart is that simple but gorgeous farmhouse styled picture frame. I’m going to pick up those very brackets! Genius way to connect the boards.

What did you make this past week? Link up below!

Party Highlights on Pinterest from Party Junk.53 PM

~ Blah blah linkup rules ~

1. UpcycledDIY home projects only please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog.

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

3. Only projects new to this link party please. The themed linkup (if applicable) is an exception.

4. By linking up here, you’re cool with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter, FJI Facebook and I Love That Junk with a link back to you, or its own new LINK WIDGET with no additional permission required.

5. No need to link back! Pinning the first image would be very appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

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13 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 with tips

  1. Hi Donna, this week I finally painted the well used large chalkboard found at the thrift store – and then discovered what a great backdrop it makes ! Not what I had planned at all. It will be showing up for some time as a clean black background, I never realized I needed something like that, usually I use white or light tan. I was going to make a vertical message board or a meal planner or …

    Thanks for DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 361 with tips. Love seeing what other junk thrifters are inventing/tweeking/repurposing.

    This ice under crusty snow is certainly different to work around – I am sure it has been about 20 years since the last time snow / ice lasted more than a week or so. My car wheels kind of froze to the ground and DGS’s help at digging paths kind of covered the front of my car and the snow froze me in place. Waited for the days that were at least 0 C and eventually got the front cleared and the tires separated from the ice.


  2. Thanks, Donna for keeping the party on!!!! I’m so happy. You’re almost the only party I regularly link to anymore. This week I linked up some chairs that got recovered with men’s old dress shirts. A friend and I did these together on New Year’s just before her big party that night! The special thing? Some of the shirts were her Grandpa’s… who’s since gone to Heaven. 🙂

  3. Donna,
    You have such a vast tank of knowledge when it comes to blogging, link ups and the “right” way to do this whole thing! I know you’ve done how-to posts in the past to help bloggers, but think there’s plenty of us out here that would still appreciate your wisdom! I know the game is always changing with algorhythms, trends, etc, but retail (and newborns) is the same way; just when you think you’ve got something figured out, it changes! Your attention to detail has attracted some of the best; keep it up! I truly appreciated the boost I got from your feature! Thanks!

    • Thanks Lora! You are right, I use to write lots of blogger tutorials. I’ll put that back on my to do list, and see what pops into my head. Is there anything you have in mind you’d like to learn more about? Thanks for your suggestion!

  4. Hi Donna! You are pretty amazing, thanks for being such a great party host! I am linking up some easy to build shelves out of my fave…reclaimed wood! Thanks for hosting!

  5. You know, Donna, I read other blogs sometimes, but you are my daily dose. You’re the best. I look to you each day to find out what else you’ll be sharing. Thank you for the inspiration and creativity and purity of heart that you share with us. May 2017 treat you gently and with joy.

  6. thanks for hosting another great party & big thank you for featuring my laundry sign.

    All awesome features…I always wear one too many bracelets so I’m lovin the vintage bracelet.

    I also really appreciate any tips! It takes me hours to figure something out at times and I still have so much to learn. Like the comments and link number…I had no idea about all of this!

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