DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 - Strainer nest, tea cup mantel, vintage letters wall, Easter mantel / vignettes, plus! Up-cycled features and a link party on Funky Junk! Join in!

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517

Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific

Hello all!

This past week, I started cleaning again, and yes, I made a little headway as well as head down memory lane when I dug through a dresser HERE. While the memories slowed me down, they also made me smile. I love how things from the past can contour up such great feelings! Especially while cleaning…

Bike Shop stenciled sign by Funky Junk Interiors

Bike Shop stenciled sign by Funky Junk interiors

I also had an exciting launch this week,  sharing 5 new stencils… and I made this with some of them!

But you don’t have to be a biker to appreciate all the different looks these can take on… click the post to read all about them!


This past week, I also went on a rather exciting new train ride to Vancouver, BC, approx 1.5 hours east of where I live. It was for an appointment, but I also toured the streets of Gastown and other hot spots. It was a day I needed… and made me want more.

I really miss traveling but I’m so uncertain if this is the year to stay or run as fast as I can with everything that is going on in the world at the moment. Where do you stand on all that?

And just to further taunt me, as I’m tying this post, some ads for the area I was searching up came up through VRBO. How dare they… LOL I don’t think I can stay put guys… I just don’t.

So while I play round with travel ideas, let’s take a peek at some lovely highlights from last week’s party…

This week’s features


Office photowall mural by Bliss Ranch, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 on Funky Junk!

Office photowall mural by Bliss Ranch

When Bliss decided on a room revamp, she doesn’t mess around. Look at that wall mural full of antique letters! And that chair!

Do you ship your talents, Bliss? Click the link for this cool story!

Kitchen strainer birds' nest by Homeroad, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 on Funky Junk!

Kitchen strainer birds’ nest by Homeroad

And then the perfect little project for spring comes up on my screen. This adorable strainer next on a chunk of picket fence is perfection. Click the blog post link for all the details.

Spring mantel by Lora B, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 on Funky Junk!

Spring mantel by Lora B.

While I have winter on my mantel still, Lora brings over this beautiful spring mantel, inspired by another’s. Great idea! I think I’ll be inspired by this one to start my own! Visit this beautiful post and see what inspired her! LOVE how that gorgeous mirror anchors the brick…

Vintage teacup spring mantel by Dabbling & Decorating, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 on Funky Junk!

Vintage teacup spring mantel by Dabbling & Decorating

And if you weren’t in the mood for spring quite yet, you will be now! This lovely tea cup theme hung from vintage wood windows is so fresh, isn’t it?! Click the link to see so many other beautiful photos of this space!

Easter vignettes by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 on Funky Junk!

Easter vignettes by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

As I scrolled Lisa’s delightful post, those little chicks gave me a lump in my throat. You WILL have memories of your past when you scroll to see all these sweet spring / Easter vignettes. Click to see many more! And get your tissues ready…


Well that was fun! And you all improved my mood a little! But I’d be happier if I was heading to Maui so can someone please tell me to just go? Thank-you.

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What did you up-cycle this past week? Link up your newest for DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517 below!

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1. UpcycledDIY home decor projects only please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form. NO FOOD NOR NEW CRAFTS please.

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

3. Only projects new to this link party please, to keep things fresh.

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

5. No need to link back to the party. I would love it if you shared the first gallery picture instead. Thank-you!

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7 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 517

  1. Thanks for featuring my Spring Mantel, Donna! It’s definitely getting me in the Spring mood, and luckily the snow is melting here; yay, an early Spring! Your bike stencil is adorable; can’t wait to see the great projects that will come out of that one:)

  2. Donna
    Thank you so much for sharing my spring vignettes!
    I’m so glad they gave you a nostalgic feeling- They were fun to make.
    I appreciate you so much, thanks for hosting. Your parties are awesome!
    When I saw your new bike stencil I literally gasped out loud! I love the rack you made, I can see it right now at my house.
    Have a great week!
    xo Lisa S

  3. okay, Lora B has inspired me with her stylish black mirror!

    i have a large round one in our entry hallway that is currently in a frame with a VERY outdated whitewash finish. i can’t stand it… i’ve toyed with the idea of painting it, i just didn’t know what color to go with. now i do!

    this is why i love this party so much… everyone who contributes has such inspiring ideas!!! ~ deb

  4. Thank you for the feature. The new stencils are awesome, and as far as my talents, well I’m only as good as the company I keep – and they are a pretty talented bunch such as yourself.

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