DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543

Visit 20+ NEW DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 - Acorn and leaf pillows, gumball acorns, faux hour glass art, bottle cap flowers, plus! Up-cycled projects with link party complete with tutorials on Funky Junk. Join in!

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Hi all!

Our weather out west has been SO good lately, I’ve been hacking away at outside projects this week.

Most recently, I worked on the garden shed yet again, this round sharing the framing work. What. A. Job. This was my first time framing an actual building so you can bet it pushed me past my own limits often. In fact, I’m surprised I didn’t give up! haha

Part 2 - how I framed the shed plus made a door from scratch!

Re-framing the garden shed with door making tips – Part 2

But check this out. I made a door. A REAL DOOR! And learned so much in the process. So this post (Part 2) shares how I framed it up, along with my ups and downs and beginner framing tips… so you don’t make all the mistakes I made!

I also finally put away a puzzle that had been out for too long. I guess once the weather turned good, I lost interest… for now. But it was a mess, thanks to two shedding cats. So I came up with an epic way to get that puzzle squeaky clean HERE for next round again!

In other news, I’m currently right in the middle of designing new fall stencils, and then I’m moving right to Christmas next! So if you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see, feel free to share in comments! I’d love to know.

I just wish there were about 3 of me right now, because I’m also siding my garden shed, painting the house, trying to grow a new lawn, and wishing for a vacation sometime in the fall. Dare I leave with all this going on?!

While I mull that one over, let’s feast our eyes on some pretty top-shelf highlights from last week’s party… get ready to gasp…

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 features:


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Sweater acorn and leaf fall pillows by Pillar Box Blue, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Sweater acorn and leaf fall pillows by Pillar Box Blue

NOTHING is cozier than blankets and sweaters for fall, so these acorn and leaf pillows are so perfectly themed! Aren’t they adorable? Click the link to learn how!

Rustic crates with rustic markings by Junky Encores, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Rustic crates with rustic markings by Junky Encores on Facebook

Kim once again gets her junk on, but this round, it’s all about tricking out rustic crates. This shipping crate styled one stole my crate lovin’ heart! But this post also shares a few other super cool ideas that include grain sack stripes, numbers and more! Click the link to visit / follow on Facebook.

Magazine holder rolling pin display by Organized Clutter, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Magazine holder rolling pin display by Organized Clutter

If you’re a collector or even a baker, you’ll love Carlene’s genius take on how to work a magazine holder into a rolling pin dream! Talk about an epic repurpose! Visit the link to learn all the details.

Acorn gumballs by Birdz of a Feather, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Acorn gumballs by Birdz of a Feather

These painted acorns offer a quirky, modern edge to the traditional kind! But fill up a gumball machine, and you elevate this fall display to EPIC. So creative! Click the link to learn how.

Bottle cap flowers by Crafty Gardener, featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Bottle cap flowers by Crafty Gardener

This junker’s heart is smitten with these adorable bottle cap flowers! Visit the link to learn how to do this and see how they were used!

Wine Glass Hourglass art by A Crafty Mix featured on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543 on Funky Junk!

Wine Glass Hourglass art by A Crafty Mix

You must visit this unique sandy hourglass project even out of pure curiosity. Because it is NOT what you think! Holey moley. Time to go break some wine glasses, friends. Check out the link, which leads to an AMAZING tutorial.


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17 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 543

      • Thanks Donna–love your party and seeing all the cool projects that get linked up. I used to do two projects every week, but now I only post projects once/month. Hence my scarcity–having nothing to do you with your party 🙂 My other posts are all about buying, selling, & collecting vintage.

        • Oh Diana, I so get it! I use to do more projects too, but working on the house itself changes that in a real hurry!

          And you are welcome to share any of your newer home decor tours and so forth if they include vintage or up-cycled things made from the past!

  1. Donna, you need a vacation, but you have to finish your stencils first ok?
    Thank you for the feature. I just love your pallet stencils 🙂
    Holey Moley is right on the Hour Glass. Amazing!

    • Why yes I do need a vacay Kim… maybe mid Sept… I’ll be pining one next week when we enter what’s likely our last heat wave. But right now it’s cloudy, and I’m all about the go go go! haha

      Thanks for always doing justice to the stencils… love your touches. You get ‘me!’

  2. You do seem to be very busy at the moment with all your projects, the shed is looking good. Thank you for featuring my fall sweater pillows. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    • Staying home all summer really put a damper on my mood for a long time. The only way I could climb out of it is do things so difficult that I wouldn’t have room to mourn! Not only did it help, it helped get tough stuff done. YAY ME!!

      And I adore your pillows! SO genius and perfectly cozy-themed for fall.

  3. Wow! You’ve been busy. And, you built a door?!!! I love seeing all the things that you do. You just seem to go for it & it turns out great.
    Thanks for hosting the party. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Haha, I DID! I kept standing back and giggling and staring at it for a good long time to try and even believe it.

      Framing taught me a LOT. And I can also see improvement in building skills with straight, joins, etc. I’m far from good but I think I’m a step up at least!

      Thanks for your visit Virginia!

    • I agree Marie, these features are SO good!

      And what’s up with the furnace?! I still turned on my air conditioner in my bedroom last night. LOL We have a cloudy day today but we are entering another heat wave next week… maybe it’ll reach you too!

      And thanks for the blog visit Marie!

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