Welcome to those from Makely School for Girls!
A special thanks to Gina via The Shabby Creek for masterminding this entire tour.
If you’re new here, welcome to Funky Junk’s 2014 summer home decorating junk tour! I’m Donna, and my passion is decorating with reclaimed finds.
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A little history on my home…
I didn’t always love my house. Far from it. When I started my life over again, I bought a fixer upper that was within my budget.
I quickly learned I was sinking fast. With no tool experience, the repairs were burying me faster than they could be fixed. I spent all my time fixing and little time with my son.
After hitting bottom, a little prayer quickly led to a knock on the door. A generous offer of a local team desired to help me fix my home. Yes, miracles do indeed exist. My pride resisted, but for the love of my son, I said yes.
The reno went on for 1 solid year. But the day they walked out and left me with a beautiful home in no more need of repairs, I was also out of money and in huge debt. And the only way to decorate my home was through whatever I could find on the curb.
6 years later, you are here! That is how Funky Junk Interiors was born. (You can read my full story here.)
So come on in and see how things are today!
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Repurposing has become a lifestyle. Even though I don’t have to find things from the curb or thrift stores any longer, I prefer it!
When I was challenged to redo my bathroom utilizing a modern vanity in my rustic environment, I resolved to make it my own.
But it didn’t stop with just new paint. This room became a template for how I hope the rest of my home will resemble one day.
Upcycles work hard here and have important jobs. 🙂
How to create a farmhouse window with straight boards
Desiring a prettier window frame than the standard builder grade, this farmhouse styled window was created out of plain straight cut boards. No miter joins!
Need more towel space like us? This entire wall of hooks was created, featuring an attic styled board and batten wall design.
One thing I couldn’t leave as is was the popcorn ceiling. I’d never planked over one myself before, so I thought the tiny bathroom would be a great start. Now I want to do the entire house!
Ok, I’d like to think I could do the entire house…
This used to be a one-window wall. (see the before here) The team created my dream kitchen with 3 side by side windows that opened up the back of the house to the lovely mountain view.
Challenged to make something out of sawhorse brackets, these lamps were the funky result.
Fair warning… if you don’t like the look of lamps flanking a kitchen sink, do not try this. For if you do, you will never remove them ever again. Guaranteed!
I think there’s a branch handled toolbox in every room in the house… or close. I love making and using these guys.
I nearly painted the cupboards white. And I still may. But first I tried my hand at junking them up instead. The kitchen kind of has a coffee house feel to it, don’t you think?
With the kingsized bed taking over most of the bedroom, the only way to incorporate a bed side table was to go UP. The ladder with planks for shelves did the trick and is PERFECT for today’s taller beds. It’s one cheap way to get a Restoration Hardware look…
How often are we staged in one of our rooms?! Never! So allow me to break that rule… here you see my good friend Miriam from Hometalk. All the way from New York!
This photo was fun to take… we had to allow our teeth to dry out because the shutter was set reeeeaaalllyyyyy sssslloooowwww.
Here’s the post of our visit. With more very VERY serious photos of course.
I love to chill here at the end of the day, with a good read, Instagram or a little Netflix.
And now there’s Pippit! It’ll be fun to read this sentence in 10 years and try and remember what they all did.
(edited to add) This little signed up old toolbox side table is the COOLEST thing ever to store all those annoying remotes in! Click the link to see the other side AND the inside…
The best thing we ever did was install wheels on this old trunk. It’s pretty fabulous to be able to scoot this piece in front of the sofa to become an instant coffee table when needed.
This cool old crate was found at George’s Architectural Salvage… this tour will rock your world.
The wild flowers were picked out of a ditch yesterday during my evening walk. Makes me wonder why we work so hard in our own gardens, when a ditch can flourish all on it’s own that we can borrow from anytime. Hmm…
Challenged to create a copycat of a product, this junk lamp was born. I did have help with the welding. One day the welding part shall be all mine.
I have a photo studio downstairs. But it’s nowhere NEAR this clean right now so I am cheating.
It’s a fabulous room with awesome light. If you have a spare room with nice sized windows, it’s worth gutting to create this.
And here are my two BFF, Lake and Skye. They are siblings and they melt me every single day.
Blogging office in the kitchen. This truly is where I spend my time online. LOTS of awesome, happy time!
But the junk habit does not stop indoors. This garden shed is the result of changing out an old greenhouse. The plastic was ripped off, fence boards screwed onto the frame and a firewood storage shed evolved.
This arbour was just put up. I can’t wait for the grapevines to make it all fluffy.
If you don’t have a green thumb, this post is a must read. I call this my cheater flower bed.
There are two pallet sofas on the patio, but haven’t staged them yet this year, so here’s what they will look like soon. VERY soon! (As soon as the firewood is removed from one.)
This is the BEST lounger I’ve ever had. And I didn’t even have to lift a hammer or paint brush.
But I’m far from through with this old house. If you desire to stay in touch to see what’s coming up next, please do! My garage is full of junk that needs a new reason to come out of hiding. Hope to see you again!
Next up? Visit Jones Design Company on Thursday morning!
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3rd
Wednesday, June 4th
Thursday, June 5th
Friday, June 6th