PJ 319 – the BEST salvaged junk projects and survey

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PJ 319 – BEST DIY salvaged junk projects

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Happy junk weekend, friends! Welcome back, and thanks for your visit, or popping in to link up your junky best this weekend!

This is the place where I generally throw a little update on myself from the past week. Instead, I’d like to ask you a question.

I realize if you don’t care to read these posts, you may never see this question. But I hope by the title, you will tune in regardless, and offer up your 2 cents.

Whether you are a linker upper, or just a reader, or both, do you continue to find value in these weekend link party styled posts? In what way?

Would you rather see a personal post by me on the weekends, or enjoy seeing what others around the net create for a change?

Is a weekly party link party too much? Would once a month be better? Leave it as is? Or none at all?

You won’t hurt me. 🙂 Please tell me like it is.

Things and needs change over time, so every year I like asking your input on this one.

Please don’t hold back… lemme know how you feel about this one. These posts are a lot of work to put together, and I wish to use my time wisely to give the majority of my readers what they’re after.

Thanks for chiming in on why YOU are here today! I’m listening.

I may do a survey on all posting on Funky Junk as well at some point, but I’d love to hear how important this one is for the partiers, as typically, the partiers don’t chime into the overall survey.

So… let’s junk!

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Crate Coffee Roasters tray, by Grit Antiques, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Crate Coffee Roasters tray, by Grit Antiques

I’ve always felt that a reproduction looks more realistic if authentic materials are used. And such is the case with this gorgeous tray made with my stencils. Doesn’t this look like it was freshly ripped off a coffee crate?!

All details including the stencil details are in the link above.

magnetic washboard

Vintage Washboard Magnetic Message Board & Mousetrap note holders, by Sadie Seasongoods

(the above picture tutorial has changed locations)

The last time I thought of a mousetrap was back at the farm growing up. Sarah’s use of them for this magnetic memo board brought back some pretty cool memories! But I much prefer this kinda memory moving forward… 🙂 So creative!

Rustic pallet wood storage shelves, by Creatively Living, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Rustic pallet wood storage shelves, by Creatively Living

I simply adore how these rustic shelves made from pallet wood are supported. It’s the details that count!

DIY rustic pipe shelves and bathroom sign, by Cherished Bliss, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
DIY rustic pipe shelves and bathroom sign, by Cherished Bliss

This entire wall shelf vignette has great style! But I just love the metal influences through the pipe supports and the letters. Metal and wood… can there be a better combo?

Pallet wood wall art from vintage drawings, by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Pallet wood wall art from vintage drawings, by Scavenger Chic

Art takes on a whole new level backed by pallet boards. I adore how these old prints are displayed! Imagine the possibilities with this one… anything in print can become a work of wall art!

old sign wall office organizer funky junk's old sign stencils / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Old signs for an office on a wall, by Funky Junk Interiors

Desiring to tweak the paint studio, signs were created in a colour coordinated and arranged way for art and productivity. This link leads to more creative ways signs were used to store things!

Party Junk themes on Pinterest.20 PM
Party Highlights on Pinterest from Party Junk.53 PM

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So, what did you make this past week?

Bloggers, Link up your newest and coolest upcycles below… can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

Non bloggers, feel free to share your own junk projects on my Facebook page HERE! You may even find yourself featured there… 🙂


To upload button…

(not mandatory by the way…) Right click the button above, save to desktop, upload into your blog post like a photo, apply a no-follow attribute, and attach this post’s url as a link to the picture.

~ Party Junk 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 Party Junk 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 it’s own new LINK WIDGET with no additional permission required.

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79 thoughts on “PJ 319 – the BEST salvaged junk projects and survey

  1. I’m not sure how to answer your question. I enjoy coming by and seeing the links and features but can totally understand if you feel you need to focus your time elsewhere. I only found your blog 4 months ago so I don’t feel like I would be one to ask. But I did read your question.

  2. I like that the link parties are weekly 🙂 While I do read the posts, I don’t think the update is necessary as part of the link-up. I think it could continue as-is or be broken out separately. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Hi Donna, I love the party like it is and I would miss it, if you would decide not to continue it. I come by every week to check it out, no matter if I have something to link up or not. I appreciate the work you put into these posts and enjoy seeing all the upcycled projects.
    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. Hi Donna. Thank you for hosting PJ 319. I appreciate visiting and joining in when I have a PJ suitable post.

    I hope you do not discontinue PJ, perhaps you could (maybe) cut back on the work you do by hosting 2x’s a month but I would miss reading/seeing what others have been working on. I hope you will continue hosting PJ, maybe on a changed schedule if necessary.

    Just an aside, I really miss MMS Thursday Link Party and miss the Young House Love blog but I can see WHY they made those decisions.

    I follow you on Instagram and Facebook and check out your ebay articles. I subscribe to your Newsletter too. You are BUSY ! Oh, and the special event venue’s you participate in too.

    I read all your posts with pleasure (and learn from you too). Love your STENCILS. Like seeing how you are re-purposing stencilled wood lately, clever.

    Gotta say, you are my go-to for how to stencil, back up a blog, sign ideas, great wooden junk changed into something usable ideas and lots more.


  5. Thank you for hosting the party. I always stop by to see what’s being linked up whether I participate in the party or not. I would miss checking out the awesome ideas shared here if the party went away!

  6. I love being inspired by fellow junk lover’s projects. I always check out the party even if I have nothing to link up. I understand though that it is a lot of work so perhaps you could see about making it easier on your somehow. I know I have toyed with having my own blog party only monthly but I didn’t want to let down those who enjoy linking up. Of course having other co-hosts help to lighten the load and share the tasks involved makes it easier for me.

    Hope it all becomes clear and I will be happy with whatever you decide is best for you! ;o)

  7. I personally love your party because of the content you feature, it’s awesome. I love your style and all your projects too Donna. It is fun for me to read the update, I don’t get to visit as many blogs as I would like during the week, life is busy. So when I get to a chance to link up (which isn’t always every week) I enjoy seeing what you have been doing, but I can also do that buy looking at your recent posts too. So either way works. I totally understand your time, I think all of us do, so do what is best for you. Not sure if that was helpful but that is my two cents. 🙂 Hugs!

  8. Donna I look forward to coming to this party every weekend. I love its unique perspective and the food-free atmosphere. I get lots and lots of ideas here and of course enjoy sharing mine. Yes there are other vintage-inspired parties out there but your party has more rustic goodness then all of them. I visit you during the week so I get all of your projects then as I do in the newsletter and I follow you on FB. So if it would be easier for you not to write a lot then you can do it this way for the party. Thanks for hearing us out.

  9. I will be honest, even though it makes me look lame: I like having parties to link to because I occasionally get traffic from them. Even though I have been blogging a long time, I don’t have very many readers. I can post something to a linky party and maybe get one or two new subscribers or at least someone who will pop over and read more than one post. I also like to check out other folks’ projects and I have found a few friends that way (we have similar styles/tastes, etc.). I am not a blogger who gets invited to do parties (probably because in reality I am a writer–I teach it–and not a photographer) or hops or anything. So yes, I will promote myself and visit others via a linky party because at the end of the day, that’s all I have for promotion! But I understand that I am in the minority.

  10. Thank you Donna for your interest in our thoughts on the weekly party. If time is an issue, then I think the idea of doing it 2X a month is good. I do enjoy viewing the party every week, but realize you are very busy with other endeavors. Your style and those that are featured are singularly unique and to see others which are similar in a concise grouping is wonderful. Any decision you come up with is fine by me. I’ll take funky junk interiors and your personal and open style of decorating any time you are able to offer. I think that’s why your blog is endearing and inspiring both from a stylistic and honest life view. Your way of doing things is open and this is me. The link-ups then lead to others in a similar vein. Thank you for all the time you have currently put into it.

  11. As a reader, I am twixed and between on the weekend party. I usually do read it as a follower of your blog, Donna. However,I have already viewed your last post earlier in the week and it is a repeat on the weekend party, but it is also fun to see the other link ups that are new and fresh. Therefore, I would love to see a new post from you and I also enjoy seeing the link ups. I realize it takes a lot of time and energy, not only on new posts, but putting together the party. I enjoy reading the blog anyway you choose.

    • Hi Catherine! Thanks for your insight!

      The link parties are actually recaps from everyone’s latest and greatest from the past week. I include my own as well for new viewers.

      If I added a new one of my own to the weekend link party features, I’d have to make a post on its own previous to the link party anyway, therefore showing a repeat to regular viewers.

      Now, if you mean, I create a new project FOR the link party, that is different of course! But if I put the new project on the link party post, I wouldn’t have room to feature others. Which has been up until now the entire point of these weekend features… to showcase others.

      I could certainly leave my own off though… so there’s that. 🙂

      Any additional thoughts on this? I appreciate your input!

  12. I love your blog. I get alot. Of great ideas for projects from you. I think you should do your posting when, you feel like it. It has to be alot of work to put it all together and time consuming so if its better for you to do it once a month or every two weeks, etc. then thats what you should do. I will enjoy it however, and whenever you post. I’m for whatever you want!!! Good luck. I just joined your blog about 3 weeks ago..

  13. I truly enjoy these (and all of your) posts, So many have gone the way of the link your own, which is great about once a month. I know that these are a LOT of work, as well as the rest of your posts, which is why I enjoy/cherish them as much as I do. Keep up the good work, prayers and blessings to you.

  14. YES, I read your blog posts! PLEASE KEEP THE POSTS THE SAME! I LOVE THEM!!! I know it takes a lot of your time but I have found so many inspiring projects and have learned more through your blog posts than any other source!

    THANK YOU for sharing your talents with us!!
    Donna H.

  15. Hi Donna,

    I know how hard all this stuff is to keep up with. I really do like stopping by and checking out this feature though. I follow too many blogs to read all of your posts, but do check out the Party most weeks. I think everyone would certainly understand if you scaled back to twice monthly or so.

    Just to let you know- Funky Junk was one of the first blogs I followed, and is still one of my favorites. Great work!

  16. I am not a fan on the “link parties” offered on many sites. In my opinion, I chose to follow your blog and receive emails from you because I like your work and your style. I would much rather see a personal note from you over skimming through someone else’s work, no matter how appealing others may find it. Just saying. I know this may mean more time and work for you, but if it makes your readers happy it’s a plus for all, and a great opportunity for you to pursue your writing skills. Keep up the good work. You are unique.

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