PJ 320 – the BEST salvaged junk projects

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PJ 320 – BEST DIY salvaged junk projects

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Well guys… you sure told me! 🙂

Last weekend, I asked you “Do you read these posts?” Meaning, these link party posts, where I showcase what other bloggers have created from junk.

75 comments later, most pleaded with me to not change a darn tootin’ thing!

I’m going to tell you why I asked that. I wasn’t concerned over the work it created for me. I wanted to be sure it was material that YOU were interested in.

You told me exactly what I needed to know. You want the features and the added junk. You want it on the weekends so you can wake up to them with your AM coffee. So expect these weekend posts to continue, and maybe even revamped from time to time, to bring you fresh takes in different ways!

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! 

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A quick weekly update…

I went full out industrial… using pipes and 2x4s. That was FUN! (DIY project)

A survey I asked your participation in. You surprised me good…

An inspiring story around my own lousy building techniques… (inspiration)

Bringing spring to the mantel! With sound effects… (DIY project)

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{ Que in intro music…. with trumpets ablarin’  DO DODO DOOOOOO! }

Welcome one and all, to the Painter’s Drop Cloth Junk Awards Ceremony!

I’m going to award you with a top ____ for being featured. 

No need for a red carpet this round… a crumpled up paint drop cloth is all you need to attend! Barefoot also acceptable… coffee in hand, pure bonus.

Here are the ‘winners’ from last weekend’s link party… 🙂

Blooming Industrial Buckets from a conveyer chain, by My Salvaged Treasures, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most RUSTically inclined

Blooming Industrial Buckets from a conveyer belt chain, by My Salvaged Treasures

This project is like being a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll. I love the balance of masculine and feminine with this adorable idea! 

Upcycled stool fairy garden by Paint Yourself A Smile, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most smile inducing

Upcycled stool fairy garden by Paint Yourself A Smile

Once upon a time, a magical fairy garden grew on top of a… stool? You better believe it! And now I want one too. Wait until you see the blue pebble creek…

Recycled crate tray by Diarioartesanal, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most cheater build brilliant

Recycled crate tray by Diarioartesanal

I’m a huge fan for making cool things without needing major building skills… and this gorgeous tray makes the cut! 1 cream and 1 sugar here please…

Authentically chippy coffee sign with hooks, by Homeroad, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most authentically reproduced

Authentically chippy coffee sign with hooks, by Homeroad

Using old authentic chippy wood is the fastest way to getting those old signs lookin’ instantly old. No need for fancy paint treatments this round!

Design by Old Sign Stencils, full details in the post link.

Industrial pipe floating shelves, by The Honeycomb Home, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most Industrially Cool

Industrial pipe floating shelves, by The Honeycomb Home

I ‘m crazy about the look of how pipes make something instantly industrial. And this shelf design is perfection. Don’t you love how light it looks?

Upcycled vintage dollhouse makeover, by Five Marigolds, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most irresistibly adorable

Upcycled vintage dollhouse makeover, by Five Marigolds

If you’d like to morph into the land of your childhood, take a peek at this blog post. It showcases the most amazing, handmade ideas for furniture and decorating… upcycled style! 

From crib to dog crate, by My Love 2 Create, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most genius upcycle

From crib to dog crate, by My Love 2 Create

Does this come in cat size? Because it’s one crazy cool idea! And looks so much nicer than any crate you’d buy! 

A Candelabra Jewelry Tree by Sadie Seasongoods, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Most glamorous junk

A Candelabra Jewelry Tree by Sadie Seasongoods

The ideas Sarah comes up with tend to look like they were SUPPOSE to be like that all along. What candelabra?

Reclaimed scrap wood window box / funkyjunkinteriors.net
The only music combined project probably ever

Reclaimed scrap wood window box / Funky Junk Interiors

So, when I made this super rustic window box, it made me think of.. well, this one has a sound file attached. Nothing like getting in character with a build, huh?

2x4 industrial shelf phone station / funkyjunkinteriors.net
The cleanest my counter has EVER been

2×4 industrial shelf phone station / Funky Junk Interiors

My dayplanner is a huge binder. And I needed a custom shelf fix fast so I could find the thing! This totally worked…

Well, that was just fun!


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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17 thoughts on “PJ 320 – the BEST salvaged junk projects

  1. Thank you so much for the feature Donna. I love this link party so much because it has the best creative ideas. I am so into all the features this week. Omg that phone shelf, I want one now! Thank you again. love love your blog. Have a great week, Jenny

  2. Yay! Thank you for the feature! I must say I really enjoyed reading your descriptions of each project! So many great ideas and your phone station is just awesome!! Love it all! Thanks Donna!

  3. Thanks for hosting the party Donna. I discovered the party last week and am so glad I did! I am so glad you are not changing anything about it :).
    I love your writing especially how to described all the features!
    Have a great weekend

  4. Thank you Donna for keeping this party ongoing as is. I love it! Usually I scroll down all at once and see the titles and photos (and your comments) and then choose which ones I’ll read first. Like a gourmet meal. Let’s see, I’ll have a little Sadie Seasongoods, then a serving of my Love to Create and funkyjunk for dessert! Please excuse the attempt at humor. I just worked nine out of the last ten days and am a little loopy with fatigue. I love this party. Thank you!

  5. Hey, Donna,

    Thanks for not minding the effort that goes into creating this blog…we all appreciate your efforts and admire your energy.
    What I wanted to comment on is your wicked sense of humor (wicked is a Maine expression, meaning very good or extreme.) What is funny, you might ask? The thought of ANY cage being big enough for cats. Come on, girl. You know full well the only way to get your crew, or my crew, would be when they were curious about what you had made, or more likely, being right in the middle when you were making the piece. After it was made? Hah, hah, they would be crying and whinning like little children if you dared to put them in and lock them up. Come on, girl. A dog feels secure enclosed, a cat HATES being resticted, unless they choose to be enclosed, like under the covers when a bed is being made.
    You funny, Donna. 🙂

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