12 – on whiter walls, and not playing it safe

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Dear house,  It’s about time we had a little chit chat. You already know I’ve been battling to clean you up but good. We’re coming along nicely. But you’ve been continuing to taunt me in ways that have had me a little scared, and playing safe. Safe isn’t very exciting, is it? No. It’s not. In fact, […]

Funky Junk’s 2014 summer home decorating junk tour

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Welcome to those from Makely School for Girls! A special thanks to Gina via The Shabby Creek for masterminding this entire tour. Gina’s tour at #1 HERE. 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. – – – – – A […]

Make a checkerboard yardstick toilet paper holder

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When I was busy making over my salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover, I desired a creative way to store toilet paper. And that’s when a checkerboard yardstick toilet paper holder entered the picture. I mean, I just couldn’t see myself putting in a standard one… could you?! 🙂 I have never shown how it was built, and […]

You Asked – How to decorate a bathroom rustic

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I get lots of emails behind the scenes. And I tend to answer lots of questions the same way. Zipping an email back has been a pretty standard thing. Rather than hiding all those valuable answers, I thought I’d bring a few of them to the blog every now and then, in hopes that the […]

How to make a board and batten feature attic wall

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Everyone’s heard of a board and batten wall by now. Board and batten is boards attached to a wall, with both painted out one colour, to give the illusion of a boarded wall, when in fact, most of it is drywall. It’s a great trick for added character at a low cost! I’ve done a […]

How to plank a ceiling… without removing the popcorn first!

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How to plank a ceiling… without removing the popcorn first! This super cool project is part of my most recent master bathroom makeover. Take the full salvaged farmhouse bathroom tour HERE One of the main features in the master bathroom makeover was the planked ceiling. Planked ceilings are gorgeous! I mean, I’d welcome this crisp, […]

Salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover with vintage window moulding

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Farmhouse bathroom makeover, with ladder towel bar, vintage window moulding, yardstick mirror

Salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover It’s hard to define my style. I like a mix of so many different things, as well as a sprinkle of salvaged / vintage architecture for good measure. So I’m going to name this room the salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover! Because that’s the feeling it gives off. It’s a little bit […]

3. Why learning on the job matters

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For those that have been wondering where my junk posts are of late, ohhh my. Let me put it this way. I’ve been in high learning curve mode with this bathroom reno and it’s taking every ounce out of me. But I’m about to show you why learning on the job matters and why it’s […]

How to make farmhouse window trim with stock lumber!

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farmhouse window with moulding

How to make farmhouse window trim with stock lumber I cannot believe this vintage farmhouse window resides in my bathroom! It’s the first farmhouse window trim I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! By the way, I do not live in a farmhouse! I live in a typical suburban home that has every builder […]