How to stencil grain sack designs that look authentic!

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How to stencil grain sack designs that look authentic! If you are a collector of vintage antiques, chances are you’ll also have a stash of grain sacks. I’ve long been a collector of the burlap coffee bags using them as pillows and even as upholstery on my pallet furniture. And have come across some pretty […]

Fresh Coffee Buffalo Check TV tray

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Fresh Coffee Buffalo Check TV tray Just call me a TV tray fanatic at this point… because I can’t seem to keep my DIY efforts off of them! But I think this design is my most fav to date! I mean… it is coffee-themed after all… This little tray started very blond and lacked a […]

Stencil oversized Buffalo Check – large on a wooden TV tray

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Large Buffalo Check on a TV tray | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils-002

Thanks to my new bigger and beefier sofas (post HERE) of late, I”ve been finding a need to slightly adjust the furniture around them. The sofas resemble a bigger and higher bed… remember when those first came into play? Everything around them instantly turned into what resembled Barbie doll furniture in size comparison. I ended […]

Buffalo Checked sleigh and star with Christmas tree sign

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Buffalo Checked sleigh and star with Christmas tree sign A messy story . A few years back, I worked for a themed environment artist. In the job description that day, we were to paint various boxes that were set on a parade float platform, to resemble a lit up village. The technique we were to […]

Cozy and cute Merry Christmas and Plaid stenciled pillows

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I had this vision of what I wish my living room to look like this Christmas… I can’t wait to share the inspiration picture with you! However I think I’ll honour that on the day I’ve hopefully done it some justice… I even had it all planned right down to the throw pillows. So when […]

Stained and stenciled cardboard banner and dollar store revamps

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Bu Right before my Toronto conference trip, I was rummaging through my craft stash and found a packaged cardboard pennant kit I had picked up from a craft store months ago.    And what great timing! I had also just visited a dollar store and made a great haul with some mini wooden crates, trays […]

Custom stenciled burlap ribbon bookmarks

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burlap ribbon bookmarks stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils grain sack stripes, buffalo check, houndstooth and more!-018

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today! Near the end of this week, I will be flying my way to Toronto and Niagara Falls once again (see my last trip HERE) to be a part of a Fusion Mineral Paint conference, leading a few classes! This is actually a surreal trip […]

Houndstooth TV tray

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Houndstooth TV tray I had a plain boring TV tray on hand and adding a stencil pattern on the top was calling my name… Well, hello there TV tray I’ve had in my stash since… actually, not that long! I decided to go on a little thrift store shopping spree awhile back, challenging myself to […]

Grain sack striped farmhouse tote used 3 ways

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My friends, I had one fun weekend! And I do believe it helped activate my love of junk again! It’s been awhile. Sunday was actually my birthday. So I head out without a real destination, and ended up antique / junk shopping! Full intentions to show you around was planned for tonight, however part of […]