Friday, December 19, 2014

It's FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY!

This week we are pleased to feature a piece that was made with tender loving care by a mother for her daughter's wedding. 
We were so touched by the care she put into this special piece and special day.
Please check out her blog for a tutorial on how she created the look. 

We want to see some of your furniture projects. 
Share them with us by linking up with the button below, 
we will pick our favorite and feature it on our
FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY LiNk Up PaRtY 
next week.

For the love of junk,
Linda & Dixie
Ya'll need to know the rules for our FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY LiNk PaRtY.
1.) Your post must be about furniture. If your link has been deleted it’s because your post was not about furniture. You can share flea market/ thrift store finds, favorite pieces, DIY makeovers,  FAB furniture arrangements, or even furniture you want to own! YES, we consider Kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities furniture.
2.) Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog.
3.) This party will close Tuesday at midnight PST and we will choose our favorite(s) and feature them  on next week’s FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY. Have fun!





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Junk Salvation Show Hillsboro,Oregon Feb 6&7,2015

Vendor Spotlight- JG creations
Whoa doggies!!! Ya'll will get a real kick out of this vendor. Jill Gailey of JG Creations has a unique way of displaying her wares. 
She uses an old model T truck as her backdrop. Her junk is as unique as her display. Real one of a kind stuff...that's what we all look for at markets, right?
Come check her out at our Portland show. Make sure you get your early bird tickets! They are on sale now. Just hit the show tab up top! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's our first FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY LiNk Up PaRtY!!!

We heart the way this project turned out...we found an old 80's buffet/hutch on CL, changed out the dated glass for bead board and painted it. 
We didn't even change out the knobs or handles...we painted over them!
 Guess you could call that being lazy...We brushed on our Funky Junk Sisters Paint in "ice cream" color. When it dried we distressed it by taking a wet cloth and rubbing the edges til the paint wears off,  just ever so slightly.  We prefer this method when we want a soft, worn look. 
Lastly, we applied our Funky Junk Sister Wax to it for a protective finish. 

Below are the before pics...


Amazing transformation! Don't be afraid to try it yourself. It's only paint...
you really can't mess it up. 

We are dying to see some of your furniture projects. 
Share them with us by linking up with the button below, 
we will pick our favorite and feature it on our
FuRNiTuRe FRiDaY LiNk Up PaRtY 
next week.

For the love of junk,
Linda & Dixie

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dear Santa...



Not really, it's a joke...but this isn't...
Our next Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Market is Feb 6 & 7, 2015 in Portland (Hillsboro), Oregon. 
Early bird buying tickets will go on SALE soon!
Just in time for Christmas!
Watch this blog or our facebook page for the announcement.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Super Easy DIY Advent Calendar


We took some time the other day to create a special Advent Calendar for our Funky Junk family. 

Here's how we did it...
 We used scrap wood to form a simple star. You'll need five boards, 
each board measures 36 inches. Play around with them until you get the shape
you like, then nail them in place. 
We wanted it to look old so we dry brushed it with our 
in the color "galvanized bucket" and then with the color "ice cream".


After we painted it (which you can see a little better in this pic) we hot glued 24 mini clothespins to it. Here's our configuration. 
Then we took some chalkboard labels (you can get these just about anywhere, ours are from Hobby Lobby but we've seen them at the Dollar Store too)....
 stick them to some darling paper bags (Hobby Lobby). 


Here's how they look after we used liquid chalk for the numbers. 
We decided to fill our bags with a mixture of vintage ornaments, candy and holiday activities.
 Once the bags were stuffed we folded the top over and 
secured them on the star with the clothespins. 
Taaa Daaa!!!!
It turned out so stinkin' cute! 


It was easy....give it a try. 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy Creative Thanksgiving Table Ideas.

Sometimes we go back and look through our old idea files....
here are a few EASY PEASY thanksgiving ideas we came up with a few years ago. 
We even recycle and upcycle our ideas!

Here are some simple ways to dress up your holiday table. This could easily be made with some candles from the dollar store and some scrapbook paper.


A leaf stamped on pretty colored paper attached with a ribbon makes this place setting very inviting. Who could resist?


A paint pen will accomplish this quickly!

What are you thankful for? Write it down and share it with everyone as a decoration on your table scape.
If our table looks this good, our only worry is.... will our meal be able to compete?!!!!!!!!!

images courtesy of country living