Decorating From Nothing to Something... a JUNKER'S Full Home Tour.


The best thing that ever happened to me is when I was forced to start my life over again, having little funds. Creativity was a must in order to decorate my home.
Everything you see on this home tour was created from nothing... meaning, from found things, such as pallets and recycled fencing board.
Today, my favourite shopping places are STILL the curb, thrift stores and garage sales. It's become about the hunt... and how efficient I can make something. I'm finding that while I can buy if I desire, I don't really need to. I still want to continue to put my rustic stamp on everything I make.
I truly believe, all it takes is belief in yourself along with creativity, in order to fill your home and in turn, love it even more because of the effort YOU put into the builds.
Tutorials are attached to each picture. And there's more to the tour via the blog link.
Happy JUNKIN'!

Not being able to afford to carpet my stairs, I painted them up instead, creating stencils out of decals with my signmaking equipment.
Not being able to afford to carpet my stairs, I painted them up instead, creating stencils out of decals with my signmaking equipment.
A ladder plus reclaimed wood creates the coolest plant stand ever. Cats love it too!
A ladder plus reclaimed wood creates the coolest plant stand ever. Cats love it too!
Desiring something other than traditional window treatments, these old gate screens were created on top of existing room dividers.
Desiring something other than traditional window treatments, these old gate screens were created on top of existing room dividers.
This horse gate was found in a neighbour's trailer, bound for the burn pile. Attaching a few hooks, it's now my headboard.
This horse gate was found in a neighbour's trailer, bound for the burn pile. Attaching a few hooks, it's now my headboard.
Have some reclaimed wood laying around? Make your own side table! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/06/pallet-wood-basket-drawers-yardstick-trim-nightstand.html
Have some reclaimed wood laying around? Make your own side table! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/06/pallet-wood-basket-drawers-yardstick-trim-nightstand.html
A feature wall made out of pallet wood was flipped into something ultra productive by adding a few hooks. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/02/bedroom-redo-part-3-pallet-wood-closet.html
A feature wall made out of pallet wood was flipped into something ultra productive by adding a few hooks. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/02/bedroom-redo-part-3-pallet-wood-closet.html
I needed a nice long desk, so a few boards from pallets and crates later, this farm style desk emerged. It cost me $3 for new screws. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/03/pallet-farm-table-desk-part-3-reveal.html
I needed a nice long desk, so a few boards from pallets and crates later, this farm style desk emerged. It cost me $3 for new screws. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/03/pallet-farm-table-desk-part-3-reveal.html
Needing another desk, this one was made out of 2 sawhorses, a ladder for the framework and pallet boards across the top.
Needing another desk, this one was made out of 2 sawhorses, a ladder for the framework and pallet boards across the top.
The boards were prettied up with some paint, signs and big, oversized bolts just for eclectic fun! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/08/palette-desk-project-part-6-big-reveal.html
The boards were prettied up with some paint, signs and big, oversized bolts just for eclectic fun! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/08/palette-desk-project-part-6-big-reveal.html
The best thing I ever did to this bathroom was remove the BIG vanity.
The best thing I ever did to this bathroom was remove the BIG vanity.
Toilet paper storage doesn't get any easier than an old crate and license plate.
Toilet paper storage doesn't get any easier than an old crate and license plate.
This fireplace redo was created without taking the old one down. True story! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/02/creating-old-world-stone-fireplace.html
This fireplace redo was created without taking the old one down. True story! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/02/creating-old-world-stone-fireplace.html
I lucked out the day I found this pallet with a ridge... it morphed into a TV stand with a junk showcase. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/04/junkin-tv-stand-for-so-you-think-wk-8_18.html
I lucked out the day I found this pallet with a ridge... it morphed into a TV stand with a junk showcase. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/04/junkin-tv-stand-for-so-you-think-wk-8_18.html
If you need a new coffee table, a few pallet boards will get you there! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/06/a-junk-filled-summer-home-tour-funky-junk-interiors.html
If you need a new coffee table, a few pallet boards will get you there! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/06/a-junk-filled-summer-home-tour-funky-junk-interiors.html
Need a tray? How about a couple old checkerboards?
Need a tray? How about a couple old checkerboards?
Twigs were added to an existing chandelier, to emulate that the entire fixture was all sticks. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/11/lighting-up-my-life-with-white-branch.html
Twigs were added to an existing chandelier, to emulate that the entire fixture was all sticks. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2010/11/lighting-up-my-life-with-white-branch.html
For summer I took down the window treatments and hung junk instead!
For summer I took down the window treatments and hung junk instead!
This photographer turned a spare room into a photo studio!
This photographer turned a spare room into a photo studio!
Coats can look cool on a cool gallery wall. It's out there but fun! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/05/wall-art-with-junk-for-coats.html
Coats can look cool on a cool gallery wall. It's out there but fun! http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/05/wall-art-with-junk-for-coats.html
This funky little shed use to be a greenhouse. The framework was covered with reclaimed fencing boards.  http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2009/07/character-outbuilding-part-4-all.html
This funky little shed use to be a greenhouse. The framework was covered with reclaimed fencing boards. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2009/07/character-outbuilding-part-4-all.html
Creating a walkway is as easy as a few pallet boards tucked into place. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/07/pallet-wood-walkway-all-prettied-up.html
Creating a walkway is as easy as a few pallet boards tucked into place. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/07/pallet-wood-walkway-all-prettied-up.html
Outdoor seating was created out of two full pallets not cut down, and a few boards for legs. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/05/a-cool-pallet-wood-chair-anyone-can-make-part-1.html
Outdoor seating was created out of two full pallets not cut down, and a few boards for legs. http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/05/a-cool-pallet-wood-chair-anyone-can-make-part-1.html
Funky Junk Interiors - Donna

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  • Deltamom
    on Feb 26, 2016

    Wow! What can i say! I think this is most ive ever enjoyed looking at someone's website/blog. Im out of breath even! Goodness gracious, your creativity is motivating!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Doreen Kennedy
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Love how you transform junk to treasure.

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