Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having a "Copy Me" challenge.
What is that?
She says "it is your time to shine with your own version of my salvaged junk decor style!"
What do you have to do to enter?
"Simply link up a post that you feel emulates my decor style, and you're in!"
What do you win?
"The winner gets to customize their own Funky Junk styled prize."
OMGoodness! I want it.
So, I thought about linking up an older post (she said you can do that) or creating a new little project to link up but 1) our weather has not allowed for much of anything and 2) why create new when I have so much around here that represents her style?
You really can't sum up her style in one little project anyway. It's not that simple and it's really not something you can copy. Sure, you can try to copy a project she did but that just doesn't capture the whole essence of her style. I don't like to copy anyone since I have my own style but she has definitely inspired me and validated the sometimes "off beat" things I do.
So, here's my entry. Fingers crossed.
RUST: FJI loves old rusty things.
|old rusty tiller in my garden as garden art|
|heart made out of rusty bedsprings|
|huge barn star in my dining room|
SIGNS: FJI is a sign maker extraordinaire. Handmade signs, found signs, old signs are all good.
|I wanted a huge old looking personalized sign, so I made one too.|
|had an old scrap of salvaged wood and made this one|
|sign from my dad's jewelers company|
Use of interesting pieces (particularly industrial/architectural salvage in interesting ways: FJI is amazing at finding and using salvage pieces in very interesting ways.
|industrial funnel light in my dining room|
|salvaged tin ceiling panels as a kickplate under the kitchen bar|
|old ice cream maker bucket as my umbrella holder in the entry|
|vintage yardstick chair rail|
|salvaged window as my dry erase memo board|
|old tool carrier holds paint supplies in my project room|
|metal mold for concrete garden edging hangs as decor on the wall|
|number 3 from an old sign|
Layering and Ladders: To capture FJI's style, you need to layer and of course use a ladder or two.
|let's point out crates, metal tool boxes, old fan, old scales...|
Personal touches: FJI incorporates personal touches that mean something to her while still capturing her style.
|my dad's jeweler's drill bits sit on a mantle|
|my dad's old jeweler's loop (my house is filled with personal touches)|
Inspiration: How can you copy inspiration? Many of her posts inspire others.
A recent post inspired us to do things we've always wanted to do but perhaps fear and risk kept us from achieving the goal.
|My pal, Jennie and I just opened our first antique booth in an awesome local antique mall.|
It was a huge leap for us.
So, here's my entry into the "Copy Me" challenge.
If I don't win? No worries. Sure I'll be devastated and probably crawl into a hole :)
It's okay. I love my house and love my junk...and it was fun to participate.