Saturday, February 5, 2011

Copy Me! Funky Junk Style

So, I'm sure you've heard the news, Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors has teamed up with Miss Mustard Seed and presented us all with a challenge called Copy Me! Well now, that really is a challenge. Because one thing I know for sure is that Donna is an original, one-of-a-kind, real deal girl!

I've been following Donna for awhile now. She is a constant source of inspiration. Her projects are amazing. I just love her salvaged junk style. The more rusty and chippy, the better! (I hope her tetanus shot is up-to-date!)

So for this challenge, I decided to decorate my fireplace in Donna's fabulous funky junk style!

Donna, you will be happy to know that I actually picked up this gate from a trash pile in broad daylight!

I love my little blue lantern and blue mason jars.

Yes, those are bolts. The very same bolts I spent an afternoon taking pictures of because Donna told me to practice taking pictures of bolts! I've still got alot to learn about photography.

You know Donna has a gate over her bed.

Donna, you won't believe this, but I actually bought these numbers from Miss Mustard Seed.

Donna is all about typography.

And I bought these hinges from a guy at a barn sale. That little voice in my head said, "Donna would buy them." He ended up just giving them to me, even better!

We all know that Donna loves her Coke crates.

And tools. Really big, powerfull tools.

And meat grinders. Yes, meat grinders! Donna's meat grinder is much bigger!

And big rusty gears.

Who knew those things were so heavy? No wonder Donna is so strong!

Donna softens the look of all the rust with greenery. Hmmm, I wonder if her plants are real.

I've learned about all sorts of power tools from Donna. Some of them still scare me. But I actually got power tools for Christmas this year.

I've learned that it's ok to sneak out after dark and raid your neighbors trash. It's even better if they have a dumpster! Donna doesn't actually sneak or wait until dark, but hey, I'm still a beginner.

And now that I have my own blog, I really appreciate all the blog tips that Donna shares.

But the most important thing I've learned from Donna is to embrace your own personal style and own it! Believe me, she does!

Thanks so much Donna! I love your funky junk style!
I'm linking to...

Copy Me Challenge


Kristina said...

I too love your blue lantern! Beautiful! so funky!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...I thought the Miss Mustard Seed one was great. You've got Donna's style down to a T! Awesome.

Lori said...

I think you used everything in Donna's house in one area of yours! Looks good, I love blue jars too!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Love it! You did a great job. I really love the gears. Yea for rescuing the gate!

Please stop by my blog for a visit I am having a big giveaway.

:) Michelle

One Cheap B*tch said...

Amazing! You did a fabulous job. Love everything you put together!


Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I agree with the earlier comment, I was blown away by your MMS copies, but your Funky Junk copies are even more incredible! Great job!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it. Everything looks wonderful Love all of your fabulous vintage finds. Hugs, Marty

Megan Gunyan said...

Your style is pretty awesome, too! I'm loving the rust and those checkerboards (?) are wonderful! All of it is drool-worthy. Love it!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Wow that is a lot of Donna in one place. Great job.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Fabulous! I was nodding my head throughout your entire post! You've really got that layered thing down pat too! I LOVE me some layers and layers of fabulous texture. :)

And you are so right about metal being heavy. It's pretty incredible! I'd have more in my house if it weren't so heavy! And that ladder thing to the right totally would have me turning into a thief in broad daylight if I came for a visit!

Extremely well done, Sharon!

Jennifer said...

Oh my...right on! This looked great....perfect! You should be a contender for the top 5. :)

NanaDiana said...

Sharon-GREAT job. I love all that you have done. and...I am proud of you for raiding your neighbor's trash...even if it IS at

Thanks for sharing your "copying" here. Hugs- Diana

Danylle McLain said...

Wow! You hit it right on! I had the best time with this challenge. Your use of bolts and crates is so Funky!


KimW said...

Well done - looks like Funky Junk with your own twist :)

The Frosted Gardner said...

This is so fun. You amaze me girl! You are so clever and just nailed both of these ladies down in all of the details. You should be very proud!

Angie Holden said...

WOW!! Great copy job!! Seriously you did awesome!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is so funny! I was looking at your post and thinking, "Those are just like the numbers I've been selling!" :) You did a great job.

Penny of This-N-That said...

Congrats on being in the top five of the copy me challenge. I really love what you did and I love the ladder I have been looking for one for a while.