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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Funky junk with the Doo's twist, and Newbie partay still going on!

I just adore Donna's style from Funky junk interiors!
For the life of me, I could not imagine I could participate in her challenge this week.
Well let me tell you...I have been one busy bee Donna!
I only have a portion to share with you tonight, but was pretty excited to do so.
My Gramps was a pretty funky guy, and he liked his junk!
And guess who got most of it:):)
He had a thing for bill folds, flashlights, paper clips, radios etc.
He was pretty quirky actually.
I am redoing Jack's room, and Jack was named after my Grandfather, so I have incorporated some of his personal belongings.
Today I found this light at Walmart marked down..I grabbed it thinking I could come up with something..let me first show you all the little special vignettes all of my Gramps.

 A very old bill fold he had, still with the singles he kept in it
 He was a HUGE Knights of Columbus guy and he certainly took pride in that
 One of his many flashlights???
 His old radio that he listened to everyday...ALL day!

Like the light I made?...painted and distressed it, and added Jack's Initial, and of course my Grandfathers...and of course J for JUNK!

This is what the original looked like.
So that is all I have for now...I have more to come..thanks Donna, this sure was a challenge, but a very fun one indeed!
Joining the copy cat challenge, with my own twist, but incorporating Donna! XO
Joining DIY 
 Marty for her table top Tuesday 
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Copy Me Challenge



Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Debbie, you are brilliant! That is the coolest way to turn a flashlight and a lamp into a great conversation piece. What an awesome way for Jack to remember his great grandfather! Love that old it all. You have done a great job using his memories nicely in your son's room. (did I say I love it??)

Donna (not the Donna you are referring too... lol!)

February 7, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Great memories for your son Jack! I love perserving history and passing it on! Great way to decorate a boys room!
Pamela :)

February 7, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Adorable, Debbie! You always think out of the box, you're BRILLIANT! =)

Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment on my living room post! =) XOXO ~Liz

February 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

You did good. And it is all personal treasures to boot. Love your J lamp.

February 7, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love it Debbie! Using treasured mementos in Jacks room is really special!

February 7, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie Dear, you are truly the most clever little one! That lamp looks awesome and how fun to find out some about your granddaddy! I'm sure little Jack will love this.
Now you slow make me tired! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

February 7, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Looks great Debbie. I know Jack will cherish this forever. Great buy on the lamp. Have a great day, Vicky

February 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

You did a great job on that Debbie. Has the perfect salvaged vintage look and I love that it is a tribute. Just wonderful!

February 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Jack is loving it so far. He has so many questions, and I just love answering them XO

February 7, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey Debbie what a GREAT post! Love how the lamp turned out and I love how your incorporating all of your grandfathers mementos in Jacks new room. What a great way to pass these special things on. Martina

PS_ Thanks for all your help I think I figured it out!!

February 7, 2011 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the vignette and great lamp makeover. How nice to have your grandfather's things.

February 7, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger MamaMonki said...

I love your lamp! Seriously why doesn't my walmart have cool lamps that I can make even better like that.

February 7, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Such a great post. I love the lamp. This is really special.

February 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Oh, that is fantastic! I love it!! So sweet that you have your grandfather's things and you named your son after him. How special!

February 7, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your lamp looks so good Debbie! I love the name Jack :)

February 7, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

I love that you kept your granddad's old wallet with his singles still in it. It looks like he loved it well. And, his old radio too!

The lamp makeover is great. Nice job, Debbie...not bad at all for a new "junker". Hugs-Diana

February 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great twist to Donna's funky design. She has a great look and this is just super!

Love the lamp!

February 7, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Debbie that looks so great. What a way to pass on to your son part of your grandfathers legacy. Who he was and things that were part of him. I have said it many times but I must say it again... You are so TALENTED!

February 7, 2011 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Charlene Juliani said...

What a great way to incoporate family history! I'd be afraid to try that in my house though, my boys would destroy it in a matter of minutes.

February 7, 2011 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh i love this Debbie ! SO cool and so precious ! Cherish them...i don't have anything like that...Hopefully i will get some the next time i go to Paris.
Love ya !

February 7, 2011 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

the picture of grandpa in his uniform infront of Walgreens, too cute! That is really sweet of you to do that for your son. Girl you have turned into the crafting queen!


February 7, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, How wonderful you have these things that belonged to your grandfather and that you incorporated them into your home. Your vignette looks wonderful.

February 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Good job, Debbie! I agree you captured her style with your own twist! You grandfather's things are such a precious keepsake.

February 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Debbie, Such a beautiful tribute to your grandpa. It is so neat that Jack gets to know this gentleman through these keepsakes. Hugs, Ginger

February 8, 2011 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Very cool and a beautiful tribute.

February 8, 2011 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh wow. Lookit you go!! Nothing like a deadline, hey girl?

This is fabulous! That lamp with the wire shade against the star with all the old stuff... amazing vignette with meaning.

This is really special, Debbie!


February 8, 2011 at 3:58 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie, you did indeed do a funky junk with your own twist. I love all your grandfathers treasures that you used to create this sweet vignette. It looks fabulous!

Enjoy your day,

February 8, 2011 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

What a wonderful job and oh your pictures are great. Lovin your new camera.

February 8, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love everything about this...the pictures, the wallet with the bills still in it, very special! And your lamp is too cool...hope your son loves his "funky" space :)

February 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger linda said...

oh i can just hear Grandpa saying look what the Do did .I bet Jack loves it and also learning about what a wonderful honorable man Grandpa was .Remember how he use to ask Angela to bring home rubber bands lol and oh how he loved his pens .He was truely a one of a kind guy and dearly missed but always and forever in our hearts.Great job Deb:)

February 8, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Lauren Caldwell said...

Your grandfather's things are amazing! So cool that you have so many of them! And even better that you can incorporate them into your son's 'new' room! Can't wait to see how the rest turns out! :)


February 8, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, this is so cute, I have some much stuff for my mom and dad like the stuff you have Who would have ever guessed that it would come out of a box and be used for decorating... Still working on my guest room/office and soon it will have many thing in it like this. WAY COOL.


February 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Awww, what a great idea to incorporate some of Grandpa's memorabilia in to the room. I wish I had 'old stuff' from England to use in my home, but I don't :-/

February 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

Wow, you took that lamp to new heights. Love your treasures of your granddads♥

February 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like we are all looking back, at some wonderful memories, we are blessed, this is too cool, that you have your grandpa's things and have been able to save and enjoy with your boys.

February 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

My grandpa's name was Jack also! I didn't really know him very well cuz we left the mother land when I was only 8. That lamp looks amazing! That's a nice way to pass your grandpa's memory onto your boys too:)

February 8, 2011 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Kris said...


February 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, you are so clever! I love to see what you are up to =D

February 8, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

How fun! I love what you did with your grandpa's things..and the light you distressed looks terrific! I too am a fan of FJI! Have a great day! :)

February 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Your lamp is too cool. I like all the vintage photos and stuff on the table also. Great way to decorate his room.

February 8, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger The Magnolia House said...

That is awesome! Great Job!! Johnnie

February 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

How cool to decorate his room with not only his great-grandpa's stuff but also his name sake!!! Love what you used and came up with using the 'bargin' lamp too! Awesome so say the least!!!

February 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

What a great way to honor him!

February 8, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love this. What a fabulous way to do his room. So special to have such wonderful memories and heirlooms. I know he loves it. Love the lamp too. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

February 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool idea! Love all the memories that come with it. Very personal! I hope your son likes it!

February 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love that you have all that stuff!
Me too - family stuff is the best!

February 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

I love your memories!
I have sent you an Award ,please pop over and take a look!

February 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice! I like the J and the uniqueness of the lamp. :)

February 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The lamp you put together turned out great. How wonderful that you have his old radio. I remember those around our house. What great memories to now share with your son.

February 9, 2011 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

This post really makes me wish I had a Grandpa, what fun it seems to be, lucky you!

February 10, 2011 at 12:55 AM  

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