"Imitation is the highest form of flattery"...as the oldest of 4 girls that's the quote my mom used to use whenever I started to get upset when one of my sisters would "copy" me. And I actually grew to believe it. Looks like the ladies over at Funky Junk Interiors and Miss Mustard Seed think so too. Can't wait to "join in on the fun" with their Copy Me Challenge.
So here goes...
Can you guess who I'm going to start with? Is that Coca Cola crate any indication??? Thought so...I'm kind of a "junk girl" myself, so it wasn't hard to find a few things right out in the garage.
Do you remember a while back when I told you how inspired I was by Donna's Blogging Office garage storage shelves? I wrote a post about how it inspired me to place a shelving unit I already had right smack infront of my windows...see photo below and you can see that post HERE
Well, it didn't only inspire me but my sweet hubby too. Usually I show my husband one of the inspiring posts from Blogland...he shuts down and I can literally see the stars in his eyes...but his mouth says "Yes, honey...that's cool honey" Only to completely erase it from his memory the next time I ask him about it. Been there???
Not so with those storage racks. Infact he called me from Home Depot a few days later and told me they had a bunch marked down to $7 each...and being the "conservative" shopper that I am, I said "Buy them all!" I recently put some of them to use and in light of the challange tried to "gussy" them up Funky Junk style...
These 2 are in our family room...I kept them the natural pine because I liked how they contrasted with the "Sheet Metal" gray walls and coordinated with the pine ceilings. Then I tried to fill them with some junky goodies that would make Donna proud :)
"Mason" jars for candles...
I added a license plate to this old box for fun...
Another old box with wording...
Old tool boxes galore for storage...I love the gray with red peeking through on this one.
This bowling pin angel might be more "Chipping with Charm" than "Funky Junk" but I wanted to show you anyway.
So what do ya think? Did I do OK???
Before you go, check out this quote...I found it over at Rosemary's beautiful blog, The Summer Porch and I LOVE it...the quote and the blog ;)
Now "hop" on over and check out all the other Funky Junk Copy Cats ok?
Whoo-hoo...this post made it to the "Top 5"...check it out HERE :)
Re-visiting this post to link up with Amy at Whisperwood Cottage for her Authentic Style Series featuring Donna and her funky and fabulous style...see you there!
And since these shelves were a "steal" at only $7 a piece, I'm going to link up to the Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence :)