Favorite Nook: Funky Junk Interiors

Kicking off the return of the Favorite Nook series is Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. She takes upcycling to whole new levels in her home. If you have somehow missed her blog, make time to read up and see all of her amazing creative projects.


How thrilling is it being on Brookyn Limestone! Thanks for having me over Stefanie!

My most favorite nook of all is my funky eclectic blog area.

I'm a true blue junker, so when I found the saw horses, old ladder and palette boards, they were perfect for the desk.

The wall unit is simply pine components you purchase from Ikea. Painted, glazed, and framed out with zig zag palette board supports, the unit takes on a custom look. And is the perfect place to stash all my favorite things of course. :)

Quite simply, I love all the elements. The vintage pieces speak to me, while serving important office functions.

And rustic elements reside everywhere you look. I made no effort to cover up the fact that the desk was framed with a ladder. I love the additional exposed layers.

The top of the desk makes me smile every day. :) No two boards are alike which is what makes them extra special. We're all diverse in our own way, aren't we?

Just for fun bolt elements were added for some rustic desk jewelry. Screw a hole, plunk them in.

And the palette boards were lettered up in a random fashion to simulate reclaimed sign pieces.

What's not to love, when you surround yourself with all the things you love?

There is one other reason I REALLY love this space.

Pride has alot to do with this area. I built it. From the ground up.

I have the sunshine all around me. Pets nearby. My son next to me. The location is central. I honestly can't think of one thing I'd change!

Oh right. Yes. There is one thing. Doing away with that conservative off center chandy with half the bulbs untwisted. (whoops) Definitely. I'll get right on that...

My favorite nook.

Where passion takes over and time stands still.


  1. Kelly@TUH8:44 AM

    Great table. Love it.


  2. What cool ideas? I think I'm most in love with how they used the old gears! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura Trevey9:18 AM

    I am in LOVE with that sawhorse wooden table/desk!! It's fabulous!
    xo Laura

  4. Seriously, one of the most interesting and creative spaces I've seen in a long long time. LOVE every bit of it!

  5. Polite Society Magazine9:54 AM

    I'm so impressed with what you've done with the old style items. It's definitely getting my ideas going. Thanks for pointing us over to Funky Junk's blog. It's definitely being added to the Dashboard. I look forward to reading your blog every day, I can't wait to add theirs too.

  6. Wow, what an awesome project! Looks amazing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Fantastic Job! Especially love the desk and industrial elements!

  8. One word: incredible. What an amazing, one of a kind space you have created.

  9. Great ideas! I had missed this amazing blog, so I'm headed there now. Thanks for this great guest post.

  10. Weee, there it is! Thanks for your wonderful comments, all! This just simply couldn't have been an easier build. And thanks again for having me over, Stephanie!


  11. Cassie {hi sugarplum!}12:27 PM

    amazing skills to build that!!! I love all the textures and rustic vibe against the shiny black windsors!

  12. Kristin12:58 PM

    I love seeing pictures of your space! So glad your posting here today!

  13. I love it! Off to check out the site...

  14. What a great area! So much useful space to spread out and it's beautiful. I love your picture frame with with older photos and LOVE the old gears. It's rustic & clean!

  15. Ahhh, another blog I have to add to my reading list...I have to stop...there is just too much decorating blogging awesomeness going on!

  16. Hi Stefanie, Donna @ Funky Junk's space is beautiful! I'd love you to check out my favorite nook when you get a minute! I'm a new blogger with a new craft room that I love, I'm so darn proud of I could burst! Thank you for showing us all the great Nooks! Have a great evening!

  17. What a fun and unique space!

  18. livinglifecreatively8:31 PM

    She's my hero! Just love her eye for the clever!

  19. Nancy8:32 PM

    Wow. Just WOW!

  20. Rustiqueart12:26 AM

    I love FJI and here fabulous style...lots of fun going on over there. Found this blog through her.
    I'm loving this particular series "nooks" ...who doesn't love a warm cozy space to get away from it all and do what you love to do...write, read, create or simply dream.

  21. Amazing. I think I get upcycling and then I see people like Donna and I know I have so much to learn

  22. Simply beautiful. This is everything that I'd love to see in my own home. It's clean, fresh, and TRUE.

    I love vintage, auctions, grunging through layers of who knows what to find treasures. This shows how wonderfully those treasures can bring so much life into our spaces.

  23. Deanna (Silly Goose Farm)2:38 PM

    I have the same chairs in my dining room! Love them.

  24. Miss Mustard Seed8:20 PM

    I love Donna and her pallet desk. I'm so glad to see you feature her. :)

  25. I love this series...it's so nice to see all these little nooks made with so much love!

  26. Chalmers Abrams11:44 PM

    I admire the valuable information. I love the idea of the beautiful life and spirit behind the decorating even more than I care about the design perfection of the room. It is fun to be inspired by photos and ideas, but in the end, most of us have to work around our own limitations and budgets and priorities in life. Your home is a place where you need to feel at peace. You need to feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in your home. Thanks for sharing.
    build on your lot builders

  27. Charisvanbrimmer12:05 PM

    This is GREAT <3 I live in a carriage house...a single mother with not slot of money, trying to make a study for my little ones. There are a lot of old boards, doors, and things that were left here and I have collected over the years...you have inspired me! Can't wait to get started :)

  28. Ohhh, it's so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!


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