Blog Posts - Repurposed, Reused, Recycled Junk



Gift Guide for the Vintage Junk Lover

Today I’ve got a fun Christmas Gift Guide for all those vintage junk lovers out there!  You know who you are…and you also know that you are incredibly hard to buy for, right?!  The gifts we junk-lovers want for Christmas is NOT found...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 13, 2015

Welcome to Stop 18: The 2014 Holiday Housewalk

Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Housewalk at my house!!  This is the day I look forward to all year long on my blog, and I’m SO happy you’ve joined me today! I am honored to be Stop # 18 on the tour this week, with a total of 33 AMAZING homes to see...
by Unskinny Boppy on Dec 3, 2014

Blankenship Farms Backyard Tour

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Donnalee’s house, aka Blankenship Farms.  I first met Donnalee at a craft fair where I bought one of her burlap wreaths and Alabama shaped Christmas ornaments.  We have become friends, and lemme...
by Unskinny Boppy on Nov 13, 2014

How to Paint Stripes on Furniture with Glidden Paint

Today I’m tackling one of the biggest questions I get asked as a DIY blogger, along with a fun painted furniture project. Question: How do I choose a paint color for DIY furniture painting projects? Answer: It depends. I have painted SO many differ...
by Unskinny Boppy on Nov 4, 2014

So many blues, so little time.

Today I’m tackling one of the biggest questions I get asked as a DIY blogger, along with a fun painted furniture project. Question: How do I choose a paint color for DIY furniture painting projects? Answer: It depends. I have painted SO many differ...
by Unskinny Boppy on Nov 4, 2014

New Favorite: Reclaimed Wood Initials from Urban Farmgirl

I have a confession to make. I didn’t sign up for a single Fall home tour this year.  I got invited to join a few, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.  My life is going through a good deal of an upheaval at the moment, and I didn...
by Unskinny Boppy on Oct 21, 2014

My Signature Style: Flea Market Fancy

Today I’m joining in with some of my favorite bloggers  to talk about my Signature Style. If you’re hopping over from Musings of a Housewife, let me say “Welcome, y’all!”    Carrie from Making Lemonade asked me to join in...
by Unskinny Boppy on Aug 25, 2014

Have a Coke and a Smile

Ever since we started the Whole30 Challenge a few months ago my husband and I have made a pact to stop drinking soft drinks. Cold turkey.  Just sat them down and never looked back.  Considering we both used to guzzle cokes like a dried up cactus, i...
by Unskinny Boppy on Aug 19, 2014

DIY Thrift Store Wooden Bowl Planters

Sorry to leave you hanging on the status of these wooden bowls in my junky planter post from a few weeks back.  I’m back today to show you how I turned them into little succulent containers. Of course you know me and my succulent fetish.  It just...
by Unskinny Boppy on Aug 18, 2014

Seashells, Succulents and Antique Eyeballs

Well, it’s official.  I’m still a sucker for succulents.  Apparently I cannot get enough of them. I am also a sucker for cobalt blue glass bottles and jars, which led me to pick up these little guys at an estate sale last week.  As I was check...
by Unskinny Boppy on Aug 5, 2014

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk

In case y’all haven’t noticed.  I love junk.  Any kind of rusty old junk. I’m on it.  And chippy, peeling doors.  And vintage anything.  So, when I combine all of those elements together with some beautiful container gardens it kinda makes...
by Unskinny Boppy on Jul 26, 2014

End Table Furniture Plans: Introducing The Rogue Engineer

  Hey there! Happy Cinco De Mayo! As promised, I’m back today with a full set of detailed furniture plans for DIYing the homemade end tables that you saw last week on the blog. But guess what? I have a very special guest to introduce to yo...
by Unskinny Boppy on May 5, 2014


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