Awesome DIY Projects and Party Time with Junkin Joe

Welcome one and all to another episode of Junkin Joe!  We greet you this morning with as the 16th inch is falling on the ground with more to come…I guess The ground hog was right!  It’s time to grab that yummy cup of something hot to take the chill away…sit back and share your DY Projects, upcycled creations, refurbished and painted furniture creations, vintage finds, flea market treasures, home decor masterpieces, makeovers, craft projects and everything in between.  Then you get to check out what the rest of the Junkin Joe Family has been up to and be inspired!  You can even link up your Etsy Shops for a little bit more exposure…we are all about YOU here at this party!!!  It’s a Junkin Joe Family Affair here every Friday and EVERYONE is WELCOME into the family…the more the merrier!  So let’s get started and enjoy some awesome DIY Projects and Party with Junkin Joe!



Hey there everyone!  How is your morning!  Hope you are all warm and comfy wherever you may be!  As you heard above…it is CCCCOLD in New Jersey and the snow continues to fall…deep sigh!  It sure is pretty but…it’s enough now! lol!!!  Friday is still fabulous because we get to see what everyone has been up to and I know that is is special as always!  I was not able to get to everyone’s blog to leave a comment this week…but I answered everyone’s comments on last weeks JJ : )  Please know that we love you all!  Ok…let’s see what you have been up to!
Happy Valentine’s Day to ALL!!!

I think this is the perfect way to start Valentine’s Day…it is Simply Suzanne’s at Home and her scrumptious Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam…Remembering her Father (how sweet)…sending a hug to the heavens for Dad.Strawberry Vanilla Jam COLLAGE 2

I have to admit when you put the words lemon and pistachio pastry tarts together…my mouth begins to water!  Aimee at Twigg Studios has created a sensational sweet treat dessert once again!


Looks like Lou Lou Girls has a perfect Valentine’s Treat…Cherry Almond Cupcakes!  How YUMMY do these look!!! Still time to make them!!!!


Holly over at The Coconut Head’s Curing and after Cancer Survival Guide …ugly cancer…beautiful me has created the perfect Valentine’s Day Treat…a Retro Pink Champagne Cake! I think there is enough for all of us don’t you…YUM!


You have to take a trip over to Glass Slipper Restorations!  The new kitchen is Farmhouse FRESH!!!!  Hand stained floors…embossed tin…paned glass cabinets and so much more!  Make sure that coffee is hot…then sit back and enjoy! LOVE IT!


The Frugalista has been up to her creative ways!  Check out this gorgeous hand painted furniture makeover DIY project…looking FABULOUS!!!!


Now come and do the Furniture Dance with Forever Decorating!  You are going to enjoy this post!


Nicer than New has one fabulous furniture makeover for us today!  You have to drop by and see the before…you will be amazed!


Denise…on a whim is helping us all get organized and sharing her DIY project for a Junk Style Organizer with us…it rocks!


Speaking of room creations…you have to see Happy Hands at Home’s post on her sisters…yes…Dollhouse…how cool is that!  Love it!

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I am not a fan of gray skies…but when gray is used in one of Martinel’s creations…it is like a SUNNY DAY!  Drop by her beautiful blog and enjoy the creations!  Just so beautiful!

Now over at We Call it Junkin…there is a game going on!  She takes you on a virtual trip to a thrift shop and then wants to know WHAT WOULD YOU BUY from the selection!  Well I have to tell you…I LOVE this little set…it’s awesome and so wish I had a place for it…how cute is this! I don’t know if it is reupholstered…it is either vintage…NEVER used or whoever reupholstered it is a genius!  Now if that was powder blue I think I would die! : )


Artsy VaVa has a sweetheart of a project!  It is so creative and fabulous…check it out and get the DIY!


Sew Sweet Vintage has an adorable DIY Love Tank Top Project for us…the results are amazing!  You can apply the technique to any style …plus she has some exciting news…show her a warm round of Junkin Joe Family Support!

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Vintage, Paint and more…has created a wonderful Communication Center and shows us how to make one for our very own!  I so wish I could be organized!

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Besa GM…is sending you Hugs and Kisses…drop by to see the entire vignette…so perfect!


Time for some Amazing Art from our dear friend ShabbyGipsy!!! Love is in the air on the Valentine’s Day!


Creative Mind Khadija has been creating “with heart” also!  How gorgeous is this heart of hearts!


How sweet are these precious little burlap bags created by Hickory Trail.  Even though these are for Valentine’s Day…you can use her great DIY for any time of year when you need a special little favor or gift! LOVE these!


Back to Vintage had a wonderful thrifting day for sure!  You have to drop by and see all the treasures…I know I am in love with this grouping for sure!


For a heartwarming sentimental cabinet re-do experience…you have to drop by This Green Life…a Father remembered and a piece of the past restored…a must see and read!


My Salvaged Treasures has an amazing day thrifting…you have to stop by and see all of the treasures…here is just one …she found 27 pieces of silverware…stamped them all and shares a tutorial…isn’t that fabulous!


live. love. scrap has a lucky thrifty day too!  Look at these pretties and she is hoping to stamp them also…$1…pretty awesome and there’s more!


Pretty Scraps is sharing a very yummy and healthy potato salad with us…i really love the pinch of cumin…nice touch!


Oh Danielle over at Silver Pennies has created a gorgeous mantle!  Drop by and check out her newest creation too!  What a talent!


Now drop by Camp and Cottage Living…watch as she decorates with vintage blue medicine bottles!  So pretty…so cottage!  Enjoy your visit!

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Happy House and Home has a fun handpainted craft diy for us! So simple…so elegant!

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Now does this surprise you…our friends The adventures of two (Pyrex crazy) thrifting sisters and their side kick Maddie) came up with the perfect Valentine’s Day Pyrex Finds!! SCORE!!!!


You are going to love It’s Always Ruetten and her Pop Up Valentine Card! So adorable!

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Deanies Stash has a FABULOUS stash this week for sure!  You have to see all of the goodies!  Loving this suitcase right now…there are so many upcycled projects diy’s out there for suitcases it is amazing…they are HARD to find…congrats!


Shop Girl has made one of my favorite breads to make…The NY Times No-Knead Bread…trust me…this is one to make…it’s FABULOUS!


Our friend Distressed Donna Down Home is suffering from cabin fever!  She is showing us the middle of four of her projects…not the beginning…not the end…the middle…check it out…can’t wait to see the final results!  Spring is coming my friend!

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Wetcreek is sharing some precious little Kitchen Dolls with us…Do you recognize them?  Check it out!


A Little Bit of Everything has a scrumptious Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe for us…there’s always room for these!

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Kat Almost Purrfect World Celebrates Chinese New Years!

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Down at the Jersey Shore…there is a Mother Daughter Valentine’s Day Tea Party Happening at Driftwood Gardens!  I love it!!! Drop by and enjoy a brew!


Restoration Redoux creates…Yard Sale Picture to Flower Art!


Burlap and Bananas has a fun little Hot Cocoa Set of Mugs DIY Craft for us today!  Check it out!


Howling at the Moon has been up to her creative ways…check out her newest bracelet!

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Then there are the FABULOUS Finds From Heather at Tatter and Fray…I am head over heels in love with this gorgeous vintage cottage scale!!! WOW!


Here is my favorite DIY Project of the Week…I just love how Tanya from twelve o eight created throw pillows from rag rugs!  Talk about durable…fun and WOW…COST effective!  Check out the diy and I have a feeling you might be making some for your family room or play room!


So there you have it…some AMAZING DIY Projects…some fascinating FINDS…incredible makeovers…upcycled genius…painted wonders…culinary delights marvelous makeovers and so much more!  In case a few of you may wonder why I change out a few recipes…the reason is that I am a vegetarian and I don’t post meat recipes on this site…please take NO offense…I just go in and search for one without it so you are still in the spotlight…just wanted you to know the reason : )  A BIG thank you to everyone…all of your projects ROCK and you all are the BEST!!!!  Now…once again…it’s time to PARTY!




  1. Andrea, thank you so much for featuring my dumpster bench makeover! It had to be one of my most fun projects! I love your parties and your features! Thx a bunch and Happy Valentine’s day!

  2. Hi Andrea! Thanks for featuring my DIY Hot Cocoa Mugs!! I really wish I made some for myself instead of giving them all away! Lol! I could sure use a nice hot cup of cocoa right about now…Happy Valentines Day:-)

    • They are so pretty and you should take the time to make some for yourself!!! I could go for some hot cocoa right now! Is Spring EVER Coming??? : ) hugs…

  3. Thankyou so much for the feature. Stay warm. Its really wet here in england xxx

    • Aimee…all of your creations …each and every week are OVER THE MOON!!!!!!! Thank you for always sharing them with us…here’s wishing you and yours warmer and dryer days! hugs…

  4. Thank you so much Andrea for hosting and for featuring my stamped silverware. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. Andrea, I just love coming to your parties – there is always so much great creative inspiration found here… Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend… Cathy

    • Cathy…We love having you are our parties and soooo happy you enjoy them so much! Be inspired and have a fabulous day!!!! hugs…

  6. Awe, you made my day Andrea when I saw my Queen Anne Table Makeover featured here today – thanks so much! Always look forward to this party each week and thank you for hosting it.

  7. I forgot to add – thank you so much for the feature hugs, Cathy

  8. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Sweet Andrea, Thank you so much for the heart-felt feature. You brought such a big smile to my face!
    Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friend.
    Have a great weekend . . . and thanks so much for hosting,

  9. Thanks for the wonderful words about my office organizer! Happy Valentine’s Day Andrea!

  10. Thanks for the feature and yes, blue would be pretty too!

  11. Awesome party, thanks! love all the features this week.

  12. Andrea thanx thanx thanx for featuring my potatoes salad i am happy you liked it am sharing more this week
    🙂 regards from sunny dubai

  13. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day Andrea. Love the features (always). Thanks for Junkin Joe, love joining in.

  14. Way too much snow this year/ice/etc. Thanks for hosting today. Glad I could join in.

  15. Thanks so much for hosting!!!! Wishing you a lovely and wonderful Valentine’s day!! Sending lots of Valentine hugs!!!! 🙂 xo Holly

  16. beautiful ideas and images

  17. What a great variety of features. Very pretty! I always enjoy my visits and thanks for hosting!

  18. Thanks so much for featuring my XO valentine wall art, and great thanks for hosting this fun party. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  19. Thanks for the awesome party!

  20. Happy Valentine’s Andrea! Thanks for featuring my mantel! x

  21. Hi Andrea, WOW! Thanks so much for giving the opportunity to share. So glad you Love my Kitchen and thank you for featuring! I’m sharing my Dining Room today! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

    Cindy 😉

  22. Happy Day my dear.. Thanks for the feature & for hosting the party fun 🙂

  23. Thank you so much for featuring my Valentine Art, Andrea! I didn’t get a project linked up this week…we just got power back this morning after Wednesday’s ice storm. I hope you are staying warm and not dealing with the mess we have here in Georgia. The good news…it’s supposed to be in the 70’s next week! Winter in Georgia, crazy!!!

  24. Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my Pop Up Valentine’s Day Card! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  25. Andrea, I am a little late posting this but I hope you had an awesome Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the feature and I really love this party! HUGS!!

  26. Ooooo! I’m loving Denise’s organizer!


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