Showing posts from December, 2014

Garden Junk Ideas Galore 2014 Round Up

December 29, 2014
I just never, ever tire of dreaming up junk garden planters or vignettes.  Here are some ideas I used in my 2014 junk gardens! Pansies in a half barrel vignette on the deck  here.

Best of Holiday Junk 2014

December 28, 2014
Continuing my year end look back at Organized Clutter 2014, here are some of my favorite holiday junk ideas!  A rustic, country thrift shop framed sign and random junk create a Valentine's Day "LOVE" sign  here.

My Top Five Garden Junk Projects of 2014

December 26, 2014
Time to reflect on my favorite garden junk projects from 2014! Vintage Jello molds, paint, buttons and thrift shop screwdrivers made the cutest little toadstools  here .

Christmas in the Foyer

December 20, 2014
One of the areas that I recently had re-painted was my foyer.  This wall was painted a chocolate brown, and the other foyer and hallway walls were painted in turquoise.  It was just too dark for me, so I have brightened up this area a lot with Sherwin Williams in Dover White. Remember my dresser mirror frame shelf?  I made it here .  

Salvaged Wood & Jewelry Christmas Tree Ornaments

December 14, 2014
I recently pinned and was inspired by this salvaged brooch and wood ornament  by I remembered that I had a somewhat dated, framed jewelry tree on blue velvet from my neighbors, so I pulled it out of the garage.

Re-Purposed Drawer Pull Christmas Ornament

December 11, 2014
This is a metal drawer pull I got from my Junkin' Friend Jodi, probably for free!   I started the ornament re-purpose by pulling back the ring on the drawer pull and actually bending it just a bit so it would hang straight up and down.

From Kitsch to Rustic in the Laundry Room

December 08, 2014
When I last shared the laundry room on my blog, it had yellow walls, and in addition to vintage washboards and irons, the standard laundry room fare , I displayed vintage, kitschy collectibles like cookie jars, salt & pepper shakers, etc.  That post is  here.    My laundry room is located right next to my kitchen, and seen daily by family and visitors.

Junky Jingle Bell Re-Purposed Trivet Tree

December 07, 2014
My latest thrift shop purchase is this brass trivet for $1.

Simple Rustic Snowflake Themed Christmas Tree

December 04, 2014
This year I have cut back my Christmas decorating budget to almost nothing by using what I already have, and using re-purposed and up-cycled items.  I have a new roof to put on in the spring, and will be putting in hardwood floors.   Excited for the floors, but the roof is a necessity!  These easy snowflake ornaments  that I made,

JUNKERS UNITE With An Outdoor Rustic Christmas Vignette

December 02, 2014
Welcome!  I'm Carlene, and my blog is called Organized Clutter .  I love to decorate my front door covered patio area each season with salvaged junk. Today, 14 junkers have united to bring you the best of their Holiday Junk!  I am not the world's best builder, but I love to gather up my rusty and weathered junk, and arrange it in a fun and festive vignette for the Holidays. Directly to the left of my front doorstep is my  rusty spring re-purposed Christmas tree plaque.   If you click the link you will find a tutorial for this project.  (I actually made this project in July, and now finally get to use it in my decor!) I placed a vintage aluminum cooler, red crate and white metal star on the step under my spring tree plaque.  Moving further left of my front door is one of my  rustic outdoor greenery pails  perched atop a very weathered stool that spent the summer months in my flower garden.  A fun red and green wool sock is nailed to the front of the s