Hey there Funky Junkin’ Sparkle Lovers! I’m Kathy, aka “The Sparkle Chick”…owner and creative designer of Royale Funky Junque! I am a Goodwill shopping, thrift store loving, DIY’er, decorating fanatic with a love of all things that Sparkle! I am passionate about helping my fellow Sparkle Chicks (old and new) find joy and confidence through decorating and DIY!
I’m an Ohioan born and raised and I have had a love for creativity and Sparkle for as far as back as I can remember! Decorating for all the holidays is a tradition that was passed down to me from my mom, my two grandmothers and many creative family members! Everything from ceramics, handmade afghans to lots of DIY crafts for each holiday played a roll in my creativity and it only expanded as I grew older. Fast forward 20 years and I was a divorced, single mother of two amazing young boys, Sam & Jack, and I fell in love with thrifting and antiquing. I always loved history so for me standing amidst the old and forgotten items of eras and days gone by and holding these objects in my hands made me happy. In a strange way I related to them, as if each piece had its own story to tell…if one would just listen! I wanted to give them a new lease on life and make them everlasting works of art to be enjoyed forever! My creative side was a path to recovery for my once young self and there is nothing I enjoy more now than to inspire, motivate and help people heal by unleashing their inner creativity! I am now happily married to my dream guy, he is my biggest supporter and loves me and all my “creative clutter” and my now teen boys and three step-children are what keeps me busy when I am not perched up in my Sparkle Studio!! Life couldn’t be any more perfect!!
I truly believe and know that you can make beautiful items for your home on a budget and that trash to treasure is indeed a real thing! My love of thrifting and repurposing gives me such joy knowing that I am creating unique one of a kind creations that my customers will treasure for years and years to come. Since Royale Funky Junque came into being it has evolved and changed but I can honestly say I am at a place where I have never been happier!! It is so amazing and I am so blessed to be doing what I love every day!! God has given me a gift and I am humbled to be able to use it in a way that I never could have dreamed possible.
You all are my reason why and I want to share my love of creating, crafting and all the things with all of you! I want you to experience the joy like I do when I create, decorate and I want you to have a smile on your face when you purchase one of my custom creations! I want you to step outside the box and dig deep and find that inner creative that lives inside us all! We are all on this journey and together we can inspire, create, decorate and of course leave a little SPARKLE as we go! Life truly is better when it sparkles!
Kathy aka “The Sparkle Chick”