An easy photography background – cheater board and batten

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A blogger’s busy season is about to fire up with Christmas straight ahead. Remember 12 Days of Christmas last year? That’s happening again! So I’m mulling over 12, easy junk styled Christmas tutorials to whip up. And being that my home is generally a dark cave this time of year, it’s nice to be able to […]

PJ 262 – an upcycled link party

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  Welcome to Party Junk 262 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall weekend to you! It’s been a busy week, and this link party snuck up on me! No running themes today, let’s wing it with the party, and I’ll highlight some amazing features […]

24 – The little woodworking workshop that could

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It was my first official full blown workshop day since this area got worked on. In other words, I made a ‘real’ mess. It was pouring rain for most of the day. But I didn’t care. I had this lovely overhang to work under for all the sanding. Great view, with a dust free indoors.  […]

A very unjunky laundry room before

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Yep…just another day in a perfect home. You know us decorators… we always have it together… So this picture above? It’s placed here so feeds that display a first picture don’t scare readers away. Yes. Decorator types live in these perfect, magazine worthy homes. Aren’t we fortunate? We even create names for our beloved rooms. Much like a challenge […]

22 – Drilling towards success

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On Tuesday night after dinner, my son suggested we watch Lord of The Rings / The Fellowship of the Ring together. I’ll never turn down a date with my son!  And I certainly didn’t think I’d be posting tonight because of it. That is one, long, intense, but awesome movie! And I saved money, because I won’t […]

Toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy – by complete fluke

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Nothing excites me more than finding super easy fixes for things I need. Since I’m still putzing around in the workshop, this toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy is exactly what I needed! LOVE it when stuff like this just happens. By fluke. You caught that this was a toolbox, right? HILARIOUS how my little reclaimed wood toolboxes […]

20 – what it took to make the final jump into blog land

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After leaving my dayjob HERE, I promised I’d update you on how I finally made the final jump into blogland. I say this like I know what I’m talking about. But I kinda don’t. I only quit in September, so the full wrath of it all hasn’t hit yet. (How I worked up to quitting is […]

Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

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I cut myself a deal. Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be: #1. Unique. #2. Super easy to make for others to copy. #3. Hopefully, quite possibly free. #4. Very me. And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet […]

18 – Rejoice! You are who you are.

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While waiting for our regular Friday night pizza delivery, I decided to spend a little time in the workshop and work on a new project. It was a drizzly night, but that didn’t matter. With lights blazing, I opened the back and main garage door so I could take in the fresh air and hear the […]

PJ 261 – Salvaged Fall Decorating

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  Welcome to Party Junk 261 – 70+ Salvaged Fall Decorating Ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello and a happy fall day to you! We are in the midst of rain season, so we just may be finished mowing the lawn. I’m replacing Fall with JOY. Anyway, with all these fabulous fall ideas […]

17 – Reduce mind mess. Follow a day planner.

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I had such big plans today. I was going to start a new project, but I needed my workshop.  So I went into the workshop but had forgotten about having pushed everything away from the wall I was working on (and didn’t finish) the other day. So I pushed enough back to create a trail to my […]

CN Tower, Wicked, Graffiti Alley in Toronto. Wow.

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I’ve always wanted to visit New York. So when I most recently spent some time in Toronto, it was incredibly tempting to hop on a plane after Blogpodium and fly on over there. Know what? New York IS on my bucket list, bar none. But Toronto offered me all the NYC perks without the added […]

Drywall repair for junkers… hello reclaimed wood

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When I brought this curb side reclaimed wood storage rack into the workshop, did you notice the holes in the wall? During my renovation, there was major wiring done to the house. In order to either locate or install the wires, lots of cutting into the drywall went on. I personally had NO interest in […]

Rustic log candle fall centrepiece … and a cat.

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Today’s post is brought to you by Thanksgiving in Canada, and a cat photo bomber. My son wanted a nice dinner for our Thankgiving, so I got all fancy like, and picked up a ham, whipped up some homemade scalloped potatoes , applesauce, ambrosia, and a few other fun things. But no Thanksgiving table is complete without […]

The over abundant hydrangea filled mantel, 2014 edition

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It’s most definitely hydrangea harvesting season! Let the over abundant decorating games begin.   Most folks have pruned their hydrangeas by now. I leave them intact until I use them. Frost is just around the corner, and that’s when they turn brown. So it’s now or never. But… they need one more thing. With the […]