Reclaimed wood hot cocoa tray with a cool lettering trick

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I currently have this agenda for my home. You already know I’m in the midst of cleaning and painting. But more than that, I really want to get rid of all the stuff I don’t like. The goal is to be able to swing the camera around, click wherever I wanted, and be proud of what I see. […]

The reclaimed wood hot cocoa bar I wish I had

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Welcome back to the 3rd ‘how I used winter signs in unique ways!’ #1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign  #2 – Ski Lodge Entry Sign with Ladder and Crate Storage #3 – Reclaimed wood Hot Cocoa Bar – you are here! Imagine if you will, just coming off the frozen pond in the back field. […]

Ski lodge winter sign with ladder storage for an entry

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Welcome back to 3 unique and wonderful ways to use winter signs. #1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign  #2 – Ski Lodge Entry Sign with Ladder and Crate Storage – you are here! #3 – Reclaimed wood Hot Cocoa Bar I’m not certain I’ve ever talked about my skiing days. But I use to be […]

Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign

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My friends, I’m soooo excited about the next 3 days! I haven’t been posting much lately, but there’s been a reason. I’ve been busy working on 3 new winter sign designs, styled in super unique, upcycled ways. There will be plenty of Christmas inspiration to inspire your own take this season! #1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign – you are […]

Reclaimed wood toolbox and coasters for coffee lovers

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A few years back, my brother and I were chatting about what made the perfect gift for someone who has everything. His advise? Consumable. And how true is that? No extra clutter to be had once it’s gone! My mom loved to eat out, so for many years, she received a gift certificate to her fav […]

Make a Christmas themed grain sack coffee pillow instantly!

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If there ever was a benefit to being the indecisive type, I think I may have found one! Eureka! I stumble through unsolved mysteries all the live long day. I second guess, question, and in the end, I just need options. Can’t be locked into any one thing. Can you relate? So when I started getting requests for some […]

An illuminated cabin resort sign for a fall mantel

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I have often shared my dream of having my own lake front cabin.  I’m also kinda blessed to have a rock floor to ceiling fireplace that could be in a cabin. So I decided to celebrate fall… Cabin Resort style this year! But there’s more… Today I’m teaming up with a TON of other desperately artistic […]

Old signs with rustic crates mini entryway

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Due to all my deep cleaning, purging and painting of late, I’ve been eyeing up my front entry. It’s in desperate need of a new, fresh look. After mulling things over, I decided to try a ‘test run’, or mini version of my brainstorm in the photo studio. Every entry could use a place to […]

Quilted fabric Canadian map message centre

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(click to enlarge photo) My mom was fiercely patriotic. I mean, I am too! But if you were to give me the choice of flying somewhere in Canada or the US, I’ll always pick the US. Probably because you guys have palm trees… Sorry Mom! But when LONG TIME blogger friend and master sewer Missy from […]

My secret to arranging hydrangeas

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One of my most fondest memories of going to my grandma’s house was admiring her hydranga bushes.  Oh my goodness… they lined the entire one side of her house in heavenly, abundant blooms! Not being a green thumb at all these days, I’m always astounded that my own hydrangea bushes produce anything! It must be […]

4 – a fall hydrangea dressed up dresser

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Guys, I nearly cut out this week. I’ve been struggling with a companion paint colour for the white blog office, so that project is still on hold. And then life took some unexpected turns. Result? Nothing done. Nothing. Just a bunch of silly paint redos.  Clearly, my least fav DIY thing is choosing paint colours. […]

From fenceboards to supersized cutting board tray

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Are you into antique cutting boards? I sure am! But we don’t seem to have lots of woodsy stuff in our thrift stores of late, so… I made my own oversized reclaimed wood cutting board Apple Farm tray out of a few fence planks, and a stencil. But that’s not all…  Mindi from My Love 2 Create banded […]

1 – Creating a pallet wood sofa escape

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Housework is like dieting. You let things get out of hand… so you have two choices… Either try and do better moving forward, OR…  Break out into a sweat, and undo a few things that were previously done… THEN try and do better moving forward. Coffee, anyone? #RUN #LAUGHING #EMBARRASSED Welcome to From Crap to Clean Before […]

A nature inspired branch ladder plant stand

Flower MARKET : Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Congrats to winner #38 Carol B! You have been emailed. Well, it isn’t everyday I post for 5 reasons! 1. A new project, 2. inspired by a new book, along with 3. a few new stencil designs, and 4. two giveaways, plus 5. a great deal!   When I get my mojo back, I don’t mess around […]

Old beach sign towel hangers

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I think it’s impossible to have too many hanging opportunities in a home.  Or on vacation for that matter. Between drying pool towels and beach towels, (tough life I know!) every chair back was used. I was always wishing there were a few more hanging options by the door. But I will admit… I dreamed this project up […]