Metal filled winter fireplace mantel

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Fireplace mantels… have you winterized yours yet? Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned. And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, through […]

Tips on designing an old sign themed paint studio

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When I first challenged myself with Heap of Change, all I really expected to do was declutter. But I’m SO GLAD I pushed myself to the extreme in this area. I’m so pleased with the outcome! Welcome to Heap of Change #2! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, through decluttering and […]

PJ 259 – DIY deer and other taxidermy takes

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Welcome to Party Junk 259 – DIY deer and other taxidermy takes Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, everyone! With us getting ready to take off for Christmas, this place is no where NEAR a home tour. I may have to bypass it this year. But you can certainly catch up […]

A reclaimed wood deer and Christmas tree mantel

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If someone asked me what I was most addicted to in the DIY world, I’d have to say reclaimed wood, old signs… and branches. Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort. So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? You actually already caught a glimpse of […]

Reclaimed wood deer head with branch antlers

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The last thing I thought I’d do today was show you a new project. The last 12 days have been crazy with a new project each day (see them all below this post), but it sure has been fun! Not to mention, throw in a old sign stencil product launch… Oh. And book a trip.  […]

12 – Christmas arrow sign with a stencil offer

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Purchase Stencils HERE Today is a big day. A REALLY big day. It’s a little nerve wracking yet exciting… because I finally have something to offer that I’ve been asked about for a long, LONG time. Deeeep breath…; Do you remember my trip to Toronto where I met Jennylyn Pringle of Homestead House, Fusion Mineral […]

11 – Crate shadow box snow scene

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO #178 SHERRI! YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED! One thing my mom always had on display every Christmas without fail, was her snow village. The family would all join forces, and meet up at her place one evening. My brother would generally dig into the crawl space for her special […]

Funky Junk pick / vintage cart turned coffee station

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THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER AS OF SUN, NOV 30, MIDNIGHT EST.  CONGRATS TO WINNER TAMMY KUBAT! I was working in my workshop on a project, when I heard the screech of brakes. Looking up, my heart did a flip. I knew what that truck held! Well… I didn’t know EXACTLY what I’d be receiving, but […]

PJ 263 – upcycled funky wall treatments

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  Welcome to Party Junk 263 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello all! Lately my own DIY focus has been on wall treatments, so I felt that was a great theme to run. Wall treatments can really bring plain’ ol drywall to life. And while planked […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PJ 258 – salvaged junk treasures

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  Welcome to Party Junk 258 – an Upcycled Link Party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello my weekend friends! Ready to get another caffeine buzz over some great inspiration? That’s what these make me feel like… Check out these gorgeous highlights from last weekend’s upcycled party…. From dumpster bookshelf to kitchen island / Redoux […]

My little cheater branch and box toolbox

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I was desiring something to put all my cordless drills and palm sanders in for travel. And then it dawned on me… In my little red tray post, I had this grey box. With leftover paint, the box got hit with a little new colour. I didn’t know what to do with the box at first, […]

Forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder

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It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder. This is what I had moments before. You might say I forgot to care for this bucket of flowers. So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in […]