Buffalo check and Plaid placemats for a fall or everyday table

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I really do love my big metal kitchen island that also doubles as a table. And I also really love my pallet wood sawhorse office desk where a kitchen table would normally go.  All that works in this house. It really does. However I secretly miss having a kitchen table at times. I’m picturing a big […]

Subway sign styled TV stand dresser with reclaimed wood shelf

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I have NEVER before been a fan of having a TV in a bedroom.  However, my stance on this has thus changed, since becoming a sole parent in TV screen competition with a teen son threatening to remove my recent Netflix series addiction… I never even use to watch TV! Shame on me for firing it up […]

Turn anything into cozy flannel with Plaid Shirt stencil

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Growing up as a farmer’s daughter, one thing will never leave my memories. My Dad was a plaid shirt fanatic. Even his good town shirts were plaid. The only time he didn’t wear plaid was when he went to church. But I’d bet he would have if Mom let him…:) How fun is the idea […]

I built a chair! Ikea Stocksund style.

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I don’t photograph my living room often, because I am avoiding select furniture. Do you have any idea how hard it is to tell a decor story with all the wrong components in the background? Our sofa is about 20 years old. I can make it look ok with pillows and such, and I do […]

Summer patio revamp with a reclaimed wood farm table

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I can’t believe I’m actually sitting on a newly painted, AND clean patio, compared to just one short week ago! It must have been all that rest we took this summer. I knew once home I’d be antsy to get productive, but I had no idea I’d be doing this! And that just goes to […]

Pallet wood sawhorse coffee table

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About a week ago, my son attempted to bake bacon in the oven. A cookie sheet with no sides was used. (let this be a warning… don’t do this) After the timer went off, I checked up on things, and it wasn’t quite done yet. So I added a bit more time, then sat down […]

Funky Junk’s best DIY of 2015 – then and now

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Well junkers, this is a good time to look over the entire year in one big scroll. So what went down in 2015? Ohhh…. well… I purged, painted, collected old wood, made cool stuff with old wood, organized better, created more storage. Then I saw a little more of the world, then came back home […]

The perfect little trunk on wheels for your next coffee fix

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One of the very best things about going shopping to stock up for a market is, the fact that you’ll land some new stuff.  When my local thrift stores started cooling down with vintage finds, I just stopped shopping, and started gathering old wood instead, so I could make my own ‘old’ stuff. Do your local […]