Faux industrial cart coffee crate side table

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This next year, I plan to ‘upgrade’ a few key pieces of furniture that I’ve made over the years, to give them more of a ‘grown up industrial edge’. Yes. I want my junk to grow up. Just a little. For one, while my pallet wood TV media stand is still standing strong, I’d love to […]

Tree farm themed Christmas front porch

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One day, I dream of having a big, wonderful farmhouse front porch that’s easy to capture in pictures. Until then,welcome one and all, to my skinny little front overhang with the most challenging photo taking angles in the land! Not only is there a little tree in the way, the three brick posts holding the roof are plunked down […]

Christmas tree in an Antiques crate

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While I’ve been busy downsizing the amount of stuff in my home, one thing has still remained that seems to follow me from room to room. This big ‘ol black distressed box / crate / trunk with rope handles thing has great bones! It even has a lid attached. I’ve been using it lately for […]

Pallet wood You Cut Tree Farm Christmas sign

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Slow as molasses is about the best description I can come up with in regards to my Christmas decorating. I got started on my mantel, however with a major monsoon going on outside (that’s my shopping centre for all things green), the branches would have to wait. The delay proved to be good I suppose. The […]

Scrap wood buffalo check and snowflake Christmas ornaments

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Over the years, I’ve managed to diminish my Christmas box stash down to two boxes. One with lights and a few ornaments, and the other with a few faux wreaths. That’s it. In some ways, I need a major kudos for letting go of so. much. stuff! And in other ways, well, let’s just say, I scold […]

Super festive Christmas and winter directional signs

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I have always ALWAYS loved the look of a multi-directional sign. Whether it’s on a ski hill or while vacationing, I’ve always admired how neat a bunch of signs all in one spot actually look. Especially if you are a signaholic type… So I decided to try my hand at making the idea myself. I gathered […]

Stencil a reversible Christmas and Fall Buffalo Check Cabin Pillow

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Imagine ALL your all season home decor items having the ability to magically morph into full out fall or Christmas with the snap of your fingers.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to get rid of the big boxes of Christmas we only use 1 month out of the entire year? Only to use things we use every day instead? Yes… why yes it […]

A surprise rustic shed snow day

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I’ve mentioned no less than a bazillion times how much I love snow. It’s very seldom we have a white Christmas on Canada’s west coast. And I’m not entirely sure we will this year. But, what are the chances of right before leaving on a tropical getaway, we are BLASTED with a blizzard? Low! It’s […]

Rustic reversible coasters and others for gifts

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This was a project I didn’t intend to blog about. But after putting up this photo on Instagram, quickly taken with my iPhone, the interest was huge! So I felt maybe it was worthwhile sharing with you here, for those struggling with gift ideas. We needed 4 gifts, and finding out the recipients loved Starbucks, […]