White-white walls with revamped kitchen crate shelves

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When I first painted my house after the main renos, a really nice tone called Bamboo Beach by Cloverdale Paint (in Canada) covered every. single. wall. All of them. I really did love the colour… until I didn’t. As time went on I just desired something fresher. On went the search of the perfect greige! […]

Old crate stencil storage trolley or clothes hanger

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This past weekend, my photo studio hit an all time mess. Very typical by the way. After one shoot… it can quickly look like… … this.  Any one of those given walls in the room can become the background, so everything else has to be shoved to the other side to make it work. And in […]

Industrial farmhouse pipe coat hooks

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I’m still busy assessing how my boy is using his room. What I thought would be a good place for a desk or table? I’m having second thoughts. I think he needs a clothes hanging area more. As in, a bunch of hooks within an easy toss. As in… maybe his clothes won’t land on the […]

Landing a rustic armoire made out of crates

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About 10 minutes before we head out to the airport for our trip to NYC, a neighbour knocked on the front door. “I have a rustic cupboard that may interest you. We’re getting rid of it, but felt this may be your thing…” Goodness… do you have any idea how hard it was to delay even […]

Cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece

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I knew I’d be in trouble the moment this cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece brainstorm hit. On a scale of 1 – 10, how much horizontal space do you have for Christmas decorating? Well, if you’re anything like me, it’s about 1%. We need every available counter top and table top in this place, […]

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 […]

Ammunition crate workshop cabinet

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Little crates have a special place in my heart.  Or… in this case, an ammunition crate workshop cabinet! I purchased this cute little ammo box from the flea market in preparation for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market. But may I admit here and now, I priced it high so I could bring it back home again? […]

How to build a reclaimed wood crate

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Hello there crate woodworking friends! If this doesn’t describe you today, I sure hope it will tomorrow! Because making your own old crates is fun, easy and oh so very cheap! 🙂 I LOVE landing a great old vintage crate! Who doesn’t? But sometimes you just can’t find one you want in a size you need […]

How to stencil featuring a pallet wood crate

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Stencilling is actually very easy to do! However, here are a few tricks of the trade so you too can achieve exceptional results. How to stencil   1. A dry brush is key. When you load your stencil brush with paint, ensure most of it is tapped off again. A cloth or paper will work. This […]