Stained and stenciled cardboard banner and dollar store revamps


Right before my Toronto conference trip, I was rummaging through my craft stash and found a packaged cardboard pennant kit I had picked up from a craft store months ago.  And what great timing! I had also just visited a dollar store and made a great haul with some mini wooden crates, trays and signs! […]

Custom stenciled burlap ribbon bookmarks

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I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today! Near the end of this week, I will be flying my way to Toronto and Niagara Falls once again (see my last trip HERE) to be a part of a Fusion Mineral Paint conference, leading a few classes! This is actually a surreal trip […]

Houndstooth TV tray revamp


There’s a new member to the stencil family, and I had a boring TV tray that was calling its name! I’m so glad I hung tough on the tray until now. Because I am digging the new look which was all too easy to create. Isn’t it sweet? Well, hello there TV tray I’ve had […]

Reversible DIY reclaimed wood Flower and Apple Farm crate with video

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Every morning, I enjoy my first cup of brew on my outdoor patio overlooking the mountain view. There’s just something about nature that pulls me outdoors, no matter what the weather. Unfortunately, our BC skies have been filled with forest fire smoke lately, creating an eerie pink glowing sun. It just seems that our summers […]

A no-flowerbed update with a simpler summer shed – Part 5


As you may already know, I’m currently planted on the beautiful island of Maui which I shared in THIS post. You can catch my spontaneous ramblings and filming on Insta Stories HERE While I’m enjoying a little downtime until I build some stories of the tropical variety, here’s a little update on my yard, based […]

Grain sack striped faux cement pot with topiary


This past weekend, I taught two classes in a Fusion Mineral Paint merchant workshop local to my area. It was hosted at Homeworks Etc., a gorgeous home decor and paint store located in Cloverdale, BC, Canada. What a breath of fresh air! It was an amazing opportunity to meet merchants who turned into instant friends […]

How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence – part 4

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  There is nothing quite like an unplanned project. Because no planning appears to work best in these parts! So thanks to my lack of due diligence, I’m taking you waaaay back to the garden shed and fence project that was started last summer. As a refresher… Here’s Part 1 where we first cleaned up. Welcome back […]

Rustic vacation directional signs in an old window


I really should have called this project  the ‘I can’t make up my mind ‘ directional signs, because boy did this project take a few hundred U-turns! It all started with a wooden window frame some time ago. This is the window found from the trip to the Alexandria bridge where I found that surprise […]