Stenciled Buffalo Check front door mat

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Buffalo Checked front door mat

A cute front door mat has been something I’ve desired for a LONG TIME! I generally pick up those great big industrial black mats from big box stores. They do the trick, but I’ve longed for a little mat stylin’. So last time I visited Ikea, I grabbed a few plain Ikea Trampa door mats […]

How much should one spend on home renovations?

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Most of the regular readers here already know of my back and forth indecision over should I move or stay put. I’ve been receiving emailed real estate updates each day, however nothing has come close to what I already have. All good! Makes me realize how well I do have things and allows me to […]

Stencil garden-themed Ikea crates

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You guys already know I’m a reclaimed wood fanatic. Add a few rustic crates to the mix, and you have me lock, stock and barrel. For the most part, I generally have plenty of great old junk on hand to create with. However I also recognize not everyone comes across reclaimed wood planks that have […]

Make this easy rustic staining tray organizer.

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Fusion stain and finishing oil tray plank

I have been staining up a storm lately! Between the super cool Ikea trestle sewing table… …and the rustic shelving both in the guest bedroom, I just about feel like I really know what I’m doing! Well, the really good news is, most of us learn by trial and error and I’m certainly no exception. […]

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair

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grain sack stripe stencil on Ikea slip covered chair

Today I’m happy to share that I have yet another update on the guest bedroom project… I’m also going to show you how to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair that is the perfect companion for my trestle desk! This chair a mix of old, new and a whole lotta farmhouse-style! But first… here’s […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 472

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Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 472 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Welcome and a happy weekend to ya! With improving weather outdoors, I admit it’s been challenging to stay indoors. So I weeded the flower beds in preparation for pressure washing everything in sight which is next. Yay me! The new […]

DIY a rustic Ikea trestle sewing table or desk

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sewing desk with crates and antique soil sifters

I have an exciting new guest bedroom update today! For months, I knew this Ikea trestle sewing table and desk would be a part of this guest bedroom. And it’s finally happened! Which gave brand new purpose to this room. For those new to this project, I’ve been working on what use to be my […]

How to stencil authentic-looking vintage grain sack stripe pillows

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If you are a collector of vintage antiques, chances are you’ll also have a stash of grain sacks. I’ve long been a collector of the burlap coffee bags using them as pillows and even as upholstery on my pallet furniture. And have come across some pretty fun flour bags with their vibrant graphics gently faded […]

Turn a new Ikea storage shelf into a rustic farmhouse beauty!

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It’s been quite the week in in regards to the guest bedroom project. But I made some exceptional headway which I’d like to share! But let’s back up a couple of steps before I get to the newest room addition… With the spontaneous arrival of that decadent antique bed, I never did tell you about […]