Rustic shed with garden shutters and bike

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If a girl leaves for a month during summer, what happens to her grapevine-covered rustic garden shed? Are you even ready for this?! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. It disappears! I swear, this grapevine-gone-crazy happened in the blink of an eye. One day I was packing my bags, and once I returned, everything in […]

Reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign

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  Some projects can take an afternoon to tackle and complete. While others seemingly take yearSSSSSS. But I finally have a super cool update on a long awaited project completion with I think the cutest outcome! Even better than I originally imagined. Remember THIS reclaimed wood fence project? Recap: The original fence was falling over. […]

Easy wood block crate styled paint shelving

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easy paint shelf with shipping crate stamp stencils-011

Ever since I came home from my vacation, I’ve been cleaning. It’s taken some time to catch up with the overgrown flowerbeds filled with weeds, trees needing trimming, not to mention the stuff that didn’t get cleaned up indoors before I left. So on a given day when I’d had enough of cleaning, I was […]

Stenciled Argyle TV tray

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Argyle stenciled TV tray

If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you’ll already know my (apparent) passion for TV trays… Oh yes. It is indeed a thing! I devour them every chance I get from local thrift stores and such, because they are SO easy to customize and SO handy to have for everything under the sun. I mostly […]

Rustic Fresh Coffee sign that hangs coffee mugs

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rustic fresh coffee sign

I have a confession. Up until 2 days ago… I had this snowflake hanging coffee mug station behind my stove. This was part of my Christmas tour! Egads guys. Maybe I should have left it and just said I was 6 months early… Well, I caught it accidentally in an instagram story not long ago […]

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 […]