How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa

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Back in January, I came home with a truck loaded of 2 Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofas. And that is no understatement. If you’re in the market for this set, you’ll want to be forewarned on a few things, thanks to their size alone. So here’s my little story on getting these guys home, then how […]

A headboard makeover with furniture painting tips

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Remember the boy’s room project HERE?! It’s been a good long while since I’ve done an update! I decided to tackle this room once again to carry it through to completion this time for 3 reasons… I found a headboard and footboard for free! A headboard and footboard listed for free in a local Facebook […]

Stencil oversized Buffalo Check – large on a wooden TV tray

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Thanks to my new bigger and beefier sofas (post HERE) of late, I”ve been finding a need to slightly adjust the furniture around them. The sofas resemble a bigger and higher bed… remember when those first came into play? Everything around them instantly turned into what resembled Barbie doll furniture in size comparison. I ended […]

A new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room

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A new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room Note: since this post (Jan 2019), Ikea has now discontinued the Ektorp 3.5. I am currently trying to find out if the new Uppland sofa slipcovers will fit this sofa model. I will update once I know for certain. – – – While many of us […]

Houndstooth TV tray revamp

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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 […]

Lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign

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I think I’m going to call this lidded crate my lucky lidded crate. It’s come in so handy and useful for so many projects over the years! And apparently, counting. You may remember it as part of a storage wall gallery. Then it became a garden-themed entry desk. And today… it’s a full fledged mini […]

Pallet wood office desk with large sign and rustic benches

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I recently made some fun junk-styled changes to my pallet wood sawhorse office.  Since this spot is in the heart of my kitchen / open concept upstairs, it needs constant gutting and cleaning. Why I have an office for all to see is still beyond me… Who am I kidding… I just like WIDE OPEN […]

Buffalo check and Plaid placemats for a fall or everyday table

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I really do love my big metal kitchen island that also doubles as a table. And I also really love my pallet wood sawhorse office desk where a kitchen table would normally go.  All that works in this house. It really does. However I secretly miss having a kitchen table at times. I’m picturing a big […]