A dramatic antique bed upgrade that changed everything.

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Boy, do I ever have an epic story for you today. Most of you already remember my current project of the boy’s room makeover. I had actually just landed this free headboard and footboard, so I painted it up, propped it into the room, and was pretty thrilled with the upscale results compared to before! […]

How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa

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How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa Back in January, I came home with a truck loaded with 2 Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofas. (I purchased from Ikea Canada.) And that is no understatement. If you’re in the market for this larger Ektorp 3.5 sofa set, you’ll want to be forewarned on a few things […]

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 […]

White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour

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White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour Q: Do IKEA Uppland slipcovers fit the now discontinued Ikea 3.5 Ektorp sofas? A: Update January 2019: Ikea has now discontinued the Ektorp 3.5 sofa series. I am currently trying to find out if the new Uppland sofa slipcovers will fit the Ikea 3.5 Ektorp. I […]

Houndstooth TV tray

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Houndstooth TV tray I had a plain boring TV tray on hand and adding a stencil pattern on the top was calling my name… Well, hello there TV tray I’ve had in my stash since… actually, not that long! I decided to go on a little thrift store shopping spree awhile back, challenging myself to […]

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 […]