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 […]

A Fresh Coffee revamped TV tray… again!

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Just call me a TV tray fanatic at this point… because I can’t seem to keep my DIY efforts off of them! But I think this design is my most fav to date! I mean… it is coffee-themed after all… This little tray started very blond and lacked a bunch of personality. You may remember […]

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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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 […]

Rustic-modern arrow signs coffee station and art

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Before February, I had the best of intentions to make something super cool and rustic for Valentine’s Day. You may remember my rustic heart shown 3 ways in THIS post. I still have it hanging on my shop wall! But… this year it didn’t happen. I got super involved working on the boy’s room makeover […]

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 […]