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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snowshoes in a Christmas kitchen forest with sign

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I’ve always wanted snowshoes to decorate with. As in, EVERY. SINGLE. WINTER. I just haven’t landed any in my area. I’m not near any antique stores so this dream just never came to pass.  Until this year. I knew I wanted this year’s Christmas theme to be forest-like… and boy would snowshoes be perfect. My […]

A red General Store sign aged with wax

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Today’s post is actually two! And they both contain a Christmas miracle… Welcome to #1. A link to #2 is below. Nothing like ending a year with a bang, huh? Christmas Miracle #1 Two years ago, I dreamed what I’d like above my kitchen windows during Christmas. The vision that held strong was a red […]

String wrapped wood Christmas trees with junk stands and sign

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String wrapped Christmas Trees with stencils

Christmas trees are kinda near and dear to my heart. As a kid, our tree was always real, heavy with tinsel and tin light protectors on big, colourful glass bulbs. We were allowed (I think?) to sneak downstairs and bring one gift back upstairs to unwrap in bed, to hold us over until it was […]