Build this easy DIY wood window screen for tricky windows!

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wood frame window screen

Build this easy DIY wood window screen for tricky windows! .I’ve wanted a window screen on this goofy two-handled problem window for over 10 years. TEN YEARS. The problem: . This big, massive window is in my photo studio. It’s a room filled with lots of windows and little temperature control. So as you can […]

4 – Kitchen Christmas winter branch valance

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. CONGRATS TO #39 LISA COOK! YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED. 🙂   Being that we had kinda sorda planned to go away for Christmas, I’m always on the hopeful lookout for ideas where fresh greens won’t die on me. And that’s when I head outside to do some outdoor shopping, and […]

You Asked – How to decorate a bathroom rustic

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I get lots of emails behind the scenes. And I tend to answer lots of questions the same way. Zipping an email back has been a pretty standard thing. Rather than hiding all those valuable answers, I thought I’d bring a few of them to the blog every now and then, in hopes that the […]

How to make a board and batten feature attic wall

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Everyone’s heard of a board and batten wall by now. Board and batten is boards attached to a wall, with both painted out one colour, to give the illusion of a boarded wall, when in fact, most of it is drywall. It’s a great trick for added character at a low cost! I’ve done a […]

How to plank over a bathroom popcorn ceiling

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Unless you’re new here, you’ll already be aware of my most recent master bathroom makeover. One of the main features in the master bathroom was the planked ceiling. Planked ceilings are gorgeous! I mean, I’d welcome this crisp, clean, timeless look for every ceiling in my own home! But I desired to start with one […]

Salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover with vintage window moulding

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Farmhouse bathroom makeover, with ladder towel bar, vintage window moulding, yardstick mirror

It’s hard to define my style. I like a mix of so many different things, as well as a sprinkle of salvaged / vintage architecture for good measure. So I’m going to name this room the salvaged farmhouse bathroom makeover. { a salvaged frame was created with yardsticks and weathered cedar strips screwed directly into […]

How to make a farmhouse window with moulding

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farmhouse window with moulding

How to make a farmhouse window with moulding / trim I cannot believe this vintage farmhouse window resides in my bathroom! It’s the first window moulding I’ve ever played with, so I’m pretty pumped! By the way, I do not live in a farmhouse! I live in a typical suburban home that has every builder […]

9 – a tour of the fabulous Lucketts Design House

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 Part 8 – Let’s Meetup at Lucketts! is HERE. Let’s say there was this cool old house that you could decorate any way you wish, using all the things you love. Wouldn’t that be like a dream come true? That’s exactly what visiting Lucketts’ Design House is like.  For those not in the know, I […]

How to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video

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How to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video Hey everyone! Remember my photo studio in part 1?   Here’s the promised tutorial on how to make pipe curtain rods with sheet curtains – plus video! If you love industrial with a dash of beach, you’ll love this look. These pipe rod cheap sheet […]

Make these $7.00 burlap coffee bean sack window shades

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coffee bean bag window valances via Funky Junk Interiors

Make these $7.00 burlap coffee bean sack window shades I love coffee bean sacks! Not only is the burlap perfectly rustic, the added stamped graphics give them the ability to turn something ho hum into art. There’s a bank of 3 windows in the kitchen I thought could use some warming up. So after I […]