Stenciled Argyle TV tray

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Argyle stenciled TV tray

If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you’ll already know my (apparent) passion for TV trays… Oh yes. It is indeed a thing! I devour them every chance I get from local thrift stores and such, because they are SO easy to customize and SO handy to have for everything under the sun. I mostly […]

Rustic Fresh Coffee sign that hangs coffee mugs

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rustic fresh coffee sign

I have a confession. Up until 2 days ago… I had this snowflake hanging coffee mug station behind my stove. This was part of my Christmas tour! Egads guys. Maybe I should have left it and just said I was 6 months early… Well, I caught it accidentally in an instagram story not long ago […]

Stenciled Buffalo Check front door mat

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Buffalo Checked front door mat

A cute front door mat has been something I’ve desired for a LONG TIME! I generally pick up those great big industrial black mats from big box stores. They do the trick, but I’ve longed for a little mat stylin’. So last time I visited Ikea, I grabbed a few plain Ikea Trampa door mats […]

How much should one spend on home renovations?

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Most of the regular readers here already know of my back and forth indecision over should I move or stay put. I’ve been receiving emailed real estate updates each day, however nothing has come close to what I already have. All good! Makes me realize how well I do have things and allows me to […]

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 I got addicted to my accidental bike habit.

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bike on the Vedder River rotary trail during summer

For long time readers, you already know of my passion for hitting the local forest trails by bike each evening. There is nothing but NOTHING like hitting the smooth, winding trails that meander through deep forests and along river banks. I mean, you are treated to nature at your own pace while actively getting out […]

Make this easy rustic staining tray organizer.

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Fusion stain and finishing oil tray plank

I have been staining up a storm lately! Between the super cool Ikea trestle sewing table… …and the rustic shelving both in the guest bedroom, I just about feel like I really know what I’m doing! Well, the really good news is, most of us learn by trial and error and I’m certainly no exception. […]

A new antiques shopping find

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Antique shopping at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada-001

Yesterday I head into town to drop off some paperwork at my accountant’s. I then also moseyed on around town taking a small detour. I had full intentions to visit a local greenhouse, but right there in the same parking lot, this big, beautiful sign reeled me in! Oh my goodness.  Where have you been […]