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 […]

How to figure out a selfish desire vs a true calling.

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As most of you know by now, I frequent the nearby trails via bike rides nearly on a daily basis. For the most part, it’s a way to get close to nature. I mean… it’s pretty! And then there’s the exercise bonus of course. While I’m not one of those trainer types, I do work […]

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair

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grain sack stripe stencil on Ikea slip covered chair

Today I’m happy to share that I have yet another update on the guest bedroom project… I’m also going to show you how to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair that is the perfect companion for my trestle desk! This chair a mix of old, new and a whole lotta farmhouse-style! But first… here’s […]

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 […]

Make big things happen with this Dream BIG Journal list

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If you’ve followed my story over the past while, you’ll already know I took a couple of writing courses through Kim Klassen. These writing courses weren’t to become a novelist though… they were built to teach one how to journal in a way that would help us find our NEW, IMPROVED way. I’ve never been […]

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 […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 468

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Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 468 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, all! Last week I worked it! I landed an antique bed and ended up revamping an entire bedroom makeover around it! This bed though…  I also shared a rambling kinda post HERE asking your opinions on a bunch […]

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 […]