30 minute chippy wood kitchen island revamp

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Not sure if I’ve ever shared this story on the blog before, however, the cupboard part of my kitchen island was a ‘mistake’. Kitchen tour HERE When the kitchen was renovated, I ordered up a ‘distressed black cabinet’ that looked nothing like the rest of the wood cabinets. My goal had been for it to […]

Rustic wood Christmas candles with a snowflake shelf

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I really love the look of candles. I love how they flicker and make everything soooo cozy. However, I rarely burn them these days. I guess the resistance stems back from when my son was young. A flickering flame was just a dangerous thing back then. And now with jumping cats, I’m still leery. Probably […]

Cozy and cute Merry Christmas and Plaid stenciled pillows

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I had this vision of what I wish my living room to look like this Christmas… I can’t wait to share the inspiration picture with you! However I think I’ll honour that on the day I’ve hopefully done it some justice… I even had it all planned right down to the throw pillows. So when […]

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 […]

Rusty junk wooden snowmen with rotating scarves

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Someone asked me in comments if I could make some reclaimed wood snowmen. YES! Yes, I’ve been meaning to do this forever! Give me a challenge with reclaimed wood and I am SO in. So I quickly jotted it down in my make-this list yesterday, fully planning on doing this today. As you can already […]

Illuminated Christmas Trees mantel sign

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Illuminated Christmas Trees mantel sign

Sign up HERE to receive our newest junk projects in your inbox! Get stencil from HERE “I’m going really minimalist this Christmas”, I said to myself about 2 weeks ago. I was in the middle of this big purging spree, and I got most of my surfaces either bare or one thing on them. I […]

The last of the fall leaves during a bike ride and a life update

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Hi! And Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends all the way from Oh Canada! How is everyone?! It feels like it’s been forever since I posted. What I’ve been working on lately hasn’t been very post worthy. During a time that most are gearing up for Christmas, know what I’ve been doing? Cleaning. I do […]

The big barn came down.

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Those that have been following for awhile will remember the story of my childhood farm. It’s been awhile, so here’s a recap… Funny how we have no control over some stories… except the choice to become involved in them. Life itself will dictate the next chapter. Part 1 HERE – Crossing my fingers hard, my […]

Stained and stenciled cardboard banner and dollar store revamps

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Right before my Toronto conference trip, I was rummaging through my craft stash and found a packaged cardboard pennant kit I had picked up from a craft store months ago.  And what great timing! I had also just visited a dollar store and made a great haul with some mini wooden crates, trays and signs! […]

Custom stenciled burlap ribbon bookmarks

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I have some VERY exciting news to share with you today! Near the end of this week, I will be flying my way to Toronto and Niagara Falls once again (see my last trip HERE) to be a part of a Fusion Mineral Paint conference, leading a few classes! This is actually a surreal trip […]