Stencilled snowflake pillow on the new sofa

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In November, I picked up the Stocksund sofa and two chairs from Ikea. My 20 year old (bad) junk just had to go. But being cautious me, I purchased the new stuff and put it together before I got rid of the old. All in the same room. At the same time. Goodness. This place […]

Toolbox shelf for a Christmas hot cocoa bar

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Every Christmas, I love to dream up a new hot cocoa bar idea. Blame it on our currently blustery weather! It. Is. COLD. And we west coaster Canadians aren’t use to it. So this year, a cheater idea came to mind. How about a toolbox shelf? I love not having to build everything from scratch […]

When less becomes more, with a moody winter mantel

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Watch out world… I’m in a colour-less mood. Even more so than normal. 🙂 This can change at any given moment of course! Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile. A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’. What was so attractive about ‘bare?’ Invisible. Didn’t […]

Funky Junk’s best DIY of 2015 – then and now

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Well junkers, this is a good time to look over the entire year in one big scroll. So what went down in 2015? Ohhh…. well… I purged, painted, collected old wood, made cool stuff with old wood, organized better, created more storage. Then I saw a little more of the world, then came back home […]

Scrooge-less reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star

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I’m embarrassed to admit, I can’t remember the last time I decorated outdoors for Christmas. Much of that has to do with the front door and side windows needing paint. And the concrete needing work. And the whole outside needing… a good farmhouse experience. Or something. Or a pretty for sale sign on the front yard would work […]

Santa’s Picnic By The Campfire: A Christmas Mantel

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Do you ever story tell with your decorating? Let’s get into that in a big way in a moment. But first… Today is soooo exciting! This post is part of a MASSIVE Christmas blog hop, hosted by Hometalk.com (find my work on HT HERE) and CountryLiving.com where home and garden bloggers from all over are sharing their brand new […]

The reclaimed wood hot cocoa bar I wish I had

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Welcome back to the 3rd ‘how I used winter signs in unique ways!’ #1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign  #2 – Ski Lodge Entry Sign with Ladder and Crate Storage #3 – Reclaimed wood Hot Cocoa Bar – you are here! Imagine if you will, just coming off the frozen pond in the back field. […]

Ski lodge winter sign with ladder storage for an entry

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Welcome back to 3 unique and wonderful ways to use winter signs. #1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign  #2 – Ski Lodge Entry Sign with Ladder and Crate Storage – you are here! #3 – Reclaimed wood Hot Cocoa Bar I’m not certain I’ve ever talked about my skiing days. But I use to be […]