Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour

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Twas 2 days before Christmas, And my kitchen Christmas decorating was not done! So I scrambled one evening ’till midnight… So I could take pics the next day in the sun! There is nothing like a Christmas day deadline to get it ALLLLL done, right?! So welcome to my Christmas junk kitchen and living room […]

Stenciled scrap wood Christmas and winter trees

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I thought Christmas was on Saturday. Glancing at the calendar today, it’s Wednesday! How did I get that wrong?! Maybe it’s a good thing after all, because I was just in the workshop cutting these cute little stenciled scrap wood Christmas and winter trees, totally oblivious to the shortened deadline! Glad I did it now […]

A mini Christmas trees crate forest

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If you are anything like me, you’re busy putting up the finishing touches to your Christmas decorating. I can see the finish line, and it feels great! But on a whim, I came across the desire to create a mini Christmas trees crate forest… Supplies used:   Ikea unassembled crates – small Fusion Mineral Paint […]

Christmas tree forest with DIY reclaimed wood crate skirt

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Rustic Christmas tree forest in a livingroom with DIY crate skirt-001

I gave myself a deadline on Saturday. Self, the livingroom MUST be complete, and clean for a photo shoot on Sunday! Boy, did I have my work cut out for me. I was stalling because while I had this vision of a Christmas tree forest in the livingroom, I wasn’t sure what to use for […]

Finding ‘the one’ at the Christmas tree farm

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Bringing the Christmas tree home in the Dodge truck

For the longest while, I wasn’t sure what direction I was going with the family Christmas tree this year. I do have this vision of a ‘tree forest in the snow’… however my mind’s eye could see was anything but a faux tree. Quite the opposite! I love my faux Christmas Ikea tree but I […]

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 […]

Christmas tree in an Antiques crate

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While I’ve been busy downsizing the amount of stuff in my home, one thing has still remained that seems to follow me from room to room. This big ‘ol black distressed box / crate / trunk with rope handles thing has great bones! It even has a lid attached. I’ve been using it lately for […]

A natural cabin in the snow Christmas tree

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Have you been taking in all those gorgeous, non decorated Christmas trees here and there lately? I’ve loved their simplicity. So after getting our tree home, I honestly did attempt to decorate it to the hilt.  But… everything just felt wrong. Spindly trees look strange with lots on them. I love this real tree’s quirkiness, and wished to highlight that instead. […]