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 […]

How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa

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assembling an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 white slipcovered sofa-013

Back in January, I came home with a truck loaded of 2 Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofas. And that is no understatement. If you’re in the market for this set, you’ll want to be forewarned on a few things, thanks to their size alone. So here’s my little story on getting these guys home, then how […]

A headboard makeover with furniture painting tips

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Remember the boy’s room project HERE?! It’s been a good long while since I’ve done an update! I decided to tackle this room once again to carry it through to completion this time for 3 reasons… I found a headboard and footboard for free! A headboard and footboard listed for free in a local Facebook […]

4 – a fall hydrangea dressed up dresser

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Guys, I nearly cut out this week. I’ve been struggling with a companion paint colour for the white blog office, so that project is still on hold. And then life took some unexpected turns. Result? Nothing done. Nothing. Just a bunch of silly paint redos.  Clearly, my least fav DIY thing is choosing paint colours. […]

The perfect little trunk on wheels for your next coffee fix

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One of the very best things about going shopping to stock up for a market is, the fact that you’ll land some new stuff.  When my local thrift stores started cooling down with vintage finds, I just stopped shopping, and started gathering old wood instead, so I could make my own ‘old’ stuff. Do your local […]

PJ 245 – upcycled old crate projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 245 – Upcycled Old Crate Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Why Upcycled Old Crate Projects Being that my newest build this week was all about a lowly little crate, I was hugely reminded how valuable these guys are. Upcycled crates are one of my alltime fav things to […]

What would you do with these salvaged finds?

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 There’s this New and Used place just down the road from me. It’s a little shop that offers everything under the sun.  (The New and Used Store, 43241 Vedder Mt Road / 604 823-6554, tell them the junk loving blogger sent you) I love to peek in there every now and then, just in case […]