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 […]

Rustic Ikea trestle desk or sewing table

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sewing desk with crates and antique soil sifters

Rustic Ikea trestle desk or sewing table I have an exciting new guest bedroom update today! For months, I knew this Ikea trestle desk turned sewing table would be a part of this guest bedroom. And it’s finally happened! This guest room how hosts a beautiful Ikea trestle desk with a decadent stained Restoration Hardware […]

Fresh Coffee Buffalo Check TV tray

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Fresh Coffee Buffalo Check TV tray 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 […]

How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa

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How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa View the entire Ektorp sofa series to-date HERE Back in January, I came home with a truck loaded with 2 Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofas. (I purchased from Ikea Canada.) And that is no understatement. If you’re in the market for this larger Ektorp 3.5 sofa set, you’ll […]

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 […]

Stencil oversized Buffalo Check – large on a wooden TV tray

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Large Buffalo Check on a TV tray | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils-002

Thanks to my new bigger and beefier sofas (post HERE) of late, I”ve been finding a need to slightly adjust the furniture around them. The sofas resemble a bigger and higher bed… remember when those first came into play? Everything around them instantly turned into what resembled Barbie doll furniture in size comparison. I ended […]

Landing a rustic armoire made out of crates

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Landing a rustic armoire made out of crates About 10 minutes before we head out to the airport for our trip to NYC, a neighbour knocked on the front door. “I have a rustic cupboard that may interest you. We’re getting rid of it, but felt this may be your thing…” Goodness… do you have any […]

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. […]