Stencil garden-themed Ikea crates

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You guys already know I’m a reclaimed wood fanatic. Add a few rustic crates to the mix, and you have me lock, stock and barrel. For the most part, I generally have plenty of great old junk on hand to create with. However I also recognize not everyone comes across reclaimed wood planks that have […]

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 stencil authentic-looking vintage grain sack stripe pillows

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If you are a collector of vintage antiques, chances are you’ll also have a stash of grain sacks. I’ve long been a collector of the burlap coffee bags using them as pillows and even as upholstery on my pallet furniture. And have come across some pretty fun flour bags with their vibrant graphics gently faded […]

Turn a new Ikea storage shelf into a rustic farmhouse beauty!

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It’s been quite the week in in regards to the guest bedroom project. But I made some exceptional headway which I’d like to share! But let’s back up a couple of steps before I get to the newest room addition… With the spontaneous arrival of that decadent antique bed, I never did tell you about […]

How to assemble an Ikea Ektorp 3.5 sofa

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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 new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room

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While many of us are revamping our homes with winter decor, I went one (ok, several hundred) steps WAY beyond! Friends, I have some dreamy white slipcovered furniture in the house, and boy on boy am I in LOVE! Visit How To Assemble An Ikea Ektorp 3.5 Sofa HERE A little backstory… I wanted the […]

What caught my vintage rustic eye at Ikea

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I’ve been spending a little time in ‘town’. We call town our nearest biggest city that isn’t anywhere near us. I guess Vancouver just has that power. But then again, so does Ikea. Who doesn’t get giddy at the thought of a trip there? I think it’s the promise of finding those perfect accessories to chime with […]

I built a chair! Ikea Stocksund style.

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I don’t photograph my living room often, because I am avoiding select furniture. Do you have any idea how hard it is to tell a decor story with all the wrong components in the background? Our sofa is about 20 years old. I can make it look ok with pillows and such, and I do […]