Rustic Ikea crate coffee station

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Ikea crate coffee station with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Rustic Ikea crate coffee station Last summer, I had picked up some Ikea crates to make a few herb-themed planters. Ikea crates are really nice quality, super easy to assemble, plus come untreated, making them a dream supply to create with! I used the smaller sizes for the herbs and flowers crates, but it’s the […]

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 […]

Stacked vintage crates Christmas mantel

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Christmas vintage crates fireplace mantel

This year’s stacked vintage crates Christmas mantel transpired by… fluke. Do you remember my fall mantel with stacked vintage crates HERE? When Christmas approached, I honestly didn’t want to take it all down. I loved the warmth from the old crates! So before I gutted the fall mantel to start all over, I started adding […]

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 […]

Welcome Fall rustic living room tour

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pumpkins and antique welcome fall crates on a fireplace mantel

I really did wanted a Welcome Fall rustic living room tour… but at the moment, I didn’t think it would happen. I was sitting on the sofa watching a little TV. When a commercial came on, my eyes wandered around the room. The fireplace mantel was FAR from a fall rustic living room tour.. in fact, it […]

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 […]

Reversible DIY reclaimed wood Flower and Apple Farm crate with video

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DIY rustic Apple Farm crate for fall, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils-001

Every morning, I enjoy my first cup of brew on my outdoor patio overlooking the mountain view. There’s just something about nature that pulls me outdoors, no matter what the weather. Unfortunately, our BC skies have been filled with forest fire smoke lately, creating an eerie pink glowing sun. It just seems that our summers […]

Grain sack striped faux cement pot with topiary

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This past weekend, I taught two classes in a Fusion Mineral Paint merchant workshop local to my area. It was hosted at Homeworks Etc., a gorgeous home decor and paint store located in Cloverdale, BC, Canada. What a breath of fresh air! It was an amazing opportunity to meet merchants who turned into instant friends […]

Lidded crate office desk with pipe Open sign

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I think I’m going to call this lidded crate my lucky lidded crate. It’s come in so handy and useful for so many projects over the years! And apparently, counting. You may remember it as part of a storage wall gallery. Then it became a garden-themed entry desk. And today… it’s a full fledged mini […]

Industrial cart coffee crate side table

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Industrial cart coffee crate side table This next year, I plan to ‘upgrade’ a few key pieces of furniture that I’ve made over the years, to give them more of a ‘grown up industrial edge’. Yes. I want my junk to grow up. Just a little. For one, while my pallet wood TV media stand is […]