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 […]

Faux industrial cart coffee crate side table

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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 still standing strong, I’d love to […]

White-white walls with revamped kitchen crate shelves

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When I first painted my house after the main renos, a really nice tone called Bamboo Beach by Cloverdale Paint (in Canada) covered every. single. wall. All of them. I really did love the colour… until I didn’t. As time went on I just desired something fresher. On went the search of the perfect greige! […]

Old crate stencil storage trolley or clothes hanger

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This past weekend, my photo studio hit an all time mess. Very typical by the way. After one shoot… it can quickly look like… … this.  Any one of those given walls in the room can become the background, so everything else has to be shoved to the other side to make it work. And in […]

Industrial farmhouse pipe coat hooks

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I’m still busy assessing how my boy is using his room. What I thought would be a good place for a desk or table? I’m having second thoughts. I think he needs a clothes hanging area more. As in, a bunch of hooks within an easy toss. As in… maybe his clothes won’t land on the […]

Landing a rustic armoire made out of crates

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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 idea how hard it was to delay even […]

Cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece

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I knew I’d be in trouble the moment this cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece brainstorm hit. On a scale of 1 – 10, how much horizontal space do you have for Christmas decorating? Well, if you’re anything like me, it’s about 1%. We need every available counter top and table top in this place, […]

Old signs with rustic crates mini entryway

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Due to all my deep cleaning, purging and painting of late, I’ve been eyeing up my front entry. It’s in desperate need of a new, fresh look. After mulling things over, I decided to try a ‘test run’, or mini version of my brainstorm in the photo studio. Every entry could use a place to […]