How to build an easy rustic wood garden shed gate

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Today we are revisiting one of my garden sheds that hasn’t yet been completed… but leave it to me to go ahead and add a rustic wood garden shed gate I didn’t even realize I was going to make! Well, I’ve always known I wanted a garden shed gate in this area of the backyard, […]

How to build a rustic screen door from scratch

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How to build a rustic screen door from scratch Adding ‘professional builder’ to my long list of to-dos was really never in my sights. For the past 10 years, I’ve gotten along with my somewhat primitive (rustic) building techniques teaming up reclaimed wood and screws. Easy! Done! Imperfectly perfect! But then there comes a time […]

Garden-themed reclaimed wood walkway

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Garden-themed reclaimed wood walkway Recently with some really epic summer-like weather in our favor, I’ve been working in the garden and the outside of the house. Since I removed all my flowerbeds out of the backyard, that area is so easy to keep up! But my front yard is quite another thing… Most of the […]

Repainting a front door blackish-brown

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With some nice weather this past weekend, I decided to get out the paint brush, and ended up repainting the front door blackish-brown! I’ve always felt painting a front door is one of the easiest, quickest and most price efficient way to enhance a home’s curb appeal. I love changing the tone as desired and […]

The rustic garden shed during fall

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rustic garden shed during fall

The rustic garden shed during fall There’s always this magical moment when the leaves are falling like rain while still wearing most of them. The grapevine starts to change colour from the truck first, with the leaves morphing from their crisp green to vivid tones of orange, lime and yellow. That’s prime time to dash […]

A pallet wood sofa that’s also a lounger!

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I’m blaming this pallet wood sofa that’s also a lounger project on my friend Cindy. Or I should say, thanking her! I spotted Cindy’s gorgeous summer patio decked out with cozy loungers on her Instagram stories, which looked so comfy! So I started pricing some loungers out. The ones I wanted were SO expensive… ugh. […]

Stenciled Buffalo Check front door mat

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Buffalo Checked front door mat

A cute front door mat has been something I’ve desired for a LONG TIME! I generally pick up those great big industrial black mats from big box stores. They do the trick, but I’ve longed for a little mat stylin’. So last time I visited Ikea, I grabbed a few plain Ikea Trampa door mats […]

How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence – part 4

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How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence – part 4 See the finished fence HERE Visit the entire series HERE There is nothing quite like an unplanned project. Because no planning appears to work best in these parts! So thanks to my lack of due diligence, I’m taking you waaaay back to the garden […]

Lessons from the fall rain

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I’m beginning to appreciate the many layers of fall. It seems like yesterday that I was moping about the heat of summer leaving us. It packed its shades and sunscreen and just flat out left our country seemingly overnight, leaving leaves all over the place in complete haste. The nerve! I guess that meant while I moped about being home […]

Buffalo check and Plaid placemats for a fall or everyday table

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I really do love my big metal kitchen island that also doubles as a table. And I also really love my pallet wood sawhorse office desk where a kitchen table would normally go.  All that works in this house. It really does. However I secretly miss having a kitchen table at times. I’m picturing a big […]