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Thursday, May 21, 2015

6 Easy Industrial Decor DIY Ideas


Happy Friday. I'm off to visit hubby in Saskatoon. With packing and all, I ran out of time to paint. So, I decided to go with my 6 Easy Industrial Decor ideas. We have unofficially decided to decorate our new home in mid century modern with industrial flare. Here are a few of the decor items I am looking to create.

1. Industrial Shelving

Check out these easy instructions here. Can you believe this is made from wood planks and Ikea shelving?? CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!!!


2. Industrial Pendant Light

Drop in on Lauren from blesserhouse, her super easy Pendant light will change any room into industrial chic in no time flat.

3. Restoration Hardware Knock Off Coffee Table

No industrial living room would be perfect with out a Restoration Hardware table. Tricia at simplicityinthesouth makes this table with a few easy steps. I love how she makes it easy.

4. DIY Marquee Light

This was one of the easiest Marquee DIY's I could find. Thank you Megan at happylooksgoodonyou. I'm thinking an "M" for McCaffrey or "J&T" for mine and hubby's initials. xoxo

5. DIY Wood Pallet Clock

I've looked high and low for the simplest wall clock DIY. Look no further. Liz Marie from lizmarieblog has created this gorgeous clock. I love it! I don't want a functional one, I think the ticking would bother me.


6. DIY Truss Desk

No Industrial room would be complete without a truss desk. The girls at shanty-2-chic offer free plans to build this desk. That's where all my blogging magic would occur. 


That's it! Hope you found as much inspiration in these items as I did. Check out each of these amazing posts to create your own industrial room. Can't wait to share mine!


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All Arrows Point In The Right Direction

Wowza, is it Thursday already? I have been working on this piece since Tuesday. I'm so excited to share this with you.




I love the end result. Thanks for the inspiration ferpie and fray. You have to check this gal out, her work is amazing!

This is what I started out with.


Not too bad. The veneer was badly damaged, and silly me peeled some off. Well once you start, you have to commit. How hard could this be? Very!!! I tried prying the veneer off, but it was glued on tight. So I went to my find all (google), and searched the zillion ways. Seriously, there are so many ways to remove veneer. Next I tried a wet towel on top for 3 hours. No beans. Back to my search results. Next was wet towel and iron. So what I did was: 

1. Lay wet towel down on top of drawer. 


2. Soak towel more. I had a handy water bottle with me. Probably filled it 2x.



3. Place iron on area and let sit for 30 seconds. 



4. Use putty knife to pry back and peel off. I did about 2 inch strips at a time.


And 1.5 hours later, one drawer complete. Totally not kidding.



The next drawer had a few more stubborn spots, and was a bit more damaged. I sanded both drawers down after and putty filled all scrapes and gauges. Gave one more sanding, then on to paper. I ordered herringbone arrows in blue green, by @emilysanford from Spoonflower. Love her water color designs. (I'll do a how-to soon, for applying paper)



Like my home made deer head sign? Check out my sign post here.


I really capture the green of @MissMustardSeeds Kitchen Scale paint. I love the way it chipped off in all the right places.


Hope you enjoyed this piece! Thanks for stopping in.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Can't Wait for Lake Time

Wow. I have been receiving a lot of requests for my signs. I love making these. Quick, easy and detailed. A bit of a break from furniture every day. Here is a previous post on how I stencil. I like this method, seems to work for me :)



I'm ready to switch to lake time...


Here's a shot with both signs. Check out my Anchor post is here.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous Tuesday!


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Ahoy Matey, Drop the Anchor

Hello, happy Monday. Weather is beautiful outside here. Time to paint a sign on my deck.



Since it's lake time, I thought an anchor would be fitting.


Looks perfect on my newest red dresser. Check out here to see this Red Beauty.


I had some boards kicking around at home, so I measured and cut them up. Stained them in Dark Walnut by Minwax, and fastened the boards together. I used my stencil method with carbon paper, which you can see here. Next I just filled in the lines with Crafters Acrylic Paint. Super easy project.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous Day!



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Sunday, May 10, 2015

To All Mother's With Love

Happy Mother's Day to you! Being a mom isn't always easy or rewarding, but it is gratifying as you see your children grow. I have 2 daughters that are each unique in their own way. My youngest has spent countless hours preparing for this day. She even asked for a cake to be bought. Lol.

I am lucky enough to be blessed with 2 wonderful mom's. One, which I was born from and I love with all my heart. Everyday I see more and more of her in me. In how I talk to others, my gestures and even how I parent my girls. My other mom came into my life through my husband. She has been there for me and excepted me into their family whole heartedly since day one.

This was my Mother's Day gift to her (Mom-in-law).



Note: My in-law family are exclusive Pepsi drinkers. 



We have been in search for an antique Pepsi crate forever, but they're really hard to find here. The ones we find are always pricey, and we end up leaving behind. So, I thought the easiest would be to make her one. I went with the retro design, and printed it off with my printer.

We bought our crate from Michaels.


I traced my design on the crate with carbon paper. If you don't have any, I grabbed mine at Staple's.

I used Crafter's Acrylic Paint in Peacock Blue, I bought mine at Dollarama. 


Very Pepsi colorish.
Next I filled in my lines. Check out this cool video I made with my daughters phone. I love time lapse. One great thing about the acrylic paint, it is washable. You can see part way through the video, I wipe away a boo boo.




Disclaimer: This was my first time tracing and painting any design. It was way easier than I thought it would be. I think it took about 15 minutes to fill in with paint. Not bad. Not sure if I would want to do a large sign with multiple words using this method. But it worked for this. I also used the craft paint on a Mason Jar, to go in the crate. Perfectly matching.





Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, shared with people you love!

Thanks for stopping in.



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