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  • newHow to customize IRSTA LED depth to fit your shelves

    How to customize IRSTA LED depth to fit your shelves

    I recently hacked up some IKEA IRSTA LED countertop lights. Reason for hacking it was I didn’t pay close attention to the depth of the light panels when ordering. And it’s too much of a hassle to take them back these days. I was extremely nervous…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • Cane wall cabinet ups the charm in this bedroom

    Cane wall cabinet ups the charm in this bedroom

    SVALNÄS wall mounted cabinet gets a touch of cane. While I liked the soft white color of the metal brackets and cabinet doors that came with the SVALNÄS range, my husband thought it was too juvenile for our bedroom. He asked me to spray paint them…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • Storage steps for non-IKEA full height bunk bed

    Storage steps for non-IKEA full height bunk bed

    Combining two IKEA classics to make storage steps. We had a classic bunk bed with a steel side ladder. The bed is very nice, also because it came as a gift. But we just didn’t like the ladder. Before … So we looked up online for some ideas and we…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 9:00pm -
  • Q: PAX wardrobe with side cubby for bedside use?

    Q: PAX wardrobe with side cubby for bedside use?

    I’d like to cut into the side wall to make a bedside cubby in a PAX wardrobe like photo shown. Any tips on how to do this or if it’s possible? Photo: Built in Wardrobe with Side Cubby by Sawdust Girl My plan was to use a jigsaw to curve the corne…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 9:00pm -
  • Pre-loved bargains galore in first IKEA second-hand store

    Pre-loved bargains galore in first IKEA second-hand store

    IKEA to open first second-hand store in Sweden this year. This autumn, IKEA will open the doors to its first true second-hand store in Sweden. And no, we’re not talking about the As-Is bargain corner or ongoing buy back efforts by IKEA. In there, v…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • Craft desk organizer hack using SKÅDIS pegboard

    Craft desk organizer hack using SKÅDIS pegboard

    I made a mobile craft desk organizer using the SKÅDIS pegboard and a plant stand. IKEA items used:  4 14″ x22″ SKÅDIS pegboards and their mounting supplies SKÅDIS pegboard | Buy on IKEA.com Other materials and tools:  MDF 12″ square wheel…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • IKEA snuggler – 2 seater POÄNG style

    IKEA snuggler – 2 seater POÄNG style

    First things first, I wouldn’t have been able to do this Double POÄNG without looking at a previous Triple POÄNG article by Ian Fish. Mine is similar, but different at the same time. Thank you so much, Ian, for the inspiration. I kind of did thi…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • Q: 2 short PAX doors instead of 1 tall one? Possible?

    Q: 2 short PAX doors instead of 1 tall one? Possible?

    La Gibi asked on our FB group, “I would like to use that PAX wardrobe as a standalone. It will have some shelves, but I cannot find options for doors. I would prefer for it to have 2 doors; top and bottom. What doors have you used?” *** Hi Gibi S…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • Saving Your Little One’s Teeth (and crib!)

    Saving Your Little One’s Teeth (and crib!)

    Unused bumper pad becomes crib teething guard. The second my little one started teething, she would pull herself up in her crib and start gnawing (well, slobbering initially) on the rails. The wall-facing side was safe, as there wasn’t enough room…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 9:00am -
  • DIY ticket booth that’s easy on the pocket

    DIY ticket booth that’s easy on the pocket

    I received an order from a client for a ticket booth, which was to be placed at the entrance to an auditorium. The client wanted it on a budget. So I turned to IKEA for materials to DIY an affordable but stylish ticket booth / counter. All in, it cos…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 9:00am -

Kitsch + Craft

  • Love at the county fair

    Love at the county fair


    - 3 Aug 13, 2:20pm -
  • Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    Nothing if not a disco pirate, living the arrgh life with power tools

    When you look at this living room, you don't assume I live in rural Nebraska, do you? Now that you know that, you assume my neighbors assume the worst. You'd be correct. There's one fucking good thing about Nebraska though, and it's all I can think o…
    - 20 Mar 13, 7:44pm -
  • Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    Ehl Ohh Vee Eeeeks!!! I l.o.v.e. it!

    I loves me some Vegas decoratin. When I came across this gem, I wasn't so intrigued by the house (there aren't tons of interesting houses there architecturally, except maybe for the Scotch 80s and some of the homes on/near Alta), but the decor! It's…
    - 17 Mar 13, 10:40am -
  • Constant state of remodel

    Constant state of remodel

    Living room remodel and a couple of found pics of a tutu in the light behind my granny's wicker headboard. I'm just living inside this project right now... every piece wants to be perfect. I need about 40 more uninterrupted hours to rhinestone my pir…
    - 27 Feb 13, 11:48pm -
  • Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Arrrg, get me some friggin' Ikea...

    Do you know that I live farther from an Ikea store than most Canadians? Yep, true, dead center betwixt the one in Chicago and the one in Dallas. Either is a 14 hour trip. Sure, mapquest says Chicago's 4 hours closer, but when you get up there the tra…
    - 26 Feb 13, 7:50pm -
  • Boring ass tan...

    Boring ass tan...

    My living room was two shades of boring ass tan. Now it's Dutch Boy Ultra White.... or just "unmixed paint" as some would call it. But I sure did find a beautiful bright chartreuse for the window ledges.  After upcycling a vintage oval mirror into a…
    - 23 Feb 13, 11:55pm -
  • Before and...

    Before and...

    I came across this little gem today in my mom's family album. That's my ma on the right there, with the rockabilly haircut and dress, sitting with my Aunt Paula, Aunt Marlyn, Uncle Tom and a mystery girl, there in the pinkish dress. How FABULOUS are…
    - 19 Feb 13, 11:25pm -
  • Valentines

    Valentines

    This week I'm busy photographing Valentines! How adorable is 6 month old Murphy?
    - 4 Feb 13, 7:52pm -
  • A girl and her Ted.

    A girl and her Ted.

    My niece Ainsley just turned one and for her birthday she got this huge furry tan bear. It was instantly named 'Ted' for the movie-bear it resembles. Ainsley and Ted have been pretty inseparable since meeting, and every time she sees him she jumps on…
    - 30 Jan 13, 10:25pm -
  • Dining room evolution

    Dining room evolution

    Here's the house when I first moved in, just bare, sticky floors in the kitchen and dining room where golden carpet had reigned for 30 or so years. When I got here I was totally broke, so I found some carpet sample tiles at the local furniture store…
    - 20 Jan 13, 12:36pm -

My Blessed Life

  • Haddon’s Birth Story

    Haddon’s Birth Story

    Oh my word, it’s been WAY too long. So much has happened. I don’t even know where to begin except with the latest news for our family… We welcomed a new baby boy {Haddon Cromwell} into our home right before Christmas! He is SO PERFECT!! 7 lbs 6…
    - 21 Jan 20, 6:46pm -
  • Jesus + ALL His Gifts

    Jesus + ALL His Gifts

    {Preface: I’m so grateful to have a place to say what’s on my heart and what I want to say.  A diary of sorts. When you’re a trailblazer, it’s fairly normal to deal with people who don’t want to understand, who don’t ask questions, who m…
    - 9 Jul 18, 2:16pm -
  • The Picture Doesn’t Show It All

    The Picture Doesn’t Show It All

    I’ve written here before about how the hammock is my happy place. Well, I’ve struggled feeling super happy about getting in the hammock this year. Why? Well, because the backyard {my place of peaceful rest, beauty and quiet} isn’t so pretty rig…
    - 4 Jul 18, 9:42am -
  • The Story of A Mantel

    The Story of A Mantel

    I’m grieving today. It hit me like a ton of bricks. The rising gut wrenching feeling in your belly when you know your emotions are going to overflow through your eyes in tears streaming, lip quivering fashion. It’s happening. And I don’t like i…
    - 2 Jul 18, 3:41pm -
  • My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    My Plant-Based Skin Care Routine

    Well, hey there, friend! I’m so thrilled to be back to the blog! It’s been farrrrr too long! Things have been going well for us. We are in our eighth week of our homeschool year. Everyone is growing and learning and thriving so much. My heart is…
    - 26 Sep 17, 9:59am -
  • Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Lavender Lemonade Recipe

    Well, hey there, friend! Lavender lemonade is a favorite of mine. I enjoyed it for the first time at a beautiful lavender farm in Utah a couple of years ago. The flavor of lavender lemonade is just delicious on so many levels. Yum! Cameron has been b…
    - 8 Nov 16, 6:01am -
  • Nora is ONE!

    Nora is ONE!

    I can’t believe how time flies. Seriously. And I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since Nora turned one. I’m a terrible blogger. AHHHH! But, I MUST show these wonderful photos to you that totally capture Nora’s sweet personality. She…
    - 7 Nov 16, 5:58pm -
  • Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Holla!!! It’s Our 2016 Fall Mantel!

    Hello, hello! It’s been tooooooo long! There’s so much I want to tell y’all! Homeschooling is going well. Our home businesses are going well. The kiddos are growing like weeds and I wish they would slow down a little bit. We are busy with many…
    - 5 Oct 16, 12:36am -
  • Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    Victoria’s Secret Ads Are Lies. All Lies.

    On Saturday evening, I took my kids to the mall – our lonesome, awful, deserted mall. We went for one reason — to go play glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Truthfully it has been forever since I have walked through the mall because it is so lame and I…
    - 25 Jul 16, 6:49am -
  • Summer Mantel 2016

    Summer Mantel 2016

    *This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart. Good morning! 🙂 I am excited today to share our Summer Mantel with you today! I am loving citrus tones lately and it’s my favorite thing ever to pull out the old orang…
    - 16 Jun 16, 6:58am -
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  • A Playlist for Self Isolating

    A Playlist for Self Isolating

    Hey my crew... weird times, right? Hopefully everyone is doing okay, though I know many of you are in sh*tstorm city. This town is full of gig and service workers, small businesses, and restauranteurs, so there's a lot of uncertainty now. Thinking…
    - 19 Mar 20, 8:46pm -
  • Another Bicycle DIY, Bridgestone Revisit

    Another Bicycle DIY, Bridgestone Revisit

    I've been tinkering with my Bridgestone touring bike again. Since my last DIY for the leather wrapped levers, I've changed many components. Higher bars, then too high, now kinda perfect, but I wanted to try another full leather wrap again. This was…
    - 18 Feb 20, 11:58am -
  • Workshop Hi-Fi, February 2020

    Workshop Hi-Fi, February 2020

    Wow, have I got some savory selections for you this time. In the last new months, I've found myself doing lots of thinking. As I've shared earlier, the recent changes with W&F have taken a while to develop. During this period of heady introspecti…
    - 7 Feb 20, 2:44pm -
  • Leather Surfaces + The Feels

    Leather Surfaces + The Feels

    At first, I thought this DIY was going to be about aesthetics. Then I started thinking about my motivations behind it and I realized this is about a feeling instead. It’s why I like leather in the first place… It wears in over time, and changes w…
    - 27 Jan 20, 8:08pm -
  • WF Folks: Melanie Nead - Lonesome Pictopia

    WF Folks: Melanie Nead - Lonesome Pictopia

    Portland is full of so many amazing working artists, it's unbelievable. One of these brilliant folks is Melanie Nead. Formerly the founder/honcho at Icon Tattoo, Melanie has created custom artwork for countless people to step through those doors. N…
    - 5 Aug 19, 7:44pm -
  • A Brief History of Duck Camouflage

    A Brief History of Duck Camouflage

    Growing up in the Midwest, the hunting and sportsman culture was prevalent. I completed my hunter's safety certification at probably 11 years old? Dad would take me along with him and we'd go walking through chilly Kansas fields looking for pheasant…
    - 18 Jun 19, 6:42pm -
  • Hi-Fi Turntable Tweak For Furniture Lovers

    Hi-Fi Turntable Tweak For Furniture Lovers

    I've been geeking out with audio equipment since I was a toddler listening to my dad's components from the 70s. There was such a presence compared to listening through my FM transistor radio! Once I could start buying my own equipment, it just got…
    - 11 Jun 19, 2:08pm -
  • Adding to the Floating Wood Shelf DIY

    Adding to the Floating Wood Shelf DIY

    While everyone purges, I just keep buying books. I know there's a lot of you out there that feel the same way, so here's an update to my previous Floating Shelf DIY. It's a great way to build an inexpensive bookshelf with style.More
    - 6 Jun 19, 2:31pm -
  • W&F - The Design Workshop

    W&F - The Design Workshop

    I love seeing into fellow tinkerers' workshops. I feel like most of you might feel the same? The W&F shop has gone through many changes over the years - starting from a little bedroom in my old house, relocating into Beam&Anchor, and now currently…
    - 15 Apr 19, 7:30pm -
  • WF Folks: Studio Visit With Kristen Flemington

    WF Folks: Studio Visit With Kristen Flemington

    I love visiting other people's workspaces. I find it so interesting to see how other folks work, how they create, what they choose to surround themselves with, where they find inspiration. Throw in a cute dog, and I'm heading over.I recently caught…
    - 29 Jan 19, 12:32pm -
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