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Vintage camper project!

I love home decor and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a vintage camper for quite a while. This project is already bigger than I thought it was going to be. I wanted to slap some paint on and update the flooring but this baby needs a little more TLC than that😭

Yuck! Not the best site I’ve ever seen. But with a little hard work we are slowly replacing the framework.

Looks so much better already! Luckily the cabinetry is in OK condition and we removed the doors and started painting.

I’m using the highest grade of Sherwin Williams paint and so far it’s worth the $$$. It goes on so smooth with amazing coverage. And it has almost no odor, which is everything when you are working in such a confined space. I purchased this hardware from Target, it’s from the Hearth & Hand line. So lovely but I wanted some gold. If you’ve never tried Rub ‘n Buff, you’re missing out. It comes in various colors and is so easy to use. And it lasts!

Look at the lining of these drawers! I used the gift wrap that I designed from Spoonflower. It’s such heavy paper and so perfect to add that bit of color. ❤️ This is the part of the project that I love❤️

Painting cabinets may seem a little premature given the fact that my camper has no walls😬 but I wanted to paint them without caring about drips and painting outside of the lines… But it’s also incentive. Seeing the fresh paint makes me want to hurry up and finish it!!

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Industrial Pipe + Wood Studio Furniture

I am addicted to making stuff with galvanized piping!!


I needed a new cutting table since our move and this worked out perfectly. It’s sturdy and beautifully imperfect!


I made an additional 7′ table to have my sewing machines all set up. One for me and one for my girls. I have plenty of piping left for more projects. New stair rails, a closet makeover, benches, something for the barn… This could get crazy!

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giving thanks printable

Give Thanks 2014

Being the impulse shopper that I am, I knew why I needed this rub on transfer kit as soon as I laid eyes on it. I have had this galvanized steel water cooler just waiting to be customized and this was the perfect technique. It is pretty darn easy as long as you remember to reverse your image before printing and DEFINITELY watch this video.

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It’s not as seamless or matte as I would like but it beats hours of nervously hand painting cold metal!

Enjoy this Thanksgiving, or better yet, year-round reminder to live with a heart of GRATITUDE printable. And, of course it is all ready for the printer. I’d love to see what you put it on!

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Wax paper transfers!

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I have seen the technique of printing on wax paper via Pinterest so many times. I finally decided to use it and it worked!
My dilemma was that I couldn’t print on a large piece of paper. I wasn’t going to let that stop me! When I want to do a project, I NEED to do it NOW!

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I created and reversed my image in Photoshop. After taping the wax paper to a regular piece of computer paper with double sided tape, I gave it a go.

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I carefully placed the wax paper, ink side down, onto my project and rubbed the image onto the paper. I love how it turned out. The text has just the right amount if transparency for just the “vintagey” less than perfect look that I love!