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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.31.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.

2. When women support each other, incredible things happen.

When women support each other, incredible things happen.
When women support each other, incredible things happen.

3. Failure is a bruise not a tattoo.

Failure is a bruise not a tattoo.
Failure is a bruise not a tattoo.

4. When nothing is sure everything is possible.

When nothing is sure everything is possible.
When nothing is sure everything is possible.

5. F.E.A.R has two meanings – Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

F.E.A.R. has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
F.E.A.R has two meanings – Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.



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6. Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.

Fall in love with taking caare of yourself. Fall in love with the path...
Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with the path of deep healing. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey.

7. When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do.

When it feels scary to jump thats exactly when you jump...
When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do.

8. Fall in love with the process of becoming the very best version of yourself.

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Fall in love with the process of becoming the very best version of yourself.

9. When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and not amount of anxiety can change the future.

When thinking about life remember this...
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and not amount of anxiety can change the future.

10. When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

When you caant control whats happening challenge yourself to control....
When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.30.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Embrace all that is you.
Embrace all that is you.
Embrace all that is you.

2. Each step forward sets you free.

Each step forward sets you free.
Each step forward sets you free.

3. Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

4. Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right.

Whether you think you can or you think you cant you are right.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right.

5. What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.

Wht you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.

 

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6. Don’t run from it. Don’t bury it. Don’t ignore it. Face it. Feel it. Heal it.

Dont run form it. Dont bury it. Dont ignore it. Face it. Feel it. Heal it.
Don’t run from it. Don’t bury it. Don’t ignore it. Face it. Feel it. Heal it.

7. Entrepreneur: Someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.

Entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.
Entrepreneur: Someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.

8. Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights your you. It’s not pie.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights
Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights your you. It’s not pie.

9. Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.

Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.
Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.

10. Worry about your character and not your reputation, because character is who you are, and your reputation is only what people think of you.

Worry about your character and not your reputation becaus your charcter is who you are...
Worry about your character and not your reputation, because character is who you are, and your reputation is only what people think of you.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.29.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

1. Don’t be the same. Be better.

Dont be the same. Be better.
Don’t be the same. Be better.

2. You always have the choice to be happy, learn to understand the bumps in the road, grow from them, and stay positive.

You always have the choice to be happy...
You always have the choice to be happy, learn to understand the bumps in the road, grow from them, and stay positive.

3. Don’t compare.

Dont compare.
Don’t compare.

4. Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what y ou do is happiness.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

5. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & loved more than you know.

You are braver than you believe stronger than you seem...
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think & loved more than you know.

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Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

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6. Darling, the moon is still the moon in all of its phases.

Darling the moon is still the moon in all of its phases.
Darling, the moon is still the moon in all of its phases.

7. Yes, happiness sometimes leaves; but when it comes back you are always stronger – for you have understood what it means to make it out of the wreckage, you have learned how to survive in the dark.

Yes happiness sometimes leaves but when it comes back you are alwasy stronger...
Yes, happiness sometimes leaves; but when it comes back you are always stronger – for you have understood what it means to make it out of the wreckage, you have learned how to survive in the dark.

8. You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.

You are a fighter. Look at everything you have overcome. Dont give up now.
You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.

9. You are amazing. Remember that.

You are amazing. Remember that.
You are amazing. Remember that.

10. Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.

Dont be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

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25 DIY Halloween Costumes Presented by Functional Rustic

This week’s DIY Tutorial from Functional Rustic is not actually from Functional Rustic. I recently found a website created by a remarkable woman, Lasamoa. Just as I am repurposing myself to build the life I always wanted, she too is creating the life she wants for herself.

I had high hopes of publishing a tutorial about how to repurpose a shutter into a Functionally Rustic Chalk Board today. Well….as is often the case with repurposing projects, things did not go as planned. Ha. You can read about my struggles Here.

Writing tutorials each week is something I do to encourage myself to learn new things each week. Sharing them with you enables you to learn the new skill or craft too. I am learning a lot – but not in a way conducive to writing a tutorial for others to follow.

The duck enclosure requires my immediate attention today. As a result I am not in a position to learn a new skill AND write a tutorial for you today. (One of the things I learned this week is the importance of a back up plan if my DIY project does not actually get done.) Lucky for all of us, I found Lasamoa and her website: lifeoneastpowersdrive.com.

Check out the DIY Halloween costumes she collected:

25 Ridiculously Easy and Fun DIY Halloween Costumes for Everyone

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25 Ridiculously Easy, Fun & For Everyone DIY Halloween Costumes from www.LifeOnEastPowersDrive.com

 

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Black

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.26.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Be the reason someone smiles today.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
Be the reason someone smiles today.

2. You are exactly where you need to be.

You are exactly where you need to be.
You are exactly where you need to be.

3. Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.

Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.
Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.

4. Be you. You never know how much someone else needs to meet the person you hide.

Be you. You never know how much someone else needs to meet the person you hide.
Be you. You never know how much someone else needs to meet the person you hide.

5. Because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.

Because if you keep hope alive it will keep you alive.
Because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.

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6. You’re ready. New energy is entering your life. Changes are happening for you. Things are getting better. Everything is aligning. Blessings are coming.

You are ready. New energy is entering your life. Changes are happening for you...
You’re ready. New energy is entering your life. Changes are happening for you. Things are getting better. Everything is aligning. Blessings are coming.

7. You are pretty fucking awesome, keep that shit up.

You are pretty fucking awesome. Keep that shit up.
You are pretty fucking awesome, keep that shit up.

8. You are forgetting how far you have come.

You are forgetting how far you have come.
You are forgetting how far you have come.

9. Brave girl, promise me you will not shrink yourself in order to make others feel comfortable.

Brave girl promise me you will not shirnk yourself in order to make others feel comfrotable.
Brave girl, promise me you will not shrink yourself in order to make others feel comfortable.

10. You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.

You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.25.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
You cant live a positive life with a negaative mind.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.

2. You can.

You can.
You can.

3. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

4. You are stronger than you think.

You are stronger than you think.
You are stronger than you think.

5. You gotta train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.

You gotta train your mind to be stronger than your emotions...
You gotta train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.

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Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

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6. Be kind. It’s gangster.

Be kind. Its gangster.
Be kind. It’s gangster.

7. Are you being led by your spirit of your wound?

Are you being led by your spirit or your wound.
Are you being led by your spirit of your wound?

8. You are so strong and so capable of many wonderful things.

You are so strong and so capable of many wonderful things.
You are so strong and so capable of many wonderful things.

9. Be as you wish to seem.

Be as you wish to seem.
Be as you wish to seem.

10. Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.

Authenticity in the daily practice of letting go of wht we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

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Learning How NOT to Repurpose a Shutter – Functional Rustic Approach

I am well on my way to learning 10,000 ways not to turn a shutter into a chalk board!

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My inclination is to dwell on this or give up. I salvaged a bunch of plastic shutters and have high hopes of what I can repurpose them into. Making them into rustic chalk boards is on the top of my list.

Plastic Shutter
Plastic Shutter

I had some success when I first started the project. From afar the piece looked great. The blue of the shutter was quaint, the white popped and drew in your attention and the black board was distinctive and functional. But, looking good from afar is not the same as looking good.

Shutter Chalk Board Organizer
Salvaged Shutter Chalkboard Organizer.

The picture above is after two coats of white deck stain and two or three coats of chalkboard paint. All of the painting was done free hand so the lines were not at all straight. That is the “from afar” part that looks good. From across the room it is stunning but, when you get close, my skills as a novice are evident.

I am well aware that I am not a professional painter. I’m proud of what I created though. However, I made ‘mistakes’ and I am learning from them. My free hand painting attempt did not provide the clean lines I wanted so I found another approach. I put painters tape along the edges so that when I put the final coat of paint on the edges would be straight.

Paint Peeling

Well that didn’t work as I expected. The paint is peeling off in strips! What looked ok before, now looks like trash. Ugh.

No worries. I will try again.

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The chalk board paint is very thick – as is the deck stain. I theorize that the thickness of the paints plus the tape played some sort of factor in my peeling situation. To remedy that I will use spray paint instead of  a colored stain. The edges are taped in a straight line so there should not be any problems.

Well….It doesn’t look great, but I can totally visualize what it could look like with the chalkboard paint added on. I actually sprayed the silver paint last week but couldn’t decide if I wanted to paint the frame of the board or just keep it the natural blue color. Obviously I opted to paint it white for this project. Part of the reason I am choosing to paint it is to see if I will have the same peeling problems when they are painted next to each other like this.

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The dark one is actually red with blue painters tape on it – but the picture does not show it very well. You can see that I used tape to mark straight lines where I want to pain the chalk board. I am hopeful this approach will give me the clean lines I am looking for.

 

Moment of truth time. The shutters each have two coats of chalk board paint on them and have been dry for over 24 hours. I make sure to remove the tape slowly to prevent any of the paint from peeling off.

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Look! I found more ways that don’t work. Once again the paint is peeling off. At least this time most of the chalk board paint actually stayed on. Ugh. I don’t like it. BUT….I did learn that the color scheme looks good. Silver with white with black works nice. Also, I am able to compare how different the white is between the spray paint and the stain. They present completely differently. The spray paint is shiny and bright while the stain and matte and more of a cream color. #themoreyouknow

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Even the red shutter had some issues. Again, from afar, it looks pretty good. The videos below better demonstrate the issues with the chalk board paint peeling. The paint is very thick and because the plastic is not absorbent, the paint just sits on top and can be easily ripped off when the tape is removed.

 

What has me more frustrated than the chalk board paint peeling is that the spray paint peeled too. I thought for sure that because it was such a thin layer of paint that I would be fine. Nope. Also, I learned that the mist from the spray paint gets everywhere. That is to say, my stream of paint may be on one end of the shutter, but when the wind picks up small amounts of paint are spread everywhere. The best example is the center of the silver shutter. While the tape was still on the shutter the center of the shutter appeared silver. Not until the tape was removed did it become evident that my light mist of white paint actually significantly colored the center of the shutter.

Oooops.

 

So, I’m not sure how to proceed from here. An argument could be made that someone else may appreciate the ‘mistakes’ as creative quirks to the piece. The parts that I see as an ‘ooops’ may be the one-of-a-kind touch someone else is looking for.

What do you think? Should I try to sell it as is or scrap it completely?

What suggestions do you have to help me moving forward?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

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Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

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Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.24.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. You only live once? False. You live everyday. You only die once.
You only live once. False. You live everydaay. You only die once.
You only live once? False. You live everyday. You only die once.

2. Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.

Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.

3. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

And into the forest I go to lost my mind and find my soul.
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

4. You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.

You will turn out ordinary if you arae not careful.
You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.

5. And she loved a little girl very, very much – even more than she loved herself.

and she loved a little girl
And she loved a little girl very, very much – even more than she loved herself.

6. A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience and destroy things with thoughts alone.

A persons mind is so powerful. We can invent...
A person’s mind is so powerful. We can invent, create, experience and destroy things with thoughts alone.

7. A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.
A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.

8. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful – or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

You may not see it today or tomorrow but you will look back in a few years and...
You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful – or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

9. Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to.

Your potential is endless. Go do whta you were created to.
Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to.

10. You will never have this day again, so make it count.

You will never have this day again so make it count.
You will never have this day again, so make it count.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card SILVER

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

 

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Black

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

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Functional Rustic is Running the Day

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Functional Rustic Barn as the sun rises. www.FunctionalRustic.com

 

I’m running the day and knocking out tasks like crazy.

I. Love. It.

The 10 Inspirational Quotes blog was written and posted early today. Then I spent a few hours taking photos around the property, winterizing the barn and enjoying coffee by the wood burning stove with my husband and our dog.

Today I am working on some new pieces for upcoming craft shows and to sell at Countryside Craft & Antique Mall. They are not available in the Functional Rustic online store yet but you can find many of them in the Functional Rustic Etsy Store.

I encourage you to check out the Etsy store. I spent a considerable amount of time last week updating all of the products, photos and descriptions. When I first set up the Etsy store it took me over a week to take and edit photos, write out descriptions and all of the other steps involved in listing items for sale on Etsy. This time around I was able to make all the changes to the store in the course of one day. I am quite proud of myself.

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The expert in anything was once a beginner.

It has been year since I started Functional Rustic and the anniversary is providing me with the opportunity to reflect on how far I have come and how much I have learned. The Etsy store is a perfect example of this. The reason it went so quickly was because I was prepared. I have spent the year taking and editing product photos so when I had to do it last week it was second nature. I did not have to think about how to get the proper angles or correct lighting – because I practiced taking photos everyday for a year I now do it instinctively.

I do not consider myself an expert on building an online store – but I am knowledgeable. This time last year I was completely clueless. I had never used a hashtag #, never published a blog, never thought to sell something I created and never thought I would own my own business.

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Functional Rustic WordPress Website Statistics since August 2018.

I taught myself how to do all of this. Over 10,000 website visitors in the past three months and over 7 million monthly Pinterest views and over 1.6 K followers. (I promise to publish how I did it soon. I have over 50 photos that still need to be edited before I publish the final product. But please, feel free to ask any specific questions you have in the meantime.) I read articles & research papers, watched videos and listened to pod casts. I talked to other start up business owners, crafters and bloggers. I spent days viewing every TedTalk I could find on marketing, branding, and overcoming doubts.

Every single day I taught myself something new about how to start a business. ALSO – each week I taught myself a new DIY skill or project. The amount of knowledge and wisdom I have gained in the past year is astounding.

I really am in awe of what I have accomplished for myself this past year.

I want to see what happens if I dont give up

Like I said, I am getting a lot accomplished today. One of the more productive tasks I accomplished was making promo videos for my signs and chalkboards. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to properly demonstrate the size of my wooden signs and chalkboards. I am hopeful that the videos I took demonstrate it effectively.

I don’t know of any other signs that are thick enough to stand upright on a table. The thickness of the boards has always been the part of my signs that I find most unique. It’s hard to tell in the videos, but it was actually very windy. I’m shocked really, that none of them blew off the deck while I was filming. Ha.

Let me know what you think of the new products / videos below. I can use all the feedback I can get. Thanks in advance!

I’m off to create new projects….may your day be as inspiring as mine!

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

 

Wooden Thank You Card AQUA BLUE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.23.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. I was not made to be subtle.
I was not made to be subtle.
I was not made to be subtle.

2. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

You cant pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

3. You are the architect of you own happiness, everyone else is simply a visitor.

You are the architect of your own happiness. Everyone else is simply a visitor.
You are the architect of you own happiness, everyone else is simply a visitor.

4. You don’t grow when you’re comfortable.

You dont grow when you are comfortable.
You don’t grow when you’re comfortable.

5. I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, “I’m fine”.

I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream....
I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, “I’m fine”.

6. If not us, who? If not now, when?

If not us who. If not now when.
If not us, who? If not now, when?

7. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

You cant start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

8. If you can’t fly then run, if you cant run then walk, if you cant walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

If you cant fly then run. If you cant run then walk. If you cant...
If you can’t fly then run, if you cant run then walk, if you cant walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

9. If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.

If you dont build your dreams someone will hire you to bild theirs.
If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.

10. You can’t do epic shit with basic people.

You cant do epic shit with basic people.
You can’t do epic shit with basic people.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

 

Wooden Thank You Card SILVER

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

 

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Orange

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00