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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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Wooden Thank You Card ORANGE

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.

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Threatened with Legal Action after Unfriending Someone on Facebook

Last month Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the senate judiciary committee regarding her sexual assault when she was younger. I believe her. I admire her courage in coming forward. On Facebook, I shared stories and memes expressing my support for her and all women struggling with trauma.

A guy I was friends with on Facebook did not share my support of women and used the comment section to say so. I was actually grateful for his demeaning response because it taught me I would benefit from no longer seeing his comments and posts on my Facebook newsfeed.

Unfriend!

Problem solved. Or so I thought…

Apparently I was not the only person who did not appreciate what he was saying on the internet. Someone saw what he posted in the comments and chose to inform his employer. It seems his employer gave credence to the complaint and reprimanded him in some way. The only reason I am aware of the complaint against him is because of the following message that he sent to me 2 days later:

Guy on Facebook: “I’m glad to see you deleted me becasue I was about to do the same to you. I do want you to know that your actions or your friends actions of calling my work to report something I posted on a social media site where I’m free to Express my 1st amendment rights could have major repercussions on my employment or advancement through the company. If that does occur I will be taking legal action against anyone involved in calling my corporate office all phone records have been recorded and I’m not taking this issue lightly. If you cant handle other people’s words and opinions you should not be part of a social media website.”

This exchange occurred two weeks ago and I am still dumbfounded that he chose this as his response to being reprimanded at work for things he said on Facebook. I was happy just unfriending him. I whole heartedly support whoever filed the initial complaint – but I was satisfied with simply not associating with him anymore.

His threat stuck with me though. The threat itself is laughable; I know this. The troubling part is that he thought to make the threat in the first place. Two days later I even gave him the opportunity to apologize or at least back track on his threat.

He chose instead to double down.

That was disappointing. If he had apologized or at least made some excuse of “I was drunk” or “I shouldn’t have been sending messages when I was angry” – basically anything other than doubling down on his threat – I would have forgotten all about the incident and moved on with my life.

These past few weeks though – his threat has been eating away at me. I know he has no legal grounds but I have to wonder – who else has he threatened / will threaten with legal action or some other retaliation? I am in a position to defend myself if I need to – but what about the next person? What about the next innocent bystander that he decides to threaten because he is facing a consequence for something that he said/did?

He is a manager for an appliance store. He is in a position of authority over others. He has the potential to seriously impact the lives of those working beneath him. Is this how he handles complaints? Is this the type of work environment he fosters? If I say nothing I am siding with him. If I say nothing I am teaching him that threats are the solution. If I say nothing I am emboldening him to do it again to someone else – to someone who does not have the courage or resources to stand up to him.

First thing this morning – I forwarded the messages he sent to me to his employer.

He may not have a legal case against me for unfriending him or forwarding a message he sent me- but he can still hurt me and Functional Rustic. I am keenly aware of this. I know that by doing the right thing, standing up for myself and others, I am inviting him to retaliate. Once he figures out he can’t sue he will want to lash out even more.

I hope he doesn’t. I’ve known him for 15 years – there is a reason we were friends in the first place. I’ve always known him to be a descent guy. The fact that I saw him as a descent guy makes all of this so much harder. I’m not trying to ruin his life. I’m not trying to destroy his career.

But here is the thing – I’m not responsible for his life. I’m not responsible for his actions. I’m not responsible for his words. I’m not responsible for the actions of his employer. I’m not responsible for the consequences of his actions.

I am responsible for my actions, my words, my life. I choose my destiny. I choose standing up to intimidation instead of backing down. I choose confronting the things that could hurt me instead of avoiding them. I choose to defend my boundaries and no longer permit violations.

I choose me.

I believe in me.

Just as I stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – I also stand, proudly, by myself. I hold my head high today knowing my actions properly reflect my character. I hold my head high today knowing I advocated for me. I hold my head high today knowing I faced my fears. I hold my head high today knowing that someone may read my story and feel empowered to do the same for themselves.

I don’t know what the future holds or how all of this will play out but, I know I am ready, willing and capable to do whatever it takes to live the life I want and become the person I want to be.

Chin up princess or the crown slips.

Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

For what its worth it is never too late to be whoever you want to be....Exaine what you tolerate.

Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.Praying for the woman I will be in 5 years

Speak with honesty. think with sincerity

Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life....

She need a hero so that is what she became

 

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

 

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.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.15.18

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. All bodies are good bodies.
All bodies are good bodies.
All bodies are good bodies.

2. Be a hope dealer.

Be a hope dealer.
Be a hope dealer.

3. Be kind to ya mind.

Be kind to ya mind.
Be kind to ya mind.

4. Don’t burn your opportunities for a  temporary comfort.

Don't burn your opportunities for a temporary comfort.
Don’t burn your opportunities for a temporary comfort.

5. And now that you don’t have to perfect, you can be good.

And now that you dont have to be perfect you can be good.
And now that you don’t have to perfect, you can be good.

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

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

7. Be a fountain not a drain.

Be a fountain not a drain.
Be a fountain not a drain.

8. Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.

Be careful with your words. Once they are said they can be forgiven but not forgotten.
Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.

9. Do you, boo.

Do You boo
Do you, boo.

10. Do not just slay your demons; dissect them and find what they’ve been feeding on.

Dont just slay your demons. Dissect them and find what theyve been feeding on.
Do not just slay your demons; dissect them and find what they’ve been feeding on.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card ORANGE

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 – 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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.12.18

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 so good they can’t ignore you.
Be so good they cant ignore you.
Be so good they can’t ignore you. 

2. Healthy self. Heal thy self.

Healthy self. Heal thy self.
Healthy self. Heal thy self.

3. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

4.  I excel in all that I do, and success comes easily to me.

I excel in all that I do and success comes easily to me.
I excel in all that I do, and success comes easily to me.

 

5. A wise woman once said, “Fuck this shit” and she lived happily ever after.

A wise woman once said fuck this shit and lived happily ever after.
A wise woman once said, “Fuck this shit” and she lived happily ever after.

6. I gotta stop treating people like I owe them something.

I gotta stop treating people like I owe them somoething.
 I gotta stop treating people like I owe them something.

7. Even at my worst, I’m fucking incredible.

Even at my worst Im fucking incredible.
Even at my worst, I’m fucking incredible.

8. Great people do things before they are ready.

Great people do things before they are ready.
Great people do things before they are ready.

9. Do no harm (but take no shit).

Do no harm. But take no shit.
Do no harm (but take no shit).

10. I am grateful for everything I have, everything I know, everything I am.

I am grateful for everything I have. Everything I know. Everything I am.
 I am grateful for everything I have, everything I know, everything I am.

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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.11.18

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. When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.
When you cant find the sunshine be the sunshine.
When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.

2. Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, think on these things.

Whatever is pure. Whatever is lovely. Think on these things.
Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, think on these things.

3. Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.

Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.
Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be. 

4. When someone says you can’t do it. Do it twice, and take pictures.

When someone says you cant do it... Do it twice and take pictures.
When someone says you can’t do it. Do it twice, and take pictures.

5. When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

When a flower doesnt bloom you fix the environment is grows not the flower.
When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

6. When you do things from your soul, other people really dig that shit.

When you do things from you soul people really dig that shit.
When you do things from your soul, other people really dig that shit.

7. When you throw dirt you lose ground.

When you throw dirt you lose ground.
When you throw dirt you lose ground.

8. Where you mind goes, energy flows.

Where your mind goes energy flows.
Where you mind goes, energy flows.

9. Who you were, who you are and who you will become are all different people.

Who you were who you are and how you will become are all different people.
Who you were, who you are and who you will become are all different people.

10. When you hit rock bottom and survive, nothing can scare you.

When you hit rock bottom and survive nothing can stop you.
When you hit rock bottom and survive, nothing can scare you.

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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.10.18

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. Fall in love with as many things as possible.
Fall in love with as many things as possible.
Fall in love with as many things as possible.

2. Great minds discuss ideas.

Great minds discuss ideas.
Great minds discuss ideas.

3. Hey girl, keep going okay?

Hey girl keep going okay.
Hey girl, keep going okay?

4. Don’t let anyone steal your hope.

Dont let anyone steal your hope.
Don’t let anyone steal your hope.

5. Hey! It is ok to feel not okay.

Hey it is ok to feel not okay
Hey! It is ok to feel not okay.

6. For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

For what its worth it is never too late to be whoever you want to be....
For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

7. He said, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.

He said - there are only two days in the year that nothing can be done...
He said, “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.

8. Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.

Grief never ends...but it changes. Its a passage not a place to stay....
Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.

9. Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.

How if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing...
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.

10. How rare and beautiful you are.

How rare and beautiful you are.
How rare and beautiful you are.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.9.18

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 let anyone steal your hope.

    Dont let anyone steal your hope.
    Don’t let anyone steal your hope.

2. Don’t affirm the negative if you want a positive outcome.

Dont affirm the negative if you want a positive outcome.
Don’t affirm the negative if you want a positive outcome.

3. Don’t hope for it, work for it.

Dont hope for it work for it.
Don’t hope for it, work for it.

4. Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.

Dont promise when you are happy. Dont reply when you are angry and dont decide when you are sad.
Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.

5. Don’t lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.

Dont lose hope. When the sun goes down - the stars come out.
Don’t lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.

6. Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

7. Every moment is a fresh beginning.

Every moment is a fresh beginning.
Every moment is a fresh beginning.

8. Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

9. Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.

Everyon in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.
Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.

10. Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you dont.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic

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 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.

Wise people learn when they can - fools learn when they must.
Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.

8. 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.

9. Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.

Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.
Wise people are not always silent, but they know when to be.

10. Where your mind goes energy flows.

Where your mind goes energy flows.
Where your mind goes energy flows.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card ORANGE

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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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 10.5.18

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. Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.
Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.
Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.

2. Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t yet figured out.

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasnt yet figured out.
Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t yet figured out.

3. Art is not what you see, it’s what you make others see.

Art is not what you see, its what you make others see.
Art is not what you see, it’s what you make others see.

4. As knowledge increases wonder deepens.

As knowledge increases wonder deepens.
As knowledge increases wonder deepens.

5. Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to when you want to be tomrrow.
Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

6. At the moment when you feel like you have reached the point of exhaustion inspire yourself to take one last step and that is when you have successfully arrived to the next level.

At the moment when you feel like you have reached the point of exhaustion...
At the moment when you feel like you have reached the point of exhaustion inspire yourself to take one last step and that is when you have successfully arrived to the next level.

7. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.

Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire.
Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.

8. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.

9. Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem...
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.

10. Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.

Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.
Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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Wooden Thank You Card RED

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 10.4.18

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. Adulting requires a lot of unlearning.
Adulting requires a lot of unlearning.
Adulting requires a lot of unlearning.

2. All that, and you’re still standing.

All that and you are still standing.
All that, and you’re still standing.

3. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

4. Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

Be gentle with yourself. You are doing the best you can.
Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.

5. Be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present.

Be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so you build the trust of those who are present.
Be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present.

6. Be patient and tough. One day this pain will be useful to you.

Be patient and tough. One day this pain will be useful to you.
Be patient and tough. One day this pain will be useful to you.

7. Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.

Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whinning.
Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.

8. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that...
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

9. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Dont be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

10. Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.

Dont expect to see a change if you dont make one.
Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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

 

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