After the deck demolition at my daughter’s house, we had a huge pile of yummylicious weathered blue wood leftover, and I couldn’t bare to see it go to waste. Solution? Make simple benches for the NEW deck! It’s tough to get this weathered paint look.
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
I am sharing an awesome reclaimed wood skyline artwork project as part of a blogger challenge! The only rule was the project had to be square. I’m sure you know most skylines are rectangular, so this one is definitely different in that way. I, of course did the Louisville skyline. This would be a fun project to do for the city skyline where you live or grew up. Be sure to check out the other 30+ projects from my friends!
I’m so excited to share my latest Christmas project with you. I made a Christmas Tree Stand Box to hide the trunk of your tree–a great alternative to using a tree skirt. My friend Kim inspired me. Hop over to see how my Christmas box folds flat for storage. Be sure to visit Kim to see how she made her scrap wood crate!
I love making projects using reclaimed wood. A lot of people use barn wood and pallet wood, but my go-to is weathered fence wood. This easy coffee sign with hooks to hold coffee cups is perfect for displaying in a kitchen coffee station area. I stenciled the word COFFEE on the fence boards and then framed them. To see more details and tips, hop over.
I used reclaimed fence pieces to make an adorable picket fence candle sconce using cute little jelly jars. This easy project is useful, pretty and versatile. I photographed it with battery operated candles and vacation sand. But wouldn’t it be perfect as vases for pretty flowers? Step by step directions and tips-hope you click over to get all the details.
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
How to display vacation photos is not something I usually think about. Many times I do a photo book upon returning, but while visiting Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie, I collected sand, rocks and shells. I wanted to display these along with a favorite photo in a shadow box that fits with my decor. I’ll show you how I made a rustic shadow box using an IKEA ribba shadow box.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
Reclaimed artwork doesn’t generally come with a frame. While vacationing in Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie in late June, I actually picked up three pieces of reclaimed art. This sweet painting of three sandpipers scurrying on the beach is done on a piece of scrap plywood. The artist is John Bates of Provincetown Massachusetts….
How to make a rustic garden table perfect for potting, entertaining and more. Step by step tutorial using reclaimed fence boards. Weekend project for you to make. Check it out!
This tutorial uses reclaimed wood to make a custom rustic shutter cabinet. The reclaimed wood is the same size as 1×6 pine boards that you can buy at your local hardware store. I’ll show you how to frame out the front facing, and build the cabinet to your size. No project is without a few kinks, I would love for you to click over to see the ins and outs of this project.
Unique small wine bar created with pallets and fish tank stand. GET HERE TO SEE PROJECT DETAILS Rustic wine bar submitted by Eileen C. Johnson Click Here for more information about dismantling pallets.
I have an easy project to share with you today! I love using reclaimed wood for outdoor projects. Sometimes I just make stuff up as I go along, and learn better ways to do things, that is the case with this project. The next rustic ladder plant display I make will be a little different.
Today’s project is very versatile—it can be used as a coffee table or bench indoors or out! It’s easy to make and for me it was relatively free of any cost, just a lot of labor hauling the reclaimed wood and building the table. Look at all of that wonderfully weathered beautiful reclaimed wood! I…
So, I got the old picket fence of a burn pile and decided a quick project was in order, and that meant a picket fence coat rack! As you can see, I really did get this off a burn pile! I rested the old picket fence on my easy diy sawhorses to make some…
I recently shared a great pallet Christmas tree project from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors on my Facebook page. Later that day I was looking for a quickie project, and decided to make a reclaimed wood Christmas tree similar to Donna’s. I still have a lot of this free weathered wood stored in a…
I’m so excited to show you this outdoor bar I made from reclaimed wood. It would also make a great kitchen island or maybe even a potting bench. I still have a lot of this salvaged wood stored in a woodshed. (this picture is of the wood when I picked it up) I have it separated…
While perusing some magazines, I saw a picture of Joanna Gaines’ kitchen during the holidays and fell in love with the Fixer Upper star’s Christmas Trees For Sale sign. I filed it away in my memory as well as snapping a picture with my phone and uploading it to a secret Pinterest board. …
I recently made a Christmas Trees For Sale Sign (not on the blog yet) and I love the way it turned out. That got me thinking that I would like to make a new sign for my kitchen to take the place of my Piano Front. Earlier in the week I chatted with my friend…