Who says you can't get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor's old shutters and odds and ends of left over wood, then painted them with surplus deck
paint! ZERO COST!!
For quite a while, I have admired all sorts of wonderful homemade and commercial raised beds seen on Pinterest and Hometalk. Because I couldn't justify the cost of buying the lumber and didn't want to tackle disassembling pallets, raised beds did not seem to be in my future. But then, our neighbors replaced their shutters and were nice enough to give them to me when I asked. They know by now that a repurposing project is about to get underway.
You could do other configurations, but I used two shutters on each side and one-half a shutter for the ends. That used up all ten of the free shutters. Odds and ends of lumber stored in the garage rafters came down and became corner, end and middle supports. I even had enough wood screws from another project to use for this one!
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Okay, i know I have only been on this forum for a week! but I am super impressed with all the talented designers that share this forum and I thought I might ask for some help. I just
posted an article on ways to fill the space above your bed.
It features mirrors and art (normal stuff right?) but next week I want to feature some unique options (I've seen names, paddles that act as headboards....) and I know you guys have some hidden gems in your own homes. so if you care to share - post a comment here (with a picture if you have it) or head on over to my blog and submit your photo for inclusion in next weeks post, your designs will be fully credited...
Also, if this is a totally inappropriate request, just let me know (gently, please) and I will be super embarrassed and not do it again. Cheers!
Commented on Mar 27, 2013
Rita! What about an old, chipped white window frame, glass and all? I think that would add to
the theme without distracting from the gorgeous bed...
I was in need of a relatively quick and extremely inexpensive idea to finish off the ceiling in a room that has a few old cracks in the plaster. I needed a solution that didn't require
any power tools and wasn't going to take as much time as caulking and spackling and sanding and priming and painting. (That idea is just exhausting! Especially on the ceiling.) I had initially thought old book pages would work, but then I came across our bin of old newspapers ready to be recycled. With the help of my bff and a few hours we created an eclectic and unique focal wall. #recycle
3 Hours 6 Easy
Commented on Mar 27, 2013
It really made me think of what other things could be used...not only on an ugly ceiling but
on all or part of a wall too! Sheet music sounds amazing...wallpapers? posters? magazine pages? labels? Even a bunch of food labels in a frame in the kitchen...thanks for the inspiration!!
I will post pics when I finish but I have a bathroom that has aqua/green and pinkin/salmon shower tiles but the floor and sink and backsplash are more of a mint green and pink....I guess the previous owners did their best to match but it doesn't! We don't have the money to rip it all out and my husband wanted to try tile paint but there is SO much tile in there...I said no. So, I am painting the walls an eggplant and will accessorize with various shades of lavender...sound crazy?
I've seen lots of decorator rooms with mint green and various shades of purple and it looks great! Besides the shower will be hidden behind a curtain...wish me luck!
Commented on Feb 16, 2013
Andrea, click on the words, see all posts...the finished pics are in the comment
section...hope this helps and thanks for wanting to see!