Using reclaimed wood from fence boards (pallets will also work), a sample pot of yellow paint and some craft paint, I created this Peter Cottontail wood art for my spring mantel. The post has the artwork and directions to make one for yourself!
Using a 1/2" threaded pipe at each end, slightly bent at the top, drill a hole in the bottom of the kettle and insert 3/8" soft rubber tubing down thru the pipe and close off the bottom of the kettle with a galvanized floor flange . Use a pond pump that will lift water 7-8 ft, follow those directions for it but to place it to the barrell,( which is a large plastic type, we were afraid a whiskey barrell would leak,) drill a hole in the outside lower edge and insert pump tubing, use
silicone to seal it, the center is a flower stand and the tray is a old cooking tray.Fill barrel with water, plug it in and woa la.
I used a vintage window frame to create a unique sign for my clients new boutique! Check out these easy step by step directions and helpful tips on my blog Elegant Nest http://elegantnest.blogspot.com/2013/03/reve...
Some times I can get huge amts. of reclaimed wood and I have been making flooring and wainscot panels in what we are calling a basket weave ( for lack of a better term) at 30" square, can
be glued and nailed with splined edges to lock together. I also can make borders in various chevron or herringbone patterns to go along with. These can be had unfinished or clear finish in many species, and are for sale by the Sq.ft.
I made a decorative tray during my lunch break today on a whim and I'm really happy with how it turned out, especially because it didn't cost me a thing and it took about 20 minutes! For details and a tutorial on how to make this, click here: http://www.lilikoijoy.com/2013/03/make-decor...