These wooden presents were pretty simple to make. They are welcoming, festive, unique and brighten up my porch. I made them by hand in my garage with furring strips and plywood. I used my nail gun and liquid nails to fasten the corners. Each one has it's own style replicating coordinating "wrapping paper", so to speak. When I start a project, I only have a vision in my mind about what I think I want and just start creating. I try to keep it simple and not too time consuming. I have to be flexible,as sometimes I have to go with what my skill level allows and how much time I am willing to give to the over all adventure. This time - my vision worked out - even better than I hoped.
I picked up a 6 foot fence section from a small lumber store. They let me have it for free b/c I am a good customer and the fence was crooked and worn....perfect, actually. See some of the projects I made with it on the post.
Have you ever priced rods for your bathroom pedestal sink? They are around $200 for a good one. I made one in less than an hour with plumbing supplies from the local hardware store and saved myself over $155. Let me show you how easy.
Do you have a piece of furniture that you want to update? If you like an aged look - here is a tutorial that is simple to follow using only what you may have around the house. No fancy paint that you have to mix. Baby oil? Check! Primer? Check! Old Paint Brushes? Check.... it's easier than you think. Two hours - start to finish and no trip to the hardware store. The post is detailed so visit my blog to view more. Happy painting and Happy New Year!
I made a headboard out of corrugated galvanized steel. It comes in 8 foot sheets so the headboard goes all the way to the ceiling. With that space I can hang a mirror, add a shelf or most recently...a large branch from nature, It's rustic and I love it.
I like a centerpiece on the table but removing the decor when the family needs to use the table is inconvenient. Here is a rustic solution that has many uses. I've had an old fence around and have made several home accents from it. The wood used here is also from my old fence.
This is the first time I really tried using dark wax. The brand I am using here is Fiddes & Sons because it is sold at the shop where I sell my stuff. I used Jacobean color for the rich tone. I don't like pink or orange so this color seemed the safest for me. I painted this console in Northampton Putty by Benjamin Moore and let the drawer be an antique white.