Junk Wood Christmas Centerpiece

Creatively Living junk wood before

The before picture for this project has a funny story to go along with it.  Katie–who blogs at Creatively Living–spotted this wood sticking out of a garbage pile while she was on a family jog.  She convinced her husband to help her load it onto the back of their stroller so she could haul it home.  What a sight!

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Tree Trunk to Chalkboard

Megan Brooke Handmade chalkboard before

Megan’s grandmother had these pieces of wood in her garage leftover from where she had a tree cut down.  Megan, who blogs at Megan Brooke Handmade, was pretty sure she could turn them into something fabulous.  So, with Grandma’s permission, she took a few home.

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Farmhouse Table

Jessika and Jeff from Lookie what Jeff Did blew me away with this amazing outdoor farmhouse table.  He made it all out of old wood from a storage shed he tore down. This table not only seats 8 but it looks like a tornado could rip through there and the table would still be standing.  {…Read More…}

Wood Storage Box

Brittany from Natural Nesters recently had the opportunity to brag on her husband’s awesome upcycling ability. After helping a lady with yard work, he hauled home a heap of scrap wood to store in the garage. Brittany admits that he initially had her wondering what he planned on doing with the splintering, nail-ridden boards. Her {…Read More…}

Distressed Wood Photo Prop

Amy from The Idea Room had an old wood swing that had belonged to her home’s previous owners and then sat under her porch for ages. It was actually in the trash can for pick up when her husband valiantly rescued it from its sad fate. Amy removed some of the boards and attached them {…Read More…}

Reclaimed Wood Bench

Jessica from Running With Scissors has gotten a lot of use from the pile of junk that the previous owners of her home left behind. For this project, she used a bunch of 2x3s that were once the supports for lattice that surrounded the porch. Jessica sanded and stained all her scrap wood and then {…Read More…}

Silhouette Pallet Art

The other day I shared some barn wood frames that I made using old fence slats from my neighbor’s garbage. Well, over at  Infarrantly Creative, I had a little more fun creating wall décor with these weathered old boards. I turned a few of the pickets into a pallet-style piece of wall art. Pallet art {…Read More…}