A Whale of a Tale

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Laura’s rescue may seem to just be about using a piece of reclaimed wood to make something beautiful, but it’s so much more than that! I got sucked into the story of her grandparents’ hand-built home (where the wood came from) and her parent’s beach house (where the completed piece is going). At Finding Home, Laura is telling the stories and introducing us to a very sentimental and happy whale.

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Making Seashells Into Art

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If you’ve ever come home from the beach with buckets full of seashells, then you can understand the dilemma of the beach comber: you don’t want to throw away the shells you were so delighted to find, but what on earth can you do with all of them? Well, lucky for you Kathy of Petticoat Junktion has an idea!

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Headboard from Reclaimed Fence

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The talented Emily is showing off a fabulous new headboard made from reclaimed wood over at Elizabeth Joan Designs! She “spotted an old 6′ stockade fence tossed to the curb” one night and knew she’d found the perfect piece to complement her son’s bed.

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Ikea Cabinet Makeover with Pallet Wood

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Over at Place of My Taste, Aniko has had this Ikea shelving system in her dining room for several years.  She loved the way it functioned, but when she spotted a similarly shaped cabinet at West Elm in a completely different style, it was love at first site. Aniko decided to use her existing buffet {…Read More…}

It’s About Time, and Reclaimed Wood

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“A few months ago I was riding bikes with my girls, and saw a neighbor down the street taking out a huge fence in order to replace it with a new one,” Lindsay begins the story of her latest rescue at Diary of a Crafty Lady. “After riding back and forth a few times I got up the courage to talk to the neighbor, and found out that he was taking down a fence made of cedar, and was willing to give me several pieces of fence board!”

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Reclaimed Wood Spa Bath Tray

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Sarah blogs at Edea Smith, where she points out, “As a busy Mommy of two a relaxing bath in an evening is often a rare but cherished experience.” She came up with this project–designed to keep bath essentials close at hand–using reclaimed wood. Her wood was free, coming from old scaffolding boards.

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Beautiful Tray from Reclaimed Wood

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“Early in the summer my mom and I tore down the playhouse my dad had built for me as a child,” says Jamie at Anderson + Grant. “Even though the wood foundation was no longer in a condition to hold up the walls, the wood pickets that boarded the outside were still in great condition. We saved many of the boards to use for various projects.” Here is one of those projects.

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Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

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Over at The Summery Umbrella, Liz is working on some pretty big home improvement projects. And, like many of those projects do, there is wood involved. Which means that Liz has quite a few wood scraps lying around. You should see what she’s been making from her scraps.

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