A Whale of a Tale

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.

Making Seashells Into Art

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!

It’s About Time, and Reclaimed Wood

"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!"

Reclaimed Wood Spa Bath Tray

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.

Beautiful Tray from Reclaimed Wood

"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.

Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

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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For the Love of Junk

One of Kathy's favorite things to do is create art using all kinds of scraps and odds and ends that she's collected over the years.  Some people might call it junk, but she has an eye for beauty and can imagine so many possibilities when she looks at old things.  Check out her latest creation--just in time for Valentine's Day--at Petticoat Junktion. Petticoat Junktion love sign before