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.

Scrap Wood Planter is Worth the Wait

Kristi at Making it in the Mountains says, "Every time I see one of these lovely planter boxes, I tell myself that I’m going to make one too . . . and then life gets busy. " She's finally making it happen, thanks to a scrap wood challenge and a stash of beautiful blue mason jars.
scrap wood for water table

Beating the Heat with a Water Table

Water tables are a genius idea for summer. They're outside, they're fun, they're wet, and possibly kids are learning math or something while they're playing. (Let's just say they are!) Gretchen from Boxy Colonial used scrap wood and an inexpensive cement-mixing tray to create her own backyard water table. The intended kiddo was pretty pleased with the results!

A Tic Tac Toe Board that Rocks

Taryn (of Design, Dining, and Diapers) is in the Pacific Northwest and now that winter is over she's ready to "spend every second outside!" (I know the feeling!) She used a piece of scrap wood and some stones from her back yard to create an outdoor tic tac toe game that's "inexpensive and provides great entertainment for all ages." At Tater Tots & Jello she's showing us how she did it.

Handsome New House Numbers

New homeowner Maggie, from Polka Dots in the Country, noticed that she didn't have any numbers on the outside of the house that would indicate their address. She set out to remedy that problem with some wood and stain leftover from other projects.

DIY Rustic Arrow

Scavenger Chic's Joan loves working with pallet wood so much that she started to panic as her stack of pallets dwindled. Luckily, she found three pallets leaning up against a dumpster, so she was back in business! Check out her latest pallet project.

DIY Gold Wire Side Table

Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range.....or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. "And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood," she notes.

High Style Halloween

At her blog One O, Chiara tells us that she wanted to create some Halloween decor that would fit her personal style. Her requirements, she explains, included "something that has a nordic geometric touch and feel. Something not too spooky or horrific but pretty more cute and stylish." If that sounds like a tall order, then you must read on to see how Chiara made it happen.

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.