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.
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!
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.
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.
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.