Saturday, June 29, 2013
I made the BIG MAN'S size of my salvaged star.
Again, I used 5 different types of salvaged wood for a scrappy look. (To see how I painted the pieces SEE THIS POST) I screw the pieces together both from the front and the back. Remember at least a few of the pieces need to be flexible and have a little give.
Trim board, pallet wood, crown molding, tongue and groove paneling, and barnwood.
Sorry, I was too hot and tired...okay, too lazy to stage this before I packed it in the car to sell at Farmer's Market so you get it plopped in the flower bed.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Just a simple bench today,
a little white and blue paint,
some sanding and stain was all it took to create a shabby little perch.
I know, my flowerbeds are in terrible shape--so much stinkin' grass that I did spend days pulling a month or so ago. What do you know? It grows back--especially when it rains for 3 weeks. Oh well, I love my flowers, stray grass and all.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Can you handle more ScRaP projects?
I sure hope so because I am having so much fun coming up with ideas for my leftover bits and pieces. To see the technique I used to paint these bits and pieces when they were part of larger boards see THIS POST. Today's project is a rainbow fish.
I attached them to a great piece of weathered barnwood using the brad nailer.
I cut the angles on each piece on the chop saw and then sanded the corners to round them up a bit.
This fishy makes me smile--colorful,
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
My scrap wood playing continues. I love hunting in my piles, using up what I have. This time it resulted in a chippy, rustic version of Old Glory.
I used pieces that were already painted red or white for the stripes.You can find my "How dI'd you paint that? " tutorial in my side barbirvon my tutorial page. I had a blue chunk that only needed a star painted on it.
A piece of picket fence, some trim boards, pallet wood, barnwood--
I put it all together with some boards screwed in on the back.
Long may she wave.
Friday, June 21, 2013
I made an arrow.
Why? Why not?
I was playing with my scrap wood and an arrow is what I came up with.
I used the nail gun to assemble it.
I wasn't sure if I was supposed to make a parallelogram or a trapezoid for the tail pieces.
The 11 told me a parallelogram makes it more aerodynamic--I went with it.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
My poor front door has been bare since after Easter decor came down.
I know, the shame of it all!
I wanted it to look hobbled together so I used 5 different salvaged pieces.
I needed a few pieces with some flexibility thus the trim piece and the yardstick.
A bit of jute and a book cover tag
painted on both sides in case it turns in the wind.
Scrappy, simple--just my style,
and my front door can show her face again.Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors
Monday, June 17, 2013
Another show down and done! This one was Junk Fest that I help to put on. It was fun and crazy and inspiring and tiring. Here are a few photos from my booth that I shared with a very talented friend (we have been selling together for 12 years).
Also here is a fun, basic cabinet redo. This one started out looking very tired, worn, and ready for the dump:
I added some shelf support boards on the back (sorry, blurry picture),
and then a new back made from reclaimed wood with an upper shelf area.
A fresh coat of red and cream paint
and you have a great coffee, wine bar, potting table or...
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Who knows the next line to that song? Yep, it is I wear a bandana, my spurs are of silver, my pony is grey. The first line is true--my home is in Montana. Look at this untouched photo of our sky the other night:
No wonder I chose to make Montana home, right? After seeing some cute t-shirts with a state and home written on the state, I decided to make a pallet sign like the shirt.
I did a couple for my show this weekend.
These would be easy to do for any state. if make one for your state, I would love to see it!
PS--I have had some great questions asked lately, I am not ignoring you--I plan to have a Q and A post soon :)!