Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Project 3 of My 4 in 5 Challenge

When I started out on this little challenge for myself  I did not plan on using all old fence boards for the projects. Honestly, I had no plan at all, which was not the smartest of ideas.  I have decided that maybe in the future BEFORE I challenge myself to make x number of projects in x amount of days I should have a general idea of what projects I want to make.  But, thankfully the old fence boards have been inspiring me (I have no idea if they will show up in project #4 or not).
Today's project started much the same as the last two:  I cut the fence boards to the size I wanted and connected them together with some scrap pieces screwed to the back.  I cut a thin piece of scrap plywood into a rectangle and painted it with chalkboard paint. I then dug through my junk, oops I mean very special treasures, to find the right pieces to use for the board.  At first I was going to use all old kitchen things, a potato masher, a pastry blender, flour sifter, etc. I decided I wanted something a little more industrial looking against the rough wood.  This is what I came up with:
The metal basket hangs on two metal chair leg protector thingy bobbers.
I used the washers to add a touch of metal to the chalkboard.  The metal vase is a thermos liner.
Not sure what the hooks on the bottom were from and I love them, but I have a confession--they are not hooky enough to hold much so I will take them off tomorrow and see if I can gently bend them some or modify them somehow.
Come back tomorrow to see what project 4 will be (it is a mystery to me too!) and to link up your great ideas to my Under $100 Linky Party.
Find more ideas at It's So Very Cheri and Today's Creative Blog and Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. Gosh you are clever, I seem to be doing the same challenge, although not intentionally, I just have too many ideas and not enough patience!!

  2. Becky! I too am in love with old wood! Just incase you dont have a project #4 yet and want to use your wood still you can totally copy my idea:

    But I am sure that you have come up with something amazing on your own, causes thats just how you roll...

    love your guts

  3. Wow, this is wonderful! Love your blog and will go check out the rest of your fun projects now! Visiting from Cheri's party.

  4. I'm enjoying your creative binge :)

  5. That is seriously cute!!! Love the wood & chalkboard!
    I'm a new follower and look forward to meeting great new blogging friends! Your blog is super cute :)
    Hope you can stop by and follow back when you get a chance :)

    Happy Wednesday,
    Shopper Gal

  6. Oooo! Cute and organized just my style. You have such wonderful projects.

  7. Love your projects! I too have some boards similar in a wood pile just waiting for some creativity! Thank you for your inspiration!

  8. Great idea. I love the old worn boards you used. I wish I had some to make stuff out of. I love this.

  9. oh, i really love this! great job!!

  10. Love this project! Great job!


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