I know we all agree with Jamison from Rogue Engineer when he says, “Decorating for the holidays is always fun, but who wants to spend $120 on a set of chalkboard tombstones from Pottery Barn?!?” Jamison instead made his own spooky yard décor using all the scrap wood he had lying in the garage. He [...Read More]
After a friend mentioned how much she loved the a wooden American flag from Pottery Barn, Bridget from Windgate Lane decided to surprise her with a DIY version. Bridget says, “It was fairly easy and definitely cheaper, coming in around $20! Some scrap wood, liquid nails, and paint, and this lovely was ready to go! [...Read More]
What better way to say I love you this Valentine’s Day than with wooden blocks that spell it out? Shelly of Dolen Diaries created her own set using using wood scraps. I love the combination of the rustic unfinished box and girlie pink painted cubes. Shelly says, “I absolutely adore these! Shh…don’t tell Pottery Barn but I actually like mine better. So sweet, simple, and a little romantic…just what Cupid called for!.
Jaime from That’s My Letter shows how you can turn scrap wood and a couple of dowels into an adorable personalized jewelry stand. I love the addition of the crystal knob and beads for a timeless and classy look. This would make a wonderful gift for a special little lady in your life!
Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”
While rummaging through her scrap wood pile, Shawna from Dakota Creek Chic found a piece of wood she had previously tested with a gray wash stain. She immediately knew it would be perfect for turning into a chalkboard sign like one she’d spied online. This project was the best kind for Shawna – absolutely free! She says, “This could be useful in so many ways, messages to the mailman, asking guests to use a different door. The possibilities are endless!”
Got some scrap wood and chalkboard paint left over in your garage? Jen from The House of Wood shares a fun little project at Shanty 2 Chic for putting those DIY staples to use! Jen created the cutest little chalkboard tablets that are great for making lists and entertaining the kiddos on car trips. Jen says she also hangs hers by the front door when the kiddos are napping so any visitors will knock instead of ringing the doorbell. Genius! I am just drooling over that aqua-colored chalkboard paint!