Friday, November 21, 2014

Cutting Board Repurposed into Ipad Stand

When I ran across two cutting boards at a thrift store recently, Susan came to mind.
Susan from Homeroad.
She has a fun blog with a ton of great inspiration.
This project is a copycat.
It is an Ipad stand made from a cutting board and a Scrabble game tile holder.
You have to check Susans versions out here. I just love them.

Here's the before


I started out by sanding the cutting boards really well to remove most of the cut marks from them.


Then cut pieces of scrap wood to make stands and glued them onto the back of each cutting board 
with wood glue and glued the Scrabble tile holders onto the fronts.
I also nailed the pieces on, with a nail gun and small nails, to make sure they would be secure.
I filled in the nail holes with wood filler and sanded them again.


Then I painted them with a couple coats of white paint and lightly distressed the edges.


That's it.


These went to the vintage market with us a couple weeks ago and one of them sold, 
which is why I do not have a picture of it completed.
If you want to check out the booth we had there, click here.
You can see some of the other repurposed projects we made for the booth here and here.


I have been thinking about adding a graphic to this one to make it more fun,
what do you think?

I don't have an Ipad yet, but I can see where this would be super handy to look at a recipe while cooking.
I still lug my laptop onto the dining table and run back and forth to check the recipe.


Have a great day!

'til next time,
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Old Porch Post Repurposed into Coat Rack

Last year, while visiting my parents, I noticed that they had a few salvaged porch posts in their barn.
I immediately had a vision for one of them, but it took me a while to act on it.
I pictured it with iron shelf brackets added to the bottom, so that it would stand upright
and iron hooks added to the top to create a coat rack.
I also pictured the coat rack being painted white.
The vintage market that we did earlier this month had a shabby white, turquoise and pink theme to it 
and this coat rack that I had been thinking about for quite some time was going to fit our theme perfectly!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vintage Jello Tins and Molding Candle Holder

I'm still working on getting unpacked and organized from the Vintage Market that my mom
 and I shared a booth at this past Saturday.
It was such a beautiful day and a lot of people came out to enjoy it and do some shopping.
We were super busy all day and very thankful for each person who took time to browse our booth.
Click here to see our booth.
We worked on numerous projects to get ready for the market and this is one of them.
It is a candle holder made from a piece of salvaged wood molding and vintage jello tins.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cabinet Door Repurposed into Mason Jar Wall Vase

During a recent trip to a thrift store,
I picked up 4 matching cabinet doors.
 
I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with them at first.
I was thinking I would make a sign of some sort,
but because of how small the middle portion of the doors are
 I decided to turn them into wall vases.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Handmade Ruffled Drop Cloth Wreath

A few weeks back I was sent a picture of a beautiful wreath
with a note asking if I could make something like it.
 
After thinking about the wreath for a few days, I came up with an idea.
I could recreate something similar using fabric from a drop cloth and an embroidery hoop.
 
This is the wreath I came up with.
 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scrap Wood turned into Fall Yard Signs

It's that season
 
FALL
 
You know what that means.
Cooler temps, leaves turning brilliant colors, fires crackling inside and outside,
 pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin desserts and fall festivals every weekend.
 
 
There is a hugely attended Harvest Day Festival this Saturday in Inman, SC.
It just happens to be the town where the antique store is located that I have a booth in.
 
I have been working on stocking up my space and making a few things to sell outside at the festival.
 
I've been wanting to make some fall signs and finally got around to it.
I used some of our scrap fence boards to make a few signs this week.
 
 
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Handmade Fall Drop Cloth Pumpkins

With so many fall festivals, vintage markets and craft shows coming up
 I've been busy making fall decor pieces.
 
I wanted to share these cute drop cloth pumpkins and how I made them.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How to make Your Own Cotton Boll Branch Wreath

I'm in love with the cotton boll branches that you see often in home decor right now.
Not to mention how pretty fields of cotton are.
 
I decided to make a wreath using cotton for the Fall show I'm doing this Saturday.