If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I love repurposing things. You’ve probably seen pictures of the “treasure” stashes that are behind our house… where no one else can see them, but where I can walk out at any time and envision what they will become one day.
But I want you to know that I actually DO work with some of my “treasure finds,” rather than simply collect them, so I thought I’d show you a few pieces today to actually prove it.
This is a golden oak cabinet door that I picked up at one of my “junk stores.”
I chalk painted it yellow, then blue. I sanded away some of the blue paint to reveal some of the yellow, then spattered it with white paint. I found some HOT and COLD water handles at an antique store, and used those as “hooks,” utilizing the original window hinges in the hanging process. This piece hangs in the bathroom next to my office.
In the same bathroom, I used the bottom of an antique chair as a towel holder. (I think I may have shown this one to you before though.)
I bought a vintage door that someone else had already put a chalkboard in… (so cute, and saved me work!)…. and I had that installed as the door to my office. Okay, I can’t take credit for that… except for the find and the call to the contractor.
See the old redwood planks that are in the first photograph? Those were taken from a hundred-year-old barn. Some of the pieces were splitting because of their age and exposure to the elements, so I utilized the natural splits to get a piece of wood the size I wanted it (although I did have to saw one end of it) and made a sign for Rick to celebrate the completion of his first year of Streak Running. (Run, Rick, Run.)
It hangs over a doorway he walks through on his way out to run every day.
Right now I am working on a desk. I’ll show you pictures of that later… before and after are much more interesting!
If you are interested in D.I.Y. projects, I have some fun projects on my Pinterest Boards! I would LOVE to see what you have done in this area! Please share via Facebook, email, or Pinterest!