Weekend warriors - 5 upcycled wood projects
Our new energy has inspired us to look for crafty ways to update our home environment using free or inexpensive raw materials. Upcycling (or recycling and repurposing) is a great way to give new life to old items and keep useful materials out of landfills. Last year we elected to remove a portion of privacy fencing and this spring another two sections of our 6 foot fence collapsed due to rot. Rather than haul all the weathered boards to the dump we have found an array of uses for the material.
Recently, I was invited to share one of those projects, a hand painted headboard, with the readers of the blog I'm Feeling Crafty. Head over there to read my step-by-step account of constructing, painting, and installing the headboard. While you are there take a look around. Louise has some really creative and do-able ideas for personalizing gifts, home decor, and party crafts. I may borrow some of the ideas from this Woodsy themed Baptism for my sister's baby shower next month.
Hand Painted Headboard (above)
After putting together the instructions for the headboard I decided the other projects deserved their own moment in the spotlight. All of these projects were pretty straight forward. Some required a bit of additional material but in general "upcycling" the boards allowed us to add some really great new items to our home and garden at very little expense.
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