Showing posts with label barn wood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label barn wood. Show all posts

Apr 1, 2015

BARN LUMBER CORNER FENCE #1

My barn wood corner fence:
Fall 2013

So here is a cute idea to make if you have some old barn lumber, or any old lumber for that matter, laying around.

2013
We live out in the country and driveway vears off from a secondary street to a patchy half gravel and half concrete strip.  And down at the end of that there was really no eye catching anything to get attention, just big old space.

2013
 So I had the idea to take some of our old barn lumber and sketch out a make do corner fence at each side of the drive.  

And thankfully my husband figured out what I'd drew, made them and put them up.
Built in 2013

Here it was the first year after planting some pretties.  
They were barely growing in, but you can see some coming up.

Summer 2013, I think
Here it is the 2nd year:
Fall 2013
And here it was last year.
The hanging basket lent color until the big perennials grew in.
Spring 2014 My husband putting up the hanging basket for me

That is my doggie, Princess, trying to get cool by the new soil I had just put down.
 And here is the fence on the other side of the driveway:
Spring 2014, other side
Fall 2013
 They were simple pink morning glories that took off beautifully and kept going way into fall.


See, I get to walk through these everyday down on my way to check the mailbox.

I had to wait a bit on the right side one to be finished because we were short a wide enough board for the last corner. But we finally found one!

And I had to add this photo from February 2015. Look how beautiful!

One thing is for sure, it gives you a cute focal point in places that are bare.
And they are very easy to decorate in all occasions.

Summer time is my favorite though.
Just let all the flowers kinda take over like this:



This is my first link up to for fences and I have linked up this post with:

Mar 30, 2015

Barn Wood Shelves and Cabinets


I love the look of old timey shelves and cabinets in my craft booth and in my home.

 
The little one above is a very versatile piece. It is small enough you can move it easily and tuck it here and there without needing much room.

Here's another photo to show you more of about what size it really is, since I don't have the measurements laying around. 



It's over in the left hand corner.


It is just the perfect size for little things in my craft booth.
And best of all, it was free!

Yep, free! That is after my husband made it for me based on a drawing that I free handed.
This old barn lumber came from a man that traded some to my husband if he would make him a kitchen cabinet out of it.  (I have a photo of it somewhere.) So he did. And in turn, we got a free load of old barn lumber.
Awesome right?

My husband also made a few more larger ones for me to use as display shelves. 

Here is a few more pics of them at various angles.



and here you can kinda see a few of them at once:

If you look close at the photo below, you can see the easy upside down  "V" cut that is super easy and looks so prim!

 They are deep enough that they can hold a lot of craft items and goodies!

And oh yea, I had better not forget to include a photo of the faux fireplace frame also made out of this old barn wood.


It's nothing fancy at all but it helps tie in all the wood around my craft booth.
I helped my husband just piece together a few of the old 4x4 barn lumber pieces as legs. He used a  a flat wall board as the backing between the two legs. 
And just picked a wider, thicker piece for the top.
It's cute as ever!

Do you see the black board on the front of it?


I made that out of a plain 1x2 piece of pine. Painted it and added some nails as hooks
so that I could hang stockings and such.

I just love decorating it in my booth at Christmas time!



This is the last one we have tried so far. I love the style. It is a 2 piece.


Do you have any barn wood cabinets in your home or craft booths?

Happy Crafting & See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

Oct 21, 2013

Old Crow Primitive Toolbox


These old looking toolboxes are a hot seller in my Peddlers Mall booth. Usually as soon as I make one, the tend to sale within 2-3 days.

I display them in ways to show how they are actually useful. Usually I tuck a handful of Country Sampler magazines in them. But for some of the cuter ones I've made, I tucked hand towels in them in the gingham pattern. A cute addition to a country kitchen, I thought. And you could also stash away some vintage kitchen utensils in these.

Anyways, I love making these little old looking toolboxes.  Keep in mind that I do not go by exact measurements on these. I just kind of wing it when cutting the boards. I think it gives a more prim look anyways.

And I almost always finish them off by stenciling on some type of design. For this one I chose the old black crow and black stars theme.

And here it is sitting beside a tobacco stick, tabletop tree with matching yellow pip berries:


Happy Crafting Ya'll!




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Primitive Barnwood Tool Box