Monday, July 25, 2016

Upcycling Wood Scraps

My husband is great at making stuff out of wood, we have loft beds, book shelves, a printer cart, and we had a playhouse (til those rotten kids grew up on us) to prove it. That means there is usually scrap wood in the garage...carefully sorted and stored, of course. He's the total opposite of me when creating, he's one of those neat n tidy folks, but I'll try not to hold it against him lol.



The point is, I see this cool bin of wood everyday and think, I should do something with that. Luckily, hubby is a sharer and lets me have whatever I want when I get the urge to make stuff. So I took some cut pieces of 2x4s and painted them with my cool new Dylusions Paint (hint, the pink can stain even after you clean it up).



Then I doodled some words and leaves and flowers (and colored with chalk markers) and this is how they ended up.



I chose words I actually need to be reminded of and colors I like and made some home decor. I consider them a success because the daughter asked for one for her future apartment. I told her she could make her own, but she's not 100% sure she can pull it off. I think anyone can. And if you don't like your handwriting, you can always use stickers to spell out your words. 



Happy Monday!
Chark