You know my passion for hunting junk and treasures, so what would you think if I tell you I found an endless supply of scrap wood? Yay!! One day I was driving to buy some batting and foam to upholster my stool, and I changed the route to get there. Getting bored of always taking the same road to go to certain places is not new for me, you can read another story about it here and how I ended up finding something unexpected on my way…
Well, back to the day I needed to buy my supplies. While I was driving an explorer feeling took charge of me and I thought I could be smart enough to find the industrial warehouse even if I changed the route, so there I went. On my defense I have to say it was not a mall, it was a huge industrial estate! After having seen the same shops three times, I admitted to myself I was lost. Even the girls told me: “mom, I think we have seen this before”… Okay, no worries, it couldn’t be so difficult to get out as it was really simple to get in.
I decided to follow only the big avenues so they would lead me probably to the highway or somewhere I could recognize, and suddenly I saw it. It was like a vision! A big dumpster loaded with wood! It was outside a carpentry and they threw there all their wood scraps. Thankfully my boot was empty so I loaded it with lots of different sizes and perfectly cut wood scraps.
As always, I was so excited about it I didn’t remember taking pictures of that moment, but the small ones looked like this.
When I finished I got into the car, took a piece of paper and draw a map to be able to find it again! I’ve visited frequently my favorite wood “shop”, and I’ve made several things with them.
The first thing I did were these three pictures for my updated hallway. I love how they look on that long wall, and the process can’t be simpler.
I took some plywood I had at home and cut it to the size of a plain sheet of paper. Then I glued three pretty prints I had and varnished them. If you want you can have a look at the decoupage technique I used.
Finally, I glued the plywood to the piece of scrap wood, added an eyelet screw at the back and hung it, that simple!
The picture is straight but my hallway is so narrow I couldn’t take a proper picture.
I didn’t remember to take a picture the day I hung them, so I did it yesterday. And yes, as you can see my hallway needs repainting at least the four bottom lines… to much traffic there, specially kids!!
This is the kind of projects I love more, decor on a budget! Or should I say decor for free?
And if you want to see a diversity of projects and crafts you can have a look here.
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