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November 27, 2012

Today's repurposing post involves a trip to the wood shed . . . . . 

Birch tree limbs are ideal for make
furniture and lamp stands.

Got a knife?  Whittle your own plant stakes.

Building supply and hardware stores sell shims for as little as a
quarter each.  They make wonderful supplies for art projects.

Brunch at Saks
Create your own woodlands base for a rustic centerpiece.
Snip dead shrubbery branches, glue to a glass or plastic
container, fill with stones and a candle or moss and a plant.  

One of the most ingenious repurposing (and
awesome Christmas gift) ideas is Sprout:

Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside!  When it's too short
to use, it can be planted to grow herbs and flowers:

This particular pencil will grow up to be a radish. Other seed
pencil varieties include basil, cilantro, dill, green pepper,
morning glory, marigold, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme,
and tomato.  Now, that's a pencil worth chewing on.

Never, ever, ever, ever throw away an
old window or cabinet frame.  Never!

Aren't these shadow box end tables amazing?
And look what cute chalk boards they make, too:

Reclaimed wood is one of the most plentiful
and economical materials for repurposing:
Chic Cham
How darling is this primitive bedside table?

79 ideas
This charming rustic bench was built
using reclaimed barn wood.  

The Social Home
Wood scraps can be used to make handy
household product carriers and organizers.

desde my ventana
Left in its natural state, reclaimed wood adds a
charming touch to the most sophisticated kitchen.

The next time you drive by a pile of discarded wood, consider asking
the owner if they mind if you help yourself to a few pieces.
Then get out your hammer and nails and get creative!


  1. Have you seen my new table? Made by old barn wall... :D

  2. Wow! Beautiful ideas! Love the twig candle holders, I must try this. Thank you for sharing! xx