Panes of Art Blog
I don't know about your husband, but I do know MY husband and he can't help himself when it comes to keeping excess wood, old 2x4s, and every other size he's used in one project or another; all those left over pieces are sitting somewhere in the yard tree line in a big pile. However, in that pile there are also a few old wooden pallets. My thought was to burn them one of these spring or fall days...until now. There are so many cool ideas for upcycling old wood pallets...and for once...I'm grateful that my husband has some "hoarding" tendencies! ;)
Every spring I plant and tend to my herbs all summer long. I love growing sage, lavendar and rosemary then I cut and bundle my own cleansing smudge sticks. I'm not going to blog about that because I actually have a page here at my website where I've already "talked" about it.
Last year, I cut my herbs and brought them inside to hang and dry. At the time, I wasn't sure WHERE I was going to hang them, so I fashioned them to an overhang in our kitchen. However, THIS year I'm totally going to use that old wooden ladder outside instead! This is a great idea and it's just another piece of "junk" I can get out off the ground and put to good use. It would be gorgeous with a ton of drying flowers hanging, too!
I believe here they screwed one side to the wall and wrapped the other side with chains that from the wall but this could also be suspended from a ceiling on the porch or somewhere inside the barn or house.
Have you ever seen these Pottery Barn Mason Jar Chandeliers before? They are gorgeous and somewhat pricey. Lord knows...I love the "gorgeous" part more than the "pricey" part so here's a great website I found with step-by-step d.i.y. instructions to make one of these beauts for your own home... for a LOT less than Pottery Barn can sell you one for. :)
Click here to find out more: http://theabegreenfamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-mason-jar-light-fixture.html
Finding used items to use as headboards is nothing new. However, some of these ideas are certainly new to me - pillows? Check out this great website where you'll find 20 more ideas for cool headboards. Click here: http://www.furnishburnish.com/diy/20-cool-headboard-alternatives/
I'm always on the lookout for a great shelf idea and one that's inexpensive and creative like this is right up my alley. Personally, I would change, or paint, the brackets but if these match your decor or you tend to fancy them then...by all means...leave them! I'm sure old books can be picked up at any Goodwill or second hand store and if you can't find colors you want then hot glue your favorite colored material to them. For step-by-step instructions click here: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/create-book-shelves-00000000035586/index.html