Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weathered Skid to Rustic Box

Well I guess I've been busy as my posts have been sadly lacking lately. First off I must give a big THANK YOU to two fellow bloggers. Suzy at Worthing Court featured ME last week on her blog and did such a wonderful write-up. I'm still beaming from her efforts. You can read the post here as well as peruse some of her personal, frugal, decorating ideas.

Likewise, Tiki at Ribbons, Lace, and Inspiration chose me as a "new" recipient of the Leibster Award. Thank you Tiki!!! She is another fan of frugal decorating who knows how to design on a budget.

So what have I done lately? Well, I've been collecting not METAL as I had been but instead, WOOD. Yes, numerous types of wood. I took a trip down to the river on a gorgeous Sunday last weekend and brought home numerous pieces of drift wood which I'll be turning into art projects of some sort.

The past two days had me trekking through the woods to a spot where somebody dumped some old skids. These skids must have been sun-baking in this spot for quite some time. I love sun-dried tomatoes and I must admit, I now love sun-dried skids! The wood is super for rustic projects such as the one I completed this morning. This project took me about an hour and I'm so pleased with it. It WAS to be an ETSY project for my store but once again, like with other creations I've made for ETSY, I may find it hard to part with. Guess I'll have to make MORE!!!

Here are some of the weathered boards I removed from the skids . . .
. . . my raw materials for this project.

And here is the simple, rustic box after cutting the boards to size and attaching them.

Hmmmm, what about a cool, rusty metal embellishment?

Love it!

Now, let's see . . . how can I display this new box? 

 Ah yes, soaps and wash clothes.

So, here is sits in its new home beside the main bath sink. I jostled some items around to make room for it and am happy to say it will be staying like this for quite awhile. Yep, guess that means this "intended Etsy item" is not For Sale . . . (at least not yet). :-)

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  1. Visiting from Funky Junk. Love how you repurposed the wood and metal. Great look. I'm your newest follower. Come by for a visit!


  2. OK Frugal..another SLAM DUNK...Love it, Love it!!! This elegant, simplistic, utilitarian creation could be used in oh so many way's. I love checking your Site/Blog/Etsy store, for these pleasant surprises. Thanks for making me smile with your "newest" repurposed piece of art :)

  3. love it and rusty adornment!

    barbara jean

  4. Someone after my own heart! What others see as trash better thrown on the burn pile, we see some beautiful potential. Love the look.

  5. I LOVE the box!! I knew from your title I would like your blog. Following back. I now have something to look forward to after work -- checking out your other posts!!!! Have a great day! Pallets are awesome!

    1. "Welcome J's!" Glad to have you guys aboard!

  6. Love the box, fantastic!!
    It could be used many different ways....
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. very nice! Love it was the soaps and cloths.


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