Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reclaimed Wood DIY

I love the rustic look of weathered wood and I'm always looking for scraps to use
for some project.  A friend had some old fence panels in her garden shed that had just been
there for years and she just hadn't gotten around to throwing them away.

I asked if I could have a couple to play with and a new project was born.
I had 2 panels to work with, each 6 foot long.  
They were in great condition with gorgeous grey coloring.

I decided that I wanted to use them for a backdrop for some photos.
I started gathering the few tools I would need, and of course the battery to the saw was missing.

Successful search and soon my wood was cut into 6 clean pieces.

I few years ago my husband surprised me with a great set of various size nail and staple guns.
For this particular project I only needed the small staple gun and the small air compressor.
I used a scrap piece of craft wood to attach all my pieces together.

You can probably tell I love a powertool.
My husband always says the best thing about old age is that we can afford
more tools to play with, a man after my heart, lol.

My little panel is finished.  So quick and easy.

My photo turned out adorable and I have the backdrop for more photos in the future.

Thanks for spending time with me today.
Have a fantastic rest of the day.



  1. Impressed with your power tool skills Angel! Great little reclaimed wood back drop. Would make cute little signs too *hint* *hint*
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  2. That backdrop turned out gorgeous, bright & lightweight. But I'm still intimidated by the circular saw. Too many sharp warnings from my mom to quit playing around the power tools in the garage, I guess.

  3. Hi. I found you on the God's Growing Garden site for the linky climb. Follow me? :)

  4. I need to learn how to use power tools! Your bunnies are sooo adorable, and what a great vignette you have created!

  5. What an amazing idea! I always figured I couldn't have that look because I didn't have a fence. I never even would have thought of doing something like this.

  6. Wow - I love it! - You are an "Angel" of all trades!

  7. those a re cute i have neighbor who going to do me xmas stuff i suppy the wood

  8. Love the look of rustic wood!! What a perfect backdrop for your cute bunny shot :)

  9. Very nice! I would probably paint the wood, but that's just because I'm not a fan of the weather-beaten wood look. (I know, it's popular, but it never appealed to me for some reason.)

  10. It's quite impressive to see the fence that you made.

  11. What a unique and resourceful idea! Love it!

  12. Cute and rustic. Just what I like. Wish I was so crafty.

  13. These are so cute! You are very talented!

  14. Wow! Those look very impressive! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love rustic wood. It adds a unique aspect to our home.

  16. The backdrop turned out so nice.Very cute.

  17. The backdrop turned out so nice.Very cute.

  18. I like to re-use and recycle, so this one is up my alley. Thanks for the post.