I couldn’t resist the opportunity to write a post that I got to title with “11.11.11″!
Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone. While you’re thinking about it, go grab your phone or log on to Facebook and thank a veteran you know for their service.
Now, if one of the veterans in your life delights in saving money, make them smile by decorating your home with one of these charming recycling art pieces. I found these online and while I would love to make them immediately, we are (1) not currently in possession of any rustic old window frames, and (2) out of pallets. ;)
Hopefully, you guys aren’t too sick of my obsession with pallets yet. But c’mon, how cute is this room divider?
The only hesitation I have is wondering how stable something like that really would be since it is surely extremely heavy. But with a crafty husband, I suppose we could find some way to secure it so that it couldn’t fall. The other problem would be finding pallets that had that nice light brown color and were in great shape, too. But once those problems are solved, it doesn’t look difficult to put together. Buy a couple of metal hinges from Home Depot and you’re ready to go! ;)
You can click here for the original link but I couldn’t find any directions there. I’m thinking we’d have to wing it if we wanted to try this one!
The second inspiring piece is a picture frame idea that I stumbled upon yesterday.
I’ve actually got a whole stack of 4×6 black and white photo prints of close up flower shots that would look fantastic here! I’m thinking that I could scour the net (Craigslist, maybe?) for old french doors.
OR, I could buy a new pane at Home Depot (with or without the glass), stain the wood a dark color, then paint it white. Hubby has a tool in the garage that looks like a cheese-grater for wood that would scrape chunks of the white paint off nicely.
Surely, readers, if this project ever comes to fruition, you will be the first to see how it turned out.
Again, happy Veteran’s Day to all of you and a happy weekend as well!