In December of last year a wind storm blew a good portion of our back fence down. My honey paid our 11 y.o. to pull the boards apart and stack them. As a result, we have a huge stack of old fence boards in the backyard calling my name to do something fabulous with them. Is it demented to be glad your fence blew down so that you can use the old boards for great projects and also get a new fence as a result? Sometimes I think my creative side results in a twisted mind.
For many months I have created projects in my mind with those fence boards, not really having the time to do what I’ve been wanting to.
One day while out in my garage, I notices all the neat coastal themed items I had that were collecting dust on the shelves out there from when our boys had a pirate themed room. The items were actually pretty neat and I hated to just throw them out and didn’t feel ready to donate them. It finally occured to me that the need to re-do the children’s bathroom was the perfect opportunity to use these items.
After collecting a few inspirations from pinterest (my followers probably thought I’d gone coastal lunatic), I recognized a common denominator in coastal decorating.
Do you see it? Yeah! Planked walls.
So I decided to make one.
After digging through my rustic treasure pile, I sanded those boards like crazy and created one.
I asked individual members of the family if I should paint the boards white.
They ALL said no. It was unanimous.
We love the rustic, coastal charm they contribute to the feel of the room.
(regular followers might recognize my shopping bag turned art
I think we’re getting somewhere.
I’m not finished yet. Come on back!
To read about the shopping bag art click HERE.
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