Friday, February 26, 2016

Three Spring Mantles

I'm itching for Spring so the spring mantle is up! Here are my last three Spring mantles, maybe you will find some inspiration! They all are mostly thrift store decor! Which is your favorite? 




Have a great weekend!

PS - Instagram is my favorite social media lately, you can find me as RockinRedesigns_Selina 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Junk creations

One of the things I love to do is create with junk. I've made lots of different things and you can see most of them here on the blog. It's hard to not just discouraged from creating junk projects though because they do not sell for me locally, they never have.  I am sharing 4 butterflies and dragonflies I made from various pieces of junk and scrap wood, 100% repurposed.

When possible I use screws to attach the junk, other times I have to use a combination of glue and wire.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wood Windows

One of the bloggers I first admired and learned a ton from was Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence. Her painted wood projects were to die for and I knew I had to try my hand at making a version of wood windows. I've made 5 or 6 now, and they do get easier each time. Smashing the glass and scraping the old glaze is my least favorite part. Cutting and placing the wood is like working a giant puzzle which is fun.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Barnwood Hearts

I had a limited supply of this great wood and I was looking for a new heart project where I could use hinges. I hinged some hearts together when I made my scrap metal hearts and I loved the way they turned out.  So I printed a heart template and dusted off the saw.

Yes, I only have one picture and limited words, but my goal is to get projects off my computer to share to hopefully inspire.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Before and After-the 70s

I found this big whatchamacallit at Goodwill and my boys thought I was crazy when I hauled it to the register for $3.99. This is from children who are use to their mother stopping abruptly and throwing curbside finds in the van, lol! First I was thinking two projects, but I knew that little bird cage plant holder had potential.

So I took it all apart and added rustic painted pallet wood for the backing. I removed the lovely flowers and spray painted the frame and the metal piece and distressed it a little.

This was a project for me to sell so I opted for no flowers, bows or embellishments.  It turned out exactly like the image that popped in my head when I spotted it at Goodwill!