Never did I imagine that a piece of scrap wood would bring so much excitement out of me.
Diamonds, definitely. Makeup, of course. A shopping spree- YES! (The hubby better be reading this...)
But scrap wood???
I blame Pinterest.
Anytime I see scrap wood laying around our garage, I immediately think of a free or almost free DIY.
If you really think about it, they're not completely free since the wood was obviously purchased at some point, so it's more like getting more projects out of the same material, I guess.
Either way, it makes me one happy gal!
These 2 DIY PHOTO DISPLAYS I MADE OUT OF SCRAP WOOD are the perfect example of what can be created out of the wood scraps normal people just throw away (oh, you simpletons).
My hallway was desperately lacking some life and I really love displaying pictures of friends and family but I wanted to display them in a more creative way than just hanging up picture frames and calling it a day.
When I found two pieces of wood in our garage I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the pictures! And so I created two different but very creative ways to display all my pictures!
Isn't that image so Pin-worthy? Go ahead, Pin. You know you want to!
This was the first photo display I made by simply staining some wood and painting it with a bit of gray paint while the stain was still wet so it would blend together. This was also my very first attempt at making wood look distressed..it didn't come out exactly the way I wanted to but I still love it!
I love how hanging the frames directly on the wood as oppose to on the wall creates more interest and makes it one piece, thus creating a less cluttered look.
For this one, I painted the edges blue to add a nice pop of color for Spring and Summer! I HAVE to have my color!
The second one I made, which also happens to be my favorite is this one:
I think I did a much better job at distressing this time around! I also opted for a gray wash which I've been wanting to try that for such a loooong time!
The only thing purchased for this one were the small binder clips I found in the "Spare Parts" isle at Hobby Lobby.
I really had so much fun making this one! AND it's easy, too!
1. Sand your piece of wood.
2. Stain your wood (I stained mine with Minwax Dark Walnut- one coat)
3. After the stain is completely dry, mix 1 to 1 parts of your paint (white or gray) and water and apply with a cloth. Wipe off the excess paint before it dries! Sand off some areas to reveal the stain and voila!
4. Glue your small binder clips and allow to dry before adding your photos.
Easy peasy, my friends. Easy peasy.
You know I would never give you a hard, long, 55 steps kind of project.
Because quite frankly, aint nobody got time fo dat!
I love the exposed look of the wood in certain areas accomplished by sanding!
And of course what makes me smile when passing by my photo displays in the hallway are these little cutie pies and friendly faces!
Do you love scrap wood as much as I do? What are your favorite projects created out of scrap wood? Are you annoyed at the times this post contained the words "scrap wood"?
More FUN & EASY projects for your enjoyment!
DIY Fridge Coasters
DIY Towel Hooks
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
DIY Roped Candle Holders
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