Most of my creations are generally out of need. I think of what I want, then find a way to make it.
But this round, I had no idea what I was about to make.
In fact, I still don’t really know what it is!
Other than a reclaimed wood branch shelf of course.
The shelf started with two reclaimed wood fence panels. After power washing and sanding, they were cut to size.
Then they were laid side by side with an off centre 10″ Route 66 stencil design.
And since I had no idea what I was making, I went through several thousand drafts after this too. I mean, two planks of wood can be anything!
So my apologies for not having more instructions. I’m trying to come up with a bunch of projects for The Olde Farmhouse market, and I’ve yet to land one that’s a clear win geared for mass production.
So, it’s one of a kind, one at a time creations until I find ‘the one’.
Everything was screwed together, with rusty hinges holding the two back panels together.
Junky, rusty, just my style!
And I still have no idea what it is.
But one thing became obvious really fast… are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Well now THAT works! 🙂
Toilet paper storage, rustic style.
But take a good look at the cabinet… can you spot all the oddities in the wood?
Even the top has a sky light knot hole!
I think that’s what I love most about building reclaimed wood projects. Finding the perfect piece of old wood.
So… what else can this little rustic shelf be?
How about a paint or DIY caddy of sorts? Kinda makes having a few easy to grab supplies enticing to use, don’t you think?
Or a note taking shelf by the phone.
As you can clearly see, I went through several hundred staging ideas.
But, I have to admit, one idea out more than the rest…
Now I want this handy little helper in my kitchen!
With a coffee stencil next time!
And knowing me, realizing it would ultimately become something else anyway. 🙂
What would you use this rustic little shelf for?