A reclaimed wood branch shelf
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 stencil.
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 this round. 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’.
The reclaimed wood board were screwed together, with rusty hinges holding the two back panels together with a branch to hang something.
Junky, rusty, just my style!
And I still have no idea what it is. LOL
But one thing became obvious really fast… are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Toilet paper holder
Well now THAT works! 🙂
Toilet paper storage, rustic style.
But take a good look at the rustic cabinet… can you spot all the oddities in the wood?
Even the top has a sky light knot hole!
The branch dowel worked amazing to hang toilet paper! Easy to change out too!
There is nothing like a live edge or oddities to make a rustic piece special!
So… what else can this little rustic shelf be?
Paint caddy shelf
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.
Craft room shelf
As you can clearly see, I went through several hundred staging ideas.
But, I have to admit, one idea out more than the rest…
Coffee station shelf
Coffee always wins, doesn’t it?
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?
Some other quirky shelves that may interest you…
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(the Route 66 stencil is no longer in production)