One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, right?
Obviously from our site, we are rather fond of salvaged wood.
It is, generally, a low cost or FREE resource.
In the short time we have been in our fixer up home, we have done several salvaged wood projects….here are 6 of them.
1) This project is the simplest of them all. We placed these two wood pieces in the corner of the living room. We added the gate brackets to one piece. The other piece just has some twine wrapped around it. Mini clothes pins, like THESE, are used to hang the photos. EASY PEASY! (aff link)
2) Our gas insert for the fireplace was not very pretty. After painting the gold trim black, The Mister, added three pieces of salvaged wood to frame it. We still may change it up, but for now this was a free way to improve the look of this fireplace.
Did you notice some other changes to this area? You can read more about what we did HERE.
3) When our backyard fence blew down, The Mister decided it would make perfect shelving for the pantry we were building…BOOM! Now it reminds us of an old country store. You can see more of this post HERE.
4) One of our top blog posts is this salvaged wood project. The Mister built a beautiful frame around a Goodwill mirror. The full tutorial is HERE.
6) Finally, The Mister made Christmas special with this beauty! Some old and new pieces of wood created this beautiful bench.
Now if you love the look of salvaged wood but aren’t sure where to find some, here are some ideas:
- Keep an eye out in your neighborhood. Does your neighborhood have a bulk trash pickup? Did your neighbors fence blow down?
- Ask a fence company what they do with the wood from a repair.
- Make a call out on your social media….”Looking for worn wood.”
- Look out for old barns and buildings. Of course, never trespass or take materials that don’t belong to you.
- Pallets or shipping crates can often be used as well.
We would love to know what you do or are going to do with your salvaged wood. Leave us a comment on your past, current, or future project.
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