A SUPER simple reclaimed wood picture display.
It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful, that’s waht makes it differnt and unique from everything else. – Bob Ross
RECLAIMED WOOD LOVE
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If it’s unclear how we feel about salvaged or reclaimed wood, we would love to clear that up right now.
We have used it on many occasions, you can see a few here: Our Salvaged Wood Projects.
This surprisingly simple project gets a lot of comments on our Instagram page so we thought we would share it here.
WHERE TO FIND RECLAIMED WOOD
A question we often get is where to find salvaged wood. Here are some ideas:
- Facebook Marketplace/Craigslist
- Construction areas (with permission)
- Fences (as we did for our walk-in pantry)
- Retailers (pallets)
- Making your own “faux” as we did here
CLEAN WOOD BEFORE USING
First, before bringing the wood inside, you first want to make sure it’s free of critters and mold.
There are a lot of methods for cleaning/treating wood. There is pressure washed, kiln dried, air dried, commercial products, steamer, wire brush, oven-dried (small pieces), sandpaper, etc.
We never want to remove patina to the wood so borax it is. Plus, it’s an inexpensive option.
You can spray the wood 1 tsp of borax, which you can find at your local store or here on Amazon) and 8 oz warm water. Make sure the borax is completely dissolved before spraying it, a regular spray bottle works perfectly, on the wood. Next, we let the sun do the rest. The wood is laid out to dry in the sun for a few days until it’s completely dry.
Borax is chemical-free, does not emit harmful gases, and is significantly safer than commercial “mold-removing” products. Borax has an economically-friendly price and can be used not only as a detergent and all-purpose cleaner, but also as an insecticide – moldblogger.com
Now, you are all set to go on your projects.
WOOD PICTURE DISPLAY
If there is one thing we love as much as salvaged wood it’s simple.
The taller piece of wood we literally just wrapped twine around it half haphazardly. Miniature clothes pins were then added to the pictures.
A photo of Salvage Sister’s Mom pulling a cow tail is a favorite along with some sweet pics of The Mister as a boy.
Yep, this is easy peasy lemon squeezy.
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Mary - the boondocks blog says
Great idea. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!
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Deborah Sommerlot says
Mary, I’m all about the simple 🙂 Thanks for your comment my friend!!