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Saturday, January 31, 2015

DIY Wine Rack

So I've been pinning diy wine racks for months!!! Again, I used some reclaimed wood scraps. I'd been saving a specific piece just for this. So what ever I made had to work with what I had. I wanted something that was relatively small. And would fit 4 wine glasses. Here goes nothing!!! This is what I came up with! 

This is my cut list! 

I didn't have enough reclaimed wood so I had to use new scraps as well! To give them that old reclaimed look I used this trick it's super easy!!! 
Can you even tell what's old & new?! Not too bad! Right!!

Next you will be making the holes for your wine glasses. I used a 7/16" drill bit. I used a wine glass to get my placement. But my first hole was 2 7/8" from the side and then I did one every 3 1/4"....(my last one also being 2 7/8" from the side!) 
I then cut in to each hole. Any old saw will do! After just sand them down smooth! 

-make sure to drill pilot holes and countersink your screws!

I started by screwing the top shelf to the sides using 1 1/4" wood screws. 

I then screwed the back on using the same 1 1/4" wood screws. And leaving a half inch of clearance from the shelf.  

Next you will be attaching the wood blocks & bottom. I predrilled one hole in the center of each piece. Going all the way through and into the side pieces! Just like in the pic above! Then I used 3" wood screws to attach it all! This is the larger of the pieces! This piece lines up with the back piece not the top shelf!!! So your wine rack rests evenly against the wall! 

You can now screw the front piece on! Same as the back! 
***to give the screw heads a distressed look I dabbed them with some stain!!!

After its all assembled touch up all your edges, screw holes and were you cut for the wine glasses with dark stain!

To mount mine I just predrilled two holes and screwed right into studs in my wall! If you don't have studs were you want it to hang just use some anchors!!! 

Lastly I made a little sign. Just a piece of wood 15 5/8" x 3"
  Stained the same as the wine rack! 
A little swipe of chalkboard paint! 
I got this little Gelly Roll white paint pen from Micheals craft store, and free handed "You be my glass of Wine, I'll be your shot of Whiskey"~Blake Shelton 

 Distressed it a tad...and nailed it above my wine rack! 

I'm not a hundred percent ok with the sign placement...but higher it looked kinda detached & this seems a little low...but I'm sure I'll mess with it more! But I'm happy with how it all came out! Now to stock up on the good stuff!!!! lol 

Hope you liked this one! Xoxo Sherri

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rustic Crayon ToolBox

This was inspired by the gorgeous old toolbox used by Joanna Gaines in an episode of Fixer Upper! 
I can't tell you how many things I've purchased for crayon's kinda ridiculous!!! 
But they are always out!!! So why not put them in something I don't mind looking at!? 
I had some left over reclaimed wood scraps that I wanted to use. And after seeing the episode of Fixer Upper I knew what shape they would take!!! 

^ my happy place!!! :)
I made my measurements to fit the crayons. I wanted them to fit perfectly. Be easly accessible and fit snug. 
I decided to use a fence picket for the bottom. Because of the curve the crayons in the middle will stick up a little higher, making them easier to get too. 

I assembled it the old fashioned way....just a hammer and nails!

These are the measurements. I cut the angle at 21 degrees at 3". (I will do a cut list as well!) 

This is the bottom. Because I used a fence picket and wanted the rounded curve to be centered. I did small cuts on both sides! It's 8 3/4" long by 1 7/8" wide! ** this may vary a bit! I used reclaimed wood that was not all from the same piece, straight  or the same thickness throughout! So I would just make all your other cuts first then measure for your base piece!

                        CUT LIST

           Sides: 8 3/4"L x 3"H x 3/4"
        Ends: 8 3/4"H x 3 1/2"W x 3/4"
     *angle cut at 3" from bottom @ 21         degrees
            Base: 8 3/4"L x 1 7/8"W
            Handle: 8 3/4"L x 3/4"W

Note: I used a random scrap piece of wood as my handle! But if you don't have any scraps that work you can use a dowel or just cut a square piece to fit!

There are tons of options when it comes to finishes!!! I just sanded and sealed mine with some poly. But you can paint, stain...anything your little heart desires! Make it your own!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!!! Xoxo Sherri

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vintage Nightstand Redo

I've had my eye out for something that would work as a nightstand for a while! And the other day driving to home depot there it was!!!! All alone, unloved and sitting on the curb with a free sign!!! I squealed, quickly pulled over to the curb and then flashed that "you know you love me" look at my hubby!... He complained for a second as he got out of the car,  then loaded it for me!!! :D 
It had definitely seen better days!!! It was a hot mess! I wanted a piece to paint, so I didn't care. But boy did it smell good.... :/ 
Every draw has cool old locks!!! 
The entire piece got a good sanding, vacuumed & cleaned!

Then I started on the hardware. It's not all original, but it's all vintage. I love it! I used my Bar Keepers Friend and a nail scrub brush. It's just the right amount of scrubbing power without being crazy abrasive! 
As you can tell it worked well!!!! 

Then I got to painting...I had help! ;)
I wanted to either get some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint..but didn't want to drive 45 min to the nearest dealer. I can make my own...but I don't care for the process! So a trusty old can of flat paint I had laying around was what I chose. It went on easy and I did two coats. 

I took care not to paint any of the locks! 
I then did a quick coat of poly on the entire piece! Inside and out! I had planned on using my favorite matte poly....but ended up going with a satin. 


I'm inlove with this piece!!!! It's one of my favorites! It's exactly what I had envisioned!!! I love taking an old unloved piece of furniture and bringing it back to life! 

Now go forth and find old things!!! ️Xoxo Happy hunting! Sherri 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Custom Chalkboard Wall

Hello all!!!! Happy 2015! 
I don't know about you but I was ready to get the Christmas decor away and start organizing my home! I do it every year...the day after Xmas I'm rearing to go!!! I want to organize every inch of my home!  
We do not have an office space right now, and it drives me crazy. Especially with my little one in calendars, art work... I really needed to create a spot for everything that didn't look messy!!! So to Pinterest I went! And found TONS of great inspiration! I'd remembered seeing a Shanty 2 Chic post a while back where Whitney made use of a tight space by adding a framed chalkboard wall :

This is the size & look I wanted, but I wanted more of a family command center. This is what I came up with!

                 What you will need:

                        1- 1x4x8
                        2- 1x4x6
                     Cuts: sides at 69"
                   Top & bottom at 36"
                    Chalkboard paint 
I found mine at Home Depot...but any craft store should have it! 
I used Varathane wood stain in Ash, also from Home Depot. 
                      Wood screws 
               (or pocket hole screws)

First I drew up a real scale sketch right in the wall! I wanted to "see" how everything would fit! 
  It's hard to see, but it's all sketched out right on the wall. 

This is my layout! I may exchange the Pin Board for a File holder...but I just couldn't find what I was looking for. And this Pin Board from Target was way to cute!!!

I applied 3 coats of chalkboard paint.
 I used a small roller. It went on really smooth! I was pleasantly surprised with the coverage! 

When my paint was dry I seasoned my chalkboard! That's where you just rub chalk all over it and wipe it down. 

I then cut and stained my frame. My frame is 76" high by 36" wide (finished) 

I used my KregJig to assemble my frame. 

Then distressed everything! And screwed the frame right to the wall using 3" screws. 

I used these decorative nail heads to cover my screws & I just love the look!

I found ALL my goods at Target! Some in their dollar bins!

I made the little banner and glued some cute ribbon to my pencil. 

To hold my pencil I bent an old fork, screwed it to the frame and used an old style milk glass. It literally just pops in and out! 

I'm so happy with how this turned out! It made a completely unusable space and gave it a purpose! I've never known what to do with this wall. With the two doors there you really can't put anything this was perfect! 

And Miss Belle is loving that she has a designated space were she CAN draw on the walls! Lol 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to leave comments or ask questions! And don't forget....this is custom - which makes it completely customizable!!! So bring some life to that unusable wall in your home! You won't regret it!