I may be nuts, I may be crazy, but I don’t care. When I spy old worn wood, I can’t help but snatch it up and begin to create in my mind. Do you do that too? This pile o’ goodness is my subject for today’s Trash to Treasure day. Part of this is going to become the reclaimed barn beam bench I’ve had in my brain for YEARS. The other is going to be something fun. Stick around to see because there’s something important I want to share with you. Also, you’ll want to see what my blogger friends have created too! (I’m so excited!)
Yes, this wood is old, it is full of patina, and oh so much potential. The barn beam pieces are actually the remnants from when we added our barn beam mantel to our family room, oh about four years ago. ahem. You can see how we added it as a floating mantel to our stone fireplace in this post, and how I updated it all over HERE.
The time has finally come. Are you ready for a tour of our patio makoever? We are!! First, I want to give a huge shout-out to my hubby and kids. Without them this massive undertaking would not have happened. We’ve poured countless hours outside of our normal workload building and creating a family space we can now all enjoy. Second, I would to thank my sponsors, DFO Home and HomeRight. Their awesome products (see previous post for details) have made this makeover even better than imagined.
Let the tour begin! It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t take you back to where it all started…with the hand-me-down patio set my parents gave me. You can read more on the before here.
Here’s what we started with…
…and the after…
Quite the difference eh? I can’t tell how much more we are using this space now that it’s inviting and family centered.
Yesterday kicked off our first day of The Fall Ideas Tour. I was so pleased to be joined by a wonderful group of ladies that seriously rocked the mantel. Head below to start Day Two of the Tour for fall tablescapes.
So much gorgeousness from my fellow bloggers. Just look at all festive fall fun!
Shirley at Housepitality Designs fall mantel got me drooling with her architectural salvaged piece and her blue and white decor.
Lindsay at My Creative Days created her own DIY mantel for a festive display.
Fall is just around the corner and it’s one of my favorite seasons. For me, living in farm country, it means harvest time! All the wonders of creation performing their grand finale and we get to reap the benefit of such splendor. There’s nothing like a cup of hot cider on a cool fall evening, a hearty pile of pumpkins, or a long hayride with our loved ones. That’s what I envisioned when deciding what to create for this month’s Power Tool Challenge. (there’s all sorts of DIY goodies for you at the bottom of this post!) Here is my treat to you, a fall harvest sign.
For my project, I wanted a rustic harvest sign that would bring back memories and also create them too.
Want to create one of your very own? I’ve got the DIY details for you! Just grab your jigsaw, some scrap or new lumber and let’s get to work.