If you're looking for ways to update your home decor, consider using reclaimed wood to create or embellish beautiful items for your home. Reclaimed wood can come from old wooden frames, pallets, flooring, and even antique barn boards. Just about any scrap of wood can be used for a creative DIY project. Here are four terrific ideas for using reclaimed wood in your home decor:
1. Shelving. The possibilities for shelving are endless; you can create thick floating shelves to hold artwork, pottery, books, and similar items in a main living area, or use thinner pieces to make tiered shelves to hold towels or toiletries in a bathroom. Use industrial piping as brackets to create a rustic farmhouse look. You can also create shelves that hang from a ceiling with heavy rope or twine.
2. Artwork. Reclaimed wood can be fashioned to create rustic wooden frames for mirrors, paintings, and other types of wall art. It can be cut into diagonal pieces to create a chevron pattern to cover an accent wall, or can be used in a horizontal design to mimic shiplap, a feature made popular on the HGTV show "Fixer Upper".
3. Outdoor planters. Reclaimed wood is a terrific material for planters for outdoor container gardening, and for situating a decorative tree on a patio or front porch. It can also be used to create raised planting beds to keep critters away from your herbs and flowers.
4. Furniture and small decorative items. Reclaimed wood can be used to build larger furniture like a headboard, a rustic coffee table, or a small desk. On a smaller scale, you can create a wall-hung mail organizer, a bathtub tray, or an address board (with metal numbers) to hang outside by your front door.
For more creative ideas using reclaimed wood, or for assistance in creating any projects using reclaimed wood, please contact:
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale
245 W. Roosevelt Road #69
West Chicago, IL