Sunday, October 14, 2012

Reusing old wood

First, I have been away for a few days with some awesome girls/ladies from my Church...and I totally and completely unplugged from internet land.
Second...this is what I am making, and look at what I am making it with... 
See? 
It was left outside for maybe 4 years. 
I found it as I was working on our mulched area in the front of our house.


What excite me most is that I am actually working on a project that involves aging wood (my vinegar steel wool stain for aging wood)
...but this wood, next to the aged wood wonna be, looks 10000 times better.

So, since the aging vinegar stain was not exactly what I expected to be (more to come on that), I am now turning to
this aged wood to use in my project.
After I cut the wood to the size I needed, you can see what the original color looked like 
(I mean, it's pine).
See the difference?
I don't know if you can tell how excited I am about this wood, but in case you can't tell...
I am EXCITED!!
This is just a sneak peak of the unfinished project. 
Now I just have to store all our wood scraps outside...so I can use them in a few years :)
I will show you the finished project asap.

Stay Frugal, 

14 comments:

Connie said...

Congratulations on finding this wonderful pile of aged wood.
I can not wait to see your finished project.
I just love your blog!
Have a sweet day, Connie :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Cheyenne said...

Yay for being able to get away! :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with. I love old wood too.

Kelly said...

I am anxious to see what you're building. I love that aged wood you found. It will be perfect, I'm sure!

Decora Adora said...

I love reciclaje
saludos

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Real aged wood is awesome! Can't wait to see what you're building with it. Stopping by from Met Monday.

Organized Island said...

It is good to unplug for a bit isn't it? I have nominated you for a Liebster award Daniela. See today's post at my site for details.

twelve-O-eight said...

I have always wanted to try aging wood, cannot wait to see the reveal!!

xoxo, Tanya

Amy - while wearing heels said...

A few days away enjoying the company of friends...with no internet...sounds amazing! Your old wood, looks perfectly aged. I love it and I can't wait to see what you've created with it. Another cliffhanger :)

Kerry said...

I hope you enjoyed your unplugged time! Can't wait to see your projects!

chateau chic said...

Anxious to see the finished project! I bet you had a great time with your friends and no internet.
Mary Alice

~ Liz ~ said...

I have a bunch of wood sitting outside and it's been power-aging in the sun and rain. It was wood I actually wanted not to stay nice and clean for something, but I didn't get to it in time. Too bad I can't send it your way, then you'd have even more to work with. I am very curious as to what you are making but I have no clue. I'll be waiting for the unveiling!
Liz

Debbiedoo's said...

So nice you had a girls getaway. Those are the best. I had one over the summer that I still day dream about:) Thanks for sharing. I love how your project turned out.

Kathie said...

Love aged wood! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!