Monday, January 28, 2013

Fleur-de-lis Wooden Trivet

You know it's a good day for me, 
when I get the chance to go outside and work on a few wooden projects!
I absolutely love to build and create useful and cute things...understanding that both useful and cute are very personal statements.

This time I wanted to build a wooden trivet, perfect size for a pot or pan.
As usual, I got searching in my scrap wood pile for wooden scraps of similar thickness.
I made a few cuts enough for three trivets.

I glued the top planks to the bottom "feet", then used finishing nails to make it stronger.
(building instructions here)
I printed out a  fleur-de-lis,
and cut it out with an exact knife.
For this project I used a high heat spray paint (same that I used when I made this larger trivet/centerpiece)


Remember that sanding the edges is very important to prevent splinters, 

and to give it a "rustic feel", distress more on top.


I distressed mainly the edges on the other two...can always do more.

Aren't those pretty?
One trivet has been added to my 
custom wedding gift basket.

Stay Frugal,

28 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Really, really cute, Dani. You did a great job on those- xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman said...

They're great Daniela!
You come up with the most amazing projects!
XXX

Art and Sand said...

so simple...so cute

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Cara Daniela,
Sono molto belle le sottopentole! Divertente vedere i diversi grani di legno... Great idea for using the fleur de lys and liquid nails is super for using.
Hats off to you; great job.
Hugs,
Mariette

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute!!

Kerry said...

Yes, they are pretty! Are you putting them in your Etsy shop too?

Jen said...

Daniela, Love your trivets! You are making me want to go out and see if we have any scrap wood. Hope you are having a good day. ~Jen

Rita said...

i love your trivets Daniela. and love the distressed look. great job!
rita

Tammy Henderson said...

Love your trivets! Looks great!

twelveOeight said...

I absolutely love these!!! Black, distressed, and with a French motif, I am in love :)

xo, Tanya

Revi said...

Another simple, high-style, totally YOU project! They look great. :)
-Revi

Lindsay Niles said...

Those are quite adorable!

I think they'd look awesome in a two toned color scheme as well - but seeing the natural wood underneath really is lovely.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Absolutely love these! The only outside project I had today was shoveling snow out of my driveway :/
Have a great week :)

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

You are putting together the most thoughtful gift ever. The trivets look beautiful. I was almost relieved to see you didn't paint that fleur-de-le completely free hand. Glad you had to use some sort of stencil...makes me feel like I might actually be able to do this myself :)

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

This is just perfect, I love how the natural wood comes through, and distressed to perfection! Great project!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Awesome! looks like fun - I'm ready for spring.

Leslie Harris said...

The best thing about your posts Daniela is that they're so inspiring. You come up with the most creative ideas and I think, "hey, I could do that!" That's why I love visiting here.
Leslie (aka gwen moss)

a house full of vintage said...

This turned out beautiful. What a great idea for all the scrap wood everybody usually has sitting around!

Laurie said...

beautiful, I love they way you create with all things,

~ Liz ~ said...

That's going to be the most creative and meaningful wedding gift! You are so thoughtful. A trivet is always needed. This could be done in so many different styles. Nice inspiration, Dani!
Liz

Jamie -Better With Age said...

These look great! The distressing did wonders! Have a great week ;)

Kelly said...

Those turned out great! I love that you added one to your wedding gift basket too. Such a great gift to go with those towels. You are so crafty!

must love junk said...

Love these! You're so good ;)
Susan

Wendy said...

They turned out gorgeous!!! Don't you love working on something and the end result is awesome?! :)

Cristina Garay said...

Awesome project! The Fleur-de-lis is the icing on the cake! Love it!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

what an awesome idea to use some of that pallet wood I have sitting in the back of my basement! love it!
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lynn cockrell said...

You did a beautiful job on these. I have a weakness for anything French, so the Fleur de Lis is right up my alley!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your trivets they are so sweet!