A few months ago I posted some wooden wall art panels with a unique abalone effect that I discovered by mistake. This post has become one of my most popular posts because it was so unique. I had so many compliments on this wall art but I also got a few comments saying that it looks too hard. While I personally found them easy to make the process is very time-consuming. Today I will share how I cut my work time in half by using a gouge ball to create this Shou sugi ban wall art. Continue Reading →
This project was one of those pleasant surprises you get when you cut corners and it pays off. I had this idea in my head that I wanted to learn how to carve into wood. I am always trying to learn new skills and this one was next on my list. The idea I had was to keep it simple at first and just carve wavy grooves into my wood. It was my laziness that resulted in this snakeskin-effect Shou sugi ban. Continue Reading →
A few months ago, I made this wall hanging and the feedback was amazing. It is one of my most popular projects and everyone wanted to know what I used to add the colours. In this post, I will share how I coloured the Shou sugi ban and what products I used. Continue Reading →
Recently, I tried a new technique called Shou Sugi Ban (Japanese wood-burning) and I have to admit I am totally addicted to the look. My Idea for this project was to combine Shou sugi ban and a barn quilt. This unique wall hanging will look great on any wall and can be coloured to suit your home decor. Continue Reading →
I have recently discovered Shou sugi ban, and I must admit I am totally loving the look. For this project, I wanted to use Unicorn spit to add some colour to the wood. I only used a green stain for this project but with the Shou sugi ban burning I ended up with so many cool colours. Continue Reading →
I spotted this method on Pinterest awhile back and was so taken with the results I just had to have a try. To keep it simple I chose to do a Shou Sugi Ban picture frame as my first project. I have a bad habit of diving in feet first and biting off more than I can chew, so I kept it simple. Continue Reading →
This week’s post is our next challenge for our international blogger group. This month’s challenge was “Hang her up” which is down to interpretation, so I made 3D wooden wall art using a 4×4 fencing post. This was a fairly straightforward project, but the results are mind-blowing “literally”. I sit and look at it at times and the design messes with your eyes. More about IBC is at the bottom of this post. Continue Reading →
A new year and lots of new exciting challenges for our international blogger’s group. Our first challenge this year is the “Pallet parade”. The challenge is to create something using pallets. More about IBC is at the bottom of this post. With Valentine’s day just around the corner, I wanted to create a pallet wood heart and I used the scraps to make some wooden robots to make a cute wall hanging. Continue Reading →
This weeks project is a cement grim reaper that has been cast using cement and an old towel. I chose the grim reaper because Halloween is just around the corner and people will be looking for new Halloween Decor. Continue Reading →
Recently, I have been making projects from scrap wood to try and reduce my scrap woodpile. For this project, I wanted to try and use some of the smaller wood scraps to decorate a mirror frame. Continue Reading →
I have recently discovered Shou sugi Ban and I must be honest and say I am totally addicted. I have so many ideas flying around in my head for projects I want to make. The idea for this project was to create a multi-coloured Shou Sugi Ban wall hanging to go under my pergola. Continue Reading →
I was at my Sisters house one day when I spotted a piece of wood under her carport. It was in pretty bad shape but it looked so interesting I want to see if I could make something out of it. My first thought was a wooden sign but we all do that with a nice piece of wood. I wanted something different. I decided on a wooden suncatcher, I had this idea in my head to drill holes in the wood and fill them with coloured epoxy resin.Continue Reading →
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