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Wooden Gecko Wall Art

I have been wanting to do this project for a long time now, but I have been struggling to find a piece of wood large enough. In my head, I imagined a large wooden gecko looking like it was climbing up the wall of my house. If you follow my blog you will also know I am mad about Shou Sugi Ban. And yes, you got it, the finish was going to be Shou sugi ban.

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DIY Outdoor Bar Table

This project was a request from my Son. He asked if I would be able to make him an outdoor bar table for his entertainment area at home. He is 6″4 and finds sitting at regular outdoor picnic benches very uncomfortable.   My son is also one of those people who like to stand and lean on a table when chatting rather than sitting on a stool.  So he wanted the table to be higher so it would be more comfortable for him. Continue Reading →

Outdoor Spa Towel Rack

Recently, my daughter gave me an outdoor spa which I am in the process of restoring.  In the meantime, we are using the spa and have just been putting our towels on the steps next to the spa.  Our two naughty Jack Russell terrors have decided it would be fun to run off with them and play tug of war with them.  For this reason, I wanted to make a spa towel rack to hang on the wall until I get around to building the pergola. Continue Reading →

How to make feathered Angel Wings

Apart from being a lover of DIY and I am also a mixed-media artist.  I love to take everyday items and give them a mixed-media makeover. This was a shop mannequin that I was given which I decorated in a steampunk theme using lots of recycled materials.  Once it was completed I felt it was missing something. I came up with the idea to make some large angel wings using real feathers. Continue Reading →

DIY Paint brush Holder

If you do any sort of artwork and have a large collection of paint brushes you will know this struggle.  You are in the middle of a painting and need a specific brush but it is nowhere to be found. You then have to stop what you are doing and dig through your drawers to find it. And if your drawers are anything like mine that could mean emptying them out.  For this project, I wanted to make a wooden paint brush holder so I would have easy access to my paint brushes. Continue Reading →

3D Wooden Wall Art

Scrap wood wall art

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 →

Porch Welcome Sign

This week’s project was a request from my daughter to make a porch welcome sign for her front door.  She is a huge dog fan so I created a porch sign with a silhouette for each dog breed that she has. Having 4 dogs you can imagine all the noise they all make when they get excited to see visitors.  She is also hoping the sign will be a deterrent for would-be thieves.  Thieves don’t need to know they have more chance of being licked to death than being bitten. Continue Reading →

Pallet Wood Heart

Pallet wood project ideasA 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 →

Telephone Key Rack

This week’s post is the next challenge for our international blogger’s Club (IBC).  More about IBC is at the end of this post. Our theme this month is “phone decor” which thankfully is down to interpretation.  I had an antique telephone that I found on Facebook market place which I had planned to turn into a lamp but ended up repurposing that telephone to create this telephone key rack. Continue Reading →

Gouge Ball Shou Sugi Ban Art

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 →

DIY Sliding door safety decals

This week’s post is the next challenge for our international blogger’s Club (IBC).  More about IBC is at the end of this post. Our theme this month is “Glass etching” which thankfully is down to interpretation.  Because I have done a post before on glass etching I wanted to try something different for this challenge. I thought it was time to try out my new etch sea glass vinyl and make new sliding door safety decals for my door. Unfortunately, the photos did not turn out so well due to photographing through the glass but they will give you an idea of how it will turn out. Continue Reading →

Bamboo Steamer Toilet Roll Holder

As usual, my two Jack Russel terrorists were the inspiration for this project. They have recently taken to stealing our toilet paper rolls and ripping them apart.  I have always had them stored on a pole on the floor next to the toilet. This meant I had to try and come up with a way to store the extra toilet rolls on the wall rather than the floor.  Upcycling a large bamboo steamer worked perfectly as wall mounted toilet roll holder. Continue Reading →