Saturday, September 1, 2012

Repurposed Wood Star

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared my new patio space?

And I told you I would share what I made this star out of.

Well, do you remember this ladder that now resides in my living room?

Before scrubbing it up and moving it into the living room, we removed the back "legs" of the ladder because it was falling apart and so the ladder would sit flat against the wall.

 Here are the legs. It's upside down, but you get the idea

I couldn't bear to throw away that perfectly useful wood, so I asked Nate to cut anything salvageable into small pieces for me. 

I used the pieces and made a cute rustic star! It pays to be a hoarder sometimes! :)

I even love all the old paint splatters! It adds character, don't you think?


  1. Now that is using everything--good job!

  2. Perfect way to use that wood...yes, the paint splatters make it even more fun. History :) Laurel

  3. love this star

    would love it if you could share this on my linky party Serenity Saturday, that runs from sat-thurs @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

  4. That whole setting just gets better and better! I love the star! Way to repurpose what was otherwise useless!

  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a great use of that ladder. Very clever!


  6. I love your star! I might steal your idea and use a bunch as a trellis-ie thing...thanks for the inspiration!!


  7. I just love this whole thing. How fantastic and clever. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  8. The star looks fab! I love the creative use of the old wood.

  9. I just love it, and you are just to creative girl. What a great way to repurpose and get a very rustic star out of it. what else are you going to make with the rest of the wood? Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. Love your wooden star! You are very clever.

  11. Love the simplicity of the star! Wonderful place.

  12. Really love stars, so when I saw this on Craft-O-Maniac, I had to click over. Super cute!!

  13. I love your rustic wooden star! I'm featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing!

    XO, Aimee

  14. A agree - totally pays to be a hoarder! I'm right there with ya and making a star out of rustic wood was on my to do list last week, believe it or not, but my mom talked me into the willow tree branch one instead. LOVE your star. I still might have to try one. :)

  15. Love this star! It's so fabulously rustic. What a great reuse of what some might just throw away. Love it! I'm a new follower through GFC.

  16. Fabulously rustic! Yes it does pay to be a hoarder! ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  17. Super cute! I love it all.. but the star would be my favorite :)

    Thanks for linking up to Financial Friday! Im featuring this tomorrow at 7! :)

  18. Perfect reuse for that old wood, Melissa! My Yankee and I have a hard time throwing anything like that away, too. That's why our barns are overflowing with so many bits and pieces of this and that. But it all turns into something special - just like your star - eventually. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see your creativity linked each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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