Monday, July 30, 2012

Old Yard sticks

I've been collecting old yard sticks for a while now.  I  wanted to copy some of the ideas that I've noticed in blog land.  I found a very nice wooden tray this weekend at a yard sale for $2.00.  I wanted to get rid of the heart and checkerboard theme that it had going on.

I started with a coat of off white home-made chalk paint.

I sanded it just a little and then came the fun part.  I had to get hubby involved in this part.  I asked him if he would cut down some yard sticks for me.  He is never quite sure what I'm going to get him into, but when I explained that I had bought a bunch of yard sticks for 10 cents and I wanted to line the tray with them he cut them all down to the exact size I needed.   

What a fun project.  I love how it turned out.

I'm always amazed at what great projects you can come up with for so little money.  This entire project costs less than $3.00.  I still have yard sticks left over.  I'm seeing a table top in the near future. 

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Anne said...

Great makeover!What a fun and unique tray!

The Pickin' Pair said...

I have been wanting to do a yardstick makeover too. Great job on yours - I love it! Thanks for joining my blog. I returned the favor and joined yours too. I'll be back soon to check out your new creations! I also have an art/craft blog if you want to check it out it's

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Looks great. The homemade chalk paint is working well for you! Love the yardsticks!

Kammy's Korner said...

Oh that is so stinkin' clever! Love it!

Tonya from Chirping with Excitement said...

This is great! I absolutely love projects using numbers (and yardsticks are awesome)! Great job! :-) Thanks for following me at Chirping with Excitement, I am your newest follower, too! :-)

Christine said...

WOW!!! Now that's AWESOME!! What a great idea! It tuned out wonderful!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)

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