question -- old -- grey -- barn wood

toomuchglassMay 11, 2007

Have you ever made anything out of it ? I have 4 pieces in my attic - had it for years. I got it from someone I chatted with on the internet years ago .I don't remember who - but I remember the story of it. She lived in Texas and knew of a 100 year old barn that had this gorgeous wood. I Was excited back then - and she offered to go get some & send it to me . I took her up on it ! Here in the mail - comes this HUGE box - as tall as I am & about 3' wide and 6 inches deep - with all these planks in it ! LOL Barnwood was the rage awhile back. I've kept these boards for years - I can't bear to part with them - but can't think of anything to use them for. Have you done stuff with them ? Can you give me ideas ?

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anjabee

My SIL has some beautiful rustic looking picture frames made with old barnwood. Paid a pretty penny for them too. ~Anj

    Bookmark   May 11, 2007 at 9:54PM
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sweets98

Birdhouses, signs, a table top, a small decorative fence? I wonder if you do some searches for barn wood crafts if that would help. Or check ebay possibly?

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 8:01AM
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craftylady-2006

Rustic inside/or out signs with sayings on them.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 8:20AM
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Deb_from_Pa

You could make a shelf, a birdhouse or outhouse.....LOL
If you do decide to put nails in it, drill first so it doesn't split & crack
OR.......SEND THEM TO ME! LOL!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 8:37AM
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toomuchglass

My house is just not decorated in a rustic decor. I don't know what to use it for. It has such character ...

This is my "Stash" ...

    Bookmark   May 16, 2007 at 5:54PM
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luvstocraft

Would be perfect for garden signs--or use it to make a rustic table for outside, your wood is already weathered and okay for exterior use. Luvs

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 1:48AM
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craftylady-2006

If you don't want to use it inside, I wonder if you could use it to make an outdoor rustic table. Do you have anything that needs to be covered on top? Do you need something in your garden areas to walk on so you're not stepping on flowers or plants if you need to get in there?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 6:19PM
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grannyicu

Oh My i would love ot have some of that wood. I love to make frames out of it and also, paint my snowmen on it. That is the right size to make a really cute picture of snowmen and tree's here is a great picture of one I have done. Hope you like.
h.ope this will sshow up right

    Bookmark   May 26, 2007 at 2:41PM
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luvstocraft

Granny, your snowmen are so cute, and I really like them on the rustic wood. Luvs

    Bookmark   May 26, 2007 at 3:29PM
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carmelita1

Here's a sign I picked up in a shop in Leesburg,VA about 10 years ago. It's just got a beige smear of paint (for the writing area) and then they just used a marker for the writing. The wood itself does not apperar to be sealed.

I am practicing again with Photobucket so hope this comes out OK. Carmen

    Bookmark   June 2, 2007 at 11:19AM
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