Friday, May 25, 2012

Chipping Away

There's nothing quite like wood that has aged naturally,
and if it's old wood with chipping paint, so much the better.
There are about a million and one things to do with old wood,
so here's some of my contributions to that number.
You may not recognize the wood from this
Cottage Coat Rack I made, but if you've been around
my blog long or are familiar with my Etsy shop,
then you've seen it tons of times.
For nearly 2 years, I've used this old door as a backdrop
for most of my shop listings, but often it just
wasn't quite wide enough to photograph larger items.
I decided to paint the wall inside my office
to use as a backdrop instead, since its rustic appearance looks great in photos.
You can see my new backdrop wall behind the coat hook.
I started dismantling the door, piece by piece
to turn into new projects.  It's a super old door
and it's super chippy, so it'll be fun to come
up with other new things to do make it.

A few weeks ago, I brought home 4 of these wood pieces.
They also have very chippy paint and are
a quick makeover with a new knob or hook.
This one was purchased by a gal in France!
One of these days I plan to get a large world map,
and mark all the locations that I've shipped things to.
If only I could travel the world like my shop items do.
Here's the other one, which I added an old locker hook to.
Are you chipping away at any new projects?


  1. I love the one with the little crystal knob. :)

  2. You've made chipped wood look wonderful.

  3. LOVE your chippy wood...very charming ;) Laurel

  4. I have a lot of old weathered wood and DH made me a wonderful cubby hole shelf for our mugs. Our next big project will be an entrance wall with hooks and a bench.

  5. wow, i never see chippy wood anywhere really. Sad. Those coat hooks are cool. Do you know what they came off of originally?


  6. These are all such gorgeous, unique pieces! I love the chipiness of everything :)

  7. Beautiful! The more chippy the better :)


  8. Very cute! I love all your things!

  9. Just love the chippy old wood!Love your blog and Im a follower! Stop over sometime and follow a friend:)Deidre~

  10. I absolutely LOVE this! Great project! I'd love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday :) check it out HERE ! <3 from your newest follower, I'd be delighted if you'd follow back!


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