Have I told you lately how amazing you are?
When they were handing out readers….
…..they knew I needed good ones.
For example, when I first posted pictures of this front entry there was a deer head hanging on this wall
Here’s a picture of the wall circa two weeks ago.
Several of you pointed out that the deer head was a little too flat and a little too small for this space.
And that the planter looked a little too oddly tall.
And you were right.
That’s why we are friends. Friends don’t let friends have too tall planters and flat deer heads on the wall.
I hadn’t really looked at it. But then I did. And I knew that deer head had to go.
And now the space looks like this.
The deer head happily went to visit another space and I created this DIY industrial farmhouse organizer to fill the space.
It was so easy to make.
All you need are baskets and wood.
And a village to help you decorate. 🙂
I started with these baskets.
Simple, basic that you can find at most home decor stores.
I loved the gray patina of them.
Then I stained a 16″ x 48″ board from Lowe’s that I found in the lumber section already cut like this.
I bought weathered grain stain thinking it would compliment the baskets.
Ummm….not so much.
The gray turned out blue.
Can you move down the street so when I buy gray weathered stain you can tell me I should have bought the dark oak stain instead?
But you weren’t around, so I sanded it to see if that would help.
But now it was distressed and blue.
So I stained it with Provincial stain instead.
And realized it wasn’t dark enough and maybe I should distress it some more and so I stained it again.
And now it looks like this.
And I filled the baskets with some milk glass (great place to put my keys).
I added a to-do-list and pencils.
And now I love the look of the new space.
Thank you for your suggestions.
Thank you for your comments and encouragement and ideas and little bits of joy that you share with me every day.
And thanks for being part of my village. 🙂
PS If you’re looking for more project ideas…I’m sharing four fun chalkboard projects today over at Homes.com.