Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saw + Boards Repurposed 2



Happy Birthday to my dear sister Gail with love. 



Repurposing is something that is usually fun, often useful and sometimes quite awesome. I am always looking for useful pieces to repurpose when thrifting. Granny Sue wrote "I love taking these discards and making them new again". I agree with her.


A friend of mine asked me to add Hope Believe Live to this saw - I think she is giving it to her husband.




I found the saw, handle repaired with bolts, at a winter estate sale, so I cleaned, wiped down with MMS Hemp Oil and put it away. 





I took notes as she described what she wanted and noted butterflies on the saw. Found a few on the Cricut web site and cut out one pattern in 4 sizes. I think I need a new cutting blade.


Stencilled lightly. Waxed.



If you want details on how I stencil check out my How to Stencil post.


Boards are always on my list of things to find when thrifting. 

Below is a piece of 1/4" plywood that has been in my wood stack for some time. I painted it Simply When then stenciled it (yes this post has 5 stencils) and I fell in love.



I had 3 more painted boards waiting for stencils.

One was a painted white board from a garage sale, that I had stencilled Antiques (see that post here) and as I have learned, it is ok to paint over and make a different sign on a board, I added a 2 coats of Simply White then stenciled Laundry




Next was a Thrift store free table find composition board with a back hook and a pasted on picture of horses (torn off in several places). Scraped the remnants of paper off the board, painted it with 2 coats of Fusion Lamp White, stenciled Welcome to My Garden.




Another board - stenciled Potting Shed. I love the raw edge on this board, sanded along the edge, seemed just right for a potting shed.




Donna of Funky Junk Interiors made (sells) all but the saw stencilled words I used here and when I checked her blog she had mixed things up and made  a My She Shed sign using two stencils. That's where I got my idea.

I love this one, first try at adding a bit of colour to a black stenciled sign, lots of plywood grain plus a knot for added texture. 



Waxed and polished.

Found a link to to a book called She Sheds. Beautiful.

 
Yes these did go to my booth.




Love it when energy kicks in and I finish some projects in waiting.


Thanks for visiting.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful Joy. I love what you did with the stencils on the saw. Beautiful

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  2. Joy, Some great signs. Cricut has to be perfect for this type of project. Have a great day! Sylvia D.

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  3. These are very nice especially the garden signs, so nice for this time of year.

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  4. I love that saw!! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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  5. beautiful and creative. Wish I had the patience and artistic talent.

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  6. Fab signs,love the She Shed!

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  7. The stencilled saw turned out great. All the other signs are fab too!

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  8. Fun post! The saw turned out great. Love the She Shed! Happy Monday.

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  9. Luv the mosaic have a great Monday

    much love...

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  10. Fun signs. Happy Victoria Day!

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  11. Lovely signs, Joy! Really like the saw with its beautiful words.

    Poppy

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  12. Happy belated Birthday to your sister, sweet friend, and thanks most sincerely for the lovely comments you left on ~ My little old world ~, I appreciate your words so, so much !
    You also have such a lovely blog, so here you have a new follower !

    Wishing you all my best

    XO Daniela

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  13. Joy - we are building a log home and will be using a 'rustic industrial' motif. I am sure that I will get inspiration from you!

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  14. Beautiful! Love seeing repurposing projects too. Found your post at Tuesday's with a Twist, thanks for sharing.

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  15. You make such fun things Joy. The saw turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Gosh your stenciling is JUST perfect--I love your touch. I stink at it but I'm good at other things so I won't be TOO sad : ) thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy, we're glad to have you!

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  17. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  18. What a great old saw, Joy, and you stenciled it to perfection :) Thanks for linking up your projects with us at Vintage Charm--

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  19. What a fun use for that old saw! It looks great, Joy. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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  20. These are great projects and I'm always looking for wood when I'm thrifting. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and a Happy Holiday.

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  21. Gorgeous signs I would love one for my Laundry Joy

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  22. I love all the beautiful signs. But my favorite is the stenciled saw blade, and the rake with the succulent planters, super cute!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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