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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 Michelle Lee of A Crafty Place 58th Sweet Inspiration

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Fab signs,love the She Shed!

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

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

  9. Luv the mosaic have a great Monday

    much love...

  10. Fun signs. Happy Victoria Day!

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


  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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  17. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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

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

  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.

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

  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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