We had an old A-frame ladder with sentimental value that was too dangerous for use anymore. I remember this ladder so well growing up, my Grandpa always on it. So we really did not want to throw it out and luckily we needed some shelves. We are trying to get the more farm house crafty style going on in our home. Slowly...now we are thinking why didnt we do this before?
To create this project we left the ladder pretty much alone. I still wanted to see all of the paint spills etc. My DH just rubbed over it with Old English and used the fence pickets that he picked up awhile back. We still have several of those left over, and they were all free. I thought it would be the perfect place to showcase all of the knick knacks from my Grandparents. This project was all FREE!!! I just realized both batteries for my camera are drained, so I just took this picture with a new app on my phone. :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
There is just something about tire rockers. Maybe its the ability to start with something that is found in a ditch (yes this tire was found in a ditch) and turn it into this........
Sorry a little blurry on this one. Framing out the tire. The only thing I would probably do differently is wait to paint the outside of the tire. You may be able to see why later.
Before sanding dry fit. The boxes were made out of plywood and it was scraps so any nicks were filled with wood filler. Then I sanded smooth for no splinters. Thanks to my little helper the seat was sized to fit.
Almost finished on these last two. Just need to touch up some paint. My wife wants me to redo the circles. She does not like the sponge application but would prefer them perfectly round. You can now see why I should have waited to paint the outside of the tire. The paint needed for the tire needs much more cure time then normal paint and I have to repair some spots at the bottom. Live and learn.
Posted by Reclaimed Lane at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
First and foremost I have a small wood shop in my garage that as of late is just collecting dust. And I do not mean sawdust. So my family has decided we would take old lumber to make furniture at extremely low cost. Enjoy the pics and project descriptions, any questions are welcome.
Posted by Reclaimed Lane at 8:44 PM