IKEA Hack – Rast 3 Drawer Chest to Rustic Red Kitchen Island Cart

Several weeks ago we were asked us to take part in an IKEA hack.

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We joined several other bloggers in this pursuit.  Each of us were given an IKEA dresser, hardware of our choice from Hickory Hardware and a gift card to Menards for other supplies.  The top three will be awarded with a hardware room makeover for any room project.  How cool is that! Continue reading “IKEA Hack – Rast 3 Drawer Chest to Rustic Red Kitchen Island Cart”

Vintage Cement Trowel Hooks on Reclaimed Barn Wood

Last week we ran across an old collapsed barn.  When Opportunity Knocks… tear into an old barn and re-purpose that wood!


The barn wood was free for the pickin’ so we dropped everything and started tearing into the remnants of it in search of pieces we could re-purpose into table tops, signs and hooks.


It was hot and the debris was full of broken glass and rusty nails ~ we were in our glory!


We scored lots of great wood for table tops.  I’m hoping to use this for a vintage library table I’ve been hoarding.


My sister Cathy spocked a ton of shutters.  I’m not sure what’s she’s planning to do with these.


We climbed, heaved, hawed, pulled, pounded, wiggled, and pried to get the pieces we wanted.  This piece weighed A TON!  I couldn’t move it an inch until my niece’s husband showed up.  In two minutes he had it over the edge and on the ground.  SHOW OFF!


After spending hours tearing pieces apart, we had three truck loads of wood.


I came home absolutely filthy, covered from head to toe with dirt and blood running down my legs from all the cuts I had incurred.   I was so excited about the wood that I never even realized I had cut myself. (yes I’m up to date with my Tetanus, you have to be when you’re as clumsy as I am).  Nothing a good ole’ Popsicle can’t remedy!


I’m seriously out of shape and was too pooped out to start pulling out all those nails so we temporarily just piled it up at the end of our driveway.  Oh, where are all the HGTV guys when you need them?


As tired as I was, I was still determined to make at least one creation before the sun set.

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I grabbed some old tools to use as hooks.  I picked some of these up when I was at the World’s Longest Yard Sale in Tennessee a couple weeks ago

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and scored the others during my pickin trip with Karen Berg of Redoux Interiors when I was in California this spring for a Fundraising Paint Workshop.

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I smashed my thumb a million times trying to pound the old nails through the metal, but determination prevailed!


This is exactly what I envisioned when I came across these old trowels

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I’m serious, I’ve wanted to put these together for the longest time,  just needed the right piece of wood.

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Can’t wait to show Karen what I did with the trowels I found and share this with Donna from Funky Junk Interiors, the best junkers on the planet ~ I think they would have enjoyed digging through the collapsed barn too!!


What unique things do you like to make hooks out of?




a hui hou kau kou!  Shelly



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a hui hou ~ Shelly