Rustic, Recycled…beautiful

I have some large crates that are taken apart in our garage.
My hubby brings them home for the kids to build forts and for my random projects.
I love this simple saying (and the movie).
This is what I started with:

I used a crowbar and hammer to detach the 4×4’s.
(saving them for something else)
Taking all the nails out would’ve taken me a long time so I just left them there and hammered them as flat as I could. (just have to be super careful)
I rubbed it down with dark walnut wood stain and an old t-shirt.
I used some standard stencils to spell out  LiFE iS… BEAUTIFUL.
The wreath is attached with ribbon and a thumb tack.
It sits on our piano.
(there is a mirror behind it because I don’t have another place for it right now)
If you were wondering how these embellished candles would burn….here is a picture.
The mod podge and tissue doesn’t melt or burn – it looks sheer and pretty when lit.
(I never leave them unattended)
Life is Beautiful…(if you choose to see it that way).
You can make rustic art out of pretty much anything…if you like that sort of thing.

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42 Replies to “Rustic, Recycled…beautiful”

  1. LOVE this! I have some pallets outside and you have me wanting to do this NOW with them 🙂 Thanks for sharing!Kristi

  2. Gorgeous! I love this vignette on the piano. So pretty and serene. Love the saying and the movie too! I DID always wonder how the sheet music embellished candles did melt down. They look pretty. I really need to do that!!Karen

  3. You have a knack for taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary! Love how that looks. I really like the candles too. They look so pretty with the pages wrapped around them.

  4. This is so neat! Love it! Also adore the little box with the embellished candles in it! Very nice vignette! Bet it makes the room so inviting and comfy! Hugs, Leena

  5. I do choose to live my life that way… because LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! I think one of the reasons that we all love to come here and see what you do and hear what you have to say is because you live this saying out beautifully. Make it a beautiful day! xoxo jules

  6. I agree…you can make rustic art out of anything. …and I do. (like that sort of thing) I have always been curious about the embellished candles and how well they burn. thanks for showing us! Pat

  7. I am going to post some pictures of your messy bedroom when you were young and living at home. It is scary. Yes you have came a long ways Holly. LOVE, Dad

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