4.08.2011

Lovely Ends

The other day I realized I needed some hooks in my bathroom. It's funny because my very next thought was: how could I make it, instead of: where can I buy it? 

A few days later while I was cleaning up some debris from last year's flood I came across some boards of wood that I knew were exactly what I needed. I scrubbed the wood down with soap and water and then sealed it after it dries for a few days. I used some white knobs that I had, but wasn't using and couldn't wait to hang it up. Now I feel like it is a piece of artwork in my bathroom.I love the ends of this board and maybe I do go in the bathroom a little more than I need to just to look at what I made!

Linked up here.

Thanks for the features:
doodles & stitches

59 comments:

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! You are one talented woman who has left me completely inspired. Thanks for the great blog and I love the towel rack!!

Silver Daisies said...

Love the look! Bookmarking this for later! Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

A HA!!!! I just unloaded a gigantic bunch of old wood from someone's torn down fence. I am looking for projects and here is one! I love the hooks, the rustic quality, and the simplicity. Thanks for some inspiration!!!!!

Kim
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

It turned out great!

madison avenue said...

that is such a great idea!! thanks for sharing!

uruguay white life said...

It‘s so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Finding Fabulous. Of course, I scrolled a little and like what I saw. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care
Tine

Treat and Trick said...

Such a fantastic idea! Looks great too...

samsstuff said...

This looks great & I love how you've re-used the wood. I need some hooks, as well & I'm sure there's some usable wood around here somewhere...Thank you for posting this great project!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Now I have bathroom hook envy.
These are fabulous.
Found you at the VIP party.

Meg said...

That is AWESOME! I love, love, love this! It's so beautiful and the white knobs just bring out the beauty of the board. I love old wood like this! I look for it all the time...lucky find! ;)

Kristin said...

I love this idea! How simple and yet oh so lovely!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Kristin

Danielle said...

Ilove this idea! Blogging from Nashville too!

Mary Ellen said...

What a great little piece!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Your bathroom hook piece looks wonderful!
fantastic job Debbie
gail

Jennifer said...

Oh. I LOVE IT! I wish I had some old wood hanging around. I'd definitely make one of these if so. Great idea! Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog.

Jennifer said...

..and I'm so inspired that I'm now following. =)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

It's really super cute - love it! I'm a new follower from Masterpiece Monday. Hope you'll come over & say hello sometime: http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

Awesome! Love how rustic it is!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your photography is gorgeous - so is your towel hooks! It does look just like art!

The DIY Show Off said...

I love it, Debbie! Beautiful job! yes - artwork. Rustic, reclaimed. Driftwood. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY party. Very clever and love the result!

Roeshel

Kimberly Moore said...

Absolutely LOVE this. It's the perfect touch of rustic. Great job!!!

I'm always looking for new projects and bloggers to feature! Come visit me over at thirdfloordesignstudio.blogspot.com

radn said...

Seriuly, it looks fabulous! No exagerations!

I am having a fine art photography on my blog. check it out! You just have to leave a comment telling me which is your favorite image inorder win a 8x10/8x8 photograph by Melanie Alexander.
http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/04/fine-art-photography-giveaway-by.html

Elephants et plus by Sonia Otero said...

Tan sencillo y tan estupendo!!!!!

Life in Rehab said...

Nice job! Can you make me one next?

The Loops said...

This is great! It looks like it's straight from pottery barn. I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to stop by some time.

Faded Charm said...

Love this idea.....they turned out wonderful1

xoxo
Kathleen

Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com said...

So creative! That's wonderful!
Love your blog!
I'm a NEW Follower from Melissa's new hop! Hope you can hop by and visit me:
http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

wow that's beautiful! It does look like a piece of art!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

DRAGONFLY9012 said...

I love it!!:) It is so pretty and such a great idea!!:) Dropping in to say hi from the blog hop. Looking forward to following your blog!!:)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a great idea! The hooks look brilliant! I'm off to have a little look around your lovely blog!

Sarahx

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured this on my blog today!

www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

AllieMakes! said...

This is lovely! I love it!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

grant + brittany said...

oh i LOVE this! the color of that wood is gorgeous.

lisbonlioness said...

I love everything "wood", but this is particularly awesome! So. Darn. Cool!

Jen said...

What a great idea! I just love this! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Love that reclaimed vibe...esp b/c it's from a flood!

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

in metal jewelry said...

love that wood so much! what an awesome idea!

Lesley said...

I saw you featured on Allie's blog and came to check this out.
Seriously....awesome....too cool for school. If I steal this do I need to give you a tip or will an internet hug suffice?

amber @ barbwired said...

Well, second visit here today! I guess I must love your stuff! This is great! I love the repurpose!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Great rustic look! Thanks for linking up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Can't wait to see what you have this next week.

sarah said...

This is beautiful! I absolutely love the rustic look it it, what an awesome idea.
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea. It seems simple enough to do. Thanks for sharing. I am featuring this project on my facebook page today.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lines-Across-My-Face/197428556982169

Mindie Hilton said...

Love the name of your blog. Love your rustic towl holder too. I would love for you to join my weekly linky party. Fri-mon, anything goes, come strut your stuff.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

Heather {The Lovely Cupboard} said...

SUCH a great project! I'm going to be out scouting drift wood this summer...

Thanks for stopping The Lovely Cupboard today:)

Rona Gregory said...

Oooh I like! Just found you via NY Melrose Blog!

Jenny Melrose said...

So creative! Thanks for sharing over at Whimsy Wednesdays at The Ny Melrose Family. I can't wait to see what you share next week.

Jenny said...

I love the rustic look! I would love if you would link up to the Lovely Things Thursday Linky Party!

Rachel said...

I actually have some old barn wood out in the garage. I think I may copy you;) Thanks for the idea.
I'd love for you to share this (and anything else you'd like) at my link party. It runs Tues-Sat. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/03/terrific-tuesday-6.html
Rachel

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This turned out so well! NOthing like turning remains of something bad and making it into something beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it our Uncommonly Yours link party! Can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

Take care,

Trish

Tori said...

Wow awesome project! And awesome blog :)

How to Nest for Less said...

Such a great idea!! I love the look. Thanks for linking up this week :)

Dianne said...

Hi, This is my first time visiting and I like it. I was wondering what you scrubbed the wood to clean it up a bit and also what you sealed it with.
Thank you so much.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Hi Dianne - thanks for stopping by.
I did scrub the wood with some dish soap and water, then I rinsed it off and let it dry for a few days. Once it was dry I sealed it with a clear seal for wood that I had.

Angie Ramirez said...

OH that is so cool! :) Love it!

Thanks for stopping by Create & Inspire to link up this awesome project!

Angie

Meeha Meeha said...

This is brilliant in its simplicity! The wood is very expressive and it could tell us a different story each day :)

Stacey said...

Very cool - thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Nicole Estes said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. It's super cool! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches.

Christine said...

The look of this is soooo ORIGINAL!!!! The white knobs gives it a nice punch too!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Shannon Barefoot said...

I'm featuring you today! Thanks for linking up last week. I hope you'll stop by again today:
http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-weekly-creative-11.html

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

 
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