Monday, May 2, 2011

DIY Style Challenge: What Would You Do With...

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I'm channeling my inner Donna today. That means I'm taking something junky and rustic and making it funky and fabulous.

I picked up these three scaffold planks for $1 at an auction a couple summers ago. They are about 6 feet long but expand to almost 10 feet. Seriously cool! They are splattered in paint, which leads me to believe that a painter had put these to good use over the years. Why no one wanted them was beyond me. Couldn't they see the potential? I also had a few squares of cork bulletin board that I had found at a garage sale at some point.


So, what would you do with 1 scaffold plank and 2 cork squares? Or better yet, what do you think "I" would do with them?

15 comments:

  1. I have no idea what you're going to do with them but I'm sure it will be fabulous. Those planks put together would make one heck of a farm table top. I'm a bit jealous you found these for a buck.

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  2. Oh my gosh!.. you stuck gold. I know what I would do with them.. I would seal them really well and then use them for a counter top for my covered outdoor kitchen down by the pool... and if your project does not work out just send them my way :)

    Maddie

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  3. tables are hot right now. You may want to make an entire set. I can see one being a sofa height, one being a coffee table, and then cut up the other one to make small end tables... Of course, we know they would be awesome shelves or benches too. Hang them on a big wall vertically, with a little space in between each one. OMGosh, my thoughts overflow :-) They are wonderful!

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  4. I agree! These are seriously cool! Can't wait to see what you create.

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  5. I don't know but you can send them my way if you get bored :)

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  6. I'm thinking message center... Sand them down a little (not a lot), attach a cork square, hooks, a square of chalkboard.... I'm feeling it! Can't wait to see what you actually did do with them.... very cool, I'd be all over them!
    Susan @ homeroad

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  7. I would put them in my studio! They would make cool work tables for sure!! Or I would hang them on the wall with cool junk hanging on them like a wreath, frames, mirrors, chalkboard, and things like that!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. hmmmm... i will be watching... those are awesome! : )

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  9. How bout a coffee table? Find some neat feet or table legs, sand down the top a little, put so Polycrylic on it? They are neat. You will think of something. sometimes it takes me over a year and then something clicks. 8>)

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  10. These are awesome - I have no idea what you might use them for. Can't wait to find out!!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  11. It could be a cool headboard for a bed? Or a long sofa table, or crafting table? I would put a cute old frame around the cork boards and make a cute little message board or keep cute notes/ cards or ideas! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  13. i'd use the scaffold planks for benches on my patio that i'd keep movable so they could also be used in the yard for large family gatherings. great find!

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  14. I dont even know what I would do with them.....they are seriously so cool. I think I would just hang them on the wall and stare at them :) Very very awesome find my dear!!
    Actually, they would make a really cool potting/garden table. You could put hooks on one and hang gardening tools on it.
    Im sure whatever plans you have for them are amazing!!

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