Saturday, February 18, 2012

Old Yardsticks

              projects 009 (2) 


I found this old nail keg a while back and was saving yardsticks for a project…I wanted to make a tray….which I did. Don’t you just love the color of that keg?



Actually, I made two yardstick trays.  I was having a lot of fun!





I found a cheap tray and box at the thrift store, cut the rulers to fit and added some vintage drawer handles.  I always keep a supply of them…they are just so fun.


  1. Those are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stinking wonderful!

  2. I love the BOOTS!!!! They ROCK! But funny you should mention it because I have a bunch of old yardsticks. I don't even know where I got them but now I know what to do with them! Those 2 trays/boxes are the bees knees!!!! Too vintage and cute! I love them. Did you think of that all by yourself? Amazing! They turned out so great! I agree with Barb's comment! LOL! Did you stain them or were they like that and did you seal them with anything afterwards? I want a tutorial! Ha! Ha!

  3. I've been on the lookout myself for some yardsticks. My mom used to keep her's next to the fridge in the corner. I wish I had it, but I think it was there in case she needed to pop me on the azzz with it!


  4. I want that nail keg!!! Fun yardstick projects!!

  5. Love the way your 2 trays turned out. Have you seen the new Country Living,they have a table and 4 chairs made out of yardsticks. It just rocks!

  6. They look really good, that's so clever xx

  7. You are so creative! I would have never thought of this. I LOVE it!
    I would love to pick your brain sometimes when I find items I just cant throw out.

  8. They sure are!! They add so much character and each one has a story to tell. They're really getting hard to find around here and expensive when I do find them.

  9. Don't you just love these blog hops where we get to find and meet new blog friends? Glad I found you. I'm a new follower and I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

  10. Those yardstick trays are AMAZING! I never would have dreamed that up.

    Stopping by via the blog hop. So nice to meet you. I'm a new follower :)



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