Monday, October 08, 2012

Fall Nesting: Adding a Little Fall to the Kitchen [DIY Decorative Trough] {Day 9}

Here's a little "honey do" project that Josh made for me over the weekend. I've been thinking about several of the decorative troughs that I've seen recently on Pinterest. I used the season as an excuse to convince Josh that I needed one myself.

Josh was perusing Craigslist and saw that someone was trying to get rid of some old wood for free. When he picked it up, the guy told him that the wood was from a set of stairs from a house built in the 1860s. I imagine that this wood was not quite original to the house, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was from the early 1900s.

It came a little rough. We scraped it down and washed it pretty well before using the boards. I didn't mind the rough look, so we kept it as is, but at some point I might paint it.

This project was less of a DIY (do it yourself) than a DIH (do it himself). I told him what I was thinking and he did it. Gotta love that, huh? : )

He kept the length of the boards and used 3 1/2" nails to put it together. Josh nailed three of the boards together to make a gutter shape.

He then cut down one of the boards for the end caps.

And there it is done in all its rustic beauty!

I wanted to bring a little more fall into the kitchen, so I filled the trough with mason jar lanterns, leaves, wheat, and cinnamon scented pine cones.

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  1. Great project! Love the look of the old wood!
    The Robin’s Nest

  2. Super cute! Love how it turned out!! Stopping by from Melissa's Fall Nesting party, and I'm your newest follower! :) Happy Fall!

  3. Very fun! Rustic fits in perfectly with fall decorations.

  4. I love it - really rustic and beautiful. Happy Fall!

  5. BlueClearSkyElizabethOctober 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    What a great wood find with the chippy paint. Love the use of the jars in the box. I can imagine it at Christmas too.

  6. How fun! I bet gives your kitchen a real warm and cozy feel in the evenings, too!
    Happy Fall!


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