Chipping Away

There’s nothing quite like wood that has aged naturally,
and if it’s old wood with chipping paint, so much the better.
There are about a million and one things to do with old wood,
so here’s some of my contributions to that number.

You may not recognize the wood from this
Cottage Coat Rack I made, but if you’ve been around
my blog long or are familiar with my Etsy shop,
then you’ve seen it tons of times.

For nearly 2 years, I’ve used this old door as a backdrop
for most of my shop listings, but often it just
wasn’t quite wide enough to photograph larger items.
I decided to paint the wall inside my office
to use as a backdrop instead, since its rustic appearance looks great in photos.
You can see my new backdrop wall behind the coat hook.

I started dismantling the door, piece by piece
to turn into new projects.  It’s a super old door
and it’s super chippy, so it’ll be fun to come
up with other new things to do make it.

A few weeks ago, I brought home 4 of these wood pieces.
They also have very chippy paint and are
a quick makeover with a new knob or hook.

This one was purchased by a gal in France!
One of these days I plan to get a large world map,
and mark all the locations that I’ve shipped things to.
If only I could travel the world like my shop items do.

Here’s the other one, which I added an old locker hook to.

Are you chipping away at any new projects?

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  1. I love the one with the little crystal knob. 🙂

  2. What wonderful creations!!

  3. You’ve made chipped wood look wonderful.

  4. LOVE your chippy wood…very charming 😉 Laurel

  5. I have a lot of old weathered wood and DH made me a wonderful cubby hole shelf for our mugs. Our next big project will be an entrance wall with hooks and a bench.

  6. wow, i never see chippy wood anywhere really. Sad. Those coat hooks are cool. Do you know what they came off of originally?


  7. These are all such gorgeous, unique pieces! I love the chipiness of everything 🙂

  8. Beautiful! The more chippy the better 🙂


  9. Very cute! I love all your things!

  10. Just love the chippy old wood!Love your blog and Im a follower! Stop over sometime and follow a friend:)Deidre~

  11. I absolutely LOVE this! Great project! I’d love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday 🙂 check it out HERE ! <3 from your newest follower, I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!

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