I can’t bear to throw anything out!
Especially if it is some crafty décor thingy I think I might need again in the future or it can be repurposed and given new life in my home décor. This easy wood board photo display was created from scraps of decorate wall board pieces that were leftover from our Entry makeover last Spring.
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The inability to throw out old supplies has truly been a problem that has created stacks of items stuffed on the shelves of my craft room or pushed to the back of a closet.
In a closet is where I came across these rustic wood wall boards leftover from the Entry makeover we completed last Spring.
These boards were not cheap so of course we didn’t throw them out, but there are also not enough of them to cover another wall. My husband and I both liked the look of these wall boards in our entry so much that we decided we definitely needed to keep the leftover boards for a future makeover in the basement.
Which makes sense that we kept the full length boards.
But I didn’t have a reason to keep the shorter pieces that had been cut up from the installation of the project in the entry.
I kept them anyway because you just never know when inspiration will strike again.
Inspiration struck again with an idea for this easy wood board photo display using these leftover rustic wall board pieces.
The best part, I already had everything I needed to repurpose these boards in my craft stash. Another win for cleaning out the craft room supplies!
For this project I used:
Weaber® Rustic Accent Wall Boards from Home Depot
The wood wall boards are very lightweight. I had six leftover cut boards so I made six of these wood panel photo displays.
Measuring in 1.5 to 2 inches from the side edge on each board, I made a mark with the pencil on the edge of each board as a guide for the placement of the screw eyes. It was fairly easy to insert the screw eyes by hand, but you can also use a drill to create a small hole to make it easier too. The screw eyes will be used with the jute twine to hang these photo display boards.
In my craft stash I had a package of 1 inch black bulldog clips. Just because I might need them one day.
These clips were easy to attach to the rustic wood wall boards using the E6000 glue.
The last steps are to thread some jute twine through the screw eyes, tie a double knot at each end and hang up your new rustic board photo display.
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What a perfect use for spare wood. Love the rustic look paired with black. – Rachel
I love the use of the scraps, they are darling photo boards. I also love your entryway walls. Very, very cool!!
Thanks Kim. The walls were my husband’s contribution to the design but I do like it very much as well.
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says
I predict seeing some artwork from your grandkids hanging on display in the near future! Great idea upcycling your boards from your foyer project!
Keeping the off cuts from a big project is just good sense! How else would you be inspired to make lovely little things like this? Such a simple idea, So nicely done. They looks great.
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t have bulldog clips in their stash somewhere just in case they need them one day? The fact you found a use for them completely validates me keeping a packet for 10 years so thanks so much 😀
Thanks Julie. I haven’t had them for 10 years but definitely glad I finally used them.
I don’t throw anything away either and your project is the reason why! This was such a great use for those boards!
sara allen says
I can’t throw anything out either Donna so I can definitely relate to this. Great save; so perfect for displaying photos on. Love how it turned out.
Thanks Sara. Me too!
Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
This is such a cool and unique way to use up leftover pieces of wall boards, Donna! What a great idea! You can never have enough ways to display cherished photos!
I agree. Thanks Gail.
I’m so glad you saved those scraps Donna. You’ve made something beautiful that everyone can use in their home. I’m a saver too and I need to go through all the boxes and drawers to remind myself of what I have waiting to be used!
Thanks Ann. That is exactly what I have been doing. It is like finding hidden treasures all over again. Good luck.