Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seaside Find

Usually my treasures come from the side of the road 
but this one... 
comes form the side of the sea...

Knowing how much I love old wood, my youngest daughter came home from the beach the other day with a very weathered piece of redwood that she found on the beach...


She knew I'd like it! 
 
And I sure did!

I cut the wood into pieces and screwed them together....


The wood was beautifully weathered!
I added a piece as a bottom and matched the color with paint...


When the box was put together I stenciled on the word "port"
and then heavily sanded it to distress the word.

"Port" because it was found by the sea...

 
I ended up with a simple but beautiful box for flowers 
that reminds me of my thoughtful youngest daughter. 

She sure knows what her Mom likes!...


Susan

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

24 comments:

  1. What a great 'new' treasure you have made! Love it.

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  2. Thoughtful daughter and a lovely flower box you made. It looks vintage. Nice job.
    Babs

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  3. OMG...did not know that wood washed up like that on the beach. Our white sandy beaches only produce sea shell and sand crabs. Not complaining though! Love your box. Tiffany

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  4. Love the box Susan. Your daughter has been well trained as mine has also. Aren't they squeezeable (is that a word?) when they think of us? Love how it tunned out and the wording is perfect.
    Angela

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  5. I love this. What a beautiful find.

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  6. Fantastic find and fantastic transformation, looks great!

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  7. Susan your kids think like mine, we spend the whole summer on the beach and every day someone brings me some scrap driftwood (although it's never as good as what you got!). Funny how our passion seeps into our children unintentionally. Love the plant caddy.

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  8. It's utterly awesome that your daughter found that lovely wood at the beach! Love what you've done with it, it looks very cool (am I terrible for thinking 'ooh Port!' as in the drink? Hee hee)

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  9. I really love the creativity here! wonderful tutorial!

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  10. How thoughtful. It looks perfect now. Hugs!

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  11. This is gorgeous! We just spent a week at the beach and I found all kinds of beautiful pieces of wood. I love that they were washed up- gives them so much character! Great job :)

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  12. Wow this is beautiful!! I can't wait to have a daughter who will bring home treasures to me :)
    Living near the beach I have collected so many "seaside finds"

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  13. I love that - especially the story behind it!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. LOVE! so cute, i just adore crates. great job!

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  15. What a fabulous project! Love it!

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  16. Hi Susan I am loving your fab seaside find. I love what you did with it.

    Paula
    Come by and visit is some time.
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  17. Did I mention I love your blog?

    Paula, your newest follower.

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  18. What a great project! The weathered wood was a great find! Stopping by from Wow us Wednesday!

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  19. Love this, it's just my style! Great blog, am a new follower!

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  20. Smart idea :)
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  21. Olá Susan!!! Ficou linda a caixa para as flores, aliás tudo em seu blog é perfeito e encantador!!!
    Fico horas visitando as maravilhas que você faz!!!
    Beijos

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