Back in April I showed you a little display shelf and mirror that I spied in my sister’s bathroom and was the inspiration for my own DIY display shelf.
Well this cute little postcard display was found in my other sister’s bathroom. She had invited the family over for a Memorial Day Picnic.
So while everybody else is chowing down on a great bbq, watermelon, corn, dip, I’m taking pictures in her bathroom. And that wasn’t the only inspiration I found, I already showed you her washtub and old door table. OK, that wasn’t in the bathroom, that was on the deck.
How could I resist this simple project? It’s pallet wood after all. I think she likes pallet wood almost as much as I do…if that’s even possible.
She even has a pallet wood graveyard in her backyard. Hidden behind a screen of ornamental grass is a collection of pallets in various stages of aging to perfection. They are ripe when they reach a beautiful gray patina.
I usually cut up my pallets with a circular saw cutting off the side rails leaving only the middle nails to deal with.
My sister, on the other hand, wants all her nail heads intact. She attacks her pallets with a sawzall, sawing the nails directly off the side rails.
What she is left with, are beautifully aged ends with nail heads intact.
I probably don’t have to tell you that the actual postcard display is just a vintage style binder clip hanging on a nail thru the pallet wood.
The postcards are also vintage, a collection of area sites from the early 1900’s. They could easily be switched out for different holidays.
You never know where you’ll find your inspiration. It just might be in your sisters bathroom.
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