Salvaged wood, we have a lot of it hanging around our house, why? Because I have two engineers in the family, one a fully grown professional and one a young aspiring ‘wanna be’ therefore construction sites are everywhere; in the garden, in the garage, in the shed and even on the desk in a certain untidy teenagers bedroom!
As a creative person myself, I find it a joy to be around others with brains full of ideas. The mess is fine, it means a project of work is in progress.
I must tell you, I can count on one hand the number of times my son has ever declared himself ‘bored’ not bad considering he is now 16 eh?
“…I must tell you, I can count on one hand the number of times my son has ever declared himself ‘bored’…”
So to receive a new book to review that they both want to read after me is great news, it means I can request all the cute things within its pages to be made for the house!
Made with Salvaged Wood by Hester van Overbeek.
I am a fan of Hester’s she is such a talented diy and interior blogger Her blog Hester’s Handmade Home is an endless inspiration of ideas to make for the home. Salvaged wood is her latest book and I feel privileged to have been asked by Hester to review it for you…
I have previously described the feeling I have when I first flick through a new book. If it draws me in, inspires me and makes me want to put the kettle on and settle down with a cuppa for a slower more leisurely read, then I know it’s a good one!
Salvaged wood has 35 contemporary simple and stunning projects for you to make with salvaged or recycled wood and other bits and pieces. Hester gives you plenty of down to earth tips on using tools too.
“If it draws me in, inspires me and makes me want to put the kettle on and settle down with a cuppa for a slower more leisurely read, then I know it’s a good one!”
My Salvaged Wood project
I have an air plant, I have had it for over a year. A holiday souvenir from the Eden project in Cornwall and as such precious to me.
Now that little plant has been moved all over the house as I tried in vain to find a safe haven for it, somewhere not too hot, not too cold and out of harm’s way.
Hester’s book immediately provided the answer I had been searching for…
The wire keeps the plant in place and it is so easy to spray the plant with water every couple of weeks, without drenching everything else. I am now on the hunt for a similar sized air plant so I can make another piece of ‘wood scrap art’ to contain it and sit beside the other one.
I actually have two of Hester’s Books, the other one is the concrete project book. I am waiting for the sun to come out before I get down and dirty with that one (or perhaps I should ask the engineers in the house to assist?)
The Salvaged Wood Book Details:
The book is cleverly divided up into sections; display, furniture, shelving and storage. There truly is something for everyone so get the hammer and nails out and start collecting up your salvaged wood!
Available to buy from: Ryland Peters and Small Cico Books
ISBN Number: 978 1 78249 485 0
Author Hester van Overbeek.
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bestest wishes to you and yours