I’m very glad to show an upcycle design that makes use of an object that hasn’t been shown at upcycleDZINE. I’m talking about a yardstick. A great item with a very nice used look combined with graphics. And Laura from the blog Corner House decided that one could give a buffet an astonishing makeover and turn it into a ‘Yardstick Buffet‘. The yardsticks were found at antique type stores and she stript the buffet from its pulls and unnecessary bits, then cleaned, sanded and painted the buffet.
Laura: “To attach the yardsticks I first used liquid nails in a caulk gun and then I nailed down the ends of any sticks that weren’t lying right. Once all the sicks were on and the liquid nails was dry I used restoration oil and a clean (lint free) cloth to stain the yardsticks. The older sticks went really dark and the newer ones barely changed color at all. This gave the front a really nice stripey look.” Put back some new pulls and voila, that’s it in a nutshell.
Of course it’s a bit more work but it is a great DIY project. You can find a full tutorial by Laura at Corner House.
Design and tutorial by Corner House
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