I love the natural look of wood in the home. Wooden furniture, wooden decor, wooden kitchen gadgets, and more! It’s all so pretty! However, true wood can be a bit costly. Here are 15 projects that give the look of wood (thanks, veneer!), won’t break the bank, and are beautiful to boot!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. I just love vintage ornaments and I scour flea markets every holiday season to add to my Shiny Brite collection. We won’t have the space for a big Christmas tree this year, so I decided to make some oversized ornaments from wood veneer to hang on the wall instead!
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them… and then, I guess, give them away? I don’t know what I’d do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make ’em!
Melanie from You Are My Fave made this sweet tree mobile for her soon-to-arrive baby. While it would certainly be precious in a nursery, I think it would look just as swell in a non-baby-themed room. Continue Reading
Veneer damage is an instant deal breaker when I’m on the hunt, and I know I’m not alone. The reason? I just plain don’t know how to fix damaged wood veneer. Until now, that is! Woodworker wizard, Curt Martin has done a mahhhvaluss series of videos on eHow that show you everything you need to know about repairing wood veneer.
There is some glue spreading lag time, and I wish the repair site was more visible, but overall, Curt does a dandy job of explaining and demonstrating exactly how to repair any wood veneer problem you may encounter out there on the wild thrifting frontier. Continue Reading