Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer

Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer

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!       

 

Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer
photo: Dream Green DIY

1. photo message magnets via Dream Green DIY 

Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer
photo: Sarah Hearts

2. adhesive wood veneer letter art via Sarah Hearts 

Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer
photo: The Merrythought

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How to: Make Giant Wood Veneer Christmas Ornament Decorations

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!        

1. Supplies:

  • Birch wood veneer sheets
  • scissors
  • bakers twine
  • pen
  • dinner plate
  • silver glitter paper
  • glitter washi tape
  • hot glue gun (not pictured)

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Make It: A Simple Wood Veneer Mobile

created at: 05/14/2012

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

How To Repair Damaged Wood Veneer

created at: 05/21/2010

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