(HANDCRAFTED PEGBOARD TRIVETS) with shelstring.com Pegboard Project Challenge

Handcrafted Trivets to match my Dinner set
Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 30 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 44 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 36 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Having a blended family of 6 kids, 5 sons ranging from 13 years to 22 years and a 16 year old daughter means that most nights of the week our 8 seater Dining Table between the hours of 6:30pm & 8:00pm has all bums on seats, with only standing room left which is left for Gary and myself.
Now with one of our sons away in the army you would think that would allow for one of us oldies to to take up at the table filled with laughter, jokes, banter and talk of the days events between mouthfuls of food but no. I think that would leave opportunity for the girlfriends to sit on our other 2 son’s laps (probably spoon feed them as well). Then there is always the extra’s in way of friends. I am by no means a great cook and since my injury I don’t particularly enjoy it cooking But the kids friends are always coming back for more.
What I do love though is the family time having everyone together, Gary and I literally have to do a shout out and ring around in the morning to head count how many will be home for dinner and then my absolute favourite part and all the kids know to steer clear whilst I am doing it, is setting the table.
My Collections- I have a collection of Vintage Table Cloths, then I have all my Antique Dinner sets , Serving Dishes & Cutlery. I can spend ages setting the table, I have on one occassion accidentally let the vegies boil dry, I was so engrossed in making the table look perfect.
 For so long now I have been searching for the perfect Trivets to compliment my eclectic style, of cause I have only been looking in Op-Shops as I was after old vintage looking ones. All I ever came across were the metal ones and for my tastes that just did not fit the brief.
So I purchased my Peg Board and because of my injury had my son cut it with a jigsaw (this is a simple job for any physically able person)

I then ensured I had the following items to complete my project.

*2 can of Paint and Prime (Bonds to everything) Spraypaint *Pastel Coloured Metal Split Pins (Stationary Section Of a Cheapy Store) * Sandpaper with varying Grits (course To Fine) * A4 Pieces of Felt *My Glue Gun *Mod Podge (sml Paint Brush to apply) *Sipa Marker Paint Pens (purchased as a set on eBay) *12 Tiny Round wooden Cupboard Door Handles *Spray can Clear polyurethane(Varnish sealer)

From There the project is as straight forward as following the photos, that is if you wish for your Trivets to look like mine however you have a blank canvas on which to work. I firstly started using Raffia as a Boarder, however it didn’t appeal to me. You can just use split pins without using anything else
I enjoyed making the decorative floral patterns with my paint pens and I find sanding and distressing very therapeutic and wanted for these Trivets to have a very aged look. What I did find looked really good was the effect left once you had sanded over the holes. You could omit the entire push pin section choose to sand over the holes and use Twine fro a decorative border. This would look fantastic if your look was more a Hamptons or Shabby Chic Style. I then sprayed 2 coats of Polyurethane & allowed for drying.
I used a combination of Mod Podge and the Hot Glue Gun to adhere the felt to the back. Once Dry I used a generous amount of hot glue applied pressure to stick on my door handle legs and all 3 were ready for the Rowdy Roast Dinner That was booked in for the following night.

My Pegboard Trivets is one in a group of projects using PegBoards that you can pop over and see at Michele’s http://www.shelstring.com. If any of you DIY Crafters do happen to make your own version of Pegboard Trivets I would absolutely love to see them and to share them here and on my Pinterest Group Board or if you perhaps have other crafts you have blogged about (Newbies Most welcome) email me curvyandcontent@gmail.com

Happy Diy Thank You For Reading

Judith-Curvy & Content

 

(HANDCRAFTED PEGBOARD TRIVETS) with shelstring.com Pegboard Project Challenge

Handcrafted Trivets to match my Dinner set
Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 30 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 44 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Photo 25-07-2017, 2 20 36 PM

PEGBOARD & SPLIT PIN TRIVETS PAINTED & DISTRESSED TO WORK IN WITH MY ANTIQUE DINING SETTINGS & SERVING WARE

Having a blended family of 6 kids, 5 sons ranging from 13 years to 22 years and a 16 year old daughter means that most nights of the week our 8 seater Dining Table between the hours of 6:30pm & 8:00pm has all bums on seats, with only standing room left which is left for Gary and myself.
Now with one of our sons away in the army you would think that would allow for one of us oldies to to take up at the table filled with laughter, jokes, banter and talk of the days events between mouthfuls of food but no. I think that would leave opportunity for the girlfriends to sit on our other 2 son’s laps (probably spoon feed them as well). Then there is always the extra’s in way of friends. I am by no means a great cook and since my injury I don’t particularly enjoy it cooking But the kids friends are always coming back for more.
What I do love though is the family time having everyone together, Gary and I literally have to do a shout out and ring around in the morning to head count how many will be home for dinner and then my absolute favourite part and all the kids know to steer clear whilst I am doing it, is setting the table.
My Collections- I have a collection of Vintage Table Cloths, then I have all my Antique Dinner sets , Serving Dishes & Cutlery. I can spend ages setting the table, I have on one occassion accidentally let the vegies boil dry, I was so engrossed in making the table look perfect.
 For so long now I have been searching for the perfect Trivets to compliment my eclectic style, of cause I have only been looking in Op-Shops as I was after old vintage looking ones. All I ever came across were the metal ones and for my tastes that just did not fit the brief.
So I purchased my Peg Board and because of my injury had my son cut it with a jigsaw (this is a simple job for any physically able person)

I then ensured I had the following items to complete my project.

*2 can of Paint and Prime (Bonds to everything) Spraypaint *Pastel Coloured Metal Split Pins (Stationary Section Of a Cheapy Store) * Sandpaper with varying Grits (course To Fine) * A4 Pieces of Felt *My Glue Gun *Mod Podge (sml Paint Brush to apply) *Sipa Marker Paint Pens (purchased as a set on eBay) *12 Tiny Round wooden Cupboard Door Handles *Spray can Clear polyurethane(Varnish sealer)

From There the project is as straight forward as following the photos, that is if you wish for your Trivets to look like mine however you have a blank canvas on which to work. I firstly started using Raffia as a Boarder, however it didn’t appeal to me. You can just use split pins without using anything else
I enjoyed making the decorative floral patterns with my paint pens and I find sanding and distressing very therapeutic and wanted for these Trivets to have a very aged look. What I did find looked really good was the effect left once you had sanded over the holes. You could omit the entire push pin section choose to sand over the holes and use Twine fro a decorative border. This would look fantastic if your look was more a Hamptons or Shabby Chic Style. I then sprayed 2 coats of Polyurethane & allowed for drying.
I used a combination of Mod Podge and the Hot Glue Gun to adhere the felt to the back. Once Dry I used a generous amount of hot glue applied pressure to stick on my door handle legs and all 3 were ready for the Rowdy Roast Dinner That was booked in for the following night.

My Pegboard Trivets is one in a group of projects using PegBoards that you can pop over and see at Michele’s http://www.shelstring.com. If any of you DIY Crafters do happen to make your own version of Pegboard Trivets I would absolutely love to see them and to share them here and on my Pinterest Group Board or if you perhaps have other crafts you have blogged about (Newbies Most welcome) email me curvyandcontent@gmail.com

Happy Diy Thank You For Reading

Judith-Curvy & Content

 

Project Challenge (PALLETS) with shelstring.com- RUSTIC PALLET BASE WALL LANTERNS

Plastic Barbed wire cost approx $2 with free postage from eBay The Twine $2 from a Dollar Shop The Pallet was Free found on Gumtree The Lantern was purchased with 3 others exactly the same from an Op Shop for $5 each. I was lucky, also lucky to have enough left overs of both the Twine & Wire to complete other projects. IN TOTAL EACH COMPLETED LANTERN COST ME $7

I have seen some fantastic versions of Pallet style Lantern Holders on Pinterest and have always thought that they were beyond my crafting capabilities. Recently during one of my Op Shop adventures I purchased these 4 handmade Rustic Timber, Metal and Glass Tea light candle Lanterns for $5 each and knew that I would have to put my big girls panties on and finally attempt to make what I had always wanted as part of my Decor’.

When Michele’s Pallet Challenge @ http://www.shelstring.com came around I knew it was now or never. Being without full physical capacity I did need to get one of my sons to help me with the lifting and the cutting of the pallet however if I did not have a stuffed up leg this would have been a breeze to do on my own.

As you can see the crate I was given for free from a Mattress warehouse is not of the usual size and shape and YAY !! for that because it made it easy for me to complete 4 Lanterns in less than 4 Hours with near to NO work needed to complete.

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All you need for this project is *A CRATE *A LANTERN *CUTTING DEVICES e.g electric saws, jigsaw *OLD RUSTY NAILS *HAMMER *TWINE (THICK) *ARTIFICIAL CRAFT BARBED WIRE.

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As you can see I worked with the crates already set design and roughly measured each before cutting. I left all the old nails in and pulled the spare old nails out to use for hanging the Lanterns on ( I wanted this project to look as rustic, worn and old as possible.

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The only thing I used to secure the 2 length slats together at the bottom underneath in line with the bottom of the lantern was  Twine and the artificial Barbed Wire. Quick, Easy, no fuss, secured perfectly and gives the exact look I was going for.

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I also wrapped Twine and Artificial Barbed Wire around the top part of the slats and used this part as a slide down motion over a hook to hang on the wall and although the pallets were heavy the combination of twine and wire were sturdy enough to hold perfectly in place.

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So what I thought would be too big of a job for me, once realising that I could easily work with the pallets design as it was, I was able to complete a project I never thought I would even attempt. Big Thank You to Michele for The Pallet Project Challenge.

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I am looking forward to popping over to http://www.shelstring.com to see what other interesting Pallet projects Have been completed and I am definitely interested in finding some other great projects to complete with Pallets now I have my Big Pants on

Happy DIY

Judith