New Old Vessel

Hello, friends. I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend. Ours as quiet, but very nice.

I wanted to share my new old vessel my husband made for me last weekend (always takes my some time to get proper photos).

I have a warm spot in my heart for recycled items. Old, repurposed, found objects, trash whatever it may be I think it can be unique…and I like unique.

For some time now I’ve been on the look out for something for my kitchen island but couldn’t find anything that really spoke to me. My husband was kind enough to offer to make something for me.

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And I knew just what I wanted. So after a quick meeting with my husband (me trying to explain what I wanted and my husband telling what he could do with what he had to work with)  then he was off.

The wood used for this project has been used for some other projects around our home as well like this and this so it is being recycled and there is still more and I’m sure I’ll find a way to use all of the pieces.

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The cabinet the wood came was about 4 foot tall and about 3 feet wide with no doors just some wide planks for shelves. I picked it from the trash one day while I was visiting my sister so long ago. I had to drag it down the street. It as a fun day and not only is the piece recycled it makes me smile when I look at it and remember the day.

I spent about a week hand stripping the  layers of paint off the cabinet to reveal the awesome patina of the wood.

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For the longest time it housed an Xbox and a small TV until I took it apart one day.

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Now that I think about it I used some of the boards for another project I did here.

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I’m really loving the rustic look of the piece. My husband used cut nails to finish it off. The new old vessel is long being over 3 feet but the kitchen island is 8 feet long so it’s perfect.

I was thinking about adding some handles to the ends but I really like the simple look of it so I’m just going to leave it as it is.

I picked up some pretty flowers at the supermarket for the holiday weekend and because they are just so pretty.

I know I’ll be trying out different items to fill my new old vessel but for now we’re just enjoy the flowers.

Happy Monday.

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  1. Awesome arrangement Susan! You have given a new life to your old vessel and it looks beautiful…

  2. There is nothing I love more than an old box of any type! And it looks so perfect on your counter contrasting with the new. L.O.V.E.

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