Awww….we love to upcycle salvaged wood. Waste not, want not! This wood trim came from one of our favorite salvage warehouses. They specialize in antiques and architectural salvage. We love that there are people out there rescuing and preserving history, one piece at a time. I walk through these places, admiring all the beautiful pieces and wonder what stories they could tell.
These wood planters are made from salvaged turn of the century house trim. They are one of our favorite decor pieces that we make. We love owning a little bit of history! So much better than rotting away somewhere. Our ancestors would be proud, at least we like to think so.
Once the boxes were cut and assembled we painted them with Old-Fashioned Milk Paint. We used a 50/50 blend of Oyster White and Snow White. As you can see in the photos, milk paint is very unpredictable. On one box we got a nice smooth worn finish and the other got this incredible crackling. You just never know!
These pieces were lightly sanded and distressed and sealed with hemp oil by Miss Mustard Seed.