planks of wood, rustic wall art

My blank slate - thanks, Honey!

In January, a neighbor of ours was tearing down an old fence. Being the opportunist that he is, Matt asked if we could have a few planks and then built me a really cool “blank slate” for me to decorate. Love it! Months later we were shopping in West Elm and noticed they were using wooden planks just like ours in their decoration. Definitely inspired me to do something cool with mine.

candle, clock, picture


Knowing which room I wanted to display the piece, I grabbed some items from inside the house and started playing around with where it should all go. I actually didn’t end up using any of the original items in the finished product…Trial and error approach!

piecing things together


Finding everything a home.

displayed in room

Finished project up on the wall

We love the final product are proudly displaying it in our guest bedroom! We plan to get real brackets for the shelf (these are borrowed from the peg wall in our garage) – I just couldn’t wait for a trip to Home Depot to get this puppy finished. Matt thought the bottom half was a little too busy and suggested taking down the wire basket and mirror, replacing them with more varying sizes of bud vases. Great idea – we’ll try it!

guest bedroom

Done for now.

The end!