14 Interesting Ways to Reuse an Old Yardstickcraftyamy
It all started with the upcycled yardstick ruler mirror above. Isn’t it cool? I spotted it on Pinterest and that was it – I had to find all the ways that a person could reuse yardsticks in their home decor. It turns out there are more ways than I thought. I’m quite impressed with the variety of home decor items that are out there using vintage yardsticks. My favorites (besides the mirror) include the tables. Now I just need to find some old yardsticks, but I hear that they are easily obtainable from thrift or school supply stores (I could always distress new ones as well). Are you into bringing a little yardstick action into your home decor? Click through the jump to see more!
Stunning Buffet 1 of 13This restored buffet was an easier project than you would think - once you get it painted, trim and attach the yardsticks using liquid nails. You need to use some power tools, but the result is well worth it.
Find out how it was done at Corner House
Pendant Lamp 2 of 13To get this amazing lamp for yourself, trim and glue yardsticks to a regular pendant shade.
See how it was done at A Case of the Mundays
Stair Steps 3 of 13Add some pizzazz to your stairs by cutting yardsticks to fit and then gluing them to the fronts.
Learn more about the project at Design*Sponge
Coat Rack 4 of 13Use wood glue to attach yardsticks to a trimmed piece of plywood, then add hooks and hang your coats in style.
Find the instructions at Better Homes and Gardens
Wall Racks 5 of 13Attach old yardsticks to the wall with adhesive strips, and you'll get instant ledges - no holes in the wall required.
See how to do it yourself at Flea Market Style
Cool Blacksplash 6 of 13A yardstick blacksplash might not be for everyone but it's definitely for me. You'll install like a regular blacksplash, using liquid nails to glue in and caulk to seal.
Get the step-by-step at Under the Sycamore
Colorful Tabletop 7 of 13Make sure that your yardsticks are the same thickness if you want to have a smooth tabletop - then just cut to fit and glue down.
Find the instructions at Country Living
Small Crate 8 of 13If you have access to scrap lumber in addition to yardsticks, put them together to make a cute little crate.
Visit the post at Junk Market Style
Vintage Tray 9 of 13Yardsticks were cut to fit this old, broken tray - they were glued to the chipboard backing and the frame was painted, giving the tray an entirely new life.
Find out how it was done at Mamie Jane's
Wall Art 10 of 13This interesting "canvas" uses salvaged rulers of different colors as the backdrop for the ruler star.
Visit the post at Artful Panoply
Side Table 11 of 13These rulers cover not only the top but also the sides, using an interesting collage method to assemble.
See how it was done at Show & Tell
Seeing Stars 12 of 13Using screws and nuts to assemble, you can decorate your home with yardstick stars in various sizes.
Learn more about the project at Mamie Jane's
Perpetual Calendar 13 of 13With wire and a bead, you can make a unique calendar. Children will especially love this easy way to keep track of days!
See how it was done at Can't Stop Making Things
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