Beginning of July, Matt & I were at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival when I fell in love w/ this woman’s work.  She is able to take old scrap wood & turn it into amazing looking wall decorations.  I thought some of her animals would someday look great in a baby’s room…then I fell over when I saw a piece was over $700.


I thought I could recreate it, but didn’t quite know how.  I went through about 10 different variations, but still nothing I was completely satisfied with.   Fortunately, the process (or a process that makes sense to me) came, and I was able to make my own.


I started by searching craigslist for scrap wood – low & behold, there was an ad for FREE scrap wood from a torn down barn.  JACKPOT!   I acquired quite the collection of wood (more projects?).



Second, I assembled the wood onto a piece of backer board.


I then cleaned the house & took a nap while I waited for the glue to dry.


Finally, I worked some jigsaw magic & came up with this.



I am so happy with how it turned out.  And excited.  Ask my mom.  I was so excited when I called her, I bet she thought I just got my name called to “come on down” on The Price Is Right!


5 Responses to “Elephant”

  1. BethAnn says:

    Pretty freaking fabulous. calling on you when it’s time to redo ally’s room.

  2. Andrea says:

    I absolutely love these – nice job!! I think you could use the rest of the wood to make more of these adorable creatures and sell them! : )

  3. Veronica O says:

    I should seriously commission you to do some animals for Tony’s room…the elephant looks amazing, AwesOmE job chica!

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