Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vintage Yardsticks

What could one do with a bunch of vintage yardsticks?
How about...make a chair-rail.

A friend of my pal, Jennie, used vintage yardsticks to make a chair-rail in this room.
What until you see the rest of the room.  It's not what you think.  I'll share more about it next week.
For now, what do you think of the yardstick chair-rail?
Cool, huh?



Here's even a little yardstick charm added just above the baseboard.

I love this.  Now, I just need a bunch of vintage yardsticks.

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19 comments:

  1. What a cool idea. I would have never thought of this! I cannot wait to see the whole room! I often see those old yardsticks that unfold at antiques stores and want to buy them, but I never know what I'd do with them.

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  2. oh i love this idea! gotta keep scouting the auctions,flea markets and yard or estate sales. i found some really cool ones this past year.

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  3. You and Jennie have the best finds! Is that chalkboard paint. Ooh, the mystery!

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  4. How clever is this! So cool and unique.

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  5. Ooh! I wish I could see it in the whole room!

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  6. Such a cute idea! Can't wait to see more!

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  7. Looks great. I wonder how long she had to collect them.

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  8. That is such a great idea!! Love it

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  9. That looks so cool! I hope you do it in your house.

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  10. Cute idea! In fact, I found a couple of old yard sticks at an estate sale today and might just have to hang on to them!!
    HAPPY JUNKIN!! Cathy aka GGJ

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  11. I adore vintage yardsticks too! I have a collection going for a project i have planned so my eyes are always open to add to the pile! I have my sister and mother-in-law in on the hunt for me too! What a great way you've used them!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  12. That's a cute idea. Can't wait to see more of Jennie's room. It's so funny that so many of us collect those things, isn't it? Altho I wouldn't have nearly enough to go around a room. She must have found the motherlode of vintage yardsticks! Hurry up and show the rest of the room, the suspense is killing me....

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  13. LOVE. But yeah... need to see more. What were you thinking leaving us hang like this?!? :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  14. WOW! I love it! If you have time, I would love for you to link this post to my blog party at http://firstadream.blogspot.com/

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  15. i loved this idea, I can't wait to see the rest of the room.
    -denise

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  16. LOVE this...very clever! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  17. What a clever idea! I'm always amazed with the imaginations of all the creative bloggers out there. I'm always on the hunt for old yardsticks....I can never have too many.
    I'm visiting from Metamorphosis Monday.
    Thanks for sharing.

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