Steal this Idea*: Yardsticks!

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial.

Today's installment is a little bit different because its not just one idea but several that have me wishing I had a pile of yardsticks lying around.

Have you done anything with old yardsticks and rulers? I want to know!

How about transforming a sidetable with them? This gorgeous specimen is from Patina White.

This yard stick coat rack tutorial from DIY network gets extra points for using NEW yardsticks and finishing them to look old.

Or an impactful pendant shade from A Case of the Mundays?

Or what about a chicken coop from The Lettered Cottage?

The uses are endless! I searched high and low for a dresser embelllished with yardsticks but couldn't find one. That would be such a great piece.

postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


  1. Love this!!  thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Cathy Wall12:18 PM

    What fabulous ideas!.  Thanks for to find a whole slew of old yardsticks....!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

  3. Heidi @ Show Some Decor5:41 PM

    Oh, these ROCK in every way! Thanks for sharing!!  Happy weekend. :)
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  4. homeroad7:00 PM

    I made something with old rulers,,,,
    I love the crate/coffee table! Beautiful!

  5. Lisa Rozario8:45 PM

    Oh my! All fabulous looking! Thanks fo sharing.

  6. LOVE the ideas, and have wanted to do something similar for years. But where does one find so many old yardsticks??

  7. Allison11:14 AM

    love all of these! This is a piece I have in my house. 6th picture down. They are old yard sticks!

  8. Jordan@the2seasons8:49 AM

    Love these ideas so creative!

  9. I love the concept of the before and after photos.  This is all about being artistic and being creative.  This is another way to use my extra yard sticks at home.  I'm also going to steal this idea!

  10. Blair Munday11:37 AM

    thanks so much for sharing my lamp! and for visiting the site. :) love swapping sites. your blog is great! definitely added to the list.


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