What To Do With An Old Baseboard

In Decorating, Design, Favorite Things by Lisa Burnett

Two years ago we renovated a 100 year old house for a retreat facility and called it Sweetwater House.  A lot of changes were made in the process of tearing out and putting the house back together.  There were also a lot of materials left over that we saved to use someday.

Well- this weekend I decided to make a shelf above a sideboard that I inherited.  I already had a pair of iron brackets that I had been saving for something.  All I needed was the wood to put on top of them.  I didn't want to make a trip to the lumber yard, so I searched in the shed, and sure enough, found leftover baseboards from Sweetwater House. 

Baseboards 100 years ago were much wider than they are now.  All I had to do was cut it the right length, paint and distress.  I'm sure I'll rearrange items on the shelf many times.  Hopefully, I can come up with more ideas for all the rest of the boards I have!

The baseboard before:


And after:



-posted by Karla