Driftwood Abounds

If you’ve been around from the beginning then you know this little blog journey started with my driftwood Christmas trees.
And, being that I live on the island of Curacao, I have what seems to be an unlimited supply of this driftwood stuff.

And, yes, I do realize that many of you are reading from locations that look (or feel) a little more like this right now.
Maybe you can consider this a little summer in January … or just a rude “in your face” sort of post from a girl on an island.  ;)

I am hoping for the former.  Please note that I have refrained from putting any pics of beautiful sunny beaches and turquoise water. :)

But, here are a few of the other things I’ve done with driftwood along the way.

Full disclosure on this wreath, the glue I used did not hold up after it had been left out in the rain and slowly and painfully fell apart one little piece at a time.  :(

This little driftwood shelf has been such a great addition to our little kitchen with even littler storage.
 And if you saw my 12 Days of Kindness you saw this guy.
I’ve got this guy in my blog header.
Here’s the whole shelf on the wall.

I found this awesome piece along the beach and to hang it I just drilled a couple holes in the wall and a couple holes in the wood.  I was able to line them up using a little tape and paper trick I learned from John at YHL.

You may recognize the coral pieces on the left from this post.  And, I’m happy to report, the clear varnish is still doing the trick.

I also have a few driftwood pieces planned as part of the gallery wall.  You know, that wall I’m trying to make with just one screw in the wall for the Impossibilities challenge.  Speaking of which, I need to get back at it.  Our big reveal posts go up Monday … which I guess means I have 5 days to make this happen.  And the big link up parties, all 6 of them, go live at 7am Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 31st.

It’s not too late to join, click here to find out more and get signed up!

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I am sharing this project here, here, here and here. Check ‘em out!

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33 Comments

  1. Just fabulous!!! Glad, you didn’t post turquoise waters, haha!!

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  2. Love all of it. Seriously. Love!

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  3. It’s the Christmas tree that drew me to you the first time around. Too bad about that wreath. Did you know that water is the glue gun’s Kryptonite?!

    xo
    Linda

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  4. I wish that you would just send me a big box of driftwood so I could make all these fabulous projects. NOTE TO SELF: find driftwood at the Cape this summer!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  5. Dear girl on an island:

    I am jealous of your easy driftwood access and the temperatures you get to experience.

    Sincerely,
    A girl in the middle of a bunch of snow and 20 degree days.

    Seriously-your projects are so cute and clever! My favorite is the shelf. :)

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  6. I loved reading this post this morning as I tried to convince myself to get out of bed. The thought of turquoise water and sunshine warmed me right up and helped get me going! :)

    I love all of your driftwood projects. I wish I could walk out my door and get some of it!

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  7. These projects are fabulous! I love driftwood! You should sell bundles of it to us land-locked folk =:)

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  8. I’ll be scouring the Jersey shore for driftwood now! Love that wreath!!
    Kelly

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  9. Karah, I need to go to the beach more often…love what you did with your driftwood.

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  10. Hi, I am so thrilled to have discovered your blog and am a new follower. Curacao is on my list of places to visit someday! I wish I had come across this challenge sooner so I could have really attempted something impossible but I have just a few days. I look forward to checking out what participants link up next week.

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  11. Some incredibly creative stuff here! Love the wreath… I don’t think I would have thought up that one.

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  12. I love seeing that there is weather out there other than snow and grey!
    It gives me hope :-) Love your driftwood projects.

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  13. I’d love to be on a beach somewhere right about now! I can’t wait til Monday! I’m DYING to see your gallery wall!

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  14. Oh, it all makes me smile–nature gives the best patina to wood. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love how you use driftwood!! Beautiful wreath!! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  16. Thanks for linking this one too Karah :)

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  17. That wreath is fantastic! Did you try piecing it back together with lampshade glue? You have inspired me to go beach combing soon! :)

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  18. Thanks for linking up and don’t forget about registering for my current giveaway….

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    XO, Aimee

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  19. love your driftwood art! the xmas tree is fantastic.
    x

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  20. I love all these great driftwood projects! Especially the wreath! So sad that it didn’t stay around for very long. :(
    But it was awesome while it lasted! :D
    Thanks for sharing at the Crazy Cute party!

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  21. hi karah,
    i found you via roadkill rescue. how wonderful that you live on a caribbean island. as i sit with temps in the 30’s and post snowstorm ravaged day yesterday, this is a light at the end of a tunnel! i really wouldn’t have minded the tropical beach picture. ;)
    love all your driftwood projects and especially the tree…how cute.
    funny, i was just drafting a post for my etsy shop for a souvenir scarf from curacao. i wasn’t familiar with it until i was doing my research…and now you pop up and live there! how cool is that?! going to check out more of your blog as time allows…perhaps i can live vicariously through it via the warm sands and sunny beaches.
    judi

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