In the last issue of Flea Market Style, they had a few ways to use old rulers. One of the ways was to make a shelf by putting the rulers on the edge of the wood for decorative trim. I was in need of a few shelf's in my paint room to keep smaller paint cans off the floor. By cutting the wood the same length of the rulers, and screwing them along the edge for trim, this gave me cute and handy shelfs.
I wanted the grain of the wood to come slightly through the paint but did not have the color of stain I was looking for. So, by watering down the paint I was able to lightly apply the paint with a sponge and then wipe it off quickly to give the wood just the right amount of color that I wanted.
Can you tell what brand of paint I like to use? Funny, but this is not even 1/2 of the quarts I have.
While shopping around at a local antique store I also found this old metal cart that someone had glued several rulers to the top of.
It was a fun and simple project to do - and thanks to my hubby, for always being so willing to help me with my projects!