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6 Insanely Easy Ways to Use Leftover Stikwood

By: Adam Ribaudo
Posted In: Design Log

Thanksgiving leaves ample leftovers, including leftover Stikwood from this year's DIY projects. Whether the scraps arose from a fireplace surround application or a rustic wood wall paneling project in a bedroom, there's a reason to be grateful for those leftover reclaimed wood planks: They can be used to amp up style across your home. Here are six small-scale projects you can complete with leftover Stikwood just in time for your holiday guests to arrive.

Pictured: Reclaimed Sierra Gold

Board of Organizing

Countertop clutter reaches peak levels during the holidays, when family and friends descend on your home in droves. But a wall-mounted bulletin board can help corral the clutter while boosting the beauty and utility of a do-nothing wall. Make your own with scrap Stikwood by cutting and adhering leftover reclaimed wood wall panels in any design into a rectangular formation on a living room or bedroom wall, then framing the board with slats of bare or painted wood. Top your creation with key holders, memos, seasonal decor, or even family photos to put the fun back in functional.

Pictured: Reclaimed Sierra Silver

Staggering Beauty

Create a conversation-starting accent wall filled with artwork, planters, or mementos by adhering leftover Stikwood rustic wood wall paneling onto an empty wall in an awe-inspiring asymmetric silhouette. Go wild by mixing and matching multiple varieties of authentic weathered wood planks, or opt for distressed wood planks in a single design, from alluring Reclaimed Sierra Silver planks to whimsical Reclaimed Weathered Wood White planks. Thanks to the use of leftover wood, your walls and your wallet will be full after Thanksgiving.

Pictured: Reclaimed Sierra Gold

Home, Home Above the Range

As scintillating as the scent of your mom's stuffing recipe may be, you don't want it lurking in the kitchen beyond Thanksgiving Day. A range hood helps evacuate grease and odors emanating from the stove out of the kitchen, but it certainly doesn't need to be drab and monochromatic to do its job. Cladding your range hood with leftover Stikwood panels is a simple way to keep your kitchen looking stylish and still smelling fresh after that holiday cooking marathon.

Pictured: Vandyke 

Island Fever

While the holiday bird is roasting to perfection, give your restless guests something else in the kitchen to drool over by adorning the exterior face of an island, counter, or breakfast bar with leftover reclaimed wood. It doesn't require much Stikwood to cover the spare square footage of an island, but the effect of a warm wood paneling like Vandyke is just dramatic enough to turn a cold and clinical kitchen into a cozy and utterly irresistible interior.

Pictured: Reclaimed Barrel Oak

Sleeping Beauty

If that extra helping of mashed potatoes isn't enough to put you to sleep on turkey day, a dark and dreamy Stikwood headboard certainly will. For the most soothing, slumber-inducing effect, clad the side of the headboard facing your mattress with leftover Stikwood planks in a subdued tone such as Charcoal, Reclaimed Barrel Oak, or Reclaimed Weathered Wood. If you still have extra distressed wood planks by morning, peel and stick them to the foot of the bed!

Pictured: Hamptons 

Words to Live By

You don't have to ignite the fireplace to make a heart-warming addition to your living room, family room, or den. Furnish the mantel with a farmhouse-style sign bearing a seasonal greeting or personalized message. All it takes to recreate the rustic flair is to stick three planks of leftover Stikwood horizontally to a rectangular piece of plywood, then use a custom stencil, Mod Podge, and chalk paint to emblazon the wood with a heartfelt saying. Frame the sign with scrap spruce or pine wood, then sand the sign and display it on your mantel to make a bold statement without saying a word!


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