Tear out a few vintage planks from a fence. Drill them into your wall. Screw on a pot rack and a knife holder and voilà — instant character and color for your kitchen!
Los Angeles Times writer R. Daniel Foster has had the fence boards for 25 years, first covering a concrete beam in his studio with them in their first incarnation, then later laying a sheet of glass on top to turn the planks into a work surface.
In their new life in his kitchen, the distressed teal planks make an interesting backdrop over the standard paint or wallpaper — and all without the "reclaimed" price tag.
Read More: Old fence boards reborn as pot rack, knife strip at Los Angeles Times
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(Image: R. Daniel Foster)