Welcome to the party! I am so excited to be a part of Home Depot’s DIH Virtual Party this month!
Have you REGISTERED for this Thursday’s DIH Workshop at your local Home Depot? If not click here on this little orange Do-It HERSELF button:
This month you will be building this darling wheelbarrow. The workshop is FREE! You just pay for materials, and if you have ever wanted to try your hand at building, this is the perfect opportunity to get started. They will walk you through every step!
Home Depot offers three types of workshops for all ages and abilities. They offer DIH (Do It Herself), DIY, and Kids workshops. Fun for the whole family!
Customers can learn how to build home décor projects like the one you see here, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools!
When I accepted the challenge to build this wheelbarrow and put my creative spin on it I started thinking about all of the fun ways I could use it! I wanted to create this wheelbarrow in a way that I could use it year round. So while I have it set up for cozy Fall fun right now, I am looking forward to all of the different ways I will be able to customize it throughout the year.
When I think of these early days of Fall, one of our FAVORITE family activities is making s’mores around the campfire, or in most cases – firepit in our back yard. So that brings me to my version of this fun and easy to build Rustic Wheelbarrow.
It’s an incredible feeling to go from a pile of wood to a finished functioning piece!
Here we have the basic pieces of wood and crate that I used to create the wheelbarrow.
I used my scroll saw to cut the wheel.
Cutting the rest and piecing it all together was a cinch!
Here is where I got a little creative. I decided I wanted to cover the slats to give it a more boxed in look, so I used some old barn wood that I have in my ‘stash’. I cut one board for each side, and then simply glued furring strips to all four inner corner edges.
Is this barn wood dreamy or what!?
I countersunk the screws that I used to attach the barn wood to the sides. I used a 3/8″ drill bit, and 3/8″ pine plugs to go into the holes.
Then I stained all but the barn wood with Behr’s Waterproofing Wood Stain in color Sable.
While I love how this stain looks with the barn wood, I decided to use the end of my hammer and some Minwax Dark Walnut stain to antique it a bit.
Next came time for the chalkboard!
Using some little scraps I had laying around I made this easy little chalkboard:
After adding some nails to my wheelbarrow and then writing a few funny words on my chalkboard, I settled on “s’mores”, and then all I had left to do was gather the s’mores essentials!
Let’s be honest, I know I’m going to be stressin’ about my little’s and our little bonfire so here’s a fun tip.. add fairy lights to your lanterns for a safe beautiful glow.
This turned out to be a piece that I am eager to display inside or outside of my home, year round!
Here’s a little sneak peak of how I will be using my wheelbarrow next Spring.
I hope this inspires you to take the plunge and start building!
Don’t forget to register for this Thursday’s DIH Workshop 6:30pm at your local Home Depot!
Come see how my fellow bloggers re-imagined their very own DIH Rustic Wheelbarrow:
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Place of My Taste
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Duke Manor Farm
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***Special thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring this post***