Transform old, boring furniture and accessories into pieces that really
“rule” by covering them with yardsticks!
Studio 5’s Trash to Treasure Diva Jennifer Heslop shares innovative ways to
get creative with vintage rulers!
Lampshade– A drum-style lampshade works best for
this project. Measure
the height of the shade and cut yardsticks about 1/8″ longer that the
shade’s height. Determine how many sections of yardsticks you will need
to go around the entire shade. Using strong adhesive, glue the yardsticks
to the shade.
Stool or table top– Cover the top of a stool, bench or
table top with
yardsticks. Cut to size and glue down using wood glue. Make sure to place
a heavy object on top of the yardsticks while glue dries.
Shelf– Use small wood screws to attach a yardstick or
ruler to a length of 1
x 6″ board. Attach to wall using L-brackets.
Tissue box cover– repurpose an outdated wood tissue
box cover by
covering it with yardsticks. Cut yardsticks to size and adhere with strong
Picture frame or mat– Create a unique picture mat by
using a miter saw to
cut a yardstick to fit inside a store bought picture frame.
Clipboards– Cover a plain clipboard with pieces of cut
down with wood glue or construction adhesive. Makes a great teacher gift.
Bracelet– Purchase a bracelet kit and add small pieces
Office organizer– Attach binder clips to a yardstick.
Use it to display
photos or hold notes, etc.
All rulers purchased from EBay and Capital City Antique Mall; 959 South