I saw this idea on Buzzfeed but the original source was Marthastewart.com and thought it was a perfect way to help keep my kitchen clean, especially after I've been working in the garden or walking through freshly mowed grass. No "mudroom" means my kitchen ends up being the "mudroom".
I've never really MADE anything with wood and nails so while the information above may be 'old news' to some, it was 'new news' to me so I thought I'd include it.
The fence boards were free from my boss when he replaced his old fence. I took one panel but wish I'd taken more! One panel gave me about 8 of these great, weathered boards.
The shells just added a nice, summery touch.
If you're making one of your own and using untreated wood, you'll want to seal it with deck/fence sealer. I didn't do anything with this wood since it was already treated.
I'm pretty pleased with my first "hammer, nail and sawing" project and I know it's going to save me a lot of cleanup on the INSIDE of the house this summer!