Do you remember the last time you moved? When you unpacked your things in your new house and all these old memories flooded back of those same things on your old space? I’ve been relishing the nostalgia of it all for about a week. With every new box I opened I would uncover some of my favorite upcycling ideas or pallet projects. The palm frond pumpkin made it pretty much unscathed! And all of the pallet art projects need to find a new home here. And then when I found the diy door trough, one of the easiest pallet projects ever, I thought the tutorial was worth resharing. This little gem might just happens to be one of the first bits of pretty around here. After I shared this tutorial I also shared how to reverse image and text in Word and make an easy little Welcome sign for your pallet projects.
You know, I’ve never really been much of a magazine girl. I don’t subscribe to any, they were just never my go to for inspiration. But let me tell you … that is a changin’. I find myself engrossed in any kind of magazine these days just looking at the pictures and gleaning inspiration for our soon to be house renovation / remodel projects.
Ummmm, have you ever totally meant to do something for months and just never did? That’s what happened to me here. I wrote a tutorial of the very first pallet project I made for a guest post and never came back and gave you guys the how-tos. And the guest post was in January. :/ Ack! Anyhow … here’s the story of my very first pallet project. Well, for the blog anyway … me and pallets go way back. ;)
Check this out … the monthly review in the first week of the following month. #surprisedmyselfwithmyefficiency July has always been a favorite month of mine … and it proved to be the same on the blog. I started the month begging asking for help as I started to undertake a living room redo. So far, as part of the Blogging without Borders series we have made a floating shelf and started work on DIYing a coffee table. I am reeeally hoping to have that for you at the next update. If this review is old news to you, head over to see what the other gals are up to. We had a bunch of fun with decor on this new floating shelf. Well, I know I did, I hope you did, too. :) From the initial attempt, an early fall mantel and the most recent where we finally brought ‘the girls‘ back and added a pop of color with a spray painted leaf wreath. How to Build a Floating Shelf Tutorial is here! I enjoyed putting together a round-up of 105 ideas for your 4th of July celebration. What a great resource! I was a day late so feel free to pin it for next year. :) And I also made another piece of pallet word art that I adore. It has been the perfect, sun shiny addition to our rooftop pallet bed area. July was also great fun for me as part of the Hometalk Ambassador team. I shared my tips for posting your projects on Hometalk here. And also had a blast with my girlfriends at our DIY pool party with Hometalk ‘swag’ here. Thank you so much Hometalk, and Miriam, for the wonderful opportunity. :) It gave me chance to help my friend Carol learn how to use … continue reading
Ok, well clearly I’ve gotten into the bad habit of posting this little recap about 10 days into the month. Sorry ’bout that! So let’s get right to it and take a look back and see what we did in June, shall we?!?! Maybe the reason this is so late is that I haven’t gotten out of this baby since we made her? I wish I could blame it on the new pallet bed we made in 3 easy steps.
This project comes to you courtesy of my love affair with the world wide web of inspiration. Now, I first have to start out by saying that the outpouring of love and support that we have received in response to our 10 year old puppy going through surgery (more on that here) has been so overwhelming, in the best of ways. All of the private emails and messages in addition to the comments, and those who have shared your own pet stories … you will never know how much it has helped us through this. Us pet owners and lovers, we’re a special breed. Hardeharhar!! Ok, now back to business, when the announcement came out that it was time for the next installment of the Pinterest Challenge co-hosted by Bower Power and Young House Love … and this time with the addition of Centsational Girl and Ten June … it was very fitting that I had been spending a lot of time on this pin board. In particular, I had just pinned this by the very creative Michael from Inspired by Charm. And you all know how I heart a good piece of decorative word art on wood. So, I thought, challenge = accepted. Let’s stop pinning for a second, and start doing. :)
It’s that time again. The first Monday of the month where we share an easy peasy, super simple, somewhat silly to post about project. And today, my friends, we are going step-by-step into my rooftop pallet bed making process.
Happy Tuesday y’all! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend and an opportunity to take a moment to remember the true reason for the day. How blessed we all are to be from the land of the free and the home of the brave. Spend any amount of time in another culture and the true value of freedom, equality and the ability to fight for your rights becomes crystal clear. How fortunate to be free. :) Now, let’s get this party started. If you haven’t had a chance, just click on the pic below to check out our brand new rooftop bedroom complete with a pallet bed as well as homemade candles, pillow covers, and unruly duvet along with a peaceful view. And, be sure to see what my MISSION: Possible gals accomplished, even the black thumbed Andrea. ;)
I had dreams. I had visions. I had pinned beautiful outdoor beds, and spaces and had images of what was sure to be our awesome, Awesome, AWESOME new pallet bed on our roof. You saw this sneak peek this morning … And, I have to admit, I do NOT have all that I had dreamed of. But, considering that we have been talking about putting a pallet bed on the roof for.like.ever since we moved in, 2 and a half years ago, and we now have pallets on the roof with a mattress on top of it and a few cute accessories that will never hold up to the wind so I have to carry them up and down whenever we use the space, I am thrilled.
Do you ever wear a temporary tattoo? No, I’m not talking to your kids. I mean you. :) I do. And it turns out that habit came in handy when trying to figure out how to do an image transfer on the cheap. I still don’t have a vinyl cutting machine, or even any idea of what those things are and how they would work. But I have a home printer, and Picmonkey. And, I need Picmonkey for this because I don’t know how to reverse text in Word. Do you? Do tell. Update: I shared how to reverse text in Word here. Update #2: I made another, more extensive project using this technique here.
Do you ever have those ideas that just spring you into action? I was trying to organize my week. My eyes landed on my little spring wreath and I thought “I need to update the door decor”. Then I thought “I need a great outdoors idea”. And it just came to me. I thought it was going to be so easy I took a photo of my watch so I could track the time.
Or, what I like to call my Free Pantry Upgrade. ;) I can’t even say that with a straight face. We have established that we live in a breadbox, so I’ve been getting creative with some storage. I’ve had our pantry type items in the hutch since we moved here. But once the hutch became the tv stand, that’s been kind of weird.