Monday, June 3, 2013

My First Pallet Art

I know there are all kinds of creative things out there that you can do with old pallets.  I have never done any of them.  Mainly because I would rather pick up free furniture off CL than free pallets.  Then the neighbors next to my Mom started getting their house ready to sell and they left a stack of pallets out for me someone to pickup.  The first time I saw them I was with my Mom and a friend and I resisted...convincing myself that they did not really look all that good.  A few days later my Mom had gone out of town and I was taking care of her house.  The pallets were still there.  I casually walked over and took a at first pallet.  The one on top was not the typical pallet I have seen it was smaller and thinner.  Easy for me to quickly snatch and put in the back of the suburban before any of the other neighbors saw.  Ha!  Almost all the neighbors there are busy-bodies so I'm sure they were looking out their windows and saw me.  None of them mentioned it though.  :)  And for the record I love all those busy-bodies...they are they sweetest neighbors EVER!  When we first moved in (Mom lives in our old house) they ALL brought over cookies and welcomed us to the neighborhood.

Anyway, my pallet...

I watered down a mix of yellows and gave it a wash...

Then I attached a few dollar store frames with fabric inside, bottles with greenery, an L for our last name, and of course some knobs.  It is now "wall art" for our bedroom.  Hubby claims to like it...he said it looked kind of industrial.  What do you think?

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Planter Chair

Okay, do not say anything!  I know it has been forever!  Even Hubby has made little noises about my blog slacking.  I have been working on lots of different projects, so I have lots to show you. 

Let's start with a fun spring/summer project...

I found this chair at a yard sale for $3.

 What you think I overpaid??  :)

My Mom bought me a sample of Anne Sloan chalk paint for my birthday and I thought this chair would be perfect to try it out. 

What do you think?  I used chicken wire to make a basket and then planted a few flowers...hopefully they will live with my not so green thumb.

I love all the spindles! 

Here she is happily sitting by the front door.

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