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Hey, everyone…

Every once in awhile, you come across something that just sticks in your mind…
you love it, you think about it an awful lot, you dream about it…
and you set your mind to making it…

Did I mention that this has been on my mind for over a year now???

Meet my new pallet wood project: The Garden Fence

Photo Credit: CamelotArtCreations.Blogspot.Com

We live in a second story walk-up apartment, but we have this space beside our front door that would be perfect for this…

Check out Camelot Art Creations for the TUTORIAL and while you’re there, have a look around her site and Etsy page and get ready to swoon ♥

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ♥

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Hey, everyone…

We were looking for a simple and budget-friendly way to create space in our very humble apartment. I didnt want to buy a spice rack because we are already short on counter space, so I decided to see if we could use our leftover pallet wood and put a very simple spice rack up on the wall.

We needed something light (as in weight) because our apartment complex is older and it’s questionable whether or not the walls can hold something heavy, even if the shelf were to be anchored.

Here’s what we came up with…

• SIMPLE & INEXPENSIVE

Pallet Wood Spice Rack (PalletWoodPrincess.Wordpress.Com)

 A perfect fit in the small wallspace that we have…

Pallet Wood Spice Rack (PalletWoodPrincess.Wordpress.Com)

 

It’s nothing fancy, just another budget-friendly idea for something you can make out of pallet wood…

Thanks for stopping by ♥

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Hey, everyone!

For those of you that were along for the ride in my adventures with wreath-decorating, this is Part 2 of that project, really. I had some parts of the wreath that were left over and I wanted to make a small centerpiece to put on our pallet wood shelf that we have over the kitchen sink. I have a toddler so my decorations are all in areas that are up and away from his reach. And now that we have that shelf up, I like to change it up for the different holidays…

Here’s what I used to put together this very simple and inexpensive centerpiece… of course with a few things that I already had around the house:

  • Bread plate (or a basket- I just needed something rectangular to fit on our shelf)
  • Candles
  • Pine cones (something I dont have to buy at the store for the first time in my life, since moving up north from south FL! All I had to do was go on a nature hike with Little Monkey and pick some off the ground! Yay!)

I tried a few different setups… here was one with a flower from the wreath, but I ultimately decided to put it back on the wreath because I wanted something a little more low-key

This is the one I ultimately stuck with...

 

(EEEK!!! Dont mind the coffee cup in the sink! LOL! That is so me! I cant take a photo for the life of me… I cut off people’s heads & include dirty dishes! Aye!)

Anyways…

I have this obsession with autumn leaves and decided to use a lot more of those, along with some acorns and, also, buckeye nuts (thanks to my mom-in-law)… here’s the end result. I also decided to display a couple of gravy bowls beside it, since those are always sitting in the cupboard. Just something simple and seasonal. The best part was that I was able to make both this centerpiece and the wreath for our front door for cheap! 😀 (Want to check out the wreath? Click HERE ).

Thanks for stopping by!

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Welcome!

I wanted to share an idea that I came up with and my gracious hubby helped me construct. In our home, the space is limited and so is the budget, so I wanted to come up with an idea that would go along with our home decor and use things that were free or relatively inexpensive. I wanted to try to build a decorative shelf to go over our kitchen sink, which was just dead space. I had this vision in my head and went to Lowe’s with wide eyes and empty pockets (on purpose!) in search of lumber. Sweet mother of everything sacred! It’s highway robbery what these people are charging! So buying the wood was NOT an option!

Did you know that there is a “free” page on Craigslist? For those that are unaware, people list all kinds of stuff they are trying to get rid of. Most of the time the only thing it requires is that you come and haul it. So I was looking for something else on there for a few weeks and noticed how many postings there are for free pallet wood. This got me thinking that I could make a shelf using this wood. And so we did…

Our kitchen needed something to open up the area & also a few things to decorate… here’s what we did:

    •  Mirror from Walmart ($5)- painted the border to match kitchen colors
    • Mason jars from Walmart (#12 quart sized jars $8)- used to store sugar, flour, baking soda, etc.
    • Soap dispenser- made out of one of the mason jars
    • Decorative candle light (“Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much”)- a gift from my mom-in-law, purchased from one of my favorite stores- Weaving Stiches in Pomeroy, Ohio

Hope you feel inspired to come up with ways to make your own home decorations. What a fun way to be creative on a dime!

Happy Crafting!

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