Do you love a good pallet project as much as I do?
Once upon a time a few years ago, I almost killed myself with a hand saw cutting apart this pallet. I ended up with the large part of the pallet hanging on the wall. It weighed about 5000 lbs and I wouldn't allow any of my kids to play or hang out near it for fear it would fall off the wall and well.... I didn't want to think about that so the rule of not playing under the picture pallet stood.
I loved it because it had 4 cubbies... a place to keep pictures of my 4 children. It hung there on the stair wall for about a year. Then it moved to the wall above the piano and then the piano moved, so the pallet moved...
It never ends.
Back to the story.
The smaller part that I cut off and hurt myself over; I hung on the lower wall by the front door. It's one of those moments where I look back and say "What was I thinking?"
Anyway, I wanted to show you how I stapled wire along the bottom of both pieces so that I could put stuff inside the openings, just in case you decide to tackle your own pallet project.
Fast forward to this year...
Most of my projects stem from a problem that I think I'm having... in this case, it's the lack of space on each end of our dining room table. I've hung pictures, put narrow tables etc... and nothing seemed right to me so... I decided to put this together.
Notice the narrowness...
And notice how I changed up my curtains. I lowered them thanks to Gina from Random Thoughts From An Incoherent Mind blog. Gina lowered the curtains in her living room and I was inspired! This room was always dark and I tended to keep the curtains closed because there was no privacy... I don't like being on display while we're eating dinner. This is perfect. There is always light shining in when the curtains are closed but it's still private.
Remember my chalkboard is on the other end of the table. You can visit that post here.
Again, a big statement piece but narrow.
Between us, I've really not put a lot of effort into my Christmas decorating this year. It was almost 80 degrees here yesterday.
It's hot again today, tomorrow and the day after that.
It. Does. Not. Feel. Like. Christmas.
I made the home sign, stenciled the happy place quote, and then shopped the attic for some accessories. I don't own any Christmas plates so I used my black and white floral ones sprucing them up with the Christmas pinwheels that I made last year.
Christmas greenery and the word Happy are always a good thing.
I swirled some paint around the inside of some mason jars, tied on some twine, and added stuff from my Christmas stash.
Remember the ornaments that Julie from Julie's Lifestyle sent to me? I added them along with some rope to decorate these little pots.
The bottom of my pallet is the perfect place for random leftover Christmas decor that I didn't use elsewhere.
I'm happy with this but to be honest I'm more excited to decorate this area for spring and summer. I have some ideas...
I didn't buy anything for this Christmas project so I'm still thrifting my house.
And I didn't hurt myself. Mission accomplished :)
I hope you were inspired!
Thank you for stopping by Thrift My House.
One more thing...
I wanted to ask all of you prayer warriors out there if you would add Mrs. Diana who blogs over at Nana Diana Takes A Break to your prayer list. She always asks her readers to pray for fellow bloggers and now she is in need and I'd appreciate it if you would visit her HERE and lift her up during this difficult time. Thank you so much!