DIY Pallet Furniture Set
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Spring is a time of new beginnings; for this reason, as soon as the temperatures start to warm up, I start new projects such as DIY crafts, gardening, and cooking. I had a stack of pallets, so I decided to make a pallet wood project; I also wanted it to be an easy project. I know how much fun my pallet bunny has brought my spring and Easter decor, so I wanted to make some to share.See how to make a gorgeous bow HERE. A DIY standing bunny from pallet wood would be a fun DIY Easter project. Therefore I made a pattern from the bunny I made last year. These standing bunnies are perfect to greet my family and guests. Therefore, I know these will make someone else happy too.
It’s been a long journey and a learning lesson from the first pallet to the last. My pallet shed is finally complete and I am very pleased how it turned out. It's still one of my favorite pallet projects to date.
With better weather just around the corner, now is the time to think about cleaning up your patio furniture. Our cast metal outdoor furniture had oxidized over time by over exposure to the summer sun. With little prep and expense, you can improve and revitalize your patio furniture.
After a long winter, I wanted to do a little something to liven up the library. Green, fresh, spring-like, but also with staying power. After noodling on it a bit I knew just what to do…In this post, I’m going to show you how to make a succulent planter (with drainage) out of a found piece of wood and some moss. This easy DIY will cost around $20 — including the mini succulents! We’ll also cover some basic indoor succulent tips and tricks. Thank you to Costa Farms for providing the succulents!
One of my favorite things about our house is the fenced in back yard and patio with a carport roof above. My husband and I spend many evenings sitting outside on our patio enjoying the Texas weather, before it gets too hot. We love to entertain, and I had bought a little patio seating set last year but it only seats 4 and most times we have more people over then that. That’s where this project was birthed from and here is how I did it.
Giving it a go! Building furniture from recycled pallet wood! It was amazing, but I though I could "bump it up a notch" and set our work apart from the others! Using UNICORN SPiT, I stained this OOAK set to give it a "beachy" feel!
We had two shelving units in our living room to store books and DVDs. I painted them to fit in with the room as they were previously an orange tone of wood. However, having the DVDs on display didn’t fit in with the decor, constantly looked untidy and small children always pull them off the shelves. So I decided to construct cupboard doors to turn the shelf into a cupboard to hide them away.
I have a confession to make. I hate coffee. I hate the taste. I hate the smell. Fortunately Prince Charming only drinks one cup each day, so a Kcup monster is a perfect solution. However, do you know what I hate more than coffee? I hate appliances on the counter...and the Kcup monster is too big to put away each day. Me being....me.....the woman who thinks everything should be pretty....decided if I had to look at the monster, it was going to be sitting on something pretty. Here's my solution.
Pallets are a free resource for DIY'ers that seem to provide endless possibilities. You can choose to embrace the rustic pallet look, or completely transform them beyond recognition. I chose to turn this trash into treasure with a pallet potting bench. Use this tutorial to create your own potting bench using only a few pallets.Be sure to check out my blog for the full detailed tutorial.
Quick little video showing how to use lace with Wood Icing® Textura Paste I show how to spread the Textura Paste over the top of lace. And I also show how to press lace into the Textura Paste. We paint both with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We used this technique on the Flag project we posted.
I just moved. Let me back track a little. I just moved into a house that was not the house I was supposed to move into. Originally, on the day I was to settle on the sale of my home, I was also supposed to settle on the purchase of my neighbor’s house. I had spent the better part of a month measuring, planning, and falling in love with the house. A week before settlement, I had to walk away due to the discovery of excessive mold and plumbing issues! Now I was going to be without a home for an undetermined amount of time. Lo and behold (God is good), the following week I stumbled across my current home and was only displaced for the month it took to get everything settled.During my measuring, planning, and falling in love phase, I purchased a large hutch from our local thrift store. It was perfect for the neighbor’s dining room! Now, I needed to make if perfect for MY dining room! Thanks to Hometalk and Fusion Mineral Paint, I was able to transform this ugly duckling into the swan it was meant to be…
My son needed a vanity for his laundry room. I had a dresser than was too tall, so I cut it in two, added new legs to make it just the right height, then I decorated it up a little with vinyl that I cut with my silhouette. As it turns out it is too wide for the space, so I think it will just be a sideboard. With the left over drawer and legs I added a new top and some foam and fabric to make a bench with storage. Two pieces from one!
We were lucky enough to find an old railroad cart table at a local antique store with the original boards still attached to it! It looked pretty rough when we bought it, but we knew we could transform it and make it into something really special for our downstairs game room. We wanted an antique railroad cart table to use as our coffee table down there since we are trying to make it into a vintage game room eventually. So we knew when we saw this table, it was the one for us! I thought I would go ahead and share this easy DIY process with you all in case you find a similar table and want to transform it as well.
I bought this dresser at an online auction. Based on the condition of the veneer that I saw in the photos, I thought it would be a perfect candidate for painting. But it turns out it was about 100 years older than I initially thought. Based on the materials, hardware, and handcrafted construction I estimate the dresser was made in the early 1800’s.
The hubby got the idea from Pinterest after searching for some wood storage sheds. We have a fire pit we built a few years ago in the backyard, and the firewood was currently being stored on the ground next to the shed. He thought it was messy and wanted to tidy it up a bit and I couldn't have agreed more.
Taking a vintage milk can off the farm and giving it a new purpose as a side table to use in your living room, bedroom, guest room, entryway or on your porch.Love this project? You can buy your own by clicking the link below. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
My parents patio has been very depressing, very boring and VERY underutilized the entire time they have lived in their house (since like 2004!). They rarely ever go outside on their deck! It was definitely overdue for a change. They have had the same patio set for as long as I can remember, and it is very dated. I decided to take it upon myself to give them a brand new patio where they can go outside, relax, have a nice dinner (or any meal for that matter) and just enjoy the outdoors with their beautiful view. I did several different easy DIYs to complete this makeover and the turnout was amazing, my parents loved their updated space.
Have you ever wondered how to fertilize your ferns?Do you wonder why your ferns look so sad halfway through summer?I am going to show you the easiest way to get your ferns to stay as green as they were the day you purchased them!I am actually willing to bet your ferns will be so happy, they will be even more green than the day you brought them home.THAT MEANS ALL SUMMER LONG……AND ALL THE WAY THROUGH FALL for all of you zone 8 gardenistas out there in this world!Are you ready for my secret?Here goes nothing….. Fish Fertilizer!!!!!!Fish fertilizer is an excellent source of nutrition for your ferns. This fertilizer is safe around children and pets. It is also a low cost method of fertilization. This fertilizer strengthens the fern’s root system. And, it improves the organic matter in the soil. The results are immediate…… you will most likely see improvement within 24 hours.When spring has sprung each year, I pull all of my ferns out of the greenhouse. My first order of business is to give them a nice bath in some fish fertilizer. I repeat this process once a month the entire growing season my ferns are out of the greenhouse. I am a Texas Hill Country Texas gardenista. So, this time frame spans from the middle of March through the middle of November.Supplies5 gallon bucketwater hoseAlaska Fish FertilizerInstructions to Fertilize FernsWater ferns deeply before you fertilize so that you do not risk burning the roots.Make sure the lid to the fish fertilizer is on tight.Give the fertilizer a few heavy duty shakes to mix it up.Pour enough liquid fish fertilizer into the bottom of the bucket so that it completely covers the bottom of the 5 gallon bucket. I do not measure exactly. Caution: When I first pour it into the bucket the smell is noticeable, but it quickly subsides – or maybe I am just delusional from the smell. Actually, this particular brand of fertilizer contains a deodorizer that really helps diminish the smell.Fill the bucket with water.Do not turn the hose on full blast as this will cause the fertilizer to splash out and hit you in the face. This is not something you want to happen.The gentle water pressure from the hose will mix the fish fertilizer into the water. However, feel free to use a yardstick to give it a stir. A fallen branch from a tree works well in a pinch.Slowly pour this mix over each fern. One 5 gallon bucket will adequately fertilize three of my ferns. However, Fronda, my whopper fern, gets one bucket all to herself. Repeat this process depending on how many ferns you own. Currently, I own 12 ferns so I repeat this process five or six times depending on how big they have gotten over the last growing season.A Few Notes on J Dub’s Fern Fertilization ….….. I realize that you might be hesitant to try this because you are worried about the smell. I am telling you that the smell is more than worth it. And, it doesn’t last long. Your ferns will thrive on this liquid gold. You can almost see them turning a deep shade of green right before your eyes as you pour the mix onto them. The next day, neon green new growth magically starts to appear. I have found nothing else that works nearly as well as this fish poop.Need more proof on the smell fading fast….Some of my ferns are so large that I can not easily move them. Because of their enormous size, I have to fertilize them directly on my patio.The smell evaporates within the hour. And yes, you can enjoy sitting on your patio.P.S. This fish fertilizer works well on other green leafy container plants as well.Just do not fertilize them in the hot afternoon sun.
(This is a sponsored post for Fusion Mineral Paint and Muddaritaville Studio stencils.)Do you love to paint furniture, but always assumed that you could not paint glass – for cabinet doors, full-size doors, table tops, serving trays, dishware, and more? Thanks to my exciting collaboration with Fusion Mineral Paint, we are debuting ten fabulous new tutorials, created just for you! Each one will demonstrate new skills for you to learn, using all water-based products from Fusion, and a few unexpected surprises.We’re beginning the series with reverse-painted round table glass. I have a cute old round table that is painted Fusion Coal Black, and it needed some bling. I bought a 30″ round piece of glass, pulled together my paint and materials, and wow!BEFORE YOU BEGIN!If you have never painted on glass, please hop over to my getting started page here. It will let you know the basic materials we will be using, and answer your questions before you jump in.6 STEPS TO PAINTING THIS ROUND TABLE GLASS – BACKWARDS!MATERIALS
What do you do when you have a large curved surface that lacks character? You add it by using peel & stick planks! Get the barn wood look by using vinyl flooring.I love this weekend project idea! Add much-needed character at a fraction of a cost using peel & stick vinyl flooring planks. Not only was this project easy but creating the faux barn wood was a piece of cake too!Back in the fall, I had the opportunity to travel to one of my dearest friend’s new home in the Texas Hill Country. She purchased and beautiful home with great bones and beautiful appeal. This abode was however lacking a little of the Hill Country charm she wanted. Case in point, the kitchen bar area.The kitchen itself is a perfect size and the bar area is wonderful for friends and family to gather – it just needed a little “Hill Country ranch” oomph. Oomph on a budget!*Heads up! This post does contain an affiliate link. This means I may receive a small commission if you decide to purchase the product but at no additional charge to you. Check the sidebar of my website for full disclosure.
This kind of project is easy to make and will be an impressive addition to your home. I live in a beach community and make/sell these for beach towels left and right. But you can make something like this for your guest bathroom or use it as a coat rack in any room. Wood, hooks and a little imagination is all it takes.
Learn how to create a DIY faux fireplace with mantle. By adding a faux fireplace mantle to your space you instantly create a cozy farmhouse atmosphere. This simple beginner DIY tutorial will walk you through all the materials and steps to build your own amazing insert with our black farmhouse mantle.
Our garage has mostly open shelving, which is convenient for finding stuff. But I do a lot of sanding out there, so finding places to store things I don’t want to get sanding dust on has been a bit of a challenge. I had been given a free ottoman that I used there, but because our garage is small it always seemed to be in my way! So I decided to use it differently.
When I decided to update our family room I knew that I wanted a white shiplap fireplace accent wall. The texture and rustic wood not only give the walls a bit of dimension, but it also adds a visual focal point for the room. Not to mention, I love the way shiplap looks! However, I was not interested in paying almost $10 per board! So I set out to find a cheap shiplap option.We purchased a few sheets of 8×4 plywood from Home Depot and the nice thing is that they cut it for us! I wanted to go with a thicker 8-inch look, so we had them cut each sheet into 6 strips.
I’m excited to share this easy to build mudroom bench with you today. Certainly every home needs to have some sort of storage system like this. In fact, that was the case for the income suite that my son and daughter-in-law had built in their basement.A few weeks ago my daughter-in-law, Megan sent me a picture of a mudroom bench. She was wondering if I would help her build one for their basement apartment. After all the time and energy spent finishing their basement, Alex was tired of projects and was not interested in building mudroom storage for their renters.I was excited to help Megan with this project. You see, a few years back she had asked for a table saw for Christmas and she had never really used it. I thought his would be the perfect opportunity to teach her how to use it and get her over her fear of power tools.Well, as it turned out, I didn’t get to help much after all. After a trip to The Home Depot to buy the supplies, Alex came home and started to build the mudroom bench. In fact, by the time I arrived on Saturday, the bench was built. My only portion was to paint the mudroom storage bench with my Wagner paint sprayer.All of the supplies to build this mudroom bench are readily available at The Home Depot. Purchasing primed boards, saves time in the painting process.In addition, you will also need a few tools. A pneumatic brad nailer makes it go up rather fast. However, if you don’t have one, old fashioned hammer and nails will work. In addition, a drill was used to secure the shelf brackets to the wall as well. But you can muscle it with a screwdriver.This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As an Amazon affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases. See our disclosure for details.)Supplies: primed shiplapfarmhouse arch bracket3/4″ mdf 4×8′ boardspackling puttycaulk48″ unfinished pine stair treadwood glueprimed 2 1/2″ x 8″ boardwood screwspaintstainMinwax Wipe On PolyTool:pneumatic brad nailerdrill/driverWagner paint sprayer
This post is sponsored by Rustix. All opinions are my own. Wood walls, wood boards and any sort of wood home accent has become a “thing.” I have to say I think this popular trend is here to stay! We recently swapped out our master bathroom vanity for a larger one, added a checkerboard accent wall and a new light fixture. When Rustix reached out to collaborate with a wood plank project, I knew exactly where I wanted to use it!
We have been slowly updating our house since we moved in back in October and it was time for the master bathroom to get a little love! We didn’t want to totally renovate just yet, so adding little updates like this mirror feature updates without the cost that renovation brings with it.
Don't throw out that old broken drawer! Turn it into the perfect shelves to give any space a beautiful, unique look.