Spying some painted pallet scraps on my workbench that were all the same size gave me the idea for this coat hook and shelf. The rustic, reclaimed oak with the bright colors make me smile :).
After seeing a YUM on the dining room wall in a recent episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper, I knew I had to make one. The show created the YUM with vintage marquee letters, I made mine with reclaimed wood, painted in fun, happy colors.
I didn't know what was making when I spied this small chunk of reclaimed barn wood in my stash, but soon an idea came to me. I built a box for it, but still wasn't sure what it should be used for until I spotted my kitchen herbs--a planter!
I challenged myself to make 5 projects in a week, all things for my porch. This easy, upcycled A frame drawer planter is my favorite. I love that it gives my flowers some height and is not your typical planter!
Here is a brief description on how to make a pallet bench. Check out my blog for more details http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/05/pallet-bench-tutorial.html
When I dragged this piece of corrugated tin home from the side of the road I definitely got the eye roll from the husband. He has learned better than to say anything, but his non-verbal cues said it all, "How long until I haul that to the dump? You will never use that!" It didn't take long for me to come up with an idea--a rustic hall tree!
Using a pallet and reclaimed wood I made a fun island. Construction is simple--legs and a bottom shelf. Added details such as a bottle opener, a place for cookbooks, a towel hook, and a paper towel holder are a fun touch. This piece would be great in a craft room too or on a patio for a buffet.
I love Pottery Barn for inspiration, cost not so much. When I spied their colorful wooden bowls for $79 each I knew I could make them for MUCH less using thrift store wood bowls. Some fun paint colors, a little sanding and dark wax was all it took. Make sure on the blog to check out the link to my paint tutorial. I made 6 for a total of $7. http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/01/bowl-me-over-with-pottery-barn-knock-off.html