Monday, May 4, 2015

My Very Own Pallet Couch

It seems like I'm always doing something in my backyard each summer. I've seen so many great pallet projects that I've wanted to do myself it's been hard to narrow them down. Well I saw a post for a pallet couch that I really liked and thought I'd give it a shot. I got 15 50x50 pallets from my work and went for it. I must say that this is a pretty labor intensive project and my entire body is sore today but I managed to get this done in one day. The hardest part was the back. I removed one slat on each pallet that would have a back on it so that I could just slide the backs into those and then secure them with screws. However I had to take the pallets that I was using for the back almost completely apart so that I could reconfigure them so they would slide into the base pallets. For the cushions I used crib mattresses, a twin mattress and bought sheets to go over them. For the back cushions I used some old outdoor cushions that I already had and just made slipcovers for them. I found the fabric at the thrift store and made the covers so that everything can be removed and washed and dried. I also got a waterproof cover for the twin mattress so that it wouldn't get wet. I will do a breakdown of the cost below. I can't wait to get the rest of the yard done and share that as well.

Pallets- Free
Crib mattresses- $15
Sheets- $30
Back Cushions and pillows- Free

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's Fall Ya'll

Happy Fall everyone. I just wanted to do a quick post to show some of the crafts that I've made this fall. I made all of these with wood scraps and items I already had laying around. Nothing fancy here. The candy corn was done using my miter saw. Cut at 15 degree angles. Very easy. The paper pumpkins were super easy and very cute. Just use what you have and I hope you enjoy. And here's some other fall decor.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Outdoor Shutter Console.

I guess you ca call this a console. Anyway, I made this out of on old shutter, fence pickets and some sides from an old dresser I tore apart. Again, I didn't spend any money on this. It was all stuff I already had laying around. I plan on putting a solar light in the lamp as well. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Outside Projects

I was a busy bee this weekend. I redid a patio table that I have as well as some old banquet style chairs that I had sitting around. Man they were ugly. Why they ever made that color orange is beyond me. Anyway I had this fabric left over from another project, so I got some coordinating spray paint and went to town. It's so cute now and I finished it right as it started to rain as I'm sure you can see all the raindrops lol. The second project I did was an outdoor lounge. I spent not one dime on this. Its made entirely out of a leftover fence panel and 4x4 post. I used the two 8' pieces that hold the fence panels together, cut those to 70" for the long sides and used the other 26" pieces for the top and bottom. I screw those together then cut the post in 1 1/2 foot pieces for the legs then attached those with screws. I then used 7 pickets for the top. I cut those down and got two pieces from each picket for a total of 13 pieces.  I used my brad nailer to attach these. Also to make it stronger I added a 2x4 underneath. I painted it white. I had some old cushions so I sewed a new cover for it from a canvas drop cloth I had. Made a cute pillow and there you go. I plan on making another one to go with it. Its the perfect spot to get some sun.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone. So it's been awhile since I've been on here. I started school and just finished up my semester. On top of that I've been busy trying to redo my kitchen and my oldest son went off to basic training for the Army. I'm ready for a break. Well somewhat... Lol. Here is one of the projects that I've done recently. I redid this desk/table and decided I didn't like the black that I used so I redid it red, white and blue. It looks so much better and it sold in one  day. It's good to be back and I want to thank all of the Veterans for all they have given. Everyone have a great day and I can't wait to share my kitchen with you soon.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Kitchen Redo and Inspirations..

Well now that the bathroom is done I have moved on to the kitchen. This is not going to be as extensive as the bathroom though. no ripping out plaster walls or drywall. Thankfully.. I wanted to share some of my inspirations that I've collected. There are three sets that show where I started and where I will be close to when I'm finished. I have a very tight budget so of course I'm trying to do it as thrifty as possible by using things that I already have and redoing most of the things that are already there. I've already got the upper cabinets done and the walls painted. I'm confident that this will not take the two years that it took to do the bathroom. Lol. Can't wait to share. Have a great weekend.

The top one is where I started and the bottom is where I'm at now.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bathroom Reveal..It's finally done.

Well after a year and a half my bathroom is finally done and I couldn't be happier. When all said and done I think I spent about $2,500. I did a lot of the work myself but also had help from some amazing guys too. I love it so much. It's so fresh and clean and no sponge painted. Lol. Here are the before and after pictures. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.

 Here's a breakdown of some of the things in here.
The vanity is an old desk that I redid. I think I paid maybe five dollars for it. I had to cut the middle drawer because of the plumbing.

The vanity light I picked up at the thrift store for $1.99. It was brass so I sprayed it with some metallic spray paint that I had.

The mirror is two pieces. The top part is pretty much scrap wood and left over trim.

The towel hanger is a piece of the old baseboard. I just painted it and rubbed it with some stain and put some hooks on it.

I reused all of the old trim and mouldings. This not only saved on cost but I loved the this stuff. You can't find this stuff unless you have it made. It's very solid. It's not perfect but I think that adds character. The crown and chair rail are new.

The bead board panels I got free from my friend Gary. I love him..

I used some left over fabric for the vanity and the valance.

The picture on the wall is something that I painted in literally five minutes.

I used marine paint on the window in the shower. Hopefully this holds up.

Everything else I looked and looked until I got the best deals.

To view more of the before and durning pictures just go to my 2011 post and check them out. Quite a difference.