Friday, December 7, 2012

pallety project

 
Recycling pallets for furniture, you've seen it before and loved the idea but ultimately it ended up in the 'too hard basket' zone in the back of your brain buried under all those ideas for apps that could make you millions, am I right? Well, fear not dusty to-do list, for I am offering you a cheats version. Pallet wood as a surface veneer..... Pallet furniture just got real.....easy.


If you have a piece of furniture in your home that you're sick of, so sick of you have been drafting its obituary..ahem...trade me listing in your head, look again and see if it could benefit from a mini makeover. I bought two secondhand besides recently, $30 for the two, and painted them white, they were looking great, but the only thing about white painted furniture is that the tops of them get marked and stained faster than you can say "where's your coaster fool?!".

Now I can let my water glass ring it's little heart out, Reeessuuuuult!!

 




I also gave our lamps a makeover with some geometric loving. I used painters tape to mark out the triangles and a few resene testpots in different colours. Can one own too many test pots? No, one cannot. (I watched Downtown Abbey last night).
Our quilt is from bed bath and table. I'm obsessed with their quilts.... The kind of obsessed where you are walking in the mall with your Husband and then suddenly you do a weird right angle turn and a straight arms down the side of you body run into the store looking like a weirdo so that he doesn't try and claim you and just leaves you to it. Clever AND classy...win,win.

 

 

4 comments:

  1. Hi, found you via Studio Home... Good luck with the house, can't wait to see some more. Nice blog - I'll be back!

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    1. Thanks, so glad you'll be back! And it looks like you and I are cut from the same cloth. I'll be sure to keep visiting duck egg blue also. X

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  2. Love this idea - I'm going to give it a go at home this weekend. Really enjoying your blog - We've just embarked on home renos and it's so fun seeing what you guys are getting up to and have already done. Looking forward to seeing more about the block of land. Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess, how exciting you've started renovating. Would love to see a pic if you do your own pallety project! Email me one if you get around to it! X

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