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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Family gathers here! {guts challenge}

Donna from Funky junk interiors has really inspired me {and many others for that matter}
 this past year.  I never look at pallets, or rusty ole junk without thinking of her!
Well, she put her blog friends and readers to a challenge, and I was up for it...well, no not really, I thought to myself, I have no clue on this one, and don't have the time to think these days! Nor do I work well under pressure..... I THINK I played it too safe for DONNA! But I did try to think outside the box, hope that counts.
Well,the other morning while walking Lucy, I spied Mike's work area from our summer outdoor patio makeover.
 {yes the poor guy worked in the woods, cutting and sawing}
His work area still sits there nestled in the woods.  
I spy WOOD! I think Donna, the challenge, what can I do?

and this little guy thought the same thing, what is she doing?
this is where I was playing...

Then I started thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving season...where family all gather's, spends happy times, happy memories together.

I am a bit of a NUT, in case you don't know that already.

My Mom and sister fly down every year to spend Thanksgiving with my family...
we sure do have some good times...and they are pretty NUTS too, so you can imagine the fun.

So how bout, I grab  a piece of that wood, and do something special with it.
I stained it, using left over green and blue from our summer staining you can see it made a pretty blueish green.

 It makes for a very cute centerpiece...where our family will gather, and create more memories.

So there you be! I did it and really enjoyed the challenge. Thanks Donna, for always inspiring!

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Blogger mtashie said...

What a great idea! Love this!

October 18, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Well, that is just flipping cute! And it has a dual purpose! When you get tired of it (if you ever do) you can burn it in your new outdoor fireplace! I smell pizza? xo Diana

October 18, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Love it and the green color too.

October 18, 2011 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this! The color is perfect! Great idea!

October 18, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That turned out so cute and the acorns give it the "nut" touch:)

October 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great idea, Debbie. I love Donna's challenge. I'll be at the party. See ya there.

October 18, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful Debbie,, great photos,,I bet you guys have great gab fest when you all get together,

October 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Looks great, and what a wonderful place for your family to gather!

October 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Your board looks great. I bet it's lots of fun when your family gets together.

October 18, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh now that is cute! What a great idea. You always have such great ideas.

October 18, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love, love, love it.!! Who else would have thought!?

October 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

That stain color mixed up so pretty. Love it.

October 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Awww, love it, just perfect!

October 18, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

What a unique way to use a plain old piece of wood. Only you would think of something so cute! Great photos too!

October 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

It turned out so nice, Debbie. I love the color. Bring it out every Thanksgiving as a tradition!


October 18, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie, What a wonderful project -but I was thinking even though I'm sure you text/talk to your mom and sister all the time isn't it nice that they have your blog to read to see pictures of your family and your ever evolving home :-)

October 18, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Yes Kathy it sure is, I know my Mom is my biggest fan..sissie is to first thing in the morning!

October 18, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Deb... you a nut...I think I knew that. I think that is why I keep coming back. I think that is why I would love to see at that table for a spell with you and have a chat little chat. Oh, how I was I lived next door.

October 18, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well, that is the cutest wooden centrepiece I ever did see! Adorable and perfect for the season on hand!

Thanks for playing along with the challenge, Debbie!


October 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Charming, and it will be perfect for your Thanksgiving, it would also be perfect for mine! See you at the party!

October 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is such a great idea!! I want to try that for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!

October 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

How sweet and loving!

October 18, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Great idea, sounds like a fabulous nutty feast!

October 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Fun ideas, Debbie. Also enjoyed catching up a bit tonight. Your drop cloth pillow is great.
Hope to join in the challenge this time. Cute idea!

October 18, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Love those acorns too!

October 18, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It looks so cute. What a great idea. What great photos. Your shots just keep getting better and better. Love the little lizard!

October 19, 2011 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Brilliant idea of the setting. Very seasonal and cozy. Have a great time with family

October 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are nuts for sure! Just kidding. Nice way to repurpose that leftover lumber. Love the color.

October 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Now that turned out super cute!! BEAUTIFUL pictures Debbie! Martina

October 19, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the color! Great upcycle! Thanks for sharing.

October 19, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it.....
I can imagine the laughter and fun you all have on Thanksgiving...and nice for them to get away from the bitter cold Buffalo...we head to NJ it's not paradise but it's fun!

October 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

You always come up with the best ideas. Love the color you painted it. I'd say you exceeded the challenge.

October 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Well you gone and done it again. Never underestimate yourself Debbie.. your very creative. I'm betting you'll probably find other ways to use the rest of that wood.

October 19, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

You just rock my friend!! Who would think to go into the woods, find something there, re-do it, and voila! Instant awesomeness!!

October 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

LOVE, love, love the color you chose, Debbie! What a simple, and sweet idea!

October 19, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, I certainly enjoy your humor and wit, as well as your creativity!

October 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger linda said...

what a great idea i cant wait to come and sit at that table

and eat pizza till i burst.Love the stain color keep those wheels moven lol :)

October 19, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

Debbie, that's a great centerpiece! I'm always amazed at the stuff you come up with!

October 19, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

What a neat idea! You are just so creative.

October 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You are so dang clever! Looks terrific and I know the fam will love it!

October 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

That is toooooo cute! What a great idea for sprucing up some left over wood. Thanks so much for the inspiration (and for sharing such lovely photos)!

Take care,

October 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger bj said...

This is so stinkin' cute, Debbiedoo...
love it.

October 19, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

What a fun idea! I really like it. :)

October 20, 2011 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Love this idea and the color! You have a terrific area for you family to gather!

Thank you for linking this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday. You are appreciated, my friend!

October 20, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Love that Debbie! The blue is fantastic and we are so glad you shared your creative self with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

October 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM  

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