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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pallet projects {Newbie party started}

Happy Sunday all!
It is a very happy day for me, as my Mom and sis will be here in about two hours!
YIPEE, fun is on the way.
I have one more wood  pallet after this one, and really NOT sure what I will do if anything at all with it.
I was in desperate need of shelving, or something that would house my craft paints, brushes, glue sticks, ribbon, you know all the good stuff that goes along with crafting.

I am limited on my space, between all the closets being a packed mess,
and no where to store things, I came up with this idea.

First I cleaned it up, painted it antique white by Glidden, paint and primer in one.
I then took some dark wax and ligtly brushed it on here and there.
This is what i have been using for my craft paints and supplies.
I DO NOT recommend sauder furniture, your better off going to Goodwill, and finding something there.

That thing was pathetic.

Keep in mind this was free, and I am just recycling what I can.
This certainly is not an upscale fancy shmancy makeover.

I have been doing a lot of crafting these days, so my paints are always out and not in any sort of neat order, or even color coded for that matter.

If nothing else, it is organized in the sense I can actually see what I have now.

Someday I plan on replacing that computer desk. That is another piece of not good quality.
I recently did the panels as you can slightly see. I will give more details soon.
Not sure if I like it yet.
This is where I sit, blog and blab.
Where do you keep your crafts and stuff?

See y'all later.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

who has time to catagorize paint, forget it, what I like is the fresh honesty you always put out there for us all to see the real you, no holds barred, you did a great job, you could probably put up a whole wall of those palettes to store all your stuff, looks great.Have a super time with your mum and sister! Happy Sunday!

November 20, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that black desk has an asian vibe going on, it looks great ,

November 20, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Hey great idea for a pallet! So organized and easy to see, I like that.

Have a wonderful week!

November 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Heidi @ Decor & More said...

So much character, Debbie-- the perfect solution! Love your little crafting area. :)
Enjoy your family!

November 20, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! You're amazing. Haven't I said that before? Your ideas are always great! :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

November 20, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh so very cute...awesome idea Debbie! I hope to do some pallet projects after the first of the year...Jan. sounds like a great time to play around with them.

November 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the pallet storage. My little crafts which aren't that many are stuffed in a box and my paints are out in our storage room which desperately needs organizing.

November 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Well, that works, Debbie! I'm glad you got it done. It is so much easier to work when we have things organized, isn't it?

Have a wonderful Sunday! xo Diana

November 20, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The pallet looks fabulous. I love the idea. I keep mine in one of those white cabinets you get at lowes and put together. It fits in the small space I have in the laundry room, so works for me. Your loft space is super. Hugs, Marty

November 20, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Janel from NellieBellie said...

oooh...I have that very same desk. Preblogger days I redid it into my "girly" armoire. Painted and aged, new hardware and added shelves in the inside. Love it for my shoes, makeup, and "girly" things. The pallet shelf is creative and does the job! Great!

November 20, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

I started cleaning my crafty studio last night. You just gave me the energy to get back up there finish what I started! The palate looks great!

Have fun with your mom and sis!

November 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a cute idea for storing some craft supplies. I really like the way you painted the pallet and aged it with the wax. Well done!

Have a great day.

November 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, a great use for the pallet!! It does make everything easy to find. You are so creative!

November 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Now that is what I call using what you have! Very clever

November 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

You're always creative and well organised, I've no doubt. Your blog is inspiring. I'm glad I hit more than 100 followers. Thanks for holding the Newbies party. Though I can not join, I'll surely visit you always.

November 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the pallet, Debbie. I don't think something has to be fancy in order to be functional. And if it works for you, that's great! I would love to use a pallet for something. Just haven't come up with my own idea yet. Thanks for showing us your idea!

Have a great Sunday!


November 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

This is a very cute idea...I love how you think outside of the box!

We have a small office/craft room. It holds my supplies but there is really no room to work in it so I am relegated to the kitchen floor! lol!

Have a wonderful time with your mom and sis!


November 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Melodee said...

ok, you are amazing! a pallet! I would have never thought of this, love it! thanks for the great idea:)

November 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Betty Jo said...

You are so clever! That's an awesome and creative use of a palette. I would never have thought of that. I live in such a tiny space I use the bottom half of a vintage cupboard, plus a plastic bin tucked away in my closet for my craft supplies. I have to keep mine well organized and was just working on that yesterday, purging items I haven't used in a while.

November 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great idea! I don't have my craft items organized in any way, shape or form. :-) Just one more thing I'm in avoidance about! I like the pallet and of course, your touches to it make it appealing.

Have so much fun with your Mom & sister!


November 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Debbie, I wish you had done this a week ago. I saw 2 of the same type of crates thrown on the sidewalk, I wanted to take them but couldn't think of anything at the time. I do feel like slapping myself now....I think it looks great!

November 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

have fun with your mom and sister coming in!! so happy for you. i love what you did with the old pallet!! girl, you are amazing!!

November 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Embarrassed to admit my paints are thrown in cardboard boxes. OMG I DO need to organize...can I wait till the new year ? Yes ? OK Ill wait till the new year

- KAT -

November 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, clever one. Great idea. I am aloud to get only clear plastic bins. Mr.S thinks I can see my yarn better that way and I won't be out buying more if I see it. Little does he know. Enjoy your time with family this week and over the holiday.

November 20, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger bj said...

If I only had the painting talent that you and other bloggers have, I wouldn't give a flyin' flip WHERE I kept my paints. I would be so excited to know I could actually PAINT SOMETHING PRETTY that I might just strap them to my body. :)))

This is a great use for a pallet.
xo bj

November 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Now that was a creative idea & it really does look cool!

We have a spare bedroom that is a catch all--computer, books, crafts, scrapbooks, etc. It needs a complete overhaul if you ask me.

November 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

i just wanted to thank you for having a party for all us "newbies"

November 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Looks great Debbie; fabulous idea. My stuff is in too many places as my sewing has taken over my main workroom, and it all needs organized again! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your visiting with your mom and sis. Peggy

November 20, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

You're making progress in your craft area. You can always turn it sideways and add a few pieces of wood(pallet) to make 3 shelves and then hang it on the wall. Pallets have so many uses. I keep all my craft supplies in our bonus room, but it is only functional and not very pretty. I have plans to make it prettier, thought, but it's not high on the priority list.

November 20, 2011 at 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh gosh.... all of my paints were packed up when we moved from Arizona to Virginia 4 years ago and they are still sitting in a box in the basement. Not sure I will use them again before they just all dry up, unless they already have... Sad, eh? Love the use of the old pallet though.. genius my Dear... Genius!

November 20, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Very good use of the pallet. When you can actually see what you have you save time and money. I don't know how many times I bought a craft item again because I could not find the one I already had. My craft room is always a mess - the only room in the house no one sees but my cleaning lady!

November 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing! What a talent! Thanks for sharing these fun ideas.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

November 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Another amazing make over!! So well done! And it has far more space to put your craft stuff and see it all!!
I LOVE it!!
Hope you and your family have fun, and a very happy Thanksgiving!!!

November 20, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I think if you are too organized you aren't a true crafter!! What a fun idea! You're mind must be going 150 mph all the time! Hope you had fun with your Mom and sis this weekend.

November 20, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

My craft supplies are in tubs in this closet and that closet! I so need to get it all together and organzied!

November 20, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That was a good idea to use a pallet on its side for storage. I think it works great. I have my craft paints in a closet and my glue gun in my laundry room. You see I have stuff scattered everywhere too. Ha!

November 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
I think it's great and I also love the panels you made...My crafts are all over the house in different cupboards because I have so much for different types of projects--it is unreal and I can't keep up with it. I think I'm moving half of it out to the garage because we have company coming! lol

November 20, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Love the simplicity of this craft organization and ...the price!
Oh, and I like the stencil too--

I just finished my own craft with a pallet- I need to stencil on my mine too-- but I'm not a newbie anymore! {pout}...I can't wait to visit around this week and see what the newbies come up with.

Take care enjoy your mom and sister visiting!


November 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Kansas Amy said...

Great recycling job! I really like how it turned out. Thanks for sharing!

November 20, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love your new craft center Debbie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and have a wonderful time with your mom and sis!! Martina

November 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Joselyn said...

What a great idea! Love the finish.

November 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

A ready-made shelf! This is a fabulous idea and so thrifty too. I really like the narrow shelves; all your goodies are so easy to find. You could even add some hooks on the vertical side boards. Great repurposing job!

November 20, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that you get to spend time with family. Enjoy it!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

November 20, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

What a great idea. Debbie. it looks so good and so functional...Christine

November 20, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Katherines Corner said...

That is so clever, well done! Hugs

November 20, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Debbie, I had a Sauder dresser, it just fell apart literally! I tell ya, I got to get myself a pallet! Great job


November 21, 2011 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Now that is a creative use for a pallet and it looks great. Enjoy your Mom and sister and wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

You are endlessly creative. I wish you lived in my neighborhood. We could do some damage together, you and I.

I have a big work table out in my garage, flanked with shelves that has little 3 drawer rolling cabinets underneath it. I fill it up with whatever I'm interested in...until my interest wains....and then I give it all away and replace it. Yup. I do. This year I gave the biggest truckload of scrapbooking and cardmaking stuff to a local teenager. My husband just rolls his eyes when I do that.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Debbie!

November 21, 2011 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, thank you for sharing this awesome idea! What a great way to organize your crafts! Your space looks beautiful!

November 21, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Great upcycle of that pallet! Right now all my craft supplies are crammed into our shared craft room/office, but I have big plans to move my operations into our seldom used guest room giving CG an office space of his own. Looking forward to the deets on the desk panels. Thanks for sharing.

November 21, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love this idea and think it turned out great! I'm adding it to my 'pallet' ideas. I pass by these things all the time and have never yet had the nerve to take one home and DO something with it!

November 21, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Hi's looking good gal!
I have been umming and ahhing with what I want to do with my desk and blogging space and just cant get it together....I love your pallet...maybe I should do a blog post and show you all...and ask for some ideas... Thanks for having us every week



November 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

What a great look and crafty idea! Always love getting ideas and inspiration from you! Hope you had a lovely, relaxing weekend!

Liesl :)

November 21, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Deb, what a very creative idea.

November 21, 2011 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Junky Vagabond said...

Love having everything out where I can see it - this is a good idea for FREE shelving. Good job on repurposing a pallet!

November 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

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