Sunday, June 22, 2014

Monday Meet Me, Monday Made It & Merry Monday

It is Monday and that means it is time to get to know me a little better and time to share some fabulous projects I have been working on. I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune,  4th Grade Frolics and My Pinterventures to share!

My first project was a quicky I did after Made it Monday a few weeks ago. Thanks to Stacey at Funky Fresh Firsties for the idea! I had seen an idea similar to hers on Pinterest and forgotten about it until reading  her post last week. You can see my original pin {here}. Unfortunately when I started making the QR code I realized it only worked for Android phones so I followed {these} directions and combined the two using my new favorite - PicMonkey!

My First Pallet Projects
I am addicted to pallets. My husband calls me a hoarder. In fact I have an entire board {Pallet Hoarding} on Pinterest dedicated to projects I want to make. My first project was for my hallway bathroom. I made towel hooks and a TP holder. 
pallet wood painted with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint
I stared with one plank of pallet wood. I lightly sanded the edges and used a damp rag to wipe off the entire piece of wood. I want to keep the pallet wood look - just wanted to add color. When the wood was dry, I simply dry brush General Finishes Persian Blue milk paint. Any spots that were a little too dark with paint, I used a paper towel and just wiped until I could see the grain through the paint. I then went back with a small paint bush and add General Finishes Driftwood milk paint anywhere there was too much blue. The driftwood color was almost the same color as the wood to begin with. 
After the plank was dry we measured and cut the pieces for the hooks. Next the hubs screwed the wood into the wall with at least one screw going into a stud - we hope! I then came back and added these simple hooks I found at Lowe's. 

Now for the toilet paper holder!
I found a cheap TP holder at Lowe's for $5, It was UGLY but I was hoping my fabulous milk paint could help me with that. I forgot to take a picture of it before starting the process so you might not be able to get the full effect of how much of a transformation took place.  
Picture 1 - sand, sand, and sand some more! Picture 2 - base coat of General Finishes Driftwood milk paint then dry brushed them with General Finishes Persian Blue milk paint (just like the pallet wood).
Here is the finished project installed by the hubs. I haven't had the heart to tell him it is crooked! 

What fun projects have you completed this week? Comment below and/or Link up with 4th Grade Frolics and My Pinterventures and share!!

And don't forget to link up the The Teaching Tribune and let us get to know you!


  1. Love all of your home projects! I see people selling pallets on the local FB yardsales...may have to give it a try! I love your froggy "Follow Me" buttons! I "toadally" need them! And I'm an Alabama Blogger, too!

    3rd Grade Pad

    1. Thank you! Send me your email and I will send you the buttons. You will just need to link them to your page using Image-Maps! Here is a link to all the different tutorials I used to make my buttons:
      Nice to meet another Alabama blogger!

  2. Oh my goodness- I have access to ten tons of pallets, so I will be stalking your Pinterest boards for ideas! I might have agreed with you about the water when I was younger- I grew up going to the Tennessee river to swim and water ski. But now we snow ski! (Not in Alabama!)
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. I would love to see you pallet projects!!!!
      I am not a skier. My husband love water and snow skiing. I told him I would be happy to sit on a boat and watch or save him a spot by a fireplace!

  3. Really like the pallet hook idea! I am a big fan of rustic, and this would look great in my mudroom that I am making over!! Enjoyed 'meeting' you with the summer bloggin' linky and finding your blog!


    1. Thank you, it was very easy so go for it!!!!! I love your blog and I am a new bloglovin' follower!

  4. I love the water...especially long showers! I don't like getting in the Gulf many creatures!! Love the pallet projects. I ran into a graveyard of pallets on my adventures this summer in CA. I also saw where you can buy them at one of the fruit distributors for $3. My dad also has some on his ranch. I will need to search your board and see if there are any projects I could make for my mom on my trip out here.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Oh I forgot long showers!!! Yeah, swimming in the gulf is a little hit or miss for me too. Usually early Spring or late Fall is when I like to get in! I would love to see any pallet projects you make!!!


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