Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Free Fall Decor

When I was walking to a neighbors house the other day I noticed several pallets that had just been dumped in an empty lot. My mind started reeling on what I could do with them, and there are ideas online everywhere. Table, headboards, dresser, art... I wasn't sure what I was going to do with one but I knew I would put it to use some how. So after watching for a couple days and realizing no one was going to claim the pallets, I broke my back dragging one back to my garage. It sat there for a week or so until I decided I wanted to spruce up the entry way a bit and add some touches of fall. 

Here's a reminder on what the entryway looked like before board and batten

This is how it looks now...all the decor stuff was free, minus the 2 dollar pumpkins I bought a week before & stuff I already had

Scrapbooking paper and paper bags for the banner- all stuff I had

Some wheat looking twigs I grabbed on our morning walk & some mulch with a candle on top

 Then my DIY pallet sign. It took me a long time to rip the pallet apart, & I woke up the whole neighborhood trying to do it. Then I cut them down a bit, hooked them all together with wood on the back- then created my own saying/stencil. I saw this quote years ago on an old window in an antique shop, I've always wanted to use it somewhere- and now it's perfect for fall/thanksgiving. All I did was print out letters from Word, then cut them out by hand- using the negative space from the paper as a stencil. I just used some white craft paint & my stencil brush. I love how it turned out, and love that I didn't spend a dime!

Done and done.


Anonymous said...

Looks fab, and I adore that quote. My hubby has an endless supply of pallets of work and I have been asking him to drag one home for me...sigh, he says until I make up my mind on WHICH project I am going to be using it for - no way! LOL,thanks for adding to my list!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

LOVE this!!! What a neat idea and great quote. I host Feathered Nest Friday at my blog if you would like to come share sometime!

Ann-Marie said...

I love it! The hardware store here has piles of pallets you can take, and I tried to drag some into my car and couldn't. I left sooo frustrated. I don't know how you managed to get it all the way home!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love what you've done with this whole space! The board and batten and shelf ledge are wonderful. Love the quote and pennant!

Vanessa said...

I love your sign. I stop by from the link party from the diy show off. Enjoyed looking around. Love for you to stop by

Thanks and have a great weekend.