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Pallet Boards Headboard


added a new yellow pillow!

added a mew yellow pillow!

A few months ago I changed all the colors and decor in our bedroom. I like my room dark (my husband calls it the cave) because it helps me to sleep better. I went with grays and tan with a splash of yellow. I knew I wanted a big headboard and I knew I wanted to make it myself. There was no doubt that pallets would be involved! I’m very pleased with the end results. Now I have to find those perfect pieces to redo for bedside tables and a couple of unique lamps.











Palm Tree and Turtle Mosaic


My husband loves palm trees so I have decorated our den with an assortment of art pieces. I made this one for him over the weekend from scrap glass tiles I have collected over the years. He loves it!! I really enjoyed making it, even if I did end up with little cuts all over my hands. 🙂

hanging on the wall in the den

hanging on the wall in the den

there is even a little glass gator on the corner

there is even a little glass gator on the corner

I wanted to do a second mosaic piece to go with the Palm Trees so I went with Turtles! They are going from the sand into the ocean.









Paper Doll Wall


paperdolls 029I have some of the fondest childhood memories of playing with my huge collection of paper dolls.  I had saved them since I was a little girl but had to throw them out recently.  *sob*  The years, not to mention mildew, were not kind to them. So imagine how pleased I was when I received my late mother’s hope chest and found some Shirley Temple paper dolls that had never been taken out of the box!  I knew I wanted to do something special with them in the room I designed for my two young granddaughters, Layla and Joley.  I came up with the idea of putting them in frames and using them as art.  Here is the end result.  I hope you like it.  Can’t wait for my girls to see it, too.

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I was bored yesterday so I was digging around the house to see what I could work on.  I found some old tacky plastic Christmas platters up in a cabinet and thought “hhhmmm, there’s a start!”

Bistro Bar Table


This is probably one of my husband’s (Joe) favorite projects of mine.  We have had this bistro table and chairs for over 15 years.  The table top has a slight lip on it so I found a round glass piece that fit it perfectly and then added a layer of shells from my huge stash of collecting.  It fits in perfectly with our beach theme bar and looking at the shells reminds us of all the great times we have had on our many beach visits.

Ottoman for our small den


We have a small den that used to have a huge coffee table in front of the couch,  you had to walk around it and it didn’t leave much room for our dog to hang out.  I love working with old pallets so I figured I could make the top with one and then add some legs, padding and fabric – wa la….. an ottoman!!  My corners look a little rough and it’s not perfect – but it’s perfect for us!!

Pet Bed


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I was on Face Book and saw a picture posted of a pet bed made from a TV set.  (not sure who to give the original credit to)  I just happened to have one up in a closet so I thought I would give it a try!  It’s not done yet, but I thought I would share what I have so far.