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What I’m Working On and Free Wood Makes Me Happy!

I’m sort of in the middle of a few projects right now. I’ve been especially inspired by the gal at Beyond The Picket Fence. She makes so many great things out of pallets and random free wood scraps. (my husband is so not happy about this…)
 I thought I’d share a few things with nothing in particular. Because as my 10 year old daughter tells me all the time “you don’t have to be so perfect all the time Mom!” yikes that kind of stings a little. But it’s true! So here’s me not being perfect!
 Yay! I think….????
A lovely, beautiful wood pallet that my not so happy husband brought home for me, he even brought two! Isn’t it pretty?
A hole in said pallet. Emma did not want this one as her bookshelf because of the hole. But I think it makes it even prettier!
My wonderful, awesome, new daddy, baby brother using the sawsall for me because I was afraid I’d chop off a leg! Isn’t he handsome?
Yay, one pallet bookshelf done. This is the one that didn’t make it past 1st daughters approval because “there’s a hole in it mom!”.
#1 daughter, slave labor. She’s so serious! I heart her, she’s pretty amazing…
So not perfect hands after staining, like my girlfriend said “don’t you wear gloves when you do that stuff?” Nope! I’m too impatient to bother and it looks pretty to me because I’ve been working with what the Lord gave me. I heart Him too.
And on to the greatest find ever! More free wood from the back of the new store across the street. Yes I gather up free wood from behind stores by the trash, thus the reason my husband is not so happy. I think he thinks I’m Sanford & Son. I think I think I’m Sanford & Son. Only Sanford & Daughter! LOL….I make myself laugh. Anywho I’m thinking a big toy box for daughter #2? Wonder if pallet lady at has a tut for that?
Yay! Almost completed pallet bookshelves, organizer thingys. You can do so many things with these. #1 daughters ended up on her desk in her room filled to the brim with electronic things and their miscellaneous cords. I also attached clothespins to the four front posts so she can clip pics of her and her besties. Its so cute!
And in going with the scheme of not being perfect, I did not photoshop any of these pics. Double yay! Because as I said earlier I am so not patient with those sorts of things.
Have a great imperfect day!
Be Blessed! 
Love, Lisa

What I did today

Just a quick blurb and a pic! This is what I worked on over the weekend. I think it turned out pretty amazing!

Thanks to my brother for bring over the Sawsall! Man those things are dangerous! I would like one in a mini version that I don’t feel will chop my leg off please!
There were a lot of power tools that went into the making of this little upcycled pallet family picture frame. It measures over 4 feet long! But I so love it and am planning on making more. Stay tuned for the tutorial.
Be Blessed!

13 DIY Pallet Ideas

1. Pallet Planter
2.  Pallet Picture Rack
3. Pallet Coffee Table
4. Pallet Book Shelf
5. Pallet Family Picture Gallery♥
 6. Pallet Planter
7. Pallet Sofa
8. Pallet Compost Bin ♥
 I will definitely be trying this one with untreated pallet wood
9. Union Jack Pallet Coffee Table
10. Pallet Island from Beyond The Picket Fence
11. Pallet Word Wall
12. Pallet Bench (again from Beyond the Picket Fence) what can I say she is the Pallet Queen! She has all sorts of Pallet advice on her blog
13. Another pallet coffee table ( I love the stain)