Pallet Projects

I am all about the new-found crafts and decor for my home and wanted to get some help using old pallets found at various department stores. I thought I would be able to cut them apart and make just about anything I wanted to. Oh yeah, that was before I tried but soon realized the project was harder than I had time for. I am head strong thinking I can do anything. I had to give in on this diy project. I enlisted the help of my nephew and he built me a love seat, chair, and coffee table for our deck. I got some cushions and made it a little more comfortable. I have enjoyed the pallet furniture for some time. I need to buy some Thompson’s Water Sealer to protect the wood and will do that in the next couple of weeks.

Pallet furniture

Pallet Furniture

Painted Pallets

Painted Pallets

After a few weeks and lots of sunshine, I decided to use Behr Deck over paint to give my pallet outdoor settee and chair a coat of turquoise paint. I really like how it turned out and went out and bought a light color, yellow, to give the pallet furniture a chic look.


WALLS OUT OF PALLETS

My next project with the pallet crates I did was to use them on the walls of The Queen Studio. I used my son’s air compressor and his nail gun to shoot them up on the walls. Some of the boards had to be cut with a saw to make them fit but mostly all the boards worked like a puzzle. I took my time and wanted it to be special. I spent about 2 weeks working the layout and even standing on a garden table to complete the walls. My husband hung a pallet shelf that I really like. It holds all kinds of garden items. I added a peg board painted turquoise to match my decor. I laid tile squares of black and white in a checkered design like Mackenzie-Child. I love giving the studio a touch of whimsy look. I hung wind chimes, shelves, and art work to complete the look. I loved how it turned out and it was a fairly simple project. The results are amazing and I would do it again.

pallet walls

Pallet Walls in The Queen Studio

Pallet Walls

Pallet walls in The Queen Studio


BAR OUT OF PALLETS

My third project was using an old door I had left over from the studio project to make a bar. My friend, Kathy, 2nd Chance Furniture on Facebook, found a similar one we both liked. We decided to use old pallets for the sides with a drawer and rollers. Kathy is a genius and I love working with her. She designed the bar to have a working area that could be lifted off for a tray. She cut out a hole for a stainless bowl for ice, fruits, etc. I purchased a small refrigerator for the open area. My husband and I will enjoy having cool drinks when we are gardening or just kicking back on the deck.  I love the bright colors that match my studio so I had painted it have red and turquoise. Love, love, love my pallet projects. I think the touch of whimsy brightens my world.

pallet bar

Making the bar from pallets.

pallet bar

Pallet Bar for
The Queen Studio


Queens Thoughts

I even made some shelves out of the pallets. I used my skill saw and cut the pallet apart and it gives you two shelves for storage. It’s amazing the things you can make in a short time. Pallet projects is the way to go. Check out Painted Furniture for ideas working with pallets, it’s awesome.  Pallets are wonderful project supplies. I learned to use a skill saw, nail gun, compressor. I think we all can learn valuable lessons when we forge ahead and try new things. Life is about learning and using what we learn to share with others.

“If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” – Robert Schular


Enjoy life!  Doris aka Queen Rose

Red, White, & Blue

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I started thinking what kind of decor I had stored away. My stash of seasonal items, located in my laundry room closet, are out of sight. Every time I open the door my kitty, Bootzi, wants to go in and check out boxes and things I have on my shelves. I have to close the door behind me if I want to dig around without her. You see, once she got locked up in that room all day and all I hear was a very faint meow that let me know she was in there.

Queen Kitty

Bootzi

Red white blur

Red, white, & Blue tablescape

I like to bring a touch of whimsy to my decor because it makes me happy and cheerful. I found some red, white, and blue bandanas, 2 nutcrackers, and a couple other items to give the dining room a whimsical feature. I sewed the 2 bandanas together and steam press them for a crisp look. I came across 2 pineapple statues and the white color was just what I was looking for. I like to move my decor around to different areas and they look new and gives me that extra touch of whimsy.

I always have seasonal decor and my stash seems to grow year after year. I donate items to our local Salvation Army but find myself going there always bringing something home. I have found some great treasurers there. Just today, my 86-year-old neighbor and I drove to one close by and I bought an angel blowing a trumpet dressed in red, white, and blue. The angel reminded me of my whimsical angel weathervane on the Queen’s Studio.

I love to shop at Hobby Lobby, Old Time Pottery, and Michael when they have sales and coupons. I buy decor for my home that I usually can’t afford otherwise.  I find now my taste has changed and I like to recycle household items to give them a farm style look.

Maybe you like to bring a touch of whimsy to your home. If you would like to share your decor, send me an email, if approved I will post it on my page. You can view my page on Pinterest, Red, White, & Blue, for all kinds of neat 4th of July 🇺🇸 things to make, DIY.


Let’s talk soon, drop me a line at thequeenstudio.com with a 4th of July project you completed. I will feature you as a diy blogger and we all can learn from each other.

Let’s keep this party going!  Queen Rose🌹