Day 21 – Barbed Wire

I don’t like barbed wire. Let me rephrase that, I don’t like working with barbed wire. I always get caught, rip my clothing, or cut myself on it. I know it serves a great purpose on the farm, but I am not graceful enough to be around it. However, I do love things made out of barbed wire and I have actually have barbed wire crosses in my house. Due to my bad reputation with barbed wire and my recent DIY mishap that landed me my first stitches and in the emergency room you won’t see me tackling any of today’s DIY ideas anytime soon, but if someone else wants to make them for me that would be great.

 

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Day 12 – Yep, It’s a Pallet Project

I haven’t done a pallet project for almost a week now so cut me some slack everyone. Today, however, I am increasing what I see as the level of difficulty of pallet projects.  I see me needing to find someone for assistance when it comes to today’s projects. Today the theme is pallets for headboards. I originally got this idea when we were trying to figure out a bed for our guest bedroom. At one point I didn’t know if we would have a headboard and wasn’t sure I wanted to spend a lot of money to go get one. And then I saw this picture (see right) and fell in LOVE, loveheadboardliterally! It was at that moment I began searching other ideas for pallet headboards. Although, things worked out with our guest bed, I still have this idea in my back pocket for when we move into our next home. Below are some other ideas I have discovered using pallets for headboards.

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Day 2- Mini Pallet Project

So I realize it’s only day 2 and I am already doing a pallet, but I actually made this project and so I want to share it with all of you. I found this small “pallet” at the our farm just leaning against a pole in the machine shop and my eyes lit up!! I asked Big Ron if I could have it and he said I could so my brain began to fill up with ideas. I think that some piece of equipment that was ordered was delivered on it as I haven’t yet located another one.

Before - After of my mini pallet project.

Before – After of my mini pallet project.

I started by power washing it and cleaning it off. Once that was done I used dannish oil and a cloth is stain it and make it have a darker finish. I went all over looking for pumpkin stencils and finding none I resorted to making my own, so although they are not perfect they don’t look to shabby. I also bought stencil letters. I spray used spray paint for everything on the pallet. I sealed it with an outdoor sealer and stapled the fall garland to the pallet. TA-DA a pretty cool piece of fall decor for my front door. Now I am searching for one to use for Christmas!

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