Thursday, August 10, 2017

Patio Pallet Table and An Awesome Giveaway!

 Hello, sweet friends. Today I am sharing a project that was done in April. It is way overdue but with wedding stuff, I totally forgot to post about it. (#soclosetoamazing) Be sure to read to the end where I have a fantastic giveaway to share with you! Let's get going then, shall we?

Last year when we replanted the backyard from the puppy destruction years, we were left with two wooden pallets. I told Bruce we had to save them. Although he grumbled a little, they finally made their way to the farm where they...sat.

Then I saw this and instantly had visions of a similar one on my patio!
http://placeofmytaste.com/diy-pallet-furniture-patio-makeover/
I mean, how cool is that? I didn't need it to hold an umbrella but that color...love!

I was going to make it a lot sooner but my patio isn't big and a full pallet took up way too much room so I needed it cut in half. But at that time, I didn't have the right tools. So again, they sat.

Finally, I ask Bruce if he would make it for me. And he did while I was teaching the Paint and Sip class back in April. (I know, I know. Better late than never, right?)

He cut it in half, added some skinny boards to fill in the gaps and added nice chunky legs. I absolutely love it!
Patio table from a pallet

for the patio

Rustic and lettering! Perfect for a farmhouse.

 And it's so sturdy...it definitely isn't going to blow away or get pushed over by the dogs!
outside patio

I think I'm going to leave the legs and sides natural and paint the top. I'd really love to add some lime green to my patio and that would look pretty on the top. What do you think? Paint the top or leave it?

I did find a green metal patio chair in Canton. I want at least one 

more of those chairs. I absolutely love them!


Isn't it great? Bruce did such a good job. Perfect for holding your beverage of choice.

And now for the giveaway! If you've been reading along for the past couple of months, you know I'm on KariAnne Wood's (aka Thistlewood Farms) book launch team. She has graciously given me a copy of her book "So Close To Amazing" to give to one of you.
KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farms

Not only that, but she signed it!!
KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farms

Let me tell you, if you've ever struggled with perfection but falling sometimes flat on your face, you will absolutely love this book! KariAnne lets you know it's ok not to be perfect! As she puts it,
"Because when you embrace the imperfect you God created you to be, you'll discover the amazing that was there all along."

All you have to do is leave me a comment about a time you tried and came close to amazing -just like me forgetting to post about my awesome pallet coffee table! Then on Monday, I will draw a name from all the comments.

Good luck!

PS
If you want to pre-order your own Amazing copy of her book, you can go to here.

disclaimer: I was given a book to give away but all opinions are my own

Sharing at these parties:
Talk of the Town
Vintage Charm Party
Show and Share
Homemade and Handcrafted





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    1. Me too! It can be a challenge! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I love to quilt. When people compliment me on a quilt, I want to say, Oh but look here where I messed up instead of just saying thank you. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could accept a compliment and not feel the need to point out our imperfections?
    btw... my Grandma had those chairs at her lake house... we loved them!
    Vanessa Bingham

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    1. t would be great if we could just accept the compliment instead of making sure everyone sees our mistakes! Yeah, those chairs are the best!

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  3. Where to begin...for me it's daily! I love your pallet table! I was sorry to hear about your aunt, my condolences. Hugs, Cecilia

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  4. Love the pallet table. He did a great job building that. I think either way would look great- painted top or not....I would most likely do the reverse..lol...paint the legs/sides and oil the top....lol....I know- I am just contrary...lol

    I won't sign up for the book. I was part of the launch team but there was so much going on here I just couldn't do it all...and that fell by the wayside. Hope you have a great rest of the week- xo Diana

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  5. For me I've had lots of amazing ideas - then my follow through isn't always so great. Or I let things get in my way. Frequently I put others first & the ideas never happen.

    I love the table Bruce made! I think I'd paint the legs & not the top. But either would be nice!

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    1. I hear you! I get distracted and fail to follow through. Can you say "squirrel "? πŸ˜‚
      Hm, maybe but if I paint the legs then I cover up the cool letters stamped on the sides. But it would probably look better!

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  6. Great looking project! Kudos to Bruce!
    I stitch with a group of friends each week. If we make a mistake and want to pull out the stitches, we usually all take a look at the piece and say, "No one is going to even notice." As one needlepoint teacher used to say when that happened, "Done is good!"

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    1. Thanks Sarah! You're right, most people don't even notice the mistake. We're too hard on ourselves!

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  7. I sometimes get overwhelmed with all the ideas I have in my head for blog posts, and get down on myself if they don't all come to fruition. I have to learn to cut myself some slack and realize that life comes first! Love that table and your great hubby, too:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! He did good, didnt he? I hear you on the blog posts - I always seem to have great ideas but getting them to happen sometimes just doesn't happen!
      😊 Cecilia

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  8. Bruce did an amazing job on that table Cecilia! He's a great guy to have around. You done good ;).

    Instead of 'so close to amazing' my book title would be 'so close to eh'. But I'll take it lol

    xxx

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  9. Cecilia, this is Patty S. LOVE this table! Definitely give it some paint. "Girlie" it up a little bit !! The green would be perfect. Love Kari Anne, she's such a cutie and with a sweet sweet blog! I wouldn't ever consider myself amazing. I'd like to think I'm too humble to think like that. If you're talking about doing some sort of craft and then failing, I can't think of one specific time, although I know it has happened often. I think most of my fails, after an amazing try, is in trying new recipes. ugh! In life, I make every opportunity a chance at random acts of kindness. Everyone needs a kind word. I'd like to think that I'm producing a pay-it-forward moment. This is when I feel closest to "amazing" because I hope that I have pleased God with my thoughts and actions. Have a sweet day !!

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  10. Love love love the pallet table. Glad you kept the pieces and reloved it into this amazing table. Bruce is a keeper to put this together for you. Your table is "amazing"! I love to re love old discarded and unloved things back into pure joy and new beauty. When you can take something discarded and make it pretty again is what amazing is to me. Happy Friday sweet friend. Enjoy the weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  11. Not sure about being close to amazing, but would love to read this book!

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