Friday, November 8, 2013

Game Day DIY Pallet Headboard

I had been seeing all these amazing
projects made out of wooden pallets on Pinterest and I couldn’t help myself
from trying one on my own.

We had a little embarrassing snafu
trying to find free pallets outside stores (FYI- even though some businesses
put them out by the trash, apparently they aren’t trash and aren’t free).
Luckily, Willie’s father is close friends with a man who own a garbage company
and does large pickups that normal trash days don’t cover. So in 2 days,
Willie’s Dad had 3 beautiful big free pallets waiting outside our garage for
On Saturday, Willie created the frame
using our bed measured dimensions with four 2X4s. He also inserted some metal
corner moldings to make the frame more secure.

The next day (football Sunday), Willie
started his morning by dissembling the pallets. Willie wrestled with the
pallets to pry the boards off, which not always worked and resulted in the
board getting a blade run through it, but in the end we had workable boards for
our headboard. Then it was time to play Jenga! Trying to make the boards fit
together and lineup was the most time consuming task because even though it’s a
“rustic look” we wanted it to be a “perfect rustic look”. So about 2 hours of
puzzling the boards together we finally screwed everything in just in time for
the 1pm Sunday football game. Willie let me take one photo of him and he was
off to have a beer and relax watching football.

I was so happy with the way the
headboard turned out. Such a fun cheap project with wonderful results!

Three Pallets = $0 FREE

Four 2x4s = $12

One 1×3=$4

Metal corner frames = FREE (We had them
in the house but they cost like $3)

Screws = $6

Our Total Cost was only $22

*He normally doesn’t look this ridiculous, but supporting Movember 🙂 

Friday, July 5, 2013

What a year!

I cannot believe it is already Fourth of July week again! What a magical year this has been for Willie and me. We had the good luck of being able to celebrate our 1 month wedding anniversary (yes, I know…cheesy) in the wonderful Outer Banks where he proposed one year earlier. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest but that did give us an excuse to exercise our shopping abilities. Once again, the Outer Banks antique stores didn’t fail me. Here are some of my favorite items I saw.

These colorful glass pieces are just amazing!


This tiny blue vase (circa 1940s) was made by the Fenton Art Glass Company who is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States. For some more history go to:


 Amazing electric coffee pot set made around the 1920s.

This Nippon hand painted gold plate made in the late 1800s was breathtaking!

These didn’t look too comfy but how cool are these Victorian boots!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Girl’s Weekend before the BIG day

What an amazing bachelorette trip I had this weekend with
all my closest girlfriends! We stayed in an amazing beach house in The Outer Banks.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather, company, activities, food or
anything. It was absolutely perfect and a great way to spend my last few days
as a single woman. I can’t believe the wedding is in 10 days!! Crazy!!

Anyways, on our way home we stopped at the Williamsburg Antique
Mall. This place was enormous and a little overwhelming to be honest. We winded
back and forth through the aisles of stuff and just completely amazed at how
much “stuff” there was. Some of my favorite displays included the PEZ dispenser
collection, Star Wars Wall, salt and pepper shakers, blue and white Polish
Pottery, beautiful flower ivory vases, an awesome hutch, gems and jewels, and
my absolute favorite…modern furniture made out of reclaimed wood. I am definitely
getting one of these amazing tables! So fun to explore!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Snazzy at Work

This great little work outfit cost only $36!

The grey Limited dress was $8 at my local thrift store.

The boots were an off season sale from Charlotte Russe
outlet for $12.

And the AMAZING necklace was a livingsocial deal from Ily
Couture. There were multiple colors to choose from but I fell in love with this
minty color that really screamed “come on Spring” to me. The necklace normally
sales for $40 and I got it for $16 with free shipping.