February 06, 2014

Falling in Love with a Pallet

When dear hubby and I spotted an old weathered pallet with rounded corners on a company’s yard, we knew we had to have it. It was obvious that it was not industrially manufactured but individually made. The company let us take it because it was meant to be thrown away and we became owners of the most beautiful pallet ever. I know some of you understand my enthusiasm for some old and imperfect planks of wood :). Hubby took the pallet apart and made this fabulous shelf for me. It would be great for towels or other useful things but for now I use it for my Valentine’s decorations.

Upcycled Pallet - Pallet Wood Rack with Valentine's Decor

Pallet Wood Rack with Hearts
Pallet Wood Shelf with Valentines Decoration Pallet Wood Shelf with Hearts

Valentine's Decor on Pallet Wood Shelf

Rusty Hinge as Holder for Letter Stencils LOVE

A rusty hinge displays my vintage LOVE stencils.

Be My Valentine

Lace Heart XO

Pallet Wood Shelf with Valentines Decoration
Upcycled Pallet - Pallet Wood Rack with Valentine's Decor

Have you decorated for Valentine’s Day?

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm if you’re in one of those areas with freezing temperatures.

I’ll be linking up with the following great parties:
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Grey Dey Thursdey at Petite Michelle Louise
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm



La Maison del Punto croce said...

Hello, I'm Catherine, you did a wonderful job, congratulations for your blog, it's beautiful and you're very, very good

Unknown said...

blog looks great
love the look of the display
creative hugs milissa

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Blog looks wonderful, love all the vintage things, and everything is displayed so perfect...

SocksAndMittens said...

Oh, how pretty! Love what you did with it!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

WOW Julia your husband and you are so creative together, this is so wonderfully made and it's a great idea to use it for your amazing Valentine creations.
Hugs Anni

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

What a lovely backdrop for your very pretty Valentine hearts!!!

Rhonda said...

Great find, Julia! You did an amazing job creating with it.
It's perfect for Grey Dey!!

Maggie said...

That old weathered wood is so beautiful!

Clara Belle said...

Gorgeous! I love the white crochet heart you have
made, and that pallet and its
faded colour is stunning. Your
blog is also wonderful I always
look forward to your posts.
I hope one day my blog can be as nice as yours.
love Clara from ClarasHandMade x

Anonymous said...

I need to book a flight to Albania as you discover the most amazing finds - imagine finding this, it is so beautiful and I simply adore the way you used it as a board to display this dreamy collection of hearts.

White Lace and Promises said...

I think that is absolutely adorable! Great decorating ideas! I'll keep that in mind!

Tilly Rose said...

What a fab idea!
Sometimes the simple thing sin life are the best...
Tilly x

Astrid Maclean said...

I certainly understand your love for old and weathered wood and this looks just brilliant (clever hubby and clever you!)
Love you valentine's display, all your hand made heart decorations look fabulous!

Romeo said...

LOVE the contrast of the old weathered pallet wood and the white valentine's related decorations!!!

No, there are no decorations here. Well unless you count the grand love muffin himself. Romeo ;)

Hugs and purrs,

"her" and Romeo

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Julchen it looks simply wonderful! What a fabulous background for all kinds of things and decorations. I absolutely understand your love for old weathered wood, I'm loving it too! Lucky you that your handy hubby made it into a wall shelf for you. Love all your decorations too of course! That garland is so sweet and the stencil LOVE sign so awesome! Looking forward to your Valentine parcel now woohooooooooooo! :)
Hugs to you my dear!
xoxo~ C.
P.S.: Some of the creations I made for you might look great on the pallet shelf too! ;-)

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Love the aged wood with the white decorations...stunning :)

fairyrocks said...

You have a rare talent. And a rare DH that will just load it up for you LOL. Well done, keep smiling and creating

Lululiz said...

I want to run my fingers over the wood, it looks so gorgeous! Between the two you, you have created a fabulous piece of home decor. Awesome. xxx

Jayne said...

I absolutely love it Julia, only you could make a pallet into a thing of beauty x

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a find! Your pallet shelf is fabulous with all your treasures. Love the brass stencils and hinge.

Paola T. said...

Hi Julia, I too to participate at the Grey Dey Thursdey link party! Your blog is wonderful, i love your Laces and your creation for Valentine's day is really fascinating! A hug from Italy. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it/

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love your silver grey pallet Julia - it makes a fabulous Valentine inspiration board.
Love your hearts especially the ones you've made!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

It's so wonderful Julia that your husband shares your passion!


Sugar Lump Studios said...

I can see why you feel in love (swoon) who wouldn't?
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! and hearts are my all time favorite so that makes it even more beautiful!

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia -
was? Die wollten das wegwerfen? Uff, das ging dann ja gerade noch gut - was für ein Glück, dass ihr zwei das Prachtstück entdeckt und gerettet habt! So eine schöne Pallette hätt ich natürlich auch gern - naja, warten wir's mal ab, vielleicht gibt es auch hier Verrückte, die so etwas nicht mehr haben wollen ;o))
Lass dich auch noch feste und hezrlich umärmeln für deine lieben Kommentare und deine Erklärungen zum "Webschützen". Hab ich nie zuvor gehört oder gesehen, aber bei deiner Love-Collage gefiel's mir jedenfalls gleich! Du hast wirklich einen guten Griff für ausgefallene Objekte :o))
Allerliebste Sonntag-Abend-Rostrosengrüße!!!
Eine schöne neue Woche wünscht dir die Traude

Guriana said...

Beautiful peacee of art!!...I love this wood!!:))

Cindy said...

Hi! Just started following you. You have some awesome ideas! I hope I am able to learn how to make them!

must love junk said...

Julia, your pallet shelf is fantastic!! And I love how you've decorated it-perfect! :)

Unknown said...

I love love love pallets...pinned! This is just too cute!! ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

Sarina said...

Hi Julia,
What a gorgeous pallet. The colour is wonderful.

Carole said...

Hi Julia

So nice to see you recycle things like this. As you know we have many here but you are right this one is a beauty.
Happy Valentines Day you and your sweetie

Sandi said...

Beautiful! I too have fallen in love with old pallets. Happy day of love coming up here soon. :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
just catching up.What a wonderful find and so beautifully decorated.
Happy Valentines day.

Olga Siedlecka said...

Aaaa... amazing!

A Bit of Colour said...

Simple beauty!!

Minna Perälä said...

What a piece of art!!! You see beauty everywhere!!!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

LOVE! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous!Love what you did with the pallet, so very creative.

Teresita said...

Me encantó!!!

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, lass dich mal wieder herzlich drücken für deine immer so lieben Kommentare - und deinen Fellnäschen gib natürlich von mir auch wieder ein paar ganz herzliche rostrosige Streicheleinheiten!
Heute waren wir in einem Argentinischen Steakhouse, und da musste ich gleich mal an dich und deinen Tipp denken - vonwegen "Ich tippe, Ihr lernt Spanisch für eine Reise nach Argentinien. Dieses Reiseziel würde gut zu Euch passen :)" Du hast ja so recht. Also ich meine, du hast recht damit, dass dieses Reiseziel gut zu uns passen würde... aber leider nicht damit, dass dies unser nächstes Ziel sein wird. Südamerika steht bei uns lautstark auf der Wunschliste (da gibt's EINIGE Länder, in die wir gern wollen!), zieht vorläufig beim Preisvergleich mit anderen Wunschzielen allerdings noch den kürzeren... Ich lass dich mal noch ein bisserl weiterraten, außer du willst die Lösung gleich präsentiert bekommen...
Allerliebste rostrosige Sonntagabendgrüße und Fellchenkrauler,
✿ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿ ♥♥♥♥ ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Soooooo SWEET! Love the wood and the hearts!

Wilma said...

Hello Julia,

What a wonderful blog you have.
I love all of your creations!! Am a follower now and plan to be here more often.

Hope you will find time to visit me at shabbyroyale.blogspot.com

Blessings to you,

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

See what I mean, even an old pallet looks fantastic when you get your hands on it. :) Best wishes, Tammy