Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pallets!

About a week ago I noticed that my friends had begun amassing wood pallets in their driveway.  It's not an unusual sight in my town... I know people who've told me they get them for free to burn as firewood to heat their homes.  It's so common that I just assume that's why people have them in quantities.

Then it occurred to me.  These friends are pretty extraordinary & creative people.  I'll bet they have bigger plans for these pallets.  I'll bet they're going to be upcycled!  If I were to guess, I'd say they're going to become a chicken coop.  That made me think of this video I'd seen from the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association:


This video showcases so many great ways to put to good use what so many see as scrap wood.

I love a good upcycling project!  My little project this week involved trying to transform a pair of "boyish" slippers of very good quality to something my "it has to be pink" daughter would wear.  Enter my craft box and sewing box and between scheduling showings and making new international real estate contacts the past 2 days, we have this:


Turns out a little embellishing will change her attitude about her brother's hand-me-down jeans, khakis & most shorts too.

Happy March 1st my friends!  Just about 2 weeks until St. Patrick's Day - THE day for planting my first cold-weather crops - Peas!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I am now itching to get out and find some old pallets to play with. The juices are flowing... Thanks! I also love the slippers. I also have a bit of a girly girl on my hands.