Show Me Pallets …transformation …Mother’s Day surprise!

Pallets, pallets, pallets! Have you pinned a pallet transformation? We have, there are so many great ideas and we just had to share what Kathy’s son-in-law Josh created for her daughter while she was away in Midland celebrating Mother’s day. Amanda had collected some pallets from a friend and made a suggestion to Josh for her Mother’s day present! So Josh did what all good husbands do, he went to work!

To quote Josh….

“The transformation of a piece o”!xo#@6%x” pallet to a….uh….I guess a nice little piece of patio table. …….I amaze my self sometimes! Happy mothers day!!”

love,

Josh

Pallets collected for a pallet transformation

Pallets collected for a pallet transformation

Do you see a piece of furniture? Josh must have the ability of a stone carver to see a patio table for Amanda is this junky wood!

Step one, dismantle pallets

Step one, dismantle pallets

Determine size, width, height, and began planning out the table legs, braces and table top

Table is assembled from pallet wood

Table is assembled from pallet wood

Stain you pallet project to allow the variety of wood colors to be enhanced.

Stain you pallet project to allow the variety of wood colors to be enhanced.

Finished pallet patio table!

One of our favorite finishes is a “Wipe On poly” available at Lowes
Follow directions on product .
The table would also look great painted your favorite color, distress it with sanding and then finish with a coat of swipe on poly !
Next time you see that pallet being thrown away, look close because it could be your next…???????
Happy Decorating y’all,
Kathy and Becky
Thanks Amanda and Josh for sharing your project!
Need some inspiration?
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/how-tuesday-upcycled-pallet-shelf/?utm_campaign=Merch&utm_medium=Internal&utm_source=Pinterest

pallet-shelves-etsy-how-to

http://www.thestonybrookhouse.com/2012/08/sunburst-orange-ombre-pallet-sign-it-is.html

Fun painted pallets

Great site for ideas

Great site for ideas

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Show Me some mother’s love…..

Mother’s show love at so many times….. for their husbands, kiddos and family! We wanted to share with you a Mother’s treat that Amanda and her kids made to show some love to their Grana (Kathy) and Great Grandmother (Betty).

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Have fun….Amanda, Kaydin and Layla,

Take this time together to teach your children about who they are making the presents for!

Here is a list of supplies that you will need:

Flower pots (hobby lobby and Walmart)
Acrylic paint (hobby lobby)
Foam Paint brushes (hobby lobby)
Painters tape (lowes)
Potting soil (lowes)
Plants (lowes)
****And lots of patience ……………..

Layla loves to paint!

Layla loves to paint!

We chose a variety of sizes and shapes, some were just $1!

We chose a variety of sizes and shapes, some were just $1!

Kaydin was super serious about his painting!

Kaydin was super serious about his painting!

Paper plates for paint colors

1. Tape of flower pots in design you want, stripes, checks, zigzags
2. Squirt one color at a time for kids to use on paper plates, put on an old t-shirt to protect clothing and cover the table or surface with a plastic drop cloth or table cloth
3. Let kids have fun and paint the un-taped parts, step back and let them have fun
4. Let dry for couple of hours, a blow dryer will speed up drying time
5. Remove tape and then tape the already painted parts
6. give pots back to kids and finish painting
7. Let dry and remove all tape.

8. now it is time to make it personal with hand prints and flowers (made with thumbprints!)

Grana’s favorite summertime drink is a “Mint Mojito” so we planted with mint!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

Kaydin shows Grana some love!

we love our Grana, she is special and always show us some love…….

love and kisses!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Amanda, Kaydin and Layla

Happy decorating y’all,

thanks Amanda for the guest post,

Kathy and Becky

PS show my Grana some love and visit her new online store……

love, Kaydin

http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Show Mom how much you love her!

Show Mom how much you love her!

With Mother’s day approaching, our siblings have a tradition for our mom. A fresh spring cleaning and redo of her front porch! Kathy and I do all the work and Jennifer (Show Me Decorating San Antonio team) and Tim (our talented,woodworking, welding brother in Amarillo) participate by helping pay for all the goodies! We plant beautiful new flowers in her pots and front flower beds! We love to give her a great 1st Impression! Mom always tells everyone that she gave us all her creative talents. While she really does not lack for creativity, she is very happy to let her girls take over and do! We are truly the creative, independent, business women we are today because she always let us, encouraged us and allowed us to create, experiment, paint, wallpaper and redo our home as we grew up! So mom, this one is for you! Happy Mother’s Day!

"Finished" Front porch

“Finished” Front porch

 Mom's front porch "before"

Mom’s front porch “before”

 Pots "before"

Pots “before”

Lisa Frost  Flowers and Butterfly banner was our inspiration

Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner was our inspiration

 The front porch loaded with all the plants, pots and new doormat, let the work begin!

The front porch loaded with all the plants, pots and new doormat, let the work begin!

 New light fixture is installed

New light fixture is installed

When we assed the porch, we discovered that the current light fixture was too small and not the right proportion. Thank goodness Mark was on hand to assist with the electrical! We also took in to consideration when purchasing and planning the pots and plants, the sunlight that the porch receives. Hint “look at houses that face the direction yours does and duplicate the plants that are thriving. With our drought, the pots and flower beds closet to the front door are priority for color and impact. These can easily be maintained with hand watering. ( I collect water in containers in my shower to keep my entry beds watered)

 Ceramic pots are easy to maintain and do not allow the hardwater residue to collect on the outside of the pot as do the clay pots

Ceramic pots are easy to maintain and do not allow the hard water residue to collect on the outside of the pot as do the clay pots

Knock out Roses, geraniums, petunias and moss rose have been hits for this front porch. We matched the pots to the Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner and complimented them with flowers in red, yellow and purple.

A Knock out Rose was planted to the right of the doorway for color and balance with the other side.

A Knock out Rose was planted to the right of the doorway for color and balance with the other side.

The Texas A&M stepping stone matches the burgundy pots and shutters and adds interest to the flower bed. For more information on the Knock Out Roses, check out P. Allen Smith article on growing  Knock Out® Roses.

We purchased our supplies with one trip to Lowes!

We purchased our supplies with one trip to @Lowes!

The new porch light looks perfect and now to add a bench with pillows for comfort and color. We like to treat the front porch as a small outside room. Mom and Dad can enjoy their morning coffee or watch the grandkids play basketball!

Iron Bench adds seating and completes the outdoor room

Iron Bench adds seating and completes the outdoor room

"Finished" Front porch

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kathy made 1 final trip to @Hobby Lobby to find the perfect bench and pillows to complete our outdoor porch makeover! The butterfly garden stake is a compliment to our Lisa Frost Flowers and Butterfly banner! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee!

MOTHER’S DAY CONTEST

For your chance to win a lisA fRosT banner, leave a comment below about what your mom has taught you. Share with your friends for more chances to win! Drawing will be held on May 1, 2013 with a random drawing!

Winner get’s to pick a banner for their mom or for themselves…

Mom's Day, Mother's Day, lisAfRosT,

ENTER NOW BY COMMENTING  BELOW-WHAT DID YOUR MOM TEACH YOU!

Tips:

top 10 ideas for creating a great 1st Impression!

Clean and trim up the yard, trees and flowerbeds, keep well maintained.

Spruce up the front door with a fresh coat of paint.

replace the door’s hardware and kick plate

replace worn light fixtures and update with a finish that matches new hardware

Place a new welcome mat at the front door

pots of flowers or plants

clean your windows to sparkle and shine

place new house numbers in clear sight

enjoy!

Happy decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Show Mom Some Love!

What is it you want for Mother’s Day?

If you ask my boys, in unison they’ll say “NO FIGHTING!” Yes, I would love a day without the bickering that goes on in the house of four boys but what I really treasure are those gifts that come from their hearts or hands! So for this Mother’s Day I’m giving a picture created by Samuel, my youngest, that was in our Young Master’s Art Show. I know my mom and my mother-in-law will treasure it always!

Samuel (eight years old) below his masterpiece 'Family is Love'

Color copy I made (the original is framed and hanging in my room!)

I love black frames with a simple matte & outlined in a corresponding color.

The Creation Matted & Framed

I’ve gathered my materials to wrap it up in style. Shiny red paper, lime green tulle, a spring print, and a coordinating stripe.

All Ready to wrap it all up!

I tie the tulle in a Four-Loop bow

Tying my bow...

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Now I layer the other two on top. The spring print is a double loop then I tied the stripe across it for tails.

More Bows!

All done and ready to pack and mail. I’ve added a recent picture of the boys and I with my mom and dad.

Finished!

Sometimes we try to go over board with the cost of a gift but those that are really treasured is something with a little thought and time. I bought the matte and frame at Hobby Lobby and the ribbon came out of my stash I try to keep on hand. My mom will love this!
Happy Mother’s Day,
Jennifer Sharrick
jennifer@showmedecorating.com