Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fall & the Improved Pallet Boxes

Back again with the computer problems behind me...it was a little crazy, but everything seems to be settling down...Whew!

Today I'm sharing the start of my Fall decorating and an update to those pallet boxes I made in July.  Click HERE for a peek at those! I chose one of them for my dining room table and as you can see, I added some lettering:

Here's a closer look:

On another box, I did something different:
This one is currently being used in my Craft Room, but that's a story for another day!

I tried a few methods to transfer the lettering.  First, the back was colored with pencil and I tried to transfer the letters - no luck.  Then I tried chalk - no luck again.  It just wouldn't transfer on the wood, so this is what I did:

I partially cut out the lettering with an exacto knife and carefully painted in the partial letters, then I free-handed the rest.  It worked! If I had to make 20 of them, this may not be the most efficient method, but for my purposes, I'm pretty pleased.  

Let me give you another peek at decorating for Fall.  The blue hydrangeas on top of my hutch have been replace with some new blooms:

Chalk Pig won't give up the sunglasses, though.  That morning sunshine is blinding - just ask him! 

Since it's October already, I'll be getting out the Halloween decorations this week, so be sure to stop back for those.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! 

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24 comments:

  1. Such a cute box. Very pretty decorative touch, especially because I love the vintage look! I made a box for one of my fairy gardens, but I actually like the look of your wood better. (Considering your first fairy garden)

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    1. Thank you so much! I actually have a board on Pinterest dedicated to Fairy Gardens....maybe I need to get started!

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  2. Love those boxes!! So cute!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie, it's always fun to stop by your blog!
      Have a great week.

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  3. These are great!! I love how you reuse things! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasure of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Reusing has become a way of life for me - so much more interesting than new!
      It's always a pleasure to share - so glad you stopped by!

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  4. Hi. I'm your newest follower on both blogger and blogloving. Your choice of colorful decor had me at hello!

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    1. Thrilled to have you as a follower! I just stopped by your blog, as well.
      Welcome, friend!
      Ann

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  5. Those are absolutely adorable!!! Love them. Not sure if I would ever get it done though. lol!!!

    Lynn

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. You should give it a try!

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  6. I like your boxes, but I love the pig in glasses. Every house needs a little whimsy. BTW,I got my teacup exchange package. I'm a happy gal and a true thank you card will be in the mail shortly.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. We are all about the whimsy around here!
      I'm so glad you're happy with your teacup package, this is the first time I've participated in an exchange.
      Have a wonderful week!
      Ann

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  7. Turned out great! Love the lettering! Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy - glad you stopped by!

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  8. I love boxes! They are so versatile to use with every season! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. We enjoy seeing your creativity each week! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lori. They will definitely be used all year around here!

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  9. Visiting from Vintage Charm, great boxes! You did a wonderful job of painting the lettering and making them look vintage.

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    1. Thank you Carole - glad you stopped by!

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  10. I love the boxes!!! Makes me want to go to the craft store and get crafting! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for sharing with the #happynowlinkup!

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    1. Thank you Ashley. Crafting is a good thing!
      I hope you'll stop by again soon!

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  11. These are so lovely! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  12. Love them! Thank you so much for sharing with us at our To Grandma's house we go link party! Pinned!

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