We are nearing the finish line with Alyssa's attic apartment.
Mostly finish work,
painting, installing shelves,
bringing in furniture.
Yes the end is in sight.
So what does that have to do with pallets?
I had a definite vision for the room .
White walls, dark floors with some rustic and industrial accents.
I've already shared the barn door that leads to the attic.
The oposite wall was to be covered in wood slats from pallets.
I shared the above photo with Mitch.
He liked it. Phew, that was a relief.
Not because he wants (or gets) a lot of say so in the details of decorating,
but because I knew I'd be needing his help.
I found a source for as many pallets as it would take
but when the time came to go get them,
he started giving me all the reasons it may not work.
Pallets are very heavy-
they are super rough, do you know how rough they are?
Do you know how hard it's going to be to get them apart?
Do you know how many it will take to do a whole wall?
Do you realize how heavy they are?
Finally I acted like any mature and understanding wife and said
just forget about it.
And I went outside to pout and paint baseboards.
While I was painting and pouting, a conversation was taking place in my head.
A good vs. evil conversation.
I'll spare you the details, and just say good won out.
As much as I wanted to pout, all I could think about was how hard
he works and all that he does for me and our family.
I was the one who wanted the pallet wall,
but he would be the one doing most of the work.
I wasn't ready to give up my vision for the room entirely,
I just knew I had to come up with a different plan.
I was looking at this photo on Pinterest, because of the daybed.
We are going to make a window seat/bed for Bayleigh and want to do something like this.
Then I noticed the wall behind the bed.
If you read the post, the boards on the wall are from an old gymnasium floor.
Cool. I just need to find some old gym floor boards.
Yea, like that's likely to happen.
But then (probably the same night) I saw this.
And the wheels began to turn.
I wanted the look of old aged wood,
but something I could handle myself.
I bought them at Lowe's.
Six eight foot planks to a pack.
For some reason, I expected them to be around ten dollars a pack,
but they were closer to $15 a pack.
That wasn't easy, you know I'm
all about thrifty decorating.
The pallets would have been free.
I decided if I turned out as I hoped, it would be worth the money spent.
I finished the wall today and
it is worth every penny!!!
I. Am. In. LOVE!
but I couldn't wait to share.
I'll be back tomorrow to share some of the steps I took to get here,
in case you want a non pallet, pallet wall for yourself.
Happy New Year friends!