Monday, May 14, 2012

Craft Picket Fence Pallet Shelf Update

Do you think I could get any longer of a post title if I tried?!  I showed you all here in this post, my new craft white picket fence pallet shelf. 

Well, to tell you the truth, it just looked too bland.  After all, the one in my kitchen I posted about here, had all those pretty cups and saucers on it.  The one in my sewing/craft room just had a bunch of glass mugs with buttons in them.  There wasn't a lot of color on the shelf. 

I thought, Sue, what can we do about that...hmmm...?  I thought, and I thought, then I thought, well, of course, isn't it obvious?!  We will add embellishments.  Oh, embellishments!  You can never go wrong with some pretty embellishments!

I will show you the end product first, then I will give a breakdown of how I got there.

Here's a closer look at some of the detailing

So, I started with some of these in a bowl, taken from a mini swag, purchased at a thrift store two years ago...

and I laid them out on a piece of scrap fabric, playing around with them until I figured out the look I wanted...

and I started gluing, adding layer after layer...

until, eventually, I had "flower" clusters. 

And, I forgot to take a picture of each cluster, after I had cut away the fabric from around the back of each one!  Then, I just started painting some "vines" up each board.  I know, they aren't perfect.  They aren't meant to be.

And, again, the end result.

So now, I can finally work at finishing that room up!  To tell you the truth, I got discouraged with the room since this pallet shelf was put up.  Until I was able to figure out a way of adding a little somethin', somethin' to it, I didin't want to go any further with the rest of the room.


If you like it, please pin it!  See, I said please.

I'm linking up to these parties:

Boogieboard Cottage


BWS tips button

TDC Before and After

Tuesday To Do Party

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia




The DIY Dreamer

shabby creek cottage


Beyond The Picket Fence

Catch a Glimpse Button

Pink Hippo Party


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


The Shabby Nest


The Thrifty Groove

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


Freedom Fridays


How to Nest for Less


  1. That is just gorgeous! I pinned it also :)
    I found you via Tuesday link up and am now following you. Come see me sometime!

    1. Thanks so much for following me! I followed back as well!

  2. This looks A-mazing! Hope you will hop on over to my under 300 followers blog hop @
    I am your newest follower!

    1. You're sweet! Thanks, I followed back as well!

  3. I love the picket fence as a shelf, but the beads just make it perfect. I'm hosting my weekly link party going on now and I'd love for you to join in at

  4. Very cool!! Love the ribbon hanging along the bottom!! Popping in from "el petit taller's" linky. Amy from

    1. Thanks for message :) Sounds like a brilliant holiday. I live in the UK but am originally from Canada - grew up near Ottawa and Toronto.

  5. Wow, so cute and creative--love it. Thanks for linking up!

  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured yesterday!

  7. I think the picket fence as a shelf is so cute but you've taken it up a notch for sure. Sooooo cute!,

  8. This is way too cute:) Just visiting from the hop and am now following you. I would love to invite you to Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you and your shelf there!

    1. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a marvelous weekend!

  9. really love the idea
    lil flowers are so sweet

  10. The little flowers really add to your already cute picket fence pallet shelf!

    so cute!

  11. VERY VERY VERY pretty!!!!! It could even make a beautiful headboard! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
    I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow :)

  12. This is way cool! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party going on right now!!

  13. This is so cute! You did a wonderful job in transforming this sweet shelf! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you are have a great week!

  14. Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a button :)

  15. This is awesome! I love it. You did such an amazing job on it, I had to pin it. I'm a new follower, I hope you can come and visit me @
    Have a great day.

  16. I absolutely love it!!

  17. Very charming!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!


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