It was February of 2016 and my better half was turning 40 in a couple of months!!! YEA, 40...he's sooo old...haha!!!🤣 I was on maternity leave and wanted to do something big for him, but it wasn't like I could buy him a boat or a motorcyle...😉 so I did the next best thing and decided to make him something lol... WHAT? I had no clue yet..🤦. however he often liked to have friends over for drinks and we were talking how much we never really used the back patio as often as we liked to. Then it hit me, I should make him a bar! So off to You Tube I went- really You Tube is TRULY AMAZING!!!! I searched how to make a pallet bar and clicked on the first video (<--- here's the video I watched) I saw and watched it about 50 times... seriously. My next step was to get a hold of some pallets. With the help of some wonderful friends I picked up some pallets, went to the lumber store and bought everything I needed. Have you ever seen a woman with 3 kids in a lumber store... actually buying the big heavy stuff? Its quite funny... 😒We were there for about 2 hours, watching the video again to make sure I didn't forget anything, because I don't write lists, asking the experts where this wood was and that wood was and what exactly is a 1x2, 2x4 and 1x12 and what it means and then finding the BEST ones!!!! - not to mention all those types of screws!!!! 😝
It took me over a month to complete, first, I only worked on it during nap times, and second, I had to hide it from you know who in the garage. I did have some help in the heavy lifting!- thank you friends!! So now the best part was the staining!!!- Oh how I love to stain 😍😍😍- I went crazy and used all the stains I found in the garage and added a pop of worn navy blue stain!!! ( still my favorite to date and my favorite brand) Ive been hooked since then! Then gave it a quick seal of Polyurethane for protection and BAM! What do you think? It's still standing today! WHOOP, WHOOP!
Took a trip to Amazon(always), bought some cafe lights and cute mini red solo lights (dollar store) and decorated it all up!!! Of course, I cant keep secrets from him very well, so we gifted it to him about 2 weeks before his birthday! (I think he knew all along 😋) He absolutely loved it and we are back there about 3 times a week now and the girls have become amazing bartenders! 🤣
It's been suggested to me time and time again, that I should blog!! BLOG?!?.. what the heck is a BLOG?...🤔 seriously.....I had no idea. I'm not that old, I've just out of touch with the real world!
As I started to build this website, this weebly guy's notice kept popping up, "You don't have a Blog.. Add a blog and sometimes Vlog! really 😐 So I finally caved in when I attended a class to help me build my business and they HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that I have a blog! 😍
Sooooo... listen I'm no writer, for real, it's just me and my thoughts here!!! AND of course, I want to share with you all (by request) of my DIY projects and explain exactly how all this came to be! From the crazy looks I got while cutting pallets in my garage to the DIY FAILS 😜 to the " WOW, I can't believe you did that!!"😘, join me on this journey because all the fun happens here!!!
Hi! I'm Jasmine. I am a Child of the King, wife to my best friend and girl mama of 3. I'm a lover of yoga pants, coffee and vintage finds!!! Happy you stopped by my blog where I share how I began this amazing journey, the struggles, and my designs & decor.