Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sometimes…ya don’t need much.

On a beach walk yesterday morning I saw some wood pallets for the taking

I thought...Hmmm of a coffee table

frame for a canvas…

But then came across this idea from Katrin Arens

katrina-arens-plate-rack

Now THAT just never occurred to me.

nope.

katrin-arens-kitchen-jordi-canosa

More of her delicious style…

bookcase

...celebrating simplicity.

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works for me.

Beautifully

You?

And, no...I didn't bring them home...kept on walking.

Dayum!

48 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

I am jealous..a "beach walk"!! "DAYUM"... I think you need to go back, pick up at least one of those palettes, and create something...then.... share!!!!

Happy Saturday Linda!! :)

Tara Dillard said...

2 gifts you give.

"DAYUM"
&
New use for a palette.

About to leave for the stones of Stone Mountain under my feet. How I would love a beach walk too.

I find old broken pottery along some of the woodland trails in Stone Mountain. Once, a piece of flow blue. Still, not the beach!

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Beadboard UpCountry said...

That is a great idea! How clever!
There is a company that makes gorgeous bed linen that photographs the bedding on a bed that is just pallets stacked up with a European mattress on top. It looks great!Enjoyed your post!

anita said...

great one linda!

something very poetic about making your life from "scraps" and its beautiful :)

i'm going back to look at it again

Maya said...

Some people are just so creative that way..., with re-purposing things. Wood pallets for plates, definitely far-fetched. It looks really cool in that setting!

Visual Vamp said...

I have dragged in more pallets from the street to make into something out of nothing, more times than I care to count!
Love the plate rack idea.
xo xo

for the love of a house said...

Well, what are you doing sittin' there??! RUN back and get them you silly girl!
I love the square head nails (at least that's what I think they are?!) as plate holders!
You find the best photos....
happy weekend!
j.

Chris said...

It's just another one of those things where I think, "I never would have come up with that!" Brilliant.

Karen Deborah said...

amazing use of pallets and very simple beachy look, it's nice.

Ana Balbinot said...

Linda, I love this style, this simplicity...beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I like the pallet idea and her style!

Kathy said...

I want to go on a beach walk!!!!!My youngest daughter and husband are in Hawaii as we speak...we have the Grands, ( which I love) but I LOVE the BEACH!!! Yeah ...cool idea for displaying plates on the palettes...anything goes these days! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Melissa said...

I came across her work a while back and love it. I couldn't wait to get to the bottom of the first pallet of tile we had to see if I could do something fun with it, but it didn't have nearly the character and charm as the ones she used!

vicki archer said...

Brilliant, sounds like more walking is in order Linda...xv

Shandell's said...

This is the best use for these I have have seen. The her style.

Sharon said...

You walked past? Nooo, go back and do the amazing shelf:)
Love this post! Makes me wanna go for a beach walk.

donna baker said...

I just love that decorating style. Mine is nothing like it, but I love it. I need a dozen different houses to decorate. Then I wonder, which one would be 'home'.?

Drawn to The Sea said...

Love the nails to hold the plates, so brilliantly simple. And that last photo? Makes me swoon.

Lovely day,
~Julia

Jenny said...

That is one of the coolest ideas I've seen. Love it. Am sending this link to my daughter. Thanks for the fabulous idea.

simpledaisy said...

What a cute, beachy idea!! I think you need to go back and get a palette!!

sealaura said...

i do like the repurposing especially with found/tossed items. lovely. i agree with anita, i need to look at these again. happy sunday.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love her style. Rustic and simple. Thanks for sharing Linda. I would have nabbed 'em!

J - Pacha Mama said...

Uh-oh! This came at the wrong (right!) time. Hubby is in the process of trying to throw away a wood pallet he rescued from off our seawall. On the other hand, he entrusted me with a derelict crabrap when I saw it had "potential" for repurposing. You can see what I did with it at: http://pachamamahouse.blogspot.com/2009/11/diysalvage-to-art.html

J - Pacha Mama said...

Whoops. Here's the right link:
http://pachamamahouse.blogspot.com/2009/11/diysalvage-to-art.html

Greet said...

Linda,
First of all thank you so much for the comment on my post!
The pictures you showed here are wonderful! I love the creativity of making something beautiful with simple things! Well in these pictures you can really see the creativity of this person! I love that!

Greet

Cobalt Violet said...

I want to jump into to that last photo with a good book and cup of tea! So lovely with that one little touch of pink!

Erin said...

Brilliant idea! It would have never occurred to me either! The images are all drool-worthy!

Velvet and Linen said...

I find myself wanting things simpler and simpler these days, so I thoroughly enjoyed this.

xo
Brooke

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Dayum is right! These are all so gorgeous, they make me want to go scavenging for pallets right this minute!

Lauren said...

oh my gosh!!! what an awesome idea!!! i have always wondered what to do with them... love this!!

xoxo

Stephanie said...

That last photo...I could just sit in that room all day long, a good book and glass of wine in hand...

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Delicious. Wonderfulness. I adore it.

Cote de Texas said...

these are beautiful - unreal!!!!

2 Stews said...

Simply beautiful!

Camilla at home said...

Beautiful photos!

once in a blue moon... said...

i must have 50 palettes hanging around, NOW FINE ME WALL SPACE!

Shorely Chic said...

I love these photos - so bright yet rustic

Maria Killam said...

Looking quite 'Belgian' and current and wonderful to me :) Love that casual, pulled together without effort look!

Laura [What I Like] said...

How great! I love all of her pottery and home is just lovely. I understand your reticence to pick up the giant pallets...many a time I have left treasures where they lie because I did not want splinters!

Renae said...

I am impressed that you even thought of what to do with the crates..I probably would have just walked on by. So many bloggy peeps amaze me, and you are one!
xx

ain't for city gals said...

Love the idea of the plate rack...I am going to use this in our cabin...I have a couple of pallets around here somewhere, I just know it....

Joyce said...

Love to walk the wooden plank on one of these. xo

Renee Finberg said...

i like it.

xxx

gertru said...

beautiful little place :)

somepinkflowers said...

i will never
look
at them

the same way
again

:-)

and
using
just nails...

Black Zebra said...

The bookshelf is to die for and the plate cabinate/shelf is a must have!x

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Very nice and so glad I found your site tonight
Maggie

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