Sunday

Pallet Look Plate Rack Thingies With Chicken Wire and Rebar

Once upon a time in a dining room far far away, (so far in fact one photo shows snow)
A crazy lady decided it was time to redo her dining room.

In November '12 she bought six chairs from craigslist, where she drove alone to a strangers home to see the chairs, and lived to tell this tale.

In February the walls were painted by the crazy lady's loving husband. 

A table was made, also by the crazy lady's loving husband.


Chairs, oh the evil chairs, were painted, painted again, maybe even three times - she has blocked that info out - waxed, sanded, tacks removed, seats recovered.

She tried to describe for the man of her dreams, the vision that was in her head for the redo.

He had a hard time recreating something he could not see in her head.  But he is a patient man and humored the crazy lady instead of telling her to build the darn stuff herself.

He labored in the melting snow.


 And wrestled chicken wire.

He built.  And rebuilt, to please the woman with the vision, because she did not like his first interpretation of what he could not see in her head.

He questioned her..... "you want steel rebar rods for what???  You don't care if they are rusty???".


He took her to the electrical department so she could find galvanized caps that matched her vision, for the rebar.  He did this probably because he was tired of trying to figure out what she was talking about.

And the patient man hung the faux pallet wood plate holders on the dining room wall, with their old rusty rebar and chicken wire, where they wait for the crazy lady to wax them.  Where they wait, to be accessorized.  Where they wait for her to finish the graphics for the six chair backs so the dining room will be complete.

The dining room is patient like the man.


But the crazy lady is loosing her mind over this.





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49 comments :

  1. I love that "thingy"....so many cool uses. I could dry my beets on it. No...I don't know how to prepare beets - boil and butter?
    Rebar is a cool thing - watch that be the next "pallet" project trend now that you posted this.

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  2. I think it's cool!! I want to see the whole room now, even without the finished chairs!! Always thinking outside the box, aren't cha?!! Love it!!~~Angela

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  3. Oh I love this project, Bliss...it is all coming together for you...now if you can just keep your sanity until then!

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  4. Love what that man will do for the crazy lady! :) I can't wait to see your dining room!

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  5. Oh Bliss the thingy is wonderful. Now we wait for the entire room reveal.
    Tap.. tap...
    Hugs, Gee

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  6. Mmmm...rebar you say...
    I'm sure there will be questions @ Lowes on the cement isle. "You're the 3rd woman today asking for re-bar and not caring specifically if it has rust or not ma'am... do you mind me asking what your doing with this stuff?"
    "...a plate wha...? and chicken wire? On the wall? No kidding."

    Oh yes... I remember it well, the time I bought painter's drop cloth at wal-mart...and the paint counter lady started asking questions... She told me they were having a problem keeping them in stock. When I told her people are covering their furniture with it, she was like 'yeah, that's what it's for..." but then I explained...she just shook her head and took them off the top shelf for me.
    Apparently, she didn't get it.

    Look out Bliss... your setting a decorating trend, and turning the blogging world on it's ear!

    :P

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  7. You got a good man there!!!
    PS- there are meds for your problem.

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  8. Well he's a keeper! Oh Bliss I want this, it's gorgeous, today I actually decided on making one, but the one in my head wasn't as exciting as this!

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  9. Well… all I can say is "thank God you're here". Especially gracing my inbox at 5AM, btw. I used to say "we're all stocked up on crazy around these parts" but I changed my mind.
    These days, I'll take any ounce of creative "crazy" I can get.
    Rebar and all.
    Pretty sure that your Husband and mine will be ushered quickly into Heaven while we have to sit and fill out some explanation forms.

    I love this project - genius, and I can't wait to see the final pictures, chairs and all.

    Preferably before my youngest gets married {he's 6 - I've given you a big window}.

    XO

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  10. What a great idea, I just love the final look. You have a good man their.

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  11. Hurry and tell this crazy woman how to make this! Love it :)

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  12. The crazy lady definitely has some great visions dancing around in her head! Can't wait to see it all come together. I still have a stack of pallets laying around, so keep those visions coming!

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  13. Oh,come on crazy lady and get r done already. I want to see it!! If I lived closer I would help you get it done. You know I don't like to drag things out. :)

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  14. If that's crazy...then I want some of it! Seems PERFECTLY normal to me!

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  15. The suspense is killing me! What a tease! From what I can see, I want one!!!

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  16. You are making me crazy with that little peek at the plate rack...it looks sooo COOL!!

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  17. Come on, Bliss!! You can see the finish line! Do - it, do - it, do - it!!!
    xo Heidi

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  18. Your explanations are so TECHNICAL! LOL and your hubby is a patient man, thank God!

    Love this plate rack (and he has my sympathy for working with that chicken wire - nasty stuff. Maybe try hardware cloth next time...)

    Cheers!

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  19. The suspense is killing me too! From what I glimpse, I cannot wait to see more. It looks GREAT!

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  20. Why don't you invent a thing that projects the image in one's head onto a screen. I'd buy one. OOH! And why you're at it, invent a thing that projects a pain you're feeling to the doctor for a split second. I'm a failure at describing my maladies so I never get a proper diagnosis. Prognosis?

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  21. You are whittling away at it, piece by piece! Taking your time will make the final reveal all the better.

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  22. Ohh....I want some of those. I'm pinning so you KNOW that means I will get some made very soon. Ha.

    Honestly, those are awesome.

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  23. Oh wow! I am going to love this! Chicken wire, wood, rebar...how can you go wrong?!!! This is going to be fantastic!!!

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  24. Crazy is underrated if it means getting cool ideas like this!
    Kelly

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  25. Love your crazy ideas!! and a patient to man to help out Wow! Can't wait to see it all. The peak of the plate is driving me crazy!

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  26. Sorry, but I can't recommend any good psychiatrists...I'd have probaly driven them mad myself. But...I'm thinkin' I like your kind of crazy. The plate rack looks great and I know...someday...we'll get to see the whole dining room. Someday. :)
    kelly

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  27. Oh.... you little sneak peeker ;) What a tease you are! I know, from that wee peek. It's going to awesome and we're all going to want one!!

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  28. Adorable idea! Can't wait to see the finish!

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  29. Bliss, I scanned back through the post after reading thinking wait where's the finished shot ;) Darn it I wanna see! That is an awesome shelf, looking forward to seeing the finished room. You are crazy, crazy awesome ;)

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  30. Oh our poor men with their patience and endless projects and requirements to match our visions, which sometimes we don't even completely know ourselves. :) But the sneak peek looks GREAT. Let's see that dining room! *PRESSURE!*

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  31. Bliss, you are teasing for too long now but I am liking what I am seeing, please finish so we can all see!! You do have a good hubby, mine is the same way very patient!

    Cynthia

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  32. It's coming together! When I squint I can see it! And you gotta love those patient men who strive to put together what they can't see in our heads!

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  33. That thing you are making... or having your husband make... is awesome!
    That rebar makes the whole project, that was genius!
    Susan

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  34. And the blog readers waited patiently to see the finished room! LOL! Isn't it funny? We've taken pallets and made them look like other things, now you've taken a thing and made it look like a pallet! LOL! It looks good so far, from the little peek. I think those may be the dishes I've been searching for too LOL! Can't wait to see it all put together and finished! Have fun! Hugs, Leena

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  35. I love what I'm so far seeing of that vision in your head! (wow, that's a sentence!) And of course, I always love your story telling all about it. That patient man? He's a keeper!

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  36. It's SO hard being patient!! (And you've got a keeper! :)
    Susan

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  37. Ahhh!! These are SO good!!! Love them..even though it's only a tease!

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  38. haha this is cute. i understand completely...but luckily you got a patient one...mineswears under his breath!!

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  39. Ooo, this looks like the start of something good. Tell that man to get to finishing those chairs so I can have a reveal.

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  40. If you do the Dining room thing as well as you do the suspense thing then we are in for a HUGE treat! Rebar, now that is a creative idea that I have not seen hundreds of time. You blow me away with your amazing ideas!

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  41. love what I see so far! chicken wire, rebar? how cool!

    patient? not so much! hurry up!

    gail

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  42. You're getting closer! I can't wait to see your plate rack AND the room reveal!

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  43. But WE know it'll all work out, because it takes one to know one (crazy person, that is) and you have to be a little bit crazy to be in blogland in the first place !
    I can see Brawn's fan club is growing !!

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  44. I love the direction you're going with that plate rack. So pretty and creative!

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  45. I love your new plate rack Bliss. It's so cool with the chicken wire.

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  46. Oh! this one is going to be cool madool! WOW! And your going to beat me in the dining room race. I'm doomed.

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  47. I could say, it's all about the suspense... but in your case, it's going to be all about the reveal!! The sneak peak is amazing, can't wait for the real thing. ~ Amy

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  48. I'm thinking that sometimes crazy is worth it! Way to go crazy lady. It's all coming together.
    Liz

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