My ‘Canadian award winning’ pallet board sofa… really!


“Hello, Donna speaking…”

“Hi Donna! This is Cheryl from Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge…

Poor Cheryl didn’t have to say another word. For this is where I got POSITIVELY GIDDY.

You see, in late summer I entered this Canadian challenge / contest where you submitted something you made from nothing. (I have a few of those…)

And I knew the winner would be notified on December 7th.

And then the phone rang on December 7th.


Cheryl really didn’t get a word in edgewise after I knew it was her. I don’t even remember what I rambled on about but it had something to do with my most heartfelt dire absolute NEED for what I won.

Oh my word… I lost my cordless drill and driver kit about a year ago after major renovations did it in. I have a cordless drill, but not one with a chuck like this one. Welcome Panasonic! Can’t wait to add you to my little collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

No worries, when it comes, I’ll show you why I wanted it and what it’s all about. This sweet thing comes with two lithium batteries to boot! (only the best) And it’s black… ooooo… pretty!

So what did I submit for the win?

My pallet sofa won “The Most Inventive” category!

Some Canada wide publicity will be part of this win as well.

Last year’s project got published in a magazine!


Pallet sofaย reveal


Pallet sofaย build

I’m so proud of my little girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d like to thank (the academy) Cheryl fromย Earth Day Canada,ย 

and friend Barbara, for it’s onย Barbara’s beautiful blog that I saw the contest!ย Just goes to the prove how powerful social media really is and how vital it was I followed Hodge Podge. ๐Ÿ™‚

Award winning builder here… who knew. ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep cranking out those one of a kinds, friends. You never know…

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  1. Is this part of the “things come in threes?” that I told you about, eh? What is a good Canadian yell? We are so proud of you. I don’t know the difference between and chuck and a collet, so I only used my mini dremel once. Plan your outfit if they want to film you! This is a good birthday present for me. Ann

  2. Congratulations Donna!! I knew you were wanting a new drill & they don’t get any better than FREE! Can’t wait to here your review on this one when you get it. How exciting!!

  3. My congratulations, Donna. I am sooo happy that awesome prize went to someone who actually knows what to do with it!! Really, it would seem that your whole post re: your home Christmas tour could have won every category in this latest contest. One talented, creative, and inspired lady who let’s nothing get in her way. We are very proud to be reading your blog. Linda S. in NE

  4. Donna … Congratulations … it does not surprise me that you won with that bench. Everything you do is so inventive; well done; beautifully photographed and great tutorials. You work hard and deserve to win.
    Christmas Blessings. Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

  5. Congratulations! SO well deserved!
    I just read one of your posts from last year, about getting through tough times..very nice to stumble upon at this time in my life. Thanks!
    I love your starry theme around your house, and I want to copy your twig garland, but patience is an ingrediens hard to find at the moment. I adore your charming style. Have a wonderful Christmastime, hugs, M