My funky little pallet sofa is going to be in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine!

Cottages and Bungalows Magazine has been a publication I’ve long admired. And I had secretly hoped to be in it one day, somehow, someway, whether it be as a regular contributor (I can dream, right?) or feature.

So I entered my pallet sofa in Whisperwood’s Talent Scouting Party.

The prize? If your project is deemed worthy enough, you could win a feature in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine. Wow. Nice! Ok then!

Topic – Flea Market Transformations – ie refurbished, upcycled, curbside whatevers. Fun! I mean, why not try? So I did.

But so did 190 others… ah shucks. Ah well.

But then I became one of the 17 top contenders. Seriously?! Talk about nail biting time! Did you see the lineup? Fantastic! And brutally difficult to be against. I shook my head in amazement at all those entries, pinned a zillion of them and well, waited. 

And checked. 

And checked some more.

And then 2 winners were deemed. Two?!

 Gotcha Amy!

So I scrolled down and saw that amazing door coffee table by This (sorda) Old Life and nodded my head in total agreement. It’s magnificent!

And then I scrolled some more but really really slowly. Because being in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine was something I really really desired.

And then I saw…

this. And that’s when I started yelling, “NO WAY!” And giggled, and who knows what else.

Let’s just say my son turned around in total disgust as he was trying to watch the tube and let me know I was interrupting his life in his subtle way. 😀

OH. MY. GOSH. I’m going to be in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine!

Ok, not me, my pallet sofa. Good! YES!! Oh my… Mine! My stuff! My crazy I don’t know how to build stuff!”

I’m not excited. noooo… not at all. Excuse me while I just.. not sleep.

Thanks so much Amy and Cottage and Bungalows Magazine!

Did you know this was an ongoing deal?  Check out how to enter your own projects HERE.

I’m just so proud of my ‘kid’. 😀

Pallet sofa reveal is HERE.

and how to build it is HERE.

And no. I still don’t really know how to build. So I guess you’d better pick up some tools and wing it too, huh? 

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  1. So cool! I had already seen you won and fell in love with this immediately, Knew instantly it was yours (well, plus you have it watermarked too…that helped). You staged it well with great accessories. A million people have it pinned already. Have you noticed? Congratulations!

  2. Congrats! How exciting….I started reading your blog about the time you posted your “how to” on this beauty. Great job and so deserving of being the winner!

  3. Congratulations Donna!!! You’ll be on HGTV with your own show next!!!

    Your bench is one of the most amazing projects I’ve seen in blogland. Using pallets is such a huge trend. Have you seen the pallet garden that was at Canada Blooms this year? Totally awesome – took tons of pictures with you in mind.

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday…I am SO EXCITED!!!I have JUST recently discovered my love for and desire to re-purpose all things fun, funky adorable and re-usable!!! Your site is just FULL of wonderful inspiration…I think I might wait awhile before I take on the pallet sofa, though!! Blessings to you and enjoy your new-found fame between the covers of the magazine!! Can’t wait to explore and see what’s next! !
    Michele Webb

  5. Hi Donna–Thanks so much for linking to our project! We just about dropped on the floor when we saw the post (and had only recently picked ourselves up from being named as a finalist). When we saw the final projects we thought for sure you were the shoe-in, so to see our project next to yours was amazing. We laughed a lot, too! We’re so new to blogging and home improvement. Can’t believe the awesome company we’re finding ourselves in. We just love your pallet sofa!

  6. Well, now I know what sofa I’ll put on my front porch, once I get a roof on it. 🙂 You’re so talented. Congrats on the win! That is so awesome.

  7. Whaddaya mean you don’t know how to build stuff? You mean I’ve been following the wrong blog?? You have NO idea what I’m building right now because of people like you who have inspired me.

  8. Congrats!!! As I went throught the top 17, I felt you had them all beat…then I did kind of tlike that coffee table…so funny it was the 2 of you. As I looked at each, I said “Donna has done that, too!” Ladder, headboard, mantel, staircase…
    So happy for you!
    ~Nancy

  9. Fabulous! You are on a ROLL!!! and that’s because you ROCK (couldn’t resist 😉 I agree with the commenter above – watch out HGTV! Nah – I think you’ll be on DIYnetwork instead. You’re too good of a teacher 😀

  10. Congratulations Donna, how exciting! I saw the announcement and I wasn’t the least bit surprised. You did an awesome job on that beauty!

  11. I was one of the 17 finalists and it also was a nail-biting time for me. I’m sooo happy for you and the other winner. Both of your projects were our (my daughter’s and my) favorites! Congratulations!

  12. Yay! Congrats on the win, your pallet sofa is really a great project…and this sorta old life’s coffee table is super cool too. I was so happy to one of the finalists…and then happy to see some awesome projects chosen as winners. 🙂