Pallet Garden Path

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in backyard, garden | 24 comments

I am so thankful for Mythology 101.

I am so thankful that my advisor at the University of Memphis advised me to take that class in the Fall of 1991.

I remember nothing of the gods.

I was a bit bored by all of the stories.

But, I admired the “Cute Mythology Boy”

(as I referred to him to all of my friends)

every Tuesday and Thursday that entire semester.

I never actually talked to him. He was so smart. Early to class. Always prepared with paper and pencil. He even asked questions about the reading assignments.

I was only there to try to get the courage to talk to him. . .

(I rarely even had paper.)

The semester ended, and I never talked to him. . .

Pallet Garden Path

Luckily, that was just the first step in our journey. . .

(The story is entirely too long for one post.)

Pallet Garden Path @ DaisyMaeBelle

I have been married to that “Cute Mythology Boy” for 17 years now.

I showed him this great pallet garden path

that Donna had made over at Funky Junk Interiors.

Pallet Pathway @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, the next day he delivered 3 pallets to our driveway.

Borrowed saws from a friend.

Watched a Youtube video about how to take a pallet apart.

Making a Path out of Pallets @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, cut them all up for me

so that I could have a pathway

from my redneck deck

to my garden bench.

DIY Pallet Path @ DaisyMaeBelle

I told you he was smart!

I am so thankful for Mythology 101.

Life to the full!


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  1. You garden path looks wonderful Melissa!!

    xo, Tanya

  2. Thank you for sharing the beginning of your story! It is precious! And what a great gift pallets can be! I never even realized that.

  3. i love this!!! so charming!

  4. I took Mythology 101 also but didn’t get a husband out of it. Don’t think I was paying proper attention to the classes, fascinating but alot of reading.
    Sure like your pallet path, smart idea. Like your nice seating area with pillow and bench.
    I told hubs just other day we should put some stepping stones down on yard where Tommmy has made a definite path thru the yards.
    Happy days Gal

  5. Me using power tools is actually right up there with most of the rest of what would be considered “Mythology”. …but I was glad to help. The path turned out great. Out 17 year path is not turning out so bad either.

  6. I love that story! Thanks so much for sharing. I also love your blog and look forward to your posts.

  7. Awww – cute, clever, and handy? You really got a keeper there! =) (And the pallet path is cute, too, of course!)

  8. That is such a sweet story!!! I love the pallet path, I may have to try that. I love the pictures coming over from Disney— I think that is a great tradition!

  9. I can’t believe how many times I see a picture in a blog party that interests me and it leads me to your blog. That means I truly enJOY your style and taste in decorating. Esp the outdoor things.

  10. this is awesome! would love for you to share at my garden party this week? oxox, tracie

  11. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with pallets. Your walkway looks great.
    Have a great day,

  12. What a great idea! And love that sweet story! 🙂 Visiting from Monday Funday!


  13. This is so funny because I was telling a girlfriend today who is doing an addition to keep those pallets just for this exact reason! Looks great! You could probably hire him out. lol

  14. That is a beautiful spot! I think the path is perfect…and a great price! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  15. How sweet he is, and such a keeper. Every time you walk on it, what a great feeling you’ll have of who made it. Love that….thanks for sharing it.

  16. That is the sweetest story Melissa! I love it. And the path. And that boy, he’s a keeper! Glad to have seen you over at the Scoop link party! Have a great week.


  17. Ha! Great story and great path. I might make one of those paths in my backyard when we get all the building projects done. Thanks for sharing. Found you via Stroll thru Life party. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  18. I needed an idea like this for my backyard! LOVE IT ~ thanks for sharing…pinning!

    Big hugs, Mary Beth

  19. Love the story, love the bench, love the pallet walkway!!!
    Mary Alice

  20. You should do a post on how you finally spoke to him! What a very sweet husband, it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Redoux.

  21. What a SWEET story!! I love the pallet walk!

  22. Love a pallet path- and yours is darling!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  23. What a great story. What a great guy. What a great garden path.

  24. I’d say that boy is a keeper! Love your pallet path!


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