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Decorating with Driftwood {Guest Post}: The Space Between

Hi friends! If you haven’t been by in a little bit, I’ve spent the last week cuddling a fuzzy newborn head, not sleeping, and being blown-away-knocked-off-my-feet-thankful to God for ginormous blessings wrapped in teensy 6.5-pound packages.

I kind of like her.

I wanted to introduce you to one of my newest bloggy friends, Karah from The Space Between, who I am officially dubbing The Queen of Driftwood and Pallet Decor. And queen of making me wonder why I don’t live in the Caribbean again? Karah’s dropping by today to show you some of her sweet creations. I hope you’ll check out her blog and say hello!

Hey hey VATW readers! I am so happy to be here with you all today. 1 – Because I totally have a girl crush on Kelly! *blush* I mean, is she not the funniest, craftiest and down right cutest lil’ prego lady you ever did meet?!? and 2 – Since I’m here, that means she’s not preggers any more, so now we are all probably oogling over her sure-to-be-the-cutest-baby-girl-ever. If I didn’t love her so much I’d surely hate her. Dang jealousy!

But, really, it is an honor for me to be here today, I’m Karah and I blog at the space between and in an effort to provide something swoonworthy* (not a word?), I figured I’d start by showing you a bit of what I see everyday.
Yessirreebob, I live in the Caribbean. And it doesn’t suck. 😉

But, what is a girl on an island to do in her spare time, you ask? I mean, one can only spend so much time chilling with the pups at the beach, right?

*Please note, all swoonworthy photos are above, I make no claims of swoonworthyness about anything below. this. line.

In all seriousness, I very rarely go to the beach without bringing home something I then try to decorate with. Like these two honkin’ pieces of driftwood I hung in my kitchen and now call open shelving. It sounds on-trend really, open shelving does.

My little blog actually started with a post about a driftwood Christmas tree. I may or may not be infatuated with the stuff and have piles of it on our patio at all times. 🙂

And, when I’m not at the beach, or making driftwood randomness, I am picking up pallets from the side of the road to let accumulate in piles beside the driftwood make into something-or-other. Like the pallet word art hung in the kitchen and my new favorite project, the free, little storage crate I just made to house our canned goods.

Ummm, yeah … that’s totally a piece of driftwood for a handle. And if you think it’s weird to have canned goods in a crate made out of a pallet, I had to make the crate so I could stop storing them in our tv stand. Now THAT was weird. Our house isn’t exactly the Taj Mahal of rental properties so I tend to get pretty creative with storage ideas.

And … when I’m not at the beach, or making driftwood randomness, or picking up pallets from the side of the road … I’m pulling doors out of dumpster bins and making them into a message board.

You can read about all of the lists I’m dreaming of writing on my cork/chalk/dry erase/pin board here.

And, when I’m not at the beach, or making driftwood randomness, or picking up pallets from the side of the road, or pulling doors out of dumpster bins … I’m most likely blogging. 😉

So, if you have any interest in watching someone use quirky things to try to make a home out of our breadbox of a house, it would be fun to have you come by the space between. Where I attempt to make the most of every space we’re in … this little Caribbean stop isn’t forever and you never know where we’ll land next.

Oh, and if you like homemade canvas silhouettes, number art and easy decor ideas I do try to work in some more main stream things every now and again, too. 🙂

Now, time for me to get back to oogling Kelly’s baby the beach. 😉 Thanks so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about the small space I keep in the world wide web, it’d be fun to see you there sometime.

Thanks so much for letting me crash your space Kelly! Hopefully you got to enjoy a little extra time with your new bundle of joy. I really do think you’re the bomb-diggity. 🙂


Fabulous and inspiring, right? The old-door-turned-message board looks like an out-of-my-budget Pottery Barn creation. *Love!* Thank you so much, Karah! Don’t forget to stop by and check out all of Karah’s beach-inspired (and all-around just *inspired*) projects!

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  1. Kelly,
    Bambina is 6.5 lbs of fabulous! That is the cutest picture ever!!

    What a fun post by Karah. Living on an island – what a dream! At least we can all live vicariously thru her. Gotta love a gal willing to dive into a dumpster too!

  2. 1. My ovaries hurt. Holy cuteness.
    2. People actually live in the Caribbean. The whole “life isn’t fair” thing was just confirmed right here. 😛
    3. Fantastic guest post!!

  3. Fun!!! Thank you so much for letting me guest post. And seriously, I wrote the post before precious little Mila was born, and if I knew how stinkin’ cute she was actually going to be…well, I don’t know what, I just can’t take my eyes off her. Perfection. Enjoy the baby time. 🙂

  4. I swear to you, I will do everything in my power not to steal her when I come to your house. But I can’t make any guarantees.

    Love Karah! She’s too funny… off to check out her blog.

  5. Karah is one of my very favorites – she’s so darn creative! Great guest post.

    And my ovaries just exploded. :/

  6. She is so precious! Mine turns one next month and now you are giving me baby fever!! Congrats and what a lovely guest post.

  7. Awww! Little girl is precious!!

    And I love Karah! She is so much fun! 🙂

  8. Oh no here comes the baby fever…. hubby better go run and hide : )

    Super jealous Karah gets to live in a world filled with sand and driftwood.

  9. Awwww baby! What a sweet little picture. 🙂 And life in the Caribbean? Um, yes please. Love those driftwood handles!

  10. OH MY GOD! i will admit, i was a little distracted after the adorableness that is your sweet and most-precious-thing-i-have-ever-seen baby girl, but i went back and re-read Karah’s post and loved it!! driftwood has so many uses i hadn’t even thought of! and living in the Caribbean? Jealous much?

  11. Your little girl is so precious!!! What a sweetie! I have a girl crush on Karah, where she lives and her driftwood!

  12. Love love the driftwood and what youv’e done with it!
    Kelly – your little girl is adorable!!

  13. Kelly,

    She is ADORABLE! Super, super blessings to you and your sweet family. And who doesn’t love a glimpse of life in the Caribbean?
    Karah….you rock 🙂


  14. I’m dying over that 6.5 lb. package above!!!! You are a lucky momma! She’s gorgeous, that little Mila Jane!!
    Also the driftwood…I’ve been vying for a driftwood framed mirror….maybe I need to move the Caribbean with Karah?

  15. your little girl is adorable!
    Funny, I have the same exact picture (with feet), but it’s not taken in Carribean, but one of the beautiful beach in the Philippines.
    I think it’s awesome to live in Carribean!

  16. Total sweetness (and I can’t wait to read about the rest of the story). And I think you should tell Karah you need a break… the Caribbean 🙂

    Congrats and great guest post Karah!

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