Amanda @ Mommy is Coocoo is Taking over My Blog! {Some Favorite Projects}

Hello, I am Amanda and I blog at mommy is coocoo.

I am thrilled to be guest posting on Curb Alert!  Tami and I e-met last year and bonded over our love of big trash day finds. (Tami’s so coocoo she even gave me her phone number!)

My blog is all about fun!  Whether you are laughing about the realities of marriage and motherhood or being inspired to make your every day surroundings lovely, regardless of your budget. Today I am going to share some of my most popular projects with you.  I hope my projects inspire you!

my master bathroom – this was our families first major renovation!
I love doors!  I mounted this 5 panel door on to the wall in Pearl’s Bathroom and now it functions as a towel rack.

I bought two identical coffee tables at Habitat for Humanity for $12.50.  See what the ugly boring coffee tables looked like before


Which coffee table do you like best?
I love fabric! My embroidery hoop wall art  is one of my favorite things in my home.  I feel happy every time I look at it.  It’s an inexpensive way to make a boring wall beautiful.  

Vintage Glider

I bought this vintage metal glider when I was shopping at a craft co-op.
Read about the transformation here.

 Ever wondered how to glaze painted furniture? 
  See my Peacock Blue Table  and detailed how to glaze tutorial.
my new favorite color combination – goes along with the painted antique dresser



 Reupholstered Sofa

 Check out the UGLY sofa before picture here

Thank you for allowing me to share today Tami!  This coocoo momma couldn’t be more grateful.  If you’d like to see more of my projects or learn more about the whole coocoo family visit me at mommy is coocoo


I am so glad to call Amanda my friend, I just love visiting her blog.  Somehow reading through her posts always makes me feel more normal in my own coocoo world smile!
Did you see the cool American Flag made out of a pallet that Amanda shared last week?  Be sure and scroll back through last week’s posts and take a look!

Thanks again Amanda for agreeing to Takeover My Blog! 



  1. holli

    I love her glider and the painted chandelier table. Pictures are the best.

  2. Amanda Brooke

    I am so excited about that crib. I did, love the pink too. :)I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment on that post. DUH!!! coocoo

    I am excited about your new yard. We have a similar view and snakes too.

    Much Love,

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Amanda @ Mommy is Coocoo is Taking over My Blog {American Flag Pallet Artwork}


I love Amanda @ Mommy is Coocoo.   I crack up at her lighthearted posts about being a wife and mom and she is pretty crafty too.  I love her eclectic style and I know you will too.   Here is an awesome piece of art that she made out of a pallet…just in time for Memorial Day!

How to Make American Flag Pallet Artwork

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How to Make American Flag Pallet Artwork

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American Flag Pallet Artwork

When osama bin laden died I got out all of our Americana decor.  Although I had had my American flag cross for many years, for the first time I was deeply moved
by the scripture on the cross, “I will fear no evil for thou art with me.”  This scripture helped me explain to my children why we were hanging all of decorations and celebrating.

After looking for inspiration here for a pallet I brought home on big trash day, I knew I wanted to make an American flag.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate the scripture into my flag artwork.  I am thrilled with the results!  I think this will go down in coocoo history as one of my favorite projects.

American Flag Pallet Artwork

Here’s How I did it:

  • Disassemble (does everyone think of Johnny #5 when they write disassemble?) the pallet
  • Lightly sand the wood
  • Trace a cross onto the pallet wood (I bought this cross at Hobby Lobby which was totally coocoo of me because I have a large cross collection and I should have used one of those and saved $15)
  • Paint red, white, and blue all around your traced cross (alternate one white plank one red plank to make it easier)

  • Small tubes of crafter’s paint you can buy for a dollars will work perfectly
  • DO NOT involve your children (I did with disastrous results) DO this project with your kids!  It’s a great opportunity to teach them about patriotism.
  • Unless you have beautiful hand-writing, use a stencil and trace on the scripture (or whatever you want it to say) with a pencil
  • When you have aligned the words how you want them use a black sharpie and draw over the pencil
  • Use a stencil to paint on the stars (I used different sized stars, placed randomly to make it easier)
When the paint dries, secure all of the boards together.  I used a small piece of wood placed vertically on the horizontal planks and nailed each board.
Goodbye Photos of Europe!  Hello Pallet Artwork 
If you are a detailed person, you will notice I put Proverbs on my cross but the scripture is actually from Psalms.  Oops!!!  coocoo.
I love the juxtaposition of the pallet wood with my red spray painted crystal chandelier.

Isn’t that cool?  Okay I don’t have time to make this for Memorial Day but maybe I could whip one up by July 4th.  What do you think?  You want to give it a try too?  Head over to Amanda’s blog Mommy is Coocoo to see some more of her creations!

Thanks Amanda for agreeing to Takeover my Blog.  I am so excited to see what you come up with next!   Hope you all have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!



  1. chillin with Quillin

    oh wow this flag is gorgeous, love the cross and the sentiment !!!!

  2. Amanda Brooke

    Thanks so much!

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