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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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19 Insanely Cool Pallet Walls


Welcome back, friends.

Today I’m taking a break from our dirty new rehab project to put together a collection of one of my favorite things: pallet walls!  Now, not every photo below is made from pallets.  Some are made from other kinds of wood.  Nevertheless, all of them can be made from pallets and are wonderful examples of the beauty you can create with used wood.

We did a pallet accent wall in our master bedroom, and it completely transformed not only the wall, but the entire room.  Best of all, it was free!

Remember, before starting any indoor pallet project, make sure you’re not dealing with ones that are chemically treated.  Choosing ones that have a “HT” stamp on them will let you know they’re heat treated instead of chemically treated.  This article is just one of many that has more info on what to look for when selecting pallets.

Happy brainstorming!


1.  Yours Truly // Beginning in the Middle

2.  Nancy // Owen’s Olivia

3.  Jen // Life, Crafts & Whatever

4.  Mandi // Vintage Revivals

5.  Tasha // Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

6.  Guest Post from Lyndsay // Merry Thought

7.  Source Unknown

8.    // Project Nursery

9.  Chelsey // Housewife 2 Hostess

10.  Beth // Make Me Pretty Again

11.  Francois & Co

12.  Melissa // Fawn Over Baby

There are more links to each blogger’s project on my Hometalk board, so head over there if you want to know more details about any of them.  One of these might just make its way into our new house!

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  1. Thanks so much for including my herringbone plank wall!

  2. ninesix says:

    Very nice! I guess I will have to settle to a wallpaper, but still it will be lovely

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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