Bookshelf Upcycle with Pallet Wood

Over at Namely Original, Emily tells us, “While we were cleaning up/organizing our storage rooms in our basement, we found an old shelf that was in pieces.  It was a cheap laminate thing that was wobbly and good for nothing, really. So to strengthen it we used some–you guessed it–pallet wood.”

Namely Original shelf before

Like Emily said, the shelf was really nothing but a skeleton.  Using pallet wood added not only strength to the shelf, but visual interest, as well.  Now the shelf has a rustic vibe and works great as a bedside table.

Namely Original shelf after

You can learn more about this project at Namely Original.

Outdoor Pallet Wood Sofa

Laura from The Ironstone Nest was inspired by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors to turn a pile of pallet wood into an outdoor sofa.

pallet wood to outdoor sofa

After casting her vision, Laura passed the project off to her husband, who completed the build and even sewed the pillows. (Now, that is one handy guy to have around!) Of course, the free factor is a huge benefit to using pallet wood, but, as Laura points out, the varying wood tones and markings also add tons of character.

pallet wood outdoor sofa

Find the details at The Ironstone Nest.