At Ellery Designs, Michelle was trying to convince her husband that they needed some floating shelves on their dining room wall when he said he thought those shelves would look better against a background of rustic wood. "I have to admit I wasn’t totally sold on the idea," Michelle admits, "but let him run with it and now I can say I’m totally obsessed!" For this project, her husband used wood pallets that they already had.
"I am knee deep in a garage, mudroom and kitchen addition," says Katie from Little House of Four. "Each week we've had a few deliveries, which all resulted in pallets full of material being delivered to the house." She's been using all that pallet wood to make useful and beautiful things for her home. Her latest project is turning pallet wood into picture frames.
Over at Designed Decor, DeDe has been working on taking apart the pallets she had stashed in her backyard. "The pallets I had were pretty beat up and a lot of the boards were not in good shape, so I just cut them, and had a bunch of 12 to 18 inch boards," she tells us. Faced with a pile of short boards to reuse, Dede came up with this clock project.
Allison of The Golden Sycamore has had some pallets sitting in her driveway that she'd been meaning to repurpose. "Since we also have lots of furniture and random accessories in our basement, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone," Allison tells us. "I took this large mirror that we weren’t using and a pallet to create an art display for our living room."
Over at Our Pinteresting Family, Meghan shares another great use for pallet wood. "We had a few pallets left in the garage from last summer. I mentioned to Rob that it may be time to find them a new home or put them on Free-cycle." Rob, however, had a better idea, that included upcycling the pallets and some old belts from Meghan's closet.